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3 Jun 2018 15:33 in response to woodworm

Both the giver and  the receiver gained so much from this single act. Lovely. Jules

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7 Jun 2018 16:35 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules, Brian

Woman Sees Police Officer Standing In The Pouring Rain, Then Realizes She's Protecting A Turtle

June 6, 2018

A Maryland police officer stood in the pouring rain to protect a turtle from being run over.

Carolyn B. R. Hammett and her husband were driving near their home in Greenbelt, Maryland, when they spotted the officer standing in the middle of the road.

Hammett was confused at first, thinking the road must be flooded, but "as we got closer, we realized that she was standing over something."

Master Police Officer Sharnise Hawkins was helping a large snapping turtle cross the road.

"I couldn't believe that she was standing there guarding that turtle in all that rain," Hammett told The Dodo. "Not many people would do that, regardless of their occupation. She was serving and protecting in every sense of the word."

Hammett's husband hopped out of the car and shielded Officer Hawkins from the rain while the turtle finished its trek.

"The officer thanked us and we thanked her and we all went on our way," Hammett added. "She was smiling a big broad smile the entire time and she never seemed to care that she was drenched completely through. She was delightful, inspirational, kind, all the things that you think a police officer should be."

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7 Jun 2018 17:15 in response to woodworm

Lovely act of kindness. Reminds me of watching  loads of frogs crossing busy road in my childhood. The cars all waited patiently till the reached safety. Jules

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12 Jun 2018 16:05 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is another story about human kindness, Brian.

Teen Learns Why Elderly Man Is Buying A Shovel And Goes Straight To His House After Work

June 8, 2018

A Mississippi teen is being praised for helping an elderly man bury his beloved dog of 15 years.

Sam Coleman-Dancer, 19, works at an Ace Hardware store in Cleveland, MS.

Two weeks ago, an elderly man walked into the store looking for a shovel. The man proceeds to tell Sam how he was just diagnosed with cancer and was having to bury his beloved dog of 15 years.

"He told me about the times they spent together, walking and playing fetch. He said his dog had always been there for him. He was very emotional, and it touched me," Sam told The Dodo.

"I told him I would like to come to his house after work and help him bury his dog," he said. "His eyes opened wide. It was amazing. He said, 'I can't let you do that. Are you sure?' I said, 'I'm positive. As soon as I'm off work, I'll head right over'."

And he did just that. After work, the 19-year-old went to the man's house and helped him bury his loyal companion.

"Something he said stuck with me," Sam told WLBT. "He told me that great things come to you at unexpected times and we both smiled. Definitely something we will both remember. He asked me if there was anyway he could repay me and I told him 'yeah, by taking a picture with me'. Because I know that picture is something I will cherish forever."

 

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13 Jun 2018 17:10 in response to woodworm

All I can say to this is beatiful tale/outcome despite the sadness involved.  Jules

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15 Jun 2018 15:39 in response to jules54

Good afternoon folks,

Thanks Jules. Another story I'm sure you will like, Brian.

Houston Police Officer Replaces Man's Stolen Groceries

June 15, 2018

A Houston police officer has paid to replace groceries stolen from an diabetic man after he collapsed in a parking lot.

Officer Kirsten Koryciak was working security at Walmart when she noticed a man, who earlier bought groceries, walk back inside the store with a bandaged arm.

She asked what happened and the man said he had a diabetic episode and collapsed in the parking lot. He said that while emergency personnel attended to him — someone stole his groceries, about $20 to $30 worth of items.

Officer Koryciak then offered to purchase the man's groceries.

"That's part of my job, to care about people and to help people," she said.

Officer Koryciak bought around $25 worth of groceries and medication for the diabetic man.

She added that she "didn't think twice" about the gesture, and that she "would do it again in a heartbeat" — not for publicity, but to "pay it forward."

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18 Jun 2018 07:33 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, I do like to read the 'good news' as it keeps some faith in humankind! Sadly it would seem that our 'at home press' tend to concentrate on the negative rather than the positive which is why I no longer buy a regular paper.  Not burying my head in the sand just think there is enough stress in life without adding to it!

Have a good week everyone.  Jules 

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23 Jun 2018 08:59 in response to jules54

Good morning folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is a story about a simple act of kindness that may well influence a young boys life in the futute, Brian.

Delivery Driver Goes Above And Beyond To Make Little Boy's Dream Come True

June 22, 2018

A Lowe's delivery man in Mississippi is being praised online for going out of his way to make a 6-year-old boy's dream come true.

Wendy Bailey said her son Brandon had waited two weeks for a new refrigerator to be delivered so that he could make an awesome box fort. But when the refrigerator finally arrived to their house, it did not have a box.

Lowe's delivery driver Alejandro Porter saw the child's disappointment and went back to the store to find him a box for his fort.

"The kind delivery man from Lowe's felt so bad he went out of his way to go back and get him a box," Bailey said.

"He said, 'Every little boy needs an awesome box fort'. Now, that's going above and beyond. There's one thrilled 6-year-old in my house this morning who also learned an important lesson today about kindness."

