I have just a few good ‘people’ today, not because I couldn’t find more, but because I ran out of energy … again. But, I think you’ll enjoy these … gives us hope that humanity does still exist.
One heck of a tip!
The staff at Wahoo Seafood Grill in Gainesville, Florida, got a rather pleasant surprise last Tuesday. A party of three came in, had what must have been a pretty nice meal, for the tab came to over $144 after a $63 discount! But the kicker was the gratuity or tip. Take a look at the receipt …
After the group finished their meal, the man asked the entire restaurant staff to come to the dining area. He thanked all 10 of them for showing up and working hard. Then something incredible happened. He told them he was giving them $1,000 each!
Said the restaurant’s owner, Sean Shepherd …
“I’m not usually an emotional guy, but this really got me. I’m blown away. We’re ALL blown away by his generosity. Watching these guys get their check was almost as good as Christmas morning. The last year and a half hasn’t been easy on this industry. We’re hurting and we’re exhausted, but this incredible act of kindness has restored our faith in humanity. Our whole staff would like to thank this generous customer from the bottom of our hearts. We are all going to pay it forward in our own ways. Even the smallest acts of kindness can have a giant ripple effect.”
A double good people
Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk earned the silver medal in the javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in July/August 2021). On August 11, she announced the auctioning of her prized medal to help save a young boy’s life.
She chose to raise funds for Miłoszek Małysa, an 8-month-old boy who needs to travel from Poland to Stanford University in California to have life-saving heart surgery. She does not know Małysa, but wrote that she knew his cause was the right choice after reading online pleas for help from his parents.
Andrejczyk wrote that Małysa needed 1.5 million Polish zlotys — about $385,000 — to cover the costs of his transportation and treatment.
“The true value of a medal always remains in the heart. A medal is only an object, but it can be of great value to others. This silver can save lives, instead of collecting dust in a closet. That is why I decided to auction it to help sick children.”
But the story gets even better.
Zabka, a Polish convenience store chain, made the winning bid. Zabka confirmed the good news on Facebook. The store also gracefully declined to accept her silver medal.
“We were moved by the beautiful and extremely noble gesture of our Olympian. We also decided that the silver medal from Tokyo will stay with Ms. Maria.”
Good people don’t have to be people, y’know
An unnamed 83-year-old Cornwall woman is alive today … thanks to her best friend, Piran. She was out walking one day last week and slipped down into a deep ravine. It was several hours before her neighbors noticed her absence and began searching for her.
They might still be searching today but for the woman’s friend, Piran, who, knowing where she was but unable to affect a rescue, waited patiently for the searchers to come close enough to hear his cries. Oh … did I mention that Piran is a cat?
Ultimately the searchers came upon Piran, just as he’d known they would, and immediately called for professional help to rescue the woman lying in a stream at the bottom of the ravine.
“The cat is very attached to her, and he was going back and forth in the gateway and meowing, so I decided to go and search the maize field.”
Piran gets a thumbs up 👍 for his dedication and efforts on behalf of his housemate!
That’s all I’ve got for today, folks, but remember … you, too, can be a good people. Just offer a helping hand when you see somebody struggling … little things mean a lot.