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14 Aug 2018 09:02 in response to woodworm

Hi folksm 

Here is another great story, Brian.

This Animal Shelter Was Running Out Of Food. Now, They're 'Overwhelmed' With Donations

August 12, 2018

On July 24, the Hendricks County Animal Shelter in Danville, Indiana posted a request on Facebook for donations of cat food.

No one responded.

"Usually when we post something like that, people come in and we get some bags of food or whatever we ask for," said LaDonna Hughes, chief director of the HCAS. "I realized nobody responded. It was kind of weird."

But after their second plea was shared by local news website, the donations have been pouring in from all over the country.

Phone calls and donations have swamped the shelter, as have deliveries from warm-hearted folks, the IndyStar reported.

UPS and FedEx dropped off 177 boxes of food and supplies Friday morning alone, Hughes said. The entire lobby was filled with donations Thursday and half of the shelter's garage was full.

"It's just so overwhelming," Hughes said. "We were all in awe (Thursday). I just couldn't believe it."

According to responses on Facebook, donations have rolled in from California to New York to Florida.

Kroger stopped by with donations and one boy, Anthony Goines, even dropped off $100 he received for his 13th birthday to help the cause.

Volunteers are donating time just to help with the inundation of supplies.

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17 Aug 2018 11:40 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

hope you like this one, Brian.

Florida Cancer Patient Thrown Surprise Street Parade After Last Chemo Session

August 16, 2018

A cancer patient was greeted by a surprise street parade by her friends and family to celebrate her last chemotherapy session.

Cristina Muneton, 58, was left emotional and without words when she returned home to her neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, to discover those most dear to her holding balloons, hand-made signs and chanting celebratory songs.

The surprise had been arranged by her niece, Belkis Plata, who wanted to celebrate her aunt finalising her battle to overcome the deadly disease.

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20 Aug 2018 08:31 in response to woodworm

Hi folks,

Here is another cancer related story, Brian.

Man Sings To Cancer Patients On The Anniversary Of His Mother's Death

August 17, 2018

A local musician stopped by the John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus, GA., on the anniversary of his mother's death to spread a little joy to cancer patients.

Ryan Alexander is a local musician whose mom died from cancer. He said to cope with the loss, he would drink often.

But he decided to make a change and do something that would make his mother proud, which consists of using his God-given ability to sing.

Alexander visited the Cancer Center on August 15, the anniversary of his mother's death, to perform for current patients.

"I think she'd be really really proud that I found my calling and my dream, with something that no matter what I'm doing, it's something that I can run to that makes me happy. So I decided to do my best to honor her on the anniversary of her death which is today," he told WTVM.

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21 Aug 2018 08:54 in response to woodworm

Thanks for sharing so many feel good stories on this thread Brian.  Just been playing catch up again and reading these before setting off to visit mum gives so much inspiration.Jules

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31 Aug 2018 15:12 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Here is a heartwarming story I just had to put on here,Brian

Boy Who Sits Outside Hoping Trucks Will Blow Their Horns Gets The Surprise Of A Lifetime

August 25, 2018

Dakota "Bubba" Cadd loves to sit in his back yard along Wisconsin Highway 26, hoping truckers will blow their horns for him.

Last Saturday, those truckers went the extra mile to surprise him for his birthday.

Bubba has cerebral palsy and Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation.

One day while sitting out back pumping his arm, his mother Peggy noticed a bag on the ground that someone had thrown over their fence.

Inside the bag was a toy semi-truck.

Peggy posted about the act of kindness on Facebook hoping to find and thank the mystery gifter. After the post went viral, more truck drivers who heard about Bubba wanted to come out and support him, too.

Hundreds of semi-trucks and more than a thousand people came out to celebrate Bubba's 16th birthday.

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1 Sep 2018 08:17 in response to woodworm

Hi folks, 

I doesnt take much to make someones day as this story proves, Brian.

IHOP Waitress Makes The Day Of Customer With Down Syndrome

August 26, 2018

An IHOP waitress in Abilene, TX is being praised on social media after her act of kindness toward a man with Down Syndrome was posted on Facebook.

Regina Thomason and her brother Dwayne stopped at the restaurant for a drink and noticed the name tag of their waitress said "Millie".

"Dwayne immediately noticed the waitress's name tag (Dwayne has a thing for badges and name tags). He told the waitress that he liked her name tag and then told her that his name is 'Captain America'." Thomason wrote on Facebook.

As they prepared to leave the restaurant, Millie returned to their table with a name tag for Dwayne.

"Before we left - here comes the waitress - pins a name tag on Dwayne's shirt - and yes it said '"CAPTAIN AMERICA' - Dwayne was thrilled! Thank you to Millie at Ihop. U made his day!"

"When people come in, I want to make them smile. If they leave happy, it makes me happy," Millie told News 4.

"When he left, I said, 'Bye, Captain America!' and he just giggled."

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2 Sep 2018 01:41 in response to woodworm

What a great gesture Brian. How easy was that to make a persons day. They will never forget that. Very special indeed. Have a great day everyone. Regards Woody.

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2 Sep 2018 10:46 in response to ianwoody

Good morning friends,

Another story that just by something small, Made a young girls day and something she will always remember. Perhaps we should all try to share a little kindness with others as we never know what problems they may have, Brian.

