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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am

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Couple finds buried safe in backyard

The couple saw the metal box between some trees when they moved in to their Staten Island home in New York, but never paid much attention to it.

After digging it up they realized it was a rusty old safe. Inside they found wet money, and a lot of jewelry in plastic bags.

"Hundreds, jewelry, diamonds, engagement ring. Dozens of rings, gold with jade. It was stunning," said Matthew.

There was also a piece of paper with an address -- one of their neighbors.

First, I knocked on the door and I asked them if they were ever robbed and they said they were," Matthew said.

According to the New York Police Department, a burglary was reported at their neighbors' home the day after Christmas in 2011. The only thing taken was the safe. It had a large amount of cash, jewelry and other items inside: a total of $52,000 worth of property, police said.

"The cops told her, you'll never see your stuff again," said Matthew's wife, Maria.
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Couple finds buried safe in backyard

The couple saw the metal box between some trees when they moved in to their Staten Island home in New York, but never paid much attention to it.

After digging it up they realized it was a rusty old safe. Inside they found wet money, and a lot of jewelry in plastic bags.

"Hundreds, jewelry, diamonds, engagement ring. Dozens of rings, gold with jade. It was stunning," said Matthew.

There was also a piece of paper with an address -- one of their neighbors.

First, I knocked on the door and I asked them if they were ever robbed and they said they were," Matthew said.

According to the New York Police Department, a burglary was reported at their neighbors' home the day after Christmas in 2011. The only thing taken was the safe. It had a large amount of cash, jewelry and other items inside: a total of $52,000 worth of property, police said.

"The cops told her, you'll never see your stuff again," said Matthew's wife, Maria.
Good karma indeed.

But, it does beg the question of why they could open it, but the thief apparently could not, or at least why the thief left it behind.

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Post by Whatever4 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

The safe had rusted in the ground, and they could get through the rusted out sides?
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Young boy helps older woman up the stairs

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga - A young boy's act of kindness in Georgia is inspiring people all over the country.

Riley Duncan took the video showing the 8-year-old helping an older woman up the stairs.

Duncan said he didn't know the story when he pulled out his camera, but he saw the boy stop traffic, hop out of his car and help the woman -- and he thought it was a moment that deserved to be shared.

He later learned the boy's name -- Maurice Adams Jr.

Maurice was in the car with his mom and sister leaving high school graduation when they saw the woman crossing the road. ...

She [the mom] said they still don't know who the woman is, but said the stranger had a short message for Maurice when they reached the top of the steps.

"She told him that he's special," Hill said.
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Post by Estiveo » Wed May 30, 2018 3:20 pm

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Officer helps homeless man shave before job interview at McDonald's ...

Last Sunday afternoon, Carlson had just finished a call and was in a gas station parking lot, when he came upon a homeless man named Phil.

"Wen I got out of my car he asked me if I knew anything about electric razors and that it was broken, he was trying to get it to work, if I could help him," Carlson said.

While Carlson fixed it, Phil told him if he could just clean himself up, the McDonald's next door had promised him a job. The repair was successful, so Phil tried to shave.

"He was trying to shave, obviously outside, didn't have a mirror or anything and he was just getting patch after patch and it wasn't going too well," Carlson said. "I said, 'Hey Phil if you want me to do that, here I can get it done a lot quicker than you sitting here struggling with it."

A stranger with a cell phone saw what was going on, posted it on Facebook and the good deed went viral.

"When I finished with Phil, I drove off and my wife had called me. She goes 'Hey, did you shave some guy today?'" Carlson said.

On Thursday, Carlson will help Phil complete some paperwork, and it looks like Phil has a job all thanks to a close shave with the law.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:41 am

This is a life of kindness.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... smsnnews11
Wisconsin bus driver known for kindness and patience with special needs kids

Miller had been serving as a bus driver for the Cedarburg School District driving special needs kids to and from school every day, and volunteered with Friendship Ministries and as a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters. He recently retired from the role to move with his wife to Ohio to be closer to his son and grandchildren, who are currently living there.

Miller was also recently nominated for the "Be A Good Neighbor Contest" by his neighbor, Susan Grosskoph. She won a private hometown screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" a documentary about the life of the former TV host Fred Rogers — better known by those who watched as "Mister Rogers" — for her nomination of Miller.


"Bus driver doesn’t describe what Dwight did and the impact he made every day," Grosskoph said. "Parents knew their children were in the best hands when they left for school and when he returned them home. He waited, (probably longer than he should have sometimes) for the student who just couldn't quite get going in the morning. He was singing songs, decorating the bus with monthly themes, and quietly mentoring from behind the wheel."

