It’s Friday and you know what that means! Here is your weekly dose of feel-good stories to lift your spirits as you head into the weekend.
Teddy Bears with a Purpose
Via 7 News Boston
First, we have the story of ‘Teddy Bears with a Purpose.’ Teddy Bears with a Purpose is a drive started by a South Boston family to collect stuffed animals and donate them to EMS workers to use when working with children. The idea came after the couple’s 3-year-old son, Hunter, started having seizures and a paramedic brought him a teddy bear in the hospital. Ambulances and hospitals can be overwhelming and scary for kids, but these stuffed animals provide them with a small comfort that can make a big difference. In the past three weeks, the family has collected just about 6,000 stuffed animals, enough to fill the ambulance that came to pick them up!
An Unforgettable Ride
Via CBS Boston
Sean Beckman had an unforgettable ride to class this week in Northbridge, MA. Beckman, who lives with Down Syndrome, is a beloved student, band member, and friend to all at his high school. On Tuesday morning he received a personal escort to school by Northbridge Police and Fire and was met by a crowd of cheering friends and faculty members. Beckman had won the ride in a raffle at an event that students had organized as a night of inclusion and fun for all. For the student who puts a smile on everybody’s face, his peers were beyond happy to put one on his.
Meet 5th grader Tyler Carach. Tyler has delivered more than 65,000 doughnuts to police officers in 31 states. Two summers ago Tyler was at a local store when he saw a few police officers and offered to use his allowance to purchase doughnuts for them. They were so thankful for his kind gesture; he decided he wanted to thank every police officer in America. He now uses every school break and vacation to complete his goal!
Until next week, keep up the good work and keep making a difference!