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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1...ml?cps=gravity
    There is video I liked watching to see how people reacted.

    These Drivers Thought They Were Getting Tickets. Instead, Police Gave Them Christmas Gifts.

    Getting pulled over by a police officer can make a good day bad and a bad day worse. Unless, of course, he helps you with your Christmas shopping instead of writing you a ticket.
    In a video released Tuesday, the police department in Lowell, Michigan did just that. Over two days in November, Officer Scot VanSolkema stopped unsuspecting drivers for minor infractions, like illegally tinted windows, that the department might normally let slide, according to Today.
    After he pulled them over, VanSolkema made small talk and sneakily asked drivers what they or their kids wanted for Christmas. Meanwhile, a group of helpers were standing by at a nearby store. As soon as they heard a driver's Christmas wish, they'd race to find, buy, wrap and deliver it to VanSolkema.

    Instead of tickets, the officer handed over gifts, like a new TV and an electric scooter. Drivers had reactions that turned from irritation into confusion before melting into joy, and, in some cases, hugs.
    "Most of the contact police officers have with the general public is on a traffic stop, and you can find out a lot about that person in that 10 to 15-minute window," Lowell Police Chief Steve Bukala says in the video. "We got this idea, what if we could change that person's day in real time?"
    It seemed to work: "This just turned my bad day into a good one," one woman says as she opens a gift for her son.
    For some people, the police act of kindness meant ensuring their kids would have a great Christmas morning. Driver Salvador Galeno told VanSolkema his two daughters wanted an Xbox One. After the video came out, Galeno told WOOD-TV that he wouldn't have been able to afford such a big purchase.
    UP TV created the video as part of its Uplift Someone campaign, and the cable network also funded the project. According to local news outlet WMMT, UP TV spent about $8,000 on gifts and about 50 drivers were pulled over.
    The video was filmed by Rob Bliss, who's been responsible for viral videos such as the one showing how much street harassment a woman faces while walking in New York City.
    Bliss told Today that he hoped it would remind people that many police officers are caring and dedicated to their jobs at a moment when police tactics and officers' use of force is being widely discussed and protested.
    At the end of the video, a note says that while Lowell police aren't encouraging "minor traffic violations, it's important for police departments to take the time to show their citizens just how much they care."

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    I wish I knew what was wrong with this dang computer! It's almost brand new,and for some reason, it won't let me watch 99% of the videos that are out there! keeps telling me there's an error.....but I've updated everything a dozen times!

    Would love to see the reactions of these people in these videos!

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    I don't know what browser you are using but try using a different one.

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    Act of kindness gets new employee on Santa’s nice list



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    If Santa’s watching, there is one woman in upstate New York who has definitely made the nice list this year.

    Jenny Karpen, a new employee at the Walmart in Rotterdam, N.Y., was working a cash register when an older man came to her to check out.

    She said, “He was an older gentleman. He was getting his groceries. Some of it was food, and some of it was for his pet.”

    When it came time to pay, the gentleman didn’t have enough cash, so he started to put some items back.

    Karpen wouldn’t have it, and took $40 from her own pocket to help him complete his purchase. She says that she didn’t want him, or his pet, to go hungry.

    After he left, the next customer in line offered to return the money to Karpen. She refused, saying she was unable to accept due to company policy.

    When Jenny’s manager heard about the incident, she was not disappointed, saying, “There should be more people like that in the world.… We just need to clone Jenny. We need to have Jennys one through ten.”

    The man remains a stranger to Jenny; she never asked for his name. But no doubt he will always remember her act of kindness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyore View Post
    The man remains a stranger to Jenny; she never asked for his name. But no doubt he will always remember her act of kindness.
    He'll turn out to be one of those old people who has money coming out his wazoo, who saves it like he's still living in the depression. He'll leave her a fortune when he passes away! lol

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    tortoise regains mobility with LEGO wheelchair

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    When tortoise owner iris peste noticed her pet’s mobility problems — preventing him from the use of his legs — she brought ‘blade’ to local veterinarian carsten plischke. after examining the animal’s medical complications, and his complete inability to carry his own weight, the doctor came up with a unique and low-cost solution to help him get around. using toys from his son’s collection, plischke crafted a wheelchair made of LEGOs, with plastic parts introduced to his underside allowing him to mobilize. red blocks snap onto three rotating wheels, giving ‘blade’ the chance to propel himself forward, the dailymail reports. take a look at the images of the tortoise’s new wheels, and a video below from RuptlyTV (in german) showing him cruising around the doctor’s office.

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    Woman Visits Toys ‘R’ Us, Pays Off Everybody’s Layaway Accounts

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    Tis the season.

    A woman is being hailed as a layaway angel after she went into a Toys ‘R’ Us store in Bellingham, Mass., on Wednesday and paid off every open layaway account -- giving about 150 customers with items on layaway an early Christmas present.

    The generous donor paid $20,000 to wipe the entire layaway balance at that location, a spokeswoman for Toys ‘R’ Us confirmed to ABC News on Thursday.

    “This incredible act of kindness is a true illustration of holiday giving at its best,” the company said in a statement.

    The donor made the payment anonymously, but the Milford Daily News reported that she was a local resident who said she would sleep better at night knowing the accounts had been paid.

    The newspaper reported that the store’s layaway customers were in tears when they heard the good news.

    The holidays have inspired many others to do similar good deeds for total strangers.

