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Re: There is good in the world

30 Oct 2017 21:16 in response to woodworm

Love good news feeds to brighten the shortening autumnal days Brian. Thanks.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

30 Oct 2017 21:21 in response to ianwoody

Hi Ian

Just back from a long weekend with my daughter's father in law which included a very enjoyable day out at Chester Zoo.  A long journey due to traffic issues in getting up to Appley Bridge last Friday (not helped by car issues and having to return to my daughter's family home to change over cars!!)  Still very much on the plus side meant I was 'cosy' with the two grandchildren in the back ha ha.

Wishing you all the best for the next check up and hope you can soon iron out those logging on issues.  Gremlins at work!!  Regards Jules

P.S. Vatch was on the forum a few weeks back giving a bit of an update but you may have seen that.

Re: There is good in the world

3 Nov 2017 10:14 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

This is one I think you'll like, Brian.

The Kindness Of These Cops Brings An Elderly Woman To Tears After Her Wallet Was Stolen. Boynton Beach Police in Florida responded to a Publix grocery store where an elderly lady had her wallet stolen.

Officer Janelle Jumelles and Officer Evan Esteves arrived at the grocery store to assist the distressed woman. Their kindness and helpfulness brought her to tears.

After the woman went home, Jumelles and Esteves surprised her at home with a Publix gift card since her food stamps had been stolen.

Officer Jumelles' body camera captured all the heartwarming moments

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Re: There is good in the world

3 Nov 2017 11:01 in response to woodworm

A heartwarming story Brian and sometimes these acts of kindness are very emotional for all involved.  Have seen it with my own eyes in my workplace when helping vulnerable people.  Thanks for sharing. Jules

Re: There is good in the world

4 Nov 2017 10:12 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

I never stop being amazed at the kindness of total strangers like the one inthis story Brian.

A man who dedicates his time to giving free haircuts to the homeless just received an incredible act of kindness from a stranger. Brennon Jones, a 29-year-old who lives in Philadelphia, started "Haircuts 4 the Homeless" about one year ago after he said the mission came from "my heart." "Me personally, I think I surpassed a thousand haircuts, so many I stopped counting. So it's been a good year so far," Jones told Fox 5 Philly. People began to notice, people like Sean Johnson, a man Jones had never met.

"When I found out, well, I need to be part of that. I need to see what I can do to help," Sean Johnson said.

Johnson decided to give Jones the keys to a fully-renovated, basically new barber shop that will offer services to those in need. He gave Jones the shop free of charge. "He said 'listen, I've got a building I want you to come check out.' He said 'do you like this place?' I said 'yeah I like it', he tossed me the key and said 'it's yours'," Jones recalled. Johnson himself knows about the path from struggle to success, having to rebuild his life. From incarceration to successful owner of Taper's Barbershop, Johnson planned on expanding down Old York Road to another shop he bought and renovated, but meeting Jones changed that. "It wasn't about me giving a barbershop, when you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more. I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing," Johnson said.

The new shop will open in November with set days to exclusively serve the homeless. Now, Sean and his commitment to community building have partnered with Brennon who previously had no idea how he would continue the haircuts throughout the winter."I just continue to rely on my faith, God brought me this far I know he's not gonna leave me now," Jones said.

Re: There is good in the world

6 Nov 2017 10:06 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is a story about a young man which I think you'll like, Brian.

Footage of a young man cleaning up a mess caused by vandals outside a shop in Ardee, County Louth went viral in Ireland this week with the shop owner hailing the young man as a "local hero."

Thomas Kearney, owner of Kearneys Interior, posted the security camera footage on his store's Facebook page, asking if anyone could identify the young man.

"After looking at the CCTV from the shopfront being vandalised, we came across this - a young gentleman who tidied up the mess and re-potted the flowers! Store owner Thomas has left a voucher in the shop for him as a thank you gesture so if anyone knows him or can contact him please do!"

The man in the video was identified as Eimhin Keenan, who was "shocked" by the reaction to the clip and he said he "thought nothing of it at the time".

"I was just coming back into town from a 21st in Monaghan so I made a quick run to the ATM and on the way I came across the plants on the footpath," Keenan told Independent.

"I just thought to myself it'd take a minute to pop them back in and then go about my business."

After posting the clip of the young man tidying up and even re-potting flowers on the store's Facebook page, Kearney said the video has gone viral.

"You couldn't make it up," he told Independent. You can see the man running and then stopping once he seen the mess and he starts cleaning it all up. It's absolutely fantastic. The positive moment beat the vandals' negative moment by a country mile."

Re: There is good in the world

6 Nov 2017 14:15 in response to woodworm

Always lovely to read of the good side of human nature.  Acts of kindness cost nothing and bring much contentment and so nice to see it recognised.  It's just a shame that it's often seen as special rather than a normal part of day to day living these days.  Thanks Brian

Hope all reading this thread are having a good day. Jules

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 18:51 in response to jules54

Thought this was worth a look on here!

Hazel xx

 

 

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 18:59 in response to haze44

A lovely story showing that our youngsters can show the ultimate respect. Thanks for sharing Hazel. Jules xx

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 19:53 in response to jules54

Good morning Jules how are you buddy. Just wanted to say hello and to see how you are doing. Trsut all is good and that everyone is enjoying these wonderful stories posted on this chat.

I still have problems getting into the site as it is sometimes blocked.

Trust this finds everyone and that Haz and Brian are doing well also.

Keep smiling everyone.

Regards Ian.

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 19:59 in response to Jolamine

Jolamine,

I have finished my 3 month check up and everything is clear. I am very appreciative. I feel good and have had so much support from so many people on this board its wonderful.

Thanks so much for your support and see you soon on the board.

Regards Ian.

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 20:03 in response to haze44

Hazel how are you my friend. Great story and Im sure enjoyed by everyone on this board. Trust you are well and please keep the stories coming in. We love good news stories on this board as they keep us all positive.

Regards Ian.

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 20:10 in response to ianwoody

Your own good news Ian with a 3 mths all clear. Delighted for you.

 

Not too bad myself thanks for asking. Just realised  you wished me good morning. You outside UK or lost track of time!

Life is busy with approach of festive season but helps keep my mind of things.

Brian having some technology issues so is not managing to post much just now.  Take care. Jules 

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 20:45 in response to ianwoody

 

Hi Ian,

This is marvelous!

I hope that things stay this way.

Kind regards,

Jolamine

Re: There is good in the world

21 Nov 2017 21:31 in response to ianwoody

Thanks Ian.  So pleased that your check up was good, great news.  Like you, my last 4 monthly one was OK, so another reprieve for us both and let's try to keep it that way, eh?  Happy

Do take care, Hazel xx