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This 911 Dispatcher Steps In After Receiving An Adorable Call From A Little Boy

This turned out to be a more serious problem than Bundy had thought.

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While police officers and other first responders deserve every single ounce of credit we give them, and so much more, for their tough, demanding jobs, there’s a member of society we often overlook: the 911 dispatcher.

Acting as the conduit between us in our emergencies and the appropriate first responder who can help us, the dispatcher often hears callers in their most terrified and distraught states and must pin down key details, often through sobs or screams.

Antonia Bundy likely knew exactly what to expect when she became a dispatcher in Lafayette, Indiana, until the day she fielded an unexpected 911 call from a little boy in trouble.

“Hi, um, can you hear me?” the boy said, sounding a little bit nervous to make the call.

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Bundy responded in a sweet voice to the child that she can hear him, so the young man sheepishly continued his call.

“Umm, I had a really bad day and I just… I don’t know,” the little guy said, dejectedly.

“You had a bad day at school?” Bundy politely probed for details to determine the boy’s emergency.

“Yeah, I just came to tell you that,” the poor little guy answered.

Upon realizing that the boy’s call was clearly not an emergency, it seems Bundy would have had two options: first, she could scold him for abusing the emergency number, or, she could simply hang up on him and move onto more urgent calls.

However, Bundy’s demeanor and tone toward the boy never once sharpened. The boy had called during a time where the dispatch office was well-staffed and not receiving many other calls, so the kind young lady proceeded with the call and lent the boy a listening ear.

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“What happened at school that made you have a bad day?” Bundy asked the child, to which he replied that he had been overburdened with homework in the most dreaded subject of all: math.

Not just any math, mind you. Fractions. This turned out to be a more serious problem than Bundy had thought.

The little boy’s tone actually brightened up significantly, as if he realized that Bundy could have been much less kind than she was, and the pair proceeded to tackle a tricky math problem.

As Bundy guided him through the steps, the boy slowly began to understand the technique for adding fractions and, if you listen closely, you can hear a jolt of excitement in his voice when he solves the problem.

Bundy seemed willing to proceed with more homework help, but the boy thanked her and apologized for calling, but he “really needed help.”

Full of sweetness and class, Bundy simply said, “you’re fine! We’re always here to help.”

This young woman may have a long, challenging career ahead of her as a dispatcher, but here’s hoping she always looks back fondly on this little boy’s call and remembers that she’s doing her part to serve her community well.

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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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Joey Chestnut’s Gutsy Performance Breaks Another Hot Dog Eating Record

A feat unmatched for Chestnut, who is growing accustomed to the glory.

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One of the 4th of July’s most time-honored traditions may also be one of its zaniest, and this year was no exception.

Every Independence Day, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest amazes spectators and onlookers alike, as the larger-than-life characters of the professional eating world take the stage for what is widely considered the ultimate test of their “sport”.

And no, this isn’t the rinky-dink affair that you might find at your local frankfurter spot.  The pageantry and fanfare are unparalleled, as evidenced by the introduction afforded to the world’s most prolific hot dog downer.

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And, if you thought for one second that Chestnut was going to phone it in in 2021, you’d be dead wrong.

Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record to gulp to a 14th win in the men’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday, while Michelle Lesco took the women’s title. Chestnut downed 76 franks and buns in 10 minutes. That’s one more than he did in setting the men’s record last year, when the contest unfolded without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It just felt good,” Chestnut, of Westfield, Indiana, said in an ESPN interview after his win Sunday. “Even if I was uncomfortable, having everybody cheer me and push me, it made me feel good.” Lesco, of Tucson, Arizona, downed 30¾ dogs in 10 minutes and called her win “an amazing feeling.” Reigning women’s champ and record-holder Miki Sudo skipped this year because she’s expecting a baby in a few weeks with fellow competitive eater Nick Wehry.

 

 

One of the 4th of July’s most time-honored traditions may also be one of its zaniest, and this year was no exception. Every Independence Day, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest amazes spectators and onlookers alike, as the larger-than-life characters of the professional eating world take the stage for what is widely considered the ultimate test of their “sport”. And no, this isn’t the rinky-dink affair that you might find at your local frankfurter spot.  The pageantry and fanfare are unparalleled, as evidenced by the introduction afforded to the world’s most prolific hot dog downer. https://twitter.com/espn/status/1411730424913616907?s=20 And, if you thought for one second that Chestnut was going to phone it in in 2021, you’d be dead wrong. Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record to gulp to a 14th win in the men’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday, while Michelle Lesco took the women’s title. Chestnut downed 76 franks and buns in 10 minutes. That’s one more than he did in setting the men’s record last year, when the contest unfolded without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It just felt good,” Chestnut, of Westfield, Indiana, said in an ESPN interview after his win Sunday. “Even if I was uncomfortable, having everybody cheer me and push me, it made me feel good.” Lesco, of Tucson, Arizona, downed 30¾ dogs in 10 minutes and called her win “an amazing feeling.” Reigning women’s champ and record-holder Miki Sudo skipped this year because she’s expecting a baby in a few weeks with fellow competitive eater Nick Wehry. https://twitter.com/woodwardsports/status/1412118527214034945?s=20    

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