People Doing Good Things

DonDeeHippy

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dam i'll stop and run back for a baby bird or a Turtle (after big rains the seam to want to cross road....verrrry slowly)…

no taking away from the driver though.... good news :) :purple
 

johnsmith

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DonDeeHippy said:
dam i'll stop and run back for a baby bird or a Turtle (after big rains the seam to want to cross road....verrrry slowly)…

no taking away from the driver though.... good news :) :purple

If I'm totally honest, I'm not so sure I would have stopped. I would have assumed her mum was somewhere nearby, even if I couldn't see her in the few seconds it took me to drive along, and kept driving.
 

Texan

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johnsmith said:
DonDeeHippy said:
dam i'll stop and run back for a baby bird or a Turtle (after big rains the seam to want to cross road....verrrry slowly)…

no taking away from the driver though.... good news :) :purple

If I'm totally honest, I'm not so sure I would have stopped. I would have assumed her mum was somewhere nearby, even if I couldn't see her in the few seconds it took me to drive along, and kept driving.
The toddler was walking down the sidewalk of a city street in near freezing temperatures with no shoes. There wasn’t an adult for 50 meters. A car could have ran him over also. Someone caught it all on video.
 

Dax

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I certainly would have stopped, made sure I contacted the authorities at the same time, being a bloke you never know what some brain dead female would accuse you of when just helping a little kid.

Can understand those who wouldn't stop, no accounting for the mind of self centred morons.
 

SethBullock

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Gen. Colin Powell (Ret) wrote ...

Yesterday was a reassuring day for me. I was on my way to Walter Reed Military Hospital for an exam. As I drove along Interstate 495 my left front tire blew out. I am a car guy and knew I could change it but it was cold outside and the lug bolts were very tight. I jacked the car up and got several of the bolts removed when a car suddenly pulled up in front of me. As the man got out of his car I could see that he had an artificial leg. He said he recognized me and wanted to help me. We chatted and I learned that he lost his leg in Afghanistan when he worked over there as a civilian employee. He grabbed the lug wrench and finished the job as I put the tools away. Then we both hurriedly headed off to appointments at Walter Reed. I hadn't gotten his name or address but he did ask for a “selfie”. And then he sent me the message below last night.

"Gen. Powell, I hope I never forget today because I’ll never forget reading your books. You were always an inspiration, a leader and statesman. After 33 years in the military you were the giant whose shoulders we stood upon to carry the torch to light the way and now it is tomorrow’s generation that must do the same. Anthony Maggert"

Thanks, Anthony. You touched my soul and reminded me about what this country is all about and why it is so great. Let's stop screaming at each other. Let's just take care of each other. You made my day.
 

SethBullock

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Police officer leaves pregnant waitress $100 tip along with 'lovely message' written on check

A police officer in New Jersey left a touching note for a waitress – along with a $100 tip – after learning she was pregnant with her first child, according to the server’s father.

Brian Cadigan, of Sewell, N.J., shared the sweet story on Facebook over the weekend, posting a picture of the officer’s receipt and praising him for his generous act.

“You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip,” Cadigan began his post. “Yes I am sure there are some bad apples, but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back [every day] and deal with it all over again.”

Cadigan then went on to praise the police, in general, for the things they do that “most people will never know about” before sharing the story of his daughter’s run-in with the officer who walked into the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township on Friday.

“My daughter is a waitress at a local diner, she is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can,” Cadigan wrote, explaining that the young woman attended to the lone, “pleasant” officer who came in alone for lunch.

When he was done, Cadigan said the officer signed the check and “left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket and the note simply said ‘Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.’”

“What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message,” he wrote. “I don't know you [Mr.] Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year.

“Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for Officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”

Cadigan has since confirmed to Fox News that the officer who left the tip would like to remain anonymous.

