Random Good News

A real life Superman saves a man’s life

Michael Johannes was driving his 2006 Chevy Trailblazer on a highway in New Brighton, Minnesota

when it caught fire. Michael didn’t realize his car was on fire until Bob Renning, who was driving

ahead of Michael noticed flames from under his car. Renning waved Michael to let him know what

was happening, but it was almost too late. “The taillights started flashing without control, the brakes

stopped working, the speed calculator went to zero, the electronics just got messed up.” Johannes

recalled to ABC News. All of a sudden the car doors locked and Michael couldn’t get them open.

Renning pulled over and sprinted to the car where he could only hear Michael trying to kick the

doors open. The smoke was so thick that he couldn’t see anyone in the vehicle. With Superman like

adrenaline running through him, Renning miraculously got his fingers on the door frame, placed his

foot against the door, and pulled as hard as he could. The glass shattered as he bent the door frame

in half! Renning helped Michael escape through the window with only seconds to spare. An Air Force

first sergeant, Renning said he had no idea how he was able to bend the door. "It was a miracle. He was

a husband, he was dad," Lisa Johannes told ABC News. "He was just telling himself: 'I had to get out of

there the entire time.'"



Have a great day and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

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First stuffed animal created in space

A dinosaur is floating around the International Space Station.  NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a flight engineer orbiting the Earth since May, stitched together the olive green toy, the first stuffed animal created in space, in her spare time.  She made the toy giant lizard from the Velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found on the space station, and stuffed it with scraps from a used T-shirt.

 

Marty,

The Good World News

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Rescued elephant and dog become best friends

You know what they always say - Dogs are an elephant's best friend :)...I think that's what they say.  Anyway, Bubbles (the elephant) and Bella (a black lab) became close friends when they were both young.  As they grew (especially Bubbles), their friendship grew even larger. 

They enjoy playing catch and the two of them have a mutual love for the water!  These animals are part of the Rare Species Fund in Southern California, a wildlife conservation effort.

 

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

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Dairy Queen employee goes above and beyond for blind customer

Joey Prusak is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages.  When the blind man took out his wallet to pay, a $20 bill slipped out of his pocket. A woman behind the blind man quickly snatched the bill off the floor and put it into her purse.

 

Prusak took matters into his own hands.  He asked her to please return the $20 bill to the gentleman. She denied taking the money, became disorderly and began cursing at Prusak, who remained both firm and polite.  She then stormed out.

 

But it’s what the 19-year-old manager did next that stunned customers who saw the incident as they waited in line.  Prusak gave the customer who dropped his money 20 bucks of his own.

 

His story has now gone viral over the internet and all over social media, but Joey Prusak will tell you he was just doing his job.

 

The story gets even better - Warren Buffett heard about Joey's kind act and gave him a call!  "He called and thanked me for being a role model for all the other employees and people in general," Joey said.

 


 
Marty,
The Good World News
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Stranger pays dinner bill for family with epileptic child

(China Grove, NC) - Ashley England was was having a rough dinner at Stag-N-Doe pizza with her 8 year old son.  Her son, Riley has epilepsy and is nonverbal.  He gets frustrated when he cannot speak and decided to throw a tantrum.

One stranger turned the England family's day completely around.  This stranger paid for their meal and attached a heartwarming note which read, "God only gives special children to special people."


Ashley was incredibly grateful. "To have someone do that small act towards us shows that some people absolutely understand what we are going through and how hard it is to face the public sometimes," she said. "They made me cry, blessed me more than they know. I felt like out of all the rude negative comments that we are faced with, these outweighs them. The people who care. Little did he know what struggles we had been facing lately, and this was surely needed at that moment."

Ashely posted her gratitude on Facebook: "Dear stranger, thank you for giving me a blessing tonight in a way you will never know."

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

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Sophomore gives epic motivational speech to freshman at Georgia Tech

Nicholas Selby, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, gave incoming freshman a welcoming speech that they will never forget.  His speech amped up the crowd as the "2001: A Space Odyssey" theme music played in the background.  Nicholas received a well deserved standing ovation.  So go on and watch the video and amp yourself up for the week!!!!

And that's what's good,

Jon

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96 yr old man makes touching billboard hit song for late wife

"Oh sweet Lorraine," the song begins. "I wish we could do all the good times over again."

Fred Stobaugh, from Peoria, Ill., wrote lyrics to what he called "Oh Sweet Lorraine" after his 91-year-old wife passed away last April.   In 1938 the couple met and fell in love at an A&W stand and were then married for 73 years.