Monthly Archives: August 2012

“I Don’t Know How Long I would have been Out There if He Didn’t Stop to Help Me. I could have been Stuck There All Night”

On 6 August 2012, Pennie Clark of Rotorua, New Zealand, was driving back along State Highway 5 from a trip to Auckland when she had car trouble. She said, “There was nothing on the accelerator. I noticed a little gravel … Continue reading

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Businesses in Roanoke and Vinton are Anti-Bullying

Some bullies hate gay people. Jordan Addison is a gay student at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, and his car has been vandalized four times: three times on-campus and once at his home. Mr. Addison said, “The first time there … Continue reading

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“That’s Why I Kept Looking Back: to Make Sure You were Behind Me”

One Christmas, Joyce Hackett and her long-distance, trans-Atlantic boyfriend were at a park in Holland in the cold. The park was big, and they worried about getting lost in it, and so they followed another hiker. They did not want … Continue reading

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Using Woody Woodpecker to Pay Tribute to a Friend

Animator Walter Lantz is famous for his Woody Woodpecker cartoons. When movie director George Pal came to the United States from his native Hungary, Mr. Lantz helped him to become a citizen of the United States. Mr. Pal paid tribute … Continue reading

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The Perfect Good-Luck Card for a St. Johnstone Soccer Club Fan

Neil Kirk, age 33, is a big-time fan of the St. Johnstone Soccer Club (the Saints), and when he got married to Nikki in August 2012 he named the tables at the wedding reception held at Oran Mor in Glasgow, … Continue reading

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Free Ebook: “The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 7)”

A sample:  Some Olympic athletes have sold the gold medals they won—for good reasons. In 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the first year that Ukraine participated in the Olympics as an independent country, Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine won a gold … Continue reading

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“We Won’t Leave You Here to Burn. We’re Gonna Get You Out of Here”

On 16 August 2012, Giovanna Demonte, age 36, crashed her car on I-10, just past the Mississippi side of the Louisiana-Mississippi line. In the back seat was her sister, Felicidad Demonte, age 39, who uses a wheelchair. The car caught … Continue reading

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