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30 May 2016 08:13 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

I have something I want to share with you all concerning something that happened yesterday at our craft fair. One of our members makes lovely wooden toys and this young girl aged about 9/10 took a fancy to a wooden yellow teddy bear that was on his stand. She only had £6.50 and it was marked up as £9.50. She came over to my stand where her grandmother was and told her about it. So after finnishing her conversation with me both of them went back to the toy stand and the grandmother gave her the extra money. The young girl left the marquee with a big smile on her face, but returned a few noments later to say her dad had told her to bring it back and ask for her money back as he wouldnt let her have it. All of us stallholders could see she was visibly upset. She went and looked at the next table to me and was admiring the guys wooden Yew apples and pears. As she started to move away he called her back and told her she could have one of them for free. I dont think it registered at first for she asked how much they were but he againg told her she didnt have to pay. She thanked him and a little while later left the tent with an even bigger smile on her face. They were priced up at £10,50 and were really well turned . I thought that was kind of him and told him so and he said it was worth it just to see the smile back on her face, Brian.


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30 May 2016 19:45 in response to woodworm

What a great story Brian, hope her dad was a bit ashamed of himself!  I bet she'll treasure that apple for years.  

Thanks for that.

Take care, Hazel xx

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5 Jun 2016 08:56 in response to haze44

Hi everyone,

Here is a story I think you'll like.

A video of a young girl named Emma Bennett, who has a prosthetic leg and received an American Girl doll with one as well, has gone viral. The clip features Emma bursting with joy after being surprised by custom-made doll that looks like her.

“She’s got a leg just like mine!” Emma can be seen saying in the video.

“Thank you for making a doll like me!”.

Courtney Bennett, Emma’s mom, told KHOU her reaction to the experience is simply: “There are no words.”

Since the video was posted to Bennett’s Facebook page on June 1, it has received 10 million views and over 100,000 shares, compelling people to leave comments like “Omg! I’m balling like a baby,” and “I’m crying as much as [Emma] did.”

Emma, who lives in Cypress, Texas, was born with a rare birth defect and has worn a prosthetic limb for most of her life. Yet, this has never slowed her down. The sporty 10-year-old plays volleyball and soccer, swims and is a cheerleader. But when she’s not spiking or kicking a ball, Emma, like many girls enjoys collecting American Girl dolls and always longed for one that resembled her.

Her parents decided to did a little research, found “A Step Ahead Prosthetics,” a prosthetic company that also makes alternations to dolls so that they mirror kids who are missing limbs.

The couple sent a doll off to the company and a month later a modified doll arrived with a pink prosthetic — Emma’s favorite color.

As for all the attention the video is getting, Emma’s mom, Courtney is truly grateful.

“I can say all day long that I try and put myself in Emma’s position, but one will never truly know what it must feel like to want a doll just like you,” she wrote on Facebook. “I knew she would love it, but never could have imagined how much she ‘truly needed it!’

What a nice story, Brian

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6 Jun 2016 09:49 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is the next addition to this thread.

This kid didn’t miss a beat.

When Nicholas DeGregorio, 11, of North Bellmore, NY heard that an elderly veteran was on his way to a cancelled Memorial Day parade, he offered to play “You’re A Grand Old Flag” for the man on his trumpet.

The act, that was as sweet as apple pie, clearly delighted the vet:

Nicholas, who is a fifth-grader at Newbridge Road Elementary School, was totally amped to play with his school’s band in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, Bellmore Patch notes. But due to rain, the event was cancelled.

“Nicholas felt so bad for all of the veterans that would not have a parade in honor of all their fallen comrades,” Mary Bellissimo-DeGregorio, Nicholas’ mom, told Patch. 

But that didn’t stop Nicholas and his parents from paying tribute in their own way. According to DeGregorio’s YouTube page, the three jumped into the car and drove the parade route, windows down, while Nicholas played his trumpet for all to hear.

When the DeGregorios arrived at a memorial by Nicholas’ school, a woman walked up to the family and asked if the parade was still happening. They said no, and the woman explained that her father, Chris Iannacone, a disabled WWII veteran, would be arriving soon and would be disappointed that the parade was cancelled.

That’s when young Nicholas volunteered to play his trumpet for Iannacone.

“He was thrilled and Nicholas was thrilled as well,” DeGregorio wrote on Facebook. “To have the opportunity to play for him and brighten his morning. Behind every cloud is a silver lining.”

