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12 Mar 2019 14:52 in response to woodworm

A lovely tale Brian and i am sure this GI must feel truly appreciated.  Jules

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17 Mar 2019 09:22 in response to jules54

Hi folk

 here is anothe story about human kindness, Brian.

Community Donates Car To Man Who Was Stranded

March 16, 2019

Dozens of people in Albuquerque, NM, pitched in to buy a car for a man in desperate need of medical treatment in Maryland.

Brad Mitzl has a brain tumor and is heading to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. But his car broke down just outside of Albuquerque.

Mitzl has been living out of his car at a gas station for weeks.

"We've been giving him burritos and things that we sell here," said Leah Lemmon, a clerk at the gas station. "We're trying to keep his spirits up while we plea to the community for help."

After Mitzl was told his car couldn't be repaired, the gas station started collecting donations and launched a ******** page to get Mitzl a car.

They raised more than $3,500.

KOB 4 News was there Thursday as he was sent on his way with donations and a working car.

"Thank you," said Mitzl. "I mean thank you is not even enough. Thank you, New Mexico. I never expected this."

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17 Mar 2019 14:25 in response to woodworm

Lovely outcome to this tale.  Thanks for sharing  Brian.  Jules

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19 Mar 2019 16:22 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is a sory that once more proc=ves the title of this thread. Brian.

Man Drives Couple 400 Miles To Visit Their Dying Mother

March 19, 2019

A man made a 400-mile detour to help a couple pay a last visit to their dying mother.

Husband and wife Ron, 77, and Sharleen Gillies, 58, were driving from Edinburgh to Cambridge to say their final goodbyes to Sharleen's mother before she passed away when they had a minor traffic accident.

Dean Moore, who had never met the couple, saw them on the side of the road and, hearing Sharleen's mother was in her final hours, drove them 200 miles in time to say goodbye.

"I just can't put into words what that lad did for us, " Ron told the Gazette.

"This happened on the Sunday and she died the next day, she died on Monday - if it hadn't been for Dean there's a fair chance we would have not got there in time. People get awards for various things and they are just doing their job, whereas this lad, it wasn't his job, he didn't know us from Adam."

After their visit, Dean turned around and drove the 200 miles back, refusing all offers of payment.

"I drove them down, it took about four hours, got there before midnight, popped in for a wee then turned round and came straight back," Dean said.

"I was knackered at work the next day."

Ron called Dean afterwards to thank him, but Dean said it was just what anyone else would have done.

"They were stuck in a bad situation, I just made it a little better," he said.

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19 Mar 2019 17:42 in response to woodworm

Well worthy of being on this thread Brian.  I saw it today on another site and thought how wonderful it was. Jules

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24 Mar 2019 11:34 in response to jules54

Hi folks

I like this one, Brian.

Morgan Freeman Converted His 124-Acre Ranch Into A Giant Bee Sanctuary

March 22, 2019

Morgan Freeman is doing his part to help the environment by converting his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a giant bee sanctuary.

The 81-year-old actor said he has taken up beekeeping to help revive the declining bee population.

"There is a concerted effort for bringing bees back onto the planet… We do not realize that they are the foundation, I think, of the growth of the planet, the vegetation," he said.

Freeman imported 26 bee hives from Arkansas to his ranch in Mississippi where he has help feeding the bees sugar water and planting bee-friendly trees and plants.

Freeman added that he never wears a bee suit or a bee hat and they haven't stung him yet.

"I have not ever used the beekeeping hat with my bees," he said. "They haven't stung me yet, as right now I am not trying to harvest honey or anything, but I just feed them…I also think that they understand, 'Hey, don't bother this guy, he's got sugar water here'."

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29 Mar 2019 08:03 in response to woodworm

Thanks for sharing this story Brian.  How lovely that Mr Freeman has found a wonderful use for his land and sounds as though he is really enjoying himself too.  Jules

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31 Mar 2019 09:03 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Billionaire Rewards Grandmother Who Walked 10 Miles To Help Cyclone Victims

March 29, 2019

A 71-year-old woman walked 10 miles to donate clothing and kitchen supplies to victims of a cyclone in southern Africa — and her incredible act of kindness and compassion has influenced one of Africa's wealthiest people to ensure she lives comfortably for the rest of her life.

Plaxedes Dilon, known as Gogo Magombo, wakes up at 4 a.m. daily and walks long distances selling clothing. She had just returned home from a long day of vending when she heard of the cyclone disaster on the radio.

