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Re: There is good in the world

6 May 2016 07:46 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

here is todays picture.

Hope you all have a great day, Brian

Re: There is good in the world

7 May 2016 08:48 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is todays serving.

Wow, thats some increase, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

8 May 2016 08:40 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

Here is todays addition.

Hope you like this, Brian

Re: There is good in the world

9 May 2016 08:17 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Another day, another picture.

 

Re: There is good in the world

10 May 2016 09:41 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

here is todays offering.

I wish you all a pleasant day, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

11 May 2016 08:46 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

Here is todays addition.

Hope you like this, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

14 May 2016 09:05 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

I did post this on another thread sometime ago but its such a nice story I thought I would post againg but on this thread.

They both live at differnt houses. I thought this was such a nice story. Apparently the owner of the dog was puzzelled where his dog went each day so he follwed him and this is how he found out about the friendship these two had developed.

Hope you like this, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

15 May 2016 09:25 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

Here is a nice little story I wanted to share with you all.

Kindhearted cops in Canada are melting thousands of hearts after giving special police protection to a family of ducks.

Officers escorted the mother duck and her adorable ducklings to safety after concerned citizens reported them waddling through downtown Saskatoon on Thursday afternoon.

Video posted online shows constables Joey Taylor and Ryan Geib, from Saskatoon Police Service’s bike patrol unit, guarding the animals as they made their way to a riverbank.

The duo blocked traffic while chaperoning the ducks across several busy streets and to the South Saskatchewan River. The animals then entered the water and swam away.

The StarPhoenix newspaper posted the heartwarming footage to YouTube, and it’s now going viral.

“We came because the citizens were concerned,” Taylor told the publication. “They saw them downtown, didn’t want anybody to get hurt and didn’t want any of the ducks to get hurt.”

The Saskatoon Police Service later posted on Facebook that its officers “are always happy to assist, and not just our people!”

Thats great, Brian.

Re: There is good in the world

15 May 2016 12:26 in response to woodworm

This is brilliant, isn't it Brian!  I must try to find the YouTube video, would love to see it. 

Sorry I haven't responded on here lately, but have loved all the items you've found, as always, thanks.

Take care, Hazel x

 

Re: There is good in the world

16 May 2016 08:29 in response to haze44

Hi everyone,

Thanks Hazel

May 15, 2016-- Angelo Pangalos' project has a simple purpose - to encourage and inspire people to share a smile with a stranger. Pangalos has been in and out of hospitals since the age of five. Faced with one health crisis after another, and unable to work, Pangalos decided to give the one thing he didn't have - a smile. For the last several years, Pangalos has used his passion for magic and music to entertain strangers wherever he goes, collecting smiles and stories. He is not the best magician or musician, but Pangalos lives his life with purpose - to give joy to others.

What a wonderful story so I am sending a smile to all who read this, Brian

Re: There is good in the world

16 May 2016 11:20 in response to woodworm

Thank you, Brian, I think you yourself qualify as being one who always tries to raise a smile and nice thoughts, I reckon most on the forum would agree.

Sending a smile back to you and Mrs B, hope you have a good day.

Hazel xx

Re: There is good in the world

16 May 2016 17:18 in response to woodworm

Hazel is right so here is another smile from me:).  The story also reminded me of your youngest grandson who, despite his health issues, brings a smile to all those who meet him especially his granny and grandad. Spending time with a friend this morning made me smile as did being able to be in the garden again this afternoon. (Just as well as was not smiling at my gym weigh in as despite lots of extra exercise this past week I managed to put on 2lb!!! but as my daughter politely said - there is always next week:D). Keep the smiles coming.  Jules

Re: There is good in the world

18 May 2016 10:29 in response to jules54

Hi Folks,

Thanks Hazel and Jules. Here is todays story

THE PASSING DOCTOR

I was on holiday in Cornwall in August when, while walking in a car park with a friend, I felt really weird. I was having a cardiac arrest. I literally collapsed and died, there and then on the tarmac, age 47.

This incident with a stranger didn't just change my life - it gave me my life”

As my friend was trying to figure out what was happening, a stranger driving out of the car park stopped, having seen me lying on the ground, and asked my friend if I was OK. The stranger and his passenger got out of the car and came over to where I was lying. They immediately realised what had happened and took over.

They were both consultants from Plymouth's A&E Department at Derriford Hospital. The driver happened to have the only piece of equipment that could bring me back to life - a portable defibrillator - in his car. After three-and-a-half minutes of being dead, he had me conscious and I was immediately airlifted to Treliske hospital.

I later learnt from my consultant at Truro that he rang the hospital most days to check on my recovery. Apparently, my chances of surviving without the intervention of this stranger and his particular piece of equipment was nil.

Since returning home to Bristol I tracked him down and had an, obviously emotional, chat with him by phone. It turns out he is also the chairman of a South West charity raising money to provide life-saving equipment to volunteers, hence why he had a defibrillator in his car.

This incident with a stranger didn't just change my life - it gave me my life. Now I'm also hoping to "pass it down the line".

Martin, Bristol

How lucky was he that the doctors were just leaving the car park, Brian

Re: There is good in the world

18 May 2016 14:57 in response to woodworm

That's fate for you, isn't it?  It can work both ways, this was its good side for sure.

Hazel x

Re: There is good in the world

19 May 2016 08:52 in response to haze44

Hi folks,

Thanks Hazel,

Here is today addition

When this officer saw a woman on the side of the road holding a sign and asking for help, he kept driving — so he could buy and deliver her a meal.

Massachusetts State Trooper Luke Bonin had just left court when he saw the woman. He picked up two take-out lunches and drove back to find her.

When Lynn Murphy, a homeless mother of four, saw the police cruiser pull up, she thought the trooper was there to remove her for panhandling. She was surprised when Bonin offered her the choice of the two meals instead.

The trooper then sat with her on the side of the road and talked with her while they both had lunch.

Bonin never told his superiors or fellow troopers about the good deed, but a passerby snapped a photo of the scene and passed it along to the state police.

“Yes, Trooper Bonin, we know you do not want or expect publicity,” the Massachusetts State Police wrote on its Facebook page. “We know you didn’t want to be noticed, but you were, and the job is proud of you. We commend you for your selfless act, and for ‘doing the right thing’ for someone less fortunate than most people.”

Hope you like this one, Brian.