Feel Good Friday

By Admin on March 10, 2021

With all the negativity in the world right now, we want to bring you some good vibes as you’re heading into the weekend. So, we’re making every Friday a Feel Good Friday. Tune into MIX 96 on your radio and check out our social media pages (@mix96sac), where we’ll be sharing stories that will make you feel good, every Friday!

Its Feel Good Friday!

An animal shelter in Pennsylvania went viral after posting the most adorable pictures of each pup getting a McDonald’s double cheeseburger as a special treat. The burgers were donated by a previous adopter. One of the animal care technicians said, “It’s nice to be able to give them a special treat every now and then. It makes the animals happy, which makes us happy.” (Here are the photos.)

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When Jamil Jan Kochai moved to Sacramento as a kid he didn’t speak English. But his second-grade teacher would stay after school every day to give 7-year-old Jamil one-on-one help. She was able to teach him to read and write in a single year. And for two decades, he’s been trying to track her down to say thanks. He knew her name was Mrs. Lung, but didn’t know her first name. So he wrote an article about it for LitHub.com, which her husband happened to see. So they finally connected over the phone but couldn’t get together because of the pandemic lockdown. They finally just met up in person last month though. Once Jamil learned to write, he fell in love with it, and now he’s a published AUTHOR. After his most recent book The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories came out in July Mrs. Lung showed up at his book signing to surprise him. (Here’s a photo.)

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With the anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, remember this guy from last year? 63-year-old Paul Veneto is a former flight attendant who was supposed to be on one of the planes on 9/11, but his schedule got changed. So now he pays tribute to his friends who lost their lives that day. For the 21st anniversary this Sunday, he’s raising money for charity by spending three days pushing an airline beverage cart more than 25 miles from Dulles Airport to the Pentagon in D.C. He did the same thing for the 20th anniversary last year, but it was even longer. He spent 20 days pushing a cart 220 miles from Boston to New York.

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A man in the U.K. organized a replay of a school soccer match after 50 YEARS, because he felt guilty about CHEATING to help his team win. Graeme Jones fessed up that he shoved a goalkeeper who had the ball in his hands, “ten yards” over the goal line to earn a draw in 1972. He spent nearly 2 years tracking down every single player from that game and organizing the replay. This time his team lost. Jones said he could finally put “his demons to bed.”

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Here’s more proof that your dog really does love you: A new study in Japan found that dogs’ eyes well up with TEARS OF JOY when they’re reunited with their owners. They used a test to measure how watery 18 different dogs’ eyes were before and after they saw their owners. The owners had been away for a full seven hours. As soon as they saw them, their tear production increased by 10%. And it ONLY happened with their owners. It didn’t happen with other people the dogs knew. The researchers think that seeing us causes our dogs to produce more of the “love hormone” oxytocin, and that’s what makes them cry. So it’s more proof that your dog really does love you.

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Yesterday, 12-year-old Josiah Porter helped advance his team to the finals in the Little League World Series with a grand slam! What makes this special is…Josiah is blind in his right eye after an incident just before his seventh birthday where he accidentally cut his eyeball on a parked vehicle. Brandon Porter told ESPN that his son had a total of five surgeries on his eye, two of which were retinal reattachment procedures. Brandon Porter credited Josiah’s faith for his strength in reaction to the injury and its impact. You can see his grand slam here Congrats Josiah and good luck in the rest of the series!

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A woman in Maryland hit the lottery using numbers she got from a dream, but not her own dream. She’s used numbers from her dreams before, but never had any luck. So this time, she used numbers from a dream her SISTER had . . . 2-3-8-1-5 . . . and her 50-cent ticket hit for $25,000. The 68-year-old woman says she’s putting her windfall towards her bills.

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2022 is the “Year of the Tiger” and Nepal has some roaring-good news, reporting that their wild tiger population is 40 percent higher compared to data from just 2015!
In fact, Nepal has nearly tripled the number of tigers in the wild, according to results of the National Tiger and Prey Survey released recently.
The historic 190 percent increase since 2009 is a result of the protection of key tiger habitats and corridors, partnership with local communities, and cracking down on poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

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Ryan Reynolds has been wearing his kids’ adorable handmade jewelry all summer. The actor and notable girl dad has been wearing three bracelets that are pretty obviously handmade. One says DAD, while the other two consist of a rainbow of beads, all tied with string. Paired with his Apple Watch, the overall look is completely charming. The bracelets even made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. So, to all the parents who have proudly worn pasta necklaces, buttons on strings, and other very special accessories just because we love our kids, this is for you. 

