The Shocking Reason Teachers Are Pulling Certain Students Out Of Class

There are so many reasons teachers could pull a student out of class. Probably the first three or four that come to mind our negative ones. The folks at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri want to change that. They came up with the Oak Park Positivity Project. Teachers were asked to come up with at least one student who inspires them to come to work each day. They pulled the kids out of class and shot video

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Heart-Melting Reason Boy Asked Mom To Pack Two School Lunches

It wasn’t that big of a deal for Josette Duran to pack two school lunches. She started doing it when her son, Dylan, asked her to. She figured she had a growing boy who wanted more food. Until the day she asked him, “Are you not getting full?” That’s when Dylan shared the extra food wasn’t for him. It was for another boy at school who couldn’t afford to buy or bring lunch. When the other boy’s mother found out

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American Trumpet Player Creates Symphony of Possibility For Afghan Teen

David Bilger is one of the professional trumpet players in the country. He shows off his talent as principal trumpet player for the Philadelphia Orchestra. But his most inspiring, important performance is being done for an orchestra of one. Oh, but what a one. 17-year-old Baset Azizi believes he was born to play trumpet, as well. He had one big problem. Baset was born and living in Kabul, Afghanistan, a place where you can literally be killed for listening to

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Cop Drives Man Over 100 Miles After Traffic Stop

This is so not the white cop pulls over African American man story we’ve been seeing the news lately. Mark Ross knew he was in trouble as soon as he saw the flashing lights in the rear view mirror. Actually, the trouble, the tragedy, started hours before. Ross was in Ohio when he got the devastating phone call. His teenaged sister had been killed in a car accident. Ross knew he had to get to his grieving mother as soon

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Judge Allows Inmate To Meet Baby Son For First Time

An exception, a rare act of compassion for an inmate. A man who happens also to be a new father. This is nothing they teach you in law school. Or how to be a judge. Still, Louisville, Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf calls this “probably one of the best things I’ve ever done.” Judge Wolf pushed aside typical procedures and allowed inmate James Roeder to meet his one-month old son for the first time. WDRB.com reports that both Roeder and his

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Beautiful Story Behind College Football Star And Boy With Autism Bonding Over Lunch

A college football star and a boy with autism bonding over lunch. It’s now the photo that has melted hearts around the world. It happened last month when Florida State football players paid a visit to Monford Middle School in Talahassee, Florida. Star wide receiver Travis Rudolph spied one kid, Bo Paske, eating lunch by himself. Travis says he thought nothing of making an offer of kindness. He simply went over to Bo to ask if he could eat lunch with

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Stolen Gold Medal Leads To Unlikely Friendship

The Olympic gold medal Joe Jacobi won at the Barcelona Olympics in kayaking has brought him a lot of joy since 1992. No wonder he was devastated when it was stolen from his car a few weeks ago. Little did Joe realize, that incident, that loss was about to bring him a wonderful gift and a friendship he never expected. Six-year-old Chloe Smith thinks the story is pretty special, too. Another fine story of friendship from CBS News’ Steve Hartman.

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Uber Passenger Makes It Possible For Driver To See His Son Compete In Rio

Turns out there is so much more to Uber than getting a ride. One very grateful Uber driver is finding that out. The Washington Post reports driver Ellis Hill found that out as he gave passenger Liz Willock a ride as she was leaving the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two got to chatting about one thing and another when the subject of the Olympics came up. Liz mentioned she knew someone who would be competing. Ellis did her

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Awesome Thing Cops Do After Couple Refuses To Dine Near Them

Lord knows it sure isn’t being a police officer these days. Cops get it from all sides. Even jabs you might not realize. Four police officers near Pittsburgh, PN have a story that certainly shows that side of things. The four cops from the Homestead, PN Police Department were grabbing some dinner at the Eat ‘n Park restaurant where they are regulars. While they were sitting there waiting for their orders to brought out they overheard a couple that was about

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10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Gets His Wish To Meet Former President Jimmy Carter

Forget going to Disneyland or meeting some pop singer, former President Jimmy Carter was the dream come true for 10-year-old Carter Beckhard-Suozzi. The Make-A-Wish foundation granted the boy a wish as he battled leukemia. ABC News says Carter was very clear on his wish. He wanted to meet the man he is named after and talk about all that they have in common. No matter what your politics, I think you have to agree this is a pretty special moment and

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