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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2017, 01:00:40 am »
This isn't entirely feel-good, because someone got scratched up. But this pet squirrel is a hero. 8)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Pet-squirrel-helps-fight-off-burglar-10935638.php
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2017, 11:46:19 am »
It was a bad guy that got scratched up, so I'm cool with it.   8) :P
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 17, 2017, 01:37:43 pm »
:P   :P   :P

He's probably gone to the county hospital to get patched up & have his rabies shots, & the taxpayers paid the bill.
 

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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2017, 03:30:05 pm »
This is Idaho.  That's not as easy to do as it is in CA. 
 

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« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2017, 07:33:03 pm »
Oh, yeah. And if he were in California, he'd have a lawsuit filed against the squirrel owner the next day for negligence resulting in an injury. And in California, he wouldn't need to call a lawyer - one of our plentiful ambulance chasers would have been sitting by his hospital bed waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.
 

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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2017, 08:40:36 pm »
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2017, 10:06:31 am »
This is a bittersweet article.  I wasn't sure where to put it, but I thought it was worth reading:https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/style/modern-love-you-may-want-to-marry-my-husband.html
Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2017, 08:59:38 pm »
A firefighter gave this dog CPR for 20 minutes, & the critter made it.

http://m.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Dog-pulled-from-California-fire-revived-after-20-11023381.php

Here's another cool story. :)  If humans got along together this well, the world would be totally peaceful.

http://scribol.com/a/environment/animals-environment/tiger-lion-bear-blt-farewell-brother/
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2017, 08:07:48 pm »
Now here is a cool story (get out the Kleenex). This poor kid was inconsolable & his mother was out a pile of money because of a ticket scam, & his favorite team & superstar came to the rescue. In fact, the Warriors held a “Stop Fraud” night to call attention to a big problem, & they hosted 1000 fans who had been screwed by ticket scams during the year. They flew in this little man & his mom all the way from Atlanta who were victimized by a creep over there. (I like the mom’s story too – her son kept begging to go see Steph Curry play, & she had him earn it with extra chores & better grades).

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/27/warriors-steph-curry-connects-with-6-year-old-boy-turned-away-from-game/

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2699830-warriors-to-host-stop-fraud-night-after-many-fans-get-scammed-on-tickets

This reminds me of the story last year after the huge wildfires in Alberta, when the San Jose Sharks hockey team learned that a resident there was a big fan & lost his team memorabilia when his home burned, & they brought the family as guests for a game & VIP treatment.

Applause to sports figures who appreciate their fans. 8)
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2017, 10:25:23 am »
Bestest feel good story ever.

http://newsok.com/article/5544655

My family has had the honor of knowing these folks for a lot of years.  They were in our ward for all these adoptions I think.  My wife was able to help the Mom understand some of the acting out some of the kids did as teenagers.  The story doesn't say anything about their bio kids, but they're a hoot too.
"Somebody should have set a match to this place long ago."
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2017, 04:51:25 pm »
What a beautiful story, NT.  I had a rough day with my kids at school.  I needed this to lift my spirits back up.
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2017, 01:13:50 am »
Yes, thanks for sharing that, N3uro. :)

And here is another partly feel-good story, since it isn’t entirely feel-good when a crime was committed & someone has been victimized. Especially when an adult exploits a vulnerable young victim, as in this nationally publicized case of a teacher who took off with a student 35 years his junior & was finally caught today after a month. But it is a feel-good that the girl will get to go home & this pervert deviate predator will be brought to justice.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tennessee-tad-cummins-20170420-story.html

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2017/04/20/how-two-californians-helped-capture-tennessees-most-wanted-man/100703956/

Where they were found is very remote. After his arrest, the dude was taken to the county seat, a town of about 8000 people over 70 miles from the hole in the woods where they were found (& over 2 hours because of the kind of roads). I’ve lived in California all my life & was a postal employee for about 8 years, & I’d never heard of this place before today. Those "nosy neighbors" should receive some sort of public service award. If they hadn't been alert & smart, who knows when or if the two would have been found?

I don’t get why teachers put themselves into these situations, not only extreme cases like this, but any kind of sexual escapades. Teachers aren’t dumb – AFAIK, every state has certification standards. But we keep hearing about male or female teachers being stupid with students, & some people trying to alibi it by saying that many teen girls & boys are precocious & seductive & lead the poor teacher astray. That’s b.s. – someone has to be a responsible adult & be in control of the situation. Now this dumb *** is looking at spending his golden years in prison, his wife has divorced him, he’s lost his career & probably his pension, not to mention marring a young life for a long time to come.
 
But anyway, to circle back to the theme of this thread, which is “feel-good” news, this young lady’s family has her back, & she has her life back, & let’s hope she’ll get whatever help she needs to lead a normal life.
 
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2017, 01:32:10 am »
Back to the story of the teacher kidnap episode, the student is back home & according to her family, is not adjusting well - withdrawn, not sleeping well, etc. I can't locate a couple of articles I read, but the family's whole situation sounds awful. The parents had been separated, & the father filed for divorce & charged his estranged wife with cruelty to their kids. They were married 30 years & have 4 kids still minors. He said, among other things that she had hit the kids with boards, a chair, & other objects, beat them until she drew blood, & specifically with the 15-yo who was kidnapped, banged her into a washing machine & pushed her down the stairs. According to one article, the kids themselves wrote letters to the court describing their mother's abuses. If true, all this helps explain why the girl was vulnerable to a predator who gave her positive attention & made himself seem like a decent person. Those poor kids :(

On the brighter side (the purpose for this thread), here's another nice sports figure story. David West is not very well known outside the Warriors' fan base, not a superstar, & he doesn't make the kind of money or get the media or public acclaim that Steph Curry & Kevin Durant do. But look at this cool thing his wife did. :)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-girls-choose-free-prom-dresses-thanks-to-11109080.php

 

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« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2017, 08:04:18 pm »
Great article on a football player who went from in trouble to RM and now a NFL draft pick. 

http://www.ldsliving.com/From-Homeless-Teen-to-RM-and-NFL-First-Round-Pick-How-the-Gospel-Strengthens-Garrett-Bolles/s/85237
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Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2017, 12:50:23 am »
When the world gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When it gives you two tons of flour, plenty of time on your hands, & no place to go ... :)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/31/trapped-mexican-bakery-staff-make-2-tons-of-bread-for-harvey-flood-victims/23192878/
 
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