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Friends Helping Friends

Neighbors helping Neighbors.  What would you do to help a neighbor in need?  Here is a real feel good story.  There are many things that a farmer has to do but the one thing that matters the most is to harvest their crops.  This is a story about a farmer who became ill  with terminal cancer and was not able to get his crops in at harvest time.  That is when his neighbors came in to help.  Many farmers  help harvest hundreds of acres in one day to help friend with terminal cancer. When a small community in Illinois learned of a local farmer’s terminal cancer diagnosis, they pulled together the way they usually do and harvested all of his 450 acres of corn – in one day. Carl Bates, 55, of Galva, Illinois, has a “fast, aggressive cancer,” according to his younger brother.  When it was time to get his crops harvested his friends and neighbors came to help.  This is what friendship is all about.  They were able to accomplish something in one day that would have taken him much longer.  He was not able to get his crop in and would have lost this whole season.  His friends wouldn’t let that happen.  What a wonderful thing for them to do.

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friends helping friends

The Deer and the Dog

Who doesn’t need  just a good pet video.  Here is the one for you.  This video is about a deer that just adopted a family and their pets.  This deer comes over to stay and play with the dog and even the cat.  They look like they are best friends.  Even other deer vcome by to visit.  I would love to live here where the animals play so freely with eachother.  How fun watching the dog and the deer play like they are both dogs.  I have never seen a “wild” animal seem so tame.  It is just a feel good video to remind us just how precious these animals are.  Oh to be a dog.  Or a deer at this house.

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the deer and the dog

The Littlest Mailman

Carter and Postman Mike have been best buddies since Mike started delivering mail in his neighborhood.  The  four-year-old boy who idolizes his neighborhood letter carrier got the chance to see his hero in action. The United States Postal Service let the boy go behind the scenes and made him an honorary mailman for a day. The Knoxville Tennesee post office invited Carter to come to the post office and see what postman Mike does besides delivering mail.  They looked around and met the other postal workers.  Everyone was excited to meet Carter since they had heard so much about him.  They also presented him a gift of a hat and a little truck.  They gave him a certificate to make him an honorary post man.  How great for this post office to do this for this little 4 year old.  That is a bunch of caring individuals who would go out of their way to make this day special for this little guy. Great job  Knoxville.

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the littlest mailman

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

Your Cupcakes Are Stale

This is a delightful video about a lady who owns a cupcake store.  She is a hardworking mother of 4. She has had a pretty rough life.  A couple of years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has a son that has a dibiliterating disease and the medical  bills are climbing.  Jackie O has come along to help her out.  She is going to pretend to be a disgruntled customers saying that the cupcakes she was sold are stale.  When she returns the cupcakes she finds that she has received $10,000.  What a surprise for such a deserving mother.  She is understandably quite moved and can’t believe that someone would do this for her.  Isn’t it amazing when people are able to help out other people in need.  Not everyone can hand out $10,000 but you can do some things to make life easier for those around you that need help.  Please do what you can for others around you.  Take a moment to watch for needs.  Share when you do find a need with others who can also help.  We live in community to help eachother.  Be there for others.

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your cupcakes are stale

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

A Puppy’s Best Friend

Here is a great video for all you pet lovers.  You don’t even have to like dogs to like this video.  Many people will tell you that sometimes the main reason a pet is taken to the pound is because of the arrival of a baby in the house.  This video will show you how babies and puppies can grow up together. It is so sweet watching the baby and the dog interact.   How sweet to watch the little one playing with the puppy and to watch the puppy playing with the baby but yet being so careful. As you watch you see the baby grow and the puppy too.  This video reminds us that there is room in the family for a dog and a baby.  Watch this video as the baby grows up and the puppy is always there to take care of the baby. Love animal videos and I love baby videos.  What could be better puppies and babies.

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A puppy's best friend.

A First Grader Knows How to be a Friend

Vincent and Zach are good friends. Recently Zach was not feeling well only to discover that he had  cancer. Zach is a strong boy and fought his cancer.  He had many treatments but rarely missed school and his friend Vincent.  Vincent was there to help Zach’s spirit.  Vincent learned about cancer and what it was doing to his friend.  He learned that treatment for Zach’s cancer was expensive so he and his mom made scarves and sold them to give the money to Zach.  One day Vincent came to school with a stocking hat on and told his teacher that he had a surprise for Zach.  He removed his cap to expose a shaved head so that Zach was not the only one to not have hair.  This little boy’s love and care for his friend is huge beyond his years.  Zach is continuing to get treatments.  Vincent says “Friendship is a beautiful thing”.  As they say in this report, “Wisdom doesn’t always come with age”.  Thanks Vincent for showing us all just how to be a true friend.  Thanks to Patricia M for sharing this story today.

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a first grader knows how to be a friend

Unexpected Texas Homecoming Queen

This story takes place at a Texas High School.  It is a story about friendship.  The kind of friendship that is so special.  This story started with a terrible prank but ending with a happy ending.  A group of mean girls thought they would tell Lillie Skinner that she was nominated for Homecoming Queen.  Her two best friends were really nominated for Homecoming Queen.  They made a pact that if either one of them won that they would turn the crown over to Lillie.  Both girls think Lillie is the best friend they could ever have and that she has a huge heart.  The night of Homecoming both Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez waiting anxiuosly for the annoucement of the winner.  They had also told the principal about their plan and asked him to get Lillie on the field for the announcement.  When the winner was annouced, they brought Lillie over with Anahi Alvarez after they anounced she had won.  Anahi removed her crown and gave it to Lillie making her Homecoming Queen. The principal said that this was the best thing that had happened since he had become principal.  What a great friend these two girls were to Lillie.  As they say, she is great friend with a huge heart.  What a great way to turn a bad situation into a good one.  Thanks to Patricia M for bringing us this story.

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Unexpected Texas Homecoming Queen

A Tale of Two Friends

Here is a wonderful video of two unlikely friends.   Tory Island is very small and quaint little village on an island but they have one thing that sets them apart from others.  They have a Labrador who has an interesting friendship.  Dougie the Dolphin comes most days to play with local hotel’s pet Labrador.  The Labrador stays and plays until the dolphin heads back out to sea.  In this short video we get to see a little glimpse of their friendship.   What an amazing thing that happens between these two very unlikely friends.  We humans could take a lesson from these two.  It is sometimes a challenge to step out of your comfort area to spend time in someone else’s.  Who knows how the two met and became such friends. You just wonder what brought the two toeger for the first time.  And what makes him continue to return.  Makes you want to be able to read minds and know what they are thinking as they play together.  It is so sweet and touching.  Please enjoy and share with others.  Thanks to Patricia M for showing us this great story of friends.

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A tale of two friends