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Good News Tuesday: Adopting a Deaf Puppy, Determined Voting, and Opening Minds with Books


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Nick and Emerson: A Puppy Adoption Story

When Nick Abbott saw a Facebook post about a deaf puppy needing a home, he had to go see him. Nick and Emerson are both deaf. Now, they are family. Nick adopted Emerson and is teaching him sign language.

I found this story first on Good Morning America:

Making Sure Everyone Gets to Vote

Indian officials traveled nearly 70km (45 miles) to make sure one man got to vote in the Indian general election. Four election officials accompanied by a police officer set up a special polling station for Bharatdas Darshandas, a 69 year old priest who lives at a temple in the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat.Ā  You can read more in this short article from The Guardian.Ā 

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From Graffiti to Books: Opening Minds of Teen Offenders

Five teenagers were arrested for painting racially charged graffiti on a historic Virginia schoolhouse that had been used by black children during segregation.

The offenders were ordered to read 12 books chosen from a list of 35 and to write an assignment on each of the books they chose. Here’s an excerpt written by one of teens:

I thought a swastika was just a symbol and it didn’t really mean much – not any more. I was wrong and it meant a lot to people who are affected by them. It reminds me of the worst things – losing family members and friends, of the pain of torture, psychological and physical, among that it reminds them how hateful people can be and how the world can be cruel and unfair. Swastikas are also a reminder of oppression, not being heard and being kept down on the ground. Swastikas are also a sign of white power, that their race is above all else, which is not the case.

People should not feel less than what they are and nobody should make them feel that way. I feel especially awful after writing this paper about how I made anybody feel bad. Everybody should be treated with equality, no matter their race or religion or sexual orientation. I will do my best to see to it that I am never this ignorant again.

For more information, please read this article from BBC:

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Adopting a Deaf Puppy, Determined Voting, and Opening Minds with Books

  1. I love the story about adopting a deaf puppy šŸ™‚

  2. What a great collection of good news, JoAnna! Thanks so much for this. Sharing!
    Hugs on the wing.

  3. makes me happy hearing
    of those caring for other beings šŸ™‚

  4. Our daughter’s 17 year old Jack Russel is now deaf. He wears a collar reading Deaf Dog. Becky was stopped in the street recently by someone commiserating with her (non-existent) deafness and asking if Scooby alerted her to various sounds. Thanks for your usual inspirational post

    • My 17 year old mutt is deaf and almost blind. But she likes to smell things and still gets excited at meal times. Good idea about the collar. I’m glad you liked my good news.

  5. Tears!!.. that they found each other.. and how they bonded and were meant for each other.. Beautiful JoAnna.. ā¤

  6. great stories!
    thanks for sharing about em!

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