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28 May 2019 11:35 in response to woodworm

 

Hi Brian,

This is a lovely story. Youngsters of today get a lot of flack, but there are many good ones that we hear so little about. Stories like this restore our faith in human nature.

Keep up the good work. This is a great thread.

Kind regards,

Jolamine

There is good in the world

28 May 2019 12:08 in response to woodworm

Thanks Brian, these kind of reports are a pleasant reminder that there are some lovely young people out there and I am sure the parents/friends are justly proud. Jules

There is good in the world

29 May 2019 10:22 in response to Jolamine

Hi friends,

Thanks Jules and Joamine.

It is so sad that our national news only seems to cover bad news and hardly ever features good news stories like these. It does anoy me. Brian

Teen Shoe Store Employee Goes 'Above And Beyond' For Girl With Autism

May 28, 2019

A teenage shoe store employee went "above and beyond" to help a girl with autism try on shoes.

James Tayler, from Oxfordshire, posted on Twitter he had a very good reason to be proud of his 18-year-old son, Jacob.

After Jacob finished work at Clark's shoe shop on Saturday, he was handed a "celebration alert" from the store manager. The alert was prompted by an email from a customer who praised Jacob for helping her daughter who was suffering from sensory overload while in the store.

"I'm ridiculously proud of both of my children, but my 18 year old son was presented with this at his Saturday job yesterday and I might be a little choked up," James wrote on Twitter.

Dawn Brown, the customer who had emailed the store, saw James' tweet and is happy to know Jacob got the recognition he deserved.

@JamesFlibble this is my email to Clarks! I am so so happy that Jacob got this recognition, he totally deserves this. You should be incredibly proud

James' tweet has received more than 100,000 likes.

Dawn joked she would ask Jacob for his autograph the next time they buy shoes.

There is good in the world

29 May 2019 14:55 in response to woodworm

Read this on social media and not surprised to see it added here.  Thanks Brian.  Jules

There is good in the world

31 May 2019 08:07 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is a nice story, Brian

Hundreds Of Farmers Stay Silent During Auction So Family Can Buy Back Their Family Farm

May 30, 2019

Hundreds of farmers in Nebraska stood in silence during an auction so that a young man could buy back his family's farm.

David's family had been farmers for decades but, unfortunately, an ancestor decided to sell the 80-acre farm. This made the entire family upset but David was determined to win it back again.

When the land went up for sale again through an auction, David and his father decided that they would save up money to buy the land back.

On the day of the auction, more than 200 farmers were present. David thought there was no way they would have enough money to outbid the other farmers.

But the farmers did something nobody was expecting.

After David and his father placed their bid, not a single person spoke up.

As it turns out, those 200 farmers did not attempt to bid because they wanted the family to get their land back.

After many attempts to solicit another bid, the Auctioneer took a break. Three times they took breaks, and each time everyone remained completely silent. Eventually, the auctioneer had to slam down the gavel and give David and his father the winning bid.

"I've had two profoundly humbling days in my life," David said. "The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day at the auction house."

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31 May 2019 20:38 in response to woodworm

Truly pleasurable read.  Thanks for sharing Brian.  Jules

There is good in the world

3 Jun 2019 09:12 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Here is another good news story, Brian

Hero Biker Helps Father Get Unconscious Daughter To The Hospital Through Heavy Traffic

May 31, 2019

This is the incredible moment a hero biker saved the life of a young girl having an epileptic fit by rushing her to the hospital while her family was stuck in a traffic jam.

The girl's father Sorachat Sadudee, 51, was driving home after picking up his two daughters from school in Phitsanulok, central Thailand last week.

His youngest daughter Kaimook, 8, told him that she felt sick and very tired, so he tried to make his way home as quickly as he could.

But the girl had a potentially deadly seizure and started to foam at the mouth before she eventually passed out on the passenger seat while they stuck at a junction.

The father was trying to drive the child to the nearest hospital but he was stuck in heavy traffic. So, he opened the window and shouted for help.

Passing biker Itthiphon Petchphibunpong, 28, noticed the panic-stricken family inside the black sedan frantically trying to wake the girl up. He offered to ride her to the hospital.

Footage shows the motorcycle weaving through rows of cars waiting at junctions.

Kaimook finally arrived at the emergency ward within four minutes - far quicker than her father would have been able to have arrived if he had stayed in the traffic jam. She was saved and later transferred to another hospital.

"I couldn't thank him enough for his kindness," Sorachat said. "He saved my daughter's life. As soon as she is fully recovered, I'll take her to meet him and thank him again in person."

There is good in the world

4 Jun 2019 14:38 in response to woodworm

Brilliant story Brian, thanks for sharing.  Jules

There is good in the world

7 Jun 2019 08:04 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules

Here is a another great story, Brian.

Single Mom's NASA Internship Gets Funded By Strangers

June 3, 2019

India Jackson was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime. The single mother had been selected to be a NASA Intern at the Johnson Space Center.

There was just one problem: She couldn't afford to move to Houston for 10 weeks.

The 32-year-old physics PHD student at Georgia State University was worried she would not be able to afford the cost of flights for her and her daughter, accommodations, and a car rental.

So, India's cousin Dasha Fuller launched a ******** page on her behalf.

"This is a lifelong dream of hers, and a long time coming, and I am very proud of her. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend. India is a single mother and a struggling graduate student, so money is tight," Dasha wrote on the page.

Dasha did the math and came up with an $8,000 goal which included costs for an Airbnb for 10 weeks, two round-trip plane tickets, a car rental and various minor expenses.

The heartfelt plea caught the attention of generous donors, and within 24 hours the ******** page had reached its goal.