Bailey posted the picture of Porter bringing her son the empty box on her Facebook page.

"I honestly can't say enough about how kind the man was to go out of his way for a 6-year-old," Bailey said. "And in turn, it was a moment to talk to my son about the fruits of the spirit and how a simple, small act of kindness can make someone else so very happy."

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25 Jun 2018 08:47 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

I love this story, Brian

Her Birthday Wish Was To Ride In A Convertible In A Parade, So The Town Threw Her A Parade

June 22, 2018

A woman in Stillwater, Oklahoma turned 107 and her only wish was to ride in a convertible during a parade.

What started as a simple cruise in a convertible became a full-fledged parade along Main Street in her honor.

It all started when a hospice nurse asked Myda Lewis if there was anything she had always wanted to do and she said she had always wanted to ride in a parade in a convertible. The nurse called Myda's daughter to get clearance to take her for a ride in a convertible, but that wasn't all.

Staff at Physician's Choice Hospice and Westhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center started to make plans.

People from Main Street businesses responded enthusiastically when Westhaven staff asked them to step out and wave to Myda as she drove by.

Then someone created a Facebook event and by the next morning almost 800 people had indicated they were planning to attend. What had started as a simple cruise down Main Street in a convertible had turned into a real parade.

Hundreds of people lined up along Main Street yesterday to wish Myda Lewis a happy birthday.

"We're out today because what a fun thing to celebrate!" attendee Toni Ivey told Stillwater News Press. "I mean, who gets to turn 107? And if she wants to have a parade by golly, we're going to give her a parade!

"And we need this positivity in the world right now. Everybody's smiling today, I don't see one grumpy face ...The whole town has come together."

"We all signed a card and gave her a dozen red roses," Teressa Web said. "This is awesome."

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30 Jun 2018 12:34 in response to woodworm

These are lovely additions to the thread Brian. A little (or a lot) of kindness goes a long way and I am sure 'age' does not come into it when your are on the receiving end.  Just wonderful to read the lengths some people go to to bring 'dreams' alive.  Jules

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1 Jul 2018 15:03 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is another heart warming story, Brian.

Hundreds Of People Bring Backpacks Instead Of Flowers To Woman's Funeral

June 25, 2018

A teacher's final request is inspiring people across the world.

Tammy Waddell, 58, served the children and community of Forsyth County, Georgia, for thirty years as a paraprofessional and elementary teacher.

She passed away earlier this month after battling cancer.

Instead of flowers, the elementary school teacher's friends, family and work colleagues brought backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need.

"My cousin's final request at her funeral was Backpacks full of supplies for needy students instead of flowers. A teacher to the end," Dr. Brad Johnson captioned his photo on Twitter.

Nearly 100 teachers served as honorary pallbearers, carrying the backpacks out of the chapel and back to their schools, according to Johnson.

"It was heart-warming," he said.

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1 Jul 2018 15:09 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, What a wonderful legacy this teacher left for the students.  Jules

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1 Jul 2018 20:07 in response to woodworm

Hi agree with you there about good people theres a lot of good people on here including yourself.when people are in the same boat its amazing how we pull together espesialy trying help the younger people i lost my partner to a stroke 29th april but cancer was the main cause .and I've had some great support from the moderators to so i thank everyone .one in perticular who is going through a tough time herself .regards p

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1 Jul 2018 22:28 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian... glad your still writing this lovely thread ... now I came across this a while ago .. I don't know if it's true but think it was bassed on a true one ... hope its o.k to share ...

A guy and a girl where speeding over 100 miles an hour on a motorcycle. ..girl said  ... slow down I'm scared ....  the guy said ... no, this is fun ... (girl) no it's not, please it's too scary....  (guy) then tell me you love me .... (girl) fine, i love you, slow down ... (guy) now give me a big hug .... the girl hugs him tight ... (guy) can you take my helmit off and put it on, it's hurting me .... 

In the paper the next day .... a motorcycle crashed into a wall because of brake failure ...two people were on the cycle, but only one survived ... 

It was halfway down the road, the unrealized the brakes had failed, but he didn't want to frighten his girlfriend ..he had her say she loved him, felt her hug him one last time ...then had her put on his helmet.. so she would live, even though it would mean he'd die ...  ❤ 

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2 Jul 2018 08:44 in response to Chriss

Hi folks, 

Thanks Jules, Paulus and Chriss.

Of course its alright to share Chriss and thanks for posting.

think you might like this one, Brian.

Mystery Shopper Buys $1M Worth Of Toys At Local Toys 'R' Us To Donate To Kids

June 30, 2018

A Good Samaritan made a hefty purchase at a Toys 'R' Us store in North Carolina before the retailer officially closed its doors for good.

An employee at the Raleigh store said an anonymous person purchased $1 million worth of remaining toys to donate to local children.

"Oh wow, that's nice," said Vivian Smith who showed up and found the doors locked with a closed sign on the glass.

"Wow. Awesome," said another customer.

The staff told CBS 17 they will spend their last day boxing up the few toys left to put on a truck for the mystery buyer.

Toys 'R' Us closed all 700 stores in the US on Friday.