Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Did You Ever Find the Sax Guy?”

Chris Bires, age 42, lost his wedding ring through an act of generosity. He was crossing the Madison Street Bridge in Chicago, Illinois, to catch a train when he heard a saxophone player busking for money. Mr. Bires reached into … Continue reading

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“I Bawled. It was Just So Much Food. I Never Expected that Good would Come from this Situation. There is Just So Much Bad News, and Sometimes Kids can have Such a Bad Stigma. What They Did was Wonderful”

Thanksgiving in Canada occurs on the second Monday of October. A little before Thanksgiving of 2012, vandals destroyed the Liftlock Community Garden plot of Jennifer Olauson’s family, a garden that her six-year-old son had worked very hard on. Before teaching … Continue reading

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Anne Hathaway: “When My Brother Came Out, We Hugged Him, Said We Loved Him, and That was That”

Celebrities have ways of making money that the rest of us don’t have. For example, when Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman in September 2012, they were able to make money by selling their wedding photographs. The money they made will … Continue reading

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“Go, Tornadoes!”

On 7 November 2008, one of the most inspirational high-school football games ever took place as Grapevine Faith, a Christian school, defeated Gainesville State, a juvenile correctional facility, 33-14, in Grapevine, Texas. The game, which has become an annual event, … Continue reading

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“Treat Your Self”

Even small children engage in random acts of kindness. An Imgur user posted a photo of a dollar that he or she found in a children’s book at a library. Along with the dollar was a note scrawled in a … Continue reading

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“If You’re Afraid, You Call Us. Whenever You Need Us, We Will be Here”

Is anyone tougher than bikers? Maybe not. Members of a group called Bikers Against Child Abuse volunteer their time to making victims of child abuse feel safe. In 2012 in Arizona, a group of bikers drove up to the home … Continue reading

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Anonymous Female Good Samaritan Found an Envelope Stuffed with over $6,000

In October 2012, a woman looked through a book at the Poulsbo Library in Poulsbo, Washington. She found an envelope filled with $100 bills; the total amount was over $6,000. She did the right thing and left the money with … Continue reading

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“Something Just Pulled Me to Keep Going—You’ve Got to Find that Ring”

In 2012, Sheryl and Bob Smith of Las Vegas, Vegas, Nevada, celebrated their 35th anniversary on the sands of Pensacola Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, Sheryl lost her wedding ring in the sand. She said, “We were getting ready to leave the … Continue reading

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“Greetings, Citizens of the World. We are Anonymous”

In October 2012, the hacktivist group Anonymous knocked offline more than 24 websites that it alleged were child-pornography websites. It posted a list of all the neutralized websites and this notice: “Greetings, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. We … Continue reading

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“This Bill Bans Non-Scientific ‘Therapies’ that have Driven Young People to Depression and Suicide”

In September 2012, Jerry Brown, governor of California, signed a bill— SB1172—that made it illegal beginning on 1 January 2013 to use certain controversial therapy practices that attempt to change the sexual orientation of minors. Mental health practitioners will no … Continue reading

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