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Marathons, Chunky Pups, And Kids Being The Best: 8 Good Things That Happened Last Week That You Probably Didn’t See

You need good vibes, I need good vibes, we all need good vibes. Here’s the best stuff I saw this week.

Dave Fkn Fraser

Starting this week’s good things with the most inspiring thing I saw all week. I’m not even sure I could finish the NYC Marathon on two legs, much less in a wheelchair with what Dave Fraser went though. This man is a legend.

Strudel The Obese Dog

Get outta here with how cute this chunky pup is.

I need an Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, anything, to keep following Strudel. Not even a huge dog guy (no pun intended) but I NEED more Strudel in my life.

Pets And People Reunite After Wildfires

Can’t imagine the trauma of not only evacuating/losing your home, but also losing your pet. Luckily for some affected by the California wildfires, they’re getting some happy reunions.

Animal shelters and veterinary offices have been posting photos and videos of numerous heartwarming reunions between pet owners and the animals they feared were lost forever.

If you click the link you’ll see some info on how to donate to the injured pets still being sheltered. Spread some goodwill.

Son Of Fallen Soldier Receives His Dad’s Car For 15th Birthday

Grab a napkin, shirt sleeve, or your preferred tear-wiping fabric. After 1LT Jonathan Rozier was KIA in Iraq, his grieving widow sold his car back to the dealer. Fourteen years later when their son Justin was approaching driving age, she had an idea.

This past August, Johns, 36, came across the vehicle’s registration. It sparked an idea.

Her son, Justin, was now nearly at driving age and had already obtained his permit. Johns imagined tracking down her late husband’s car and delivering it to their son in time for his 16th birthday next year.

“I was thinking I would go on a yearslong search to find this car,” Johns said.

After tracking down the car, Justin’s mom Jessica Johns received some much deserved goodwill herself:

By then, a Utah-based group named Follow the Flag heard about the story and got in touch with Johns. The organization, which said its mission is to promote patriotism, started a crowdsource fundraiser to pay for the car, restore the vehicle and transport it back to Texas in time for Justin’s 15th birthday.

Justin got as emotional of a 15th birthday present as I think anyone could ever receive.

This Boy Who Saves Dogs

There’s nothing I can type that’d be better what this cute little kid can say.

Just add another check-mark to the “kids are better than adults” theory.

Doctors Ease Fears For Children Getting Medical Scans

Getting an MRI sucks for adults, so I can’t even imagine how awful and scary it is for children. A couple industrial designers for GE decided to make some changes to help kids out.

The sight of a terrified little girl about to have an MRI scan gave Doug Dietz a different perspective on his work as an industrial designer at GE Healthcare — and led to a project that has turned imaging departments at 27 children’s hospitals into small theme parks.

They turned something boring and scary into something exciting and fun for little children in an unpleasant situation.

The idea that eventually emerged from a mix of brainstorming and research — with some persistence thrown in — was to transform a frightening medical test into a voyage on a spaceship, a visit to a pirate island and other adventures.

Doing good for the kids, always good news you want to hear about.

Elephant Brings New Baby To Visit The Men Who Raised Her

Yeah the little elephant baby looks terrified, but this is adorable.

McConaughey Slinging Turkeys

Alright alright alright.

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Kyle Bandujo

The artist formerly known as Crash Davis. My kid doesn't think I'm funny.

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