Brett McS sent me this. It’s bootiful:

Daily Telegraph – Then an army of angels turned up

IT will go down in folklore as Salvation Saturday.

It was the day an army of big-hearted volunteers shouldering brooms, mops and shovels began digging and sweeping Brisbane out of the mud.

In a remarkable display of community spirit, more than 20,000 signed on for duty, ready to bend their backs to help fellow residents reclaim their homes and waterlogged possessions from the stinking sludge left behind by the worst floods in a generation.

Politicians, pensioners, university students, garbos, chippies, teenagers, mums and dads from all walks of life joined forces in the street-by-street clean-up. They brought their own tools and an inexhaustible supply of goodwill. …

Working in four-hour shifts, they slapped on mosquito repellent and got to work helping residents with the monumental task of cleaning up their homes.

More than 200 bulk bins were rolled out for the dumping of spoiled food and broken furniture. It was dirty work, but nobody was complaining.

The crisis has brought the best out of Queenslanders.

Aww, that’s just wonderful.