Humanity

Woman Houses Nearly 100 Dogs To Protect Them From Hurricane Dorian

September 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

A woman in the Bahamas opened her home to 97 dogs to protect them from Hurricane Dorian, which hit the region as a Category 5 storm Sunday.

Chella Phillips, the manager of “The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas”, posted photos to her Facebook page Sunday, showing showing the rooms of her home packed with dogs of all sizes.

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A Few Videos Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

August 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

Mom’s reaction when she realizes her son is the pilot of her flight

 

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13-Year-Old Boy Sells Xbox, Does Yard Work to Buy His Struggling Mom a Car

June 28, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

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A selfless 13-year-old boy from Nevada is warming hearts across the country after surprising his mother with a car. 

“He was tired of seeing me cry,” Krystal Preston told KOLO-TV.

The single mother of three, who lives in Fernley, said she had been struggling to make ends meet without a vehicle of her own. 

"The last couple weeks have literally been hell filled with so many tears, anger, confusion and heart ache."

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Teen Creates ‘Wheels For Change’ Program To Help San Diego’s Homeless Get Jobs

July 23, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

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Kevin Barber is helping the homeless get paid with “Wheels for Change”, a program that pays the homeless to clean up the city.

Barber says he got the idea from a TED Talk video showcasing a similar program in Albuquerque that invited the city’s homeless to clean local streets in exchange for wages and access to city services.

Cities across the country have been implementing similar programs, so Barber thought he could start one in San Diego.

Barber and his mother Carolyn, who funded the project for her son, reached out to the city government to start a trial run of the program.

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This Man Drives Hours Every Day To Provide Water To Thirsty Wild Animals In Drought

April 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

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Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park is rich in wildlife, however, the land has been left dry and hot due to lack of rain over the past few years.

Hundreds of animals have perished due to thirst and heat but there’s not much that the wildlife service is doing about it. But one man took matters into his own hands and he is determined to ensure that these wild animals are given enough drinking water to stay cool.

To help these animals, Mwalua rented a truck. Now, he drives for hours every single day to transport water to several areas in the national park.“Last night, I found 500 buffalo waiting at the water hole,” he said. “When I arrived they could smell the water. The buffalo were so keen and coming close to us.”

Everyday, Mwalua carries 3,000 gallons of water to fills the watering holes. He often finds the holes dirty with buffalo droppings which he cleans to ensure the animals get to drink fresh and clean water.

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This Man Has Dedicated His Life To Adopting Senior Dogs and Farm Animals Considered ‘Unadoptable’ By Most

February 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

When his dog and best buddy died, animal lover Steve Greig set out to give older, overlooked dogs in shelters a new life full of love and happiness. Now, he’s ended up with an entire menagerie.

His home in Denver, Colorado houses 10, mostly senior, dogs, a couple of cats, a rabbit, a pig named Bikini who thinks she’s a dog, two chicks, two ducks, two pigeons and a koi-filled pond.

It all started when Greig’s beloved dog died. Even after months went by, he was still devastated by the loss so he decided to give another dog a good life.

But when he went to his local shelter, he wasn’t looking for a young pup, he wanted to adopt the “least adoptable” senior dog, as they’re often overlooked and have a slim chance of finding a forever home.

His first was a 12-year-old chihuahua named Eeyore, who came with four bad knees and a heart murmur. That was just the beginning, Greig told The Dodo.

Now, he’s a super busy human dad to a host of animals, including a total of 10 elder dogs.

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This Little Boy is a Superhero to Philly’s Stray Cats

October 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

 In a world full of hate, it’s always good to see a real superhero.

One little boy named Shon helps rescue stray cats outside of Philadelphia. His super power, you might ask? He is able to connect with cats who are too feral to become domesticated house cats.

Every time Kris Papiernik and Kia Griffin’s 5-year-old nephew, Shon, comes for a weekend visit, he only wants to do one thing — go outside and take care of the street cats.

For the past 10 years, Papiernik and Griffin have been caring for over 40 street cats who live in rough parts of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. While they try to rescue and rehome as many cats as they can, others are too feral and unsocialized to adjust to domestic life, and the most Papiernik and Griffin can do is feed them, and try to get as many of them spayed and neutered as possible.

With such a noble and massive undertaking, Papiernik and Griffin have needed some help along the way. That’s where their 5-year-old nephew Shon comes into the picture. 

“When he was 3 years old he started showing interest in wanting to help us feed the outdoor feral and stray cats,” Papiernik says. 

At first, the couple was hesitant to let Shon help, as feral cats don’t always adapt well to changes, new people, or rambunctious 3 year olds, Griffin says.

But, as fate would have it, the cats welcomed Shon with open paws.  

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This Dutch Charity Fulfills The Last Wishes Of The Dying

September 7, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

It all started when in November 2006 when Kees Veldboer, an ambulance driver, was moving a terminally ill patient, Mario Stefanutto, from one hospital to another. The retired seaman desperately wanted to be by the water once more. To his surprise, Veldboer obliged.

“Tears of joy ran over his face,” Veldboer told the BBC. “When I asked him: ‘Would you like to have the opportunity to sail again?’ he said it would be impossible because he lay on a stretcher.”

And so Stichting Ambulance Wens — or Ambulance Wish Foundation — was born: a charity that grants terminally ill patients their final wishes.The charity has grown to 230 volunteers, six ambulances, and a holiday home, and has made an incredible 7,000 wishes a reality.

It helps four people a day on average — the only stipulation is that they are terminally ill and can’t be transported other than on a stretcher.

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This Guy Invited His Taxi Driver To The Theme Park With Him Because He’d Never Been

August 29, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Humanity |

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Liam Murphy, an engineer from Cork, Ireland is currently visiting the United Arab Emirates for work. On his day off, he decided to visit the theme park Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. On the way there, he discovered that his taxi driver, Shakiha, had never been to a theme park and was going to “wait in the car for four hours.” So Murphy invited him along…

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This Brave Man Stayed In Fukushima To Feed The Animals Everyone Else Left Behind

August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Humanity |

It has been six years since the well-documented Fukushima disaster wrecked havoc in Japan and led to one of the most severe nuclear meltdowns in history, when the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant started leaking radioactive materials. The threat of radiation exposure prompted Japanese officials to hastily evacuate the people within the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone — including the small town of Tomokia.

Tomokia is best described as a ‘ghost town’ — doors to empty shops and homes remain open, and motorcycles lay in the streets with keys still in the ignition. It would seem as if every single person that once lived there has left, if not vanished into thin air.

But one man, Naoto Matsumura — arguably the most stubborn man in Japan, if not the world — chose to stay behind.

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