High school is a tough time for many students, however one teens life was changed by the generosity of others. Not just one kind act, or two, but three acts which are sure to change his life!
For the past year, Corey Patrick has been waking up at 4:00 a.m. every morning to catch a local bus to get to Tarrant High School in Alabama.
His family relocated just before his senior year, which is about 10 miles from his school but takes roughly 90 minutes to reach on public transport.
A photo of the 19-year-old went viral last week when a bus driver snapped a picture of him making his way to the bus stop in Birmingham so he could make it to his graduation.
“You tell me this ain’t Determination he got on my bus to go to his Graduation no one was with him I pick him in Elyton projects drop him at the at the crossplex in 5 points sometimes it’s all in what you want out of life he didn’t have on the best but he was the best in my eyes I was so proud of this black young man,” Dee Bee wrote as a caption for the photo.
The photos quickly went viral, amassing over 43,000 shares on Facebook and catching the attention of radio host Rickey Smiley.
“I had to do what was necessary for me to walk this year,” Daily Mail quoted Patrick as saying in WBRC. His mother Felicia White said, “He’s a great young man. He’s very quiet, reserved, humble and he gets a little hardheaded sometimes, but he’s a very obedient child and I’m proud of Corey.”
The radio show host, along with a few of his celebrity friends, gifted Corey with a brand new car in recognition of the teen’s dedication and perseverance.
Along with the new car, a GoFundMe page created for the teen has raised more than $19,000. He’s also received a full scholarship to Jacksonville University.
Most kids can’t wait to spend their allowance on video games and new toys.
A 7th grader at Avon Middle School North in Indiana donated $450 to a local food pantry.
But after learning about the food shortage at a local food pantry, Brecken Hayes chose to use all of the money he has saved up to help those in need.
“I don’t really need that stuff,” Brecken told WTHR. “Those are wants. People need food and water to live. and they don’t have that. And I already have it. So I don’t want to be greedy. I just wanted to help them.”
Brecken’s donation was nearly half of the entire school’s donation of $1,000 to the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry.
Brecken now wants more people to be charitable with their money!
A real-life Spiderman climbed four stories with his bare hands to rescue a child who was hanging from a balcony in Paris.
A video of the heroic deed was captured by a bystander on the street. In the video you can hear a crowd of people cheering as the man, known only as “Ali” at the moment, scales the building and pulls the small child to safety.
One Reddit user commented:
Not only that, the fence on the ground has spikes too.
Even the police are saying this is one of the best senior pranks they have ever seen.
On Monday, the Cumberland Wisconsin Police Department shared photos of the prank Cumberland High School’s class of 2018 pulled on students and faculty.
“Hats off to the Cumberland High School Class of 2018 on your senior prank,” the department wrote on Facebook, with photos of the epic prank. “Congratulations Class of 2018 on one of best senior pranks that Cumberland High School has seen.”
A group of students positioned an old junker strewn with loose bricks in front of what appeared to be a gaping black hole in the side of the school, just outside the principal’s office.
It wasn’t actually a hole, though. Using tape and a black tarp, the students created the illusion of damage, making it look like the car crashed into the side of the building.
So how did the kids pull it off?
The students moved the car into place around midnight so no one would see. The entire setup took just eight minutes to do, with students even covering up the security cameras at first to hide their identities.
“It was called in as a crash by a subject that works across from the school,” authorities wrote. “When the officer arrived, he realized it was the prank and laughed at the kids.”
The best part? This prank included absolutely no damage at all to school property.
A physics professor at Arkansas State University is being praised for teaching class while holding a baby after one of his students could not find a sitter in time.
Kristen Black called professor Bruce Johnson to let him know she couldn’t make it to his study session because of her child. He told her not to worry and to bring the child, too.
“I hope that no parent ever feels like a classroom is an unfriendly place for their kids,” Johnson said.
A photo of Johnson holding the baby during class was posted on Facebook by Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse.
“One of my Intro students sent me this pic of my colleague, Arkansas State University physics professor Bruce Johnson,” Damphousse wrote. “She had a daycare conflict, so he told her to bring her baby to a study session. Then this happened.
She said, ‘He cares so much about the success of his students.’ Clearly.
I am glad that Bruce gave me permission to share this beautiful moment with you.”
