The violence that unfolded in Dallas last Friday --- in which 14 officers were shot and five died --- has rocked the city and the country. But unlike other cities that experienced unexpected shootings --- like Ferguson and Baltimore --- the citizens of Dallas have responded without disruption and rioting. In fact, an outpouring of love, support and understanding has swept the city.
During a downtown prayer vigil, scores of people showed up to honor the fallen and stand in line to hug police officers. A police car adorned in balloons, flowers, crosses and other mementos became a giant makeshift memorial to those who were slain.
Perhaps most unexpected --- and welcome --- is the impact shown in a video that's gone viral.
Glenn's wife sent him the video and asked, "Did you see what happened in the streets of south Dallas?"
Hoping for the best, Glenn responded, "I don't know, honey, but I think there's a lot of good things that are happening in Dallas."
He was right.
"It was a Black Lives Matter march that, you know, they were chanting the slogans, and they were on one side of the street. On the other side of the street were guys who the media --- I mean, you couldn't have cast it better, you know, cut-off shorts and cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and a Confederate flag t-shirt, and a whole bunch of, you know, pickup trucks with a whole bunch of flags on it," Glenn said on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday.
It looked like a situation that wasn't going to end well, when suddenly, someone crossed the street to start a conversation.
By the end of the video, the two groups were hugging and praying together, saying what we all know to be true --- all lives matter.
"What's really fascinating --- they have invited the cop who was keeping both sides apart into the circle to where they could pray together, and they're all hugging each other," Glenn said. "And you see two Black Lives Matters guys with their arms around the back of a guy wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt and the cop!"
Why didn't Dallas answer violence with violence? Glenn shared one opinion later in the program.
"Look at the difference between Dallas and Ferguson and Baltimore. There's still a God culture here. And, by the way, I told you to move to Texas for a reason. You're seeing that. I told you, when things go to hell in a hand basket, you want to be around like-minded people."
Glenn shared one final piece of wisdom: "You're losing time. Pack your crap and move to Texas."
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
Featured Image: Police maintain roadblocks around downtown Dallas on July 8, 2016, following sniper shootings of police officers during a peaceful protest. (Photo by LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)