Friday’s Good News

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Warehouse stores are making it easier for front line workers to shop.  Sam’s Club introduced “Hero Shopping Hours” . . . BJ’s Wholesale has special hours too . . . and Costco is letting them skip the line.

 

A guy in Kenya who says he was inspired by Mother Teresa has helped feed over 24,000 families in the last few weeks. (story)

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Some kids don’t have the internet at home.  So a school district in Austin, Texas is using more than 100 internet-equipped school busses as Wi-Fi hot spots. (story)

 

The British World War Two vet who’s been walking for charity has now raised over $20 MILLION.  His goal was to walk across his back patio 100 times by his 100th birthday.  And he finished yesterday, two weeks early.  Now hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition for him to be KNIGHTED by the Queen. (story)

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Facebook has donated more than 7-thousand Portal video chat devices to help veterans stay connected. The social network worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Red Cross to get them to eligible vets. They hope the high-tech device will help veterans feel less isolated while staying at home. (story)

 

Loki the therapy dog is helping to deliver care packages to nurses at Maryland hospitals. The “dogtor” belongs to second-year medical student Caroline Benzel and is bringing “hero healing kits” to intensive care unit nurses. The kits contain things like healing lotion, Gold Bond powder, lip balm and tea. (story)

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Two women set up a food pantry on a table outside their Wisconsin homes. They wanted to do something for people in the community who are facing hard times. They started by going through their own kitchens, then bought more food, and now others are donating to their act of kindness, too. (story)