A mom, a dog, a walk: Russo's family pays tribute in the Atlanta snow
January 30, 2014 — 6:35pm
Often when those who tell the news become the news story it doesn't have a positive spin. But that wasn't the case this week for our Michael Russo.
Russo took a brief leave from covering the Wild to be in the Georgia with family for the final days of his stepfather, Lenny. A day after the funeral Russo, his mother and little dog Oliver were caught en route to a celebration of Lenny's life in the crippling traffic that choked Metro Atlanta. They faced a decision: Wait in the gridlock or walk the more than three miles to the gathering.
The decision was simple: Lenny deserved to be properly remembered.
So they scooped Oliver into a shopping bag and began to walk. Soon after, Russo snapped a pic for his nearly 53,000 Twitter followers.
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