After the terrible earthquake that shook Italy on August 24th, 2016, the city of Pescara del Toronto was completely destroyed. Rescuers did their best to pull out as many people as they could from the debris, but not everyone could be helped in time.
Firefighters reached a four-year-old girl trapped under a house that had collapsed. Giorgia Renaldo survived thanks to her sister Giulia. The 9-year-old used her own body to shield her sister, sacrificing her life in exchange for her sisters.
Everyone was very touched, but one rescuer who was there will never forget what she saw. She wrote a letter to the brave girl:
Hello my little one,
I was helping someone else and you couldn’t free yourself from the prison of debris. I’m sorry that I arrived too late. I want you to know that we did everything in our power to save you. When I return to my home in L’Aquila, I will know that an angel from above is looking down at me
Goodbye Giulia, you don’t know me, but I love you,