Happiness

This Visitor is Welcomed

The good news of the is story is not that he is losing his certification. The good news is what good he did before this story.  You have to see the joy that this dog brought to the hospitals he visited.  Chopper the biker dog was a welcome visitor to the senior housing.  This dog has visited thousands. He is the cutest thing coming up to visit riding his motorcycle.  He has been doing this for 5 years.  They love to hold him and pet him.  What a special dog to show his love to these seniors.  Let’s not focus on the reason he wears the costume but more that the joy he brings to the people he spends time with.  Even though he may not be allowed some places he still is allowed others. Recently Chopper went to a rally of Paralyzed Veterans of America where he met with other service dogs bringing smiles to our Veterans.  This is one amazing dog and a great handler too.  Thanks for sharing Chopper with those in need.

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A visitor dog

Two Vets Reunited

Two Navy shipmates and Vietnam War veterans have been reunited after a 38-year search. Rick Mueller and Joe Martinez served together in 1971 aboard the U.S.S. White Plains.“They called us M&M – Martinez and Mueller,” Martinez said. Mueller tried to reach out to Martinez in 1976 at a Denver gas station with a phone booth and five dollars in change calling numbers in the phonebook, but was unsuccessful. He sent out many letters trying to find his friend. Then, recently, Mueller received a letter from Martinez, which said, “I have been trying to reach you. You were my best friend.” This is a homecoming that was 38 years in the making.  These two were thrown together when they met in the military.  They found an immediate connection and became lifelong friends.  At the end of the war they lost touch.  Now in this video they find each other and it is like they never lost eachother.  A friendship as special as this one is hard to come by.  How wonderful that they were reunited.

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two vets reunited

School is Back so Watch for those Buses

School is back for some and will probably be for all next week.  This is a fun video created by a mom and her neighbors to remind all of us to watch out for the children and of course the buses. It is a parady of the old rap Bust a move …. now Bus and Move. How clever and cute all those kids and even the bus driver.  Have some fun and share this with every mom who has kids heading off to school.  They will relate.  It is just a fun song for all those who either have kids going to school or remember what it was like when the kids went back to school.  Summer is over.  Get ready for Fall.  Watch out for those kids standing at the bus stops and just try to get this tune out of your head after you watch.

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school is back so watch for those kids

The Highway Man Gets Saved

Thomas Weller aka the San Diego Highwayman has been driving the highways of San Diego for 50 years looking for people who need help. He spent his time looking for people who needs help along the San Diego highways.  When he was 16 years old, he drove his car into a ditch. A man came along and rescued him only asking that he pay it forward one day. Since that time, Weller has rescued thousand of people who were out of gas, had a flat, overheated, or stranded in one way or another. Weller hands them a card that says ” You don’t owe me a thing. I’ve been there too. Someone once helped me out, just the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here’s what you do: Don’t let the chain of love end with you. Back in August of 2011, Weller’s famous rescue car “Beulah” was totalled during a rescue. The remains of his prized car still sit in his back yard. Weller simply can’t afford to repair the car but has dreams of getting her back on the road while he’s still able to help others.Back in 2011 someone crashed into his beloved “Beulah”, the car he’s been driving since 1966. He loves this car.  When hearing about Thomas’ story a few auto repair guys decided to do something to thank Thomas for all he has done in the last 50 years.  They decided to fix get Beulah running again.  This video is when the Highwayman and Beulah are reunited.  He is quite literally speachless.  He can’t believe that these guys would do this for him.  They can’t believe that Thomas could do what he has been doing for the last 50 years.  Thank you to Brent, Rick and the people of San Diego who donated the money to get this car fixed.

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Haircuts for the Homeless

Sometimes when you look for these good news stories you think you have heard them all.  The homeless is a problem that can be approached many ways.  This video was another thing that can be done to help people out that are down on their luck.  Taking something you know to share with others is such a great gift.  How wonderful to watch these people who feel maybe like they are not deserving get treated with respect and honor.  Offering haircuts to people who may never get one otherwise. Then at the end the man actually gives his shirt to the guy who doesn’t even have a shirt.  It is so touching.  What a wonderful idea to treat these people who need some attention. Do you have a craft or something that you can share with others.  Maybe it is someone you don’t know or maybe it is a neighbor that needs your help.  Take a moment to think of all the things you could share with others.  Look around.  There is probably someone out there you can help too.  Way to go guys.  What  a great example for others.

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Haircuts for the Homeless

A Little Boy Gets His Wish

Seven-year-old Giovanni, who is diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disorder, was all smiles as his wish to meet John Cena was granted. He talks about his wish here.  This short video created by his mom aftet the boy was granted his Make A Wish request.  Pro Wrestler John Cena spent time with the little boy.  This wrestler is known for taking the time to meet with children who are ill and  sharing his philosophy of never giving up.
“Meeting John Cena has changed Giovanni’s outlook on life in the most positive ways. Now every time he needs to be seen he tells us he will never give up because John wouldn’t want him to! The amount of joy that his wish brought him cannot be described in words.” – Giovanni’s mom.  You can see the respect and admiration this little guy has for his hero.  What a great role model for this little one and others.  I have a new fond respect for this man.  This is how professional athletes should be with their fans.  Great job John Cena.

