Companies That Care

Walmart’s Oldest Employee Celebrates His Birthday

Here is an amazing story about a man who is still young at heart.  Celebrating his 103rd birthday he still works at Walmart.  In fact, he is Walmart’s oldest employee.  Loren Wade greets people, runs the cash register and waters the plants. He said he has no plans for retirement in the future. He just loves people.  He loves being around people and they love being around him.  Many customers think Loren is an inspiration.  They say he makes them feel younger and inspire them to do more.  What a wonderful life he must have had.  He said he tried retirement once in his 60′s.  He said he got bored so he got a job at Walmart.  He loves his job.  Take a look at this report and see what you think about this great man.  Happy Birthday Loren.. may you have many more.

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If You Have A Body You’re An Athlete – FlyEase

This is not just a commercial for Nike.  In fact, it is not a commercial. It may be about Nike  but it about caring for people.  It all started when one of their employees had a stroke and they decided they wanted to do something to help him be able to put his shoes on by himself.  As they were developing this new type of shoe he said, “This is not just for me”.  They realized that they needed to create something for people who needed their help.  They needed to help all people who may need help due to some issue with their body. They got a message on social media from  a high school student Matthew Walzer from Parkland, Florida. Matthew has cerebal palsy. He was wrote he would be soon be going to college and did not want his parents to have to be there to put his shoes on for him.  He is a huge basketball fan. So they designed the shoe to look like a basketball shoe.  LaBron James met him and really made his day.  What a wonderful company to really care about the people who are using their products and not just about profits.  Way to Go Nike!!

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If you have a body You're an athlete

Paying for Groceries

I know this video is a little longer than most of the ones we have.  It is worth taking a few extra minutes to watch.  This guy surprises many strangers by paying for their groceries. He doesn’t wait around to be thanked or to explain why, mostly saying God is Good.  Many people are just speachless.  Some are just shocked.  One guy said he was so shocked and it really meant so much since he had just been mugged recently.   Unfortunaley, you can’t really hear the things they are saying.  You can really see how touched they all are and so surprised.  Some even want to give to the next customer.  What would you do?  Is it harder sometimes to receive than it is to give?  Some are even brought to tears.  They are so surpised that someone would do this for them.  I think it is even more special as the man does not wait around to be thanked or to hear their story. It doen’t matter what their story is.  He just wanted to do it for them.  What a wonderful touching story. AND… as it says at the end, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

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Music Touches the Lives of Seniors

A.G.  Rhodes Health and Rehab Wesley Woods in Atlanta Georgia they use the power of music to offer therapy for seniors. While they listen to music they are transported back to other times.  Some to childhood memories others to memories of loved ones and other times. Music therapist John Able uses the Music to Memories program with many Rhodes residents. For some it brings them back from a place where they are trapped to rejoin their families even for just a fleeting moment.  They come together daily and at that time the music seems to transform them.  It helps them to forget about their current situations, like health and lack of mobility and takes them back to a time when they could get up and dance and feel the music.  As you watch you see how the music touches the seniors.  It not only touched those in the center but also the reporter covering the story.

“When most of our experiences are behind us, it is the gift of looking back, remembering how life was, connecting us to how life can still feel, as long as we have the music.”  Never take the music out of your heart.

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Restaurant Worker Helping Anyway He Can

Ridge Quarles, who works at a Qdoba in Louisville, Kentucky, had gotten to know a customer with disabilities who visits the restaurant whenever she can.  She would come to the restaurant being dropped 0ff  by the bus.  Sometimes she would have to wait outside the restaurant until another customer would come in and let her in.  Ridge notices when she comes in even knowing what she likes to eat and preparing it before she even makes her order.  Most workers would fill the order and that is all.  Not Ridge.  He makes sure she gets her food to her seat and helping her get all set up for her meal.  On this day another customer notices that Ridge not only helped her to her seat, he even took the time to help her eat by feeding her the meal.  What an amazing employee this company has.  What an amazing young man he is.  Caring enough to take his time and to help this person he hardly knows.  How inspiring.  If only more people would care for others in this way.   We salute you young man.  You are our hero.  Thank you for being who you are.  We can all take a lesson from you.

