Every time I'd go to a family funeral, I always found myself more touched by people who managed to keep it together during times of duress. I was struck by their strength and willingness to try and find happiness and crack a joke in the most trying of circumstances. Although, of course, people can grieve however they feel most comfortable.
Which is why I find this story about an Indian news anchor so touching and brave.
Supreet Kaur's a 28-year-old news caster for regional network IBC24.
Last year, she married her husband, Harshad Kawade.
During a live broadcast, she realized that one of the victims of the car accident she was reporting on was her own husband. What's incredible is that she managed to stay composed while on air.
Three people died and two victims were severely injured in the car crash. As she was reporting on the tragic accident, she had no idea her husband was one of the victims. Once Kaur learned of the car's make and model, as well as the location of the crash, she realized Kawade was somehow involved.
Her production team learned that her husband was indeed a victim as she read the report, but refrained from telling her, according to a report from the Hindustan Times.
After she carried through her report without breaking, and the broadcast was over, Kaur began crying and called her family to alert them. She left the studio to go straight to the scene of the accident.
"It speaks volumes about her sense of duty and professionalism that she continued and kept her calm for another 10 minutes," an IBC24 editor said in an interview with the Indian Express.
Kaur is getting the respect of people all over Twitter for keeping calm in the face of personal calamity.
Respect to Kaur for keeping it together, and condolences for her husband and those who so tragically passed away.
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