Saturday, November 28, 2009

Doggie Paddle to Safety

I think we'd all like to think we could be heroic in an emergency situation, but if you were stranded in a boat miles from land would you risk your own life for some puppies?

This girl did!

Laura Hughes was sailing near the Greek island of Rhodes when her boat's engine stopped working. She was with her friend John Cochrane, her two dogs and nine newborn puppies.

An experienced sailor, she took the puppies in a basket and swam over 100 meters to shore, saving every one!

Via Neatorama and Telegraph

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Good Doggy Makes It Home

On a mission in Afghanistan, a black labrador "Sabi" was being employed by some Australian soldiers when they encountered a battle situation.

In the scuffle nine soldiers were wounded, and the the dog was nowhere to be found.
After months of searching they officially declared the dog Missing In Action.

You can never count a good dog out though, and over a year later Sabi turned up at a remote base!

More info at Neatorama, and BBC News

Three Year Old Saved by a Stranger

Last week a man and his young child were getting off the train.
The child exited, but the door quickly closed on the father before he could get out with his son!

A nearby woman watched in horror as the subway train sped away leaving the child on the platform.

This wonderfully kind hearted stranger sat and stayed with the young boy until his father returned.

After hugs and tears the father is reunited, thanks to this Good Samaritan.

Video from BuzzFeed, more details from Katu.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kids & Strangers

It's amazing the mental pictures that kids come up with for things that parents have tried to explain to them.

From BuzzFeed we have an old PSA featuring some young kids talking about what they think a stranger looks like, and how to be safe.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Best Marriage Proposal Ever!

From Neatorama today, we have a story of a guy who proposes to his girlfriend.

For this extravagant feat, he went and had a custom movie made with a proposal at the end.

Then he rented out a movie theater, filled it with friends and family, and brought her in there for the surprise.

Just watch!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dogs & Soldiers

We all love dogs right? At least most of us do!

And we all support the troops, right?
Especially on and around Veteran's Day.

Well it's a little known fact that dogs love soldiers too.

Mental Floss has compiled a list of videos of soldiers coming home and being greeted by their puppies.

Click Here to watch all the videos at Mental Floss

Below is a preview of one of them:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Retirement Wedding Party

After her groom backed out on her wedding, Teane Harris was unable to get her money back for the reception.

So instead she turned it into a party for the localy retirement community, how sweet is that?

Jilted Bride Turns Wedding Into Party

"It made me feel good," Harris says. "We didn't want anything to go to waste."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Alex's Lemonade Stand

A young girl named Alex was diagnosed with cancer at age 1. Doctor's doubted she would ever walk. By age 2 she was walking with leg braces.

On her 4th birthday, she told her parents she wanted to start a lemonade stand to raise money to help fight the cancer. In the first year of her lemonade stand she raised $2,000, and she continued to run a lemonade stand for charity every year.

Sadly she passed away at age 8, but not before she raised over 1 million dollars for charity!

Her family is continuing her vision through a charity founded in her name, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Friday, November 6, 2009

10 Year Old Girl - Surprised on Halloween

This one is the sappy story of a young girl who was at school one day, thinking her Daddy was still off in Iraq.

Surprise!

You can just see from the tears in her eyes how much she truly loves him and missed him.


Tricked On Halloween

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Notes Left Behind

Ready for a good cry? Here's one for ya...

A six year old girl named Elena was diagnosed with brain cancer... she passed on in less than a year.

After she was gone, her parents began to find little love notes that she had hidden throughout the house. "I love you Mom & Dad" or a page full of little hearts.

I'm getting teary eyed just typing up this blog!

They are selling the book about her story and the notes, and the profits are going to charity to help fight the cancer that Elena died from:

www.notesleftbehind.com