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fraurosena

Quiver Full of Good in the World

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fraurosena

A wonderful counterpoint to the college admission bribery scandal.

 

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J.O.Y.nomore
On 3/7/2019 at 3:58 AM, fraurosena said:

 

 

This is my new favorite FJ thread!! I love al these stories, but this one made me tear up. ❤️ Thank you for sharing all these examples. of light in the world.

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GreyhoundFan

I love that the announcer and the audience don't slam on the dog for not completing the course as prescribed.

 

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fraurosena
3 hours ago, GreyhoundFan said:

I love that the announcer and the audience don't slam on the dog for not completing the course as prescribed.

 

The poor fellow is a rescue dog and came from atrocious conditions. It gladdens my heart to see him enjoying himself so much.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?
8 hours ago, fraurosena said:

The poor fellow is a rescue dog and came from atrocious conditions. It gladdens my heart to see him enjoying himself so much.

In the video, he just seems to be a very happy, happy dog. It speaks to what a good job the rescuers did, and to what a good dog he is. :my_heart: :tw_face_dog:

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4 hours ago, fraurosena said:

 

This has been all over the news, but not the response.  We have seen several stories about the vandalism but this is the first time I've seen anything about the response.  It doesn't surprise me, I do my share of griping about Oklahomans because I am Texan, but in general they are a warm, friendly group of people.  I remember a Jewish section of a cemetery in Tulsa that had a bunch of headstones kicked over by a couple of idiotic teenagers, and the entire community came together to help the local synagogue repair the damage and also attended the ceremony held there to re-sanctify (is that the right word) the area.  We went to the ceremony, it was really special to see so many people there.  When things like the recent vandalism and hate happen, people do seem to pull together and help each other.  Yes, I realize that there are racists and hate here, but in general the citizenry are nice people.

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GreyhoundFan

"‘His eyes were so sad’: Oil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand"

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Vitisak Payalaw and his crew were working on an oil rig 135 miles off the southern coast of Thailand on Friday when they spotted something unexpectedly bobbing in the gentle waves.

It was a dog.

The animal was fighting his way through the moving water, heading for the oil rig. As he approached the structure, Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, held out a pole after the animal had splashed his way to the platform below the rig’s deck. As a video Payalaw posted to his Facebook account shows, the pup was soaked, shivering and too exhausted to whimper or bark.

“His eyes were so sad. He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, ‘Please help me,’” Payalaw told CNN. “At that moment, whoever saw this, they would just have to help.”

The crew, however, knew it had to act fast. The waves were kicking up, meaning the dog could be swept away soon.

“I thought that if we didn’t move quickly, I would not be able to help him,” Payalaw said. “If he lost his grip, it would be very difficult to help him.”

Four members of the crew, including Payalaw, spent 15 minutes devising a way to pull the animal up to the rig, eventually slinging a looped rope around the dog’s neck and hoisting it to the deck. The pictures from the offshore planner’s Facebook account show the animal looking sapped after being taken aboard the rig.

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According to NPR, the rig workers gave the dog water and pieces of meat. Then, they settled on a name: “Boonrod,” meaning “he has done good karma and that helps him to survive.”

“He looked extremely exhausted and ran out of energy. He didn’t move much,” Payalaw said to CNN. “He was shaking and he couldn’t stand, he had to sit all the time.”

How exactly a dog ended up paddling for his life in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand remains a mystery. According to the Bangkok Post, Boonrod may have jumped or fallen off another vessel in the water.

On Monday, Boonrod was transported back to the mainland, coming ashore at Songkhla, Thailand, where he was examined by a vet, according to the Times of London.

According to Facebook pictures posted Monday by animal rights group Watchdog Thailand, when Boonrod stepped onto dry land, workers draped a garland of marigolds around his neck, a symbol of welcome and good fortune, the Times reported. The dog flashed a good-boy smile.

The dog is in good shape, the Associated Press reported.

Boonrod’s happy ending story quickly went viral online. Payalaw’s original Facebook post had more than 23,000 shares and 7,300 comments by early Wednesday morning.

“Three cheers to #Boonrod,” one user on Twitter said. “Simply amazing — we need a story like THIS on a day like today,” another posted.

Payalaw told NPR he plans to adopt Boonrod if the dog is not claimed by an owner.

 

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Audrey2

This article got me.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/men-ask-widow-to-share-a-meal-and-the-internet-believes-it-shows-true-compassion-132549254.html

Men Share Meal with a Widow Goes Viral

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An Alabama man noticed that a woman was sitting alone at a restaurant and he invited her to eat with him and his friends — not knowing that the widow would have been celebrating her 60th anniversary the next day.

 

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?
10 hours ago, GreyhoundFan said:

 

I hope @HerNameIsBuffy has time to watch this one. :)

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HerNameIsBuffy

woke up in middle of the night and I needed this....this thread is amazing.  Best tag ever - thanks!

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fraurosena

Sound on for this one. Tissues at the ready. 

 

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GreyhoundFan

Not all bikers are for Dumpy:

 

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