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Sure, Rudy may not have won the race, but he provided us with something far better than a gold medal:  A goodhearted chuckle.

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Sometimes, the motivation that we need comes not for our fellow man, but perhaps from man’s best friend.

Dogs have long been apart of world culture, and certainly American culture.  From the working ranch dogs of the high plains, to the apartment-dwelling puffballs of Manhattan, Americans are absolutely smitten with their furry friends.

Maybe it’s because dogs give us hope in the goodness that exists around us.  They are eternally grateful for even the simplest of gestures, and would do for you what you’ve done for them one-thousand times over had they the ability or the thumbs.

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Instead, they reward us with unconditional kindness…and maybe some life lessons along the way.

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Now, one Bulldog’s determined and unexpected agility course performance is reminding Americans that, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.

Rudy became an overnight celebrity.

Rudy the bulldog charmed the audience at the Westminster Kennel Club agility contest in New York City over the weekend after he was spotted flying over jumps and bounding through tunnels.

The so-called “sourmug” canine had a final time of 51.63 at the agility contest, which ushers in the club’s annual dog show.

Though Rudy’s time was a bit slower than Verb the Border Collie’s winning time of 32.05 seconds, according to NJ.com, the canine quickly went viral — finding an abundance of new fans and endless support on Twitter.

Sure, Rudy may not have won the race, but he provided us with something far better than a gold medal:  A goodhearted chuckle.

 

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Craft Beer Customers Leave Unopened Can of Pale Ale on Bar for Fallen Soldiers

The gesture did not go unnoticed.

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There really isn’t anything more American than craft beer. Before the experiment called “prohibition”, America was home to well over 2,500 breweries, with a vast majority of these businesses being family-operated and neighborhood-focused.  The banning of alcohol in the early 20th century brought this number down to around a half dozen or so companies, nearly all of whom converted their factories to produce medicine or dairy products in order to survive. Now, thanks to the resurgence of craft beer, Americans have their choice of nearly 4,000 smaller breweries to buy their swill from. And this doesn’t include brands like Coors, Miller, or Budweiser, who have all been gobbled up by giant, foreign conglomerates, making them no longer American-owned companies. In Atlanta, Georgia, the undisputed king of craft beer is Sweetwater – a brand usually focused on recreation and leisure. As visitors experience the brewery’s newly renovated taproom over Memorial Day Weekend, something special and spontaneous happened. To that, we simply say “cheers”.

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Total Strangers Gather to Celebrate Life of Korean War Vet on Memorial Day Weekend

America has not forgotten those who sacrificed it all for our freedom.

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Amid the barbecues and Budweisers, it can be difficult to temper our Memorial Day celebrations with the true reason for the remembrance. Those of us with a three day weekend are likely gassing up the boat, gathering our grill supplies, and lathering on the sunscreen in anticipation of Memorial Day – a holiday that is far too often relegated to the realm of “hey it’s summer”-style shenanigans. We mustn’t ever forget why we have the day off, however. Memorial Day is truly a day of solemn reflection on those we’ve lost in the line of American military duty – a fact that is all too often overshadowed by these celebrations. But not for the fine people of Ohio, who showed the world what compassion is all about this weekend. A public call for mourners to attend the Ohio funeral of an unaccompanied 90-year-old Korean War veteran Saturday resulted in an overwhelming response. “It being Memorial Day weekend it was the right thing to do to come up and honor his life,” Suzanne Koehne told Fox 19. She attended the funeral in Cincinnati after driving nearly 100 miles to get there from Louisville, Kentucky. The turnout was incredible. An estimated 400 strangers, like Koehne, showed up to pay final respects to Army veteran Hezekiah Perkins whose only family, a daughter, couldn’t make it because of poor health, Fox 19 and other media reported. The gesture is just another reminder of the inherent greatness of the American public, and their reverence for those who sacrificed it all for our freedoms.

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