A kindhearted woman in New Jersey helped a stranger who was short on cash only to learn it was country music star Keith Urban.
Ruth Reed, age 62, works as a teacher. She was grabbing a bite at the Wawa along Route 541 in Medford when she saw the ‘struggling customer’ ahead of her was having an issue at the register.
“It looked like he was using a card and it didn’t go through and then he asked a young lady for five dollars and I thought this is it so I said ‘No I’ll get it’,” Reed said to CBS Philly.
Although she had suspicions that he looked like somebody she had seen before, she didn’t immediately recognise that it was him.
“And he said what’s your name? Ruth, he said ‘Ruth I’m Keith’ and I said ‘That’s who you look like Keith Urban do people ever tell you that you look like Keith Urban’ and he said ‘I am Keith Urban’,” Reed said.
She was still unconvinced by the strange man, even asking why Nicole Kidman, his wife, wasn’t with him!
It was at that point she noticed Urban’s bodyguards and realized it really was him.
“And I just fell apart,” Reed recalled.
She said Keith was “very gracious” for her kind act, and posed for a picture with her before he headed off.
Technology can be both a blessing and a curse, but in this case we’re definitely glad the act was caught on camera! The outcome is great too.
A man in Aurora, Colorado shared a video that was recorded on his home’s smart doorbell system of three young kids returning a wallet that had $700 cash inside.
“If this doesn’t renew or at least refresh your faith in humanity you need help,” Jamie Carlton wrote in his Facebook video post.
The kids are seen approaching the front door and appear surprised by the automated recording that asks them to leave a message.
“We found your wallet outside of your car and we just thought we would give it back to you,” one of the kids says. “I’m gonna put it over here so no one takes any money.”
Then the kids ride off on their bikes.
“These kids are amazing, we would love to find them to reward them and thank them,” Carlton added in his post. “Their parents should be so proud of them. Any help finding them would be great.”
The Facebook post was later edited, multiple times.
The first read “update: Looks like this may be on 9news at 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM tonight. 7/25/18.”
“Update: The mother of two of the kids has contacted me. Two news stations have also been in contact. I forwarded their information on to the mother so she can contact them if she likes. What a nice lady, such great kids!!!” said the second!
When a Walmart cashier in Burton, Michigan saw a customer get turned away from the store’s nail salon, she took matters into her own hands.
Tasia Smith works at the Subway inside the Walmart and witnessed the scene.
“Today, this sweet girl went into burton Wal-Mart’s nail salon “Da Vi nails” and they denied her service because ‘she moves too much’,” Smith wrote in a Facebook post. “Out of the kindess of the walmart workers hearts they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girls nails. They were so patient with her (which she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet)… Thank you to the walmart workers for making this beautiful girls day!”
Smith snapped a photo of Walmart cashier Ebony Harris skipping her break to paint the woman’s nails and posted it on Facebook.
“I just wanted to post it for awareness and appreciation, because people needed to know what was going on with the business and Ebony deserved all the appreciation she could get,” Tasia told WJRT.
Harris said she watched the nail salon, located next door, refuse to do the woman’s nails because her hands shake quite a bit due to cerebral palsy. So, she decided to do something about it.
“I just wanted to make her day special. I didn’t really want her day to be ruined. That’s why I did it,” Harris said.
“And you know, she moved her hands a little bit and she kept saying she was sorry. And, I told her ‘don’t say that’. I said ‘you’re fine’.”
Harris says she hopes her actions inspire others to treat people with disabilities the way they would want to be treated themselves.
“We’re not trying to bash the nail salon. We’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad,” she said.
“But maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people too. She’s a girly girl. She’s just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?”
Two hours into a 12-hour road trip to a family funeral last week, Clint Edwards stopped at a gas station in Oregon. His wife and two older kids stayed in the van while the dad and his 4-year-old daughter, Aspen, went to get some cornflakes.
That’s when the diarrhea struck and he had to make a beeline for the store’s bathroom with his daughter.
Edwards, who shares hilarious parenting stories on his blog, No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog, explained how his daughter’s recent potty training helped her be the perfect cheerleader for dad’s public potty time…
“We stopped at a gas station in nowhere Oregon, two hours into a 12 hour road trip to a family funeral, when the diarrhea struck. My wife and two older kids were in the van, while I was inside looking for cornflakes with my 4yo.
We b-lined into the restroom, making it just in time. I had no choice but to take my 4yo into the stall with me. Aspen watched as I struggled, Moana light-up crocs on the wrong feet, blue eyes wide and supportive, hands clapping. ‘Good job, Daddy! Good job! You make two poops! Now three poops! I’m four!’
‘Yucky, Daddy. It’s stinky.’