Well done young man, Brian

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13 Jun 2016 09:29 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

Here is todays addition to this thread.

A stranded dolphin was just given a second chance at life, thanks to a helpful tour guide in Walvis Bay, Namibia. Naude Dreyer, a guide with Pelican Point Kayaking, spotted something strange moving in the sand while driving along the beach after a Wednesday morning tour. Dreyer and his client pulled over at Paaltjies Beach for a closer look and realized it was a young dolphin stranded on the shore. “He was moving a bit and I immediately knew he was alive,” Dreyer told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Dreyer quickly got to work, hoisting the dolphin into his arms and back into the ocean. At first, the dolphin was still as Dreyer walked it out into the surf. Then, it wiggled its tail and took off into the water. “I was not very hopeful,” Dreyer wrote in a Facebook post, “but as soon as he got into water and realized where he was, he took off like a bullet.” While the rescued animal resembles a mini orca, it actually appears to be a juvenile Benguela dolphin, also known as Heaviside’s dolphin, a species which can be found off the coast of Namibia Africa and South Africa.

Dreyer isn’t sure how the dolphin ended up on the beach, but he knew he had to help it in any way he could. “I was just doing what was the right thing to do,” he told the newspaper. “I couldn’t leave him there.” And he made the right call, according to marine biologists. Kim Holland, a researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, said that, while it depends on what condition a beached marine animal is in, putting it back in the water is the best thing to do. “Certainly, even though the chances may be slim, they have a better chance of survival if they are put back in the ocean than if they are left stranded,” Holland told The Huffington Post.

However, the Marine Mammal Center advises anyone who comes across a beached dolphin to report it right away so that officials can properly return the animal to safety. Lucky for this little dolphin, Dreyer was there to save the day.

I love stories like this, Brian.

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16 Jun 2016 08:43 in response to woodworm

Morning all,

I have another story I would like to share with you all.

A Pennsylvania bride had only just said “I do” when she found herself performing CPR on an unconscious woman outside her wedding reception Saturday, possibly saving her life. Trauma nurse Julie Stroyne was just about to enter a Pittsburgh hotel’s doors with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, when she heard someone scream, “‘Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor?’” she recalled to KDKA-TV. “I looked over, and I think my nursing instincts took over and I bolted over to the bench to see if she was all right,” she said.

Trauma nurse Julie Stroyne is being hailed a hero after coming to the rescue of an unconscious woman on her wedding night.There, she said she found a woman passed out on a bench. She was described as not having a pulse.“My sister got down on her knees and immediately began CPR,” Stroyne’s sister, Kaitlyn Stroyne, who witnessed the heroic rescue, told Pennsylvania’s Observer-Reporter.

After some compressions, Julie, who works at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital, said the woman came to and started mumbling. She held her hand and kept her on the bench until an ambulance came and took her away. Julie is seen walking hand-in-hand with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, near where she revived the woman. “Once the paramedics stepped in, we kind of stepped back,” Julie told the Observer-Reporter.

One of the wedding party’s guests described the bride’s acts as “unbelievable.” “She didn’t hesitate for a second,” Darlene Limpert, who witnessed the event, told WPXI-TV. Her new husband expressed pride but confessed that he wasn’t surprised. “It was a heroic act. I’m not surprised. I’ve known her a long time,” he told KDKA.

It's strange how sometimes a life can be saved by a complete stranger, Brian

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25 Jun 2016 08:28 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

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

A group of schoolboys in southeast Australia are being hailed as heroes for their collective act of kindness toward an 81-year-old man.

The young students from Cooma North Public School, in New South Wales, were about to board a bus after a rugby league game when they spotted the retiree struggling to move his woodpile.

Instead of ignoring his plight, the boys and their parents decided to go the extra mile — and came together to help the elderly gent shift the logs from in front of his property to around back.

School principal Belinda Jamieson described the good deed in a Friday Facebook post that’s since been liked more than 71,000 times.

“It was a rather large pile and would have taken the gentleman a long time,” Jamieson wrote. “The boys and dads, without hesitation, decided to help the gentleman and completed the task in no time at all.” 

She added she was “very proud” of the heartwarming gesture, saying it was wonderful to hear that her students were “paying it forward.”

The retiree’s identity has not been reported. But someone claiming to be his daughter later posted her thanks on Facebook.