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“Grate” news for cheese lovers! One particular type of cheese is actually GOOD for your health. Researchers had a group of women eat Jarlsberg cheese for 6 weeks and found that it helped strengthen bones & teeth. They saw evidence that indicates it could lower cholesterol, as well as fight off metabolic diseases, such as diabetes… Although they do clarify that more research is needed. Where can I sign up to be a test subject?!

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A local patient at Shriners Children’s Hospital was just awarded the Baskin-Robbins Pint-Sized Hero Award. Baskin-Robbins’ Joy in Childhood Foundation says that the award is given to children who inspire others and bring joy despite facing challenges and battling illness. A $31,000 grant to Shriners Children Northern California was presented to support its Care Management program. And Michael, the “Pint-Sized Hero” gets a year’s worth of free ice cream. You can see Michael receive his reward here

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The FCC is FINALLY cracking down on those annoying auto-warranty robocalls, which are often scams.  That said, the people behind these calls have purchased access to hundreds of thousands of phone numbers, so it won’t be easy shutting it down. Your best bet is still to register with the Do Not Call list and to manually block spam numbers after each call

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A “holy grail” blood test that can diagnose any type of cancer years before symptoms appear could be on the horizon. Scientists from UC Santa Cruz have discovered a protein released in the early stages of the disease, when tumors are most curable. The breakthrough offers hope of a simple screening program for at-risk individuals, such as older or genetically susceptible people. It would work by looking for chemical changes in fragments of genetic code that leak from tumors into the bloodstream.

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Cats are known for getting themselves stuck in strange places and needing help to get out…but an ATM machine? No one knows how the tiny grey kitten got inside the ATM machine in Ft Smith, Arkansas, but someone heard the mews when they tried to get cash out of the machine. Firefighters were called and they finally got the kitty out.
“This is actually my first experience with a cat getting stuck in an ATM,” says vet tech Ashley Deane. “You know, I never thought that somebody would be able to go up and make a withdrawal and get a cat out instead of some cash, so now we have both.” After a week or so, the kitten has made a full recovery, and is getting up to a healthy weight before he can receive his vaccinations and socialize with other kittens on his way to a foster home. His new name….Cash! <3

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A guy in England was on his way to a dog show when he found a lost pup on the side of the road. He picked it up . . . entered it into the contest . . . and it took third in the “Rescue Dog” category. He was able to track down the owners later and got the dog back to home. Her name is Bonnie, and she’s a five-year-old beagle-mix. Check out how proud she is with her 3rd place ribbon HERE.

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Over 24,000 illegally dumped tires have found a new life….as a 2.5-mile walking and biking trail in a Tennessee State Park! The tires had been illegally dumped in the area around T.O. Fuller State Park and were gathered and cleaned by 450 volunteers and local contractors, then transformed into crumbs that were used in constructing the new trail. It is one of the longest rubber-bearing trails in the U.S. Ecowatch reports that other states, including California, are utilizing waste tires this way.

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Here’s a quick pick-me-up for you today. An animal shelter in Michigan decided to switch up their routine. To cheer up the dogs while they are waiting to be adopted they treated the pups to “Chicken Nugget Day”. Every dog got a nugget, and they recorded the reaction of each one to help boost adoptions. You can see the heartwarming video HERE.

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A mom recently shared an amazing story of how late pop star George Michael secretly paid for her to have IVF, resulting in her giving birth to her “miracle baby.” George Michael saw a man on “Deal or No Deal” who was trying to raise money for in vitro fertilization. After enduring nine rounds of IVF the man and his wife had exhausted their savings trying to get pregnant. So he sent an anonymous donation. The couple eventually conceived, but by the time they found out George was the donor, he had already died. Their son Seth will be five this September.

