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Toy Store Owner Whose Business Went Under Donates Inventory to Charity

A toy store owner whose business closed for good during the coronavirus pandemic donated her remaining inventory to a charity for kids fighting cancer. Marie Liburdi, the owner of Teaching Toys, said she felt inspired to help after watching a news segment on the Bottomless Toy Chest, an organization that delivers toys year-round to pediatric…

Teen Who Fed Columbus Officers Working Protests Delivers Meals to Cleveland Police

Seventeen-year-old Markel Davis — the teenager who cooked and delivered meals to hundreds of Columbus officers during the June protests — delivered full meals to two precincts of the Cleveland Police Department on Saturday, after raising the money online. When Davis heard Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday…

VIDEO: 5-Year-Old Girl Rescues Swan from Storm Drain

A five-year-old Merrick, New York, girl, with help from some first responders and animal control, rescued a swan from a storm drain, according to ABC7NY. Video footage showed the girl on a walk with her grandmother when she noticed the trapped swan. Without hesitation, she texted her dad using Siri on her grandmother’s phone. “Daddy,…

Couple Married Nearly 80 Years Celebrates 100th Birthdays: ‘We Haven’t Changed’

A husband and wife in Savannah, Georgia, celebrated an incredible milestone over the weekend with their family and friends. “For almost 80 years, Billy and Nellie Jones have shared a love and life many around them are inspired by. On Saturday, the two celebrated the other turning 100,” according to WTOC. Billy and Nellie were…

Washington State Teens Honored for Saving Deputy’s Life

The King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state honored five teens for saving the life of one of its deputies. King County, Washington, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknect gave each of the five young men the Medal of Heroism Award for their actions that contributed to saving the life of a deputy, KCPQ reported. On July 18,…

VIDEO: U.S. Navy’s First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot Earns ‘Wings of Gold’

Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle received her Wings of Gold and became the U.S. Navy’s first black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot on Friday. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to work harder and fly high performance jet aircraft in the fleet,” Swegle commented, adding, “It would’ve been nice to see someone who looked like me in…

Community Comes Together to Clean Up Statue of Fallen Officer

The community in Kansas City, Missouri, came together on Saturday to show support and clean up a statue of a fallen officer after 150 protesters from the night before allegedly vandalized it. The Kansas City Star reported that 11 people were arrested in the protest. The scene was disheartening for the many volunteers who agreed…

Good Samaritan Raises More Than $84,000 to Help Elderly Street Vendor

Kenia714/Instagram A 94-year-old street vendor from Santa Ana, California, was brought to tears by the kindness of a Good Samaritan who raised more than $84,000 to help him. Jose Villa Ochoa, also known as “Don Joel,” said he cried because he felt appreciated. The first surprise gift was a few bucks and a torta. Don…

WATCH: Police Officer in Kayak Rescues Dog Stuck in Muddy Pond

Police officers in Washington Township, New Jersey, are being praised for saving a dog from a sticky situation on Wednesday. “Today our officers were called for a k9 in distress. Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff had gotten loose and found herself stuck neck deep in some mucky water in a local pond,” the Washington Township Police…

‘Red, White, and Back the Blue’ Car Parade in Florida Honors Local Law Enforcement

A “Back the Blue” car parade honoring members of local law enforcement was held in Osceola County, Florida, on Saturday. The specific event was called “Red, White, and Back the Blue” and was hosted by local marketing agency “the Marketects” and the nonprofit “A Hero for Kids,” WOFL reported. The car parade drove through the…
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