"It was overwhelming, no words can describe it," India told the BBC. "Someone donated $1,000, and another just $1, but it doesn't matter how much. People believed in me, they had my best interests at heart."

Although people are still trying to donate, India shut it down and refuses to accept more donations.

"I'm very grateful but I don't need any more," India said. "You don't do science to make money, You do science to make history."

There is good in the world

8 Jun 2019 09:09 in response to woodworm

Hi folks

Here is a good news story, Brian

Four Teens Rushed Into A Burning Home To Rescue Their Elderly Neighbor

June 7, 2019

A 90-year-old woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was rescued by four young heroes after a fire consumed her bedroom and she was unable to escape on her own.

Catherine Ritchie said she was in the bathroom getting ready for bed when she turned around and saw her bed on fire. She attempted to put out the fire but quickly gave up, called 911 and hit her emergency call button.

"The smoke was so bad, I couldn't see to get out of my room," she said.

That's where her heroes come in.

Four boys between the ages of 14 and 17 were in a nearby home when they noticed the smell.

"It smelled kind of like burning rubber," 16-year-old Dylan Wick told the KTUL. "Then we heard the house alarm go off."

Nick Byrd, 14, managed to get through the back door and ran inside, finding Ritchie in the hall, lost in the smoke.

"This young boy was right there," she said. "He picked me up, and I said, 'I can walk', and he said, 'We're getting out of here'."

Ritchie made it out safe. So did the boys, and firefighters stopped the flames before they spread.

Ritchie's daughter, Missy Ritchie Nicholas, wrote an open letter thanking the four boys.

"Kids who are told about all the things they aren't old enough to do saved the life of the most precious and beloved woman we know," Nicholas wrote on her blog Sunset and Snowflakes. "Courageous young men. Young men who risked their own lives, their own safety, perhaps their good standing with their parents who might have chosen for them to do otherwise, and they carried my mother out of her burning home into the street, where firetrucks and ambulances would soon arrive."

"Thank you for not allowing this to be the tragic end to our mother's amazing life. Thank you for staying with her, hugging her, and helping her feel less alone until we could get to her. Thank you for being the kind of young men who thought about another person above yourselves."

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9 Jun 2019 09:14 in response to woodworm

Hi friends

Here is a good story. This happenedwhen my young grandson who has a thracyoctomeystarted school. His whole class had to learn sign languidge Brian.

An Entire School Learned Sign Language To Welcome A Deaf Kindergartener

June 2, 2019

To help make a deaf 6-year-old feel welcomed, an entire elementary school learned sign language.

Morey Belanger is Dayton Consolidated School's first deaf student.

So, the school installed a hearing assistive system and implemented extra teacher training to incorporate sign language into every classroom.

Sign language posters line the walls of hallways, and students have learned how to sign more than 20 words.

Many of the teachers began to learn sign language on their free time.

"Morey helped all of them to learn the alphabet," Principal Kimberly Sampietro told ABC News. "The kids have just really embraced her. They look up to her, they want her around, and they want to partner with her."

To celebrate the students' hard work, the school invited a real-life princess who knows ASL to come speak to students.

"We wanted to show our students that this isn't something they can only speak with Morey," said Sampietro. "We wanted to show them that signing happens in all kinds of settings."

When Cinderella came to sing to the entire school, Morey helped with the singing and the signing.

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11 Jun 2019 09:16 in response to woodworm

Hi folks

hope you like this one, Brian

Police Officer Checks On Elderly Woman, Then Mows Her Lawn

June 10, 2019

 police officer in Orono, Minnesota, is being praised for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Officer Matt Siltala responded to a call to check on the welfare of an elderly resident.

After seeing she was in good health, he asked her why her yard was so overgrown.

"She said she doesn't have anyone to mow for her," the Orono Police Department wrote on Facebook. "He grabbed her mower and cut the front yard."

The department said in an update that many people have since inquired about helping the woman with her lawn.

There is good in the world

11 Jun 2019 18:24 in response to woodworm

Thanks for these stories Brian.  In the process of playing catch up and all very worthy of their place on this thread.  Jules

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13 Jun 2019 10:16 in response to jules54

Hi folks,

Thanks Jules.

Here is one I think you'll like, Brian

Police Officer Buys Groceries For Family After Finding Young Boy Alone In Parking Lot

June 12, 2019

A police officer in Austin, Texas, went above and beyond the call of duty after talking with a young boy who was alone in a parking lot.

Last week, Officer James Riley was on patrol in Central West Austin when a citizen flagged him down and alerted him to a young boy who was walking alone in a parking lot.

Officer Riley approached the child and found out that he walked to the corner store alone and was getting snacks for a younger sibling. Concerned for the child's safety, Officer Riley gave him a ride home.

Once inside the residence, he learned that the family was going through difficult financial times. Officer Riley talked to the kids about safety and cautioned them not to leave the residence without an adult.

He then took it upon himself to go to the grocery store and bought a basket full of groceries and snacks that the boys would be able to fix without turning on the gas stove. He also got bought a few items that a parent would be able to cook for them.

The Austin Police Department shared the story and photos on their Facebook page.

"He showed true heart with this act of kindness and is just one example of how our officers work to make Austin a safe community," the department wrote on Facebook.

Many residents of the community commented on the post to commend the officer for his kind act.

"Thank you for being such a standup member of our community," Brenda said. "Compassion is a beautiful gift to give. I'm sure you made a wonderful impression on those kids."

"The family will always remember your kindness. Thank you!" Manuel commented.

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13 Jun 2019 15:15 in response to woodworm

Nice response by the officer in question though must be hard to see how often children are left to fend for themselves when times are hard.  Hopefully the safety message was taken on  board by all members of the family.  Jules