“That was my parents,” wrote Donna Joy Lauff, whom The Huffington Post has reached out to for further comment.

“When I arrived to help the wood was all moved!!” Lauff wrote on Facebook. “My parents were so grateful and can’t stop talking about what a fabulous bunch of boys.”

Well done lads, Brian.

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16 Sep 2016 10:40 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Thought it about time I added to this thread.

Just goes to show, you never know what your capable of unles you try. Well done to him, Brian

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16 Sep 2016 11:34 in response to woodworm

What a fantastic lad.  Thanks for sharing this Brian.  Where did you find it, it needs sharing on Facebook or somewhere.

H xx

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16 Sep 2016 13:07 in response to woodworm

Amazing story and thank you for sharing it Brian.  Human nature at it's absolute best. Jules

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16 Sep 2016 13:39 in response to haze44

Hi folks,

Thanks Hazel and Jules. I'm not sure where I found it Hazel.

Heres another story.

When 19-year-old Hannah Spooner won a Little Caesar’s contest entitling her to $500 dollars worth of pizza for a year, she didn’t start gobbling like many of us would. Instead, the Detroit native toured local philanthropies, searching for the perfect place to donate her prize. She settled on Covenant House Michigan, a shelter for homeless youth ages 18-24. The organization was more than happy to accept. 

“Our kids would eat pizza every day,” Melissa Golpe, the center’s PR director, told The Huffington Post. “We have a number of generous people that do really special things for our kids.”

Once news of Hannah’s donation started making rounds, the Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen threw a free pizza party at Covenant House independent of Hannah’s winnings, Golpe said. The house will use Hannah’s prize for a pizza party to celebrate the finale of its Total Me program, in which students from a local college mentor house residents on various life skills.

It’s a story of pizza given, given away and then given away again ... you might just call it the “circle of pie.”

Hope you like this one too, Brian.

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17 Sep 2016 09:22 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is another story I think you'll like.


Cancer-ravaged teacher stunned as 400 pupils gather outside his home to sing tear-jerking song of support

Country music legend Tim McGraw told how Ben Ellis is undergoing treatment, but the school where he teaches arrived to give him support

A cancer-ravaged teacher was left fighting back tears as 400 pupils arrived outside his home to sing songs of worship.

The footage shows Ben Ellis, a teacher undergoing cancer treatment, at home in Nashville, Tennessee.

And outside his window is a gathering of hundreds of students singing to him to wish him all the best.

Their song, Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here, peals out across the neighbourhood.

The video's been a massive hit with more than 14 million views on Facebook since it was shared by country music star Tim McGraw on Saturday.

He explained: "A friend sent this to me today.

"Ben Ellis is a Nashville area high school teacher battling cancer . The entire student body - 400 plus students plus HS faculty - drove to his house to worship with him.

Ben Ellis watched from his window as more than 400 students and teaching colleagues sang hymns to him

He added: "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family... So precious and kind."

The video was recorded on Wednesday September 7, and the lyrics have a poignancy in Mr Ellis' condition: "Holy Spirit You are welcome here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere, your glory God is what our hearts long for, to be overcome by Your presence Lord."

A woman who says she's a parent from the school posted on Facebook that the event came together about "three separate and unrelated people" told her they had been shown visions of the students singing praises on Mr Ellis lawn.

"So we loaded the buses and cars and went," MailOnline report s Shannon Lee Seibert as writing.

I hope you like this story, Brian

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17 Sep 2016 13:18 in response to woodworm

Thanks again Brian, both stories show the positive sides of human nature.More reporting in our news media of such tales could provide inspiration to so many I think.

Have just returned from the gym where, for the duration of the paralympics we are  donating to a Crohns charity by paying to 'step' in addition to our usual workout.  It is motivational and inspirations to watch some our members taking part (several with MS or having had a stroke themselves plus those in their 80's).


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18 Sep 2016 08:59 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules. I do believe stories like these should be given more prominence to offset all the bad news we keep hearing, Brian

Kind-hearted Aldi security guard pays for pensioner's shopping when he ran out of money at till


A kindhearted security guard stepped in and handed over money to the cashier after spotting an elderly man struggling to pay for his shopping. Louis Pierre Yonsian, a guard at the Aldi store in Salford, Greater Manchester, watched as the shopper, who was in his 80s. He could not find the money to pay for a single bed sheet and a few other items.

