4,000 Volts, a Dying Man, and the Kiss of Life

“The Kiss of Life” is an iconic photo depicting the desperate attempt of J.D. Thompson to revive his fellow lineworker Randall Champion, who had absorbed 4,000 volts of electricity. Surprisingly, instead of gratitude, a documentary revealed he felt anger when he saw the photo the next day. His reason? He didn’t get to kiss his family goodbye that day, and he realized he easily could’ve never had the opportunity to do it again.
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