"I immediately packed the clothes and jackets that I earlier purchased for resell and carried my bag to Star FM the following morning," she told ZimLive.

Telecoms tycoon Strive Masiyiwa, who is Africa's eighth richest person, learned of Magombo's act of generosity on social media and announced that he will be building her a home, saying "she gave more than us all".

"This gogo had no 50c for combi, walked the whole way from Mbare to Highlands just to donate her pots to give to people in chimanimani," Highlands Presbyterian Church wrote on Facebook.

"This is the biblical 'widow's mite'," Masiyiwa wrote on Facebook. "What she did is one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen. When this is over, I'm going to find her, and invite her to come and see me, if possible. Then I will spend time in prayer with her. Then I will build her a house, anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe. It will have solar power and running water. Then I will give her a monthly allowance of $1,000 for life."

Highlands Presbyterian Church, which received her donation, and Masiyiwa's companies have been leading relief efforts in Chimanimani and Chipinge, the districts worst hit by the cyclone.

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31 Mar 2019 18:07 in response to woodworm

Such a wonderful way to show support in difficult times.  Kindness/generosity bringing its unasked for reward too. Thanks for sharing on this thread Brian.  Jules

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1 Apr 2019 08:35 in response to jules54

Hi folks, 

Thanks Jules. Here is another good story, Brian.

School Plans Special Graduation Ceremony For Student With Dying Mother

March 31, 2019

A high school in Virginia held a special graduation ceremony for a student who's mother was told she had only a week to live.

Abby attends Powhatan High School in Powhatan, VA. Her mother was diagnosed with stage four Esophageal Cancer three months ago.

On Monday, she was told she only has a week to live due to her kidneys failing.

Principal Mike Massa and a few teachers made sure that Abby's mother would see her graduate high school before she passed.

Abby's mother passed away the next morning.

"Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Thank you [Principal Mike Massa], Ms. Baltimore and Mrs. Smith for arranging this special moment for the family," Powhatan County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Jones said.

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1 Apr 2019 12:42 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian,  a thoughtful and wonderful decision made, acted upon and will be a great comfort to the family I am sure.Jules

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3 Apr 2019 08:19 in response to jules54

Hey Jules how are you. Sorry havent been a round for a while. Trust all is good and I can only agree with what you said. The family certainly need to be comforted dont they. Thanks Brian for your posts.

Regards Ian.

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3 Apr 2019 13:50 in response to ianwoody

Hi folks, 

Thanks Jules and Ian

Here is some good news.  We need more companies to do the same thing, Brian

70% Of The Materials Used To Make IKEA Products In 2018 Were Either Renewable Or Recycled

April 2, 2019

The world's largest furniture retail company has revealed that 70% of the materials used to make its products in 2018 were either renewable or recycled.

Their ambition is 100% renewable and recycled materials by 2030.

IKEA's 59-page Sustainability Report FY18 was released last week, reporting progress from across the IKEA value chain and franchise system towards the commitment to become "People & Planet Positive".

The report reveals that 60% of all the raw materials IKEA sourced to produce products during 2018 were from renewable sources such as cotton and bamboo, with a further 10% accounted for by recycled material.

More highlights from the report include:

Increasing renewable energy - 18,240 solar panels installed on IKEA Industry production unit in Portugal - enough to power 2,700 homes

The number of home solar customers grew and customers saved money on their energy bills.

100% of the cotton was certified as sustainable for a second year running, while the proportion stood at 85% for wood – up from 77% in 2017.

Developing new innovative products such as the MISTELN – a water saving mist nozzle that can reduce water use by more than 90%

Commitment to phase out single-use plastic products from the IKEA range by 2020

"We always think long term, innovating to ensure that our actions to meet people's needs today do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs," the Inter IKEA Group's head of sustainability Lena Pripp-Kovac wrote in the report.

"This requires us to rethink and inspire changes in lifestyles and consumption and to transform our way of working – from linear to circular, from consuming to regenerating resources."

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4 Apr 2019 09:12 in response to ianwoody

Hi Ian,

Hope all is well your end and that your absence is purely due to a busy life!   Personally am having to take a couple of days off work (I only work part time!!) as have an eye infection which resulted to a trip to eye hospital yesterday and do not want to spread it around!!  Other than that am enjoying quality time with family when I can and keeping up with walking/photography. Would have been hubby's 68th birthday this week so a poignant time for us all.

Look after yourself.  Jules

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4 Apr 2019 09:16 in response to woodworm

Great news indeed.  We all have to try and improve how we recycle and live our lives  to help protect our planet for future generations.  Jules