5 Happy News Stories For Sunday Morning
In this September 1941 photo provided by Dick Felumlee, Kenneth and Helen Felumlee pose for a photo nearly three years before their marriage in February 1944. (AP Photo/Felumlee family)
People can be bad, it’s true, but people can also be good; very, very good as a matter of fact. Unfortunately we don’t always hear about the kindness of the heart, only the blackness. So here are some stories about a devoted couple, a selfless hunter, and two heroic inmates that will lift up your spirits on this Sunday morning.
- Couple Who Never Spent a Night Apart Die Together:Helen and Kenneth Felumlee didn’t spend a night apart in 70 years of marriage—including one night they spent on an overnight ferry trip, during which they shared the bottom of a bunk bed to avoid being separated. Even in death, the Ohio couple kept that tradition.
- Farmer Lets Hunter Use His Land, Gets a Kidney: A Mississippi hunter who knocked on a Kansas farmer’s door seeking permission to hunt ended up giving the stranger a kidney. And after the successful transplant, Rob Robinson and Gil Alexander went on to do something else big together.
- Inmates on Trash Detail Help Unconscious Supervisor: It could have been an easy walk to freedom. But instead, two inmates on a work-release program chose to stay and help the detention officer supervising them when he fell unconscious.
- Doctor Donates $1M to Keep Gun Research Alive:The CDC currently allocates $0 toward research into gun-violence prevention, and one such researcher at UC Davis has taken extraordinary steps to remedy the situation. Dr. Garen Wintemute has so far donated $1.1 million of his own money—to keep his own research alive.
- Customer Leaves Huge Tip for Dog’s Surgery: A couple ordered drinks and wings at a bar in Clinton, NJ, and the guy noticed a paw-print tattoo on barkeep Christina Summitt’s wrist. That led to a conversation about her work as a volunteer with rescue animals and about how her own dog needed surgery after swallowing a tennis ball. The obviously sympathetic patron did his part by leaving a $1000 tip so that her puppy could get the surgery he desperately needed.