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.