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Here’s a good reason to get outside and soak up the sun this weekend…it could lower your risk of stroke and dementia someday. A research team from the University of South Australia looked at nearly 300,000 people from the UK Biobank examining the impact of low levels of vitamin D and the risk of dementia and stroke. They said that as much as 17 percent of dementia cases might be prevented by increasing everyone to normal levels of vitamin D. Your body makes vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, so you can increase your D levels just by being outside. We’ve got plenty of sunshine here in Sacramento, so take advantage of it and help your body help YOU live longer and healthier!

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A grateful Burger King employee at the Las Vegas airport showed off the lame gift bag he got after 27 years on the job without missing a day. It included things like a lanyard, some pens, and two rolls of Lifesavers. And even though HE was grateful, people online thought he deserved more. So someone started a GoFundMe for him. Even comedian David Spade donated $5,000! Additionally, Spade sent a sweet direct message via Instagram that read: ‘Keep up the good work. 27 years.’ Last we checked, people had donated over $146,000.

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A fifth grader in Massachusetts named Xavier went to his State Representative, Orlando Ramos with a concern: There was no lettuce on the tacos that were served at his school. Ramos contacted the food provider and signed new legislation that from now on lettuce will be included on the menu for taco day! Rep Ramos says, “I hope this serves as a message to all young people in the city that their voices are important, and they are heard when they speak up, and we’re here to listen.”

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This story comes from Salt Lake City. A teenager was able to save his family’s struggling restaurant with his TikTok post. Carlos saw how stressed his father became when business at Nico’s Mexican Restaurant dried up after the pandemic. Carlos posted a TikTok showing his dad’s stress and disappointment. Since the video went up they went from maybe 10 customers a day to hundreds. They’ve never been busier. Don’t you love it when the internet is used for good?

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The owner of a gas station in Phoenix was in the news back in March after he lowered the price of gas to give people a break. He was selling it for 10 cents a gallon cheaper than he paid, so at a slight loss. And it turns out he never stopped. Now, he’s taking an even bigger loss. He’s currently selling it for 47 cents less than he pays. He says it’s worth it to give people in his community a little help.

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Rats could be the next big step in search and rescue. Rats fitted with tiny backpacks are being trained to help earthquake survivors. The backpacks are fitted with microphones, video gear, and location trackers to allow rescue teams to communicate with survivors. The agile and clever rodents take only about two weeks to train and earn tasty rewards for their hard work. 

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So cute! A real-life Timon & Pumbaa! This pig & chihuahua were rescued from a home in Arizona and it’s clear they are best pals…so, the Better Piggies Rescue decided to keep them and keep them together. Adorable!!! See them here!

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A Boston suburb is using some of its leftover stimulus money to help young people heading off to college.  The mayor gave a speech at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, and people expected him to announce the winner of a $1,000 scholarship.  But instead, he said EVERYONE won it.  All the students and parents in the auditorium went nuts.

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A Sacramento dad is giving credit to a homeless man for saving the lives of his daughter and her friends during last weekend’s tragic shooting downtown. Tom Orosco was on the phone with his daughter as he was on his way to pick them up downtown. All of the sudden, he heard shots outside his window and on the phone. Then, a parent’s worst nightmare…the phone died. Tom frantically searched downtown for his daughter and her friends, not knowing that they had been pulled to safety in an alcove by an unhoused man, named Tim. Tim had even sheilded them by plaing his own body between them and the chaos on the streets. “It’s a reminder that there’s good people out here,” Orosco said. “And he’s one of those good people.” Here’s a story that CBS 13 did about Tim and his bravery.

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A Chevy dealership in Fort Worth said they contacted a 16-year old who went viral when his Chevy pickup was spotted spinning on its side during a recent tornado in Texas. The tornado then flipped the truck on its wheels and he drove away! His truck was damaged so the dealership is giving him and his family a brand new Chevrolet Silverado. You can see the epic video HERE

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Women, children, and infants fleeing Ukraine are being greeting in Poland at Przemyśl Station by mountains of clothes, stuffed animals, strollers, diapers, and more after they step off the train. It started with one stroller….soon, more started showing up, left by caring strangers, who want to provide help and comfort in this stressful time. Donations of clothes, toys, diapers, and other necessities have been flooding in. ABC reports that the number of spare carriers and strollers from Polish mothers have been particularly inspiring, with many donators leaving handwritten notes behind, with words of support.

