Heroes come in many different forms. Some heroes run into burning buildings, others are heroic in their honesty, and some heroes come in the form of a team. Enjoy our top three feel-good stories of the week and see for yourself what it means to be a hero.
An Honest Man
Via Washington Post
Kevin Booth, a homeless and hungry man, walked to his local food bank in Sumner, Washington hoping to find something to eat. As he was walking in, he noticed a brown paper bag outside the front door. He opened the bag in hopes of finding bread left over from the night before, but instead, he found $17,000 in cash. He patiently waited for the food bank to open and returned the money to a volunteer. After waiting the required 90 days for somebody to claim the money, it was awarded to the food bank. Last week, they held a ceremony and presented Booth with a citizen’s citation for his honesty. Not only did he gain recognition, but the food bank has also decided to reward Booth with gift cards over time (instead of a lump sum, to protect him as he occasionally hangs out with the wrong crowd). A man without a dollar to his name refused to take a dollar that wasn’t his.
A New Car for Kea
Kea Senegal is a dishwasher at Ruffino’s on the River in Lafayette, Louisiana. As a husband and father of two children, Senegal had saved up for months to buy a car for his family. Last week the car he had worked so hard for was stolen and his coworkers refused to sit back and do nothing about it. General Manager, Chris Muffoletto gathered his employees and asked if they would be willing to pitch in to help buy Senegal a replacement car. Without hesitation, everybody agreed and within three days they had raised $2,500 to buy him a new vehicle. A local dealership heard the story and matched the team’s donation. It’s amazing what people can do when they open their hearts and come together.
A Gift from God
Via Fox News
When a house caught fire in Weatherford, Texas, two of the six children inside ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911. The neighbor not only woke up to make the call, he immediately ran over to the house himself and helped with the rescue. Using his Ipad as a flashlight he searched the smoke-filled rooms to help save the lives of this family of eight and buy time for the firefighters. The entire family made it out of the fire, including the neighbor.
People can do some pretty amazing things when it comes to helping others. We hope these stories inspire you to be the best version of yourself and feel-good all weekend long.