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#1441  Postby Alan C » Apr 19, 2020 8:01 am

I'll see how this comes through, taken from Twitter;

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In Spain, a taxi driver was known for taking patients to the hospital, free of charge.
One day, he got a call to pickup a patient from the hospital.
When he arrived, doctors and nurses surprised him with a standing ovation, plus an envelope of money


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#1442  Postby Macdoc » Apr 19, 2020 12:50 pm

Nice ! I'm sure he appreciated the effort
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BACKPACKER’S DREAM HOLIDAY REVIVED BY GENEROUS FAMILY
Backpacker Tanya Poujois found herself in lockdown and unable to find work after landing in Melbourne for a dream holiday.

But the 24-year-old from Madagascar now has a stylish home on wheels thanks to a generous Aussie family.

George and Alyce Gorgievski, along with children Kim, 5, and Mae, 7, have “adopted” Ms Poujois through the Adopt a Backpacker Facebook group.

The family, who run campervan rental business Hire A Kombi on the Bellarine Peninsula, invited Ms Poujois to stay in an out-of-use van from their fleet of 40 vintage Volkswagens. In return, Ms Poujois helps out weeding and has planted lawn.

“If I don’t pay rent I will have enough money to live with food and everything for many months, but if I pay rent I would go broke quickly,” she said.

Mr Gorgievski said Ms Poujois often spent hours playing with his kids.

“It’s sort of like she’s here to help us and we’re here to help her, as long as we’re both feeling that mutual love,” he said.

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#1443  Postby Macdoc » Apr 21, 2020 2:37 am

some small silver lining

Sea turtle baby boom hatches amid coronavirus lockdown

Leatherbacks, world's largest sea turtles, are endangered in Thailand and globally vulnerable
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#1444  Postby Cito di Pense » Apr 22, 2020 5:50 am

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Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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#1445  Postby Svartalf » Apr 22, 2020 11:26 am

So cute.
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#1446  Postby Ironclad » Apr 22, 2020 12:15 pm

Have a daisy.Image
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#1447  Postby Blip » Apr 23, 2020 10:53 am

Wasn't quite sure where to post this, but it made me laugh, so...

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#1448  Postby felltoearth » Apr 24, 2020 12:17 am

Pretty damn proud of my hometown right now.

Central Fresh Market In Kitchener Gave A Shoplifter Free Groceries - Narcity
The news first came out when a shopper at the store in downtown Kitchener witnessed the incident and shared the story on Twitter on Monday. 

According to the user, a man was caught attempting to steal food from the grocery store, when the owner confronted him. 

Instead of turning the customer away, the owner instead stated, "we will feed you" before giving the man a bag full of groceries. 

"Watched the owner confront him and pull fruits & vegetables out of his pack. Then heard the owner say, 'we will feed you.' 5 minutes later saw the man walking thru the parking lot with a bag full of groceries. #kwawesome," stated the tweet. 
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#1449  Postby Ironclad » Apr 24, 2020 3:39 pm

Wow
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#1450  Postby Macdoc » Apr 30, 2020 3:55 am

Nova Scotia needed this...

Nova Scotia
A desperate search for a missing 3-year-old ends with a wonderful word: 'Doggy'

Halifax Regional Police Const. Dan Berube describes Monday's search for a child missing in the woods


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#1451  Postby Macdoc » May 01, 2020 2:32 am



Captain Tom: RAF flypast in veteran's honour
Two wartime RAF planes have flown over Captain Tom Moore's home to honour the war veteran and fundraiser on his 100th birthday.
He watched as the Hurricane and Spitfire flew overhead.
RAF Squadron Leader Mark Sugden told BBC reporter John Maguire what they were like to fly.

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#1452  Postby surreptitious57 » May 01, 2020 3:41 am

The transformation of Mike Tyson from who he used to be to who he is now
Accepting personal responsibility for his past and admitting that he does not like watching himself any more as he used to be
Saying his belts mean absolutely nothing to him now and wishing he had nothing to do with the sport which made him famous
Becoming more humble and introspective which are qualities that the Tyson of old would simply have regarded as weaknesses
If he can change that much and become a better person then anyone can and so I have nothing less than total respect for him
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#1453  Postby Macdoc » May 03, 2020 9:52 am

Remarkable

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#1454  Postby Cito di Pense » May 06, 2020 2:56 pm

Well, that's something you don't see every day.
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#1455  Postby Macdoc » May 20, 2020 9:28 am

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Beacon of light': Capt Tom Moore to be knighted
Centenarian, who raised £33m for the NHS, put forward by the prime minister
Heather Stewart

