Daily Good News 31: Man saves babies from fire, Citibank makes donation, and our small donations go a long way

Thursday is here. Let’s celebrate!


And now for the news. Mmm…smell that? Smells like a good time! Or feet!

A somewhat uneducated sounding man helps save a couple of babies from a burning building.

“I was ready to catch. One of them, he kind of flipped a little because he was in a full ‘onesie’ suit, but I catch him,” Shirley said. The father then tossed the second infant down and the sure-handed letter carrier made another life-saving catch.

He says “catch” twice as a past tense verb. It hurts. I hope it’s a typo. Still, good job, sir.

Okay, now here’s something I think you’ll really like. I read this article about how awesome even a small donation to charity goes a long way. We can sometimes hear about the millions of dollars being donated and feel like we’re not doing anything compared to that. Read the entire article but I’ll share this snippet:

But sometimes that admiration for such large gifts can leave the rest of us feeling intimidated when we pull out our own checkbooks to write a donation to our favorite charity. Will our check for $10, or maybe even less, really help anything? Do such small gifts really help charitable organizations accomplish much?

The answer is a very strong yes.

So yeah, donate what you can; charities will take it.

Yeah…so Citibank made a donation:

Citi is the official bank sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). Citi’s donation, part of a $500,000 donation to the USOC, will help fund one full season of competition expenses for San Antonio’s paralympic team – the San Antonio Rampage – which is composed completely of military veterans.


Alright so that’s what I got for you today. Some kind of witty comment ends the post.



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