An Early Christmas Surprise Left This Heartbroken Widower With 7 Kids In Tears

After losing his wife, a single father with seven children received the best Christmas gift of all. His children would have a merry holiday.

Does Marriage Change Your Personality?

Dakota Nelson was spending time with his wife in their garage in July as they did quite often. They were playing around and joking, happy to be in their home and with their children. Dakota left to get a few tools, leaving his wife in the garage alone.

Within moments, she was on the ground and couldn’t breathe.

The couple’s son called 911 for help. Dakota tried to breathe life back into his wife until the fire department and paramedics arrived.

After Dakota’s wife went without oxygen to her brain for almost half an hour, she slipped into a coma that lasted for a few weeks.
Her body failed, and she died while her husband was by her side.

Dakota now had the daunting task of caring for his seven kids on his own. The children range in ages from 1 to 16. While the older children help around the house and with the younger children, Dakota has found that it’s difficult being a single father.

He works three jobs to make sure his kids have their basic needs met, such as food and clothing. With Christmas coming, he wasn’t sure how he would provide gifts for them until a secret Santa started a fundraiser for his family.

Find out what the mystery Santa planned for Dakota and his kids and how Dakota reacted to receiving help when he thought there was no hope by watching the video below.

What did you think of this inspiring video? Would you do the same for a stranger to help if you could? Let us know in the comments below and pass this video along to your friends and family to inspire them this Holiday Season.

Frantic Labrador Begs Cop To Follow Him – A Bit Later, Both Are Heroes

It may sound cliche, but a dog truly is man’s best friend. One special black labrador was recently credited with saving his owner’s life in the most dramatic way. You must hear about this story to believe it!

It was a cold morning in Wisconsin when officer Jeff Gonzalez spotted the dog, John Boy, running alongside the quiet road all alone. With his suspicions on high alert, Gonzalez stopped the dog in an attempt to figure out what was going on.

Gonzalez could tell that the dog was nervous and upset by something because of his incessant barking and anxious behavior. The officer’s instincts were spot on. As he followed John Boy down the road, the dog led Gonzalez right to a woman in need of serious medical attention right away.

John Boy’s owner, Krystal, was lying slumped over on her front porch wearing only her pyjamas. The bitter cold temperatures had already caused her lips to turn blue. What Gonzalez did not know at the time was that Krystal suffered from a heart condition and that he arrived at the house just in the nick of time.

Gonzalez immediately called for help and brought Krystal inside to the warm house. She had been outside for an hour before John Boy was able to flag down the officer. Krystal has recovered and was released from the hospital to meet Officer Gonzalez and to be reunited with her loving dog.

This video shows the tearful meeting.

You do not want to miss this touching moment. After you get the chance to watch it, be sure to spread the love to all of your friends and family. There is no doubt that both John Boy and Gonzalez need to be recognised for the real heroes that they are.

Creep Drags 12-Yr-Old To Back Of Car, Then Boy Remembers Parents’ Life-Saving Advice

Police are commending a young boy and his parents after the brave way he fought off a potential kidnapper recently.

Twelve-year-old Duncan Jensen was walking home from his cousin’s house in Centerville, Utah, when a stranger in a nearby car called out to him and asked, “Hey kid do you want some candy?”

Recognizing the danger, Duncan politely answered, “No, thank you,” and tried to cross the street, but the stranger jumped out of his car, grabbed Duncan, and started dragging him back by his shirt.

It was a terrifying moment for the young boy and Duncan’s mind raced as he tried to figure out what to do. That’s when he remembered some advice his parents had given him.

“We say if you get to the point where you think you may be taken, we want you to punch, bite, scratch, you do whatever you can to get away from whoever is trying to take you,” Duncan’s dad, Jerry Jensen, said.

Thankfully, Duncan had been playing with his keys while he walked and had the key ring in between his knuckles. When his abductor looked back at him, Duncan took the opportunity and punched him.

“He said, ‘When the guy looked back at me, Dad, I just – I gave it to him,’” Jerry recalled. “The guy dropped. My son just took off running up towards the park.”

Duncan ran to a nearby park and hid behind some rocks. His would-be kidnapper followed in the car and pulled into the parking lot, but drove off a short time later.

Duncan stayed hidden for about 30 minutes until he felt safe, then raced home and told his parents what had happened. They were horrified, but also incredibly thankful that Duncan had made it home alive and unharmed.