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Restaurant worker helping anyway he can.

 

Dancing with their Daddy

Charlie has a brain tumor.  He will not recover from this but what he will do is live while he can.  When Charlie Kwentus stopped fighting his brain tumor, he decided to make the most out of the life he has left, especially with his two daughters. After hearing that there was not much more they could do for Charlie, he and  his family decided to take a three week vacation to make memories.  During their trip they started thinking about the facts that he would not be there for graduations, proms or weddings a non-profit called Annie’s Hope stepped in.  Marion and Zoe are getting all made up at a salon and dressed up to take a limo ride stopping for photos and then to restuarant for dinner and dancing.  These memories will stay with them forever.    For one night they had a night that they would never forget.  Thanks to Annie’s Hope to bring this night to this family.  Their lives will never be the same thanks to you and your organization.

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Dancing with their Daddy

Aldi Worker Helps Elderly

Here is a story of an employee seeing a need and meeting it.  Christian is a worker at Aldi grocery store in the United Kingdom.  Working there he noticed a few customers that needed a little more help than others.  Checking with his manager he got permission to help this elderly man.  The man was afraid to go home alone due to the weather outside. Christian carried the man’s groceries and walked him home.  What a wonderful gesture for this young man to do for his client.  How many of us would have dropped what we were doing and walked a stranger to his home.  This is the kind of thing we should all do without regards to our own time.  Helping others in any way possible.  Way to go Christian. You are a great employee and a wonderful person.

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Aldi worker helps elderly

Rainworks – Rain Activated Art

Happy Earth day!!  Here is a great story about caring for the earth and joy to people at the same time.Peregrine Church is a man with a plan.  He creates street art that only shows up when it rains. Hidden when dry, these messages or images appear on sidewalks all over Seattle and are meant to brighten your day, even when it’s gray and rainy!  He was watching a video on the internet one day showing a guy demonstrating a chemical that would keep you dry.  They were pouring red wine on white clothes and nothing soaked in.  He thought this could be something we could use to bring message to people on rainy days.  Living in Seattle he began creating these messages all over town.  This product is environmentally safe.  It is just plain clever and fun to those who cross these messages.  What a great idea to use this to bring joy to people on rainy days.  Great job sir.  I think we should be using this everywhere to just bring a little message of joy to people.  I love this idea.  What do you think?  So simple yet it can be so powerful.

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Rainworks

Makeovers for everyone

For the residents at Mount Olivet Senior Care Center a group stylists called “I AM KINDNESS” came into the center to do makeovers on some of the residents.  After the makeover they took them to a photographer who created some very special photos of these ladies.  After all that they were escorted into the room to share their new looks with everyone.  How special of a day for these lovely ladies.  Some of them said that they have never had a makeover before.  This little time and effort brought so much joy to the ladies.  What a wonderful gift.  How beautiful they are all both inside and out.  I AM KINDNESS performs these random acts of kindness throughout the city.  This is a great gesture that this group does for these wonderful ladies.  They felt so special and beautiful.

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Makeovers for everyone

Nala is the best medicine

Today’s story is about an amazing pet and the joy he brings to all aound him. You have to watch this video as it will bring joy to your heart even if you aren’t a dog lover.  Nala is a worker.  She knows what to do. This black teacup poodle named Nala is making everyone smile at a nursing home in Minnesota. She scurries from room to room, even riding the elevator by herself, to see her friends. Nala knows all of the residents there at this senior care center.  Doug Dawson bring Nala to work but rarely sees her all day. Doug despenses medicine.  Nala despenses love.  Nala knows who she needs to see.  She has her own agenda and goes to who needs her.  She has never been trained as a therapy dog.  Doug knows that she is there for a purpose.  The residents think that heaven sent Nala to them. The sweet spirit of Nala is the true medicine these people need and crave.  What a wonderful gift she is to them.

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Nala is the best medicine