Spring has finally sprung! The weather this week had everyone in a great mood, so let’s start the weekend off the same way with these three feel-good stories.
Beyond the Call of Duty
Via: Channel 7 Boston
After his wife was taken to the emergency room by ambulance, an elderly man in Pennsylvania was distraught that he could not be at her bedside. The man had no relatives or friends nearby to take him to the hospital, so as a last resort, he called the police. Deputy Chief Jason Bentley with the Montoursville Police Department went above and beyond the call of duty, driving to the man’s home and personally escorting him to the hospital. Thank you for your kindness Deputy Chief Bentley!
Via: Hopeful Cases
Many famous musicians got their start in the New York City subways, playing for change to earn a living. Will Boyajian is a regular busker at the 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station, sometimes making up to $400 a day-but takes home nothing. He plays his guitar behind a sign that reads: “If you’re homeless or need help take as much as you need from the case.” He never questions or stops people from taking money, choosing to believe that people will only take what they really need. Boyajian wants New Yorker’s to be more aware of the homeless problem in the city, and hopes that his cause will inspire them to give back as well.
Help from a Stranger
Via: Sunny Skyz
Denise Wilson was taking her regular commute home on the NYC subway when a touching moment between two strangers caught her attention. Corey Simmons, 42, was looking through a folder filled with math problems when a friendly passenger sat down next to him and noticed him struggling. The man asked Corey if he needed help, Corey replied that he was trying to re-learn fractions to help his son in school. Turns out, the friendly stranger used to be a math teacher! Denise Wilson grabbed a picture as the two spent the remainder of the ride working together.
There you have it, your top three feel-good stories of the week. Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to always look for ways to make a difference!