Thursday, September 3, 2015

Construction Workers Leave Message In The Sky For Sick Girl

Construction Workers Leave Message In The Sky For Sick Girl

Every day, a two-year-old and her mother look out of the hospital room window to see the creation scene across the street. The view besides the medical gear in their room, was construction workers building a new building.

Vivian Keith and her mom get enjoyment starting their mornings waving at the workers across the way. The construction workers happily wave back.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Black Students Stand With White Police to "End the Pain"

Black Students Stand With White Police to "End the Pain"

Students and police stand together arm and arm to hopefully "end the pain".They are trying to show that good police and kids can stand together. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ducks In England Get Their Own Walking Lanes?

Ducks In England Get Their Own Walking Lanes?

Ducklings coming, make way for them! 

Paralyzed Ex-Football Walks Again, Graduates, and Gets Engaged

Paralyzed Ex-Football Walks Again, Graduates, and Gets Engaged

Chris Norton, broke his neck during a college football player game in 2010. Doctors gave him a 3 percent chance of ever regaining movement below his neck.

This weekend changed his life, he overcame the odds. On Saturday, he got engaged to his girlfriend.

Wetaskiwin Funeral Home Has Sheepdog Who Comforts Mourners

Wetaskiwin Funeral Home Has Sheepdog Who Comforts Mourners

According to directors at Baker Funeral Chapel, Morris the sheepdog seems to hold “an uncanny ability to know who is most in need of comfort,” 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Company Gives Workers $100 Each To Do Something Nice For Someone Else

Company Gives Workers $100 Each To Do Something Nice For Someone Else



A media company in New York City inspired their workers to go out and do some community service and give back a little.

An executive decided to give every team member $100 and let them provide charity however they saw fit. The company produces videos, so it was easy to send a camera crew to follow the employees around.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Teacher Allows Bullied Student To Shave Her Head During Recess

Teacher Allows Bullied Student To Shave Her Head During Recess



A 4th grade student in Washington state was being bullied because his head was shaved and there was a visible scar.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Special Needs Student Crowned Prom Queen, Gets Record Votes

Special Needs Student Crowned Prom Queen, Gets Record Votes


Oregon student has an amazing smile.

Katie Shipley, a senior in highschool with a developmental disorder, was voted prom queen. Shipley received 200 votes from her classmates on Saturday. This is a record number in the history of her school, according to NBC.

"I had the most votes in school, in the whole world," Shipley told KGW. "They made me feel happy."

Friday, May 22, 2015

93 Year Old Is America's Oldest Park Ranger

93 Year Old Is America's Oldest Park Ranger



In the mid 1900s, Betty Soskin worked as a file clerk for a boilermakers union. When she turned 85 she decided to join the National Park Service.

The 93 year old guides tourists around Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Park five days a week. Soskin has her own personal story to tell, in addition to other woman who played roles in supplying the war.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A 5-Year-Old Boy Helps Homeless Man, Will Melt Your Heart

A 5-Year-Old Boy Helps Homeless Man, Will Melt Your Heart

Young boy in Prattville, Alabama met a homeless man and what he did next is inspirational.

Josiah Duncan, saw the man outside of a Waffle House and started questioning his mother. What bothered the Josiah was that the man wasn't eating because he was homeless.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A 17 Year Old Pole Vaulter Gets Bronze at the State Championship

A 17 Year Old Pole Vaulter Gets Bronze at the State Championship

Pole vaulting is hard enough as a sport. Imagine not being able to see anything, but still become a pro a the sport.

Charlotte Brown became in love with the sport before her vision was reduced drastically. The way Brown describes it, "jigsaw puzzle of light and dark shades."

Plant This Children's Book And It Grows Into A Tree

Plant This Children's Book And It Grows Into A Tree



If you are a child, you'll learn quick that paper comes from trees.

There is a new children's book that will grow into a tree when you plant it into the ground.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Girl Raises $15K and Rebuild Parents’ Burned Home

Girl Raises $15K and Rebuild Parents’ Burned Home

Two years ago a fire wrecked the De La Sala family's Florida home. Once the insurance money came, it was given to a builder who left without completing the job. Since then her parents are still struggling.

“Now my mommy and daddy are stuck trying to come up with enough money to finish it so we can finally get home,” wrote Alyssa De La Sala

After Finishing Her Homework, This 5th Grader Runs A Successful Nonprofit

After Finishing Her Homework, This 5th Grader Runs A Successful Nonprofit


Age doesn't matter when it comes to great ideas. This young lady proves it right here.

At seven years of age, Mandi Simon drafted up the business plan for her nonprofit. Over the next four years, 500 underprivileged children received birthday parties from the organization.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Chalkboard Message Motivates People On A Commuter Route

A Chalkboard Message Motivates People On A Commuter Route

Penny Proudfoot lost her camera and was looking for a new way to creatively express herself. She started writing inspirational and funny message for commuters on a busy road near her home. 

Canadian Company Decides To Pay Student Loans For New Employees Hired

Canadian Company Decides To Pay Student Loans For New Employees Hired

New graduates and many young adults are now looking for jobs that are willing to pay their student loans.

