January 15, 2015 | Comments Off | Topics: Humanity |
Meet Mason Wartman
Mason left his job on Wall Street to start up his pizza business in Philly.
Mason sells a slice of pizza for $1 in his restaurant
We Need More Awesome People Like This In The World: Two 20 Year Olds Create Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless
Two 20 year old guys from Brisbane, Australia have taken it upon themselves to found a charity (Orange Sky Laundry) that offers a free mobile laundry service to the Australian Homeless. They’ve now officially been washing clothes for a month.
Dog given another chance at life.
Abandoned dog that lived under a dumpster for 11 months is rescued and adopted
An animal is euthanizedÂ every 11 secondsÂ in US shelters. But instead of accepting this without thought, one 9-year-old boy from the Philippines, Ken, did the unthinkable: heÂ started a “no-kill” shelterÂ in his parent’s garage.
It’s not hard to describe what it is about these photos that make them so profound, but one word that immediately came to mind was ‘sacrifice’. Judging by these photos we can only assume this is a father who devoted his own life in one of the most difficult and low paid jobs in order to send his son through college.
Hereâ€™s your feel-good story of the week.Â WQAD8Â interviewed Lillian Weber, from Iowa, who makes a dress almost every single day. She donates them to the organizationÂ Little Dresses For Africa, a Christian nonprofit group that distributes the dresses to children in Africa and other countries. If that isnâ€™t impressive enough, Lillian is 99-years-old and has currently sewn over 840 dresses in the past two years. She plans to make at least another 150 by May 6th, 2015, bringing the total up to 1,000 dresses by her 100th birthday.Â Dayum. Linda Parcell, Lillian’s daughter, toldÂ WQAD8,Â ”She personalizes them all.Â It’s not like good enough that she makes the dresses, she has to put something on the front to make it look special, to give it her touch.” So not only does Weber make these dresses from patterns, sheÂ alsoÂ adds personal elements that differentiate them from one another. She’s clearly one fabulous lady who isn’t letting old age hold her back.
Meet Mark Bustos, a 30-year-old hairstylist at Three Squares Studio, a posh New York City salon. Every Sunday, Bustos goes around the city offering haircuts to people who can’t afford them.Bustos began cutting hair for impoverished people on a family visit to the Philippines in May 2012. Bustos provides free haircuts to as many as six people every Sunday. His motto is simple: “Be awesome to somebody.”