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Community Installs Park Swing for Boy with Special Needs: ‘We’re Blown Away’

Five-year-old Blake Pera adores going to the park and swinging at the playground, according to his mother, Jessica, and his babysitter, Rebecca Rowe. His family moved to Key Largo in September, but Jessica later noticed there were no swings for children with special needs at Key Largo Park, Keys Weekly reported on Thursday. However, thanks…

VIDEO: Son Raises Money to Take Terminally Ill Mom on Dream Vacation

When Dustin Vitale’s mom, Gloria, was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer in 2020, he decided to take her on her dream trip to see the pyramids in Egypt. The young man also wanted to bring their 14 family members but knew working as a middle school teacher in Philadelphia, he could not afford the $10,000…

Pit Bull Finds Forever Home After Spending 667 Days in Los Angeles Shelter

Melvin, a pit bull who spent 667 days in a Los Angeles, California, shelter, got the perfect birthday present this year — a forever family. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) said in a statement Wednesday that the dog had been adopted after a two-year-long wait. “Society for the Prevention…

Twelve-Year-Old to Attend College, Plans to Work at NASA: ‘Dream, Then Accomplish It’

“I always dreamed of being an engineer because throughout my life I liked the building,” she added.Her passion was born when she began building with LEGOS as a four-year-old and told her mother, Daphne McQuarter, she would one day work for the agency. “I’m kind of a nerd for the NASA-sized Legos,” said Wicker, who…

94-Year-Old Couple Falls in Love During Pandemic, Plans Post-Vaccination Wedding

A 94-year-old New York couple is looking towards a bright and happy wedded future once they receive their coronavirus vaccines. While the coronavirus kept most people apart, Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults became inseparable, their relationship blossoming during the pandemic. “I’m looking forward to getting married to my wonderful woman,” Shults told Spectrum News. “She’s…

Woman Gives Elderly Neighbor Her Coronavirus Vaccine Appointment: ‘You Need This More than I...

Two neighbors with health concerns who recently met online helped each other get the coronavirus vaccine, as one volunteered to give her appointment to her elderly neighbor.Emily Johnson is a grandmother in Austin, Texas, who was in need of open heart surgery, but her doctor told her she should have one vaccination before the procedure,…

Arizona Man Goes to Texas to Repair Water-Damaged Homes

An Arizona man inspired to do good went to Texas, which has been storm-ravaged in recent days, to repair water-damaged homes. Jordan Orta, who owns Tru Grit Restoration, says he called a Texas property management company to see if they needed any help after the treacherous winter storm. When the company said yes, Orta began…

Iowa BBQ Owner Heading to Texas to Feed Storm Victims: ‘Somebody Outside Cares’

The owner of Willie Ray’s Q Shack in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is on his way to help Texas residents affected by the recent winter storm. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Willie Ray Fairley said he and his employees are traveling south to feed people who were without power, according to KCRG. “This gesture wasn’t new…

Video: Cop Hugs Scared Woman Fleeing from Domestic Dispute After Car Chase

A police chase that spanned two counties in Kentucky ended as a terrified woman ended up hugging a police officer leading the pursuit and surrendering to law enforcement peacefully. Watch: “A great example of keeping your emotions in check at the end of a pursuit,” the Hodgenville Police Department wrote, praising Chief James Richardson. The pursuit…

Chicago Restaurant Owner Buys Out Street Tamales So Vendors Don’t Freeze

Restaurateur Robert Magiet is making the rounds of Chicago’s streets to buy out vendors’ tamales, so the vendors do not freeze in Chicago’s winters. Magiet says he buys on average 15 dozen tamales for about $16 a dozen. “At first, they are in disbelief. They don’t understand why someone would want to buy so many…
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