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... e-knighted

What a wonderful way to top off a 100 years of life .....inspiring. :clap: :thumbup:
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#1456  Postby Macdoc » May 20, 2020 7:54 pm

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#1457  Postby Macdoc » May 23, 2020 4:54 am

‘Lion-hearted’ girl bikes dad across India, inspiring a nation
By Jeffrey GettlemanThe New York Times
Suhasini Raj
Fri., May 22, 2020timer5 min. read
She was a 15-year-old with a simple mission: bring papa home.Jyoti Kumari and her dad had nearly no money, no transport, and their village was halfway across India.And her dad, an out-of-work migrant labourer, was injured and could barely walk. So Jyoti told her dad: Let me take you home. He thought the idea was crazy but went along with it. She then jumped on a $20 purple bike bought with the last of their savings. With her dad perched on the rear, she pedalled from the outskirts of New Delhi to their home village, 1,127 kilometres away. “Don’t worry, mummy,” she reassured her mother along the way, using borrowed cellphones. “I will get Papa home good.”


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#1458  Postby Macdoc » Jun 07, 2020 9:10 pm

A teen who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a protest is rewarded with a car and a college scholarship
By Gabriel Kinder, CNN
Updated 11:13 PM ET, Sat June 6, 2020

When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself.

He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work.
Gwynn is an 18-year-old high school senior. He told CNN that he saw on the local news that Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage, and he knew people needed to use that street to get to work in the morning.
When word spread of how Gwynn single-handedly took action, his community responded.
Matt Block saw Gwynn's story on the news and decided to give him his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible. Block, 27, told CNN the car is one he wanted since he was a child, but these days he is only using it occasionally. He saw Gwynn ask for some car buying advice on Facebook, and Matt decided to offer up his sports car.
It turns out that gift has more meaning than Block ever imagined. Gwynn's mother, who passed away in 2018, also drove a red Mustang. When he realized the coincidence, Gwynn says that he was so shocked he "didn't have any words," and Block says it gave him "goosebumps."
Local businessman Bob Briceland learned of Block's gift, and he decided to extend a year of free auto insurance coverage through his insurance agency.
"I just felt compelled to help him out. We just need to get together our whole city and show people how there's so many good people here," Briceland told CNN affiliate WKBW.
After high school, Gwynn had planned to go to trade school while saving up to go to college. Upon hearing Gwynn's story, Medaille College in Buffalo offered him a full scholarship where he plans to study business starting this fall. One of his many career goals is to open a cleaning business.
This is the first time Gwynn received this type of recognition for his good deeds, but this is not the first time he stepped up to help others. He is a member of Kappa Phi where he enjoys doing community service



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#1459  Postby Macdoc » Jun 12, 2020 1:18 am

He Lost His Leg, Then Rediscovered the Bicycle. Now He’s Unstoppable.
LEO RODGERS IS THE IRREPRESSIBLE GRAVEL-RACING HERO WE ALL NEED RIGHT NOW

BY PETER FLAX
May 27, 2020


Leo Rodgers is in flight. He’s bouncing and sliding in soft sand along an abandoned railway line that runs north from downtown St. Petersburg. As we zigzag past castaway boxcars plastered with graffiti and the agitated guests at a dog kennel, Rodgers hucks his bike off every huckable curb.

Many people who ride a lot know what it’s like to sit on the wheel of someone like Leo Rodgers—someone you can trust to pick a good line and call out obstacles and do his or her share of the work and probably drop your ass if they wanted to. Someone who emanates delight. Someone who sits on a bike like that’s where they belong, their upper body still and relaxed as the miles click by.

It feels at this point both necessary and a bit superfluous to mention that Leo Rodgers is a tall black man with long hair and one leg. There is no pedal or crank-arm on the left side of his All-City bike; his left pant leg is neatly knotted a few inches below the hip. Rodgers, 35, lost his leg 13 years ago, the result of the sort of motorcycle crash in which you are lucky if it merely changes your life.

Join me in resisting the urge to frame this as a story about loss, because once you get to know Leo and ride with him and see all that cycling has given Leo and all that he’s given back, you’ll start to discover some of the beautiful things you can only find after losing something. Maybe, like me, you need a reminder of all the places the bike can take us.

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#1460  Postby Macdoc » Jun 15, 2020 3:00 pm

Maybe we should allow bus drivers to protect the public

A Bus Driver Rescues An Elderly Woman From An Attempted Purse Snatcher
Crime Video
A bus driver from Miskolc, Hungary foiled a robbery that was captured on tape.


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