Nothing tears at hearts as much as violence against children.
Such was the case earlier this week when a 7-month-old boy was stabbed in the neck and left to die in a trash bin across the street from his home in Imperial. It is an act one would not expect in our little corner of the world, especially in a tranquil subdivision. We can be thankful the baby is going to survive.
Many people deserve credit for how they handled the situation. There were neighbors who came to the family's aid, helping in the search for the baby, and there was an off-duty paramedic who made sure the baby could breathe after the little boy was found.
It is that kind of community involvement that shows the people of the Imperial Valley come together in times of need. That is one of the points that makes the Valley a good place to live and raise a family.