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Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:42:09 PM »
There are days when we all need a smile.  Let's share fun/heart-warming stories here so others can share the smile.

Here's one I just read that made me smile:  Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop.


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May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 11:03:46 PM »
Went to Kaiser Clinic for some lab work for some stomach issues.  One must grab a numbered ticket in order to check in and while I was waiting an older lady sat down next to me saying she was light headed and didn't know if she could make it.  She has diabetes and was fasting before the lab work and then she could eat something afterwards.  I asked her to show me her ticket number, which was a lot higher than mine, so I gave her my ticket and told her she would be next to be called in.

She thanked me and was called in to have blood work drawn.  On her way out she looked for me, while eating her candy bar, and gave me a big hug and said I had made her day as she was feeling better and if I hadn't give her my ticket she would have lost it.

It made my day a little brighter showing me even little things we do reward us with a big smile and a warm tingling feeling in our hearts.

One doesn't have to look or go far to do something nice for someone else in need.  Put a smile on your face and get that warm tingly feeling in your heart.
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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 06:46:51 PM »
That was very nice of you Dennis.  :hug:


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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 11:38:40 PM »
Wow Dennis! What a sweet heart you are!   :flowers:

Here's my real life story that I encountered just yesterday while working.

I deliver mail for the USPS and one of my deliveries includes a 125 unit hi-rise apartment building for low income retired "seasoned" citizens. Just across the street is a gas station that many of the residents frequent to purchase necessities such as milk, bread, etc., though they have to cross a very busy 4-lane city road to get there. A few of the residents are disabled and in wheel chairs, but they do not let that stop them from going to the gas station to purchase these needs.

As I was walking across that 4-lane barely a block away from where they cross over to the gas station, I noticed one of the gentlemen who is a double (lower limbs) amputee in his wheel chair (not motorized) trying to cross the 4-lane to get to the other side, but he got his chair stuck in the snow at the curb. An east bound driver had stopped his SUV in the middle of the 2 east bound lanes to block traffic, his passenger got out and helped that man free his wheel chair and not only pushed him to the other side of the road to the gas station, yet waited for him and pushed him back across the road as the driver of the SUV pulled over, parked his truck and waited for his passenger to return and they went on their way.

The good people of the the world are out there and it's nice to know they are a part of my community.  :hug:
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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 11:52:34 PM »
Thanks for sharing DonnaB!

I just wish our daily newspapers, TV and other media sources would publish the good things that people do instead of all the negative garbage they print or talk about.  Sure would be a positive way to start the day. JMHO
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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 01:58:28 AM »
That is a wonderful story, Donna! 

Dennis, at least we have this thread to share warm & fuzzy stories.

I think I'll make this thread a sticky so it doesn't get buried.


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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 12:27:28 PM »
Here's another warm and fuzzy story from Russia:

Cat Saves Abandoned Baby Boy From Freezing to Death in Russia

Animal instincts amaze me.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 02:35:31 PM »
At my wife's Celebration of Life we had the Honor Guard present me the US Flag and play taps but not like this young lady.
Turn up the volume and enjoy this you tube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyEL3NJSHIk

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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2015, 04:26:03 PM »
I saw that video before.  It gave me chills then and did again.  She is an incredibly talented young lady.  I like conductor/violinist AndrĂ© Rieu also.


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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 04:23:25 PM »
I think this fits the category of heart-warming! This dog thinks his owner is drowning, jumps in to save him


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 10:16:49 PM »
Here's an incredible youtube that will warm your heart and remove "I can't do this" from your vocabulary.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/svzPm8lT36o?feature=player_detailpag

Enjoy,
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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2015, 01:26:13 PM »
About parents...

It's in Greek, but it has English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NzwbFQUsQ0
"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."

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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2015, 04:39:29 PM »
 APHORISM: A SHORT,
POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION
OR A GENERAL TRUTH      1.The nicest thing
about the future is . . .
      That it always starts tomorrow.
>
       2. Money will buy a fine dog .. . .
      But only kindness will make him wag his tail.
>
       3. If you don't have a sense of humor . .. You probably don't have any sense at all.
>
>       4. Seat belts are not as confining . . .
      As wheelchairs.
>
       5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is . . .
When you're in deep water.
>
       6. How come it takes so little time for a child
who is afraid of the dark . . .
      To become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
>
       7. Business conventions are important . . .
      Because they demonstrate how many people a
company can operate without.
>
       8. Why is it that at class reunions . . .
      You feel younger than everyone else looks?
>
      9. Scratch a cat (or dog) . . .
      And you will have a permanent job.
>
       10. No one has more driving ambition than the
teenage boy (or girl) . . .
        Who wants to buy a car.
>
       11. There are no new sins . . .
      The old ones just get more publicity.
>
       12. There are worse things than getting a call
for a wrong number at 4 a.m. . .
Like, it could be the right number.
>
       13. No one ever says "It's only a game" . . .
      When their team is winning.
>
       14. I've reached the age where . . .
      'happy hour' is a nap.
>
       15. Be careful about reading the fine print . . .
        there's no way you're going to like it.
>
       16. The trouble with bucket seats is that . . .
           Not everybody has the same size bucket.
>
       17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years . . .
          We'll have thousands of old ladies running
around with tattoos?
      (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)
>
       18. Money can't buy happiness . . .
      But somehow it's more comfortable to cry in
a Cadillac than in a Pinto.
>
       19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching
in every joint . . .
      You're probably dead.
>
       20. Always be yourself because the people that
matter don't mind . . .
      And the ones that mind don't matter.
>
       21. Life isn't tied with a bow . . .
      But it's still a gift. 
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Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2015, 07:35:22 PM »
Sarasota Florida installed "public pianos" throughout downtown. This homeless man now has the opportunity to be something other than "just a nuisance" to all the people downtown. His playing just took my breath away. Wow. The video has gone viral.....  :thumbsup:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCguq3hTC2M



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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 01:08:15 PM »





A businessman will fly half way around the world next week to pay the pension of an old family friend who has become the face of Greece's economic crisis.

James Koufos, a finance CEO based in Sydney, told Daily Mail Australia he will fly to Athens in the coming days after he tracked down Giorgos Chatzifotiadis - the 77-year-old man who was photographed last week weeping uncontrollably outside a bank in Thessaloniki, thanks to social media.

Since the photo was published around the world, Mr Koufos learned Mr Chatzifotiadis was a friend of his late father, George Koufidis, and that the two went to school together in the same Greek village.

More, here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3150954/An-act-kindness-amid-Greek-tragedy-Businessman-tracks-weeping-elderly-man-realising-old-family-friend-vows-pay-pension-long-takes-feet.html
"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."