“We love our police officers, and they are always cast in a bad light, sometimes justifiably,” he told Fox News. “I'm just glad that people see that they are real live human beings behind the badge, and strive to do good.”


https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/police-officer-leaves-pregnant-waitress-100-tip-along-with-lovely-message-written-on-check
 

Lols

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I wanted to talk of this and I think this topic is the right place.
We went to a funeral yesterday, a friend, only 6 months age difference to us, had finally succumbed to MND (motor neurone disease).
Now I know this thread is about people doing good things, even after dying, so our friend that passed away, never complained once during his last 2 years as this awful disease took hold and deteriorated him over time.
He and his wife had previously lost a 23 yr old son in a plane crash, as he was overseas in Africa I think it was, building up the hours flying to be a commercial airline pilot.
The plane malfunctioned just after take off, crashed and burned, both the 23 yr old and another 40 yr old pilot died and were horifically burnt.
So there is that situation in our friends life to cope and adjust with their other 2 sons.
If that wasn’t bad enough to happen to one family, then along comes MND.
He noticed when he went to turn the key in the ignition, his arm had no strength.
So from there, it was all downhill until this week, and he is gone.

The one thing that was so amazing, such a beautiful message, to come from someone like him, his choosing, was when the pall bearers were carrying him out, the song “always look on the bright side of life” was played.

That is so admirable and will stay with me and will just sing that song when I feel the chips are down, as a tonic.
Will always remember our friend and his ability to cope.
Bless
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
I think Seth making this thread was a good thing: :beer

Welcome to Australia anytime, mate: you could even try Perth :Hi :Hi :Hi :Hi :Hi !!
 

jovialmo

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Yeah, don’t come to SA or your picked body in a barrel may be discovered in a bank vault.

Did happen to a few people, some predator wanted their social security checks.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
HBS Guy said:
Yeah, don’t come to SA or your picked body in a barrel may be discovered in a bank vault.

Did happen to a few people, some predator wanted their social security checks.
Nasty, but the Bernies came from WA so I suppose that makes us even :OMG :scare :scare :scare :scare :scare
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Lols said:
I wanted to talk of this and I think this topic is the right place.
We went to a funeral yesterday, a friend, only 6 months age difference to us, had finally succumbed to MND (motor neurone disease).
Now I know this thread is about people doing good things, even after dying, so our friend that passed away, never complained once during his last 2 years as this awful disease took hold and deteriorated him over time.
He and his wife had previously lost a 23 yr old son in a plane crash, as he was overseas in Africa I think it was, building up the hours flying to be a commercial airline pilot.
The plane malfunctioned just after take off, crashed and burned, both the 23 yr old and another 40 yr old pilot died and were horifically burnt.
So there is that situation in our friends life to cope and adjust with their other 2 sons.
If that wasn’t bad enough to happen to one family, then along comes MND.
He noticed when he went to turn the key in the ignition, his arm had no strength.
So from there, it was all downhill until this week, and he is gone.

The one thing that was so amazing, such a beautiful message, to come from someone like him, his choosing, was when the pall bearers were carrying him out, the song “always look on the bright side of life” was played.

That is so admirable and will stay with me and will just sing that song when I feel the chips are down, as a tonic.
Will always remember our friend and his ability to cope.
Bless
Sorry to hear of that. Perhaps it a lesson we all need to learn.
I have lost all my family to long-term degenerative diseases. Leukaemia , Lymphoma, Ganglio-neuroblastoma, Parkinson's Disease.
Dementia13. Oh and stroke. Seems blood cancers run in the family.

I've lost friends to murder, suicide … it is a big and dangerous world.


We all think that life is there to be seized. ( pls forgive the generalisation.. some do not )

AND as youths, LIFE offers us so much … but it is never safe. No guarantees.
When we are young we have no real concept of death, or dying, usually.. Not really.
Absences may not be noticed, as a young child.

Our brains aren't fully mature until around the age of 24.
 

