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Tom288
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition

I just Google keywords like positive, kind, good deed, "faith in humanity," stuff like that and go through the articles or the image section.
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Byron Bojangles III
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
now I have to explain to my boss why I'm crying. thanks a-hole.


CottonWasKing
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
I think we all tend to forget just how great people can be at times.

Thanks for the reminder,Tom.


Tom288
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
I've got a shitload of tabs open still...but I'm pacing myself. Normally I doubt that would be a problem, but when you're dealing with OT peeps it's probably possible for them to get burned out on "good feelings."

But here are a few more:

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Panda clings to police officer after being scared by earthquake.
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No description...doesn't really need one.
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Nine-year-old Cody McCasland has more than 20 artificial legs so he can take part in all sports and beat his able-bodied friends - despite having his own amputated. The determined boy, who dreams of winning a Paralympic gold, has running, walking and sitting down legs so he can get around - and win at every event. Cody was born without any tibia or knee bones, and had to have the bottom half of his legs amputated as a toddler.
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Prosthetic leg allows elephant to walk.
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Elephants mourn passing of a human friend. This man is Lawrence Anthony, known as the "The Elephant Whisperer". He saved the lives of many wild elephant herds that were deemed violent. In 1999 he stayed w/ them day & night, talking to them & feeding them. He passed away on March 2nd of a heart attack. After his passing a group of elephants traveled over 12 hours to visit his home. They hadn't been to see him in over 18 months. They stayed around for a 2 day vigil before going back into the bush.
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Australian woman spends three hours keeping her horse's head above water after becoming trapped in something like quicksand with the tide coming in. Fortunately nothing Never Ending Storyesque happened and the horse was rescued.
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Walrus' reaction after getting a birthday cake made out of fish.
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Tigerntx
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
Thanks 288 - best post this year


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Pumpkins
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
That guy is awesome for making that Walrus a fish birthday cake



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40 Rouge
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
I shouldn't have read this at work. I've had to take many deep breaths to compose myself.

Really, really, great stuff.


GaryMyMan
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The little Marine just killed me.


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Tom288
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
Four-year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn't want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much so, that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn't let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.
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A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father.
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The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son wouldn't feel "different."
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Darth_Vader
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
The ones about the kids always get me. Three that really stand out to me are

The parents with their little one in the final moments - A a parent myself I just have no words for that.

The football team that adopted the girl. I think the true measure of a person is how they treat those who society see as being less than them.

The father who literally carries his disabled girl through a triathlon. That really shows the power of the love of a father for his little one.

Now, I need to go wipe my face off.


Tom288
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
For some reason the Japanese medical staff bowing to the dying girl really gets me.


Darth_Vader
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
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For some reason the Japanese medical staff bowing to the dying girl really gets me.


Yeah. When it comes to kids, I'm a big softy. Stuff like this that deals with little ones just kill me.

I've only known one couple who lost a child. They adopted this baby boy who was severely deformed and disabled. The mother was a drug addict, that's really all I ever knew about her. Not sure what all health issues the child had but I do remember his head and face were severely deformed due to the umbilical cord beign wrapped around his head during development in the womb.

When they brought him home, he was about 9 or 10 months old if I remember right. The poor child could not even sit up due to the size of his head. As for his face, it would shock the average person. One eye faces forward while the other was almost on the top of his head. He had no real nose, just to widely spaced nostrils and a hair lip that went to one of them. A lot of people would probably have said it would have been better had the child been aborted.

He lived for almost 4 yrs. He never developed speech but was not a vegetable or anything. He could express emotions and loved to be played with. Every time his adopted mom would hold him he'd get this really big grin that would melt your heart. His life was short but he did at least get the chance to know a loving home with a loving family.

I've talked to the dad about it and he told me they knew the child would not live long but also knew that no child should have to go through life without being loved. They knew that they would love him and losing him would be a painful scar they'd carry the rest of their lives. They still decided to go through with it. I can't put words to what that says about them.
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
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Every time his adopted mom would hold him he'd get this really big grin that would melt your heart. His life was short but he did at least get the chance to know a loving home with a loving family.

I've talked to the dad about it and he told me they knew the child would not live long but also knew that no child should have to go through life without being loved. They knew that they would love him and losing him would be a painful scar they'd carry the rest of their lives. They still decided to go through with it. I can't put words to what that says about them.


No child should be without love. What a great couple you describe. We should all aspire to be that kind of people.


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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
That's rough, but 4 years of being loved is more then a lot of kids get these days so you can at least be grateful for that.


OldSouth
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
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You sonofabitch.


Seriously, this needs NSFW. I don't have any onions or dust in my office.


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No child should be without love. What a great couple you describe. We should all aspire to be that kind of people.


They really were some of the best people i ever met. What they did for that child took amazing faith and strength. His disabilities meant that basically for his entire 4 yr life, they had to tend to him virtually 24/7. He was completely helpless. And the thing about them is that while they mourn the loss of the child, they'd tell you that having him even for a short few years was actually a blessing.





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I literally cried at the last one.

Bastid...


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Tom288
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
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Seriously, this needs NSFW. I don't have any onions or dust in my office.


Just invite some female coworkers over. The ladies will dig it. Make sure you mention something about how precious life is.


Darth_Vader
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
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That's rough, but 4 years of being loved is more then a lot of kids get these days so you can at least be grateful for that.


I knew these folks before I was a father myself but seeing them with their kids taught me a lot. I've used their example of how to be a father to my own kids.


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TOPAL
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re: Positive "Faith in humanity: Restored" GMT Edition
Great post, really makes you think about life.


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