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A group of students at Westside Elementary School in Healdsburg are making people feel good EVERY day with their “PepToc Hotline”. When you call, you can get advice, a pep talk, or just random laughter from kids. After going live on Feb 26, the PepToc Hotline has gone viral, sometimes getting over 5000 calls a day! If you could use some words of encouragement or jus a good old fashioned pep talk, call the PepToc Hotline at 707-998-8410.

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All Sacramento police K-9 units are now wearing bulletproof vest thanks to a 6th grader in Ohio. Brady’s K-9 Fund donated all of the vest. The non-profit was started by in 2018 by Brady Snakovsky, who has made it his mission to make sure K-9 officers have protective vests like their human partners. The vests are made from the same Kevlar material as the body armor officers wear. Each vest is custom made and can cost up to $2,000.

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Are you ready for the Big Game this Sunday? Whether you want the Rams or the Bengals to win, here’s something to cheer about….the Halftime Show! For the first time in history, two of the halftime performers are deaf. Dr. Dre added deaf stars Warren “Wawa” Snipe and Sean Forbes to Sunday’s lineup that also includes Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.
Wawa and Forbes will use their hands, body and facial expressions to deliver unique renditions of the songs in American Sign Language as the superstars sing on stage in an inclusive and accessible show. Snipe is making a return engagement to the NFL’s annual showcase. He signed the national anthem and “America the Beautiful,” before last year’s game alongside Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church. Here’s a video of that performance!

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A woman in San Francisco told her husband he was getting “weird” and needed to make some friends.  So last month, he put up fliers in their neighborhood that said he’d be making free pancakes that Saturday.  And now he’s got lots of friends, because 75 people showed up.  He had to make around 125 pancakes to feed them all. When the community did show up, Kimball said that the “vibe was incredible,” describing it as “a mix of wonder and joy and people hungry to connect and laugh at this ridiculous event.”

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Every tattoo has a story and a Chicago dad, Matt Backe, has a great story behind his first one. It’s a tattoo of a scar….to match the one his 4-year-old daughter has from open heart surgery. He and his wife realized that as their daughter, Everly, grows, she may become self-conscious about her scar. They wanted her to know she is never alone. Matt says, “Some years down the road we’ll be at the beach or the pool or whatever and if she’s feeling shy or whatever the case may be, we’ll be buddies and we’ll go through it together,” <3 You can watch a story about the family below

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Delivery drivers have been the unsung heroes during this whole pandemic….and lately, Amazon drivers, in particular, have been stepping up to help out people they encounter while delivering packages. This driver in Indiana noticed an elderly woman having a hard time getting to her mailbox, so he stopped his deliveries to shovel her driveway for her! The world needs more people like this!

@allsn81 #amazon #nwindiana #faithinhumanityrestored ♬ original sound – Allison 😁

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A four-year-old boy in New Zealand recently called the cops, because he wanted to show them his cool toys.  So a cop, Constable Kurt, swung by his house . . . confirmed that his toys WERE indeed very cool . . . and had a chat with him about what 9-1-1 is for.  (Here’s the audio.)

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19-year-old cat named Gus got dropped off at a Humane Society in North Carolina last month. Even though he was in excellent healthy, they were pretty sure due to his age he would spend the rest of his life in the shelter. But then a family who was looking for an older cat called . . . because they needed a companion for their 101-year-old mother who had recently lost her cat companion.  The head of the shelter called it a “match made in Heaven.”

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There is an amazing man named Sway Garcia who will be running the California International Marathon (26.2 miles) BAREFOOT this year. He’s ditching his shoes to raise money to buy shoes for Sacramento’s homeless. He’s been practicing. He recently ran a half marathon without shoes and said it felt like he was running on hot coals by the end. You can help him by visiting shoesforsac.com and making a donation. The CIM is being held on Dec. 5, 2021.

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A fertility doctor in Irvine, California is going viral because of the way he delivers good news.  He calls each patient on the phone, and everyone in his office yells, “You’re PREGNANT!” Coastal Fertility Medical Center, located in Irvine, Calif., shared the touching footage on TikTok, which you can see HERE.

