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Happy hump day everybody -- warrants in -- Eddie thank you for joining its small business Wednesday.
You know were watching this tragedy and Boston holds little answers.
You answers at this point little consolation for so many people.
This -- business community in Boston really reaching out in and helping in this trying time that we thought that would be a great story for today's small business addiction.
-- bill Carroll with.
You report on small businesses you've been talking to a small business owners out there in Boston -- -- finding out.
They're really just coming together for the community they want to reach out -- their neighbors and say we're here for you know.
Break after the explosion happened.
You -- restaurants saying come here we have free Wi-Fi charger bones.
If you can't pay will give you food so they're really just coming together and gracious they're -- -- they are community members Sunday.
They've lived through other experiences together some mention hurricane sandy lizards so they know what it feels like to lend a helping hand -- their.
Yeah it's amazing how I am trying times how there's just this -- of humanitarian.
Humanitarian -- that.
It just comes out and it's local for for people in Boston but people from all over the country like -- -- sandy.
And will reach out and help and that is -- refreshing so obviously many of these businesses were closed on Monday yes but many opened yesterday -- our open against.
And yes -- -- and even to box over on Newberry street I spoke with a number of business senators one on the cupcake bakery and she said.
That she just wanted to put smiles on people's space station is offering complimentary cup -- All day yesterday says she just wanted to say we're here we're strong.
Businesses open and we want to be here for our community it's not about making money it's about just -- that.
You can't take us out of their skin happy as much business as usual -- it -- -- -- exact circumstances.
Are any of them kind of enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame because we have national news outlets calling them asking to talk to them.
You know they're getting attention and not to.
Be disrespectful what is going on there in terms of human lives lost in the situation but they're obviously.
Likely seeing an -- if not in business in there PR you know.
I think it's really not about that I spoke with one.
Business owner -- Tucker area and he really made all the -- -- that's right after because he was one of the first to tweet out.
That he was open with the free Wi-Fi in the free bit.
And he just -- how humbled he bunt by this experience that he's got an any recognition whatsoever because his attitude is.
This is the right thing to jail and you just.
Couldn't do anything -- he had his eleven year old daughter in a restaurant with him she was -- I guess -- is on a break from school -- -- that it's about being a parent in this situation.
You can't show fear because other people will.
Become more scared as well and that's whoever perpetrated this act that's what they want they want the -- and -- his.
There's no -- to be found here it's all about lending a helping hand.
In businesses that you speak to nineteen business out of the equation and you talk to them that survivors and victims and -- -- people who witnessed the tragedy.
What's what's the common emotion.
That common emotion as shocked.
There's a little bit of disbelief.
What's going on there and just this feeling.
Where community were coming together.
The same restaurant owner -- -- -- yet he mentioned that after pleading out yet employee.
Who had worked for -- years ago come back.
To help out because they said we see that your open and we -- -- land that he.
So it's really this incredible spirit that it's just living on in Austin.
It seems like 2013.
Let's see them back up for the past couple years have been rocked by tragedy whether it's.
Sandy active nature or something like and Boston -- our Newtown Connecticut and just the generosity that you see from.
From Americans -- innocent people from around the world.
It really is quite humbling -- but it's annoying and frustrating that we have to see this action because of that terrible things that are happening.
But it it is an incredible testament to the American spirit that.
These business owners -- community members.
In spite of everything that they've experienced and it was very scary they.
You know is going on they could hear the explosion they saw police they saw the chaos on a very crowded day obviously in Boston.
But the feeling is you can't stand.
I imagine marathon if it went off sick completely successfully that would have been big business for these small and big businesses like absolutely -- I haven't been there for the Boston Marathon but I hear that patriots day is very -- in the city I know people who say that it was always their favorite day of the -- So I think it would have been.
That the would have obviously been a great day for these businesses but.
Really it was just about coming together to support the community once that happens what's been the most member.
Well -- -- you.
Heard from the from the people that you are talking.
I think really just.
Jim -- of -- -- that about the employees that.
He hadn't spoken to -- years coming out because they thought this tweet first of all it's a testament to how.
Social media is bringing people together.
Especially -- -- -- time reported the news absolutely Columbia.
Explosion at the finish line I know it's the difference -- I had just been announced together like that I think is really.
It definitely brought tears to my eyes and I -- that every line.
I spoke -- was touched by the community support.
-- Carol thank you so much in your article is up on our web -- now Boston business is offered support after tragedy thanks for bringing us that story.
Very touching and nice to see there's some -- and now there has to try to uncover what really went down.
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