• Homeless Man’s Good Deed Challenges Others To Be Kind

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    By KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah

    OGDEN, Utah — A photo of a homeless man changing a woman’s tire in Ogden is capturing the attention of many on Facebook this week, and in the process is helping to send a message.

    Jessie Jean’s on Historic 25th posted the photo on Monday of the good deed being performed just outside the cafe. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

    “I just wanted them to put a face to who they are judging,” said Anna Davidson, who co-owns Jessie Jean’s with her husband Ron. “Like, ‘Hey, here you go, that’s one of those folks you want us to hide away somewhere where we can’t see them.'” Chuck, the man in the photo who…

  • Look To The Ocean For Climate Change Solutions

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    From CNN Opinion article by Erna Solberg, the prime minister of Norway and Tommy Remengesau Jr., the president of Palau.

    Humanity is exacting a terrible toll on the ocean. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate later this week. Its overarching message will be that global warming, combined with the negative impacts of numerous other human activities, is devastating our ocean, with alarming declines in fish stocks, the death of our reefs, and sea level rise that could displace hundreds of millions of people. But there is a glimmer of hope — there is now overwhelming scientific evidence that the ocean can be a potent…

  • New Oregon law mandates cage-free eggs by 2024

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    Well this is positive news for chickens and humans too.

    From the Oregonian/Oregon Live by Douglas Perry

    Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Monday requiring cage-free eggs in Oregon.

    The law mandates that commercial farms with 3,000 or more chickens give their birds room to move around and stretch their wings. By 2024, all eggs produced or sold in the state must come from cage-free hens. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

    The Humane Society of the United States called the new law a “monumental win for hens confined in tiny cages in the egg industry.”

    Oregon joins a handful of other states that have passed similar laws,…

  • Stranded Family is Rescued Thanks to Dad Sending Creative SOS Message Down River

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    Message In A Bottle.

    From the Good News Network by Mckinley Corbley

    Even though it sounds suspiciously like a song by The Police, this family was rescued from a dire situation thanks to an SOS note that was literally launched as a message in a bottle. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

    Back in June, Curtis Whitson, his girlfriend, and his 14-year-old son had embarked on a 4-day camping voyage so they could experience the beautiful scenery of the Arroyo Seco River in central California. On the third day, however, their family vacation turned into a nerve-wracking ordeal.

    The three hikers had just made their way down a narrow gorge when they suddenly found themselves atop a 40-foot waterfall. When…

  • When Fire Leaves 500 Muslims Without Place of Worship, Synagogue Opens Their Doors

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    So nice to see positive stories like this and there are more if we just look for them. Enjoy this one.

    From the Good News Network by McKinley Corbley

    When their religious neighbors found themselves without a place of worship due to a fire last week, their Jewish counterparts did not hesitate to open their doors. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

    Hundreds of Muslims were welcomed into a New York City synagogue after a fire destroyed part of their Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan mosque.

    The Jewish representatives of the Central Synagogue said that over 500 Muslims were welcomed to their Lindenbaum Pavilion location so they could safely use the space for their afternoon prayer.

  • UCLA Is Launching The World’s First Research Institute On The Science Of Kindness

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    This is a positive development and is a great piece to send us into the weekend. Have a great weekend and be kind out there in #backyardbend.

    From The Good News Network

    Previous research has already shown that kindness can positively affect our biology, general health, and even our longevity.

    There are countless other ways that different compassionate acts and lifestyle changes can affect one person, let alone society—and that is why the University of California in Los Angeles has just announced that they will be launching the world’s first interdisciplinary research institute on kindness. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.

    Thanks to a $20 million gift from The Bedari Foundation, the newly-established UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute will support world-class…

  • A Passion To Save Gorillas Makes One 11-Year-Old A ‘Hero’

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    Kids are in the news with stories of their passion and action to bring awareness to climate change, social issues and protecting animals. Greta Thunberg’s action and recent speech at the U.N. is an example.  These are inspiring stories and yet it seems odd that children are having to take on such large issues. Nevertheless, we are inspired by their truth and dedication to making the world a better place.

    From the Washington Post by Dara Elasfar

    When Meredith Bastian was 8 years old, she went to the National Zoo to get help with a school project. She interviewed the curator of primates at the time and asked her about wild gorillas. Fast-forward 34 years, and Bastian is the curator…

  • Cyclists Rescue Deer Trapped in Floodwaters

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    When a group of bicyclists noticed a deer struggling, they stopped to help. The deer had become trapped in the flooded remains of a building outside the city of Huesca, Spain. Video showed the deer fighting in the muddy waters, trying to find a way out.

    The cyclists banded together and grabbed the animal by its antlers to pull it from the building’s ruins. The deer scrambled over the edge and then ran for the woods after being freed. See the video HERE.

  • Homeless Woman Surprised With Bike After Hers Was Stolen

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    From MSN News by JOHANNA LI

    A homeless woman was moved to tears by a police officer who gifted her a bike when hers was stolen. Read the full article and see the video HERE.

    “I was really happy because I’m trying so hard because everything was falling apart,” Jessica Madras said, in a video taken by the Sarasota Police Department in Florida. “For once, something good happened.

    Several nights ago, Madras found her bike had disappeared while she was at work.

    “I noticed my bike was missing, I thought my husband had took it at first,” she recalled. “Then realized a customer walked out of the store and took my bicycle.”

  • Flight Attendant Writes Kind Note to Deaf Teen Passenger Flying Alone for 1st Time

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    From MSN News by Deborah Hastings

    Ashley Ober is 16 and deaf. She was more than a little anxious about flying alone for the first time. But, she told her mom, she wanted to be independent. Read the full article HERE.

    So she got on a plane in Baltimore, headed for Rochester, New York. As her mom waited nervously outside the terminal to receive word that all was OK, Ashley sent her a text.

    “The attendant handed her this note on the plane!” Loretta Ober wrote on Twitter. “Delta makes it amazing!”Ashley landed in Rochester without incident, but she is still carrying the note from the flight attendant named Janna.

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