Runners help carry woman across the finish line of Philadelphia marathon

During a recent marathon in Philadelphia a female runner collapsed 100 yards from the finish line.  Showing the highest sportsmanship, two unidentified runners interrupted their runs, carried the exhausted runner up to the finish line, and set her down so that she could take the final step across the line on her own.  She received medical attention and soon recovered.  A video of the good deed has been viewed by millions!  Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer player considered to be the greatest of all time, has said; “There are more important things in life than winning or losing.”  A lesson we should all learn!

 

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Jeremy

Restaurant owner sets up free coat rack for the homeless

Emilia Flores, a restaurant owner in Dallas, Texas, set up a “Take one, leave one” coat rack for the homeless.  The rack, located outside her place of business, makes available free coats, hats, and scarves during frigid weather.  “This is a way of people not being embarrassed about asking,” Flores explained. “They just come and pick what they need and leave.”  Flores’ thoughtful idea has now inspired other business owners to set up similar outside coat racks!

 

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Jeremy

98-Year Old bakes cakes and pies to help feed the homeless

Leo Kellner, a 98-year-old from Nebraska, has found a sweet, sweet way of lifting the spirits of those in need, those who are less fortunate than he.  He was poor and hungry during the depression, but during those difficult times his mother worked magic with flour and eggs, and Leo learned to bake.  With much time on his hands now after the passing of his wife of 72 years, Leo bakes all varieties of cakes and pies and passes them out daily to community organizations helping to feed the poor.  The secret ingredient he always adds is a healthy helping of love.  When asked to what he contributes the energy and sharp mind still going strong in his life, he replies “giving to everyone, placing nobody above me, placing nobody below me, liking everyone, and never holding a grudge.”  We can all learn from Leo!

 

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Jeremy

Volunteers and local youth cut lawns for free for the elderly, disabled veterans and single moms

Rodney Smith Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama, was driving home one day during the summer of 2015 and saw an elderly man struggling to cut his lawn.  Rodney stopped to help and an idea was born.

Rodney began recruiting local youths to help, and his group of kid volunteers currently numbers over 60.  They cut lawns for free for the elderly, disabled veterans, and single moms.  The response has been overwhelming from both the youth who participate in the program, and those who receive the free lawn services.  “The kids are so excited, they call and say ‘please save my spot this weekend,’ ” says Rodney.   Donations have paid for gas, and the company, Briggs and Stratton, has contributed lawnmowers and weed eaters.

Rodney views his mission as being a mentor to young men and women, ages 7 to 17, and to encourage kids to get out there and give back to their community.  Making a difference in one's community can take a variety of forms, even if means simply mowing an elderly person’s lawn for free!

 

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Jeremy

 

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