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6-Year Old Boy Teaches by Example with ‘Free Toy’ Stand in Front Yard

Leslie Tander

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Our future is in good hands as long as we have children like Blake Work. The benevolent 6-year old opened his heart and his toy box, and the spirit of giving spread across the neighborhood.

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Blake and his mom had the discussion that every parent has about chores.  She told him how many kids don’t have a lot of toys or no toys at all.  That’s when little Blake’s mind and heart went into action. He immediately had an idea to set up a toy stand, like a lemonade stand. But instead of selling them, he wanted to give them away.

The first thing the next morning he gathered his toys together. Mom helped him to make a sign, and with his chair and table, the little angel began his work. 6 hours in the Florida sun didn’t phase him at all. When his first customer asked to give him a donation for the toy he declined. The contractor, a grandpa with a grandchild in Belize, insisted. So Blake’s response was that he wanted to give the $5 away. Other families in the neighborhood came by to support the young philanthropist by picking up books and toys. Some of the other children took it a step further and brought their own toys to add to the pile of donations.

As the toys that he choose to give away were claimed by children and adults, Blake continued to go back into the house to pick more toys to donate. The toys that were left over were donated to a school. Those toys will be used as a reward for good behavior. Children that are good in class will be able to pick from the ‘treasure box’ filled with the gold from Blake’s heart.
Of course, Blake’s mom, Melissa, was more than proud of Blake.  His kind heart and actions at such a young age will encourage him to a humanitarian all of his life. Mom made sure to prepare him before his big toy giveaway that even if no one came, he was doing a good thing. Good deeds do get immediate rewards sometimes. This was one because his community came out to support him and teach him a lesson as well. Those that came out to support Blake’s stand gave him the gift of relevance for good works.

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Relive the Golden Age of Air Travel With These Jaw-Dropping Photos!

Mackenzie Freeman

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We may be living in the golden age of technology, but we are certainly not living in the golden age of air travel. If you looked at the cabin of a domestic airplane in the ’50s and ’60s and compared it to today’s models, there would be precious little overlap. In order to bring back some of that luxurious travel of yesteryear, we invite you to fly with us through 35 jaw-dropping photos from the Golden Age of Air Travel.

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Blind Golden Retriever Makes Fast Friends With His ‘Seeing Eye’ Companion.

Sherry Rucherman

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If you are a living and breathing human being like us, you hate to see innocent animals suffer. In 2016, Charlie, a golden retriever, would end up losing both of his eyes due to a medical emergency. As an older dog, Charlie didn’t have to grow up without his vision.  Naturally, his owners were concerned about how their dog would adapt to life without being able to see. They knew that they had to do something to help their furry family member, so they decided to adopt a ‘seeing eye’ dog. If you can sense how cute this story is about to be, get ready to grab your tissues. We wouldn’t blame you if you cried from cute joy.

Adam Stipe adopted Charlie when the golden retriever was just a puppy. After nine years together, Charlie ended up losing his left eye due to complications resulting from glaucoma. Within a year, Charlie would lose his right eye, as well. By this time, Adam and his wife Chelsea had emptied their retirement bank account in order to pay for the treatment that had kept Charlie alive. Adam and Chelsea had also recently become pregnant. Talk about sudden life changes! In order to prepare for the baby, as well as better the life of Charlie, they decided to make a change.

When New Year’s Day arrived in 2019, Chelsea and Adam would welcome Maverick into their home. Maverick was an excitable golden retriever puppy who was ready to make new friends. Adam and Chelsea had adopted Maverick for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, they wanted to bring a puppy home to help Charlie get around the house. Second, Adam and Chelsea also wanted a puppy to grow alongside their newborn baby. While adding a baby and puppy to your house at the same time can be tough, the loving family managed to work it out!

After a bit of tension, Charlie and Maverick would soon become fast friends. In fact, you couldn’t walk around the house with the two golden retrievers running around together. According to Adam and Chelsea, Maverick quickly became a natural ‘guide companion’ for Charlie. Maverick learned to play with and guide Charlie around all without being told. According to Chelsea, “Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so Maverick would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime.”

Due to Maverick’s kindness as well as Charlie’s own loving nature, both dogs have become the best of friends. According to Adam, Charlie has even begun to play like a puppy again. When Charlie was an ‘only dog’, he wouldn’t want to play nearly as much. Despite all the difficulties that life had thrown at Charlie, it is clear that he is being protected, loved, and cared for by the best furry friend anyone could ask for.

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Can You Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like?

Lea Lomas

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When we talk about historical figures, how real do they feel to you? Unless you lived during the time that those historical figures were active, you might treat them like concepts more than living and breathing figures. Today, we are going to give you a chance to see some of the most important people from history as they would actually look! Using 3D printing, CT scans, and CGI, teams of researchers were able to bring these forty legends to life!

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