Miller was surprised at the amount of support he received at the screening from friends, people he knew, and the kids he transported and their families.

The mayor had even declared the day of the movie showing Dwight Miller Day.
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Post by Bill_G » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:38 am

Her brother needed to get to a hospital so she made the desperate call
Lisa Nagengast's plane touched down in Tampa on Saturday evening, and the first thing she did before getting out of her seat was listen to her voice mail. That was when panic set in.
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Post by Dolly » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Dusty in here.

Truckers give gift to Wisconsin boy with Cerebral Palsy and Dandy-Walker Syndrome.
Dakota "Bubba" Cadd sits in his wheelchair in his yard and pumps his arm wanting truckers to blow their horn.
One day his mother noticed there was a bag on the ground. Somebody had stopped on the highway and threw it over their five foot fence. It contained a toy semi-truck, hat and t-shirt. His mom made a Facebook post to say Thank You and shared how happy he was.
Truck driver Mark King and other truckers heard about Dakota and wanted to give their support also.
Almost 200 hundred tractor-trailers and thousands of people showed up to surprise Dakota on his birthday.


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Post by Lani » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:30 am

A Florida mother and her 11-month-old daughter want to encourage people to pay it forward after a kind act by a passenger on their flight.

Kelsey Rae Zwick and her daughter, Lucy, boarded American Airlines Flight 588 from Orlando to Philadelphia on Thursday, where Lucy receives treatment for chronic lung disease at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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But it was the kindness of a stranger in first class that changed Zwick’s day. A flight attendant came over and told her that a man sitting in seat 2D wanted to switch places with her.
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Their new seat up allowed extra room for Zwick and Lucy, who has to travel with a large oxygen tank. And according to Zwick, Lucy loved her introduction to first class.
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“I guess it was his birthday, and he did reach out to us,” said Zwick. “He was thanking me for a birthday to remember. It was the best day. He said it made him and his wife cry, and he said, ‘I am so glad we were on the same flight.’”
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:17 am

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Post by Addie » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:54 am

My holiday spirit is at level zero this year, but this story touched me in the heart. Sniff. :lovestruck:

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A girl in Mexico attached her Christmas list to a balloon. A man across the border found it.

Draped against the sacaton grass was a balloon — or at least the tattered remnants of one. Heiss walked toward it with his dog, Feliz, thinking he should pick up the latex pieces and throw them away.

Randy Heiss found a balloon while hiking in Patagonia, Ariz., on Dec. 16. Attached was a note.

That’s when he noticed the balloon’s string was attached to a piece of paper. ...

Heiss was charmed. He suspected that a child had tried to send Santa Claus a Christmas wish list by balloon, something he used to do himself when he was a kid. Nobody had ever returned the letters Heiss had sent aloft — but he wondered whether he couldn’t find the girl who had sent this one.

It would be difficult, but Heiss had a few clues. About 20 miles to the southwest, just across the border, was the city of Nogales, Mexico, with a population of about a quarter-million. ...

“Being around children at Christmastime has been absent in our lives,” Heiss said. “It’s been kind of a gaping hole in our Christmas experience."

He has since reflected on what a “miracle” it was that he spotted the balloon at all, let alone was able to locate Dayami and her family.

“We now have friends for life,” Heiss said. “And, for a day, that border fence with its concertina wire melted away.”

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Post by Lani » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Student who ‘had nothing to give’ gifts teacher her Lucky Charms marshmallows in heartwarming post
"With it being the day before break and Christmas right around the corner, most teachers bring their kiddos something such as books or little treats and occasionally in return receive something from their students," she wrote on Facebook. "Today I received some chocolates, sweet handmade notes, some jewelry, but these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most."

"This kiddo wanted to get my [sic] something so badly, but had nothing to give," she added. "So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me. Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts."
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:18 pm

Police Officer Drives Couple To Their Wedding After Crash

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A Suffolk County Police officer drove the couple after their vehicle became disabled in the crash, which took place at Plymouth Place and Montauk Highway in Shirley Saturday at 1:15 p.m., police said.

.Joseph DeMichele, 36, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Montauk Highway, near Plymouth Place, when a vehicle made a U-turn in front of the Jeep and the vehicles collided; no one was injured in the crash, police said.

DeMichele, 36, who was in the car with his fiancée, Feliece Terwilliger, 36, and their two children, Jayden Corriche, 10, and Gianna DeMichele, 5, were traveling to the couple's wedding ceremony at Town Hall in the Village of Lake Grove, police said.

