Amber

A teenage boy had worked hard this summer. He saved up enough money to purchase the basketball that he had wanted. A few weeks later he was playing with some friends at the local community center. He turned his back for a minute and his beloved basketball was gone. This boys mother posted on social media asking the community to keep an eye out for it since he was devastated and she did not have the funds to replace it.

Immediately there was an outpouring of love from their local community. Multiple people offered to chip in and buy this boy a new basketball. Amber is a community member and she stated, “I’ll buy him a ball to replace it if that’s ok with you…I want him to know there are still good people out there.”

 

Kaynye

“Today at Walmart we were sitting in the longest line in the world and the kids were done to say the least! An older gentleman sitting in a motor cart behind us started chatting with the kids and watching them and laughing at them. They were both playing with these stuffed animals as we waited but then of course it was time to put them back as we finished up checking out. The kids were good and just put them right back. As we got ready to leave the man told his wife to grab him one of each and hurried them to the cashier. As soon as they were rung up he said, “Here, my kids are all grown up and I don’t get to do this kind of thing anymore!” Needless to say the kids haven’t put them down and this mama is humbled once more by the kind people of the world.”

Dang

Dang Vuong is a 34-year old car salesman from England. He is being called a hero after rushing to the aid of an elderly woman. The woman fell while running a bath and tried to call her granddaughter for help but mistakenly dialed the wrong number and called Dang’s work. Dang had the receptionist keep her on the line while he wasted no time rushing to this woman’s home. When he got there the front door was unlocked. He went in to find her on the bathroom floor. Dang said, “When I arrived, she was in shock more than anything, there was blood on her face and the bath was overflowing.” He continued, “I told her who I was and then scooped her up and put her on the sofa and covered her with a blanket and waited until her caretakers and family came.”

Sheryl

“Mark and I went to lunch the day I had chemo in Billings. While we were there two military men (in their camo uniforms) came in to eat. We felt impressed to help pay for their meal. We only had $20 to give them, but we walked over to their table on our way out and gave them the $, shook their hands and thanked them for their wonderful service. It felt so good!

The next time I went to the restaurant, Mark and I went to get soup-n-salad (coupon for $5.99!) at Olive Garden. They have a drink I love….kiwi Continue reading “Sheryl”

Kari

Kari is on a mission to bring back The American Dream . She is doing acts of kindness in hopes that people will pass it on. Her most recent act of kindness was when she pulled into a car wash to use their free vacuums. “As I was vacuuming, an SUV pulled up next to me and a woman hopped out. Her infant was screaming from its car seat. I could hear her trying to comfort the baby saying things like, ‘I’ll hurry’ ‘I know its such a long trip’ ‘Mommy is hurrying…’ I could tell she was flustered. I stopped my vacuum and asked her if I could vacuum her car for her while she comforted her baby. She seemed totally surprised and graciously accepted. She got her kiddo out obviously a new baby, and rocked the baby back and forth away from the loud vacuums. It didn’t take me long and when i finished she offered to pay me. I told her she could repay me by helping reignite #TheAmericanDream and help someone she saw in need. She said she would. I hope you will too.”

Security Guard

When I was pregnant with my twins I had a pretty healthy pregnancy. I never went on bed rest but I was large and uncomfortable. During the last trimester my husband and I decided to take our two boys to a Rangers baseball game for one last outing as a family of four. When we got there my husband dropped me off close to the entrance while he went and parked the car. Come to find out the only parking spots that were open were a long walk away. Continue reading “Security Guard”

Lesli

“4 suitcases, 3 car seats, 3 kiddos and one me. How I planned on getting from the rental car place to the check-in at the airport is beyond me. But thankfully, 5 amazing, complete strangers came to my aid and helped me the entire way! Until I was checked in! THESE people are who make the world a better place!! #thankyou”

Andrea

Andrea was outside of her local Target when she saw a boy selling candy. As Andrea and her mom were walking away, a lady walked up to the boy and told him she wanted to see his license to sell. The lady started harassing this boy to the point where he started to cry. A group of people started telling the lady to leave him alone. Finally a man came up and told the lady she should be ashamed of herself. The man asked the boy how much candy he had. This gentlemen purchased every piece of candy the boy had ($80 worth) and started giving the candy away to the group of people. Andrea said, “There are good people and bad people in this world and I saw it firsthand.”

Story credit: Andrea Lizarraga and viralhog.com

LeBron James Family Foundation

 

In honor of the NBA draft, here is an oldie but a goodie. Its a story about a basketball superstar with a huge heart. LeBron James has partnered with the University of Akron to provide four-year scholarships to the students involved in James’ “I promise” program who qualify. The LeBron James Family Foundation will cover tuition and fee’s (currently $9,500 per year) for 1,100 kids. This will cost his foundation a total of $41.8 million. Continue reading “LeBron James Family Foundation”

Kelly

One night my family and I decided to go to In N Out for dinner. When we arrived there was a teenager sitting outside. As we approached he asked if we could spare a dollar to buy a hamburger. We told him we only had a card on us but if he followed us inside we would be happy to buy him dinner. When our food was ready we asked if he wanted to join us for dinner. He smiled and said he would love to. Continue reading “Kelly”

Orlando

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”- Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

This quote was constantly on my mind this past week. As of now, everyone has heard of the devastating shooting that happened at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. It is absolutely heartbreaking that someone could be filled with so much evil and hatred. Unfortunately there are bad people in the world. In times like these it helps to do as Mr. Rogers said and “look for the helpers”. So this post is dedicated to highlighting some of the many helpers. Continue reading “Orlando”

Domino’s

Kirk Alexander is a regular at Domino’s. He usually orders multiple times a week from them. Sarah Fuller is the manager at Kirk’s local Domino’s. Sarah realized that they had not had an order from Kirk in awhile so she looked up his last order. According to her computer it had been 11 days since he had placed an order. Sarah decided to send one of her delivery drivers over to his house to check on him. Continue reading “Domino’s”

Island Pacific Academy Graduates

Island Pacific Academy graduates decided to do something different with their graduation party. Instead of a lavish night they changed into street clothes after their graduation ceremony and got on a bus headed for Target. Once there, they split up into teams and were given a list of items that a local food pantry was in need of. Each team was given $300. The team who bought the most items with that money won. Continue reading “Island Pacific Academy Graduates”