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28 Oct 2016 18:45 in response to woodworm

Bet he deserved them all.  There seems to be an M & M's theme too!!!  Jules 

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31 Oct 2016 02:29 in response to woodworm
Im with Jules I bet he deserves them all. Always a reason to smile if we look past the reasons not too. Have a great day everyone.

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31 Oct 2016 10:58 in response to ianwoody

Hi everyone,

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

Kids are taught in schools not to talk to strangers – but little Norah Woods did the exact opposite and was able to heal a grieving man in need.

Norah and her mom Tara were in the grocery store shopping for cupcakes to celebrate Norah’s fourth birthday when the little girl spotted an elderly old man slowly browsing the aisles. “Her face lit up like the sun, she waved excitedly, and said ‘Hi old person! It’s my birfday today!’,” Tara wrote on Facebook. “He was furrow browed but his expression softened when he realized she was speaking to him.”

According to her mother, the outgoing child is a self-proclaimed senior lover because “I like old peoples the best ‘cos they walk slow like I walk slow and they has soft skin like I has soft skin. They all gonna die soon so I’m gonna love ‘em all up before they is died.” Admittedly a little strange for a kid to say, but she says it was sweet nonetheless.

After chatting to the stranger named Dan for a few minutes, Norah asked if they could take a picture together for her birthday. Though he was a initially surprised at the abnormal request, he happily obliged.

“We thanked ‘Mr. Dan’ for taking time to spend a few minutes of his day with us. He teared up and said ‘No, thank YOU. This has been the best day I’ve had in a long time. You’ve made me so happy, Ms. Norah.’”

Tara posted the photos to Facebook where they were shared thousands of times. Eventually, one user wrote to her saying that Dan’s wife had just passed away a few months ago and he was probably appreciative for the company. Touched by the story, Tara reached out to the widower and asked if her and Norah could come by for a visit. The 4-year-old and the senior ended up spending three hours over a table of crayons and paper. The child now always asks if she can visit Dan every day if only for a few minutes. Whether he likes it or not, he is now a part of the Woods family.

Dan later admitted that he hadn’t been able to sleep properly since his wife died – but after meeting Norah, he has been slumbering uninterrupted every night. He believes that though she may not know it, the little girl healed him with her love.

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1 Nov 2016 11:02 in response to woodworm

Hi Folks,

Here is a story Ive just found which I hope you will like, Brian.

Curiosity almost got the best of a cat as it got itself into a difficult situation swimming about a mile out from the shore.

Environmental workers clearing rubbish out at sea off the coast of Istanbul could not believe their eyes when they saw the animal swimming.

The nervous feline kept wriggling free every time that they came close to catching it with a net. Eventually, they decided to change tactics and instead started up a conveyor belt which they use for removing solid waste from the surface of the water.

The crew of the boat said that they had no idea how the cat came to be so far out to sea and said that they had never seen anything like it before.

They later dropped the cat off at a port in the Ayvansaray district of Istanbul where it was said to have appeared to be in remarkably good health following its ordeal.


 

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5 Nov 2016 13:03 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is todays story.

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I was very touched by this story. She deserves a gold medal fof her kindness, Brian.

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5 Nov 2016 19:16 in response to woodworm

Oh yes, I couldn't agree more.  I mentioned such wonderful people only the other week on here, they all deserve medals, Brian.

Thanks for this, Hazel xx

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6 Nov 2016 10:06 in response to haze44

Hi folks,

Thanks Hazel.

Hope you like this story folks, Brian.

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10 Nov 2016 17:31 in response to haze44

Bless her!  

H xx

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10 Nov 2016 17:36 in response to woodworm

Lovely. Animals often amaze at their insight. Show a good few humans how to do it.  Jules 

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10 Nov 2016 17:39 in response to haze44

I read this in my paper on the way to work and it just shows what good parenting can lead to.  No doubt lead by example. Just heartwarming. Well done to her. Jules

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10 Nov 2016 23:43 in response to haze44
Good morning everyone. Each time I sign in to this board there is always great stories of people and events that certainly touch our hearts. We have been effected by our own issues and we are always touched by actions others perform or are involved in. This board has been great in encouraging me and Im sure stories that keep coming up will encourage us even more. Thanks everyone and keep smiling.

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11 Nov 2016 09:51 in response to ianwoody

Hi folks,

Here is a story I have just found.

Good on him. Reading is to me very important and anything that encourages our young ones to read, has to be applauded, Brian.