SethBullock

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3 US Marines Subdue Unruly Passenger on Flight

https://www.foxnews.com/us/three-us-marines-subdue-disruptive-passenger-on-japan-to-texas-flight-report

Good job, Marines!
 

SethBullock

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Three fast-responding U.S. Marines are being credited with subduing a disruptive passenger Monday during a flight from Tokyo to Dallas.

The Marines were identified as Capt. Daniel Kult of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Sgt. John Dietrick of Mechanicsville, Va.; and Pfc. Alexander Meinhardt of Sparta, Wis.

Dietrick was first to notice the disturbance, WNCT-TV of Greenville, N.C., reported.

“While watching a movie during my flight from Japan to Texas, I started to hear screaming coming from the restroom on board,” Dietrick, an infantry assault section leader, told the station. “When I took off my headphones, I heard a man sounding very distraught and screaming from the bathroom.”

Dietrick and the two other Marines quickly took up positions outside the restroom as a flight attendant prepared to unlock the door. When it was opened, the Marines grabbed the passenger and applied flex ties to keep him restrained, the report said.

The Marines then secured the passenger in a seat and maintained watch over him until the flight could land at Los Angeles International Airport, where it had been diverted so the passenger could be taken for a mental evaluation.

“Great job by those Marines!” an airport police spokesperson told WNCT.

Afterward, Meinhardt and Kult also shared their accounts of what happened.

“I knew I had to step in when he became a danger to others and himself,” Meinhardt, a mortarman, told WNCT. “I didn’t think twice about helping restrain him through the rest of the flight.”

“We are well trained and it paid off today,” Kult, an infantry officer, told the station. “We just assessed the situation and acted. Working with the flight crew, we got the door open and from there worked together to subdue him. We didn’t take time to talk it over. We just got ready and did what we needed to help.”

The Marines are with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, according to WNCT.
 

DonDeeHippy

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SethBullock said:
Three fast-responding U.S. Marines are being credited with subduing a disruptive passenger Monday during a flight from Tokyo to Dallas.

The Marines were identified as Capt. Daniel Kult of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Sgt. John Dietrick of Mechanicsville, Va.; and Pfc. Alexander Meinhardt of Sparta, Wis.

Dietrick was first to notice the disturbance, WNCT-TV of Greenville, N.C., reported.

“While watching a movie during my flight from Japan to Texas, I started to hear screaming coming from the restroom on board,” Dietrick, an infantry assault section leader, told the station. “When I took off my headphones, I heard a man sounding very distraught and screaming from the bathroom.”

Dietrick and the two other Marines quickly took up positions outside the restroom as a flight attendant prepared to unlock the door. When it was opened, the Marines grabbed the passenger and applied flex ties to keep him restrained, the report said.

The Marines then secured the passenger in a seat and maintained watch over him until the flight could land at Los Angeles International Airport, where it had been diverted so the passenger could be taken for a mental evaluation.

“Great job by those Marines!” an airport police spokesperson told WNCT.

Afterward, Meinhardt and Kult also shared their accounts of what happened.

“I knew I had to step in when he became a danger to others and himself,” Meinhardt, a mortarman, told WNCT. “I didn’t think twice about helping restrain him through the rest of the flight.”

“We are well trained and it paid off today,” Kult, an infantry officer, told the station. “We just assessed the situation and acted. Working with the flight crew, we got the door open and from there worked together to subdue him. We didn’t take time to talk it over. We just got ready and did what we needed to help.”

The Marines are with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, according to WNCT.
I liked the marines from Tokyo , when I was in the air force they would do a yearly exercise with us, was the only fun we had each year as I was on a training base... They had a great sense of humour, the only other guests we had where the SAS and nice guys but always where a bit cautious of them, they all had crazy eyes (truth be know I was a smart ass and was scared they would bop me one)…
Based on the marines I meet I'd share a beer with any of them... These 3 just reinforce those feelings... :purple
 
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