A Billboard That Produces Drinking Water!!

I’ve seen a lot of billboards in my day, but this is the first time I have ever seen a billboard that produces drinking water!!  In one quick minute, this became my all-time favorite billboard!!  What an incredibly wonderful idea.  Supposedly, it cost just over $1,000 to create and it is a huge win for the people in this area near Lima, Peru — where many people have been struggling to find drinking water.  Although the weather is often hot and the need for water is great, they have 98% humidity there, so a technical school came up with the idea of capturing the water in the air and using a reverse osmosis system to turn it into good drinking water.  This single billboard is now able to produce enough water for hundreds of families per month…all from water that is in the air already.  A billboard that produces drinking water in an area that has very little of it.  Who would have thought that this was possible.  These kinds of stories make me feel great about what we can do when we put our minds to it.  At the end of the video, I was at first a little bothered by a young boy pouring the water over himself (I was thinking, “don’t waste it!”).  But, maybe, it is now producing so much water that kids can have some fun with it, too!!  Just think what this idea could do if we built a billboard that produces drinking water in every area where there was little good water, but lots of humidity!!  I love seeing PEOPLE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

A billboard that produces drinking water.

Beautiful Dog Rescue

Do you want to see a BEAUTIFUL dog rescue?  As you know, every week, we have been having one day be an animal video.  Usually, they are wonderful pet and owner reunions or where an animal (usually, a dog) saves someone’s life.  But, today, we decided to do it a little differently.  Instead of a beautiful story about a dog rescuing a person, today we have a story of a dog rescue, but it is the PEOPLE doing the rescuing of a poor, scared blind, flea infested dog.  It is a touching video.  God bless the people who spend their time doing one dog rescue after another, saving these wonderful animals who just want to love and protect their owner or family.  You may have seen this video before (it is a little over a year old), but we, at “ALittleGoodNews.com” thought it was too good to NOT show it.  We have gotten tremendous feedback about some of our animal posts, where they are saving humans.  So, today, we wanted to turn the tables a little bit and show people doing a dog rescue instead of a dog doing a person rescue.

And, before I wrap up this post for the day, I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest daughter, Colette.  She is a LOT of good news in MY life!!   She is also one of our most helpful contributors of great content for ALGN!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Beautiful dog rescue

Real LIfe Hero Saves A Toddler’s Life

Watch as a security camera catches all the action when a hero saves a toddler’s life.  WOW!!  This man epitomizes everything that “ALittleGoodNews.com” is all about.  A terrified mother runs up to the counters at a supermarket with the lifeless body of her two year old little girl.  She doesn’t know what to do.  Watch as total strangers jump in and do what they can.  Even the toddler’s father, who comes rushing in when he hears about his daughter, can’t do anything.  However, there was an “Angel in Disguise” (in a blue tanktop, to be precise).  This hero saves a toddler’s life in a matter of a minute and a half (after minutes of no success by anyone prior to that).  Frankly, I think that every stranger in there who jumped in and tried are all heroes.  This video really does show you that there are a lot of very good people in the world!!  I’m sure that, after watching this video, not only will you have a better day today, you will also feel better about the world, overall (in spite of what you see on the news).  Yep….not many news stories could be better than when a hero saves a toddler’s life!!  ENJOY!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Real life hero

School Shooting Hero Tells How She Stopped the Shooter

Listen to the school shooting hero tell how she saved the lives of so many children.  Many of you heard about the school shooting in Decatur, Georgia last week (an ominous way to start the school year).  However, have you heard about how it all ended without anyone losing their life?  Antoinette Tuff was certainly in the right place at the right time last week when a 20 year old, armed with an AK-47, came in to the school, ready to kill others and die, himself.  We found out later that he was off his medication and was determined to die after taking the lives of a lot of people.  However, this school shooting hero, in spite of being terrified, herself, stayed calm and said all of the right things that needed to be said to keep him indoors with her.  Had he stepped outside those doors, lives would have been lost, for sure.  Thank goodness for this wonderful hero.  And, thank you, Colette D., for sending this to us.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Random Acts of Kindness

Let’s start the week out with some random acts of kindness.  Today’s post for “ALittleGoodNews.com” is not a specific story.  Rather it is a brief montage of a few different stories that some of you may have seen before.  We thought it would be a great way to make each of us smile as we start out the week, showing a number of different people performing wonderful (and in most cases, very simple) random acts of kindness.  Please watch the quick video and see if it doesn’t help you start out your week in better spirits.  On behalf of everyone, we would like to thank those of you who are committed to “paying it forward” through your random acts of kindness that you perform on a regular basis.  Even though your acts may not be recorded for all to see on YouTube, we are sure they are being recorded in a much more important ledger!!  Keep up the great work you are doing!!  You are making a difference in people’s lives.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Random acts of kindness

