Man Abducted as a Child is Reunited with Family Over 30 Years Later
Li Jingwei was four years old in 1988 when he was kidnapped and taken to another province China, but he never forgot his family or home village. Abductions have long been a problem in China, but recently, technology, social media, and law enforcement have helped reunite abductees with families. The detailed map Li Jingwei drew from memory of his home village also helped. After 33 years, he was reunited with his original family on New Year’s Day. Here’s the story from CNN’s Good Stuff.
Stranger Delivers Wallet He Found in the Snow
Jake, a college student from Maryland, lost his wallet full of Christmas money, college money, and ID. He and his mom looked for the wallet in the snow but couldn’t find it. Early on the morning Jake was to head back to college, a man named Juan came to their home and returned the wallet. Here’s more of the story from the Good News Network.
Nurse Takes Care of Patient’s Dog
When John Burley was hospitalized for pneumonia and lung problems just before Thanksgiving, no one was available to take care of his 12-year-old dog, Boomer who had been picked up by animal services. Responding to John’s pleas for help, nurse Jennifer Smith searched for and adopted Boomer. Now she takes him to visit John. Here’s the story and a heartwarming photo from CNN’s Good Stuff.
The Bee Whisperer
Erika Thompson doesn’t just save bees in Texas, she’s the “bee whisperer.” You can watch her fascinating work below:
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Feel free to share your good news story or link in the comments!
Today’s prompt for Just Jot it January from Willow is “cosmopolitan” which means, “including or containing people from many different countries.” Though a lot of my good news sources lean toward US news, I make an effort to find good news stories from other parts of the world. The Good News Network has a world news tab, so that sometimes helps. If you know of a good news source outside the US, please let me know.
For details and jots on #JusJoJan, visit our host, Linda Hill here. Linda’s post contains a link to Willow’s blog, too. Thanks to Linda and Willow!
January 11, 2022 at 9:59 am
What a lovely hopeful post, thank you for taking part 💜💜
January 11, 2022 at 8:14 pm
You’re welcome, Willow! Drop by any Tuesday for a dose of good news! 🙂
January 12, 2022 at 9:53 am
I think I shall 💜💜💜💜
January 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm
These stories made my day! Thanks JoAnna!
January 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm
Wonderful! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
January 11, 2022 at 1:06 pm
I really liked the nurse and the dog story. Wow! It’s nice to know we still have people who are willing to go out of their way for others.
January 11, 2022 at 8:39 pm
I love that nurse/dog story and the photo that goes with it. Having worked for many years in a job where we were trained to maintain professional boundaries with clients, I wonder if the nurse got any flak for this. She definitely did the right thing!
January 12, 2022 at 10:03 am
No kidding. I’m glad she did that. It was a great thing.
January 11, 2022 at 1:36 pm
All great news. Bee whisperer Erika Thompson is amazing!
January 11, 2022 at 8:46 pm
Thanks, Rosaliene. I was certainly amazed and inspired by Erika Thompson. My husband took a bee keeping class. I have thought that if we ever have bees, I want to try to be friends with them by sitting quietly nearby.
January 12, 2022 at 12:48 pm
I must confess that I have much more respect for them than I did in my childhood.
January 12, 2022 at 9:47 pm
January 11, 2022 at 3:34 pm
All nice stories. I really enjoyed reading about the guy that found the wallet.
January 11, 2022 at 9:02 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed that story, Dan. At first, I wondered if it was too simple. I mean we’ve heard similar stories before about returned wallets, but we NEED these stories about the goodness of everyday people.
January 11, 2022 at 9:36 pm
We really do.