Waylon Saunders was found face down in an icy swimming pool. His body temperature was so low, paramedics couldn’t get a reading. When he arrived at the hospital, he had no pulse and was “legally dead and had been for a while.” But a team at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Ontario performed CPR for 3 hours without stopping while warming his body. After almost three hours, Waylon’s heart restarted. Here’s more from The Good News Network.
In Dublin, New York and California, cities that closed streets to cars in favor of pedestrians during the pandemic are keeping the streets car free. Here’s more from GoodGoodGood.
Former Poachers are Protecting Sea Turtles in the Philippines
As a child, Johnny Manlugay didn’t know killing sea turtles and collecting their eggs was illegal. Now he’s using his former poaching skills to help protect endangered turtles. You can read about how it works HERE.
Turkish Firefighter Rescues and Adopts Cat
After a firefighter rescued a cat who’d been trapped in rubble for ten days, the cat would not leave his side. Watch this short, sweet video!
African American Veterans Honored with New Monument
The African American Veterans Monument was unveiled last month in New York. The monument consists of 12 concrete pillars – one for each major war that the US has fought. Read more about the monument and its importance in this article from CNN.
Virtual Hug Video
My 1440 daily news email has a monthly “Human Kind” section where I found this video of virtual hugs. It was nice with lots of people offering hugs to the camera which works if you use your imagination. I loved the song playing along with the hugs, though I had to turn down the volume as the pitch got a little high for me at times. You can check it out at “The Nicest Place on the Internet.”
Rescues During Hurricane Ian:
Reporter Tony Atkins rescued a nurse who was on her way to work by carrying her from her car:
Bonus Video: Cat Rescue
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When George Ahearn found out how much produce was being wasted due to COVID 19 slowing food supply chains, he wanted to get food to the people who needed it. Farmers were ready with truckloads of potatoes and onions, but food banks need food that’s washed and bagged. With help, George co-founded EastWest Food Rescue. Mobilizing farmers and volunteers, the non-profit has moved nearly eight million pounds of produce across the state of Washington to food banks and meal programs. Here’s more from CNN Heroes.
Reviving Ancient Seeds Adds Fruit to Cooperative Learning for Arab and Israeli Students
Fifteen years ago, scientists Elaine Soloway and Sarah Salon were able to germinate date seeds that lived around the time of Jesus. One seed grew into a male tree they named, Methuselah. In 2014, ancient seeds dating back close to the same time were unearthed in the Judean Desert and near the Dead Sea. Six of those seeds grew into trees at the Kibbutz Ketura campus of the Arava Institute located on the Israeli-Jordanian border where Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian college students learn and work cooperatively to solve regional and global challenges. One tree, a female named Hannah, flowered. In the spring of this year Hannah was pollinated using the powdery grains from Methuselah. She produced 111 dates that were recently harvested. For pictures, details, and a deeper look into the significance of these events, please read this article from the Good News Network.
Fire Cat Rescue
The ground smoldered as fire fighters worked to make sure a fire in Northern California did not re-ignite. LA Fire Department Captain Daniel Trevizo heard a meow. Then he saw a kitten running toward him. For more of the story and feel-good pictures, click this piece from redding.com
When 72 year old Gloria Scott called electrician John Kinney to fix her light, she had no idea what it would lead to. John saw that Gloria’s house needed a lot more work, so he returned to do other repairs at no charge. He created a Facebook page, “Old Lady Needs Help,” to rally support. The response was overwhelming in a good way.