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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:40 pm 
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With all the negative things that are going on in the world, it is easy to lose sight of all of the good things that people do, the compassion that individuals show each other, and the love that is at the heart of the human spirit. So I thought it would be worth having a thread to highlight examples of this, to balance out all the negativity.

Here's one to start:

Arab plumbers refuse to charge client after learning she’s a Holocaust survivor

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:31 am 
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Yes, I think we really need this! Thank you!

As my first contribution, I just want to link to a thread I posted previously: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4087

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:36 pm 
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From South Africa:

https://city-press.news24.com/Trending/ ... e-20191109

I couldn't quickly find an article that included the prelude, which was someone posting on twitter to make fun of the dude who proposed. That unkindness is what sparked the outpouring of support.

If every unkindness in this world could trigger an avalanche of good, it would help balance the world.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:22 pm 
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I read that entire Twitter thread yesterday and loved the snowballing of giving that resulted from that first dismissive, mocking tweet.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Here's a story to counteract all the discouraging press about greedy CEOs:

https://people.com/human-interest/dan-p ... yi45Qto9GA

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:05 am 
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This is more of a "bad thing almost happened but didn't", but I'll take it.

South Dakota Governor Caves on Attempted Efforts to Silence Pipeline Protesters

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Bar offers free hamburger and fries to people who leave their cars overnight, rather than driving drunk!

https://trendings.net/this-bar-leaves-n ... AYJxV_3QZk

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:33 pm 
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Sunsilver wrote:
Bar offers free hamburger and fries to people who leave their cars overnight, rather than driving drunk!

https://trendings.net/this-bar-leaves-n ... AYJxV_3QZk


Just saw this today and was coming here to post! Ya beat me!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Grandmother to celebrate 4th Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited to dinner

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I'm not sure what's cuter about the update to that story, that this year she's coming along as his guest or that there's a picture in the article from September when he and his girlfriend were paying her a visit.

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So “The Late Late Show” is an Irish chat show that’s been running for decades, but the last show in November has become something of an institution, with practically every Irish person at h9mw and abroad tuning in to watch the kids, the toys and the feelgood factor. Here’s a couple of moments from last nights show.


https://www.her.ie/entertainment/6-of-t ... how-490953

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I was just coming in to post this same story. :love:

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Kudos to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario! I can't imagine anything worse that being a kid stuck in hospital over Christmas!


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Oh, this is SO nice!!

Public transit system honors Rosa Parks with open seat on every bus. (At the FRONT of the bus, need I add? :D )

https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/12/publ ... FBffnHQMX0

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Sunsilver wrote:
Oh, this is SO nice!!

Public transit system honors Rosa Parks with open seat on every bus. (At the FRONT of the bus, need I add? :D )

https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/12/publ ... FBffnHQMX0


I saw this is our news. :) :love:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Speaking of lovely bittersweet stories from public transit.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1204 ... 29058.html

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