Monthly Archives: July 2012

Free Ebook: The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 6)

Free Ebook The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 6) https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/ http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/181314 A sample: Snow White’s Scary Adventures The favorite place on Earth for Alan Philipson’s 18-year-old son, Ben, who has autism, was the Snow White’s Scary Adventures ride … Continue reading

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“It was Just a Wonderful Thing He Did”

On 9 July 2012 on the side of Route 64 in Bloomfield, New York, Nick Optis found a bag of money—$8,000 plus checks. The checks were made out to White’s Farm Market, which was very close, and Mr. Optis did … Continue reading

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Liew Chin Wah: Preventing Death and Injury in Singapore

About six years ago, one of Liew Chin Wah’s friends died after falling into a drain. Therefore, when Mr. Wah, age 69 in 2012, saw some drain holes with their covers missing (the covers were replaced by rotting, unsafe pieces … Continue reading

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Rebels with Trash Bags

In 2011, Anne Castellon got tired of the mess—lots of litter and lots of dead birds in the pond—in Lucchesi Park in Petaluma, California, and so she decided to clean it up. Calling herself “a rebel with a trash bag,” … Continue reading

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“I Couldn’t Believe It When I Found All That Money”

In 2012 in Frankston, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, Jan Hansch’s sister bought some $3 placemats at an RSPCA thrift store. When Jan unfolded one of them, $500 and a Target employee’s pay envelope fell to the floor. The pay … Continue reading

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“The Teddy Bear is Back!”

On 19 June 2012, Tyra, the one-year-old daughter of Kristin Blomkvist, lost her beloved teddy bear in Stockholm, Sweden. Kristin searched for it, did not find it, and put up “Missing” posters in the neighborhood. Kristin said, “The teddy bear … Continue reading

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Lost, Found, and Returned: 15 $100 U.S. Savings Bonds

On 2 July 2012, Nick Miranda found a red, white, and blue envelope in the basement of a house that he had just rented in Buffalo, New York. The envelope was underneath the cover of an old ironing board in … Continue reading

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“Other Kids were Like, ‘Why Didn’t You Keep the Money?’ and ‘You’re Crazy,’ But I Knew It was Important to Somebody”

In 2012, an eighth-grade girl named Dakota Edwards, age 14, found a wallet with six $100 bills, credit cards, driver’s license, and ATM cards while waiting for a school bus. She said, “Like any curious person, I picked it up … Continue reading

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“I’m Just Eternally Grateful that There was Such a Good Samaritan Willing to Risk Her Own Life to Come and Help Some Strangers”

On 27 June 2012, Paul Borneman III, age 33, nearly drowned with his eight-year-old daughter in Lake George, Maine. Fortunately, Renee Dostie, age 30, a mother of three from Clinton, Maine, saved their lives. Mr. Borneman had swam out to … Continue reading

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“I did Ask Why She Didn’t Call an Ambulance, and She Said She Couldn’t Afford One”

On 25 November 2006 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Jess Thompson came to the rescue of a young woman in labor. Ms. Thompson, who had finished working at the Lazy Fisherman, said, “I was heading home when I saw a young … Continue reading

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