A 16-year-old hero from Mississippi named Corion Evans has just saved four people’s lives!

https://abcnews.go.com/US/mississippi-teen-hailed-hero-helping-rescue-girls-officer/story?id=86300178

Mississippi teen hailed as hero after helping rescue 3 girls, officer from river

“I was just like, ‘I can’t let none of these folks die.'”

By Meredith Deliso

July 6, 2022

Corion Evans

Corion Evans, 16, jumped in to the Pascagoula River to save four people after a car drove off a boat launch on July 3, 2022, in Moss Point, Miss.

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A teenager helped rescue three people whose car drove off a boat launch into the Pascagoula River, as well as a police officer who responded to the scene, on July 3, 2022, in Moss Point, Miss.

A 16-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after he helped rescue four people when a car drove off a boat launch and into a Mississippi river.

The incident happened Sunday at around 2:30 a.m., when the car, which had three teenage girls inside, drove into the Pascagoula River in Moss Point, floated about 20 feet away from shore and started sinking, the Moss Point Police Department said in a statement.

“The driver of that vehicle stated she was following her GPS and did not realize she was going into the water,” police said.

Corion Evans, 16, said he immediately ran over, took off his shoes and shirt and went into the water when he saw the car sinking and heard the three occupants shouting for help.

“I was just like, ‘I can’t let none of these folks die. They need to get out the water,'” Evans, a Pascagoula High School student, told Biloxi, Mississippi, ABC affiliate WLOX. “So, I just started getting them. I wasn’t even thinking about nothing else.”

One of Evans’ friends also jumped in and helped get the girls to the top of their vehicle, according to WLOX.

“I was behind them trying to keep them above water and swim with them at the same time,” Evans told the station.

Along with Moss Point Police Officer Gary Mercer, who responded to the scene, Evans helped bring the three teens to shore.

At one point Mercer was bringing one person to shore “who began panicking and caused him to go under swallowing some water,” police said.

When Mercer started struggling in the water, Evans helped rescue him, too.

“I turned around. I see the police officer. He’s drowning. He’s going underwater, drowning, saying, ‘Help!'” Evans told WLOX. “So, I went over there. I went and I grabbed the police officer and I’m like swimming him back until I feel myself I can walk.”

The officer and three teens were taken to the hospital following the incident and were recovering, WLOX reported.

“The police department and I commend Mr. Evans’s bravery and selflessness he displayed by risking his own safety to help people in danger,” Moss Point Chief Brandon Ashley said in a statement. “If Mr. Evans had not assisted, it could have possibly turned out tragically instead of all occupants rescued safely.”

On Tuesday, Moss Point city officials presented Evans with a certificate of commendation for his heroism in rescuing the four people. They also recognized Mercer for his “bravery in the rescue.”

Evans’ mother expressed relief and spoke proudly of her son in the wake of the rescue.

“I’m glad nothing happened to him while he was trying to save other people’s lives,” Marquita Evans told WLOX. “I was really proud of Corion because he wasn’t just thinking about himself. He was trying to really get all those people out the water.”

Evans told WLOX he has been swimming since he was 3 years old and didn’t hesitate to jump in the river.

“Twenty-five yards out, so it was a lot of swimming. My legs were so tired after,” he told the station. “Anything could’ve been in that water, though. But I wasn’t thinking about it.”

July 6, 2022. Tags: , , , , , . Kindness. 1 comment.

Man In Confederate Flag Shirt Pulls Over On Freeway To Help Black Man Change His Tire

Source of tweet: https://web.archive.org/web/20180505022606if_/https://twitter.com/Chan_the_world/status/991844070145249281

https://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/2495/Man-In-Confederate-Flag-Shirt-Pulls-Over-On-Freeway-To-Help-Black-Man-Change-His-Tire

Man In Confederate Flag Shirt Pulls Over On Freeway To Help Black Man Change His Tire

May 6, 2018

One thing we’ve learned during this past election cycle, is that most of the stereotypes we have about people have been planted in our minds by the mass media.

On May 2, a Twitter user named “Channnn” posted photos of a stranger helping her father change his tire after it blew out on the freeway.

“So my dad’s tire blew up on the freeway and this dude, with a confederate flag tattoo, wearing a confederate flag t-shirt, with confederate flag car stickers, stopped and changed our tire. My mind is blown, don’t judge a book by its cover y’all.”

