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11 May 2019 09:30 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, this is such a cute story and a great help to those baby birds.  Jules

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12 May 2019 09:27 in response to jules54

Hi folks

Thanks Jules

Here is a good story, Brian

Child Calls 911, Asks Officer To Be His Friend Because He's Lonely

May 9, 2019

A little boy in Florida has a new police officer friend after calling 911 because he was feeling lonely.

The Tallahassee Police Department posted about the encounter on Facebook.

"Here's Officer Joe White and his new friend who called 911 without his mom knowing.

Officer White arrived on scene and the young man asked Officer White to be his friend because he was lonely. Officer White took the time to explain how 911 is used and how it's for emergencies.

Then Officer White said he'd always be a friend!

The young man got a stuffed animal, got to sit in the patrol car and got to spend some time with Officer White!

We have a new friend!"

Due to requests from social media users to send the boy greeting cards, the department said Officer White would gladly deliver them to him.

Send to: Tallahassee Police Department, 234 East 7th Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303 C/O Public Information Officer

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13 May 2019 09:11 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian,

What a sad story with a thoughtful ending.  Jules

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14 May 2019 08:52 in response to jules54

Good morning folks

Thanks Jules.

Here is a story I think you'll like, Brian

A Chef Has Been Delivering Free Soup To A Stranger With MS For Over A Year

May 13, 2019

Like many restaurant owners, Chef Juan Carlos Beristain uses Facebook to connect with his customers.

After realizing one man was too sick to make it into his restaurant, he quickly offered to deliver soup free of charge.

Juan Carlos owns JC's Cafe in Cary, IL, a restaurant known for its homemade soup.

Noah Dionesotes loves the soup at JC's Cafe, but after multiple rounds of chemotherapy to treat his multiple sclerosis, he hasn't been able to make the trip.

One day Noah commented on Juan Carlos' vegetable soup on a community Facebook page. After reading his post and realizing that Noah was too sick to make it into his restaurant, Juan Carlos quickly offered to deliver the soup to him free of charge.

Noah said Juan Carlos not only told him he not need to pay, but also promised to keep bringing the soup.

"He's like, 'I only want to see you get better'," Noah told WGN 9.

Noah didn't expect to see Juan Carlos again, but then there was another knock on his door.

"The second time he brought it, I was like, 'he's not lying'," Noah said.

For over a year now, Noah has received soup deliveries several times a week.

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15 May 2019 09:20 in response to woodworm

Hi folks 

Hope you like this one, Brian

Family Finds Gold Nugget Worth $37,000 While Walking Their Dog Named Lucky

May 14, 2019

An Australian family has struck gold after finding a large gold nugget while walking the family dog.

A father and his two daughters, who asked to remain anonymous, were out with their dog, ironically named "Lucky," when one of the girls kicked something hard lying on the ground.

"I actually walked right past it but my daughter pretty much kicked it as she was walking. She then goes — 'dad, is this gold?' I said, 'I think it might be'," the father told the Bendigo Advertiser.

He weighed the nugget at a nearby supermarket, as they couldn't find anywhere to properly weight it.

The rock weighed 20 ounces with an estimated value of $37,000 ($25,000 USD).

The father said the change of luck had come at a crucial time.

"We've come on some tough times so it's really good because we've been struggling financially. It couldn't be better timing really."

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16 May 2019 17:09 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian,  Two lovely reports well worthy of this thread.  Jules

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17 May 2019 08:37 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Here is a nice one, Brian

Teenage Crane Operator Rescues 14 People From Burning Building

May 16, 2019

A 19-year-old crane driver braved raging flames to save 14 people trapped in an apartment building caught on fire in Fushun City of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

Lan Junze was working at a construction site in Fushun when he saw a building go up in smoke nearby.

Lan reportedly heard screams for help and drove his crane to the scene of the fire, which was just a few blocks away.

In a viral video, Lan is seen using the crane to help residents escape the fire, which appears to have started on the building's ground floor.

In total, he saved 14 people in less than 30 minutes.

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18 May 2019 08:59 in response to woodworm

Hi folks, 

Here is a really nice story, Brian

Police Officers Build New Wheelchair Ramp For Elderly Couple

May 16, 2019

Police officers in California built a wheelchair ramp for an elderly couple after responding to a medical call at the residence.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety posted the story on their Facebook page.

This is what they wrote:

"On Monday evening, several of our officers responded to a medical call at a residence in Sunnyvale.

After treating the patient, the officers discovered that his wheelchair ramp was in need of some major repairs."

"The couple, both elderly, were unable to physically repair the ramp themselves and didn't have the money to pay someone to do it.

Our officers knew they couldn't just leave without doing anything about it, so they left to gather supplies needed and came back to repair the ramp."

"Although these officers believe they do not need any special recognition for doing this, we wanted to share this story to show you the often unseen kindness that our officers spread throughout our communities.

This story wouldn't have been shared had Captain Anderson not been there to record these scenes and these officers wouldn't have told anyone about their act of kindness."

"Everyday officers from across our nation impact the lives of others in ways unnoticed.

To all who go above and beyond, thank you."

