Amazing zoo pictures

Boston.com’s Big Picture series has run a beautiful little piece featuring pictures from the zoo.

Check out the photo series here.

It’s wonderful to see things like this from time to time because there’s some weird part of the human mind that just loves pictures of young creatures.  Baby animals in particular seem to have a soothing effect.

Little girl shows too much class

This is a wonderfully touching story, but for all the wrong reasons.

This poor girl lost her mother, but took the time to genuinely thank the cop that tried to come to their rescue.  After dialing 911, the cops raced to a house in Sacromento.

They tried to revive the girl’s mother and rushed to a hospital.  Unfortunately, the mother passed away.  Then comes the tug at the hearstrings.  The girl turns to the cop and says:

“I’m really grateful that you guys came and helped my family,” the girl told Sacramento police Officer Sunny Cranford. “You kept trying, even though you couldn’t do anything.

The Officers responded in kind, starting up a collection to help the family, and bringing this little girl a tremendous amount of birthday gifts.

Snow plows form convoy for transplant

Hello all! This is going to be my first post (hopefully first of many) to share some good news with you.

In Wyoming, a man scheduled for a liver transplant was snowed in.  This is the start of what could have been a tragic story, if it wasn’t for a quick-thinking police officer and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).  After Chuck Forbes and his wife were stopped on the way to the hospital at a road block because the route ahead was snowed out, a patrol officer spoke with the WYDOT supervisor.

Before you know it, help was on the way.

Snowplows convoyed with Forbes to escort him all the way to the hospital. Just out of the kindness of their hearts.

[Source: Buffalo News]