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 A woman recover from back surgery says “dad-jokes” helped her recovery.  Her doctor told her to go on walks every day, which was daunting at first.  But then she noticed a neighbor was posting dad jokes outside their house each morning to cheer people up.  Now she never skips a day, because she doesn’t want to miss the next joke.

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A guy in Reno got a note from his neighbor saying they wanted to talk about the music he’s been playing.  So he thought it was a noise complaint, but it was the opposite.  They wanted him to turn his music UP, so they could hear it better.

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A single mom in Oklahoma wanted to buy a stuffed toy manta ray, because her son asked for one for his fifth birthday.  She only had $2 in her bank account, so she grabbed a needle and thread and made one out of his old baby blanket, with buttons for eyes.  And she did a great job with it. She was so proud, she posted a photo on Reddit (Here’s a photo.) .  People asked if they could send her son MORE gifts . . . and he’s now gotten over 150 stuffed manta rays in the mail.  But he says the one his mom made is his favorite.  (There’s also aGoFundMethat’s raised thousands of dollars to help them out.)

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Maria Andrejczyk, a track-and-field star from Poland won a silver medal in javelin at the Olympics this year, and decided to auction it off to help a little boy she’s never even met. She heard about an eight-month-old in Poland who needed to travel to the U.S. for heart surgery.  She put her silver medal up for auction hoping to raise $190,000, and got MORE than that. But it doesn’t end there.  A company called Zabka owns a bunch of convenience stores in Poland won the auction.  After Maria announced the winner, they said they were happy to help . . . and told her to KEEP her silver medal. 

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Delta Airlines sent a 3-year-old girl named Delta a special care package to help here appreciate her name amid the surge of the COVID – 19 Delta variant. After her mother tweeted about it being particularly challenging for her daughter to be named Delta during this time, Delta Air Lines sent her an amazing care package to celebrate her name. “Our people saw this as an opportunity to send a message to little Deltas everywhere that the Delta name is amazing and no variant is going to change that,” the company tells PEOPLE. “We hope she knows how much we love her name and how special she should feel.”

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 A 14-year-old from Los Banos California named James Savage just became the youngest person to ever swim the entire length of Lake Tahoe . . . all 21.3 miles of it.  The trek which took 12 hours began at Camp Richardson and ended at Incline Village. He says he just loves the water.  He’s been swimming seven days a week since he was eight years old, but says pools are boring. When he was 8 he swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco.

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The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up, and a 62-year-old former flight attendant named Paul Veneto wants to honor the victims in his own special way. He knew a lot of the crew members on the plane that hit the South Tower. Starting August 21, 2021, he’s pushing an airline beverage cart 220 miles from Boston to New York. You can find out more and donate at PauliesPush.com.

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A group of nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri crocheted a bunch of gold medals and tiny “USA” outfits for babies born during the Olympics. The nurses crocheted little-bitty outfits inspired by swimming, weightlifting, tennis, gymnastics basketball and more. They were going to do it last year before the Games got postponed, and held onto the idea until they were rescheduled. You can see the cute pics HERE.

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A Homeless man rushed into a burning animal shelter, saving every single animal. Keith Waker risked his life when he rushed into W-Underdogs shelter in Atlanta as it burned, saving 10 cats and six dogs. “I’m not going to lie,” Walker told CNN. “I was really scared to go in there with all that smoke. But God put me there to save those animals.” Victoria Stilwell, a shelter’s advisory board said, “Even the firefighters didn’t want to handle the dogs. They called animal control, but Keith was already in the building pulling out the cats and dogs until they were all safe.”

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Heavenly Pizza in Ohio held an Employee Appreciation Day last week.  You read that correctly. Not a Customer Appreciation Day, but an Employee Appreciation Day. After a tough year, the owner of Heavenly Pizza wanted to show the workers his gratitude for sticky by him during the pandemic. And ALL of the money they brought in went to his workers.  They did $6,300 in sales, and got another $1,200 in tips.  So each worker ended up making $78 an hour that day.

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About 700 people live on a small island off the coast of Maine.  The high school’s graduating class was only 13 students this year, who were SUPPOSED to go on a big senior trip.  But they couldn’t because of the pandemic.  So instead, they decided to take the $8,000 they raised for it, and give it all to charity.