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19 May 2019 08:54 in response to woodworm

Hi folks

Here is some good news, Brian

Indigenous Tribe Wins Legal Battle Against Oil Companies, Preventing Drilling In The Rainforest

May 17, 2019

After a long legal battle, the Waorani people successfully protected half a million acres of their ancestral territory in the Amazon rainforest from being mined for oil by huge oil corporations.

The indigenous Waorani community in Ecuador won a landmark lawsuit against three government bodies for conducting a faulty consultation process with the community before putting their territory up for sale in an international oil auction.

The ruling immediately suspends any possibility of selling the community's land for oil exploration.

"The government tried to sell our lands to the oil companies without our permission," said Nemonte Nenquimo, one of the Waorani plaintiffs. "Our rainforest is our life. We decide what happens in our lands. We will never sell our rainforest to the oil companies. Today, the courts recognized that the Waorani people, and all indigenous peoples have rights over our territories that must be respected. The government’s interests in oil is not more valuable than our rights, our forests, our lives."

The crux of the lawsuit was the Waorani's claim that the government had not properly consulted their community about the oil auction.

This win for the indigenous tribe has now set an invaluable legal precedent for other indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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20 May 2019 08:25 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, some really good deed feeds over the last couple of days.  It does show that in this mixed up world there are still moments of absolute generosity and care for the community. Jules

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22 May 2019 08:57 in response to jules54

Hi folks

Thanks Jules.

Here is another nice story, Brian.

He Helped Save Her Daughter. Two Years Later, She Returned The Favor

May 21, 2019

A Minnesota woman has helped saved the life of the firefighter who helped save her daughter two years ago.

In August 2016, Becca Bundy's young daughter had a seizure at home. Volunteer firefighter Bill Cox was the first to arrive.

The two met again in October 2018 when Bundy went to a benefit for a neighbor at the Viking Bar, where Cox has tending bar. He was wearing a T-shirt that said, "My Name is Bill. I'm in end stage KIDNEY FAILURE And in need of a KIDNEY."

"I couldn't get it out of my head," Bundy told KARE News. "I just said, ‘I'm the one and I know it'."

They talked for a bit and she realized that she had the same blood type.

Testing proved Bundy was indeed a match. She called him with the news as soon as she found out.

"I can remember us both crying, tears of joy of course, and Bill thanking me," she said.

The surgery took place in February. Three months later, the 66-year-old is free from dialysis and resuming his retirement in his lake home he shares with his wife Terry.

"I feel pretty blessed to be chosen to be on his journey with him," Bundy said, wiping away tears.

Before for the surgery, Cox carved a wooden angel for her and painted it her favorite color.

"She's my angel. She saved my life and I thought that would be an appropriate little gift for them," he said.

Since the surgery, drawings by Becca's children now grace the Cox's refrigerator. The drawings have special meaning since the Cox's don't have any grandchildren.

This summer they plan to host Becca, her husband and their four daughters on their boat.

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22 May 2019 14:53 in response to woodworm

This is just a beautiful story. Thanks Brian.  Jules

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24 May 2019 08:51 in response to jules54

Hi friends,

Thanks Jules

Here is a story I think you will like, Brian

Woman In Jamaica Returns ATM Cash And Gets Rewarded $1.2 Million For Her Honesty

May 20, 2019

Honesty paid off for a woman who returned millions of dollars that she found in a bag at an ATM in Kingston, Jamaica.

Following on other corporate and personal donations to her, J Wray & Nephew Limited rewarded Ackaisha Green's honesty with a donation of $1.2 million ($9,000 USD).

Of the amount, $1 million has been designated for the education of Green and her two sons, while $100,000 was provided in vouchers to purchase food. The remaining $100,000 has been set aside for an entrepreneurial venture and a refrigerator, which Green said is badly needed in her household.

"I wasn't expecting anything because the money wasn't mine, so to get all of this, many thanks, not only you guys, but to everybody who has reached out; J. Wray & Nephew, Digicel, Heart Trust and the rest of people and the pastor at cathedral; I just want to say thanks. This will benefit a far way, going back to school and seeing that I have several debts with the kids going to school."

 

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25 May 2019 07:44 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian,   honesty that paid off.  Jules

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28 May 2019 10:23 in response to jules54

Hi folks

Thanks Jules.

Here is a great story, Brian

Two Boys Put Pokemon Hunting On Hold To Help Struggling Elderly Man

May 24, 2019

Two young boys put their game on hold after they noticed an elderly man struggling to cross the street in Auckland, New Zealand.

Blake Ockleston and Daniel Coyle-Smith, both 13, were out catching Pokemon when they saw the man waiting at a double crossing in New Lynn.

Ockleston said the man was shaking as he stood next to his walker.

"He looked like he was struggling to walk," Ockleston told Stuff.

The two friends decided to put Pokemon hunting on hold and step in and help.

They held onto him as he walked but halfway across the light turned green.

Coyle-Smith said he stopped traffic so they could continue crossing.

"We decided to sit him down on his walker and we pushed him across, and then again at the next crossing," Coyle-Smith said.

The boys walked him all the way to the train station and asked a security guard to help the man from there.

Their act of kindness was captured by Lyqueeshah Brooks, who posted the photo on Facebook.

"My heart is so full [right now]," she captioned the photo. "These boys helped this man cross 2 pedestrians in new lynn right now .. shout out to these boys parents if it wasnt for them no cars would have waited for this man to cross."