“You never think something like this is going to happen and it will. It does,” Duncan’s mom, Tenisha Jensen, said.

The Jensens are glad Duncan remembered what they had told him and fought back against his kidnapper.

“He’s a stud,” Jerry said.

“He’s a tough kid,” Tenisha added. “He’s been through a lot. That was his instinct kicking in.”

Now the Jensens are urging other parents to talk to their kids about what to do if – God forbid – something like this ever happens to them.

“There’s 1,000 different scenarios that could have gone differently,” Jerry said. “One little thing could have gone wrong and be a different story. We don’t even want to think about.”

Police are now looking for the man who tried to take off with Duncan. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with blond hair and a tattoo on his neck. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts. His vehicle is described as an older sedan, possibly a blue four-door model.

“We have increased our patrols in the area before and after school and have informed Davis County School District,” police said in a statement. “Officers conducted an initial canvas of the neighborhood, no one that we spoke with witnessed the incident.”

Dead dad sends flowers every year on daughter’s birthday. Then one year, final note delivered

Nothing in life can prepare us for the loss of a loved one, quite the opposite, we have to experience it to have a true understanding of the process. Yet, for some, this event can carry less of a burden with the right amount of planning.

When Bailey Sellers of Knoxville, Tennessee, was 16-years old, her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Knowing this time would be difficult for his daughter, the doting dad decided to do something special to help her celebrate her upcoming milestones.

With his death looming in the near future, Bailey’s dad wanted to remind her that although he wouldn’t be there in person to see her grow up, he wasn’t entirely absent from her life. He accomplished this tender task by pre-paying for a bouquet of flowers on each of her birthdays.

On Friday, Nov. 24, Bailey would turn 21-years old. This important event also marked the end of her loving father’s gifts. That afternoon she typed a bittersweet tweet that went viral unexpectedly. “My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre payed flowers so i could receive them every year on my birthday. Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy.”

To date, her post has been liked by 1.5 million and shared 381K times over. For many, this was an undeniable sign that her father is still watching over his little girl from a most special place.

In addition to the lovely bouquet, Bailey’s dad also included a handwritten card. “This is my last love letter to you until we meet again,” he wrote, according to the New York Post. “I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place.”

“BE HAPPY AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST,” HE ALSO SAID. “I WILL STILL BE WITH YOU THROUGH EVERY MILESTONE, JUST LOOK AROUND AND THERE I WILL BE.”

Thanks to her sweet father’s foresight, Bailey can move forward as a full-fledged adult knowing that her dad is never too far away. She acknowledged that he had always enjoyed “trying to make my birthday spectacular.”

And this was no exception. Her heartwarming tweet managed to touch the hearts of many who agreed that this was her father’s way of nudging her on as she prepares to carve her own path in life. “He believes that you are capable of wondrous things,” one person commented. “He believes YOU are ready to be without the flowers even if you don’t know it yet.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Hungry teen goes to Kroger to ask strangers for food, has no idea life is about to change forever

It doesn’t take much to do something kind for someone else. All we have to do is keep our ears, eyes, and hearts open for someone in need.

Chauncy Jones was hungry. The 16-year-old straight-A student lived with his mother. He was trying to get a job to help her make rent, pay bills and buy food. He encountered Matt White, a man from Memphis who was shopping at Kroger.

He was at the “rich peoples store” in the hopes he’d get something to eat. The young man approached Matt and asked if he could carry his bags to his car. In return, he asked for a pack of glazed donuts.

Shocked and heartbroken, Matt decided to give Chauncy more than just a small breakfast. He bought toiletry items and cereal and other staples for Chauncy and his mother, Barbara. Matt even delivered the groceries. He wrote about this experience on Facebook.

“I just met the most inspiring person ever. His name is Chauncy Jones. He’s a 16-year-old from Memphis … He approached me while I was shopping for produce asking if he could help me carry my grocery bags to my car in exchange for buying him a pack of glazed donuts.

“This kid looked like he had been turned down 100 times. He looked ashamed, hungry and broken. In my heart, I screamed a loud “yes!”, But to him, I just chuckled and said, “yeah dude, we’ll get you some donuts.” I asked him if he was by himself and he said that he had come all the way out here with the hopes of someone buying him something to eat because he and his mother had nothing at home. He had no phone, a bus pass, and he was depending on the graces of a stranger to feed him within the hour before the bus left.”