Man Came Back to Life After Being Dead 45 Minutes

If you witnessed a dead person who came back to life, would you want to ask yourself (like Al Michaels did in the 1980 Winter Olympics), “Do you believe in miracles?”?   An Ohio man — dead for 45 minutes (no heart rate at all), came back to life, long after almost everyone had known it was too late.  As you will see in the video, his son was not giving up — and that was when the miracle happened.  Interestingly, in this TV interview, the family doesn’t show a whole lot of emotion.  I’m sure it was just “nerves” from being on National TV.  They had to be ECSTATIC to have a miracle like this happen in their family.  Their dad was dead….for over 45 minutes…and he came back to life!!  I would like to hear the “rest of the story”.  What did he see and/or remember from the time that he was dead?  In the meantime, let’s remember how fragile life can be and, as a result, treat ALL our loved ones (and everyone else, for that matter) with the love and respect they deserve.  That way, we can live with no regrets!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Man came back to life after being dead 45 minutes

EMT Saves Heart Attack Victim While Having a Heart Attack, Himself

What do you do if you find yourself having a heart attack?  Well, in the case of EMT, Joseph Hardman, you keep saving the life of the person in front of you who is also having a heart attack.  WOW!!  Thank you, Tim M., for sending this one to us.  I wish “Good Morning America” would have told this story a little bit better because it is AMAZING!!  This man was there with his partner, working to save the life of another man who was having a heart attack, when all of a sudden, he starts having a heart attack of his own.  But, he insisted on continuing to save the other man’s life.  They say that, had he not been with his partner and with an ambulance, he would probably not be alive today.  What a hero, though.  Instead of switching his focus to himself, he continued to help the man he was there to save!!  We have a lot of heroes around us.  This world STILL has an awful lot of good in it!!  Let’s keep making it better each day!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

EMT save heart attack patient while having a heart attack

Man’s Final Wish to be Reunited with Dog

How many people get to have their final wish granted?  Were you looking forward to our weekly “pet” post for “ALittleGoodNews.com”?  If so, today is your lucky day.  Even if you are not a big pet lover, I think you will LOVE seeing how this man’s former pet dog (Yert) came back to make his final wish come true.  She stayed with him in his last days in hospice.  As the video points out, this wonderful pet was there for her former owner, even in death.  We dare you to watch this video and try to not be touched by how much love our pets can bring (and how much love they HAVE for their owners).  I’m sure that Yert helped her owner (a homeless man) have his final wish granted and die with a much bigger smile on his face, but you can tell by the pictures that it was also a wonderful time for Yert, as well.  Doesn’t this video make you want to go give your pet a hug today?

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

man's final wish to be reunited with dog

Ashton Kutcher Gives Some GREAT Advice!!

I haven’t really been an “Ashton Kutcher” fan.  I’m not saying that I disliked him, but I guess I just haven’t been a fan…until NOW, that is!!  Ashton Kutcher won me over…and all it took was a little over 3 minutes.  Please note:  I was NOT going to use this for “ALittleGoodNews” post because it seems to already have gotten so much play that this is “old news” now.  However, I have had 3 or 4 subscribers recommend it to me, so I decided to listen to them and post it.  Besides, it is such great advice that I don’t mind if you are seeing it a second time.  If you haven’t seen it, PLEASE click on the video and watch.  Ashton Kutcher gives an acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards that was some of the best advice ANYONE could give teenagers today…and the fact that it came from someone that teenagers listen to and respect was fantastic.  Frankly, I worry that most of our “heroes” these days (music, tv, sports, movies, etc.) are not the role models that we would like for our kids.  But, if more of these stars would deliver messages like Ashton Kutcher just did, I would feel a LOT better about them as role models.  I love it when, like Ashton Kutcher just did, they take their roles seriously and “give back” in any way they can.  Listen to his talk and see if you don’t agree with me that this was one of the best acceptance speeches ever given!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

Ashton Kutcher gives some great advice

How Many People Would Have Done The Same Thing?

How many people would have done what Paul Williams did?  KCRATV in Sacramento, CA reports that, as Paul Williams (a Walmart employee) was going home from his shift, he came across a wallet with $4,000 in cash and a check for another $1,000.  But, the wallet had no i.d.   This is where I wish we could take a survey and find out what people would have done.  How many people would have kept the cash and not even thought twice about it?  On the other hand, how many people would have reported it to Walmart, leaving every bit of money in the wallet for the rightful owner when / if he or she returned for it?  While we don’t know the answer to these questions, we DO know what Paul Williams and his wife decided to do. Without hesitation, they let Walmart know (and they did so at the exact time that the person who had lost it was in the parking lot, frantically looking for it).  What GREAT people the Williams’ are for doing the right thing and becoming “HEROES”!!  Thanks for James H. for letting us know about this very uplifting story that continues to help us restore our faith in humanity!!  I LOVE that this world has people like the Williams’.  And, I’m sure that there are lots more of them out there.  LONG LIVE THE “GOOD GUYS”!!

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

How many people would have done the same thing?