Bad news got you down? Here’s your weekly pick me up! Let us send you off into the weekend with our top three feel-good stories.
Paying it Forward Pays Off
Via Huffington Post
It was just an average Monday when 19-year-old Mackenzie Mauller went to get her morning coffee at Starbucks. This particular morning, Mauller decided to pay for the coffee of the woman in the drive-thru behind her. By now, we’ve all heard of the “pay it forward” movement, but how many times has this happened to you and you’ve wanted to thank the person? The woman behind Mauller, Nicole Clawson, was truly touched by this act of kindness. After noticing Mauller had pulled into a driveway just a few houses down from her own, she decided to write her a letter. In the note, Clawson, a mother of two, explained that she had been going through a tough time recently – both emotionally and financially. Clawson goes on to tell Mauller just how much her gesture meant to her and how it had turned her entire day around. Even the smallest act of kindness can make the biggest impact.
An Offer He Can’t Refuse
Via BBC News
When 18-year-old Louis Makepeace was turned away from a catering course at the Heart of Worcestershire College, Chef Gordan Ramsey decided to step in. Makepeace was told that because of his dwarfism, he was considered a “safety risk” for the course. After hearing of this discrimination, Ramsay hopped on Twitter to share his disgust with the college and said he would offer Makepeace an apprenticeship any day. Although the original deterrence had him down, this opportunity from Ramsey has re-sparked Makepeace’s flame and he looks forward to seeing what will happen.
First Responder Appreciation
Usually, if you find a car blocking your driveway, you’re not exactly thrilled. However, this homeowner in Flintshire, Wales took a different approach after finding an ambulance at the end of their driveway. These homeowners decided to leave a note for the drivers. The note read “Thank you for blocking my driveway to save a life. Refreshments on me.” Along with the note, they had also left £5. What a sweet and heartwarming gesture of appreciation, the world needs more of that.
Now all you need to do is finish up the rest of your day and take these good vibes home with you for the weekend!