Seventh Precinct Police Officer Cody Matthews, who responded to the crash, drove the couple to the wedding in his police vehicle; Officer Matthews was invited to be an official witness to the marriage and signed the marriage certificate, police said.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:56 am

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Muslim youth group cleans up national parks amid government shutdown

On a rainy Saturday in Philadelphia, as the partial government shutdown continued, volunteers picked up trash outside Independence Hall, birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Across the country, dozens of their colleagues in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association were doing the same at national parks closed or partially closed by the shutdown. They cleaned up litter, emptied garbage cans and swept the grounds -- from the Everglades National Park in Florida to Joshua Tree, California and the Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio.

The group hit the National Mall in Washington on Sunday morning.

Group members were joined by people from the general public who contacted the group through social media, spokesperson Salaam Bhatti told CNN, adding that the response to their efforts has been "overwhelmingly positive."
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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 am

The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association are "taking the initiative".

Someone should send that item to Jon Ritzheimer, from spite.
Edit: Congratulations to them!

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 am

https://www.wcvb.com/article/9-year-old ... e/25765551
9-year-old boy helps save grandfather's life

Kazin Crisman, of Dartmouth, was visiting his grandpa, Allan Crisman, in Somerset. Allan was about to drive Kazin to grab some pizza for lunch when the boy noticed something was wrong while sitting in the back seat, waiting for his grandfather to start the car.

"He was acting really strange," Kazin said. "He was stepping all over the pedals and stuff. I asked him, 'Do you want me to call 911?' He did not answer me all the four times that I asked him. I knew something was up."

Kazin said that is when instinct took over. The fourth-grader did not panic and dialed 911 immediately.

Police and emergency medical technicians arrived within minutes. They were able to figure out Allan, who is diabetic, was having a hypoglycemic episode.
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Post by ZekeB » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:55 am

Why is it that when I see this thread thoughts of taking Trump to the vet and having him quietly put to sleep cross my mind? :silenced:
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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Cop’s $100 tip for pregnant waitress leaves her in tears
By Yaron Steinbuch February 18, 2019 | 5:06pm | Updated

A South Jersey cop opened his heart — and his wallet — to a pregnant waitress whom he heard telling other diners about the upcoming birth of her first child — leaving her a $100 tip on his $8.75 check.

Courtney English, 23, who is almost eight months pregnant, was serving the lunch crowd at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon, NJ, on Friday when the Voorhees Township officer sat sat down for a salad and a glass of water.

The officer — apparently a new dad himself — left her a note reading, “Enjoy your first. You will never forget it.”

“He must have overheard my conversation with other customers when I told them that it was my first baby and that I was going out of work soon,” English told The Post on Monday.

“One of the cashiers told me he left me $100 and I started crying,” said English, who has worked at the diner on and off for two years and is due April 1. “He had already left at that point.”


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Post by DejaMoo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:36 am

A wonderful Twitter thread full of amazing acts of kindness by strangers:

I've heard this bull before.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:00 am

https://www.krdo.com/news/odd-news/wisc ... 1016869447
Wisconsin man, once imprisoned, now brightens lives of cancer patients

Stapleton knows all too well what chemo patients need. In 2006, he lost his father to bladder cancer.

"I wasn't able to do anything to help him. It happened so fast," he said.

The caps he makes now are his way of honoring his father. "I'm trying to put some good into the world."

The death of his father was part of a tough period in Stapleton's life. He had other struggles. In May of 2009, he was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery.

"I was addicted to Percocet and Vicodin. I went to a pharmacy and told them to give me the pills," he said. "That was rock bottom."

During his three years behind bars, Stapleton learned crocheting. It was comforting for him, so he spent a lot of time learning how to do it.

"They had a donation program for inmates to make things for children in need," he said. "I started that way. I taught myself."
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:51 am

https://abc7ny.com/society/nj-students- ... s/5169887/
Be Kind: NJ high school students shovel driveway for neighbor on dialysis

They helped Natalie Blair make it to her dialysis appointment, despite the several inches of snow that fell.

Parsippany high school senior Patrick Lanigan pulled an up all night sleepover to make sure Natalie's driveway was cleared before 6 a.m. Monday.

"We stayed up playing video games and I think we were all up 4:30 and I think we finished around 5," said Patrick.

"I looked out the front window and I'm like, the whole driveway's clear," said Natalie, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. "And then I found out from my husband there were four of them with Patrick. Oh there were five of you, seriously?"
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Post by Dolly » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Little things can make a big difference.
This charity called "Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents" was started by an 11-year-old.
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At a nursing home in northwest Arkansas, 11-year-old Ruby Chitsey likes to go to work with her mom, a nurse who travels to several nursing homes in the area. And it was on one of those visits that Ruby started going up to residents with her notepad and asking them, "If you could have any three things, what would they be?" And so started a charity called "Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents." Steve Hartman report
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