The guard heard the pensioner say: ‘I’ll have to come back tomorrow’ before he came to the rescue and handed over a £20 note. Housewife Jane Phillips, 56, from Salford, witnessed the generous gesture and said: “I could have cried when I saw him do that, it was really moving. The security guard's actions moved a customer ‘to tears’

“I was just in the queue having done a bit of shopping and security guard was helping an older chap with a walking stick. “The sheet was brought to him but I think when he saw the price he said he’d come back tomorrow. “The security guard just handed it over to the girl on the till and said ‘I will pay for it all’.

“There wasn’t a lot, just a few items, but it was so wonderful and lovely.”

Modest Louis, 42, said that although his role primarily focuses on security, it was also his job to make sure that shoppers at the branch, had a good in-store experience.. The pensioner could not find the money to pay for a single bed sheet and a few other items Louis, from Blackley, said: “I like to help customers when they need it and make people comfortable when they’re in the store. “When I saw this particularly regular customer I just thought about my father and grandfather and if either of them needed something and didn’t have the money that day. “He was really surprised and said ‘thank-you, God bless you’.”

Liam Griffiths, operations director at Maybank Security which provides security for the store, said he was incredibly proud of what Louis did. Liam said: “We try to instil to all our staff about customer service but this is going far and beyond. “That’s not what he’s there for but it’s a lovely gesture – fair play to him. I’m very, very proud of him.”



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18 Sep 2016 15:41 in response to woodworm

Yes, I read this too Brian, and thought what a lovely gesture it was.  As you say, all these bits of good news make such a refreshing change from the norm.

H xx


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19 Sep 2016 08:56 in response to haze44

Hi folks

here is todays story.

Leon Logothetis on a mission. Riding his yellow motorcycle, which he calls Kindness One, he is attempting to travel around the world on nothing but the kindness of strangers. No money. No food. Nowhere to stay. Logothetis is counting on the generosity of the human spirit to keep him going.

"It's all about inspiring other people and being inspired myself," Logothetis said of his passion project today on " Good Morning America."

So far, he's met with success. In Las Vegas, a family gave him food and a place to sleep.

In Nebraska, cowboys let him stay with them on their ranch.

"The American people have been absolutely fantastic," Logothetis said.

And in Pittsburgh, after a dozen people turned him down, Logothetis met Tony, a homeless man who shared his food and offered to let Logothetis sleep with him in a dilapidated garage.

"It was so inspiring, so humbling for me," Logothetis said. "The people in Pittsburgh hadn't really helped and he offered me a place to stay. He gave me food, he gave me some clothes, and he inspired me."

So just how far can kindness get you? Logothetis is determined to find out.

"I used to be broker in London, sitting behind a desk, working 12 hour days, and it wasn't for me," he explained. "Then I went and traveled the world and connected with people. And that's what it's all about. That's where the magic is; connection. Heart to heart."

One his blog, Logothetis said he'll board a ship from New York to Europe, adding he'll do so "as a non-paying passenger. Kindness Rocks!"

He also lists a tentative itinerary that would see him traveling to France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Instanbul, India, Bhutan, Cambodia and Vietnam, among other countries.

His journey will be filmed for a TV show. The trip also serves to raise awareness about and raise funds for Make a Wish International.

Hope you like this one, Brian.

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23 Sep 2016 08:08 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

here is todays good news story.

Well done to her. Stories like this prove to me There is Good In The World, Brian.

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28 Sep 2016 09:45 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is another story.

Hope you like this one, Brian.

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28 Sep 2016 11:55 in response to woodworm

Thanks for these last two, Brian, really heartwarming.  Here's one I found today.

Hazel xx



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28 Sep 2016 12:05 in response to haze44

Can I also mention the wonderful Brownlee brothers at the recent Triathlon in Mexico, and all athletes who stop to help another at the cost of their own place in a competition?  Great people.

