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Police Officers Notice 92-Year-Old WWII Vet Using His Oven To Keep Warm, You Won’t Believe What They Do Next

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So many people take health and youth for granted, but old age creeps up before you know it. If you don’t have a healthy nest egg or a devoted family, the financial uncertainty of old age can be a frightening thing.

That’s where the community steps in, especially those tasked with protecting and serving the community.

For one sweet man in Austin, Texas, his local police became a ray of hope in his cold, lonely world.

When 92-year-old Louis C. Hicks found that someone had been stealing tools from his shed, he called the police to file a report.

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Officer Chastity Salazar arrived at Hicks’ home to take his statement, but she made a startling discovery that left her in fear for the gentleman’s safety: Hicks had been using his gas oven and a fan to heat his home.

“I had realized that he’s using the oven. I know that’s not safe. His gas is on,” Salazar explained to local news outlet KVUE.

Salazar wasn’t content to simply return to work knowing that Hicks, who had served his country with honor in World War II, was in danger in his own home.

Hicks needed a safe way to keep warm, and Salazar was going to see to it that he got it. “That’s just what we do as police officers,” she said.

Salazar reached out to her fellow officers at the Austin PD and, with the help of several local nonprofits, she was able to return to Hicks’ doorstep with a tremendous gift.

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Salazar was able to find a heater and, not long afterward, an electric fireplace! For the first time in who knows how long, Hicks could be comfortable—and safe—in his home.

“I’ve never had no one to do nothing for me,” Hicks said in a tearful interview with KVUE. “After my mother passed away and left me to take care of my two sisters — nobody never did nothing to help me.”

Another of Austin’s finest, Officer Bino Cadenas, began making regular trips to drop in and check on Hicks, as well as take note of other basics he may need.

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“Big things are coming his way,” Cadenas tweeted, excitedly reporting that the APD had been able to connect Hicks with various community supports and even find some long-lost relatives.

Salazar knows it breaks Hicks’ heart of gold to be in a position to need charity, but she is thankful he’s accepting the help of his community.

“He’s just offered me a lot of kindness, too,” she said. “So to know that he’s also served, and now I’m able to serve and give back to people like him.”

As for Hicks, the sudden outpouring of help has shown him one thing abundantly clearly: God has His hand on him: “The things I’ve been trying to do since the ’40s. I’ve been asking for help and now it just came in. God is good.”

 

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Driver Breaks ‘Tree on Top’ Speed Record in 800hp Car

Eat your heart out, Clark Griswold.

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Everyone handles the tradition of decorating their Christmas tree just a little bit differently than the next, with many relying on family customs handed down through the generations in order to honor those who’ve Christmas’d before them.

These sorts of nuances can come in any form, from the color and arrangement of the lights, to the timing of the tree’s arrival, and even whether or not the decoration will be real or artificial.

And on the point of timing, there is a wide range of opinions on what’s proper.  Does the tree go up in the aftermath of Thanksgiving, our bellies still full of turkey?  Or we wait until just a few days before Christmas comes, hoping to have the freshest fir available?

For those of you still waiting for the last minute, or who may be rushing to get a tree, may we suggest borrowing an Audi from Hennessey Motorsports?

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Hennessey Performance has broken its record for fastest car with a tree strapped to the roof

One of the Texas tuning company’s 1,000 hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs hit 181 mph in 2019, and it wanted to see if it could do better.

So owner John Hennessey “borrowed” his wife’s Audi RS6 Avant station wagon, which had been modified with 800 hp, and took it to a closed airport runway where he was conducting tests with the company’s upcoming 300+ mph Venom F5 supercar.

Test driver Spencer Geswein hit 205 mph without a tree on the roof, then went for it with one attached trunk-forward.

After reaching 181 mph the car took a good 10 seconds before it reached a maximum velocity of 183 mph to set a new record, which is unofficial, but also unchallenged.

The tree looked to be under a bit of stress, however….

