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There is good in the world

24 Apr 2019 08:54 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Men Notice Elderly Woman Eating Alone, Invite Her To Join Them

April 23, 2019

A man from Lincoln, Alabama, shared a wonderful story on Facebook after he and his friends noticed an elderly woman who was eating alone in a restaurant.

This is what Jamario Howard wrote.

"So tonight JaMychol Baker, Tae Knight and myself went out to eat at this place called Brads in Oxford, and after us sitting there a while waiting on our food I noticed an elderly woman sitting alone.

My exact thoughts was 'dang I'd hate to have to eat alone'.

So after thinking about it a minute I walked over to her and asked if I could sit with her. She said yes and we talked for a minute and after a while of talking she told me she lost her husband and that tomorrow would have been their 60th anniversary.

I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do.

The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through.

This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge!

And people I can't stress this enough. GO SEE YOUR MOM AND YOUR GRANDPARENTS. They miss you!!"

His Facebook post has been shared more than 33k times.

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24 Apr 2019 15:20 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, can relate to this one as have often shared a table when seeing others dining alone.  Not sure I would have approached three men at once though!  Jules

There is good in the world

25 Apr 2019 11:27 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Here is a story I really love, Brian

Husband And Wife Plant 2.7 Million Trees In 20 Years To Restore A Destroyed Forest

April 24, 2019

In the early 1990s, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado was stationed in Rwanda to cover the accounts of genocide. The on-ground experience left him traumatized.

In 1994, he was returning to his home in Minas Gerais, Brazil, hoping to find solace in the lap of a lush green forest where he had grown up.

But, instead, he found dusty, barren land for miles and miles. In only a few years, his beautiful hometown underwent rampant deforestation.

For him, everything was destroyed.

"The land was as sick as I was. Only about 0.5% of the land was covered in trees," Salgado told The Guardian.

It was at this time that Salgado's wife Lélia made a near-impossible proposal. She expressed her wish to replant the entire forest.

Salgado supported her idea, and together the couple set out on a heroic mission.

Salgado bought an abandoned cattle ranch from his parents and started building a network of enthusiastic volunteers and partners who would fund and sustain their project.

In 1998, the couple founded Instituto Terra, the organization which tirelessly worked around the clock to bring the forest back to life.

Since 1998, they have planted more than 2.7 million saplings of 293 species of trees and rejuvenated 1,502 acres of tropical forest.

In addition, 172 species of birds have returned, 33 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians.

"Nature is the earth and it is other beings and if we don't have some kind of spiritual return to our planet, I fear that we will be compromised," Salgado said.

There is good in the world

25 Apr 2019 14:59 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian,  this is a truly 'WOW' kind of story. Thanks for sharing. Jules

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27 Apr 2019 09:17 in response to jules54

Hi folks 

Thanks Jules.

Here is another feel good story, Brian

Cattle Rancher Brought To Tears By Act Of Kindness After Losing His Entire Herd In Flood

April 26, 2019

A Nebraska cattle rancher was brought to tears by the kindness he received from his community after he had lost his entire herd in a flood.

Todd Laudenklos often visits the Lolli Livestock Market in Macon, Missouri to not only sell his cattle, but to also help with the event.

Blake Coble, a good friend of Laudenklos, shared what happened at the event last week.

"One of my dear friends lost his whole herd (27 head) of Watusi cattle in all the flooding in Nebraska.

During the Watusi sale in Macon Missouri the owners of the sale barn stopped the sale and brought him in the sale ring and bought a bull and donated the profits to him so he could build his herd back up.

The person that bought the bull immediately donated the profits again and resold the bull again. Shortly after a gentlemen bought him another Watusi and donated it to him.

After that, they took donations for Him and I was shocked.... Person after person stood up and donated $100... $100....$200...$100...$100. This went on for 20 minutes and at least 50 or 60 folks.

He was trying to be strong, but I saw tears flowing from his eyes.

This is how I know there is still so many good people in this world!"

In total, more than $5,000 was raised that night for Laudenklos, KHQA reported.

There is good in the world

27 Apr 2019 14:44 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, a lovely result after such devastation. Jules

There is good in the world

28 Apr 2019 09:18 in response to jules54

Good morning friends,

Here is another story of kindness that belongs on here, Brian

Teachers Donate 100 Sick Days To Coworker Whose Daughter Is Fighting Cancer

April 27, 2019

When teachers at Mae Jemison High School in Hunstville, AL., discovered one of their colleagues had no more sick days to tend to his infant daughter who was diagnosed with cancer, they donated their sick days to him.

David Green is a history teacher and a father to a 16-month-old girl who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia six months ago. His daughter is getting treatment 100 miles from home and she needs him to be there when he can.

Teachers at the school banded together to donate more than 100 sick days to the family.

