This Kind Woman Opened A Retirement Home For Senior Dogs Who Have Been Abandoned Or Surrendered

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House With a Heart, an animal sanctuary in Gaithersburg, Maryland, gives aging pets a happy home for their final years. Housing exclusively senior animals, the nonprofit rescues senior cats and dogs that have been given up by their families, and makes sure they are safe and loved, day and night. Sher Polvinale and her colleagues oversee the daily care of more than twenty dogs, and spare no expense when it comes to making sure the dogs are happy and healthy.

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After This Teen Was Rejected And Humiliated Before Homecoming, 13 Girls Asked To Be His Date

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Dakota Nelson, a sophomore from Gray, Louisiana had never asked a girl out before, so he wanted to make sure his big moment was done correctly. He made a big poster asking a girl to homecoming in the school hallway in front of their classmates.

It wasn’t easy for him to get up the courage to ask a close friend to the homecoming dance, but when she said no and a crowd of teens standing nearby laughed at him, it was devastating. And to make it worse, the whole thing was captured on video and shared on Facebook, so thousands could watch his humiliation.

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This Principal Reads Books Online Every Week To Make Sure Her Students Have A Bedtime Story

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A first-year elementary school principal in Beaumont, TX, takes to Facebook live every Tuesday night to read a bedtime story to her students.

Dr Belinda George, 42, is a first-year principal at Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont, and began reading stories to her schoolchildren in December 2018.

“I knew that the children were going to go on a Christmas break, and I was going to miss them and I wouldn’t get to read or interact with them,”

“That prompted me to start doing the stories live.”

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The Single Dad Is Teaching Other Dads How To Style Their Daughter’s Hair

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When Philippe Morgese became a single dad, he knew he needed to be able to do his one-year-old daughter Emma’s hair. He started out small with simple hair clips. From there, he branched out to pigtails and braids. Eventually he became so adept, he would receive compliments from friends and strangers alike on how great Emma’s hair looked. It was then that Philippe realized that if he had struggled to learn how to style his daughter’s hair, surely tons of other dads would be going through the same thing and would benefit from his knowledge. That’s when he saw an opportunity to do something great for the community. He created a “Dads and Daughters” hair class to help other fathers learn about doing hair.

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School Principal Installs Free Laundromat After Students Were Bullied For Wearing Dirty Clothes

School Principal Installs Free Laundromat After Students Were Bullied For Wearing Dirty Clothes

A principal in New Jersey is being praised for giving his students a fresh lease on academic life.

After observing a high percentage of the school’s students missing class, as well as social media posts bullying students for the state of their clothing, Principal Akbar Cook of West Side High School in Newark had a laundromat installed on the property to offer those in need a way of cleaning their belongings, reported CNN

“These are kids, good kids who want to learn, that are missing three to five days a month because they were being bullied because they were dirty,” Cook explained. “I even changed the school uniform to darker colors so they could go more days without cleaning them, but even with that, students were struggling to have them look clean enough to attend.”

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This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair To Donate To Kids With Cancer

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When Christian McPhilamy was six years old, he was inspired by a commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and decided he wanted to help young people with cancer. He decided that day that he wanted to grow his hair long and donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.

So for 2 and a half years, Christian grew his hair out. He was made fun of at school for it, often mistaken for a girl, but that never deterred him from doing what he thought was right.

“Even out and about or at a park, he would be playing with a bunch of boys and they’d be like, ‘you look like a girl.’ And he would just explain to them. He held his head high and he never once said that he wanted to cut it off ever,” Christian’s mom said.

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This 75 Year Old Grandpa Visits An Animal Shelter Every Day And Naps With Cats

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A 75-year-old man visits a local animal shelter every day so he can enjoy “brushing cats” while often falling asleep on the job and napping with the felines.

Terry Lauerman decided one day to introduce himself to a local Green Bay-area animal sanctuary, telling the folks at Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary Inc. that he likes to brush cats.

According to Elizabeth Feldhausen, the founder of Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary, “He just walked in and started brushing,” noting that he never asked to be a volunteer. “So eventually we told him he was an official volunteer and had him fill out our volunteer form.”

The shelter, which opened in 2016, rescues cats with disabilities that would be at risk of euthanasia at other facilities.

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Hundreds Of Volunteers Show Up At Shelter To Comfort Dogs During 4th Of July Fireworks

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We all love fireworks! Yet the 4th of July is one of the most difficult holidays for our pets and wild animals as fireworks cause a lot of stress. It can be even worse for animals in shelters because they are in kennels with nowhere to hide.

During last year’s 4th of July celebrations, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, in Phoenix, Arizona, came up with a way to deal with some of the stress dogs experience during fireworks. They called it “Calming Companions.”

They invited members of the community to come to sit with the cats and dogs being sheltered there during the 4th of July celebrations.

Believe it or not, about 200 people showed up to comfort the animals and let them know they were safe, despite the loud sounds coming from outside.

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