Do you know what the best part of a long weekend is? The short week after! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday and took some time to remember what Memorial Day is all about. Now, let’s hop right into our top three feel-good stories of the week!
Riding in Style
Via Fox News
Kelly Tryda was new to the Bridgewater, MA, area when she posted to a town Facebook page looking for information on how to get from Bridgewater to Boston Children’s Hospital. Her eight-year-old daughter, Mary Alice Tryda has a rare genetic disorder called Brittle Cornea Disease, which is a subset of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Kelly received a response from Steven Hipolito, owner of Silver City Limousine in nearby Taunton. Hipolito offered to take the pair to Mary’s doctors’ appointments in Boston in one of his limos, for free! He has since taken Tryda to seven of her doctor’s appointments, which are located more than an hour away in Boston. What an amazing random act of kindness.
When Life Gives your Lemons
Via ABC News
Nine-year-old Andrew Emery of Greenwood, South Carolina, decided he was going to set up a lemonade stand over Memorial Day weekend. Unlike most kids who would use the money for candy and baseball cards, Andrew planned to use the funds raised to help his parents pay for his younger brother, Dylan’s, medical bills. Dylan was born earlier this year with Krabbe disease, a severe neurological condition. Andrew managed to raise an impressive $5,860 in just two hours! Andrew says he’s going to spend the money on doctor’s bills and a new teddy bear for his little brother.
Home of the Braves
Via CBS Miami
A chair at the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium sits empty during every game in honor of our soldiers who are POW or MIA. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of the men and woman who have bravely made sacrifices serving their country. This past Memorial Day, a Parkview High School U.S. Marine Corps JROTC member was called to stand next to the chair during the game. As it began to rain, an unnamed Braves fan stood over the marine with an umbrella. What an incredible way to honor our troops!
And that wraps up another week of feel-good stories. We hope you take these acts of kindness and carry them with you into the weekend, even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference.