In the face of natural disaster, people often show their true colors in the best possible way. It’s amazing how the human race pulls together in the most trying times. Let’s take a look at this week’s feel-good stories from the Carolina’s, where it’s needed most.
In the Nick of Time
Hurricane Florence has hit and it has hit hard – but it’s not just the people who need to be saved. Journalist Marcus DiPaola posted a video this week of a volunteer saving 6 dogs from an outdoor cage as the floodwaters were rising. Ryan Nichols treads through knee-deep flood waters to free the dogs and help them get to safety just in the nick of time.
Paying it Forward
This past week, Ashleigh Gilleland of South Carolina returned to her car in a Florida parking lot and noticed a piece of paper folded underneath her windshield wipers. She opened the note to read “Saw your license plate is from South Carolina. Not sure if you evacuated from the storm, but just know Florida is praying for you and your state. When we had Irma, we evacuated to Alabama and received a similar letter on our car.” Attached to the note was a gift card to Wal-Mart for $5. Ashleigh was overwhelmed with appreciation and automatically started to think of ways she could pay this forward; Kindness, the gift that keeps on giving.
Open Doors, Open Hearts
Sundays are always tough for fans of popular fast food chain Chick-Fil-A since all of the restaurants’ locations are closed. This past Sunday, however, a Chick-fil-A restaurant in North Carolina decided to open their doors to help with Florence relief efforts. The location in Raleigh opened and their employees dedicated their day off to prepare food as Florence continued to wreak havoc on the area. What a beautiful way for a team to come together and serve their community.
People step up in times of tragedy, resulting in unimaginable kindness. Thank you to all who have and continue to make a difference in this world.