It started with a nacho. Actually, it didn’t start with a snack food from northern Mexico. It actually began with a small Chihuahua named Nacho, a dog that started Gabby Trinh-Williams love affair with animals. “I had him when I was three,” Gabby explains. “Now I have a Pomeranian mix named Bear. I think I want to be a veterinarian.”
“Mayor,” Quanrico says. “At least.”
This tall high school senior is answering my question—when pressed—about what his future might hold. Just getting Quanrico to talk about his ambitions and accomplishments requires prodding. But when he does speak, he comes across as a humble young man whose aspirations are at once noble and genuine.
Sitting in the audience on Sunday afternoon, watching a holiday show, I was suddenly surprised to find myself . . . well, sitting in the audience on a Sunday afternoon watching a holiday show. How odd, many of you are thinking. What else does this man normally do on these days?