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A 102-year-old WWII veteran wanted to experience the thrill of one last item remaining on her bucket list- Skydiving! In a life that has already been pretty eventful, this veteran pursued the dream inspired by President George Bush, who also went skydiving at the ages of 75, 80, 85 and 90. Skydive Baltimore celebrated this milestone and stated on their social media that they were delighted to help this veteran complete an adventurous dream!READ MORE AT MSN
A 5-year-old girl, battling a very rare type of kidney cancer, had a few moments of relief when she posed as her favourite princess ‘Snow White’ for a photoshoot. Her mother was delighted to see her daughter glowing as Snow White and said she looked like she could star in her own movie. This photoshoot was a gift from the photographer who has been donating themed photo shoots to children with cancer since 2018.Happiness Shot...READ MORE AT PEOPLE
Pope Francis made a statement supporting the need to have same-sex civil unions in a recently released documentary. With his open stand, he has proven to be far more progressive than his predecessors. Many same-sex supporters within and outside the Church have welcomed this statement that can potentially impact policy. But many critics have claimed that his support is in direct opposition with the teachings of the Church.READ MORE AT NY TIMES
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
The Tri-Faith campus has a mosque, church, and synagogue and now an interfaith center to help people get a better understanding of the three faiths. This center is built on the belief that more clarity on a different religion helps to dispel fears around it and finally celebrate it. The aim is not to create a new faith but simply to promote better understanding of other faiths while practicing one’s own religious beliefs and values.READ MORE AT TODAY
According to research, one of the potential causes of cancer is circadian disruption, which is the disorderliness of environmental cues like diet, light, and the biological, internal, and circadian rhythms. Exercising between 8am and 10am in the morning can help reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer based on research conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health and the Medical University of Vienna with 3000 participants.READ MORE AT UPLIFTING
Romeo Cox, who lives in Italy, pitched the idea of taking a 3-month hike to get a hug from his granny who lives in London. Accompanied by his father, they woke up at 4.30am each day, walked 12 miles, fought wild dogs, slept under the stars, and finally reached the beaming granny in London. Cox said the hug he shared with his granny was long, warm, and worth every mile!READ MORE AT INSPIRE MORE
Edmund O’Leary, who has been unemployed for over 18 months, posted ‘I am not okay’ on Twitter, requesting people to drop a hello if their schedules permitted. Since then, Edmund has been inundated with inspiring messages, heartwarming pictures, offers to grab coffee together, support on polishing his CV, and more from different parts of the world. His tweet garnered 100,000 responses and over 300,000 likes for his ability to show such vulnerability online!READ MORE AT MIRROR
Students have been experiencing stress and emotional isolation, staying away from their families, and even each other on campus. To alleviate this sense of isolation, the Chaplains at Cardiff University have organized a weekly dog walk and talk event for students where they can walk the dogs while talking to fellow students. The initiative has been very well-received by students who feel that the opportunity for human interaction has been such a welcome change.READ MORE AT BBC
In Aug 2020, Singapore Government announced the launch of a 990-acre park that will be a refueling site for migratory birds and is home to oriental hornbills, otters, saltwater crocodiles, and many other species. This initiative is part of a wider project that aims to plant 1 million trees over the next 10 years as the government tries to improve habitat quality for the city-state's wildlife while improving living conditions for its human residents.READ MORE AT WE FORUM
Pippa Jackson had a nightmare where she saw some underprivileged kids had no gifts to open for Christmas. This heartbreaking dream spurred her into action, wherein she aims to prepare Christmas care packages for 200 kids. Each box has a present, coloring pencils, scarf, and gloves to ensure the kids can keep warm. She is preparing these packages with the help of donations and also through funds raised from sales of handmade decorations.READ MORE AT FOX NEWS
Today co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, returned home after an eventful time with her kids at the park only to realize that her cellphone was missing. Her friend dialed the number, and Stan Levine answered the phone, reassuring her that he found the phone by the roadside and will wait in the park until she comes to get the same. Hoda was so touched that she mentioned that Stan Levine is exactly what goodness looks like!READ MORE AT TODAY
A local Tanzanian miner, who became an overnight millionaire in June for unearthing two tanzanite gemstones has upscaled his fortune after finding the third large gemstone on Aug 3. Saniniu Laizer dug a 6.3kg gemstone and collected a $2million cheque this time. He had been awarded $3.4 million earlier for the two rare big sized purple gemstones that he had found in the northern region of East Africa.READ MORE AT REPUBLIC WORLD
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