Monthly Archives: October 2012

“All I Kept Thinking was Somebody Somewhere was Having a Very Bad Day. That could be Somebody’s Rent or Damage Deposit or Both—Somebody Needed that Money for Something”

On 10 September 2012, Chelsey Walker, the manager of the Fairway Plaza McDonald’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, found an envelope of money next to a till. She said, “All I kept thinking was somebody somewhere was having a very … Continue reading

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Don’t Bully Chy Johnson; Her Bodyguards are the Football Team

Chy Johnson, a 16-year-old special-needs student, suffers from a brain disorder called microcephaly. Her head is smaller than it otherwise would be, and her life expectancy is only 25 or 30 years instead of three score and ten years. Her … Continue reading

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“You Cannot Look at a Person and Tell Whether They’re Good or Bad. Evil Comes in All Shades and Colors”

The first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South was six-year-old first-grader Ruby Bridges, who broke this race barrier in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960. Her parents wanted her to attend the all-white elementary school because … Continue reading

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86.8 Gallons of Breastmilk

Some good deeds are unusual; for example, Alicia Richman of Granbury, Texas, donated her breastmilk so it can be used to feed premature and medically fragile infants. In fact, as of October 2012 she holds the Guinness World Record for … Continue reading

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“They were Overjoyed. Couldn’t Believe the Honesty”

On 22 October 2012, Gaynol Waugh, a T repairer, found a wallet containing $912 on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus. He did the right thing and handed it in to the authorities. Mr. Waugh said, “Whether it be one … Continue reading

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“If They Want to Live with Themselves, Let Them. That’s Their World, Not Mine”

It took 42 years, but Robin Tomlin finally received an official apology from the North Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) school district in which he had been bullied in grade 12. No doubt, getting help from a lawyer and going public … Continue reading

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“We Regret Having to Refuse Bill’s Request that We Deliver the Children’s Toys in the Millennium Falcon. It was Heartbreaking Having to Explain to Him that It’s Not Real”

An internet domain name can be deleted from the relevant domain name registry and network information center so that it no longer belongs to anyone. Some of the domain names are valuable. Tucows is a global Internet services company based … Continue reading

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