Uplifting News (1/25/2017)
Rescued Elephants Get Giant Sweaters to Keep Them Warm
“Wildlife SOS, a nonprofit wildlife and conservation organization based in India…staff members designed and created the sweaters for the elephants at its Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India.”
Waitress Pays Kind Diners’ Bill, Gets Free Dental Work In Return
Paying it Forward in a Big Way!
A waitress working at a New Jersey diner paid a customer’s tab ($20.22). In turn, the customer, a dentist offered the waitress dental care at no charge! The waitress’ teeth were damaged in a car accident months before and it was too much of a financial hardship to have her teeth repaired.
The man said he could see a deep sadness in her face, and told her she could feel free to talk about her troubles with them. She did, with gratitude.
“They listened to my every word, every single word, and said they were interested in what I was saying,” she said.
She noticed later that the bill’s total was $20.22, and saw it as a sign: her later father’s lucky numbers were “222.”
“After he passed away, he said if you ever see ‘222,’ I’ll be thinking of you,” she said. So she decided to thank the customers for their kindness, and paid the bill herself.
He just so happened to be a dentist, and was so touched by the act, he brought her to his office a few weeks later and repaired her teeth for free. He also brought a smile to the woman’s face and fresh confidence, she says.
“I have my life back,” she said.
Instead of birthday presents, 12-year old organizes skating fundraiser
Ellie Carragher “cancelled her birthday party…and has replaced it with a public skate called Skate for Mental Health…”
75-Year-Old Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands in Woods Unharmed
KSLA reported: “75-year-old Charlesetta Williams was watching television with her son on Saturday when the twister approached her home. They then raced to the bathroom and hid under a blanket in the tub for shelter, a choice that proved to be wise.” The tornado tore the roof from Ms. William’s home. The tub was lifted out of the home and deposited it in the woods. Ms. Williams was not injured.
Volunteers are cuddling vulnerable babies
“Vulnerable babies born addicted to painkillers or heroin are being soothed through their first difficult weeks by volunteers whose sole task is simply to cuddle them.”