“So, needless to say, he and I went on a shopping spree. We had so much fun! We got cereal and chips and frozen veggies, pizzas, Cheetos, melons and pasta, peanut butter, milk, soap, toothbrushes, just a little bit of everything. All the while we talked and he told me how he makes straight A’s in school and is trying to get a job to help his mom pay rent. This kid was amazing.

“Chauncy kept calling himself poor, but he told me that one day he was gonna be wealthy and own his own businesses so that he could help other people in his neighborhood and buy them groceries like me. I was in awe.”

Matt’s kindness is incredible. He was in awe when he glimpsed their living situation. “I gave him a ride home so that he didn’t have to take the bus and when we got to his house I was truly humbled. He wasn’t kidding. He and his mom had nothing. They didn’t even have beds or furniture. They were sleeping on pads made out of sleeping bags; they had two lamps and nothing in their fridge. Nothing. His mother was so sweet but very fragile. I couldn’t tell what it was, but she had some sort of physical and/ or mental disability that made her shake and made walking difficult. I thought I was going to cry.”

“As we unpacked the food into their kitchen, you could see the hope coming back into Chauncy’s eyes. He knew he wasn’t going to be hungry. He looked like a kid again. As I was leaving, I gave him a hug and told him how much God loved him and that he was going to grow up to be an incredible man. I’ll never forget that hug. It meant more to me than any possession I have. Our God is an awesome God, and we can never be thankful enough for the blessings we have.”

As if what Matt didn’t already do for the struggling mother and son wasn’t amazing enough, he created a GoFundMe page to raise money so Chauncy could purchase a lawnmower. the story went viral. The page raised over $300,000!

Good Samaritan helps hungry teen raise hundreds of thousands o…

Two weeks ago, 16-year-old Chauncy Jones was hungry and unable to find a job.He approached a man at Kroger, asking to carry his bags in exchange for doughnuts.That one moment changed his life forever, and the Good Samaritan helped him raise over $330,000!Read more: http://via.fox59.com/cxItp

Publicată de FOX59 News pe Vineri, 1 iulie 2016

Matt updated the page with this fantastic news. “As of today, Barbara and Chauncy have a new life. God has provided for them a home, a car, a new school, he has restored Barbara’s health and continues to present them with endless opportunities for the future. Every dollar donated to Chauncy’s Chance was put into a protected trust that will provide them a secure future for decades. In every sense of the word, God has provided,”

Let’s hope Chauncy and his mother will continue to have good luck far into the future. I hope Chauncy will pay it forward by showing kindness and compassion to someone down on their luck.

Emergency responder falls to his knees after mother jumps to death with age 10 son

Desperation, depression, and despair are all horrible things to feel, but when all three are combined all at once, it can be overwhelming. In a heartbreaking tragedy in Colombia, they overtook one woman, who jumped from a bridge to her death. But she didn’t go down alone. She took her 10-year-old son with her.

Debt collectors had been hounding Jessy Paola Moreno Cruz, 32. When she stood atop the La Variante Bridge in Tolima with May Ceballos, her 10-year-old son, the people who were begging her to come down may not have known just all that she had been suffering.

Ibague Mayor Guillermo Jaramillo shared this after the tragedy.

“THIS ENDS UP HURTING OR EVEN COSTING THE LIFE OF THE PERSON. THIS LADY, WHO WAS A SINGLE MOTHER, UNFORTUNATELY, WAS DESPERATE AT THE PRESSURE OF [PAYING BACK] DEBTS,’ JARAMILLO SAID.”

They begged her not to jump, but it was to no avail. As her terrified son begged her to let him go, she jumped to her death, 330 feet below.

Rafel Rico, a firefighter, told this to local media.

“THEY BEGGED HER NOT TO DO IT AND TRIED TO CONVINCE HER TO STOP… BUT SADLY, SHE TOOK THE FATAL DECISION.”

One rescuer was seen sobbing and falling to his knees after witnessing the horrible event play out.

It’s hard to understand why a mother would do this. We do understand her depression and despair, but to take her child’s life? It’s unfathomable. The murder/suicide is being investigated. May they both rest in peace.