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11 Nov 2016 10:12 in response to ianwoody

I  so agree that this thread can be uplifting and hope all who come across it take a warm feeling away  from the visit. Jules 

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11 Nov 2016 11:07 in response to woodworm

What a great way to encourage reading. Good for him. I love listening to my grandson read and return the favour too when given a chance. Just about  to babysit my 5 month old grand daughter so time to play  Jules 

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11 Nov 2016 13:00 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Hazel, Ian and Jules.

Another thanks to Hazel for the one about the girl and the poppt appeal.

I am pleased folks like this thread. I just feel there are many good things going on in the world but our press dont think them newsworthy. Plus a lot of poeple who do good deeds dont seek publicity and get their rewards just by helping others, Brian.

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12 Nov 2016 11:03 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is todays story.

Now that what you call devotion, Brian

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12 Nov 2016 16:55 in response to woodworm

Oh my goodness, heartbreaking!  

H xx

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13 Nov 2016 10:38 in response to haze44

Hi Folks,

Thanks Hazel.

The mothering instinct is a strong force, Brian.

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13 Nov 2016 10:46 in response to woodworm

Hi everyone,

Here is something I would love to share with you all. I love it, Brian

At a children's hospital in London, window washers have a clause in their contract requiring them to wear super hero costumes. They report it to be the highlight of their week.

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13 Nov 2016 11:53 in response to woodworm

Good morning Brian

Love today's two articles. The second one is brilliant and I can just imagine the joy of the patient's faces seeing super heroes cleaning windows.   Perhaps I would get a smile or two if I were to dress up at work ha ha.  I will leave it to your imagination as to who I could be!

Take care  Jules

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14 Nov 2016 02:29 in response to jules54
Good morning everyone. I must say this board brings a lot of joy and happiness unlike most news channels that bring so much sadness into our lives. Trust everyone is good and I havent seen Kim chosen on the board for a while. Take care buddy.

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14 Nov 2016 07:57 in response to ianwoody

Good morning Ian

Just thought I would let you know that Kim is still posting fairly regularly on the Beautiful Pictures thread under the Inspiration heading and brings much pleasure to those  looking at the results of his travels and or selections along with others who post their pictures.

Hope you have a pleasant day. Jules 

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14 Nov 2016 08:39 in response to jules54

Thanks Folks,

Here is todays story

A guy from Scotland was running a 150-mile ultra-marathon in China recently, and a stray dog ran about half of it with him. So he decided to adopt it, and people have donated over $12,000 to help him get it back to Scotland.

Hope you like this one Brian.

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14 Nov 2016 09:06 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian, yes I do, it's lovely. I'd be lost without my 2 "boys", however much they drive me mad too lol X

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14 Nov 2016 13:41 in response to woodworm

A great achievement by the guy involved and hopefully a happy ending for the dog. Jules

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14 Nov 2016 13:44 in response to Mandymops

Hi folks,

Thanks Mandymops and Jules.

I came across this artical earlier and it gives a good reason why I started this thred, Brian.

 

"It can be helpful, or at least it has been for me, to remind yourself that the world can be a beautiful place filled with good, kind people, because the news is never likely to perform that service for you."

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15 Nov 2016 11:26 in response to woodworm

Hi folks

Heres todays addition, Brian

Looks like he even extended the hand of friendship, Brian.

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15 Nov 2016 14:54 in response to jules54

Yes, it did have a happy ending, eventually, Jules.  He went back for her and couldn't find her, but then she turned up again and I think he has brought her home.

Lovely story, she ran with him every day.

H xx

 

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15 Nov 2016 14:55 in response to woodworm

This makes me want to cry, Brian. 

H xx

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15 Nov 2016 21:48 in response to woodworm

You are so right Brian. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and knowing how to brighten our day with this good deed feed. Jules 

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15 Nov 2016 21:50 in response to woodworm

Some good out of the fire devestation and animals seem to be aware that they are being helped too. Jules

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15 Nov 2016 21:51 in response to haze44

Goo to know Hazel, another heartwarming tale. Jules

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15 Nov 2016 22:41 in response to woodworm

What a fantastic thing to do. . 

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16 Nov 2016 00:05 in response to woodworm
How good is this. Really for all the bad things in the world there are many more good things. We just need to look. Good on you Brian for sharing this with us. Have a great day everyone.

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16 Nov 2016 10:06 in response to ianwoody

Hi everyone,

Thanks folks, glad you enjoy this thread.

This dogs excitment is so obvious. We all need to be wanted,  Brian.

