Hello! It’s Friday again, many people’s favorite day of the week (second only to Saturday).
I’ve summed up the stories I’ve posted, but these aren’t the complete stories. Click the link to read the entire articles, see the pictures, or watch the videos. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope these stories make you smile, the same way they did for me.
911 operator buys food for an elderly vet who needed help. He was in the hospital, and when he was discharged, he had no food at home, no family to help, and no way of buying groceries. The 911 operator and police bought him food and took it to his house. He is now receiving assistance from social services.
A Phoenix police officer helped a homeless man by taking him to the hospital and making sure he had a plan to care for himself after surgery. These things weren’t his job, but he did them anyway. If he didn’t do them, they might not have gotten done, and the man obviously needed the help.
A school sends home an uplifting letter before a big test, to remind children that the test does not measure everything that’s important. The original letter was apparently written in 1999, and it occasionally goes viral. It just goes to show that we’re all hungry for positive feedback and that tests measure very little of who we actually are.
A teenaged boy took his great-grandmother to prom because “she’s the prettiest woman.” The month before (linked in this article), another teen took her grandfather to prom. Proms have come under fire for being superficial and girls wearing inappropriate dresses, so it’s nice to see this newer trend with teens taking family members or friends to prom. (I’m a sucker for these stories.) Here’s a link to another one where the high school quarterback took his friend, a girl with Down’s Syndrome, to the prom.
Shelter dog scheduled for euthanasia is adopted by a veteran, and is now in the running for hero dog of the year for helping the vet manage his PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
That’s all I’ve got for this week, but that’s obviously not all the news. Remember, there’s a lot of good things in the world. It’s what you focus on that matters.
Have a wonderful weekend!