As featured on “The Good Men Project”
George Floyd and Friendship. Finding hope in tragedy.
On April 20, 2021, I, like so many people around the world, waited with bated breath as the Derek Chauvin verdict was being announced in a quiet courtroom in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek Chauvin, the disgraced Minneapolis police officer who brutally assassinated George Floyd on May 25, 2020, in front of the entire world, was found guilty on all charges. My wife and I cried for joy, with the silent hope that Mr. Floyd was somewhere in Heaven celebrating the moment with his mother. Five minutes into our tear-fest I received a call from Phil Dixon, who along with his wife Cathy are two of my closest friends in the world. I heard Phil’s voice, and I broke down in tears again as I heard him quietly sobbing….