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Wallace PeoplesÂ has worked as a crossing guard for Sherwood Forest Elementary in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for two years.Â InÂ that time, he has become a beloved figure to those who come in contact with him on a daily basis.
Last month, when the school community found out that their favorite crossing guardÂ was unable to come to work because his car broke down — and the fact that he also spent Christmas Eve in the hospital — one parent decided to take matters into her own hands.She posted about his misfortune on Facebook, and people wanted to pitch in. Not only did they manage to raise $2,500 for Wallace, but one parent also donated a car to help the cause.
Wallace was overjoyed with the outpouring of love.
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Unlike most fast food restaurants,Â Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays for religious reasons, but one location in Mobile, AlabamaÂ made an exception to their schedule earlier this week for a special reason.
Elijah Sprague, a 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and autism, celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Because the teen adores Chick-fil-A — and even dreams of working in the drive-thru someday — his mother couldn’t think of a better place to ring in his big day.The owner of the restaurant agreed to open its doors on Sunday just for Elijah, andÂ staffers even baked cookies for him to give away at the drive-thru window to over 40 friends and family.
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In the weeks leading up toÂ Duane Sherman‘s 96th birthday on December 30th,Â the WWII veteranÂ hoped to receive a few birthday cards in the mail. Unfortunately, this didn’t happenÂ due to the fact that he’s outlived most of his old friends.
His daughterÂ SueÂ decided to take matters into her own hands — pleading via social mediaÂ for strangers to brighten her fatherâs day with a simple birthday card.The Internet was quick to respond, and her father ended up receiving more than 50,000 cards and letters from strangers across all 50 states and 10 countries.
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Â A few months ago,Â Connie DespanieÂ andÂ Benjamin HallÂ were celebrating in the birth of their newborn son at Lafayette General Medical Center in Louisiana. Though they had agreed on naming himÂ Kingston, they had yet to decide on a middle name.
They soon found inspiration, however, in an unlikely place —Â Â a handwritten letter that was given to them by hospital workers shortly after their sonâs birth, which read, “To my dadâs angel, even though I will never know your name, you are the first child born here after my dadâs passing. When one life is taken, another is given. Please keep my dad in your prayers.”Little did they know this letter would lead them to form an incredible bond with a stranger.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=OjN7Lh_8-LY
TOM HANKS: Lunchtime Santa Claus
Christmas came early for diners at an In-N-Out Burger. ActorÂ Tom HanksÂ surprised drive-thru customers by paying for their meals.Last weekend, Hanks and his wife,Â Rita Wilson, dined inside the fast food restaurant.Â He posed for selfies.On his way out, Hanks stopped at the drive-thru window and paid for the cars waiting in line. (CBS, Los Angeles)Â
BradÂ andÂ Jennifer BondÂ went shopping for gifts to donate to Toys for Tots on their first date seven years ago, and they have continued the tradition every year since.
When theyÂ finally tied the knot earlier this week, the happy couple wanted their guests to be involved in their special tradition. They gave each guest a $10 gift card and headed to a Target in Orlando to shop for goodies to donate.At the end of the night, the guests spent much more than they were allotted, and there are sure to be a lot of happy kids on Christmas morning, thanks to these newlyweds.