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  1. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    In 1974, below Raleigh, NC, .. just a little north of Smithfield, my roommate and I came upon an accident that had just occurred.

    As a matter of fact the car that was on it's top had passed us a little earlier.

    There was a man trapped under the car in a ditch. The weight of the car was not fully on him as the car straddled the ditch that he was in, but it had him trapped.

    When we got out of our car people were just getting there, yelling and screaming, .. it was chaos.

    My buddy and I went to the back of the car, at the trunk, lifted the car just enough for others to pull the guy out.

    As the police and an ambulance came, we sort of drifted back into the crowd and watched.

    After the ambulance loaded up the guy and left, just as the wrecker arrived and people were leaving, .. I nudged my buddy, and nodded my head for him to come over and try to lift the car again.

    We couldn't budge it.
  2. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Man leaves $10,000 tip after meal of burgers and fries

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/man-leaves-10-000-tip-210846718.html

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  7. ethiostar

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    Man Gives $500 Tips as Brother's Last Wish

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/man-gives-500-tips-brothers-last-wish-120534687.html?vp=1

    I might have posted this story a while back when family left the first tip but it has now obviously gotten much bigger.
  8. ethiostar

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    A story my wife told me last night when I got home:

    She was taking our son to daycare yesterday morning. When she came to a four-way stop sign she noticed a truck with a 4-wheeler on its bed, coming from the opposite direction, slowly pull into the median a few yards before the stop sign. A man got out of the truck and proceeded to push the truck across the street in front of her in an attempt to get his truck to a gas station parking lot. She said, the second it was obvious what the man was attempting to do, two cars going in opposite directions immediately pulled over and a man came out of each car, and ran over to help the man push his truck into the parking lot, get back in their cars and drive off.

    I am glad my son got to watch this act of kindness. He was so excited about it that he told his teachers as soon as he arrived at daycare. Some of the teachers talked with her about it after he went into his room and commented on the fact that, and I paraphrase, "that was really nice of the men to help the guy but its usually the opposite, that you usually can't find anyone to help." I don't know anything about their experiences but based on mine that is a complete BS. More often than not, in the same scenario, there are usually people who are willing to help, so long as they don't put themselves or their families in too much danger.
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  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl
    From Micheala Periera, CNN
    updated 11:54 AM EDT, Mon July 15, 2013

    Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.

    Temar Boggs, 15, and his friend took off on their bicycles to search.

    About a half-mile away, they spotted Jocelyn in a sedan. But the driver was elusive.

    "Every time we'd go down the street, he'd turn back around, and then ... we'll follow him," Temar told CNN affiliate WGAL.

    The two teens chased the alleged kidnapper on their bikes for 15 heart-pounding minutes. The driver apparently knew he was being followed and gave up.

    "He stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom," Temar said.

    Read the rest: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/justice/pennsylvania-teen-heroes/index.html

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    Could've turned out so many different ways. Glad these boys kept following the the car.
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  11. ethiostar

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    Wow...That's an incredible story.

    Thanks for posting this, WG.
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  12. ethiostar

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  15. ethiostar

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    It is very cool.

    I have never done it before but I think I'm going to pay for whoever is behind me next time I am at drive-thru.
  16. ethiostar

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  19. WoodysGirl

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    Titans rookie Jonathan Willard saves family, dog from burning car
    By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
    July 24, 2013 8:32 am ET

    On Tuesday afternoon, former Clemson linebacker Johnathan Willard was making his way form South Carolina to Titans training camp in Tennessee. While driving on Interstate 40, the undrafted free agent saw smoke billowing from a moving car ahead of him. His first instinct was to try to help.

    "I saw this car in front of me, and it had all kinds of black smoke coming out of it," Willard told TigerNet.com Tuesday evening. "I tried to speed up and get up next to the car to let them know the car was on fire."

    When Willard caught up to the car he saw a female driver with three children and a dog. After honking his horn to get her attention, the driver pulled over.

    "When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point," Willard said. "The driver, she acted like she was in some kind of daze or something. She told me that she didn't stop because she didn't think it was her car that was on fire. Another guy stopped, and we managed to get the kids and the dog out and get them to safety, and then I finally got the woman out."

    Read more: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/e...han-willard-saves-family-dog-from-burning-car
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