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Re: There is good in the world

14 Sep 2017 10:37 in response to haze44

Hi Ian, Jules Cissy and Hazel,

Glad you liked the post.

Welcome Cissy, I started this thread because I feel good news does give us a lift (Something we all need at tomes) so I am glad it put a smile on your face.

Take care everyone, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

14 Sep 2017 23:48 in response to haze44
Good call Hazel. Welcome Cissy. Stay with this chat for positive vibes. The stuff Brian posts are nothing but inspiring. Stay positive Cissy and this group will sure help you get thru it. They have sure helped me. Regards Ian.

Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 08:27 in response to ianwoody

Good morning everyone,

Here is a story that prove the title of this thread is true, Brian.

An act of selflessness and generosity towards a Florida couple staying in Tennessee to ride out the storm is touching the hearts of many.Deanna Feist and her husband have been staying in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to avoid Hurricane Irma. A few days ago, the couple were on their way to a restaurant for lunch when their car battery died. The kind stranger who helped them gave them much more than a jump.

Feist wrote on Facebook:

"As we were headed to lunch at The Old Mill restaurant, all the lights in our dash came on, from airbags to tire pressure. After We shut the car off, it wouldn't turn on again. We asked the gentleman in the car next to us if we could get a jump, he happily helped us out. As I went inside to put our names on the waitlist, he told my husband he was the manager and he would get us in right away. His name was Mo, and he had been running the restaurant for 23 years. He got us a table, and our lunch came out quicker than could be expected. As we finished up, our waitress put an envelope on our table and said it was from the manager, and that our meals were on the house. Inside was a voucher for free meals, $200 cash and a letter."

The letter reads:

"You are probably here to escape the Hurricane Irma. My brother lives in Tallahassee, Fl. I am saddened to see such devastation in this beautiful state. I hope everything will turn out ok for you guys. Enclosed please accept my gift to you in case you need to buy a battery for your car. Also I am enclosing a meal ticket so you can come back to eat here. Good luck and Thanks for visiting my restaurant.

Mo Tamaddoni, General Manager."

Feist's post has more than 48,000 likes on Facebook.

"There are still good people out there!" Feist added. "I promise I will pay it forward! This man is a God send."


Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 10:31 in response to woodworm


Hi Brian,

What a man! There are many people in the world who are as generous as this. Sadly, they don't always get the recognition they deserve.

It's so good that this couple have acknowledged his help and vouched to 'pay it forward.'

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 11:04 in response to woodworm

Yet again proof that despite all the bad news reported, there are still many, many good people and things happening in this world.  Yes, Brian, your thread title is so true, and thank goodness for that!

Hazel xx



Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 11:06 in response to ianwoody

Thanks Ian, nice to see you back and hope you are progressing well. 

Take care , Hazel xx

Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 14:27 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian

Once agan to read such a beautiful story is so heartwarming.  Mother nature caused/is causing difficult times for many and this gentleman's care and generosity knew no bounds at such a time. Bought a tear to my eyes whilst reading it but am sure gave the recipients a great feeling of wellbeing.  Good luck to them all as they continue their journey; the restaurant manager certainly offered an incredible level of customer service.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

15 Sep 2017 15:02 in response to ianwoody

Hi Ian, thanks for the welcome. I'm feeling the vibes already. Take care. Kind regards Cissy 

Re: There is good in the world

22 Sep 2017 09:23 in response to Cissy

Hi friends,

Thanks everyone.

Here is another GOOD NEWS story that I'm sure you'll like.

Just goes to show that depite all the technology we have, we stiil rely on lovely animals like this wonderful dog,Brian.

Meet Frida – the hero dog who has been working extremely hard to rescue people from the recent earthquakes in Mexico.

So far, Frida has saved 52 people, including 12 people in life-threatening situations after the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that devasted Oaxaca. Now, she's hard at work again trying to save people trapped in debris after Mexico's second deadly earthquake in just two weeks. People around the world have been thanking Frida, telling her she's been a very good girl while sharing photos of her in her rescue gear.

Even the President of Mexico sent out a tweet thanking Frida for all of her hard work. But don't worry, in between her many rescue missions, Frida is getting the rest she deserves.


Re: There is good in the world

23 Sep 2017 11:23 in response to woodworm

Good morning friends,

Here is another story that shows there are good people in this world, Brian.

