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Giving Her Coat Off Her Back

This story happened some time ago but it still is a wonderful story to hear.  Sometimes things can go terribly wrong and still turn out amazing. That’s what happened when two strangers connected on a bitterly cold night in downtown Richmond. Felicia Glover reached out to help Kinley Crenshaw, who had no coat, no money and no way to get home. Their story sparked a Facebook frenzy, cemented a friendship, and inspired today’s Acts of Kindness.  Kinley was out with some friends at a concert.  As girls do she gave all her personal belongings to her friend to hold in her purse.  As they left the two got separated leaving Kinley without any identification, money or even a coat.  She made her way to a bus stop.  That is when she met Felicia.  Felicia gave her the coat off her back and made sure she got on the bus to get home.  After she got home she notified the local tv station to get the word out and find her gardian angel.  The station offered her $300 to give to her new friend thanking her for her kindness.  Way to go Felicia. You are an amazing woman.  AND great job Kinley for putting forth the effort to find her to return her coat and thank her.

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giving her coat off her back

Dog Train

If you are in Fort Worth, Texas, you might get a glimpse of an unusual train puttering down a road. You might have to do a double take, as you realize it’s a train filled with dogs! Eighty-year-old Eugene Bostick and his “dog train” are well known to locals. He’s been driving the tractor with eight barrels in tow for several years.It turns out the retiree built the train for the stray dogs he’s rescued with his brother over the years, after people have dumped the dogs near their property.“I started out with my tractor. I had a little trailer and I put four or five dogs in there and took them riding. Then more dogs started to show up and I said, ‘Uh-oh! That’s not enough room!’ That’s when I came up with that,” Bostick told NBCDFW explaining how the dog train came into being.Recently, Tiffany Johnson, who has seen him regularly go by her office, wanted to take a picture. “This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building, I finally got the courage up to ask if I could take his pic! Love this and had to share!” she wrote on Facebook after sharing the photo.

Tiffany told one commenter that the dogs don’t ever jump out. It seems they know exactly what to do and bark enthusiastically on their ride! When Tiffany was asked where Bostick finds the strays, she said, “he just rescues them from going to the pound!! He said people actually drop their dogs they no longer can take care of, off to him”. What a wonderful, kind man! The pups sure look like they love it!  Share this sweet story with your family and friends!

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Dog train

An Uncle Comes to the Rescue

A baby is trapped in a car after it goes down a 100 ft cliff.  To the rescue.. her uncle.  T. Blake Kimbrell was in the right place at the right time.  His little niece was still stuck in the car after an accident caused the car to go down a 100 ft cliff.  He used his light on his phone to be able to rescue his niece recording it all at the same time. He was following his sister as they went home when she lost control of the car and crashed down a cliff. The car was totally upside down with all the windows smashed out .  As he talked to the 11 month old telling her “Uncle Blake is going to get you out of here” he finally after two minutes hears a little cry.  He worked very hard , as we watch, until he is able to free the little one.  What a wonderful result.  I am sure he would do anything to save that little one.  He is so excited when he is able to pull the little girl free from the wrecked car.  Great job Blake.  What a great uncle you are and our hero for the day.

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An uncle comes to the rescue

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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Animals Saving Animals

Here is just a short but wonderful animal video to end your week.  We have seen some great rescues with people jumping in to save people from scary situations.  This video is one of animals stepping in to saving other animals.  Watch as these animals reach out to other animals.  It is amazing that they take no regard to what type of animals is in need.  You see elephants helping elephants but you also seea hippo helping a zebra and bear helping a bird.  Our world is a huge place and we can still learn lessons from nature around us as we just keep alert and take care of each other.  This is a wonderful display of nature caring for nature.  Let’s all take a lesson from our animal friends and watch out for each other.  Have a great weekend.  Keep an eye out for someone in need.

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Mail Carrier Hero

A Hope Hull man is thanking a postal worker for saving his life following a horrific ordeal that left him lying wounded on the floor of his house for ten days. The man was unable to get help after a terrible fall and found different ways to stay alive until his mail carrier found him. Cissy Cartwright, who has been delivering mail for more than 20 years, knew something wasn’t right. Tommy Hope, 66, home sits back off the road in a secluded rural area. When she pulled up he yelled back to her for help. She found him on the floor, dehydrated and injured and learned that he’d been there for more than a week. She called 911 and waited with him until an ambulance arrived. Hope, who does not have immediate family nearby, fell inside his home on July 4th, suffering broken bones in his arm and other injuries to his leg and hip. He couldn’t get to his phone to make any calls. It was a very good thing that she came along when she did.  Without her checking on him who knows what would have come of Tommy Hope.  Thank you Cissy for caring enough to check on the people on your route.

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Mail carrier hero

Fire Rescue By Neighbors

Emergencies happen everyday.  We watcht them on the news often.  Firefighters are amazing to run into burning buildings and save people. Often they don’t think of themselves but only work hard to rescue anyone who is still in the fire.  Recently in Sandy Springs, Georgia there was a fire in an apartment complex.  The fire department was called and arrived quickly.  While they were checking out the fire two girls who were trapped in the fire came to 2nd story window. The two girls were trapped in their burning apartment when neighbors urged them to jump from a broken window. Watch as the two girls fall into their neighbors arms from a second story window. These neighbors risked their lives helping others.  How great was it that they were there to help.  I am sure those two girls think so.  The firefighters said they think it is human nature to help others.  I would like to think so.  I think it also takes a special spirit inside people to step up when they are needed. Thank you to these two men that they were there on this day.  You are amazing.

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Roadside Rescue

A semi was parked on the side of the road outside Underwood, Iowa.  As a State Trooper John Hitchcock approached what he found surprised him.  He discovered the driver was not breathing.  He pulled him out of the truck as Officer Kurt Ferguson approached coming to help.  They pulled the man out of the line of traffice and worked CPR on him.  Just then a third first responder arrived.  Captain Curtis McKeon from the Council Bluffs Fire Department arrived on the scene.  Not often is there a team from 3 different agencies to help on a rescue.  It turns out that the man had choked on something which blocked his airway and caused him to have the heart failure.  Had not these three men happened along this scene the outcome might be different.  Luckily for this driver they were trained and prepared to help bring this man back to life.  ”It is wonderful when there is a good outcome” one of the officers said.  I am sure there is not always a good result but by working together these men were able to save his life.  Thanks to their quick actions he will be ok.  Great job officers.  You are truly heroes.

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Roadside Rescue

Police Officer Attends Wedding of Baby He Saved

Officer Joe Barka has worked on the Yonkers Police Department for the past 45 years.  Recently Officer Joe was able to share the day with a baby he saved some 20 years ago.  Back in 1993 Officer Joe was called to house where a baby had stopped breathing.  Grabbing the baby from the parents the officer checked for vitals and finding none he jumps into his cruiser with his partner and heads to the hospital doing CPR the whole way.  When he met the parents at the hospital he was able to tell them that the baby crying that they heard was their little daughter.  Ever since, this officer has treated this little girl like one of his own.  He never forgets a birthday or even Christmas.  But now it was here time to remember.  She invited the officer and his wife to her wedding as a guest of honor.  Even though the family moved to Buffalo they have kept in touch.  What a wonderful relationship these people have. Without each other their lives would never be the same. Great job Officer Barka.

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Police officer attends wedding of baby he saved

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