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WW2 Veteran Says Stranger Who Paid for His Groceries Restored His Faith in Kindness

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One of the reasons all the rhetoric about illegal immigrants and millennials with crippling student debt can be particularly frustrating is that our nation is full of forgotten veterans who have loyally put their lives on the line for our nation and often fail to get the resources promised them.

The issues surrounding the way the government provides care for veterans is complex, but there is one simple solution we can all apply to this lack of regard for our nation’s finest.

We need to do our best to reignite a culture of respect for our veterans, especially our dwindling population of WW2 veterans who served in the most pivotal war in the history of the globe and have given more than most of us can imagine.

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One ww2 veteran recently shared a simple yet powerful act of kindness he experienced from a stranger, who quickly disappeared afterwards.

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After standing in line and chatting with a man in ALDI, Marilyn and veteran Don Gillen of Belleville, Illinois were stunned to find that he had paid for their groceries after thanking him for his service.

“I was wearing a baseball-type cap that identified me as a veteran of WWII,” Gillen says. “Later at checkout, when I went to pay the bill ($95+) the cashier informed me that this same gentleman was buying our groceries.”

This unexpected action caught me by surprise and I was so emotionally overcome that all I could do was say “thank you.” Marilyn was much more emotionally controlled and thanked him many times. He smiled and said, “Merry Christmas” and then disappeared. I failed to get his name but I hope he knows that were are so very grateful for his generosity and his restoration of the “good Samaritan” attitude in America.

Our faith in humanity and a loving God has never been more firmly entrenched than by this wonderfully kind stranger’s action. He has to know that he will be in our prayers always.

What a beautiful act, highlighted only by Gillen’s immense gratitude and the diety to which he attributes this stranger’s kindness.

 

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12-Year-Old Hailed as Hero After Saving His Friends Life After Disturbing Snapchat Posts

We certainly hope there are many more young people like Gabe out there willing to reach out and intervene when their friends are in trouble

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Most of the time, when we think of preteens using Snapchat, we think of all the scary things that can happen online. Bullying, predatory behavior, pornography. It’s a scary cyber world out there. But oddly enough, when one 12-year-old with a good heart and sharp instincts managed to use Snapchat to get his friend the help she needed in the nick of time, by responding quickly right when he noticed something was amiss. Yahoo News reports: Gabe Rongier had been chatting with his friend, who he met on the social media app through a mutual friend, when he noticed a drastic change in the girl’s emotions. According to CBS Pittsburgh, the girl shared a disturbing post that read she “wouldn’t be here tomorrow.” Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? for Yahoo’s newsletter. Gabe, not knowing how to alert the authorities in Texas about the girl possibly being a danger to herself, called the suicide hotline. “I called the suicidal prevention services and it linked me to Officer Chandler [in Texas,]” Gabe told the outlet. “He went to her house, checked up on her. The next day he called me and said, ‘She’s fine. It’s real.’” Gabe’s parents, Fred and Lori, were informed by investigators that they used geotracking to locate the girl and that they arrived in time to intervene with any plans she may have had. “Of course, I’m very proud of him, but I really hope that other young people his age might see the story and also be inspired to also take action to help somebody in need just like Gabe did,” Lori said. Fred added, “When he went to bed, I always kiss him and, I’ve been telling him since that day, ‘You’re my little hero.’” Officer Chandler also sent Gabe, who wants…

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Huge Fire Tears Through Church…You Won’t Believe Went Unscathed

Firefighters were absolutely shocked when they finally got inside the razed church.

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Truly and utterly, there are some time in which the truth is far stranger than any conjured fiction. Here in America, we seem to love these stories and the mysteries behind them.  We’re obsessed with unsolved true crime, the paranormal, and all things hypothetical…including bizarre notions about the ancient Egyptians galavanting around with extraterrestrials. Is this simply escapism run amok?  Perhaps, but we have been drawn to the impossible and improbable throughout the entirety of human history. That is why the story of a church fire in West Virginia is so compelling. Firefighters in West Virginia surveying the damage from an inferno that had gutted a church over the weekend were astounded when they discovered that a bevy of Bibles and crosses had somehow survived the conflagration unscathed. The remarkable find was reportedly made early Sunday morning after the Coal City Fire Department helped to battle a blaze that had engulfed the Freedom Ministries Church in the community of Greenview. Upon entering the building, the team of rescue workers was stunned to see that every Bible inside the church had apparently made it through the harrowing ordeal undamaged. Posting pictures of the amazing sight to Facebook, the department noted that the fire had, at one point, been so hot that they were actually forced to pull personnel from the building for their safety. The temperatures were so extreme, they explained, that everything inside should have been reduced to ashes. Firefighters also remarked that none of the crosses inside the church itself were damaged by fire either, adding to the mystery.

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