"We were blown away with the response that we received with the sick days. We were hoping to get a couple days so he could be here once a week," Megan Green, Kinsley's mother, told CNN. "It is a huge blessing and we can't wait until we are in the position to give back and help others."

Teachers and faculty at nearby schools even got involved, despite going through their own struggles.

Wilma DeYampert, an assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary, works in the same school district with Green. She saw the story on Facebook and donated two days. They are the only days she can afford, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February.

"I could not imagine having a child and being away from the child," DeYampert told CNN. "So, I just thought it was the right thing to do. My mom always said, 'You don't have to be rich to bless someone'."

Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary was another school where many teachers came together to help Green.

There is good in the world

28 Apr 2019 14:03 in response to woodworm

Great response and a good read.ThanksBrian.Jules

There is good in the world

30 Apr 2019 08:57 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is another good story, Brian.

Hundreds Of Students Give Final Wave Goodbye To Grandmother Who Waved To Them Every Morning

April 29, 2019

Hundreds of students in Comox, B.C. walked to an elderly woman's home on Thursday to show their appreciation and give her one more wave goodbye.

Tinney Davidson, 88, has been waving to students on their way to Highland Secondary School for the past 12 years.

Davidson and her late husband, Ken, started waving to the teenagers after the couple moved into the house in 2007. Soon the students were waving back.

But soon, Davidson won't be in her window when students go to school. She's moving to an assisted living center.

So, more than 400 kids walked to Davidson's house together to give one more wave goodbye.

The teenagers held signs and clapped and cheered as Davidson walked out onto her porch.

They counted down from three to blow her a group kiss.

"Oh, lovely, thank you," she said, holding a tissue.

"I was shocked again that's there's so many kids that want to say goodbye to me."

There is good in the world

2 May 2019 06:51 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian. Very sweet story.  Jules

There is good in the world

4 May 2019 10:22 in response to jules54

Hi folks

Thanks Jules.

Parents Couldn't Afford A Wheelchair, So They Turned To A High School Robotics Team

May 2, 2019

A high school robotics team built a custom electric wheelchair for a 2-year-old boy with a genetic disorder.

The parents of 2-year-old Cillian Jackson couldn't afford to buy an electric wheelchair so they turned to the robotics team at Farmington High School in Minnesota.

"These kids took time out of their busy schedules to do this for our son. We're so grateful," Cillian's mother, Krissy Jackson, told Kare 11 News.

Last week, four months after receiving his custom wheelchair, Cillian and his parents returned to the school and was reunited with the teens responsible for his gift.

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4 May 2019 13:14 in response to woodworm

Worthy of a mention here Brian.  I read this on another site and thought what a 'super job'. Jules

There is good in the world

6 May 2019 08:57 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Woman Pays Dinner Bill For Group Of Teens On Prom Night

May 4, 2019

A regular customer at a restaurant in Clarksburg, Maryland, paid the bill for a large group of teenagers who were out to dinner on prom night.

Before attending the big dance, Therese de Leon and her 10 friends arrived at Ted's Bulletin for dinner. As they were looking over the menu, their server returned to inform them they were in for a treat.

"He told us that there was a lady that night who was a regular customer at Ted's. She wasn't served by our server, Antonio, that night, but usually is," Therese told Fox 5. "She asked him which tables he had that night but said we were his only table. She told him that we looked absolutely stunning and offered to pay for our dinner -- anything we wanted."

At the end of their dinner, the prom group walked over to the woman's table, took a photo with her and thanked her for making their night truly special.

"What we will never forget were the kind words she left with us," Therese added. "Before we left her table she reminded us to 'always love ourselves' and to remember that 'we are beautiful inside and out'."

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7 May 2019 12:15 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian,

Love this and the 'benefactor's' lasting words of wisdom.  Powerful memories made for those high school kids.  Jules

There is good in the world

10 May 2019 08:25 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is another story I'm sure you'll like, Brian.

Thousands Of People Donate Hand-Knitted Bird Nests To Rescue Group In Need Of Help

May 8, 2019

When the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group in Indian Trail, North Carolina, posted a plea asking for knitted and crocheted nests for their baby birds, they never expected such a wonderful response.

The rescue group has received hundreds of packages full of baby bird nests and handwritten cards. Some of the letters read, "please let us know if you need more nests," or "please keep us updated on the baby birds."

The packages have come from as far away as Canada and Japan.

"It's just so great that people go through and make the effort to try and help like this. It's a great reminder for us that people care," said Bayleigh MacHaffie, a wildlife rehab specialist for CRW.

The rescue group calls March "baby season" since this is always the time of year they see a sudden increase in abandoned or injured baby birds.

"In the past, we've gotten in around 3,000 (baby birds) in the summer. It's a lot of songbirds," MacHaffie said.

MacHaffie added that the nests are important for the baby bird's development because if they don't have a nest holding them in when they grow, their legs end up getting splayed out.