Video of the stunt can be seen below:

Everyone handles the tradition of decorating their Christmas tree just a little bit differently than the next, with many relying on family customs handed down through the generations in order to honor those who’ve Christmas’d before them. These sorts of nuances can come in any form, from the color and arrangement of the lights, to the timing of the tree’s arrival, and even whether or not the decoration will be real or artificial. And on the point of timing, there is a wide range of opinions on what’s proper.  Does the tree go up in the aftermath of Thanksgiving, our bellies still full of turkey?  Or we wait until just a few days before Christmas comes, hoping to have the freshest fir available? For those of you still waiting for the last minute, or who may be rushing to get a tree, may we suggest borrowing an Audi from Hennessey Motorsports? Hennessey Performance has broken its record for fastest car with a tree strapped to the roof One of the Texas tuning company’s 1,000 hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs hit 181 mph in 2019, and it wanted to see if it could do better. So owner John Hennessey “borrowed” his wife’s Audi RS6 Avant station wagon, which had been modified with 800 hp, and took it to a closed airport runway where he was conducting tests with the company’s upcoming 300+ mph Venom F5 supercar. Test driver Spencer Geswein hit 205 mph without a tree on the roof, then went for it with one attached trunk-forward. After reaching 181 mph the car took a good 10 seconds before it reached a maximum velocity of 183 mph to set a new record, which is unofficial, but also unchallenged. The tree looked to be under a bit of stress, however…. https://twitter.com/evoIndia/status/1473890119438385152?s=20 Video…

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WATCH: Tiny Pup Protects 12 Year-Old Owner from Vicious Wild Animal

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There are times in every dog owner’s life in which man looks down at beast and wonders just how peculiar and unique this relationship really is.

There are no companion animals more attuned to the human existence than our dogs.  (I’m sorry, horse-owners, but y’all come in a close second).

These are members of the family who feel a duty and nobility about doing the dirty, animalistic work of the group…no matter the size.

In Toronto this week, a young girl and her small dog made big news.

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An incredibly brave little Yorkie defended its owner, a 10-year-old girl, from a coyote that attacked the pair while out for a neighborhood walk in Toronto this week.

The Yorkshire terrier, who the family rescued six years ago, suffered “extremely serious tissue injuries to her spine and her leg,” Dorothy Kwan, 10-year-old Lily Kwan’s mother, wrote on a crowdfunding page to raise money for the veterinarian bills.

“You can see our dog putting herself between my daughter and the coyote,” Dorothy Kwan wrote. “Even after she was seriously injured, she continued to bark and chase the coyote away. She fought back.”

The entire scene was captured on video:

The underdog yorkie did spend some time in a canine ICU, but returned home after a few days with 40 stitches and one heck of a story.

 

There are times in every dog owner’s life in which man looks down at beast and wonders just how peculiar and unique this relationship really is. There are no companion animals more attuned to the human existence than our dogs.  (I’m sorry, horse-owners, but y’all come in a close second). These are members of the family who feel a duty and nobility about doing the dirty, animalistic work of the group…no matter the size. In Toronto this week, a young girl and her small dog made big news. An incredibly brave little Yorkie defended its owner, a 10-year-old girl, from a coyote that attacked the pair while out for a neighborhood walk in Toronto this week. The Yorkshire terrier, who the family rescued six years ago, suffered “extremely serious tissue injuries to her spine and her leg,” Dorothy Kwan, 10-year-old Lily Kwan’s mother, wrote on a crowdfunding page to raise money for the veterinarian bills. “You can see our dog putting herself between my daughter and the coyote,” Dorothy Kwan wrote. “Even after she was seriously injured, she continued to bark and chase the coyote away. She fought back.” The entire scene was captured on video: https://youtu.be/qTqXqoqMSWM The underdog yorkie did spend some time in a canine ICU, but returned home after a few days with 40 stitches and one heck of a story.  

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