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After 25 Years and 33 Attempts, Guy Finally Passes His Driving Test

He’s the perfect example of persistence!

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Remember about that expression about trying again and again if you don’t succeed? This guy has got to be the perfect example of that.

Christian Whiteley-Mason, a guy from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, may be the ultimate role model of persistence for all of us. As you can tell from the headline, this man went through MANY attempts before he finally passed his driving test.

It took him 25 years, 14 instructors, and 85 lessons but he never gave up.

According to reports, it was only on his 33rd attempt that he achieved the desired result. A carehome manager by profession, Christian shared:

“I can’t believe I’ve actually finally passed after all these years, I’m still in shock!”

Meanwhile, Darren, his husband, joked Christian was “an accident waiting to happen” that’s why he never passed all these years.

Christian failed over and over but he didn’t let that stop him from trying again.

He reflected:

“There was this one examiner at the Barnsley test centre who I used to pray I didn’t get. She was notoriously tough and she failed me every time.

“I had 56 lessons with my first instructor and eventually he told me to just give up as I would never pass.”

Although he admitted he almost considered giving up, he once again gave it another attempt upon reaching his 40th birthday. Besides, constant work-related traveling is becoming really hard for him.

He said:

“I had to either get taxis or rely on other people and it was costing me a fortune. So in January that was it, I just decided I was going to go for it.

“Everyone laughed at me and said I’d never do it, I’d get bored again. But I was absolutely determined I was going to show everyone.”

“There must be a God,” added Christian “because I prayed every night that I wouldn’t get that same examiner who’d kept failing me, and I didn’t.”

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Police Department Buys Ice Cream Truck To Give Away Free Ice Cream For Kids

Freeze! You have the right to remain frozen.

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These days, cops have a terrible image – no thanks to those police officers who abuse their authorities and do bad things just because they can. Despite that, it is still heartwarming to know that there are still many good ones out there, doing their best to earn the public’s trust.

Case in point, the Pittsfield Police Department has launched a program called Operation Copsicle. Through the said operation, the cops are aiming to improve community relations by distributing ice cream to young children in their area of jurisdiction.

Aptly-named Operation Copsicle, the Piitsfield Police Department bought an ice cream truck to build better relations with the public.

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Boy Sells His Toys To Pay For His Service Dog’s Treatment

He sold treats and lemonade, too!

Vincent Alocada

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While it is normal for children to keep their toys for various reasons, a 10-year-old boy did not have second thoughts about disposing his collection for one noble purpose: to save the life of his service dog. After all, for Connor Jayne, Copper’s life is far more important than the toys he has collected through the years.

Connor recently held a garage sale in order to raise funds needed for the pricey treatment of Copper after the animal has been diagnosed with Wobbler Disease, a disease of the cervical spine. As the tests and treatments of Copper dictate a high price, Connor hoped that he and his family can cough up the amount in order to prolong the life of the service dog, who has provided him service and emotional support whenever he suffers from his anxiety attacks and nocturnal seizures.

For Connor Jayne, there is no contest between Copper and his toys.

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Filipino Christian Group Apologizes To LGBT Community During Pride Parade

They assured them of God’s love, too!

Vincent Alocada

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While some religions are less than kind in condemning members of the LGBT community, a group of Christians in the Philippines have reached out to what others label as an immoral group. During the recent annual pride parade organized by one of the country’s communities, the members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries did not only watch gay people march on the streets: They offered apologies, too!

They are straight, and they obviously don’t hate. In fact, members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries stood at the main entrance of the parade as they held signs offering apologies to members of the LGBT community for how other Christians caused them pain in one way or another.

It's never too late to say sorry.

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