THE HAPPINESS REPORT (2.23.21)
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VOLUNTEERS IN TEXAS SAVED THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES FROM THE SHOCKING COLD WEATHERIn the midst of a mind-bogglingly severe cold snap, heroic efforts are being made in Texas by warm-blooded animals to save thousands of their cold-blooded neighbors who lack the ability to fend off the freezing temperatures.
Volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. rehabilitation center and among the local community on South Padre Island in the Gulf have so far rescued more than 4,900 sea turtles from death by “cold stunning”—an event that causes the turtles to fall into comatose if the water drops below 50° Fahrenheit.
Source: Good News Network
TEXAS RESTAURANT GAVE OUT 500+ FREE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEEDThe owners of a Texas restaurant weren't going to let a power outage stop them from helping a community in crisis during a crippling winter storm this week.
More than 500 people came to Bella Italia Ristorante in Plano on Wednesday and were able to get their first hot meal in days after blackouts had left them stranded at home in frigid temperatures.
CAT ABANDONED BY HIS FAMILY GETS ADOPTED WITH HIS BEST FRIENDA heartwarming video of a cat that finds a new life and new home with his feline bestie.
Source: The Dodo
MEET THE STREET DOCTOR WHO MAKES HOUSE CALLS TO THE HOMELESSIn 1992, Street Medicine Institute founder Dr. Jim Withers dressed in tattered clothes and began making medical visits to people living on the streets in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along with a formerly homeless person serving as a guide and liaison. He was motivated by the desire to reach out to those who seemed to be excluded from mainstream health care systems despite their high rates of illness and premature death.
Source: Bright Vibes
BOY GETS ADOPTED AFTER 7 YEARS WAITING IN FOSTER CAREAfter 2,710 days, Elijah Mays found his forever home.
Click below to watch video (warning: there won't be a dry eye in the house):