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RI Couple's Grandchildren Survive Sandy Hook Shooting

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By: Melissa Toupin


Bob and Penny Taylor can't help but beam as they talk about their grandson's. The Naragansett couple grateful their young lives were spared. They boys, ages 7 and 10, go to Sandy Hook Elementary.

Bob was driving in his car and listening to the radio when he heard the news coming from Newtown, CT.

"I was petrified scared. I was shaking," said Mr. Taylor. "What would we do if we lost our grandchildren?"

Both Nathan and Joshua were safe. Nathan is in the 2nd grade, and was among the boys and girls who were led out of the school eyes covered. Joshua was in a different building at the time of the massacre.

"It's been a roller coaster. We wanted to go and be with them but they just needed to sort it out themselves," said Mrs. Taylor.

The Taylor's grandson's attending Sunday night's vigil where President Obama spoke.

"Nathan made a sign and they're going to walk to the school and Nathan's going to put the sing at the school," said Mr. Taylor. "It just really gets you."

As the Taylor's look towards celebrating Christmas with their grand kids their hearts break for those who wont get the opportunity to do the same.

"I hope anybody that see's this, tonight they turn to somebody and they just vie them a hug. It's free. Just do it," said Mr. Taylor.

The Taylor's will travel to Newtown this weekend to see the boys for the first time since the shooting. There will be plenty of hugs to go around, and extra Christmas presents.

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