“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” -Philippians 4:8
The following is a list of several “good reports,” things taking place in our world that are worth looking at in the midst of all the bad things occurring as of October 20, 2022.
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Heroic off-duty firefighter, 9 months pregnant, assists others injured in car crash before heading to the hospital to deliver her baby
An off-duty firefighter, who happened to be nine months pregnant, recently got into a “significant” car crash which caused her to go into labor. However, before she considered her own medical needs, she stopped and assisted other victims.
On October 3, Megan Warfield, 30, was driving home with her mother after hosting a golf tournament in honor of her late father when the two became “involved in a significant motor vehicle collision,” according to a Facebook post from Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine. Bowleys Quarters is a suburb of Baltimore.
There were several cars and many different individuals involved in the crash. Warfield, a Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department member who had lately been placed on desk duty because of her advanced pregnancy, quickly exited her own vehicle and began offering assistance to another female victim whose car had benn overturned.
“I started to climb in there with her, but then I was like, ‘What are you doing? You’re nine months pregnant,’” Warfield recalled. “I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time.”
At the time, Warfield herself began to experience severe cramping — and for good reason. Not only had the crash induced labor in Warfield, who was about a week or so from her due date, but it had also caused her unborn daughter to turn sideways in the womb. However, Warfield continued to treat the unnamed woman until help arrived. –Read the rest
1. The Senegalese professor who carried his student’s baby during class, encouraging young mothers to keep up their studies.
2. In Uganda, a coach gives street kids gymnastics classes.
3. In India, a teacher constructed a treehouse to get a better connection for his online classes.
4. In Japan, ‘new generation Samurais’ pick up litter.
5. In Malawi, a police officer built a youth sports complex all by himself.
6. An Iraqi citizen in Germany helps stranded migrants using his Facebook page.
7. In Colombia, a 14-year-old highlights the work of farmers with his informational videos.
Our life is made by many moments that we remember forever. Some of them are extremely special and hold a special place in our hearts. And thanks to the internet, we get to be a part of these special moments too. Recently, we got to see an adorable reaction of a child who was getting adopted. The wholesome video was shared on Instagram page @majically and originally made on TikTok by @oscarmora6160.
In the video, you can see a man and a child sitting in a restaurant. The man presents some documents to the child, who is reading them carefully. Once he finds that he is adopted, he is taken aback in surprise and immediately hugs the man. The man in the video can be heard saying, “Now I am your forever dad, okay?” The child gets emotional on hearing this.
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Buried treasure found in Texas school: Purse from 1950s reveals woman’s life, opens ‘window into past’
One American family has been reunited with a decades-old memento of a loved one’s past.
An old school building in League City, Texas, underwent renovations in the summer of 2021 to transform it into a community center. The construction process revealed a treasure hidden under some old floorboards: a purse owned by a young girl in the late 1950s.
The purse is “a window into the past,” Sydney Hunt, senior communications specialist for the Clear Creek Independent School District (ISD), told Fox News Digital in a phone interview.
Sixteen-year-old Canaan Bower was lauded as a hero after stopping a kidnapping. Canaan stopped the suspect by pinning him down to the floor. Witnesses told police he tried to kidnap three children at a gas station.
On a sad note to the story, Canaan was killed in March 2022 in a motorcycle. He was 18.
Picture it: you and your spouse are on your honeymoon in Europe, you see a burning building, you decide to be heroes and run inside through the smoke and you end up in a room with panicking nurses, 20 sleeping infants, and no one speaks English.
Incredibly, that was the situation Rhode Island honeymooners David Squillante and Doran Smith found themselves in last month in Barcelona.
The newlywed 38-year-olds were on their way to tour a park when they saw a group of women standing around panicking next to a doorway, out of which was wafting thick smoke.
“I saw a flame coming out of the doorway, next to the door that these women had come out of,” Smith said. “So, I said ‘Oh my God there’s a fire.’”
Who knows what possessed the non-Spanish speaking honeymooners to run inside the burning building, as there was nothing on the exterior that hinted at the precious cargo within; they could have just been running into a normal apartment building.
They went in all the same, and though neither Squillante nor Smith understood what was probably being explained to them, they found themselves communicating in a “universal language” before long.
They entered a room that had not caught fire and realized they were in a nursery of all places.
“Instinct took over,” Squillante said. “I found myself looking at 15, 20 babies sleeping, and immediately just kind of lined everyone up and we started grabbing them, putting them into the crib. It was like probably like ten minutes, but it seemed like an instant, but it turned out to be OK.” –Read the rest
A kind-hearted 11-year-old boy used his own birthday money to launch a foodbank service which he runs from his garden shed.
Isaac Winfield fills bags of groceries which have been donated and hands them out to the needy around his hometown.
Since starting the foodbank in 2020, the service has grown so much that Isaac’s family bought a shed to store the hundreds of donated items.
Well-wishers can now donate food or ask for supplies by contacting the schoolboy via his Friend’s of Isaac Food Bank Facebook page.
“We’d always donated to food banks, and during the pandemic he would take food parcels into school which would be given to people in need,” said his very proud mom Claire, who added that recently Isaac had moved to a specialist school which didn’t have a similar program, leaving him depressed that he couldn’t continue to help people.
“Being the resilient little lad he is, he said ‘it’s alright, we’ll give them food at my house,’” said Claire. “I was laughing, but he had just broken his arm so I let him do it to cheer him up. I doubled what money we gave them normally for food parcels and he went off to Aldi.”
Isaac was born with a rare chromosome disease, and the food bank has helped “massively” with his confidence, as he can’t read or write.
“For his 11th birthday he just wanted foodbank donations and [the shed] was absolutely rammed,” said Claire. “He just wanted to get as many donations in as possible to help as many people as he can.”
Isaac has now been nominated for a local business award and hopes to open his second foodbank in the town next month. –Read the rest
Tribute to Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Who Drowned While Trying to Save Child, Mom And U.S. Soldier: ‘He’s A Hero’
It became known recently that a Japanese anime icon risked all his fame and fortune to try and save a pair of drowning snorkelers.
Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the manga, anime, and trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh! was found to have died on July 4th from drowning during a rescue attempt off Okinawa Island, which did save an 11-year-old girl, her mom, and a 39-year-old U.S. soldier.
Tributes flooded social media for the “hero” Takahashi, alongside sworn statements from witnesses and fellow rescuer U.S. Army Major Robert Bourgeau of Missoula, Montana.
“This guy had a huge impact on the world,” said Bourgeau, 49. “He’s a hero, he died trying to save someone else.”
At around 2 PM, Bourgeau was getting read to teach a scuba-diving lesson at a popular swimming area called Mermaid’s Grotto, in Yomitan, when he was alerted to the girl and the soldier, who had been carried out in a rip current.
Bourgeau also recalled heavy 6-foot surf crashing on their heads, creating a whirlpool effect from which they couldn’t escape. Bourgeau and one of his students made their way towards them along a strip of shallow water, before the Major jumped in to rescue the girl, becoming completely exhausted in the process. He also encountered the girl’s mother, who had evidently tried to help and become trapped in the process.
It was at this point that witnesses saw Takahashi also enter the water, swimming out to the same spot to try and help, completely unbeknownst to Bourgeau.
Bourgeau managed to get the girl to safety, but returning to rescue his comrade proved too much. Turning back, he managed to direct the struggling soldier to safer waters.
“I didn’t think I was going to make it,” the 49-year-old said.
Takahashi’s body was later found on a beach in Nago City, the currents evidently had been too much for the 60-year-old as well. –Read the rest
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