Monthly Archives: July 2012

“I Think These Strangers, Whoever They are, Might be Really Gratified to Know that Their being So Responsible and So Willing to Help has Really Made a Big Difference in Our Lives”

On 29 June 2012, Gordon McCaw, age 60, had a heart attack while riding in a car near Dunbar and 28th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his partner, Elaine Bougie Gilligan. She called 911 and was told to take … Continue reading

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“And Just Think, I Did It All in My Flip-Flops”

On 1 July 2012, Kristen Beach, age 21, heard screams across the street from her apartment building in downtown Medford, Oregon. A two-year-old boy was screaming as he hung onto a small lip around the edge of the roof of … Continue reading

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“Miss Morgan: My Daughter Savannah Found Your Wallet at Bass Pro Shop in Hampton, Va. She was Sad that You Lost It, So We Mailed It to You. We Know You Missed It”

In March 2008, Morgan Armstrong, age four and a half, got her first official ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Suffolk, Virginia. It even had her photograph and full name on it. Her brother, Sterling, age six, … Continue reading

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“Not Only has My Son Helped Save a Life, But has Also Set a Good Example for Others. I am Proud of Him”

On 10 July 2012 in Malad, a suburb of Mumbai, India, a speeding motorcyclist hit a 12-year-old boy who was on his bicycle going to school. The motorcyclist did not stop although the boy was injured. Meet Shah, age 22, … Continue reading

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“Please Let Me Catch Her, Please Let Me Catch Her. That’s All I Could Say. Let Me Catch the Little Baby”

On 16 July 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, Stephen St. Bernard, age 52, an African-American Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) city bus driver, heard screams. He rushed to the building courtyard from which the screams were coming and saw a seven-year-old … Continue reading

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“I am Amazed, and I’m Grateful. You’re a Blessing to Me”

Marylyn Thurmond, age 57, needed some repairs made to her Detroit, Michigan, home so that she could get around more easily. She has health problems, and she needs to use a seat-based walker. The steps leading to her house were … Continue reading

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“My Car’s Totaled, But What are You Gonna Do in that Situation? You Can’t Just Drive By or Run the Gentleman Over. You have to Stop!”

In May 2010 in Dallas, Texas, two motorcyclists were racing at speeds of over 100 mph when one motorcyclist lost control, hit a car, and crashed. The motorcycle continued down the road for about a quarter of a mile without … Continue reading

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“Utter Amazement and Then Shock. Thank You, Whoever You Are. You are a Wonderful Person”

In December 2011, a Secret Santa passed out $100 bills at a food pantry in Brunswick, Maine. Many recipients of the money cried. Cyndy Carney, Executive Director of the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on Union Street, said, “It was … Continue reading

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“It’s Amazing, Because We Thought It [The Money] was Totally Gone”

In September 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a member of the Paws 2 Dance dog club made a serious error. On the roof of her car, she put $2,700 of cheques in envelopes to be deposited in a bank, … Continue reading

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“ASK A NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST!”

In 1988, Leon M. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, and Jack Steinberger won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on neutrinos. Since that time, Dr. Lederman has taught many courses, and at least twice—once in Chicago, Illinois, and once in … Continue reading

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