What do typical 12-year-old boys do? Some play sports, some enjoy getting into mischief, others spend most of their time with friends, while most of them are seen with their heads buried in their mobile phones and gaming devices.
Not this boy.
Twelve-year-old Campbell Remess from Hobart, Tasmania makes teddy bears. He doesn’t make them for himself, however.
He sews bear plushies for sick children at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
It’s an unusual hobby for a boy his age, especially as Campbell learned to use the sewing machine at the tender age of nine.
“Lots of people like skateboarding and socializing with their friends, I just like coming home and sewing”
In fact, his mother said Campbell prefers sewing to playing the Xbox.
But why teddy bears? Campbell was inspired by his own father’s illness. His dad, Nathan, was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, and it upset Campbell so much, he decided to sew a bear to cheer his father up.
Every stitch filled with hope and love.
A younger Campbell believed with all his heart the teddy bear he made for his dad would ward off the cancer.
“There’s a little bit of magic in them.”
Nathan Remess has since had the tumor removed.
Since then, Campbell has been making teddy bears. A lot of them. This time to deliver his magic to other sick children.
Since he started sewing them three years ago, he has made around 800 of the bear plushies to cheer up ill children at the hospital.
Sewn with his own two hands.
A self-taught sewer, it took him five hours to make the first bear for his father. Now it takes him only an hour per teddy.
Campbell visits sick kids in the hospital each Thursday and gives out his handiwork to turn frowns upside down.
And cheer kids up when they’re at their lowest.
Not your typical 12-year-old, Campbell is giving hope and happiness to a lot of children suffering terminal illnesses in Hobart.
See his selfless work bring joy in this video:
Hopefully, his example will inspire a lot of other boys his age to help people in need.
Fed-Up Mom Destroys Son’s Racist Facebook Post with a Single Message
All it took was a few firm words from his own mother to strip the hate in the rawest way possible.
One racist Facebook user recently posted a racist meme against immigrants on his timeline, prompting a barrage of agreements from like-minded individuals. In fact, this particular Facebook thread about how horrible immigrants are became so popular on his page until one comment from his nearest and dearest put a firm halt to the conversation.
This white man, who shall remain nameless for the sake of privacy (and his protection), posted a meme calling foreigners in the U.S. “#disgusting.”
From a thimble-full of brain.
This 117-Year-Old Woman is World’s Oldest Living Person! She Shares Her Daily Diet Secret
The 117-year-old Emma Morano is the world’s oldest living person and she credits raw eggs as one of the secrets to her long life.
An Italian woman named Emma Moano currently has the honor of being called the world's oldest living person. Morano — who was born in Verbania, Italy in 1899 — marked her 117th birthday on November 29. That said, she is now also the last living person on Earth to be born in the 1800s.
Emma Morano was the eldest of 8 kids.
Morano has been asked about what she thinks may have helped her live such a long life by news agencies from all over the world. Speaking Italian, she revealed to Agence France-Presse: ...
Before Sylvester Stallone Became A Famous Hollywood Star, He Was Homeless And Sold His Dog For $50.
After a week, he sold the script for Rocky and bought his pet back for $3,000.
It’s always a sad scenario when you’re basically penniless and even have to resort to selling your beloved pet. Believe it or not, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone went through that difficult phase once in his life.
At one point during the start of his career, he was desperately in need of money that he was eventually left without a choice but to sell his dog Butkus.
“I tied my dog up at the store with a sign that asked for a hundred bucks. I got $50 from this guy called Little Jimmy,” Stallone shared. ...