A mother's heartwarming story about a kind gesture that happened in an aisle at Target is touching the hearts of many. Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, was at Target shopping with her son, Owen, who grabbed three dinosaur toys off the shelf. While he was trying to pick out which one he wanted, Owen yelled, "Hi" to an older man walking by. The man turned around and began talking to Owen. As Owen continued to play with all three dinosaurs, the man reached into his wallet, pulled out a $20 bill and put it in the pocket of Owen's shirt. "I just lost my 2-year-old grandson last week," he said. "You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs."

The man rubbed Owen's back, wiped away his tears and walked off.

Hacker's full post reads:

"This momma just cried in the middle of Target. We were at target waiting on Grammi and we found some dinosaurs. Owen grabbed all 3 and we were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled "HI" at this older man walking past us. He turned around and said "hey sweet boy" he proceeded to play dinosaurs with Owen and with this crazy world we live in I was a little hesitant as too how close he was with Owen. The man got his wallet out and pulled a $20 out, he put it in Owens pocket on his shirt and said "i just lost my 2 year old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs" and rubbed Owens back, wiped his tears and walked off. After Owen yelled "thank you" the gentleman turned around and yelled boomer sooner! There is still some good in this world."

Hacker's touching story has been shared shared more than 120,000 times.


Re: There is good in the world

24 Sep 2017 09:43 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Another story that prooves there are good people in the world, Brian.

A teenager's good deed was caught on video when he returned a wallet with $1,500 inside to its owner after finding it in the street. Melissa Vang of Elk Grove, California, was home with her two young children when she heard someone knock at the front door. Fearing the worst, she ignored it. What she later saw on her surveillance cameras surprised her. A young man had found her husband's wallet full of cash and returned it to her doorstep. Vang would later find out that Tyler Opdyke, 18, was passing out fliers for pest control in the neighborhood. He had found the wallet containing $1,500 in cash lying on the driveway. "God bless this young man's heart," Vang wrote on Facebook. "My husband dropped his wallet (with hundreds of dollars and all his credit cards) in our drive way and this gentleman picked it up and left it at our doorstep after waiting for a few minutes, because I wouldn't open the door (for strangers). I later found him. Thanked and rewarded him for his kind gesture."

"It's sad that I didn't trust him to open my door when he was just doing a good deed," Vang continued. "Sadly, this is the world we live in today. We hear so many terrible news and barely any good. I think we all need to be reminded that there are still good people out there. His act of kindness cannot go  unrecognized." Opdyke admits as a teenager about to start college, he was excited at the thought of so much cash. "I've been raised in the church all my life and I just felt this is not mine," said Opdyke. "I don't know their family. I don't know what they're going through."


Re: There is good in the world

4 Oct 2017 10:11 in response to woodworm

Hi ,folks,

heres another good story, Brian.

As a child, Montana Brown beat cancer — twice. Along the way, she dreamed of growing up to become a pediatric nurse. This week, Montana started working as a nurse at the same hospital that saved her life. When Montana was just two years old, she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer of the connective tissue. She underwent chemotherapy at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Cancer Center. By the time Montana reached high school, she had been active in competitive gymnastics and competitive cheerleading for years. Then the family got shocking news at the end of her freshman year: The 15-year-old had cancer again. She underwent chemotherapy at CHOA again. Montana said it was those encounters with nurses as a toddler and then years later as a teenager that pushed her to decide nursing was her calling."The nurses here, as great as they were when I was 2 -- from what my mom says -- they were extremely loving and caring and compassionate. And, just the love they showed me and my family in our time of need just really helped me," she told WSB-TV Atlanta.

"I really wanted to be that person where when I said, 'Hey, I totally understand. This is where I was. This is where I am now.' That me and my patients would form a bond. I'm not walking through the doors as a patient anymore. I am walking through as a staff member."


Re: There is good in the world

5 Oct 2017 12:06 in response to woodworm

Hello Brian how are you my Friend. Trust all is good with Jules, Hazel and everyone on the board. With all that is going on in the world its stories like this that sure keep us going. Thanks again Brian. Have a nice day everyone.

Regards Ian.

Re: There is good in the world

5 Oct 2017 15:08 in response to woodworm

A lovely story and I am sure she will make an excellent staff member having been a patient battling as a child to be well.  Hats off to her.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

5 Oct 2017 15:11 in response to ianwoody

Hi Ian

Hope you are doing ok too.  Just done my 2 day week work stint so happy to be home and chatting to friends.Like you I enjoy reading some positive words/stories and it is a reminder that despite the difficult times/bad news in the media/life in general, there are also some wonderful people out there.

Have a great weekend.  Jules