You’ve made it through another week! Let’s say goodbye to the work week and hello to the weekend with these three feel-good stories.
A Secretary’s Secret
Via: The New York Times
Sylvia Bloom was a legal secretary from Brooklyn who had worked for the same law firm for 67 years. She retired at the age of 96 and died soon after. Family and friends were shocked to find that she had left behind a fortune of over $8 million dollars. How did she acquire such a fortune on a secretary’s salary? One of her duties as secretary and personal assistant to the lawyers at her firm included purchasing stocks for them. Being the savvy women that she was, Mrs. Bloom decided for each stock her bosses bought, she would buy one for herself. What did she do with this $8 million? She left it all to be donated towards college scholarships for disadvantaged students! Cheers to you Sylvia Bloom, your legacy will be making a difference in children’s lives for years to come.
A Blessing in Disguise
Via: USA Today
Specialist Brooks Lindsey was rushing home from training in Fort Bliss, Texas to witness the birth of his baby girl. Back home in Brandon, Mississippi, his wife was having an emergency induction. The day before, the doctors had said the baby was under stress and they were going to get the delivery going. There was no way Brooks would be back in time to watch the birth but as luck would have it, his flight was delayed and he was able to FaceTime his mom to watch the entire birth. His fellow passengers rejoiced with him and soon he was off to fall in love with his new daughter!
Via: CTV News
Uber Rob to the rescue! While record floods are shutting down highways and trapping people in their homes in New Brunswick, Canada, Rob Dekany has become a local hero. He has been consistently ferrying seven passengers at a time from areas without access roads, free of charge. He’s even created a makeshift schedule posted at his pick up location. Thanks for making a difference Uber Rob!
There you have it, your top three feel-good stories of the week. We hope these have inspired you to go out into the world and make a difference!