I must admit that recently I found that my faith humanity has been slightly shaken. It seems as though everyday I read another devastating headline about ridiculous presidential elections, about shootings, about hatred and about violence. I find myself wondering and asking myself (and also inadvertently quoting The Black Eye Peas) “where is the love”? So I thought I would take a minute to shed some light on a few news stories that didn’t exactly make headlines this summer, but did help me salvage my faith in humanity.
May 9th 2016: Officer Comforts Crying Toddler In Emergency Room -Metropolitan police officer James Hurst comforted a crying toddler until the child fell asleep in his arms after responding to a call of a toddler walking in the street in Savannah, Georgia.
May 31st 2016: Teacher Writes Personalized Messages On Each Student’s Desk To Motivate Them Before Tests- To motivate her 5th grade students, Mrs. Langford at Evergreen Avenue in Woodbury, New Jersey wrote inspirational, growth-mindset messages for every one of her students in dry erase markers on their desks.
June 8, 2016: Lowe’s Hires a Man Who Requires A service Dog, Makes a Custom Vest For The Dog – A Canadian Lowe’s store recently hired a man who was having difficulty finding a job because of brain injury and a support dog. Lowe’s Canada took to social media to announce that it had brought on staff an inseparable pair, and had even made a custom vest for the dog.
June 13th, 2016: 9-Year-Old Raises $500 Through Lemonade Stand to Help Raise Money for Her Brothers Heart Surgery – A 9-year-old girl in Hobbs, New Mexico has raised more than $500 for her little brother who needs heart surgery in Houston this July.Addison Witulski’s grandmother and guardian, Kim Allred, said Addison probably overheard a conversation between family members talking about the funds needed to get her little brother Kaden Witulski to treatment. She then decided to open a lemonade stand to help raise money for her brother’s surgery.
June 24th: Dad Gets A Tattoo Of His Sons Scar To Boost His Confidence – In March 2015, Gabriel Marshall was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare — and malignant — brain tumor. At that time, Gabriel was just 6 years old. The golf ball-sized tumor was successfully removed from his brain, Gabriel has been out of treatment for nearly nine months, and recent scans show he is now stable, but he has remained self-conscious about his scar. In order to boost his self-confidence, Gabriel’s father, Josh Marshall, decided to get a tattoo exactly like his son’s scar.
These are just some of the amazing stories that took place this summer. I encourage everyone to remember that there are real hero’s in this world, that there is lots of love and goodness, and to remember to be kind always,
Jessica is just your average 20-something girl who graduated in Communications at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She loves Netflix, fro-yo, and Lauren Conrad. Jessica believes that everything happens for a reason and she hopes to one day own a Direwolf.