Irish Garbage Men Surprise Their Biggest Fan With A Present

August 24, 2018

Employees of a garbage collection company in Ireland have made the day of one of their biggest fans.

Dad shared a video of the trash collectors bringing his daughter a gift, about a week after he had told them how much she loves to watch them work.

"I went to the bin men the week before and told them my daughter loves watching them and would the be so kind to just give her a wave next time, we only expected a wave which is why my daughter shouted he has a present and my wife grabbed her to go to the door, we had absolutely no idea and this was all the bin company Greyhound Recycling, the shock and enjoyment experienced by us all is genuine, faith in humanity restored."


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3 Sep 2018 08:16 in response to woodworm

Hi folks

here is a another story that I think you'll like, Brian

Nurse Discovers New Doctor Is Premature Baby She Cared For 28 Years Ago

September 1, 2018

Vilma Wong was the primary nurse for a premature baby 28 years ago. Now, they're working together.

Vilma has been working in the NICU at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California for 32 years. When new doctor Brandon Seminatore started working there, she had a feeling she knew him.

During a friendly conversation, Brandon revealed that they both worked at the hospital he was born in.

"I got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name," Vilma said. "I asked him if his dad was a police officer and there was a big silence and then he asked me if I was Vilma."

"Apparently, his mother asked him to look for nurse Vilma in the NICU, but he told his mom that I had probably retired by now. I was in shock initially but overjoyed to know that I took care of him almost 30 years ago and now he's as a pediatric resident to the same population he was part of when he was born."

Brandon even had a picture of the two taken during his early days.

Brandon, who was was delivered prematurely at 26 weeks, is specializing in child neurology.

"I've come full circle," Brandon said, "and I'm taking care of babies with the nurse who took care of me."

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3 Sep 2018 21:12 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian and Woody

Have loved the posts of recent days and it does indeed lift the spirits to have them to read.  Always a reminder that little gestures can means so much to those on the receiving end.  Thanks for sharing Brian.  Jules

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4 Sep 2018 10:39 in response to jules54

Good morning folks,,

Thanks Jules.

The Amazing Rescue Of A Beached Orca

August 28, 2018

A stranded orca has returned to the sea thanks to the efforts of an entire community.

The orca had become stranded on a beach in Nueva Atlantis, Argentina. Members of the Fundacion Mundo Marino, the Argentine Naval Prefecture and the Civil Defence participated in the extensive 20-hour rescue effort.

Rescuers spent an entire evening on the cold, windy beach keeping the orca's blowhole out of the water to avoid triggering a drowning. They could not lift the orca back into the water without the help of machinary, which did not arrive until the following morning.

"Last night the first thing we did was straighten the animal that was stranded on its side to try to reintroduce it. But only today, with the help of the entire community, we were able to pass a stretcher under the orca, lift it and guide it to the sea," explained Ignacio Peña, one of the technicians of the Mundo Marino Foundation who was present during the rescue.

"It's a mixture of sensations. The panorama was tremendous. She looked so weak and cramped that it seemed impossible to rescue her," said Florencia Speciale, department head of Marine World. "We saw that each time it became more complicated, but we were all very connected. Being in the water with her and seeing her face offshore was incredible."

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5 Sep 2018 06:47 in response to woodworm

Lovely report, thanks for sharing Brian.  Jules

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5 Sep 2018 08:57 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules. 

Hope you like this one, Brian.

Tourist Rescues Wild Impala Stuck In Mud

September 3, 2018

A video of a man rescuing an impala from being stuck in the mud is warming hearts across the world.

Steve Haley, from England, was on a safari at Kruger National Park in South Africa when he noticed the trapped impala.

"I was on my own during a self-safari where I take a tent, rent a car and camp in the park for eight weeks," Haley told Caters News.

Haley got out of his car, took his shoes and socks off and got into the mud to pull the impala out by its antlers.

Once free, the clearly exhausted impala had a brief rest on the bank before rejoining the herd.

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5 Sep 2018 14:44 in response to woodworm

Lovely story Brian, thanks for sharing.  Jules

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7 Sep 2018 08:01 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is another good story, Brian.

Mississippi Family Plants Vegetable Farm, Gives Half To People On Fixed Income

September 6, 2018

A family in Nettleton, Mississippi uses three acres of their 32-acre farm to plant peas for the public.

Mitch and Ann Smith have been allowing people to pick their own peas for the past 10 years.

"We started it for older people so they could come and pick their own," Mitch told the Daily Journal. "They come out here and say, ‘I remember picking peas as a kid.' Not many people do this anymore, but I kind of feel like it's coming back."

The Smiths sell their peas and they also allow customers to pick their own, free of charge.

"The public comes to pick and they get half of what they pick and I get half and they don't pay anything," Mitch said. "That works good for people on a fixed income. We try to plant five rows and skip two rows so the older people can pick on the outside."

"Last year, we had some ladies come to pick who were on canes," Ann said. "We have people 85 years old out here picking."

In the past week, people have picked 263 bushels of peas out of the Smiths' fields and they're still picking.

The Smiths also plant a couple acres of corn, turnip and mustard greens.

"It's amazing what you can do on a small plot," Mitch said.

"We have people come and bring their grandchildren to the fields with them. They'll be laughing and singing. We build relationships with people. It's very rewarding."