The truth is, most people are good.

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May 9, 2021. Tags: , , . Kindness, Racism. Leave a comment.

Here’s my recommendation for those of you who are planning to celebrate Buy Nothing Day

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

November 14, 2020

For those of you who are planning to celebrate Buy Nothing Day and can’t figure our what to do with your useless money, please send it to my PayPal account at the link below. Thank you. This is not tax deductible.

November 14, 2020. Tags: , . Kindness. 2 comments.

Toddler gives her mother advice after hearing parents fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y62veCinCvc

 

June 6, 2020. Tags: , . Kindness, Parenting. Leave a comment.

Before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19, these YouTubers bought a huge amount of toilet paper, and used it to build a fort. Now they are giving it away for free.

From the YouTube channel MoreJStu:

These guys give away lots of free toilet paper to total strangers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsXslvgYGxU

They had originally bought it before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-PvCvkt2T0

… and they used it to build a fort:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCbc4ZweYpA

March 25, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . COVID-19, Kindness. Leave a comment.

19-year-old saves child from dog attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVAr3bUql34

July 26, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Animals, Kindness. Leave a comment.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter tended to by Jewish doctors and nurses, officials say

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooter-tended-to-by-jewish-doctors-and-nurses-officials-say

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter tended to by Jewish doctors and nurses, officials say

October 29, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Jewish doctors and nurses at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh put their personal feelings aside to help save the life of the man who allegedly claimed he wanted to “kill all the Jews” as he opened fire at a synagogue and murdered 11 worshipers.

Robert Bowers, 46, was shot multiple times himself and taken to AGH. In addition to killing eight men and three women, he wounded six other people, including four police officers, before surrendering Saturday.

“He was taken to my hospital and he’s shouting, ‘I want to kill all the Jews’,” Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital and a member of the Tree of Life Synagogue, told ABC. “The first three people who took care of him were Jewish.”

Another nurse, whose father is a rabbi, “came in from a mass casualty drill and took care of this gentleman.”

Cohen was one of the first people on the scene. He lives in the neighborhood and heard gunfire from his house.

“I was standing there…and you could start hearing very quickly what was going on,” he said.

Just like the first responders who rushed into danger, Cohen credits his doctors, nurses and staff for stepping up.

“We are here to take care of sick people. We’re not here to judge you. We’re not here to ask ‘Do you have insurance or do you not have insurance?’ We’re here to take care of people who need our help,” he said.

Cohen says he and Bowers had a brief conversation at the hospital.

“When I stopped in, I asked him how he was doing. Was he in pain? And he said, ‘No. He was fine,’” Cohen said.

Cohen says Bowers then asked him who he was.

“I said I’m Dr. Cohen, president of the hospital. Then I turned around and left,” he said. “The FBI agent who was guarding him said, ‘I don’t know if I could have done that.’ And I said, ‘If you were in my shoes, I’m sure you could.’”

Bowers was discharged from the hospital Monday morning and arrived at the federal courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh around noon.

He faces 11 counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in addition to federal counts that include weapons offenses and hate crime charges. Federal prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty against him.

October 30, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Guns, Health care, Kindness, Pittsburgh, Religion, Squirrel Hill, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Black protester shows Nazi who the bigger man is

http://nypost.com/2017/10/19/black-protester-and-neo-nazi-skinhead-embrace-at-rally/

Black protester shows Nazi who the bigger man is

October 19, 2017




GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A man in a swastika T-shirt wandered into an angry crowd of anti-white-supremacist protesters in Gainesville on Thursday, where he got jostled, punched, and — of all things — hugged.

The skinhead, whose white T-shirt featured multiple gray swastikas, found himself in the midst of an angry crowd at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Some 300 protesters had gathered there to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.

The mob surrounded the skinhead; video of the encounter recorded shouts of “F— you!” and “Leave him alone!”

“Speak your mind,” one protester demanded of the silent man. “Everybody hates you.”

Someone swung at the skinhead, bloodying his nose.

Then, something wonderful: An African-American man approached the skinhead, chest to chest, and demanded, “Give me a f’in hug.”

“Why you don’t like me, bro? Huh? What is it? What is it?”

The skinhead first grimaced, as if bracing for more violence, then relaxed, smiled slightly, and hugged back.

And shrieking cheers rose up from the mob.

