Most of us get a sense of fulfilment whenever we help other people. It always feels good to open our hearts and extend our hands to those in need, especially when we know that the person we’re helping deserves that help.
John Joyce is an 83-year-old man who makes a living mowing other people’s lawns.
For the past few months, he had to walk several miles every day because the transmission of his 1994 truck died. At his age, this may not have been easy, but he had to do it.
Robert Norton, a regular client, was having difficulties for the last few weeks too. His mom died days prior to his wedding. However, this did not hinder him and his wife Nikki from doing a kind gesture for Joyce.
“People’s needs don’t arise when it’s convenient for you, they arise when they have needs. John’s needs didn’t come at a convenient time, but we needed to help him. I didn’t want him to have to wait,” Robert Norton told People.
The couple made arrangements for Joyce’s new truck the day after they got back from their honeymoon on Saturday.
Joyce tried to hold back his tears when the Robert handed him the keys to his new truck at a used car dealership in Pinellas Park, Florida on Monday afternoon.
The newlyweds from St. Petersburg created a GoFundMe page hoping to help get Joyce a new car. Amazingly, in a short span of time, people donated more than $13,000.
“He was amazed too, he couldn’t believe it. He looked like he was ready to start crying, and then I started crying,” Robert said.
The car dealer sold them the truck at a reasonable price, and thus enabled them to have spare money for the car’s insurance, plates, and a Home Depot gift certificate for a new lawnmower.
Robert said, “It was super exhilarating to do a thing for such a good man. I’m at a loss of words. I’ve been through a whirlwind of ups and downs the last few weeks and it’s nice to culminate on a feel good moment.”
Sometimes, even if we are facing many trials ourselves, the burden and the pain seem to lessen when we do good deeds for others. And sometimes, it even brings us genuine happiness.
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That’s really creative – and adorable!
This video is a perfect example of cuteness overload! It’s Marty’s second birthday and his loving parents got him a cupcake with a candle on top. It was supposed to be a quick celebration before his dad left for work that morning.
Marty was so eager to blow out the candle, but his parents had to sing to him first. His face was so full of emotions as he looked at his cake and at the camera, it's so adorable!
His parents finished the birthday song. Now, all Marty has to do is to blow out the candle....
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He immediately stopped and didn’t think twice about helping the woman.
Talk about perfect timing! A bus driver who was on his usual route in Nanjing, China chanced upon a suicidal woman who wanted to jump off the Yangtze River Bridge earlier this week.
The unidentified woman, who, according to reports is at least 30 years of age, already had one leg up over the bridge’s barrier when Bian Peng, the driver, saw the woman.
Peng immediately stopped the vehicle and jumped out of the bus to rescue the woman.
The driver tried to drag her away from the bridge, but she struggled.
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This made me laugh harder than it should have!
A mere mention of “mechanic” may bring to mind a greasy guy wearing an overall uniform. Heck, you probably even have a specific person who immediately pops up in your head as your go-to mental picture of the word.
These hardworking guys make sure that our vehicles run smoothly, carrying out repairs, and necessary maintenance work. When you chance upon a friendly, jokester type, then taking your car to the mechanic shop would be more of a delight than a chore. Believe it or not, some mechanics can be the funniest.
American photographer Freddy Fabris perfectly captured the hilarious side of our awesome auto mechanics. His dream has always been to recreate Renaissance paintings via photography and when he found this auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest, he knew it was the perfect place for the photoshoot.
As he explained:...