Your week in good deeds, warm fuzzies, random acts of kindness, very cool scientific advances, and lots of other happy stuff! Take a break from the ugliness of the news and the web, and get a dose of happy!
Monday, July 31st, 2017
- An Indianapolis schoolteacher had 20 of her kindergarten and 1st grade students be flower girls or ring bearers in her wedding, including a special cupcake ceremony just for them!
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
- The Massai tribesmen of Kenya organized and played in a two-day charity cricket tournament, to help raise awareness about the endangered Northern White Rhino, particularly the only remaining male, Sudan.
- A San Diego based non-profit was featured for offering active duty military to record themselves reading a book to their child.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
- Webster, the Des Moines therapy duck, has been making the rounds, helping those with mental and physical illnesses in their recovery. He never accepts payment up front; just put it on his bill!
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
- Two-and-a-half years ago, Megan Murphy of Cape Cod started planting “Kindness Rocks” with inspirational messages, all over the city. The movement has really taken hold, and is now being done all over the world!
- The very necessary honeybee is on the rise, with colony numbers up 27% this year. Sweet!
- Liz Whitlow never expected, when she sent an invite to her wedding to Barack and Michelle Obama, that they’d show up, but they definitely surprised her with a response and warm well-wishes!
Friday, August 4th, 2017
- Survivor of domestic violence, formerly homeless, Vanessa Brown started her own salon four years ago, and now, she gives free makeovers to homeless girls! She wanted to pay it forward after someone took a chance on her, years before. One good perm deserves another!
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
- Afghanistan War veteran Donnie Davis is raising money for (and has already begun working on) a “tiny home” village for vets such as himself, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and who are also homeless. In just 14 months, Davis has raised nearly half of the total $500,000 needed for this project, via GoFundMe. If you’d like to donate, click here!
- 57-year-old Texas postal worker, Marco Perez, donates blood every two weeks, and just donated his 100th gallon, having saved over 1,500 lives! What A-positive story!