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17 Nov 2016 11:38 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is todays good news story.

How niceisthat, Brian

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18 Nov 2016 15:38 in response to woodworm

Hi Folks,

Here is todays story, Brian.

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18 Nov 2016 23:30 in response to woodworm

Thats such a lovely thing to do. Sad but lovely, Mandy

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19 Nov 2016 07:12 in response to woodworm

An interesting idea though the sceptic in me wonders how they know the food gets to the really needy . Still a good news feed for initiative. Jules 

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26 Nov 2016 15:07 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is another sad but true addition to this thread, Brian

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26 Nov 2016 16:11 in response to woodworm

Made me cry so sad what brave 11 year old boy to do that give is organs to help others so brave my heart goes out to they family. They should be so proud of him. 

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26 Nov 2016 16:22 in response to woodworm

A very sad day but a wonderful final gift and lasting legacy to those he was able to help. His family will be devastated at his loss but so proud. Jules

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26 Nov 2016 18:03 in response to woodworm

How sad but how wonderful at the same time - and a beautiful tribute from the medics. 

Hazel xx

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27 Nov 2016 01:59 in response to woodworm
I have to agree with everyone and say how wonderful this story is. For all the bad stories we here everyday this is certainly a change to here a good story. The news is always full of bad stories I so glad to get good stories off Woodworm. Thanks mate.

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27 Nov 2016 09:30 in response to ianwoody

Hello my friends,

That was a heart warming but sad story.

Hi Ian, thanks for the kind words.

How brave was that at just 11 years old?? Well done lad, Brian

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28 Nov 2016 10:35 in response to woodworm

Ditto what u said Brian a brave boy indeed. 

I have only just found this thread

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28 Nov 2016 11:22 in response to Seabird

Hi folks,

Thanks CAROL. Here is another great story.

An elderly man battling cancer has warmed the hearts of thousands after he taught himself to knit so he can help local babies.

Ed Moseley, 86, decided to pitch in and knit hats for tiny premature babies when staff at his assisted living centre in Georgia, USA, suggested the project.

When residents at Dogwood Forest were told about the project, Ed was keen but there was just one problem - he had no idea how to do it.

"I've never knitted in my life," he told InsideEdition.com .

So his daughter came to the rescue, bringing him a looming kit and instructions, and Ed managed to pick up the skill fairly quickly, making one tiny hat every three hours.

The Bunt family were grateful for Ed's contributions (Photo: Facebook/ Dogwood Forest Assisted Living/Bunt Family handout)

Now he's an absolute pro, making two hats in that time - and it doesn't even keep him away from his favourite shows.

"I could watch TV at the same time and knit," he said.

Ed, who is battling cancer, had a target of 150 hats but the pile soon started building up when other residents at the centre started pitching in.

They managed to double his target and made 300 hats in time for National Preemie Awareness Day - Ed produced 55 on his own.

The hats were delivered to the NICU in their local Northside Hospital, where families expressed their gratitude.

Well done Ed.

Hope you like this story, Brian.

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28 Nov 2016 20:00 in response to woodworm

Bless that man, he has certainly started something there by the look of it!  

Thanks, Brian.

H xx

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29 Nov 2016 09:03 in response to woodworm

Brilliant achievement and I think one that benefits both the maker and the receivers.  Have seen this happen at our local prem baby unit by a team of people but to do this on your own and having to learn the skill of knitting in order to do it .....awesome.  Well done that man (and his other helpers).  Jules

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29 Nov 2016 10:47 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is a story that lives up to the title of this thread, Brian.

An elderly man has bought a little girl a Minnie Mouse doll at a supermarket because his late wife loved the Disney character and he had no family to buy Christmas gifts for.

Mum Abigail Crewe described the man as "amazing" after the encounter at an ASDA supermarket in Shipley with her sister Jemma and unnamed four-year-old daughter.

"This gentleman began to make a fuss over my daughter," she wrote on Facebook in a post shared more than 20,000 times. "We smiled and made polite conversation." "(He) pointed to the Disney teddies and insisted he bought one for her," she said.  "I quickly denied this generous offer but he insisted and went on to tell us that he lost his wife 18 months prior and she loved Mickey Mouse.

"He went on to say he has no family of his own and all he wanted to do was buy a Christmas gift for somebody. "So we let him buy a Minnie mouse for her.... My heart is well and truly full of love today.  "This man made my day and it will be a Christmas story I will tell to my little girl every year when she asks what Christmas is all about.

"What an amazing man."