Speaking inside the student center, Spencer was getting a worse welcome: Protesters inside the auditorium drowned him out with continual shouts of “F— you!” and “Go home!” and even, “Let’s go, Gators!”

October 20, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Kindness, Racism. Leave a comment.

Video shows Justine Damond rescuing eight baby ducks from storm drain three weeks before she was killed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPKxIR1xZHk

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/19/justine-damond-video-shows-australian-rescuing-ducklings-near-minneapolis-home

Justine Damond: video shows Australian rescuing ducklings near Minneapolis home

Weeks before she was shot dead by Minneapolis police the Australian, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was filmed reuniting a family of stranded ducks

July 19, 2017

When reporters asked friends and family for stories about Justine Damond, many of them asked: “Have you heard about the ducks?”

Three weeks before she was shot dead by police Damond, a 40-year-old Australian who had changed her surname from Ruszczyk in anticipation of her wedding, climbed into a storm drain and rescued a group of ducklings near her home in Minneapolis by gathering them in the folds of her skirt. The way her friends tell it, this incident was special but not atypical.

By chance, the rescue happened at a corner in the Linden Hills neighbourhood, outside the home of photojournalist Angela Jimenez, who filmed it. After Damond died Jimenez sought and received permission from Damond’s family to release the footage and this has been shared by the Guardian.

Damond, originally from Sydney, was on her way to teach a meditation class at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Centre when she saw the trapped ducklings. Jimenez remembers that two teenage boys had spotted the ducks first, but that Damond was the first to jump in the sewer, less than two minutes after she arrived.

On the video she is shown gathering the ducklings and persuading the mother of the ducklings to walk over the road for a family reunion. She can be heard telling neighbours: “She might just need to chill a bit … I’m going to let you guys be the duck rescuers, are you guys OK with them?”

And then she heads off to work, with the family of ducks reunited.

“That was beautiful,” says a neighbour.

“Guess what, I just rescued eight ducklings,” Damond later texted the centre’s administrator, Nancy Coune. “The mother duke was distraught and I climbed and pulled them all in my skirt … There was this moment when I think they realised I was there to help and they just started jumping to my lap, I was in bliss!”

On 15 July Damond called police, fearing that a sexual assault was taking place in an alley near her home. Police said the partner of the officer who reportedly killed Damond, Mohamed Noor, was startled by a “loud sound”. Damond died in her pyjamas. A mobile phone was found nearby.

After her death Coune said: “We’ve come together. We’re teetering back and forth between tragic heartsick to outrage, to trying to understand it, to really knowing that there is a greater purpose and that at some point we will come to terms with this … people are struggling here.”

Damond’s partner Don Damond said: “Our hearts are broken and we are utterly devastated by the loss of Justine. It is difficult to fathom how to go forward without her in my life.”

July 23, 2017. Tags: , , . Animals, Kindness. Leave a comment.

6-year-old gave up birthday party to feed the homeless instead

https://gma.yahoo.com/6-old-feeds-homeless-instead-throwing-birthday-party-183543983–abc-news-lifestyle.html

6-year-old gave up birthday party to feed the homeless instead

March 12, 2016




One Chicago kindergartner wanted to feed the homeless instead of throw a birthday party.

Armani Crews, who turned 6 earlier this month, had been begging her parents for “a few months” to feed homeless people in her community, but her parents thought “she was joking,” her mother, Artesha Crews, told ABC News.

“I said, ‘OK, we’ll make some sandwiches,’ to which Armani said, ‘No. I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday party,'” her mother recalled.

Even when her father, Antoine, informed her that if she wanted to go through with this, she wouldn’t get a birthday gift, the girl, whose birthday was March 5, persisted.

So the Chicago family spent about $300 buying food to deliver to homeless people in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. They purchased chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cake, cookies, fruit and water.

After Armani mentioned her plan at the family’s local church, congregation members donated other items to create care packages for the homeless.

Each care package included a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer and a snack, such as a granola bar.

Armani’s birthday party was a success, with the family feeding more than 125 people who gathered.

In a statement, the kindergarten student told ABC News, “It was nice to be nice.”

Her mother added, “She was excited. She was happy. Everybody was being fed. …One of the gentleman said he hadn’t had a hot meal in a long time.”

Now the 6-year-old wants to host another community meal for the homeless. Her mother said the family plans to return to the park “within the next couple of weeks.”

March 13, 2017. Tags: , . Kindness. Leave a comment.