THE HAPPINESS REPORT (7.20.21)
WOMAN WHO WAS TOLD SHE CAN NEVER WALK AGAIN, WALKS DOWN THE AISLE AT HER WEDDINGBrittney Bedwell was in a devastating accident four years ago, which left her paralyzed. Having any more children was also impossible. But recently, Brittney, four-month pregnant, walked down the aisle, overcoming the odds!
Source: Healthy Happy News
WILD RACCOONS KEEP VISITING DOG FRIEND TO PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEKWhen Cheryl Stephen’s German shepherd, Sarge, suddenly passed away, she thought no dog could ever fill his shoes. The gentle soul had been a best friend to all animals, large and small, as well as a protector of the rescued fawns his mom often nursed back to health.
So when a young corgi mix named Chief joined Stephen’s family, she wasn’t sure the “low-rider” would be able to handle her hectic household full of wildlife. Luckily, Chief soon proved he had the same gentle and loving disposition as his predecessor.
While Sarge had loved fawns, Chief has developed a bond with a different wild animal: raccoons.
Source: The Dodo
HIGH SCHOOL CANCER SURVIVOR HITS 3-POINT BUZZER BEATER IN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSan Diego high school student Nick Herrmann was told by some doctors he might never play basketball again.
On June 14, the 16-year-old cancer survivor stepped onto the court for the Torrey Pines High School basketball team and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the sectional championship game.
CRACKER BARREL SERVER LANDED A RECORD DEAL AFTER TIKTOK VIDEO WENT VIRALMiranda Joy Willmore, working as a server at the Cracker Barrel in Marion, Illinois for 20 years, is a singer of a band named U-Foria. Miranda usually sings Happy Birthday at the restaurant whenever there’s a celebrant. A recent video of her incredible rendition of Happy Birthday that went viral on TikTok paved the way for her band for a financed album recording!
Source: Happy News
STUDY: DANCE THERAPY IS INCREDIBLY BENEFICIAL FOR PATIENTS WITH PARKINSON’SA big part of addressing Parkinson’s is slowing the progression of the disease to maintain as much mobility as possible, and fortunately, a new study from York University in Canada finds that the joy and movement of dance classes can effectively slow the progression of Parkinson’s.
The researchers recruited 16 people with mild cases of Parkinson’s and had them attend a weekly dance class for three years. The classes involved aerobic and anaerobic movements. When comparing these patients with 16 who did not participate in dance classes, the researchers found that those who danced saw significant improvements in speech, tremors, balance, and rigidity. They also experienced no deterioration in movement and psychological symptoms.
Source: The Optimist Daily
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS BRING COMFORT TO SURFSIDE FIRST RESPONDERSA team of nine golden retrievers were deployed to the site of the Surfside condo collapse to bring comfort to first responders.
Source: A Plus
MAN GIVES HIS TERMINALLY-ILL DOG ONE LAST WALK UP THEIR BELOVED MOUNTAIN IN A WHEELBARROWThese touching pictures show a man taking his dying pet dog up his favourite mountain on one last walk—in a wheelbarrow.
Ten-year-old Monty enjoyed exploring hills and walks all over Wales with his owner Carlos Fresco.
The pair have visited the Brecon Beacons many times over the years, and have even summited the three peaks.
Source: Good News Network