    Tom Gubitosi went to his local Walmart in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Wednesday, and gave $100 shopping sprees to about 200 children each. Gubitosi donated the money in honor of his late mother, who loved children, WABC TV reported.

    Also on Wednesday, dozens of police officers in Cape Cod, Mass., treated 26 children to lunch and $200 gift cards for the annual "Shop with Cops" program.

    Earlier this month, Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson bought $16,266.26 worth of toys for 11 children in the care of Child Protective Services, ESPN reported. At Toys "R" Us, he gave them each 80 seconds to place what they could in shopping carts. He's been hosting shopping sprees for kids since 2007.

    Last year, a Florida man used more than $21,000 of his own money to pay down layaway account balances at a Walmart in central Florida.

    Greg Parady, who runs a financial planning company, told ABC News that his mother had struggled when he was growing up and he wanted to help others who may have had a similar experience.

    “I was a layaway kid so it's nice to be able to help," he said.

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    You're probably correct about the old man not spending his money, that would be nice if he left it to her for act of kindness.
    That's cute the turtle on his wheels. LOL
    It's good to see people with money helping out the people with no money by paying off layaway's, etc. That's not pocket change those people are spending either.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1..._ref=good-news
    There's video

    Police Deliver Groceries To Struggling Grandma Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family Of 6

    This kindhearted officer's unique approach to enforcing the law meant helping someone who needed it most.
    Helen Johnson, of Tarrant, Alabama, went to a grocery store last Saturday to buy eggs. The 47-year-old had been in a tough financial spot and found that she was 50 cents short of being able to afford the carton of eggs. Johnson says she was desperate, as her grandchildren hadn't eaten in two days, according to WIAT.
    “I actually thought that if I didn’t feed those babies, they were going to die," she told the outlet.
    So the grandmother decided to put three eggs in her jacket pocket, WIAT reported. However, the eggs broke and a store employee who caught her stealing called the cops. When Tarrant Police Officer William Stacy arrived, Johnson expected him to arrest her -- she thought wrong.
    "She started crying," Stacy told ABC 33/40. "She said, 'I need help. I need help Officer Stacy, I need to put food in my babies' stomachs.' That's what got me. That's what hit me the hardest. I told her [to] park on the side of the parking lot, I ran in, bought the carton of eggs, came back outside, handed them to her and she got very emotional, very apologetic."
    The officer's kind act was caught on camera by a bystander who posted the clip online. It quickly went viral racking up more than 650,000 views.
    Johnson's family of six, including her two daughters, two grandchildren and a niece, have been living off of disability and welfare. The welfare check she was supposed to receive this month had gotten lost in the mail, according to AL.com.
    And while Stacy's decision to lend a helping hand was a generous one, the kindness didn't stop there. The Tarrant Police Department has since signed Johnson's family up for a local toy drive and collected food donations from the community, eventually delivering two truckloads of groceries to the 47-year-old's apartment.
    "I was just getting eggs and now that's saved my life,'' Johnson told AL.com. "I've never been more grateful in my life. I'm so overwhelmed with the goodness of these people."
    "My heart is wide open right now,'' she added.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending...191040648.html

    Car parked in crosswalk turns out to be a big surprise

    Each day, dedicated crossing guards make sure the children in their communities get to school safely. But sometimes, they themselves need a little assistance.
    Nathaniel Kendrick became a crossing guard years ago after he retired from a job with the city of Dallas. Every morning and afternoon, he helps the children of his community get to and from school safely. He then returns home to his ailing wife.
    Due to the mounting expenses from his wife’s illness, Kendrick’s car was recently repossessed.
    So local parents, who are grateful that Kendrick keeps their children safe every day, stepped in. A group of dads who are part of the Friends of Lakewood community group gathered to help him in his time of need.
    In a video that has gone viral, the dads park a car in a school crosswalk, and Kendrick asks them to move it.
    "He's asking us to move the car, and I'm going, 'Well, it's your car... why don't you move it?'" said one father.
    In the video, it is apparent just how speechless Kendrick is when he recognizes their kindness. You can hear someone say to him, “You deserve every bit of this.” The kind act is a true example of a community taking care of each other.

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    Santa Claus Look-A-Like Helps The Big Guy Out By Handing Out $100 Bills

    Santa Claus has departed the North Pole a bit early this year.
    Several fast food chains in Hyannis, Massachusetts have reported getting special visits recently from an anonymous man -- who many say bears a striking resemblance to St. Nick himself, the Boston Globe reported.
    He dropped in at the area's Marylou’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s, among other eateries, and handed out envelopes bearing the message "Merry Christmas" that were each stuffed with a $100 bill.

    “He gave me 19 envelopes with $100 bills in them for all my employees,” Karen Sanguedolce, manager of a Dunkin' Donuts, told ABC. “I was shocked. He was so nice about it, so pleasant. He counted out 19 envelopes and said, ‘I hope you all have a nice holiday.’”
    While the stunned employees haven't figured out who this mystery Santa really is, his actions have inspired them to follow his lead.
    "I just can't believe it, honestly," Patrick Nee, another Dunkin' Donuts employee, told WHDH. "I hope to be able to do it myself when I'm older and have money myself."
    The Santa look-a-like's gesture has left many employees in awe, but this isn't the first year he has left a surprise for fast food workers.
    “He’s done this every year around Christmas time, last year it was fifty dollars, this year it was a hundred dollars,” Clorissa DeCosta Hicks, who works at Burger King told CBS Boston. “He gives it to literally every single employee that’s here.”

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