Thursday, November 5, 2015

Good News For A Change

It's time for some good news for a change. Here are three stories that will (1) make your eyes mist up, (2) fill you with warmth and gladness, and (3) put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

First, the tear-jerker:

'Hugging Dogs' Saved From Euthanasia
Two dogs seen in a viral photograph hugging each other hours before they were set to be euthanized now have a forever home with two human best friends in Georgia...

The dogs -- Kala, an 11-month old hound mix, and Keira, a 15-month old boxer mix -- stole hearts on the Internet this past July when Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Georgia posted the photo of them hugging.

(Kala and Keira were) permanently adopted by two longtime best friends and roommates in Georgia, identified as Wendy and Pam...

Pam had recently lost her two elderly dogs when she saw Kala and Keira's story in a magazine and realized the hugging pups were still available, the pet rescue said.

"It just fell together," Pam said, according to the pet rescue. "We turned our tears into smiles with these two young, playful dogs."
The 'hugging dogs' photo that led to the happy ending.

Kala and Keira with their new family.
Dusty in here...

Next is a great story about the milk of human kindness freely flowing to a man who more than deserves it.

83-Year-Old Who Pushed Lawnmower Miles To Work Gifted New Truck
His name is John Joyce. The 83-year-old man from St. Petersburg, Fla., mows lawns to earn some extra cash after retirement. Only his 1995 Ford F150 pickup broke around a month ago, and without the money to repair it, Joyce has been pushing his lawnmower over 2.5 miles to work ever since.

John Joyce walking to work.

After learning of the one hour walk the elderly man was taking to their house, Robert and Nikki Horton knew they needed to help. They set up a Go Fund me page, raising $13,000 in just two weeks—enough to buy Joyce a V-8-powered 2004 Nissan Titan, cover his insurance, supply some gas and even throw in some newer lawn equipment.

Mr. Joyce's new truck.

By the time the elderly man was ready to claim the keys to his Titan SE King Cab pickup a short while later, the Horton’s couldn’t contain their tears. Joyce climbed aboard his new ride, equally as choked up: “I feel like a millionaire,” he said, repeatedly.

According to one of Joyce’s family members, he’s not always been blessed with good things in life. So this moment—the compassion of one family and indeed an entire community—she said, is very special.

“I can’t think of anybody who deserves it more than him,” said Nikki Horton, who’s idea it was to set up the Go Fund me page.

As Joyce fired up his new truck for the first time, one reporter asked him: “You ready to mow some lawns?”

“Yes, Sir,” he replied.
That man has so many of the attributes that made this country great. I wish we had millions more like him - or at least that the current 'younger generation' would learn a few things from him.

And God Bless everyone who chipped in to help him out.

Our last story is a great example of karma. It should make y'all feel really, really good!

ISIS rapper killed in air strike
A German rapper who joined the Islamic State group and publicly threatened President Barack Obama was killed in a US air strike in Syria, a defense official said.

Denis Cuspert, also known by his artist name Deso Dogg, used to rap in Berlin and was one of the most famous Western fighters for the IS extremist group.

"I can confirm that an October 16 strike near Raqa killed Denis Cuspert," US Defense Department spokeswoman Elissa Smith said.

Cuspert joined IS in 2012 and went on to appear in numerous videos from the militant group, including one in November last year "in which he appears holding a severed head he claims belongs to a man executed for opposing ISIL," the State Department previously said.
A picture taken on June 20, 2005 shows German rapper Denis Cuspert, also known as Deso Dogg.

Karma's a bitch. Rot in Hell, mofo.

Now go forth and have a great day!


Randy said...

those first two, and then you made up for the dust with the last one.

Well Seasoned Fool said...


Old NFO said...

Love 'em all! :-)

CenTexTim said...

Randy - always leave 'em laughing!

WSF/NFO - thanks