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Player’s Honesty Costs Him the Match, But Wins Hearts w/ Sportsmanship

A sharp-eyed tennis player thought an umpire’s decision in his favor was wrong — so he told his opponent to challenge the call. His honesty cost him the match, but won the hearts of fans.

The official at the Hopman Cup match in Perth, Australia Tuesday night called a serve by Australian Lleyton Hewitt out of bounds. But American Jack Sock (pictured at left above) shocked his opponent and brought laughs from the crowd — and the umpire.

“That was in, if you want to challenge it,” Sock said as Hewitt prepared to serve again...

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Tennessee police come to the aid of a disabled elderly man buying him a months worth of groceries after he called 911 because he hadn't eaten in 2 days

MT. PLEASANT, Tenn. (WKRN) – A group of Mt. Pleasant police officers are being recognized for going out of their way to help an elderly man over the weekend.

Saturday night, the 79-year-old disabled man called dispatchers and said he had not eaten in two days.

A short time later, a group of officers showed up at his door with several bags full of groceries...

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Daughter Surprises Dad With His First Vacation to Reward Life of Hard Work

Growing up in a small, rural village in Poland, Iwona Pinkowicz always dreamed of travel–but her father never dared. He was a hard working man who had no time or money for such luxuries as the beach.

Marian, sometimes working two jobs to provide for his family, had never taken a vacation trip–and certainly never dreamed of globe trotting to the tropics...

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Canadian City Completely Eradicates Homelessness With Brand New Approach

They did the opposite of what most cities do.

In the Canadian town of Medicine Hat, Alberta, where 60,000 people live, everyone has a home tonight.

That's after six years of instituting a "Housing First" policy that flips the status quo on its head but has helped restore safety and shelter to a city that needed it.

Back in 2009, Mayor Ted Clugston was actively opposing the policy, which pledges to give any person who spends ten days on the street a home. Today, he has come to realize that not only does the policy work for the people, but it works for the govenrnment, too.

"This is the cheapest and the most humane way to treat people," he told CBC...

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Man With Heart of Gold Keeps Theater Open So Kids Have Something to Do

This guy has a heart that is rarely seen except on silver screens.

The Desert Historic Theatre is the only cinema within 100 miles for the people of Burns, and its owner runs it without a profit just so the kids in remote Eastern Oregon will have something to do.

“Tiny” Pedersen bought the 1940s-era movie house 13 years ago. On a good night, 30 people will turn out to see a show, buying tickets that barely cover the cost of heating the place.

Pedersen was able to keep the theater open, thanks to a full time job at an auto repair shop and some volunteers in the community, until Hollywood shifted to digital projection a few years ago.

Tiny couldn’t get films that run on the old-fashioned projectors anymore, so the town rallied to raise $100,000 to buy new digital equipment for him.

“You just enjoy with the kids, you talk to ‘em and you know most of them by name and ask them how they’re doing in school, how they are doing in their sport if be basketball or in wrestling or whatever,” Tiny told Northwest Public Radio.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-with-heart-of-gold-keeps-movie-theater-open-so-kids-will-have-something-to-do/




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Tennessee cop donates kidney to save life of colleague and friend

A Tennessee police officer has donated his kidney to a colleague in a bid to save the man’s life.

Eric Crowder said he didn’t think twice about donating his organ after learning he was a match for his mentor, Sgt. Chip Davis, who was suffering from kidney failure.

Mr Crowder’s wife told TODAY in the US that her husband couldn’t bear to think of his colleague’s daughters growing up without their dad.

“It was sad to think they could be without a parent,” she said.

The men underwent the surgery last week and are recovering in a Nashville hospital...

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Seattle's first tiny house village for homeless to open this week

SEATTLE — On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers put the finishing touches on small houses with the kind of basic amenities you don't see in Seattle homeless camps.

"The difference is you have electricity and a lock on the door," said Steve Tucker, a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, which is hosting what organizers are calling Seattle's first tiny house village.

The 14 homes are insulated.

They'll have oil heat registers for winter and fans for summer.

Some even have extra touches like storage and sleeping platforms.

Most important, there's a central building with flush toilets, hot and cold water, and soon, a shower...

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3-year-old boy gets rid of neighborhood snow one driveway at a time

On Dec. 11, friends and family gathered to celebrate Sam at his Kingston, Tennessee, home, which was covered in bulldozer decorations to match the theme of the party. From a black-and-yellow bulldozer cake to a new set of Stanley Tools, you'd think he was bulldozer-ed out.

