Faith In Humanity Restored

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    Lots of negative stories out in the media, so I thought I'd start this thread where we can post the good stuff all in one place.

    To start it off, here is a great story:

    When Shelia Fedrick saw a dishevelled girl sat beside an older, well-dressed man on her flight, she was concerned.

    The teenager "looked like she had been through pure hell", the flight attendant told NBC, and the man would not let her speak to the girl.

    Ms Fedrick left a note for the girl in the plane's toilet - enabling the girl to explain that she needed help.

    It turned out the girl was a human trafficking victim - and Ms Fedrick's instincts had helped to save her.

    The pilot was able to inform the police, who were waiting when the plane landed.

    The 2011 incident on Alaska Airlines was reported in US media this week, as charity Airline Ambassadors seeks to train airline staff in ways to combat human trafficking.

    Airline Ambassadors' website says a trafficking victim may appear afraid of uniformed security, unsure of their destination and nervous. They may also provide scripted answers, and be wearing clothing unsuitable for their destination.

    Traffickers, meanwhile, might answer questions for the victim, observe the victim persistently, and may not know their name or personal information, Airline Ambassadors added.

    Nancy Rivard, the founder of the organisation, told NBC: "We tell people not to try to rescue because you can endanger the victim and yourself."

    Instead, Airline Ambassadors tells flight attendants not to confront anyone or display unusual concern or alarm, but to get the pilot to radio the upcoming airport.

    In Ms Fedrick's case, she managed to communicate discreetly with the girl after whispering to her to go to the plane toilet.

    She left a note on the mirror for the teenager, who "wrote on the note she needed help", Ms Fedrick told 10News.

    The girl is now attending college, and has stayed in touch with Ms Fedrick, 10News reports.

    According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 7,572 trafficking cases were reported in the US in 2016.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38880612
     
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    And some great photos to remind you there are good people out there.

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    ^^ she's helping her opponent cross the finish line. Why couldn't Tom Brady do the same for Atlanta yesterday?
     
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    Brady did help the Falcons to the finish line...of their season...finished off their hopes and dreams...helped them finish the most brutal choke job in NFL history.
     
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    OMG how have we not created this thread already.... I remember this was one of my favorite threads from Clublakers.

    Thanks @John3:16
     
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    Was my favorite too. I remember that kid with cancer that Make-A-Wish and San Francisco turned the entire city into Gotham for him and he helped Batman go around the city arresting villains. One of the coolest stories I've ever heard of.
     
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    I'm still waiting for Lebron to be fined for flopping....
     
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    I've got other videos like this that I'll post shortly, but when I see things like this, poor giving to the poor I can't help but think of this:

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    it's an article from 2014 but still a great lesson for anyone and make anyone feel happy, good for him.
     
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    http://kfor.com/2017/03/02/teen-wal...e-of-mom-until-co-workers-stepped-in-to-help/

    A 19-year-old UPS worker in Alabama would walk several miles to and from work each day to make enough to care for his sick mother.

    Until his co-workers got involved.

    Derrick Taylor has been working at the UPS center for about a year, loading and unloading vans, The Daily Mail reports. His shifts began at 4 a.m., and he had to leave early enough to walk the five miles there on time. He’d make the same walk home.

    Co-workers offered to give him rides, but Taylor told the Daily Mail that he was too proud to ask for help.

    So his co-workers pooled together and bought him a Jeep of his own.

    They surprised Derrick with the Jeep in an emotional video that was posted on Facebook.

    In it, one of his safety instructors said: “This is a hardworking young man. He makes me emotional. This young man wants to work so bad, he walks to work from way out of town. This group here, we’ve got something for you. Everybody came together, and you don’t have to walk no more. You’ve got your own ride.”

    Derrick, who told Daily Mail he’s been working since he was 14 to help care for his mom, said the surprise was very emotional.

    “I was overwhelmed with joy,” he said. “No one had ever done anything like that for me, so it made me cry and I’m not really the type to show my emotions.”
     
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    This is great!
     
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