A Canadian company is offering to make student loan payments for a dozen new hires.
A local newspaper ad has received more than 100 resumes from interested applicants. Simplycast is the company that placed the ad.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Man Finds Treasures In A Hidden Drawer and Returns Them

Man Finds Treasures In A Hidden Drawer and Returns Them

One Texas man returned a hidden treasure after discovering a drawer full of jewels, diamonds, pearls, and more. He bought the dresser for only $100 from an estate sale. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

People In Philadelphia Pay It Forward At Local Pizza Shop

People In Philadelphia Pay It Forward At Local Pizza Shop

Everyone who owns a pizza shop decorates it different, at Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, the shop is covered with letters and Post-it notes. Customers are the ones leaving the messages because they gave $1 so homeless people within the community could eat.

"The homeless, they come in and say, 'I hear you give out free pizza to homeless people,' " says owner Mason Wartman. 

According to Wartman, it started about a year ago when one customer decided to buy a slice of pizza for a homeless person. "I said, 'Sure.' I took his dollar and ran out and got some Post-it notes and put one up to signify that a slice was purchased," he recalls. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

An Officer Decides Not To Arrest Shoplifter Who Stole One Item

An Officer Decides Not To Arrest Shoplifter Who Stole One Item

With all these anti-police movements its hard to realize that the police officers are just normal people.
Police officers are often put in positions where they have to choose between following the law or seeing the humanitarian side of the story.

Recently, in a Kentucky grocery store, an officer decided not to arrest someone shoplifting. The reason being was the item that was trying to be stolen.

Officer Justin Roby was called to the scene only to see that the thief needed to be helped, not arrested.

Hubble Telescope Captures Giant Emoji in the Stars

Hubble Telescope Captures Giant Emoji in the Stars



It appeared as an emoji shape within a galaxy cluster. The emoji has a grin formed by the distortion of light from a strong gravitational lensing. 

80% Of This Companies Employees Have Autism, Provides Better Business

80% Of This Companies Employees Have Autism, Provides Better Business

A father and son create a car wash to help a part of the unemployed population get a chance on the job scene. John and Tom D’Eri plan to expand their car wash, where 80 percent of the employees have autism. The family  are the origin founders of the company, Rising Tide.  In 2013, John provided employment for Andrew, his other son, who is autistic. Andrew was about to turn 22 around that time.  This is an important age for people with autism as experts say many people with autism face challenges attempting to enter the work force. 
The unemployment rate for people with autism is as high as 90 percent. Resources and employment options for this group are low.  Most are forced to either live at home or in an institution. "What we find in the autism community is that when someone turns 22 and ages out of the school system, there is very little meaningful activity. In the autism community we call that, 'falling off the cliffs,'" Andrew's brother, Tom, told NationSwell. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Teen Who Has Viral Target Picture Gets To Meet With The People Who Helped

Teen Who Has Viral Target Picture Gets To Meet With The People Who Helped

Raleigh Target gets to host a reunion. ABC11 spent the weekend looking for the teen that had the viral picture when Target employees helped him prep for a job interview. Yasir Moore was able to go back to the Target and meet the team who helped him prepare for the interview the Chick-fil-A.


Moore found out about it at school thanks to the person who snapped the picture and had it go viral.

Someone saw the story on ABC11 and told him it was all over the internet. 

Viral: Target Employee's Moving Gesture For Teen Goes Viral

Viral: Target Employee's Moving Gesture For Teen Goes Viral

Target is offers many different products, from electronics, clothing, and furniture.  Target even helped a teenage guest prepare for a job interview. The teen was shopping at a Target in Raleigh, North Carolina, he went to Target looking for a clip-on tie for a job interview with Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately Target only offers regular ties. The problem was, he didn't know how to tie a tie.' 

Target employee Dennis Roberts stepped into action.  He didn't send the boy to another store, instead Roberts found the teen a tie, but also taught him how to tie it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Detroit man who walks to work 21 miles a day gets $60,000 in donations

Detroit man who walks to work 21 miles a day gets $60,000 in donations

Strangers raise $60,000 to buy Detroit man who walks to work 21 miles a day a car. This has inspired a Michigan college student to launch a marketing campaign online to buy him a car. The campaign was a success thanks to the many people who donated. It has raised more than $60,000 in one day. 

56-year-old James Robertson spends nearly all of his free time during the week commuting to his $10.55 an hour factory job in Rochester Hills. The bus system doesn't cover 23 mile route. Robertson begins his morning commute at 8 a.m. to catch buses that take him to a Troy, Mich., he then walks an extra 7 miles, where he begins his 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shift. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

McDonald’s Provides Free Food To Guests Who Pay With Love

McDonald’s Provides Free Food To Guests Who Pay With Love

McDonald's new campaign is making people across the country happy. 

February 2, the day following the Super Bowl, and running through February 14th, random visitors will be given meals for free if they agree to an act of lovin' in the store.   This would include things like fist-bumping a cashier, hugging the one you’re with, or calling your mom to show you care.

Raccoon Saved From Peanut Butter Jar

Raccoon Saved From Peanut Butter Jar


Animal Enforcement Officers rescued a raccoon that got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar.

The raccoon was hanging from a tree branch, hanging 25ft over a pond, when rescuers arrived.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cat Saves Boy's Life During Freezing Temperatures

Cat Becomes Hero Of the Day



A baby boy was dropped of in a hallway of an apartment building. Luckily a homeless cat who was named Masha became a hero in the neighborhood. The cat kept the boy warm during Russia's freezing cold temperatures.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Powering Street Lights And Phones Using Plants? Dutch Company Is Doing It.

Dutch Company Uses Plants To Power Street Lights and Phones

 

Dutch company lights up more than 300 LED lights. The company uses electricity from harnessing the power of living plants. The company also sells mobile phone chargers and rooftop electrical modules fueled by a plants process of photosynthesis. 

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