Dad Sends Baby Girl Giant Box Of “Cookies” Suddenly Toppling Backwards When It Starts To Move

Soldiers have a tough job. Not only do they have to put their lives on the line, they have to do it away from their loved ones. Many soldiers don’t see their families, lovers, and friends for months on end. Some of them miss important milestones in the lives of their friends and families.

One little girl’s father had been deployed, and she missed him terribly. Her father sent over a surprise for her, though. And when she opened the present, the little girl was overjoyed. It wasn’t what she expected. It was better.

Maci’s father was a soldier and when he was deployed she struggled without his presence. She was very close with her dad, so much so that she had to sleep with a stuffed toy called her “Daddy Doll.” Because she missed her father so much, she needed the doll to keep her nightmares at bay.

One day, her mother called her to the living room, saying there was a surprise waiting for her. Maci, dressed in a simple pink dress, was barefoot. She had her Daddy Doll cradled in one arm, with her blond hair tied in a small bun on her head. She looked like she had just rolled out of bed, but when her mother said there was a surprise waiting for her, Maci couldn’t contain her excitement.

When her mother asked her what surprise she was going to get, the little girl said she was getting cookies. Her mother didn’t dispute her claim. Instead, she said that the surprise came from Daddy and that it was waiting out the door.

At first, Maci was walking around the living room, looking for the surprise. Then, her mother told her to open the door to see her present. When the door was opened, Maci excitedly ran down the steps. A huge box waited for her outside the door.

To Maci, it was just a big box of cookies. Then, her mother asked to unwrap it. The little girl didn’t know where to begin! So, her mother helped her rip off the wrapping. Then, she told Maci:

“Can you knock on it? Say ‘Cookies.'”

So, that’s what Maci did. She knocked on the present–and lo and behold, it was her father! Dressed in his combat fatigues, Maci’s father opened one of the panels of the box and greeted his daughter, who screamed and fell on her butt.

But Maci was ecstatic. Then, she ran to her father, who picked her up and gave her a big, warm hug. When asked if she liked the surprise, Maci eagerly said yes.

Even though she didn’t get her cookies, she got something better–her father.

Marine dad’s surprise knocks his toddler off her feet

There’s only one surprise gift that would be better than cookies… 🍪🍪🍪

Publicată de Humankind Stories pe Miercuri, 30 ianuarie 2019

Parents Trust Grandpa To Look After Son While Away Only To Get Text About Baby They Won’t Forget

We all love our grandparents. I mean, who doesn’t? They always let us off the hook, always have our backs whenever our parents scold us and they always keep our bellies happy! They are definitely at the top portion of our “most favorite people on Earth” list. All in all, they’re always there when we need them the most.

Just like this particular grandfather who is fondly called “Pawpaw” by his family. David Waterhouse, a Dallas officer who just came out of retirement, flew to Kentucky all the way from his Dallas home because he was to look after his grandson, Ty. David is a regular grandpa but when it comes to technology his family laughs and says he doesn’t have a clue how to use it. But if there is one thing that never gets old about him, it would have to be his sense of humor.

David’s daughter and Ty’s mother, Stephanie Waterhouse, always think of Pawpaw as being “low-tech”. He does not have his own Facebook account and definitely does not have any idea about what’s going on in social media. What he loves, though, is using his classic flip phone and taking a lot of fun pictures with it!

So when Ty’s parents took off for their first vacation without him Pawpaw stepped in to care for little baby Ty. Expecting to have a great time Pawpaw had a few surprises up his sleeve he planned to send his daughter while he looked after her son. He took all these wonderful and hilarious pictures that left Stephanie and her husband laughing out loud. Just looking at the adorable captions that this funny grandpa printed out will surely make you smile.

One of the best parts of what he did would have to be the fact that he printed out all of the captions he used while he was still in Dallas! Yes, even before he went to Kentucky, David had already planned to create all those hilarious photos. He knew he wouldn’t be able to figure out how to use his daughters hom printer so he brought them already printed out from his home instead. It’s endearing that he did all this before his trip. It only showed that he was really looking forward to spending time with Ty. What a lucky baby, to have such a funny and thoughtful grandpa!

Stephanie fondly dubbed her Dad’s photos as “Memes by Pawpaw”. They were just so clever and fun and what’s even funnier is the fact that David did not know what a “meme” was. To him, he was just being silly.