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Make A Wish granted a twelve-year-old Roseville boy his wish of his very own car wash!  Elias Mirador loves anything to do with water, and especially car washes; from the bubbles, to the lights to the fans at the end. It took four years for everything to come together, but it paid off. Elias, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, now has his very own Quick Quack Car wash in his backyard! Check out the pictures on his mom, Jonah Mirador’s Instagram HERE.

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Sports teams, Olympians, and astronauts have all been honored with a ticker tape parade. On July 7th New York City is throwing a ticker tape parade for COVID heroes., those who kept the city going during the height of the pandemic. Heath care workers, first responders, essential workers, educators, grocery workers, food delivery, transportation…you name it, everyone who kept the city running during the crisis will be riding on floats along the Canyon of  Heroes. What do you think, could we do something like this for Sacramento’s COVID heroes?

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After learning his dog needed a pricey procedure to treat a deadly parvo infection, 8-year-old Bryson Kliemann from Lebanon, Virginia decided to do anything he could to save the pup, including selling his prized Pokémon card collection. The treatment cost around $700, money the family didn’t have, so Bryson set up a table outside along with a large sign that read: Pokemon 4 Sale. As word began to spread, along with purchasing his cards for $5 and $10, people also began to leave donations. Bryson’s mother created A GoFundMe after being overwhelmed with messages of support. Initially they set out to raise $800, but Bryson has earned more than $15,000 through his fundraiser. Bruce, the pup, received his treatment and is now on the mend. The extra money is going to be used to help other families and animals. 

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After 853 days in the shelter, Rutabaga, a pit bull mix was finally adopted. As their longest resident, Ruti lived patiently in the shelter for years. After being featured on the East Alabama Humane Society’s Facebook page she finally got noticed. “She’s endured coming to us from animal control, raising her 9 pups in the shelter, being treated for heartworms. She’s more than ready to start her life in a loving home,” the shelter wrote. Her new owners say, “She came and fit right in. She’s just the sweetest thing. So full of personality, and just great.” Ruti has been fully welcomed into her forever family.

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A Mom and her 10-year-old daughter, Ruby, granted $1.2 million in scholarships to people with Down syndrome. When Ruby was 6 months old, her mom, Liz Plachta, made a goal to create a $2,000 scholarship to help someone with Down syndrome go to college and over the years, they ended up granting $1.2 million in scholarships. The nonprofit called Ruby’s Rainbow is currently accepting applications from people with Down syndrome of all ages.

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Before their prom last weekend, a group of East Nicolaus High School students chose to eat at Kobe Teppanyaki & Sushi in Lincoln. The 16 students were sat with another couple at their table . Throughout the dinner the teens talked to the couple about how they were on their way to prom. When the couple went to leave they told the kids, “we hope you have a great prom and by the way we paid for your meal, you’ve been through enough this year.” They have no idea who the couple was and they left before they could even say ‘thank you.” A mother of the group estimated the dinner probably cost around $450 to $500.

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H&M has a new program letting you rent a suit for free for job interviews! The program is geared to help you make anyone make “powerful first impression” at their interview. You can rent a men’s suit for up to 24 hours at no cost if you return it in a prepaid return bag to one of the store’s dry-cleaning partners. Originally started in the United Kingdom, the One/Second/Suit program is currently being tested here in the U.S. The program is being given a three month trial before they decide to move forward with a long-term plan. You can request a suit on the H&M website

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A devoted 79-year-old husband made a trip to a local beauty school for help learning how to do hair and makeup to help his wife who can no longer get ready by herself. The school paired the man with a student who taught him how to safely use a curling iron and also gave him tips on how to apply her mascara. Pulling pictures from his wallet, he passed around photos of his “beautiful” wife, sharing that her appearance has always been something she has taken pride in and since it’s important to her it’s important to him. That’s what real love looks like.

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On Earth Day, Sacramento-based band, CAKE launched a movement to restore forests along the west coast impacted by last year’s forest fires. The band is partnering with non-profit One Tree Planted to plant 48,000 trees across the scorched areas.  Hailing from the City of Trees, “the band has been giving away trees at concerts for, I don’t know, maybe five or 10 years now,” John McCrea, guitarist and lead vocalist for CAKE, said. You can donate through this website. A tree will be planted for each dollar donated in one of three reforestation areas.  

