Waffle House Survivor’s Mother Gets Wedding Dress For Hero Waitress

Waffle House waitress Virginia Stanley says she was just doing her job that night. She works at the restaurant in Nashville that became the target of a mass shooting in April. It started as an ordinary shift. She was simply doing dishes. When Michael Garth, Sr. and a friend came to sit down at the counter, Stanley asked them to move. She didn’t want to splash them as she washed the dishes. So, the two moved over a booth. That

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Grieving Capital Gazette Newspaper Staff ‘Put Out The Damn Paper’ Hours After Massacre

No one inspires me more today than the Capital Gazette Newspaper staff. Hours after a sick, twisted gunman burst into their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland and started firing, they put out their newspaper. This #$)#% doesn’t get to stop them from doing what journalists around the world do so bravely every single day. Telling the story. This time, telling their story. How better to honor their five co-workers and friends who were massacred Thursday? How better to encourage the other

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10-Year-Old Girl Shows How To Honor Forgotten Civil Rights Hero Edwin Pratt

Edwin Pratt. His is probably not a name you’ve heard of. Which is wrong. Because Edwin Pratt was a hero. A civil rights hero. When 10-year-old Sarah Haycox came across a random memorial with his name on it, she decided she wanted to know Pratt’s story. Once she knew his story, she became determined that he be known, honored, remembered. How did one girl work the system in her hometown of Shoreline, Washington? This is a lesson in how to

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Police Trooper Pulls Over Retired Cop Who Helped Deliver Him 27 Years Ago

Of all the people New Jersey State Police Trooper Michael Patterson could’ve pulled over, what are the chances it would be this guy. Matthew Bailly is a retired cop from Piscataway, New Jersey. He happened to mention that when Patterson pulled him over. That caught the trooper’s attention because that happens to be where Patterson grew up. Mr. Bailly asked Trooper Patterson where he used to live. When Trooper Patterson told him that he grew up on Poe Place, Mr.

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Miracle Volcano Baby Pulled From Ash-Covered Building After Guatemala Eruption

This baby is a much-need ray of hope and a sign of life in Guatemala. The Guatemalan police released this video of this baby girl’s rescue. The BBC reports the country’s Fuego volcano erupted about noon local time on Sunday. There are at least 69 known fatalities in the villages that surround the active volcano. The story explains Fuego is made up of alternating layers of lava, ash and rock. When a stratovolcano erupts, the rock layer is smashed into

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Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr., Has Raised Over $227,000 For Other Shooting Victims

Can James Shaw Jr. be any more incredible? Just hours after he stopped a deadly shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee, he set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for other victims of the shooting. Four people lost their lives and others are in the hospital. The New York Times was able to shadow Shaw as he visited with some of those victims and their families. Here he is with his daughter, Brooklyn, at a vigil for

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Waffle House Shooting Hero Says Four Year Old Daughter Was His Inspiration To Act

Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw, Jr. knows the answer to the question. What would you do if you had a chance to save the lives of strangers even if it meant it might cost you your own life. This 29-year-old man knows. He acted. The Tennessean reports Travis Reinking, 29, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning at a Waffle House outside Nashville, TN. Shaw Jr. had just come in the restaurant when he heard a crash. He

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Body Cam Captures Police Heroes Saving Dog From Burning Apartment Building

A police body cam captures the dramatic rescue of a dog they’re calling, “Smokey.” Atlanta police officers say they were just doing their job when they pulled him out of burning apartment building last month. Fox5Atlanta reports that while fire fighters battled the blaze, police officers checked the area for any signs of life. That’s when Officer Robert Wrinkler caught something out of the corner of his eye. The officer’s body cam captured the rescue. Officer Winkler carried the pup

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How Former Sharecropper Became Supercharged Voter Motivator In Alabama

Perman Handy knows the importance of being a voter. She is a former Alabama sharecropper who knows how to grow things. Grow crops. Grow grassroots movements. AL.com has a beautiful story of how Handy helped shaped this week’s Senate runoff election in Alabama. They make the case that she helped propel Democrat Doug Jones to victory of Republican Roy Moore. This 59-year-old dynamo has spent most of her free time for the last 25 years making sure every eligible voter

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Groom Jumps Into River During Wedding Photoshoot To Save Drowning Boy

Groom Clayton Cook and his bride, Brittany, picked a beautiful place to have their wedding photos taken along stream in a park in Ontario, Canada. It was a moment that could’ve, should’ve been all about gazing into each other’s eyes. It was. That is, until Clayton saw something distressing out of the corner of his eye. He saw a little boy who had fallen in the water and appeared to be in distress. Without a thought, Clayton bolted into the

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