It’s the beginning of a new month and the perfect time for a fresh start. Let’s enter into August the right way with the top three feel-good stories of the week.
Via Washington Post
Jack Ryan Edwards was walking through his local grocery store in Baton Rouge with his father when something caught his eye. The 17-year-old has autism and it isn’t unusual for him to get fixated on things. Jordan Taylor, an employee at Rouses Supermarket, noticed Jack staring at the orange juice. First Jordan asked Jack if he wanted a bottle, but received no answer. Something in him told him to ask if he wanted to help him stock the shelves. The two boys refilled the shelves for about half an hour. Jack’s father decided to capture this beautiful moment and share it online, receiving praise from hundreds of thousands of viewers. People have been moved by such a simple yet extraordinary act. It’s what you do when nobody’s watching that is the true test of character.
Hungry for Success
Via NY Post
Web developer David Casarez earned a bachelor’s in management information systems from Texas A&M University and went on to become a web developer for General Motors in Austin. He had a dream of starting his own tech startup, so he decided to cash out his 401(k) and drive to Silicon Valley. He eventually ran out of cash and was soon living in his car. About a month ago his van was repossessed and he’s been sleeping in the park ever since. This was the last straw for David. He grabbed a piece of cardboard and wrote “HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME.” He put on his best shirt and tie and hit the streets with resumes in hand. A woman pulled up and asked if she could take a picture of him to post online. The post of Casarez and his sign has since been retweeted more than 50,000 times and liked almost 70,000 times. David has received hundreds of job offers and is shocked by the response.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Officers Donald DeMiranda and Ryan Moore of the Falmouth, MA Police Department were recently shot and wounded during a disturbance call. Nine-year-old Joe Ledwick decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the two wounded police officers. When Joe showed up at the Falmouth police station, officers were shocked when he put a box containing $1,591.09 on the table.
No gesture is too small or dreams too big. Each and every one of us has the ability to make a difference, how do you plan to?