I’m not sure what happened exactly, if I’d eaten something wrong, or if it was the stress of traveling with kids, but what I do know is that my 4yo daughter is the Richard Simmons of pooping. I’ve never felt so supported in anything in my whole life. She commented on the size, smell, and sound. ‘Wow!’ She said. She commented on my work ethic. ‘You’re trying so hard!’ At one point I had to actually push her face away from the business end of things as she clapped and cried ‘You’re doing it, Daddy! You’re doing it!’
She’s potty trained, sure. But she’s also easily distracted, and prone to potty accidents. I suppose she’s gotten used to the positive reinforcement Mel and I give her each time she goes. And when I’m cheering her on in our family restroom, it seems normal, even appropriate. But when the roles are reversed, it’s just, well, awkward. Particularly in a public restroom where the man in the stall next to me was obviously holding back tears of laughter. Laughter that busted loose when she called me a ‘pooping-farting robot.’
Naturally it all passed, and as I buckled Aspen into the car seat, a small package of anti-diarrhea pills held in my mouth, Mel asked what took so long, and I rolled my eyes and mumbled, ‘You don’t want to know.’
It was then that Aspen was kind enough to recount the story to her mother, clapping the whole time. I sat in the driver’s seat. Mel patted my leg, ‘Nice work, Daddy.’
In perhaps one of the least expected friendships in the animal kingdom, this Jack Russell is probably the only dog in the world who can not only ride a horse, not only bareback, but also without a bridle!
Meet Dally and Spanky, one of the cutest animal friendships we’ve seen!
Spanky is a 10 year old miniature rescue horse, and his best friend is 9 year old jack russell Dally! They’ve been friends for several years at their ranch in Spokane, Washington.
One day, simply out of curiosity, their owner Francesca Carson decided to see what would happen if she put Dally on Spanky’s back, and the response from both of the duo was incredible.
Something she never expected to happen, happened.
The pair begun to walk, run, and jump together. Dally was really riding Spanky!
“It’s really special to see the trust they have between each other – it’s remarkable for a horse to allow a dog to jump on him whenever he wants,” she said.
The famous duo now have over 10,000 followers on Instagram, and 20,000 fans on Facebook!
Owner Francesca travels the country, teaching people how to create and maintain positive relationships with their horses.
She now also does charity events and shows with Dally and Spanky!
“It helps kids understand horses and dogs and promotes rescuing animals that are unwanted,” she added.
His whole life, 36-year-old David Thomas of Bessemer, Alabama dreamed of going to the beach. He was born with cerebral palsy and thought he would never get to see the ocean for himself.
But thanks to the kind hearts of his church family, David’s dream finally came true.
“It took me years to get here but God made a way for me to get here,” David told WJHG News. “I never imagined it looking like this, but it’s beautiful. I love it and don’t want to go home.”
David was taken to the beautiful beaches in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Sitting with his toes in the sugar white sand for the first time and listening to the sounds of crashing waves, a flood of emotion came over him.
“By you being disabled, you just don’t find too many people that take out time with you and willing to help you,” David tearfully said. “I just feel so good because I haven’t been anywhere since I was 15 years old so I’m having the time of my life right now.”
David said he has only left his hometown in Alabama one other time in his life and that was for a school field trip 20 years ago.
“If I never experience this again, I’m going to enjoy it right now and live in the moment and thank God for what it is,” he said.
The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland held, what they called a “Guisachan Golden Gathering” (how very posh!), to celebrate the founding of the Golden Retriever breed 150 years ago!
The breed is believed to have first been created at the Guisachan House in Scotland in 1868, after a breeding experiment by ‘Lord Tweedmouth’. Yes really. According to the friends of the Guisachan house, the breed begun by mix-breeding a Tweed Water Spaniel and a Wavy Coated Retriever.
Last Thursday, over 350 golden retrievers and their families gathered in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate the special anniversary.
Golden retrievers are make very good police and hunting helpers, as well as rescuers. This is because they have a very high tolerance to pain and can tolerate injuries other breeds couldn’t.
At the event, the excited puppers were counted one by one, going through a human tunnel.
Retrievers thick luxurious fur is thanks to the dual-layers. The inner layer is to keep warm, whilst the outer layer is waterproof!
“Waiting for their grandma to drop some food – one of my fave pics from yesterday,” said Ashleigh Baird on Instagram, who runs the golden_chewbacca account.
“Had a wonderful day yesterday and met so many people from all over the world with their beautiful goldens!” another guest at the party, Katherine Macfarlane, wrote on Facebook.
For this lucky boy, it was a very special day! Not only did he win best veteran in show, he also won best in show.
We love how happy they all look, and how much they are clearly enjoying the day.
“The celebrations are over but what a party it has been,” Jean Griggs added. “Sincere thanks to the committee for making this whole experience possible and thanks also to so many people from far and wide for being such fun. I think we all did our beautiful breed and their ancestral home proud; the house and its ghosts can now return to normal …. until we meet again.”