I know it’s fun to rage about garbage people, but sometimes you have to read about people that remind you that not every person is birthed from the Bog of Eternal Stench.
1. Walnut Grove Secondary students Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker in British Columbia used a 3D printer to create a wheelchair for a two-legged kitten. Cassidy was found struggling to move around because of his missing back legs. After Cassidy’s caregiver posted to social media for help with the kitten, Messmer and Walker offered to make a wheelchair. (Huff Post British Columbia)
2. A college student in Saint Paul, Minnesota entered a computer programming contest where he and his team, “The Cure”, created a watch to help war veterans suffering from night terrors. Tyler Skluzacek’s father suffers from PTSD and night terrors, so the myBivy was invented with that in mind. Skluzacek’s team won Best PTSD Mobile App for Clinicians and you can contribute to their Kickstarter here. (13NewsNow)
3. John Wood used to be a high-paid Microsoft employee before he visited the mountain village of Bahundanda. The library there was pitiful, consisting of very few books that were kept locked away from the children of the village. When Wood returned, he brought 3,000 books with him. Soon after, Wood and some friends founded Room to Read: a non-profit committed to building libraries and schools and eliminating gender inequality in education. To date, Room to Read has built 17,500 children’s libraries and over 1,000 complete schools. (BBC)
4. Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn has given away 145 homes since 1997 to single-parent families. Before starting his own charity, Dunn worked with Homes for the Holidays, a charity that also assisted single-parent families with housing. (Bleacher Report)
5. In a nice mix of “fuck that garbage person” and “FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED” comes our last tale. Jennifer Connell is a heinous bitch who sued her nephew for hugging her too hard back in 2011. Connell said that the then 8-year old nephew ran at her yelling, “Auntie Jen, I love you!” and then hugged her, causing her to fall and break her wrist. The now 12-year old nephew recently lost his mother, but was in court with his father as his Aunt sued him for $127,000 for acting unreasonably.
Connell said that it was “difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate” at a party recently, which was likely the clincher for a jury that took just 25 minutes to decide that this human crap pile would get NO MONEY. She will, however, get at least a week of internet shaming.
And don’t worry, Auntie Jen. None of your nephews will ever hug you again. (The Guardian)