H xx

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28 Sep 2016 13:39 in response to haze44

Thanks Hazel,

When my youngest grandson first started school, he couldnt talk because of his trachy so the shool taught his classmates sign lanquege so he could communicate with the other children. But being the determined lad that he is, against all what the docters had said about him never speaking, he found a way to talk through his trachy. Now this term, ha has just started senior school. He has to have a classroom assistant who is trachy trained with him virtually all the time. It is good he has been able to stay in mainstream school, Brian

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28 Sep 2016 15:25 in response to woodworm

This is a truly wonderful article and what pleasure it must give her to do this. Jules

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28 Sep 2016 16:34 in response to haze44

Oh Hazel, this one is so emotive as was watching the Brownlee Brothers. It is also wonderful to see/read of such stories when so often the papers are full of doom and gloom . Thanks for sharing.  Jules

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29 Sep 2016 11:40 in response to jules54

Hi folks

Here is todays good news story.

It was in June of this year that we heard the words no parent ever wants to hear. We’d taken our three-year-old, Millie, to the doctor’s because she’d been experiencing tummy pains and sickness. A series of tests revealed that Millie had stage four neuroblastoma — a rare form of cancer that mostly affects young children.

That was almost six months ago. Since then, Millie has endured intensive courses of chemotherapy, a seven-hour operation and numerous bouts of stem cell collection. Despite spending nearly five months in hospital, Millie has continued to smile and been an inspiration throughout.

She’s been an absolute superstar, from the moment we cut her long hair into a short bob to ease the coming hair loss, to coping with the tiredness and nausea during the long rounds of chemotherapy  -  every ten days for 80 days in the first round alone.

We’ve also drawn strength from our community, too. We couldn’t have got through those first few weeks without the support of our family and friends who rallied around to offer help and support. From help looking after Millie’s two brothers while we were in hospital, to the ‘Millie’s Champion’ football tournament that our local community organised and constant messages of support received from friends, neighbours and well wishers.

We’ve also learned that focus on the little things brings so much joy. From Millie’s first trip outside of the hospital building in July after four weeks on the ward, to a few days at home when she was able to sleep in her own bed and spend some quality time with her brothers. And last, but certainly not least, we’ve come to understand how powerful and inspiring the kindness of strangers can be.

Since Millie’s diagnosis in June, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow and the nearby Ronald McDonald House have become our second home and the staff and volunteers have been incredible. We captured a video of Millie’s nurses singing and performing a dance routine with Millie to ‘Let It Go’, the song from her favourite Disney film, Frozen. When I posted the video to the ‘Millie’s Journey’ Facebook page I could never have envisaged the response it would get. Hundreds of people have left messages of support and commented on how wonderful it is to see the commitment and passion of the NHS nurses and it’s been viewed and shared by hundreds of thousands of complete strangers.

An astonishing testament to the kindness of strangers and the power of the crowd has been the number of those people that have gone on to donate to our JustGiving crowdfunding page which we launched to raise the £100k needed for Millie to get special treatment in the US. Although Millie will only be eligible to start the treatment in the 120 days after her UK treatment, the knowledge that more than 600 strangers have already donated more than £12,000 gives us so much hope. It’s this show of generosity, the human spirit, the support of our family and warmth of our community, the focus on the little things to find joy, and, above all else, it’s Millie’s smile that will ensure we get through this.

Hope you like this like I did, Brian

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29 Sep 2016 15:40 in response to woodworm

Thank you for sharing this Brian.  It is heartwarming to read that the kindness of strangers (as well as family and friends) will help Millie continue her treatment.  I am pretty sure there are many more such stories out there.  Jules

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17 Oct 2016 11:02 in response to jules54

Hi everyone,

Here is another heart warming story.

Hope you like this one, Brian.

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17 Oct 2016 14:45 in response to woodworm

This is lovely. Would not have worked for me and hubby though as he hated to go shopping at the best of times!! It does bring back a memory of when I was in hospital having our daughter and bless him he got all the right things for me despite being on cloud nine  at his unusual  valentines day  gift - she was born 12 days early! Think we fell in love all over again when our chidren were born. He was a great Dad and granddad. Jules 



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18 Oct 2016 09:10 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Found this and wanted to share it with you all, Brian.

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18 Oct 2016 13:13 in response to woodworm

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. Jules 


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18 Oct 2016 15:00 in response to woodworm

Yesterday's and today's are really lovely, thanks Brian. Hazel xx

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19 Oct 2016 09:05 in response to haze44

Hi Folks,

Here is another story I hope you'll like.

And some people say animals are daft, Brian.

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19 Oct 2016 09:08 in response to woodworm

Great post mate. Its good to be alive. Thank you.

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19 Oct 2016 09:09 in response to woodworm

What a story. Good to brighten up the day.

