Today’s Good News: Woman Buys Plane Tickets For Stranded Family
An Alabama woman is being recognized for her extreme kindness for buying plane tickets for a family of five to get back to their home in Texas. While on their way home, a family’s car breaks down in south Alabama. A woman pulls over to help and ends up taking them to the airport and buying them tickets to get home. Pensacola police hear about the woman’s good deed and reward her with a 450 gift certificate, which she promptly tries to give away to someone else.
A Florida elementary school teacher who’s making a big impact teaching kids about science is surprised with $10-thousand from “Good Morning America.” Rhonda Ripperger, a STEM teacher at South Lake Elementary School in Titusville, Florida, gets her students excited about science and space. Education crowdfunding platform Donors Choose teamed up with “GMA” to reward her efforts with a donation of $10-thousand.
Source: Good Morning America
A Navy veteran and single mother of four who is battling cancer is given a much needed car. Long Island, New York, resident Karen Jones, 56, was given the keys to a newly refurbished Ford Fusion earlier this week. Jones received the vehicle from Caliber Collision as part of their annual car giveaway in partnership with GEICO Insurance and NABC’s Recycled Rides program.
Source: ABC 7 NY
The East Idaho Secret Santa gives $10-thousand to a Rigby, Idaho, truck driver in need. A familiar face at community and charity events in the community, Tom recently underwent surgery to implant a pacemaker and missed out on three weeks of work. Secret Santa heard about Tom’s misfortune and wanted to help out the man who does so much for his community without asking for anything in return.
Source: East Idaho News
A Texas family is reunited with their cat that went missing six years ago. San Antonio Animal Care Services reunited Monkey Face with her owner after a two week search. The cat’s owner had moved and didn’t update the information in the microchip database, but shelter workers didn’t give up and eventually located Monkey Face’s family.