At the end of the party, a kid-sized bulldozer — a gift from his grandparents that Sam could actually drive around — was waiting for him in the garage. Courtesy of Carrie Curry Sam Curry in his toy bulldozer


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Doing Laundry for Homeless Earns Them Young Australians of the Year Award

A pair of best friends have been named Young Australians of the Year for doing laundry for the homeless.

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett have washed, at no charge, more than 75 tons of clothes belonging to homeless people in Australian cities with their fleet of vans equipped with industrial washing machines and dryers...

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Mom Adopts Hospice Babies No One Else Wants

A former nurse has found a new calling — caring for the terminally ill children that no one wants.

Often, the parents are too overwhelmed with serious medical conditions and give up the children at birth. Foster parents aren’t equipped either.

Cori Slachert has created her own “baby hospice” for these infants, inside the home she shares with her husband and where she’s raised their eight biological children...

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Woman uses lottery winnings to buy motel room for homeless man on night with subzero temps

WAREHAM, Mass. —A woman’s good fortune turned better when she saw an immediate opportunity to give back.

Sofia Andrade had just won $200 on a scratch ticket and was at a stop sign in New Bedford when she saw Glenn Williams.

Williams has been homeless for three years and was panhandling in the bitter cold Saturday night.

“I knew that the money never really belonged to me,” said Andrade. “This money was meant to help him.”

Andrade called Williams over to her car and took him to a coffee shop. “He was so overwhelmed by just the generosity of a coffee that he just couldn’t stop crying.”

As she spoke to Williams, she learned that local shelters had no bed space for Williams, so she decided to use her winnings to get a motel room for him close to her home in Wareham.

“I couldn’t believe there’s somebody like her,” said Williams. “She deserves a lot of the credit for where I am right now.”...

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Turkish Town Does So Much for Syrian Refugees It’s Up for Nobel Peace Prize

KILIS, Turkey — The town of Kilis, a busy little place just a few miles from the Syrian border, is where many refugees fleeing the horror of war are first able to breathe a sigh of relief. 

In the courtyards of its cafes and restaurants, they drink tea without fear of bombs raining down. In the shops, they buy cell phones to use to call relatives and plan their next steps. 

For most, it is a stop on a longer journey: farther into Turkey or beyond, to Europe. But for more than 100,000 Syrians, it's the final destination — or at least the place where they will wait out the war.

“The people in this town have been good to us Syrians,” says Maher, a businessman who has lived in Kilis for the past two years. “Many of them have helped me in the past.”

Syrians outnumber Turkish people in Kilis. Around 120,000 have settled in the town and surrounding area, 35,000 of them in camps. One of those camps hosts some 15,000 refugees. It has a school, health care facilities and well-built container shelters.

Those kind of numbers could easily wear on a local population. Indeed, in many towns in Turkey and Lebanon, refugees are seen as a burden. But here, the locals have remained strikingly charitable...

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Virginians Deliver 114,000 Pounds of Winter Warmth to Refugees in Turkey

Local governments working with volunteers from religious groups and private business in Virginia delivered more than 72 tons of coats and blankets this winter to Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, made up of 14 local governments in the Washington, DC suburbs, has been coordinating the coat and blanket drive for each of the last three winters.

The number of coats and blankets quickly reached 144,710 pounds — more than four times as much as in the group’s first drive.

The Paxton Companies and Maersk stepped in to ship the 4,900 boxes of donations for free, delivering them to Eastern Turkey. This month, a team from Virginia joined two nonprofit groups there, Embrace Relief and Kimse Yok Mu, to help distribute the cold weather gear to families and individuals bracing against the cold.

Some of the volunteers wrote notes and tucked them in the pockets, so refugee children would receive warm wishes along with their warm clothes.


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This is a great story from China:

Son takes his paralyzed father with him to university and cares for him while he studies

Zhao Delong suffered from polio when he was very young, but his parents fought to find treatment for him. After undergoing surgery, he was once again able to walk.

Unfortunately, his life took a sharp turn for the worse again shortly after being admitted into university. Soon after his dad fell ill and became paralyzed. His mother did not handle the situation well and fell into a deep depression.

To repay his dad's love and kindness for when he was crippled as a child, he decided to take the old man with him to college...


http://shanghaiist.com/2016/03/03/guy_takes_paralyzed_father_with_him_to_unversity.php



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