There's so much negativity everywhere, I thought it would be nice to have a place for the good stories to break up all the crap we are constantly inundated with and restore some of our faith in humanity.
I'll start it off with two stories:
Cyclist carries injured stray dog on his back, finds pup a forever home
Mountain biker Jarrett Little was with a group of fellow cyclists riding in the woods near Columbus, Georgia, when he spotted a creature who needed his help. It was a stray dog that appeared to have been hit by a car.
"We stopped to regroup and he came out of the woods to greet us. He was really thin, ribs showing and had a lot of road rash and a broken leg," Little told CBS News. He says he and the other cyclists fed the dog and gave him water, but knew they couldn't leave the dog in the woods. Little didn't have a car to transport him, just a bike. So he hoisted the pup onto his back, and rode into town looking for help.
Little said once they arrived in Columbus to search for help, he and the pup met a woman who took an interest in him. Andrea Shaw, who was there on a business trip, started talking to Little about the stray he had biked in from the woods.
"Right when we returned to my local bike shop to get him some more water and food, we instantly ran into Mrs. Andrea who was in town from Maine," Little said. "She decided to keep him and get him checked out medically." Little says Shaw took the dog off his hands, and not only got him medical help, but a new home.
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Alabama college student walks almost 20 miles overnight to first day of work; CEO gives him his car
What started as every employee's worst nightmare had a pretty happy ending for Walter Carr, 20, a college student from Alabama.
The night before Carr's first day on the job, his 2003 Nissan Altima broke down.
He called his friends and his girlfriend to try to get a ride, but nothing worked out. He checked his GPS and saw that without a car it would take him about 7 hours to get from his house in Homewood, Alabama, to the town of Pelham for his first day at Bellhops moving company.
He decided to walk.
Carr started his 20-mile trek sometime around midnight.
"I wanted to be there before 8," he said. "I wanted to beat the crew members there to let the company know how dedicated I am."
He made it about 14 miles to Pelham when police officers stopped him on the side of the road around 4 a.m.
"He was like, 'Where are you going?' and I was like, 'It’s hard to believe, it’s going to sound real crazy, but I’m actually headed to work.'" Carr said.
When they heard his story, the officers decided to take him to breakfast at Whataburger and made sure he got something for lunch, too.
Carr said the officers debated for a little while where they could safely drop him off and eventually landed on First Methodist Church. The officers said they would send someone to check on him.
Carr rested for a while before he started walking again. He had less than 4 miles to go when another officer pulled up to check on him.
"He said, 'Are you Walter Carr?' and he was like, 'Get in the car, I got you,'" Carr said.
The officer dropped him off at the home of Jenny Hayden Lamey, who Carr was scheduled to help move that day. Carr said once the officer told Lamey and her husband Chris his story, they insisted he rest for a while.
"They were overwhelmed," he said. "We argued about five minutes about me resting."
After the moving job was done, Lamey, impressed by Carr's determination, shared his story on Facebook.
Lamey's post went viral and caught the attention of Luke Marklin, the Bellhops CEO, on Sunday morning. Marklin said he started getting texts about Carr's story and got his team together to figure how they could thank him.
Marklin met Carr on Monday to thank him and decided to gift him his personal Ford Escape. Carr was surprised, to say the least.
"I think he was pretty happy," Marklin said, laughing. "His resolve to get through challenges is just something that legends are made of, really."
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