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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby oneh2obabe » May 27th, 2016, 1:50 pm

An entire family of four, including an 11-month-old baby, has taken a leap of faith from a burning five-story building. The video makes it look an incredibly dangerous close call, as bodies plummet freely into the hands of people below.

An apartment on the fourth floor was overcome with an unstoppable blaze that began to engulf the apartment above, where the family with two children lived. The incident took place on May 22 in the town of Strunino in Russia's Vladimir region.

When breathing became unbearable and posed a deadly hazard, the family went onto the balcony. The 27-year-old father, Vitaliy, found an old carpet there, threw it down and asked people down on the ground to catch his family, Russian TVC channel reported.

The horrifying video shows the 11-month old boy Zhenya being hurled out of the blackened balcony by some unseen force, as a crowd with their hands on the carpet await below. Three-year-old Ksenia followed her brother in a matter of seconds.

Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby sobrohusfat » Jul 18th, 2016, 6:31 pm



Baruch HaShem Adonai !!
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Nomaster » Aug 4th, 2016, 7:21 pm

http://m.wimp.com/heroic-bystanders-for ... od-waters/

People helping people... Don't see enough of that on TV or web.
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Nomaster » Aug 4th, 2016, 7:23 pm

https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_and_ola_ ... _the_world

The News Media flows on "If it bleeds, it leads." No wonder we are all pessimistic about human beings, the environment, life in general.

Don't be so ignorant! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Aug 19th, 2016, 6:43 pm

" Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. " ~ Gary Snyder
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby oneh2obabe » Aug 20th, 2016, 5:35 am

Every day thousands of kids miss school just because they don’t have clean clothes to wear. That’s why we created Care Counts™, a program that works to improve attendance rates with the simple act of laundry.

Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby sobrohusfat » Sep 18th, 2016, 7:25 pm

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby oneh2obabe » Sep 19th, 2016, 6:53 am

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Silverstarqueen » Oct 28th, 2016, 8:24 am

Feels good to know a serial arsonist has been identified and will face charges for what he did in Vernon. May not seem like good news, but if it stops him, or deterrs another, everyone will be greatly relieved. The good news is, Vernon did not turn in to Fort Mac scenario.
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby ferri » Oct 28th, 2016, 9:47 am

“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson
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Re: Feel-good stories

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Bman » Nov 18th, 2016, 12:30 am

^^Quite profound. Good post.
Is the world getting stupider, or is it just getting easier for stupid people to have their thoughts heard?
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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Atomoa » Jan 1st, 2017, 10:40 pm

Just wanted to remind people that a 2 years ago someone stole my car and then returned it 12 hours later with gas in it, clean, untouched and with the small amount of change intact in the ashtray.

Thanks for the solid. Grand theft manners.
The true business of people should be to go back to
school and think about whatever it was they were
thinking about before somebody came along and told
them they had to earn a living.

- Buckminster Fuller

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby KUnit » Jan 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Reddit's /r/aww always delivers on the warm fuzzies. https://reddit.com/r/aww

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Re: Feel-good stories

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 29th, 2017, 10:17 pm

I haven't failed until I quit.

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