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This College Student’s Simple Act of Kindness Is Taking the Internet By Storm

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Young people these days get a pretty bad rap.

They’re often harshly criticized for their dependence on their smartphones, their admitted inability to “adult,” and their membership in the same generation that boasts socialist airhead Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Of course, these are all generalizations, and there are plenty of hard-working, intelligent, and kind young people out there who, in the age of social media, often get recognition for simple acts that go viral.

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So don’t forget what young people are capable of!

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One such young person who is being praised across the interwebs is Vincennes University student Andrew Cohen’s gracious offer to a wheelchair-bound student who he noticed headed to class in the rain.

Yahoo News reports:

It was pouring in Vincennes, Indiana, on Wednesday when Cohen, a business administration major, saw a fellow student in a wheelchair across the parking lot headed towards class in the rain with his service dog and no umbrella.

“It was also drizzling outside and I thought he could use an umbrella,” Cohen told Yahoo Lifestyle. “So I crossed the street and held my umbrella over his head as we passed.”

Cohen held up his own umbrella for the student and walked him all the way to the building for his next class. The two had never met before. “I’d never talked to him before that day,” Cohen told Yahoo Lifestyle. “I found out his name was Parker and his dog’s name was Herb.”

Elizabeth Stevens-Hardin, an employee at Vincennes University, was on her way to lunch when she happened upon the moment.

“It really touched my heart. He was getting soaked and running to keep up with the student to keep him covered,” Stevens-Hardin told Yahoo Lifestyle. “My thoughts were, ‘What a wonderful young man!’ If either one of those boys were my son I would want a picture of that.”

Stevens-Hardin, a production manager at the college’s radio station Blazer 91.1 WVUB, quickly snapped a photo and later posted it to WVUB’s Facebook page with a caption that read, “Spread kindness!”

This pic was taken by a staff member on her way to lunch. She spotted this young man running across a parking lot to provide an umbrella for a another student. Spread kindness! #blazer911wvub

Posted by Blazer 91.1 WVUB on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

When Cohen caught wind of the heartwarming praise social media users had poured upon him once the post went viral, he humbly posted he wasn’t the only one who had reached out to the student.

“I appreciate all the kind words people are giving me for my action,” Cohen wrote on his Facebook.  “However, what wasn’t captured were the other four or so students taking time out of their day to help him free his wheelchair when it became stuck. I was really far from all of this and they managed to dislodge it before I reached them. I was not the only one showing kindness today.”

I appreciate all the kind words people are giving me for my action. However, what wasn’t captured were the other 4 or so…

Posted by Andrew Cohen on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Kind and humble—a truly admirable young man!

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Single Mom Who Lost Job During Lockdown Gives Lottery Winnings To Cop Shot In The Line Of Duty

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With nearly endless coverage of all the chaos and violence bombarding us on network news, not to mention the whole fight over mask mandates, coronavirus safety measures, and everything else happening in the world, it can be easy to think there’s no goodness left in the world. Of course, as long as Jesus Christ is on the throne we know that’s not true, but sometimes, you just need to be reminded that He’s still at work in the world around us. And He is, folks. He truly is. That’s why we need to hear stories like the following. Apparently, a single mom who lost her job during the lockdown over coronavirus, has donated lottery winnings to a police officer that was shot in the line of duty. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Shetara Sims lost her job amid the coronavirus pandemic and had $7 to her name, local outlet WITN reported Tuesday. She found a $1 bill in a grocery store parking lot, bought a scratch-off ticket, and won $100. Her daughter, Rakiya Edmonson, suggested they donate the money to an officer who was shot on the job on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit. “She won $100, and I said we should donate it to the police officer that got shot for his family to go eat and see him,” Edmonson said. Sims agreed with her daughter and said she was motivated to donate because of the empathy officers had shown her following her sister’s 2012 murder. Sims went on to discuss how detectives were really there for her and her family during that difficult season of life. “The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to…

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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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