July 4, 2017

A Feel-Good Roundup

When Poland Sent The U.S. A Birthday Card With 5.5 Million Signatures, artwork, photographs, poems, and pressed flowers.

That's almost a sixth of the population of Poland in 1926.  The good wishes came on 30,000 pages, in 111 bound volumes compiled by the people of Poland, newly independent following World War I, who wanted to express their affection for the United States.  The Poles thanked the United States for the good example it set, for its role in World War I, and for saving Poland's children from famine and disease at the war's end.

 Polish Bcard To Us

10-Year-Old Genius Invents A Device To Stop Children Dying In Hot Cars After His Neighbor’s Death

His name is Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas, a fifth grader has invented something called the Oasis, a clever little gadget that monitors the temperature inside the car. Once it gets to a certain level, the device emits cool air while simultaneously alerting parents and authorities via an antenna. The idea for the Oasis came to Bishop after he learned that his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant had died from being in an overheated car, and although he only has a 3-D clay model of the device at the moment, he and his father have so far managed to raise over $24,000 for their invention on GoFundMe.
 10-Year-Old-Boy-Inventor-Children-Hot-Car-Lifesaving-Invention-Bishop-Curry-1  GoFundMe to prevent hot car deaths.

Firefighters Throw Baby Shower For Woman Who Lost Everything In Fire

Firefighters surprised a mother-to-be with keys to a new home and a baby shower after she lost everything in a devastating fire.

Veterans Community Project Is Building A Village Of Tiny Houses For Homeless Vets

In Kansas City, Missouri the Veterans Community Project is helping their fellow veterans get off the street by building an entire community of tiny houses for them to live in free of charge.

 Tiny House For Vets

The Restaurant Staffed by Nanas

Kitchen on Staten Island only employs immigrant grandmothers - from Italians to Brazilians and Algerians - to cook home style meals from across the world.

 Restaurant Nonnas

Saving Sex Slaves from Isis

Steve Maman obtained many business contacts in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East as a custom car curator and crystal manufactor over the years of his career. With these contacts in the fall of 2014, Steve Maman began a private effort to liberate Yazidis and Christians after ISIS attacked Northern Iraq. The success of 102 private-funded liberations inspired him to keep going, and he formed CYCI June 25, 2015.

 Maman Cyci

The ‘Jewish Schindler’ Who Sprang Into Action After Witnessing ISIS’s Genocide And Slavery

“From 1939-1945, Jews were being murdered during the Holocaust,” said Steve Maman, “despite the fact that everyone around knew it was going on. It was three years into the genocide [of Christians and Yazidis] yet nobody acted. That is why I did what I did. I didn’t trust anyone else to do it.” ...."When you see a girl being rescued, you cry, I don’t care how tough you are, you cry.’.... The full story of the Jewish Schindler on YouTube

Cop ADOPTS abused ten-year-old boy

Officer Jody Thompson of the Poteau Police Department in Oklahoma has adopted 10-year-old John and his baby sister after he responded to a call regarding the young boy, two years prior....Thompson was stunned to see a severely underweight eight-year-old boy with his wrists bound by belts, bruises all along his back and a huge bump on his head, having been submerged in a trash can full of cold water. He weighed a mere 61lbs. The officer added: 'He did not have a spot on his body that didn't have a bruise or abrasion. It was the worst thing I've ever seen.'

 Officer Jody Thompson

Strangers Buy Car For 20-Year-Old Man Who Walks 3 Miles Each Way To Work

Dying dog meets autistic boy. That's when a miracle happened

Jonny Hickey was an eight-year-old boy with autism who didn't speak much at all. Xena was an emaciated, abused puppy who was so far gone that her rescuers doubted she would make it.  Then Jonny and Xena's paths crossed, and they changed each other's lives forever. From death's door, Xena fought back to become the guiding light and best friend to a boy who needed her. Watch the story of Xena, the Warrior Dog and Jonny.

 Zena+Jonny

Watch 80 Bystanders Form Human Chain To Save 9 Strangers From Riptide

When a dangerous riptide swept a Florida family away, strangers on the beach took more action than law enforcement.

 Human-Chain-Rescue

Dementia-stricken woman celebrates incredible 65 YEARS of marriage with the 'only person she remembers' 

After marrying in 1952, Ruby, 89, and Harold Coleman, 90, went on to have five children together: Marty, Rhonda, Tim, Cindy and Sandy.The couple from Virginia, USA, also have seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Harold is a retired building contractor whilst Ruby spent her years as a stay at home mother raising five children and supporting her husband in his ventures. 

Megan Vaughan, the photographer hired to commemorate their love together, explained that despite Ruby's dementia, she loves her husband more and more each day, adding: 'You can see it in her eyes.....I feel completely blessed to have gotten the privilege to meet them and get a glimpse of their wonderfully fulfilling marriage.'

 Ruby+Harold Coleman-1

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