David may be clueless when it comes to social media and the internet, but it was not always like this with him. In his younger years, he initiated the creation of a database that aims to track criminal information for the Dallas Police Department.

This idea was later on used by the FBI as a model for the creation of the national database. He’s definitely an amazing man who has made his mark as a police officer. And now, he is doing a really great job being a grandpa!

David’s hilarious and ingenious photos of his grandson are just so fun to look at! You definitely must see them for yourself.

Three Siblings Come Together To Celebrate Their Parents’ Anniversary – Their Father’s Reaction Is Unforgettable

A couple was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and their three successful and wealthy children agreed to come have a Sunday dinner with them to honor them. The three of them were late as usual, and they all had excuses as to why.

“Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad,” the first son said. “Sorry, I’m running late… I just didn’t have the time to get you a present.”

“No worries,” said the father. “The important thing is that we’re all together.”

“Just flew in from L.A. and didn’t have time to get you anything… I’m sorry,” the second son said.

“It’s nothing,” said the father, “just glad you could be here today.”

“Happy anniversary!” the daughter said as she arrived. “I’m sorry, but I’ve been out of town and didn’t bring a present.”

“I really don’t care, at least the five of us are together today,” their father told her.

Later on, during dinner, the dad put down his fork and stated he had something to say.

“Listen, you three, there’s something your mother and I need to tell you,” he said. “We came to this country penniless and desperate. Despite this, we were able to raise you and send you to college. But we never got around to getting married.”

The three siblings were left completely stunned by this revelation.

“You mean we’re BASTARDS?” they explained.

“Yep,” said their father. “And cheap ones, too!”

LOL! Can’t say we blame Dad for calling it like it is!

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Harrison Ford Breaks Silence After 22-Years Of Marriage, Confesses What Everyones Suspected

Having it all is one thing many people strive at achieving but very few people or no ever get. The problem is even more prominent when it comes to celebrities; making it in the limelight and personal life.

Harrison is one of the few stars who have devoted their lives to creating happy and prosperous families. Ford and TV star Flockhart are considered the most devoted couple in Hollywood despite their big range in age. The two celebrated their 78th-anniversary last month.

The Hollywood actor, even in his old age, still has the charms he had possessed as a youth when he began his career. His romance history, just like most celebrities, has had a lot of drama, from two failed marriages to a steamy affair with Carrie Fisher, a co-star.

However, he did not give up on love and in his quest; he met the TV star, Calista Flockhart. No one is sure of what happened, but rumors went around that the TV star was so eager to interact with Ford, she spilled a drink on him.

Flockhart has never accepted this, and she explained that the drink spilling was in the middle of a conversation they had already started and that it was not her but Ford who accidentally poured the wine on himself.

When the two started their affair, Ford was still in his second marriage. They, therefore, decided to keep it a secret. Ford was tired of hiding his love, and he openly confessed it to Hello Magazine in 2003.

After making their affair public, the two moved in together. It was not long before Ford asked Flockhart for her hand in marriage, and this he did in 2009 at a romantic getaway, and the TV star happily said yes.

Their wedding followed immediately, and they kept low and casual. The couple started a family which had already begun because a year before their romantic meeting, Flockhart had adopted a baby boy who she named Liam. Ford confesses that this is one of the many reasons he fell in love with her.

The fact that she adopted a baby as a single mother and devoted her time in caring for him made Ford so proud of his beloved.

The boy brought back the sweet memories of parenthood to the Hollywood star, and they bonded as father and son. He talks enthusiastically of how the three of them spend their weekends together riding a motorcycle and going for hikes.

“I just made a birdhouse with my son,” he shared.

The devotion seems to be from both sides. Ford recounts of how his wife had taken care of him when he had been in the hospital after the crashing of the Amateur pilot’s 2015. He suffered severe injuries of a broken back, a head wound and shattered pelvis and ankle.

Many sources have narrated that Flockhart hardly left her husband’s bedside. She came in very early in the morning to be with him and went home late at night.

It seems the two understand each other as Ford says that his life understands what aviation means to him and shares the passion with him. Flockhart also says that she likes Ford’s sense of humor and that the two of them laugh a lot.

Their age difference does not matter to them, and Ford says that one can experience love at any stage of life and whoever he feels attracted to, no matter their age.