This is what happens if you’re a trucker and the person driving a truck behind you isn’t all that into paying attention to what he’s doing.

It happened Monday in Windom when a Minnesota State Trooper stopped traffic for a funeral at Highway 60 and 400th Ave.

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The trucker wouldn’t have survived had someone not stopped to help, the State Patrol says on its Facebook page today.

With the striking semi in flames, the trooper and Good Samaritan ran to the burning truck and pulled the driver to safety.

Thanks to the actions of the trooper and Good Samaritan, the truck driver is recovering from significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

The trooper believes he would not have been able to rescue the injured semi-truck driver without the help of the Good Samaritan.

The State Patrol wants to find and recognize the man for his heroic actions.

Anyone with information should contact the Marshall District office: 507-476-4020.

How do you know a good person? He runs up to a burning wreck of a truck full of who-knows-what, helps rescue a guy, and then doesn’t stick around.

In 1984, the world was shocked by the images of starvation in Ethiopia that aired on the nightly TV news, in this case: NBC, by way of the BBC.

It changed the world, some would claim.

BBC reporter Michael Buerk’s story led to the greatest single global outpouring of charity and sympathy in the late 20th century.

The famine was nothing new. But the images, delivered to our homes, horrified us to the point where we had to do something.

I thought of this today when a picture of a dead toddler, washed up on shore, raced across the Internet. He was in a group of 11 Syrians who drowned off Turkey after a failed attempt to flee the war.

This is what it takes now to pry the world from its stupor. In the years since the images from Ethiopia, we’ve grown more desensitized to human suffering.

The mass migration of people trying to flee war has one constant: the children. Always the children.