In February 2015, a two-year-old girl named Vivian was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. She’s being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
From day one, construction was taking place outside, directly across from Vivian’s hospital window. Vivian’s family watched their little girl become more and more fascinated with the construction site. She’d wave at the workers who spent their days on the beams and cranes. She even got her very own construction hat.
Eventually, two of the workers — Travis Barnes and Greg Combs — noticed Vivian in the window. They started smiling and waving back to her, and Vivian was absolutely delighted. This sweet interaction went on for days as a special connection formed on either side of the glass.
One day, Vivian’s mom, Ginger, noticed two of the workers trying to get her and her daughter’s attention.
When Ginger and Vivian looked out the hospital window, they saw a very special message spray-painted on one of the construction beams.
In an awesome effort to cheer Vivian up, crew workers Greg and Travis did something so simple, yet so powerful, that it’s now going viral.
Please enjoy this incredible story of kindness and compassion, and SHARE it with your friends on Facebook!
When Bill and Hillary first got married Bill said, “I put a box under the bed. You must promise never to look in it.” In all their 30 years of marriage, Hillary never looked. On the afternoon of their 30th anniversary, curiosity got the best of her and she lifted the lid and peeked inside. In it were 3 empty beer cans and $81,874.25 in cash.
She closed the box and put it back under the bed. Now that she knew what was in the box, she was doubly curious as to why there was such a box and with those contents. That evening, they were out for a special anniversary dinner. After dinner, Hillary could no longer contain her curiosity and she confessed, saying, “I’m so sorry, Bill. For all these years, I kept my promise and never looked into the box under our bed. However, today the temptation was too much and I gave in. But now I need to know, why do you keep the 3 beer cans in the box?”
Bill thought for a while and said, “I guess after all these years you deserve to know the truth. Whenever I was unfaithful to you, I put an empty beer can in the box under the bed to remind myself not to do it again.”
Hillary was shocked, but said,”Hmmm, Jennifer, Paula and Monica. I’m disappointed and saddened by your behavior; however, I guess it does happen and I guess 3 times is not that bad.”
Bill thanked her for being so understanding.They hugged and made their peace. A little while later Hillary asked Bill, “So why do you have all that money in the box?”
He answered, “Well, whenever the box filled up with empty cans, I took them to the recycling center.”
Stranger Who Got His Daughter Pregnant Told Him He Didn’t Love Her. But Never Thought He’d Ask Him This.
I’m a general manager at a car dealership. When my daughter was 17 she went to a party. At that party she met a man, whom she had sex with and got pregnant. After we found out she didn’t tell us who the father was.
When one Sunday afternoon many months into my daughters pregnancy I’m sitting outside enjoying the view and a iced tea when this old pick up truck pulls up. A young man jumps out of it.
Now for the purpose of the story lets say my daughters name is Stacy.
This young man approaches me and says, “Are you Stacy’s dad?”
I look up and say, “Yes I am, are you here to see her?”
He goes, “no sir I’m here to talk to you, can I sit down?”
I said sure, he explained himself an 18 yr old boy just finished high school not very book smart with no real future. I had a hunch where this was going.
He then said, “I understand Stacy is pregnant.”
I go, “yes she is.”
He said, “I’m the father.”
I replied, “figured as much, so whats going on?”
He said “well, I don’t love your daughter and shouldn’t have done what I did. However I’m soon to become a father without a good income. I know you run multiple car dealerships and one can make good money selling cars. I want to come work for you so I can make enough money to support my child and be a good father.”
I looked at him and said, “What kind of work would you want to do at one of my dealerships?”
He said, “I want to sell cars, I want to be a sales man. I hear you don’t need a degree and if you are willing to work long and hard hours you can make good money.”
I nodded and said, “Yes you can.” I then said “Now son you got some balls coming over here telling me you got my daughter pregnant when you don’t even love her and then asking for a job…”
He then said, “I figured this was my best option of finding a job to make enough money to support my kid.”
I said, “I want you to be at my dealership tomorrow in your Sunday best at 8 AM, do you understand?”
He said “Yes sir.”
I said “Now go, I’ll see you tomorrow.”
That was a good 10 years ago. He’s now a store manager and one of the best hires I ever made. He is also an awesome father of 2 now (he met and married another woman and had a child with her).
He shares custody with my daughter. Now I’m not saying he didn’t make a mistake, and I’m not saying that their situation is ideal.
But what I can say is that I admire the hell out of that young man for owning up to his responsibilities and being a real father. I know there are a lot of men out there who would not have done the same.
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Déjà was already an invaluable member of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department in California, but she’s just proved her extraordinary canine powers yet again.
After a young girl was reported missing around 3 A.M., Déjà took the lead to find her. She was last seen with an unknown man who took her from her home. The pup and her handler Deputy Stone entered the woods surrounding the nearby mountains and spotted the girl’s purse as well as drag marks.
Déjà’s nose never left the ground as the pair followed the scent all the way to a solitary home. She led her handler right up to the front door and refused to leave; police found both the girl and her captor inside, and the man has been arrested for kidnapping.
Great job, Déjà and Deputy Stone!