Found Money Returned to Homeless Man

A police officer was patroling in Lauderdale by the Sea and discovered a couple plastic bags left under a park bench.  He took the bags to the station and turned them over to Police Detective Danny Mursell. There was over $5,000 dollars in cash in the bag with no identifying notes inside.  Soon another similar bag was turned over with another $4,000 inside. They found a clue.  A receipt was in side for a clothing store in the Coral Ridge Mall.  They were able to obtain video footage of the man who bought the clothes.  They distributed the picture to all the police in the area and shortly were able to locate the man.  They discovered that this homeless man had inherited a large sum of money from a relative and had accidentaly left it at the bench.  It tooks some fine detective work to reunited this man and his money.  He could not believe that there was still good people in the world who would turn over the money.  Now the homeless man is going to meet some family and try to get his life back in order.  We know ther are good people out there and we do wish this man the best luck.

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Found money returned to homeless man

 

Sheba Comes to America with Her Pups

Operation Puppy Rescue.  This is a story of a liter of pups and a bunch of soldiers in Afganistan.  It seems that these soldiers foung Sheba and she kind of adopted them.  Sheba then gave birth to a liter of puppies. These soldiers even went so far as to share their food with the dog and her pups.  They wouldn’t have made it without the soldiers. They cared for these puppies like their own.  When it came time for this group of soldiers to head home they wanted to bring these puppies home with them.  That is where Edwin Caba went to work with Guardians of Rescue.  They helped arrange with the help of some generous donations to ship the dogs from Afganistan to the New York.  These dogs gave Sgt.. Caba and his unit a sense of normalcy that they would not have had without them.  After the dogs arrived Candace (Sgt. Caba’s dog) went home to meet his other dog.  He said they are getting along fine.  They are perfect friends.  How great that a pet can help these men come back to their lives.  Thank you gentlemen for your service and to the your pets.  Glad you guys are together again.

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Sheba comes to America with her pups

 

 

Community Helps Fallen Officer’s Family

On Friday, June 19, Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim as shot on duty. By Monday afternoon, it seemed like two minutes didn’t pass without someone making a donation to Kim’s family. Some of the donors were from Cincinnati but other donations came from New York and as far away as Hawaii. “I’ve said when the chips are down Cincinnati steps up and we’ve certainly seen that. And I think it also speaks to the power of social media these days,” Bauman said. Bauman isn’t the only one stepping up. At Listermann Brewing Co., a dollar from every pint sold Thursday will be donated to the Kims. “It’s really not an if we can do something type of thing, it’s how we can do something type of thing,” said Jason Brewer, the sales manager at Listermann Brewing Co. Brewer said the owner’s son-in-law is a sheriff’s deputy who took karate lessons from Sonny Kim. Meanwhile, Derek Bauman said the generosity of the donations are touching but so are the messages people write for the family. “I will be forever grateful my thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the angels lead you in,” said Bauman as he read a message. As each hour passes, the number of donors and messages grows. “I wasn’t surprised because people care. And so this is an opportunity for them to show their support in our community, support for law enforcement and the Kim family and it’s amazing,” Bauman said. The Fraternal Order of Police set up an account for the Kims at the Cincinnati Police Credit Union. Go to  http://www.gofundme.com/sonnykim to check out the GoFundMe page. A neighbor of Sonny Kim’s who is a police officer wrote about him, his family and working as a police officer. Isn’t it wonderful when people step up in the time of tragedy.

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Community help fallen officer's family

 

Texas Boys Mow Lawn to Keep Woman from Going to Jail

Gerry Suttle is 75 years old and owns some property in Riesel, Texas.  It is summer and very hot outside but that is not the problem.  Gerry was sent a letter from the authorities telling her that her grass was over 18 inches tall and needed a mow.  Gerry says she did not receive the letter. Since she did not appear before the judget a warrent was issued for her arrest.  She needed to get the grass mowed and soon.  The brothers heard about Gerry’s problem and got together to mow her grass.  Soon some community folks jumped in to help and in 2 hours they had it done.  Gerry was speechless at the sight of her mowed lawn.  The boys said they did not do it for money.  They just wanted to help her out.  Gerry could not believe their act of kindness and goodwill.  She was very touched and it restored her faith in the good works of neighbors.  This is a simple task that needed to be done and these boys took their own initative and without being asked jumped in to help.  What a great bunch of young men.  Thank you boys for doing the right thing for this neighbor.

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Tezas boys mow lawn to keep woman out of jail

10 year old saves kids from fire

When a mobile home caught fire, 10 year old Isaiah Francis didn’t think about himself.  He only thought about the other children that were in harm’s way in the trailer. The children’s dad was trying to put water on the fire and the emergency responders had not arrived yet.  He was able to pull out a 1 and 2 year old.  Minutes later the Orange County Florida fire fighters were on the scene.  They went in while the mobile home was 75% engulfed at that time.  They were able to save two more children. What a brave young man!  It takes more than courage to rush into a fire like that, it takes some help from a few guardian angels.  How amazing that he was there at the right time and place. He is such an amazing young man.  You are our hero Isaiah. Do not put yourself in harm’s way but do answer when called upon.  Amazing people do amazing things.  Even young ones.

