A homeless student who slept on friends’ sofas while taking his A-levels has been accepted to study law at Cambridge University after achieving straight A*s. Jacob Lewis, 22, achieved full marks in history and law and was awarded four A*s in total at Coleg y Cymoedd, in Aberdare. He said he originally dropped out of […]Read more "Homeless Teen Gets Accepted Into Law School"
Laval, Que., police are calling 17-year-old Malyk Bonnet a hero after he went to extraordinary lengths to aid the escape of a woman who had been abducted by her ex-boyfriend earlier this month. “Now I realize what I did and wow … it’s really awesome. I mean, I saved a life!” Bonnet said with a laugh. […]Read more "Teenage Hero Saves Woman From Kidnapping"
Two guide dog owners have tied the knot after a chance meeting between their pets helped them find ‘true love’. Claire Johnson, 50, and Mark Gaffey, 51, got married in Baralston, Stoke-on-Trent, after their pooches became infatuated with each other at training two years ago. The guide dogs, Venice and Rodd, took the happy couple […]Read more "Guide Dog Owners Get Married After Pets Fall In Love"
A 90-year-old man pulled his wife of 68 years to safety in her wheelchair as a fire ravaged their North Carolina home. Arthur Schneider jumped into action after a lightning storm hit a street transformer, causing flames to crawl through his Asheboro house, he told the Daily News Saturday. Arthur immediately thought of his wife […]Read more "90 Year Old Saves Wife From Fire"
A Purple Heart Medal was found in a dump after being lost for decades! The family of a World War II pilot lost his Purple Heart in the 1960s. This weekend, it’s finally being returned. Wiljo Matalamaki had his bomber plane shot down over Germany in 1944 and it was never recovered. His mother held […]Read more "Purple Heart Returned To War Veterans Family"
An image of Jamie Harrington, a teenager in Dublin, Ireland, has been shared on the Humans of Dublin Facebook page for a very important reason: He once prevented a stranger’s suicide, simply by stopping to as if the man was okay. Harrington explains his story to HoD, recalling his encounter one evening with a stranger […]Read more "Simple Question Saves Man’s Life"
A Taupo dad has gotten a cochlear implant tattooed on his head to help his little girl not feel like the odd one out. Charlotte, 6, who had her first implant put in at the age of 4 in 2013, has just had her second one put in at Gillies Hospital. In a gesture of […]Read more "Dad Gets Tattoo For Daughter"
Netflix announced Tuesday that it’s allowing employees to take unlimited maternity or paternity leave during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. During that first year, Netflix employees will be able to take off however long they feel they need to. They can return on a full- or part-time basis, and even take […]Read more "Netflix Announces Unlimited Parental Leave Policy"
Facebook to the rescue: From 10 wedding guests to 2,000 Only a handful of relatives arrived at the wedding of an Israeli couple; a social media post by a relative saved the event, drawing a huge crowd of well-wishers. Annette and Lior Solomon were getting married at the Harmonia Bagan event space. Apparently, some relatives […]Read more "Facebook Post Saves Wedding"
Barnacle is a 2-year-old terrier mix who is now living at the Coast Guard station in Milwaukee. Petty Officer Anthony Kaminski’s wife found Barnacle wandering in a grocery store parking lot while Kaminski was stationed in South Florida. The Kaminskis spend six weeks looking for his owner, but no one came forward. When Kaminski was […]Read more "Coast Guards Make Stray Dog Their New Mascot"