You're right, people never help each other in other countries.
I think Matt Fury was simply trying to say that his fellow Americans made him proud with their bravery and heroism in the face of such a disaster. That's not to imply people in other countries wouldn't respond in the same way if faced with an identical situation.
He's fortunate to have you to interpret for him then because that isn't what he wrote.
Exactly. Especially since some people like Michael Moore like to poo-poo Americans for not looking out for each other and having an "every man for himself" mentality - events such as this one and 9/11 proved that to be far from reality.
Wow, dragging Michael Moore and
9/11 into a thread about bridge collapse? Why don't you throw some general vague references to the deceased Saddam Hussein for good measure?
I'm not "poo-pooing" Americans looking out for each other, just observing that it isn't a uniquely American characteristic
worth tying to ones patriotism through jingoistic rah rah speak about ordinary people helping ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
And despite Chewie's naivety, they're not pulling anyone else alive out of that mess. It's been called recovery (not rescue) since the morning after it happened.