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10 year old saves kids from fire

 

Grandpa’s Dream Achieved

Did you ever have that one thing you always wish you could do?  Some people call this a “Bucket List”.  It is a thing that you want to do before you die.   Many bucket lists include travel to exotic destinations, accomplishing certain tasks, climbing a mountain or running a race.  Bucket lists are personal and change person to person.  Have you created a bucket list?  This is a story about a 91 year old grandpa who always wanted to know what it would be like to drive through a garage door.  His family and friends found a neighbor that wanted to replace their garage door so they arrange to “safely” put Grandpa in the driver’s seat for the ride of his life.  They planned it out so carefully so that they would make sure that no one was injured and nothing was broken (except of course, that garage door).  Right after the moment of inpact you see nothing but pure joy in the face of the Grandpa.  It was something he always wanted to do and now… it was done.  Have you ever wanted to do something that noone else quite understood?  Isn’t it wonderful that this family was able to help him complete his dream?

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Grandpas bucket list

 

Boy’s reaction to bullying

This is a story about some fifth graders and their friend.  You might think that boys that age would be tough on someone their age that might be alittle different from them.  Not these 5 boys.  They took it upon themselves to be the best friend to this boy.  James was adopted when he was just a baby and soon lost his new father in an accident.  He has had a tough life but these boys are now making his life better. They spend time with him.  They play with him and protect him from others who might tease him or try to hurt him.  They include him in activities and they even all banned together to get him a playstation and games. They are best friends and the boys are doing what they can to take care of their friend.  What a great lesson we can all learn from these young men.  They get as much joy out of doing things for James and James does receiving their love and attention.  This school had a program about bullying.  These boys are the best program to teach others about how not to bully.  Great job boys.  You boys can inspire all of us to be better friends and better people.

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boy's reaction to bullying

Child Care and the Elderly

This is a beautiful story.  Not many words.  You just watch and take it the joy these folks feel together.  In Seattle, a retirement home is also the home for a preschool.  Providence Mount St. Vincent is the home of more than 400 elderly residents.  While this building is mostly housing for the elderly it is also a location for a preschool.  Watching the preschoolers interact with the elderly is amazing.  Sometimes through words and sometimes just through touch.   They participate in similar activities and learn from eachother.  They love spending time together.  I think the elderly feel younger spending time with the preschoolers and the preschoolers learn and enjoy the interaction with the elderly patients.  43% of older people feel isolation and which relates to lonliness and depression. A program such as this one can only help not only the older patients but the little ones who learn how to relate to people and how to care for others.  They should have programs like this everywhere.  Wouldn’t it be great if they had one of these places in every large community.  Our elderly deserve a chance to make a difference in the lives of these little ones and what these little ones can learn from these “grandparents”.  It was wonderful to watch.

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childcare and the elderly

Happy Father’s Day Dad

This Sunday is Father’s Day.  I feel the same about Father’s Day as I do Mother’s Day.  Everyday should be Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.  We shouldn’t wait until one day in the year to tell our parents how much they mean to us.  This sweet video shows some of the great things that Dad does for us.  It shows the diffferent characteristics of a great Dad.  Many memories we have of the special things that all the Dads do for their families.  Thank you to all those Dads out there who always care for their families.  AND for all those men out there who may not be a biological father but are always there as father figure to those who need one.  Happy Father’s Day to all you “Dads” out there.  You are so special in the lives of the children, more than you know.

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Happy Father's Day

Loyal Dog Saves Blind Owner

A golden retriever service dog named Figo saved a life when he leaped in front of a small school bus in an effort to protect his blind owner.”I’ve seen dogs protect their owners when an intruder is coming at them, but not from an automobile,” Brewster Village’s chief of police John Del Gardo told ABC News. “I’ve never seen that before.”Audrey Stone, the woman that Figo guides, was walking through an intersection on North Main Street on Monday morning when a bus struck the pair in the center of the walkway, police said.”Right before it happened the dog did something really heroic,” Del Gardo said. “He sort of lunged at the bus. It injured his leg and paw, and the woman received multiple injuries. When EMS came, he [Figo] didn’t want to leave her side.”Brewster Fire Department’s second assistant chief Moe DeSantis, who was at the scene of the crash, said the bus was carrying two school children, and no one on the vehicle, including the driver, was injured.The driver, Chief Del Gardo said, was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.Del Gardo added that Stone is currently being treated in the hospital with numerous fractures, three broken ribs, and a laceration to the head.Figo, who received an operation at Middlebranch Veterinary in Carmel, New York, is now doing well in his recovery process, according to his vet Dr. LouAnn Pfeifer.Pfeifer, who has been caring for eight-year-old Figo, said she is not surprised that he sacrificed himself for Stone.”This is what they’re trained for,” she said. “He’s a good boy. He’s been a patient of ours since he was in service of Miss. Stone and he is just a wonderful dog.”Pfeifer added that her facility will be holding onto to Figo upon Stone’s release from the hospital.

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