Feel Good Friday

By leenaibrahim 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!

This is our feel-good story of the day:

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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On Tuesday (3/30) 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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