7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

From Paris to Beirut, the world seemed an especially hateful place last week — but it’s exactly in times like these that we must remind ourselves of the good in the world. Here are 7 uplifting news stories from last week.

1. Parisians line up to give blood.

The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night left 129 dead and 352 wounded — and Parisians stepped up to help. On Saturday, the lines to give blood were so long that one hospital asked volunteers to come back later. Read the full story here.

2. Homeless dad pays it forward after strangers help him.

James Moss moved to Denver to give his son a better life — but then his housing arrangements fell through. Moss’ story went viral after being profiled on the #GoBeKind Tour, which led to a GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $56,000 from strangers so Moss could buy a car to get to work. Touched, Moss spent Saturday feeding the hungry at a local park. Read the full story here.

3. Beirut man sacrifices life to save countless people from suicide bomber.

43 people died in twin suicide bombings in Beirut on Thursday. But that number would have been higher if not for the brave sacrifice of Adel Termos. Termos was out with his daughter when he heard the first bomber and tackled the second, causing him to detonate. Had it not been for Termos’ split-second decision, hundreds more lives would likely have been lost. Read the full story here.

4. Company helps veterans who don’t qualify for dental care.

Aspen Dental was shocked to find that most veterans don’t qualify for dental care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. So they decided to do something about it, partnering with the nonprofit Got Your 6 to provide free dental care to veterans. Read the full story here.

5. Veteran rekindles WWII romance 70 years later.

Norwood Thomas met Joyce Durrant in London during World War II. After the war, he wanted to marry her – but Durrant misunderstood his marriage proposal and the pair fell out of touch. Earlier this year, Durrant asked her son if he could find Thomas. And on November 6, the wartime lovers had a Skype date nearly 70 years after they fell in love. Read the full story here.

6. Woman finds kidney match on Tinder.

If you’re sick of Tinder horror stories, this one’s for you! On their first date, Rich O’Dea told Jennifer Thomas about Erika Bragan, his friend desperately in need of a kidney. Thomas and O’Dea decided to remain friends – but Thomas was moved by Bragan’s story and ended up donating her kidney. Read the full story here.

7. Cop helps out elderly couple with tea.

A 95-year-old British woman called the Greater Manchester Police last Tuesday, suggesting that her husband was having difficulties. It turned out that the woman had instead made the call “out of desperation” and loneliness. So the responding officers decided to have some tea with them. Read the full story here.

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Written by Sasha Graffagna

From Paris to Beirut, the world seemed an especially hateful place last week — but it’s exactly in times like these that we must remind ourselves of the good in the world. Here are 7 uplifting news stories from last week.

1. Parisians line up to give blood.

The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night left 129 dead and 352 wounded — and Parisians stepped up to help. On Saturday, the lines to give blood were so long that one hospital asked volunteers to come back later. Read the full story here.

2. Homeless dad pays it forward after strangers help him.

James Moss moved to Denver to give his son a better life — but then his housing arrangements fell through. Moss’ story went viral after being profiled on the #GoBeKind Tour, which led to a GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $56,000 from strangers so Moss could buy a car to get to work. Touched, Moss spent Saturday feeding the hungry at a local park. Read the full story here.

3. Beirut man sacrifices life to save countless people from suicide bomber.

43 people died in twin suicide bombings in Beirut on Thursday. But that number would have been higher if not for the brave sacrifice of Adel Termos. Termos was out with his daughter when he heard the first bomber and tackled the second, causing him to detonate. Had it not been for Termos’ split-second decision, hundreds more lives would likely have been lost. Read the full story here.

4. Company helps veterans who don’t qualify for dental care.

Aspen Dental was shocked to find that most veterans don’t qualify for dental care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. So they decided to do something about it, partnering with the nonprofit Got Your 6 to provide free dental care to veterans. Read the full story here.

5. Veteran rekindles WWII romance 70 years later.

Norwood Thomas met Joyce Durrant in London during World War II. After the war, he wanted to marry her – but Durrant misunderstood his marriage proposal and the pair fell out of touch. Earlier this year, Durrant asked her son if he could find Thomas. And on November 6, the wartime lovers had a Skype date nearly 70 years after they fell in love. Read the full story here.

6. Woman finds kidney match on Tinder.

If you’re sick of Tinder horror stories, this one’s for you! On their first date, Rich O’Dea told Jennifer Thomas about Erika Bragan, his friend desperately in need of a kidney. Thomas and O’Dea decided to remain friends – but Thomas was moved by Bragan’s story and ended up donating her kidney. Read the full story here.

7. Cop helps out elderly couple with tea.

A 95-year-old British woman called the Greater Manchester Police last Tuesday, suggesting that her husband was having difficulties. It turned out that the woman had instead made the call “out of desperation” and loneliness. So the responding officers decided to have some tea with them. Read the full story here.

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Written by Sasha Graffagna

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