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A waiter at a Boston-area restaurant witnessed an act of kindness on Tuesday night that’s warmed hearts across the internet.
"While waiting tables tonight, a mother and daughter started crying mid-meal. I had no idea what happened until a single guy at the table next to them handed me this note [seen below] with his bill," wrote the waiter in a Reddit post. “Faith in humanity, restored.”

A waiter at a Boston-area restaurant witnessed an act of kindness on Tuesday night that’s warmed hearts across the internet.

"While waiting tables tonight, a mother and daughter started crying mid-meal. I had no idea what happened until a single guy at the table next to them handed me this note [seen below] with his bill," wrote the waiter in a Reddit post. “Faith in humanity, restored.”

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/stranger-overhears-diagnosis-pays-tab-_n_4109542.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Caim%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pL 
Tennessee Homecoming King Nominees Give Crown to Another Teen

Tennessee Homecoming King Nominees Give Crown to Another Teen

— 1 year ago
#Homecoming King  #Tennessee  #selfless act 
thedailywhat:

Early Bird Special: True story: The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association is now acceptingapplicants for “a network of highly efficient avalanche search and rescue cat teams across Canada.” Upon submission, CARCA will “review you and your cat’s suitability for our extensive and rigourous program.” But how can cats help in an avalanche, you ask? A documentary has been released to give would-be rescue cats (and their humans) an idea of what the program entails.
Only outdoor cats need apply.
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thedailywhat:

Early Bird Special: True story: The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association is now acceptingapplicants for “a network of highly efficient avalanche search and rescue cat teams across Canada.” Upon submission, CARCA will “review you and your cat’s suitability for our extensive and rigourous program.” But how can cats help in an avalanche, you ask? A documentary has been released to give would-be rescue cats (and their humans) an idea of what the program entails.

Only outdoor cats need apply.

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(Source: thedailywhat)

— 2 years ago with 924 notes

thedailywhat:

Hero Mom of the Day: Mother of two Stephanie Decker is being hailed as a hero after she managed to shield her children from harm during last week’s record-setting tornado outbreak.

Sadly, Decker, a resident of the devastated town of Henryville, Indiana, did not escape injury: Both of her legs were badly damaged by falling debris and had to be amputated.

“I assumed I was safe and I heard the roar like a train, and I heard it behind me, and I knew it was coming,” she said, reliving her harrowing ordeal from a hospital bed in Louisville. “And it was so loud that I knew that I needed to do something different. I knew staying put wasn’t going to work.”

She scrambled to protect her son and daughter, 8-year-old Dominic and 5-year-old Reese, who were hunkered down in the basement. Decker covered them with a comforter and used her own body as a shield against the disintegrating house.

Just then, the ceiling caved in and her legs were crushed.

Dominic, who, like his sister, was unhurt thanks to his mom, ran for help. Decker was eventually removed from her flattened home and brought to the hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition.

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(Source: thedailywhat)

— 2 years ago with 371 notes

crueltyfreeisthewaytobe:

Kayak Fisherman Rescues Dog: Bizarre End To Grisly Tale

A fisherman kayaking on the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend made one catch he’ll never forget — a dog swimming for his life off the Siesta Key coast.

What initially seemed like a bizarre rescue actually took place following a horrific tragedy, when a drunk driver fatally struck the dog’s owner in a hit-and-run accident approximately one mile from the shore, according to ABC Action News.

Authorities told the local Patch that they found Donna Chen, 53, face down on the pavement that afternoon, while her dog, Barney, was nowhere to be seen.

Police said that the suspected driver, Blake Talman, was fleeing another crash scene when his Nissan Altima spun out of control, striking Chen and Barney, as well as some landscaping, a street sign, a telephone line, and several wooden poles lining the entrance to a church, according tot he Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Talman and his passenger were both taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

It wasn’t until after posting the rescue video to YouTube that the kayaker connected the accident to his timely rescue.

“Our guess is that [the dog] was so freaked out and traumatized that he just wanted to get as far away from there as possible,” he wrote in the video’s description. “And when he ran out of land, he took to the water.”

The kayaker pulled the visibly distraught and injured dog to safety. He is now with the family and is expected to make a full recovery.

Talman, 22, is charged with DUI manslaughter in addition to DUI property damage and personal injury.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

— 2 years ago with 14 notes
positive-press-daily:

A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.
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positive-press-daily:

A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.

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(via exclusively-positive-press)

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
mothernaturenetwork:

Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was going smoothly until she tried to move her legs and she couldn’t. That’s when Mila, one of the beluga whales, came to her rescue. Sensing something was wrong, the animal immediately swam to the drowning diver, took Yun’s leg in her mouth and lifted her to the surface to breathe, saving her life.10 animals that saved human lives

mothernaturenetwork:

Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was going smoothly until she tried to move her legs and she couldn’t. That’s when Mila, one of the beluga whales, came to her rescue. Sensing something was wrong, the animal immediately swam to the drowning diver, took Yun’s leg in her mouth and lifted her to the surface to breathe, saving her life.

10 animals that saved human lives

(via exclusively-positive-press)

— 2 years ago with 996 notes

tie-dyed0cean:

richpeopleeatmoney:

richpeopleeatmoney:


This is the kind of picture that speaks a thousand words.

^

Too good not to reblog again..

everyone needs to learn from this- just give someone a hand. it means a lot.

tie-dyed0cean:

richpeopleeatmoney:

richpeopleeatmoney:

This is the kind of picture that speaks a thousand words.

^

Too good not to reblog again..

everyone needs to learn from this- just give someone a hand. it means a lot.

(via thesestreetswereboundtocross)

— 2 years ago with 55718 notes