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19 Oct 2016 09:22 in response to ianwoody

Thanks Ian,

I started this thread to offset the bad news we kepp hearing everyday on the news. There are good stories out there and I find it gives me a lift just reading them, Brian.

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19 Oct 2016 15:12 in response to woodworm

Quite right Brian and I love reading these uplifting tales. Maybe the should publish a good news paper. Jules

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20 Oct 2016 08:56 in response to jules54

Hi everyone,

Some elderly people have a great sense of humour. She certainly cheered the fireman up judging by the smile on his face. It made me smile too when I looked at his happy face. 

I'snt it strange how disasters always seem to bring out the best in most people. I have seen it time after time and often from people you wouldnt normally expect help from, Brian



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20 Oct 2016 15:08 in response to woodworm

Still waiting for such a lift but an amazing spirit in difficult circumstances bless her. Jules

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20 Oct 2016 17:39 in response to woodworm

We can only guess what she said to make him laugh, but I bet it was something naughty!  Lovely picture, thanks Brian.

H xx

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21 Oct 2016 07:44 in response to haze44

Hi folks,

As we approach Christmas and are thinking of gift we can give each other, what greater gift could this young boy and his parent have been given than the gift of sight, Brian

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21 Oct 2016 11:44 in response to woodworm

This is an absolute joy to see, isn't it?

hazel xx

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21 Oct 2016 14:20 in response to woodworm

This means so much more than the commercialism that the festive season seems to bring. Great story and  truly heartwarming. Jules

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22 Oct 2016 10:11 in response to jules54

Good morning folks,

Thanks Jules.

Just goes to show there is no greater love than a mothers love, Brian

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22 Oct 2016 11:34 in response to woodworm

Hope they all recover from the ordeal as well as any humans caught up in the incident. One very brave pussycat. Jules

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22 Oct 2016 17:59 in response to woodworm

Look at her poor face, bless her, but her babies all look unscathed thanks to mum.   Marvellous.  Fingers crossed they will all be okay. 

Hazel xx


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23 Oct 2016 09:49 in response to haze44

Hi Folks,

Thanks Hazel and Jules.

Shannon Strang's mum  heard people clapping on the beach, then her daughter came up to her and said: ‘Mum, I just saved a wee lady from drowning. A heroic 12-year-old holiday hero turned down her offer of a €5 reward after saving the life of a drowning pensioner.

Shannon Strang was swimming with her rubber ring in Majorca when she saw the old lady in trouble in deep water with waves crashing over her head. Despite being frightened of the waves and going out of her depth, she swam out to the pensioner, took off her ring and put it over the lady’s head.

Then she pushed her back to shore, reports the Daily Record. Shannon was swimming in her rubber ring when she saw an elderly lady in trouble. Shannon said: “I was scared but I had to help her. I felt really brave afterwards. “The lady was very grateful and offered me money but I said I didn’t need it.”

Shannon held the lady's head up and helped her back to shore. Shannon, of Falkirk, saved the lady at the resort of Alcudia last Wednesday while on holiday with her parents, brother and sister. Mum Amanda, 39, said: “She was out of her depth and worried about the waves but she got to the shallows and helped the woman out. “I heard people clapping on the beach. Then Shannon came up to me and said, ‘Mum, I just saved a wee lady from drowning.’ “She said she didn’t need the five euros. All that mattered was that the woman was safe.” Shannon and Amanda hope her example will encourage more kids to learn to swim. “I’m glad I had my swimming skills,” the youngster said. “You never know when you might need them.”

Well done young lady, Brian

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27 Oct 2016 09:53 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

here is a lovely strory I came across about a homeless person adopting an abandoned dog. Looks like they get a lot of comfort from each other, Brian.

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27 Oct 2016 11:36 in response to woodworm

Keeping each other warm.  Lovely picture, thanks Brian.

H xx

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27 Oct 2016 15:20 in response to woodworm

A thought provoking picture. Wonderful companionship and many of the beggars round our streets seem to keep dogs. I would imagine they are putting the dogs before their own welfare but I sadly stopped giving in the street when seeing how my money got spent as soon as I had walked on. Jules

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28 Oct 2016 09:34 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

I have a doggy story for you this morning.

Bet he doesnt know which one to play with first, Brian.

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28 Oct 2016 12:49 in response to woodworm

This is just lovely, thanks Brian.  Happy

H xx