Due to a flight delay, Brooks Lindsey had to sit on the floor at the airport and watch something incredible over FaceTime.
The heartwarming moment was captured by a fellow traveler on the same flight to Jackson, MS.
Brooks watched his child enter the world, live on his iPhone.
“This Army soldier was on my delayed flight home yesterday to MS,” Tracy Dover wrote on Facebook.
“He had to watch the birth of his daughter on FaceTime. He was crying and our hearts were breaking. We all gave him space. When we heard the baby cry, we all rejoiced for him. I wanted to share this because I never want us to forget about our soldiers who serve us everyday and the sacrifices they make.”
It turns out the flight delay was a blessing in disguise.
“He called me as soon as that flight landed in Dallas at 2:38 central time and I was 5 centimeters dilated,” Brooks’ wife Haley told Love What Matters. “He was scheduled to take off at 3:55 but LUCKILY his flight was delayed to 5:45. Without that delay Brooks would have been in the air and unable to FaceTime!”
Brooks’ mother secretly FaceTimed her son when Haley began to push. The doctor quickly realized what was going on.
“My doctor told her to pull the phone out and show him what was going on,” Haley recalled. “Brooks was telling me it was okay, and I was doing so good and I heard him wincing and saying ‘wow!’ through my pushes.
I could hear people in the airport talking and cheering! Brooks then went on to say that they were making him board and needed to get off as soon as she finally started to crown and all I remember was my doctor screaming ‘Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!’ So, the airport personnel let him sit there and watch till it was over!”
Millie Fritz Anne Lindsey was born at 5:23 pm (2 weeks early) and Brooks landed in Jackson at 7 pm.
“When he walked in at 7:20 it was just Millie and me,” she said. “He picked her up and held her for five minutes and kept saying ‘wow I can’t believe we just had a baby’.”
Haley says she has received “the sweetest messages” from people who have viewed the photo of Brooks at the airport, which has over 200,000 likes on Facebook.
“We had random people bringing gifts to our rooms and nurses coming in and thanking Brooks for his service! It has been an amazing, emotional time full of so much support!”
The duo behind Dinovember call it ‘a month long imagination invasion’.
The event started as an idea to help their children maintain a healthy imagination.
Each year, for the entire month of November, the couple would devote time during the night whilst the children slept to bring their plastic dinosaur figures come to life!
Read what the parents say about the phenomenon they’ve created, and see their illustrated story. It’s honestly amazing.
It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.
The next morning, the dinos had climbed onto the kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl.
The morning after that, they had managed to breach the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of eggs. “Uh-oh,” we heard our girls whisper. “Mom and Dad are not going to like this.”
Things quickly escalated from there. More often than not, the dinos’ antics were less than tidy. They are dinosaurs, after all.
To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time to time.
Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody else—looking to have a good time.
Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.
Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.
A girl scouts troop in New York has sold more than 32,000 boxes of cookies in one week.
While plenty of troops sell thousands of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies each spring, what makes this troop particularly unique is that the group is made up of approximately 300 children living in homeless shelters.
Girl Scout Troop 6000’s goal was to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies at their first ever sale. The troop received special permisson to set up shop at Kellogg’s NYC Café in Union Square.
By the end of the six-day sale, the troop sold more than 32,500 boxes!
Some customers stood in line for an hour to purchase cookies, but many made monetary donations to the troop, totaling more than $15,000, to help pay for activities and trips, according to the organization.
“I’m so excited that I got a chance to sell cookies, just like any other Girl Scout,” Sanaa, a 10-year-old from the troop, told NBC News. “Next year we are going to reach a higher goal.”
This is the first time the troop participated in the annual cookie sale since the group was formed in 2016 by Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Mayor de Blasio and the City Department of Homeless Services.
“We’re doing what we do best: give girls courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place,” Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Meridith Maskara told ABC News. “They’ve really bonded together as a unit, immensely. It’s beautiful to see the transformation.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his long term girlfriend Lauren Hashian just welcomed their second child into the world, daughter Tiana Gia Johnson.
Johnson posted a photo on Instagram of his baby girl on his chest and had some wonderful things to say about “all mamas and women out there.”
“Skin to skin. Our mana.
Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world.
Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.
I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.
Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.
And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life.
Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear.
Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck.”