Some stories to brighten your day! 

Two sixth-grade students nominated their janitor for a Feel Good Friday surprise from Ashley Home Furniture. The janitor in question is Leslie Pitman – aka “Joe” and he is described as a friend to every student. Covid has made his life harder due to the night shift janitor getting sick and his equipment not being reliable. Joe has been working at Rimrock Elementary for 16 years and Ashley Home Furniture celebrated his dedication by giving him a gift card for Cabela’s and another to go out for a nice dinner! Thanks Joe!

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/06/2-sixth-graders-nominate-their-custodian-for-a-feel-good-friday-surprise-and-his-reaction-is-priceless/ 

79-year-old Daniel Gunkel who struggles with memory issues wandered away from his home. Thankfully, police report that he has been found safe and unharmed! 

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/06/missing-idaho-falls-man-found-safe/ 

7-year-old Chase swam a mile to save his father and little sister. After Chase’s little sister fell off the boat and was dragged along by the current, their father jumped in to save her and Chase swam for about an hour to get to shore! Thankfully both Chase’s little sister and his father were found by Florida Fish and Wildlife, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/boy-7-swims-a-mile-to-save-dad-and-sister-stuck-in-river-by-the-grace-of-god-were-here/ar-AAKzAoz

Four girls in New York showed the world what teamwork really looked like when they helped one of their teammates cross the finish line at a 4×1 track meet. Yeva Klingbeil, a senior at Shenendehowa High School who was diagnosed with cancer in November 2019, had help from a few of her teammates in crossing the finish line at a meet on Monday. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/high-school-runner-with-cancer-crosses-finish-line-with-help-from-her-teammates-in-uplifting-video/ar-AAKnq2R 

Zohaib Begg, an 8-year-old boy from Virginia worked hard to gather over 6,000 personal protective equipment for front line workers during the pandemic. And now he’s turning his attention to the homeless community. He went down to the 3rd Street tunnel in Washington, D.C., to pass out food, toiletry kids, and supplies to those in need. So far he has collected donations from Boombas, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, Chick-fil-A, and local dentist offices. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/8-year-old-virginia-boy-on-a-mission-to-help-the-homeless/ar-BB1gCndd

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