Happy Feel Good Friday! Check out this week’s top three feel-good stories to find out why it doesn’t have to cost a penny to be a good person.
Via Huffington Post
During her shift one day, Milwaukee bus driver Natalie Barnes started talking with a passenger, Richard, who told her he had been homeless for the past week. She agreed to let him ride the bus for the night to avoid the cold, even stopping at one point to offer him a bite to eat. On top of these kind gestures, Natalie later reached out to a friend to help get Richard into a temporary shelter. Her kind gestures did not stop with Richard; Natalie also regularly takes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the bus to share with people in need. Natalie was praised by Milwaukee County Executive, Chris Abele, in a ceremony last week. We should all strive to be like Natalie, helping those who cannot help themselves.
Man on Duty
Via ABC Action News
A young woman in Utah came into the West Jordan Police Department with her three young children, looking to file a domestic violence report. The process can take hours, as victims will need to fill out paperwork and speak with a victim advocate. Seeing that the woman was in obvious distress, Officer Lofgran stepped in to help. Officer Lofgran watched the woman’s children while she filed her report, spending hours on call helping to make sure she got the help she needed without distraction. It sounds to us like this was just the guy she needed in that exact moment. Thank you for your service and your kindness, officer.
Honoring a Hero
Via Fox 6
This past Tuesday, hundreds of people stood out in the cold in Omaha, Nebraska to honor Vietnam veteran Stanley Stoltz, who passed away last week, even though most of them had never even met this man. Stanley’s funeral notice was posted in the Omaha World Herald, stating the 73-year-old war hero had no known living family members and invited anybody who would like to attend to the burial. An estimated 1,500 people showed up to show their respect for this fallen hero.
When given the choice, always do good, be good, and see the good. We hope these stories have helped to inspire you and lead you down the path to make a difference.