It’s Friday AND we have a short week next week? As if we need anything else to be thankful for, here are our top three feel-good stories of the week.
Long Lost Love Letters
Via Boston 25 News
A few weeks ago, Dan Heater bought a box of items at Grumpy Jerry’s Flea Market in Marion County, Florida. Inside this box of knickknacks, he found about 60 letters. As he began to open the letters he realized they were written during the Korean War and include dozens of letters from a soldier to his wife. Dan is now determined to find the man’s family. The letters are addressed from Warren Holly to Jean Holly. What do you think, can we help this guy out? Here’s our chance to help him make a difference!
Always Trust Your Instincts
Via CBS News
Nancy Abell could not ignore her maternal instincts when she encountered a young woman, Katharina Groene, along the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington State. Katharina mentioned in passing that she planned to hike alone up to the Canadian border. Nancy tried to talk her out of it but she was determined. Over the next few nights, Nancy could not get the girl out of her mind. She grew so worried that she decided to call 911 and report the hiker as missing. Sure enough, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s department found Katharina, frostbitten and with about a day to live. Always trust your instincts!
Into the Flames
While most people were driving away from the deadly fires in California, Allyn Pierce was driving directly into them. Allyn manages the Intensive Care Unit at the Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California. After his own home was destroyed, he drove through the fires, melting his beloved Toyota Tundra, to set up a makeshift treatment center on the grounds of the hospital. Here Allyn and his colleagues have since treated 25 people. Toyota has since offered to replace his truck, free of charge.
It’s been a tough week, and our thoughts are with all of the people in California. We hope these stories send you into the weekend with love and gratitude.