IT was a weekend of tragedy and devastation.
But the charitable actions of untold numbers of good samaritans have shone some much needed light on an otherwise bleak time for the Costa del Sol.
Untold numbers have come to the aid of neighbours, both of the human and furry kind, who became victims of the floods.
What a heartening sight to see images and hear of people – many of them expats – who have offered up their time to help in the clean up operation, organise food collections and carry animals out of flooded sanctuaries.
Let us hope that out of these kind acts even stronger friendships will grow.