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Shaquille O’Neal paid for young man’s engagement ring he was trying to buy for his girlfriend. Shaq was shopping at a Zales store in Atlanta, when he saw the guy putting the ring on layaway. He handed the salesperson his credit card and said he’d take care of it.  “I was like, ‘You know what? Tell your girlfriend I got it. I’ll take care of it,’” O’Neal said. “This is something that I do every day,” he said. “I’m into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house I try to do a good deed.”

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John Cena helped an 8 year old boy save his baby sister’s life! Little Leila Dempsey started choking on a chicken nugget while her dad was driving the family car. Her brother, Jaxon, remembered seeing John Cena perform CPR on an episode of “The Substitute”, a Nickelodeon prank series where celebrities pretend to be substitute teachers. Turns out….Jaxon has an excellent memory. He performed the Heimlich manuever and saved his sister’s life!

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Dick Van Dyke was spotted in Malibu handing out money to jobless individuals at a local non-profit. While running errands, Van Dyke stopped at an ATM before visiting the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, an organization that helps out-of-work people find local jobs. That’s when the 95-year-old actor began to hand out stacks of cash to the people waiting in line. It’s unknown how much money he gave out to those left unemployed by the pandemic. The man is a national treasure.

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A 14 year old boy in NJ saw news coverage of Hurricane Harvey and how many displaced pets were being moved to a shelter near his home. He wanted to do something to help so, he did what he does best…..sew bow ties!! He wanted to help dogs & cats stand out and look their best, so he made them custom bow ties. Each one takes 15 minutes to make and so far, Darius Brown has sewn over 1000 of them. He even gave one of his ties to President Biden’s dog, Major, who wore to the Inauguration in January. If you want to see Darius’ work, as well as the pets he is helping to find homes, check out his Instagram. @Sirdariusbrown 

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During the pandemic, medical supplies dropped so low that it became a nationwide crisis. You may have heard that several TV medical dramas like The Resident, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam and The Good Doctor donated boxes of the production’s “prop supplies” like masks, gloves, and gowns to area hospitals. Even though there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, hospitals are still a dire need.  In the latest gestures Pose, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. all made the donations. Those TV medical dramas are helping save real lives.

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A woman in Wake Forest, NC recently celebrated her 100th birthday by doing something she hasn’t been able to do in over a year….HUG HER FAMILY!  She hadn’t even seen them since before the pandemic started. Last year, Irma Prevette got COVID-19 and beat it. She is now fully vaccinated. She said that seeing her family again, finally, brought her to tears. As far as her secret to a long life? Her family says she’s tough, has a great sense of humor, loves crossword puzzles and bingo, and tries to eat well.

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Members of the Reddit group that started the GameStop stock surge are using the cash from their investments to help protect endangered gorillas. After one Reddit user shared with the group that they used the extra money they made from their GameStop investments to benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, other members followed. In one weekend the organization received more than $265,000 in donations, and within six days Reddit investors symbolically adopted 3,500 wild gorillas. See what the President and CEO of the fund has to say about the support HEREAwesome work guys!

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If you need a feel good moment during the chaotic week, meet Sonya Karimi. Sonya has three elderly rescue pugs named George, Bodhi, and Sam who started struggle getting up and down the staircase. So, she built a custom stairlift to fix the problem! She calls it the “Doggie-vator”. One by one, each pug can ride the “Doggie-vator” up and down the stairs on take a custom made wooden ramp. The pugs like their tiny elevator so much that now, they sit and wait for their owner to push a button so they can ride up and down the stairs just for fun. You can see the adorable video HERE!

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Before COVID, we took the most simple things for granted, like a hug. People around the world haven’t been able to see or embrace loved ones since early last year and it’s been really hard on everyone, including this grandmother from New York. After finishing her COVID vaccines, she received a doctor’s note giving her permission to hug her granddaughter for the first time in a year, and it was caught on tape. Grab your tissues and see the heart warming video and doctor’s note HERE!

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