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A little Boy Gets His Wish

 

Firemen repay Waitress Good Deed

One act of kindness led to another in New Jersey when a waitress’ decision to pay for some firefighters’ breakfast prompted strangers to help her.

Two firefighters stopped in a diner after an overnight shift containing a warehouse fire earlier this week and had breakfast at the Route 130 Diner in Delran, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI.

A waitress, Liz Woodward, overheard the firefighters, Tim Young and and Paul Higgins, talking about the fire. That’s when she decided to pay them back for their efforts, according to WPVI.

Paul Hullings is a firefighter who went into a diner after fighting a fire one night recently.  The waitress, Liz Woodward heard their story about the fire and when she gave them the check she had written a note on the back of the check — complete with drawn fireman’s helmet and ax. So touched the firefighters then shared a photo of the check, along with a call for his friends to visit the diner, and to “tip big” if they ever had Woodward as a waitress. He didn’t stop there. He wrote another post highlighting a GoFundMe campaign that Woodward had started in December to pay for a wheelchair accessible van for her father. ”Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help…” Young wrote. Since then, Young and 185 other people — mostly strangers who had heard about her decision to pay for the firefighters’ meal — have donated. The GoFundMe page was originally hoping to raise $17,000 — and has now collected more than $38,000. (UPDATE- as of Saturday 8/15 it is up to $73,000).   Woodward posted a lengthy message on her own Facebook account, praising the work of firefighters and asking others to pay it forward.  ”Look for those opportunities because they are everywhere. You can make a difference — it doesn’t always have to be an elaborate production or effort- it’s always the little things that have the greatest impact,” she wrote. A small act of kindness turns into another.  How amazing.

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The Neighborhood Paints His House

A home in Oregon got a much needed coat of fresh paint thanks to a Good Samaritan…and an army of volunteers. Josh Cyganik decided to take matters into his own hands after hearing teenagers snickering about a Pendleton, Oregon, home while the owner, Leonard Bullock, sat on the porch outside. “The teenagers said they need to burn it and tear it down and nobody deserves that,” Cyganik told ABC News today. “I saw Leonard had his head down, and I felt bad for him. After a couple of days, I knew there was something I could do to help.” Cyganik, 35, said he would wave to Bullock every morning for four years since he worked across the street, but never had a conversation with the 75-year-old. Their first conversation was Cyganik asking if it was okay if he brought paint and volunteers to paint his home on July 18. “Leonard could hardly talk he was so ecstatic. He sits on his porch every day all day long so I wanted to give him a nice canvas to sit in front of,” Cyganik said. Cyganik said he got a lumber supplier to donate material to turn Leonard’s home from white and turquoise to beige. More than 100 volunteers showed up throughout the day to help rejuvenate the exterior of the old home after Cyganik’s Facebook post asking for help was shared more than 6,000 times.  ”The house is real nice now,” Bullock told ABC News today. “It makes me feel good to look at it, especially after what the teenagers said.” “I stopped counting at 95 volunteers, but everyone showed up excited and willing to help. A lot of people are calling me a hero, but I just wanted to paint a house,” Cyganik added. “That’s just how I was brought up…to respect your elders and help people in need.”  What an amazing group of people to help this man out.

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the neighborhood paints his house

Incredible Chalk Drawings

This is a collection of amazing sidewalk drawings done with chalk in 3D. Your mind may be blown after beholding these remarkable works of illusion art. You have to position the camera to be from the exact position for it to look good like this does. Similar to the other incredible sidewalk chalk drawings, you must understand that for the perspective illusion to work, the drawing in real life is much more stretched out that you would think it is.  This is not really news but something to just give everyone who sees it just some pleasure.  You can believe that it is just chalk drawings.  Can you imagine coming across these chalk drawings as you go for a walk down the street.  Just take a few minutes and enjoy something that too some very talented people hours to create.  Enjoy. Share this amazing story and bring a little enjoyment to your friends and families.

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 Incredible Chalk Drawings

Little Boy with A Big Heart Giving Smiles

Jaden Hayes lost both of his parents at a young age. But he is determined to live life with joy. As Steve Hartman shows us, the six-year-old is embarking on a mission to turn frowns into smiles.  This little guy got the idea that he was just was so tired of seeing people sad.  He wanted to see people happy again.  So,  he told his aunt that he wanted to share some joy with people around his community.  He asked her to get some small toys.  They got some beads, some rubber ducks and lots of small toys.  He just waits on the sidewalk with his aunt and watches for people without smiles.  That is when he goes up and just gives them a toy.  He loves the surprised looks and of course, the smiles.  What a wonderful little man.  He cares about people and with all he has gone through he just wants to bring joy to people.  What a wonderful heart he has for others.  Thank you Jaden for showing us all how we should take care of others.

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Little boy with a big heart