"This guy dressed up at the gym to take the attention away from his friend who was overweight and embarrassed to go to the gym."
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During Saturday’s soccer match between Werder Bremen and FC Nürnberg, Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt appeared to have been tripped in Nürnberg’s penalty box. But what seemed to be a clear penalty — and the referee called as such — turned into a remarkable display of class.
Hunt immediately approached the ref shaking his head, and acknowledged the fall was his own fault. He then persuaded the referee to overturn the call. The player’s action prompted grateful players from the opposite team to line up, shake his hand and say thanks.
During a post-game interview, Hunt explained what was going through his head at the time: “He [the referee] pointed to the spot quite quickly and I told him that I’d actually contrived it slightly. I did look for the contact, but then I noticed that their defender pulled out of the challenge. I fought with my conscience for a moment, but I don’t want to win that way. I must admit I looked up at the clock a lot more often than usual in those final ten minutes.”
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"Lost my wallet last night at an ASU concert. Major bummer. Gave up looking for it and came home to find this! Thank you, anonymous friend. I owe you a drink!"
"My disabled son, Callum, has been obsessed with exotic cars for years. When I asked Callum a while ago what would be his favorite thing for Christmas, he said, "Well, Dad, I’d love to drive in a supercar, but I know that can’t happen." A few days later, I posted this request on an Australian exotic car website, thinking that maybe one person might respond. The website went mad, and now we’ve got three events planned for my son, Callum. People rock!"
He was joking, but the word spread. On Monday, 428 employees, including Hale, gathered in the lobby of their Boston office where 18 barbers were waiting to shave heads for a good cause.
The company agreed to give $1,000 for each employee who got a cut, while Hale and his mother, Judy, pledged to give an additional $2,000 each, for a total of $5,000 per shaved head. All the money will be given to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a hospital in Boston where Hale’s father was treated for pancreatic cancer before he died six years ago, according to WCVB.
Together, they raised more than $2 million.
"It was a really an electric couple of hours," Hale told Yahoo.
Some employees donated their hair to Locks of Love, as well, CBS Boston reported.
"In a few weeks, it went from a whimsical comment to a galvanizing moment," Hale told Yahoo. "It makes a powerful statement about our company, and it makes a powerful statement about cancer."
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Two sisters in Edmond, Okla., were having trouble sleeping, fraught with worry over whether their home was safe from crime. Their mother even began showing them the locked windows and doors each night and allowed them to sleep with baseball bat under the covers.
Then, Lt. Paul Barbour, on his night shift patrol for the local police department, took a few minutes to pen a hand-written note to the girls assuring them that “everything looked good” in their neighborhood. He taped the note to the door, having learned about the trouble from his wife, who was a friend of their mother.
The note did the trick, and the sisters, ages 9 and 11, are now sleeping with the lights off again.
“I felt a lot more safe and secure knowing that someone is watching after us,” one of the girls said.
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"I am part of something called #50DaysofGivingwhere 50 people over 50 days do something special for someone else. Today was my day, I bought the owner if this sign lunch. (I also gave a pair of gloves and 3 breakfast bars) I asked him if he’d like me to buy him lunch and if he’d like to accompany me or I could go get it. He didn’t mind joining me and chose McDonalds because it was closest. My new friends name is Al, we shook hands and he proceeded to tell me about his life. (He was very eager to talk!) Al was in good spirits and told me all about his past jobs. He was so proud to have worked in an office for 10+ years before growing restless and changing careers to working in mechanics for 15+ years. He was an expert in his field but suffered nerve damage in his fingers from the work. Al took a year off to recover and, along with doctors advice, pursue a new career.. He now lives on the streets. Such a kind and grateful guy, I said I was glad to meet him and he thanked me. He actually expressed his gratitude for all people who have helped him during his 1 year on the streets, he was especially thankful for the hand warmers one stranger frequently brings him. Al is working on being self sufficient and teaches someone English who would give a chance, he’s been in 2 documentaries and he’s also done some shop cleaning. Poverty is an epidemic, were all people and we all have something to give.”
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