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