• Calgary Transit offering discounted day passes during StampedeCalgary Transit offering discounted day passes during Stampede

    Leaving your wallet on the bus usually results in a minor panic attack and possibly losing important personal information forever.

    For one Calgary man, the former could not have been more true.

    Yesterday morning, Robert Dover panicked when he got off the bus to grab a coffee and realized he didn’t have his wallet with him. 

    He left his wallet with “everything in there” on the bus.

    But the possibility of not retrieving it was proven wrong by none other than the bus driver himself. 

    Syed Shah knew its owner would be worried when he found the wallet on his bus. 

    So later that day, the transit bus driver showed up at Dover’s doorstep to personally return it. 

    “I was a little floored,” Dover told Metro News. “I was grateful for it.” 

    According to Metro News, Dover immediately reported his missing wallet to Calgary Transit and even checked their lost and found.

    But it wasn’t there.

    So, he decided to check at home just in case he left there. As he was about to cancel all his credit cards,

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  • Anne Marie Cox suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which causes blisters to form all over her body.Anne Marie Cox suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which causes blisters to form all over her body.

    There may be nothing better than taking a dip into crystal clear and cool waters on a sweltering hot day.

    For 10-year-old Anne Marie Cox, jumping into a chlorinated swimming pool is a bit more complicated. The Arkansas girl suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which causes blisters to form all over her body.

    “Any kind of friction or trauma to the skin causes the skin to blister and come off. Being out in the summertime is just not going to happen,” Anne Marie’s mother, Kandi Cox, told ABC News. “She can’t go to public pools or anything like that. She really has to be in a protected environment.”

    Wanting her friend to find relief, nine-year-old Bethany Walker decided to help raise money for a saltwater therapy pool, which would help ease the pain and aide in cleansing and healing blisters and sores.

    Anne Marie Cox suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which causes blisters to form all over her body.Anne Marie Cox suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which causes blisters to form all over her body.

    Through her Bracelets by Bethany Facebook page, Walker was able to sell handmade rubber band bracelets. She raised an astounding $47,000 over 19 weeks, according to KATV in

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  • A Turkish CEO sold his company for a whopping $589 million, but did not want to leave his loyal employees empty handed.

    Some of the money, which could have easily been used to support a lavish lifestyle, went back into the pocket of the workers.

    Nevzat Aydin paid out $27-million in bonuses to his 114 employee staff, equaling just under $250,000 per person, CNN reports.

    That’s about 150-times their monthly earning.

    “The bonus package is life changing for many of us,” one of the employees, Nedim Nahmias told CNN. He knew about the payout, but he had no idea how much it would be.

    Adyin, who said his online food ordering company Yemeksepeti was not an overnight success, wanted to reward his employees for their hard work.

    “I believe in team work and I believe success is much more enjoyable and glorious when shared with the rest if the team,” he said.

    When the bonus was announced, many on the staff were overwhelmed with emotion.

    “There were emotions, because you affect the lives of the people,”

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  • <span class=caption-text >Three-year-old RE Pranke shares a hug with Jessica Cox, the first-ever armless pilot. </span>

    Jessica Cox has become a popular name on the Internet of late for being the first ever pilot to steer an airplane without arms. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that she would be idolized by Ruth Evelyn ‘RE’ Pranke, a little girl who was also born without these crucial limbs.

    Last week, the two finally met, as the little girl and her mother traveled six hours to an airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to meet the inspirational pilot.

    The touching moment between the two was captured during the documentary premiere of “Right Footed,” about Cox’s journey to becoming a pilot, ABC reported.

    “You don’t need arms to return a hug…or give one,” read the caption on the photo posted to Facebook page for Cox’s documentary.

    During her 20th week of pregnancy, Pranke’s mother knew her daughter would be born without arms. So she turned to the Internet and started researching ways her child could overcome her disability.

    Fortunately, she came across Cox’s story and how she overcame a similar

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  • Turkish CEO gives $27 million to staff after selling his firm

    “It was a good thing, I wish we could have given them more.”

    A Turkish CEO sold his company for a whopping $589 million, but did not want to leave his loyal employees empty handed.

    Some of the money, which could have easily been used to support a lavish lifestyle, went back into the pocket of the workers.

    Nevzat Aydin paid out $27 million in bonuses to his 114 employee staff, equaling just under $250,000 per person, CNN reports.

    That’s about 150-times their monthly earning.

    “The bonus package is life changing for many of us,” one of the employees, Nedim Nahmias told CNN. He knew about the payout, but he had no idea how much it would be.

    Adyin, who said his online food ordering company Yemeksepeti was not an overnight success, wanted to reward his employees for their hard work.

    “I believe in team work and I believe success is much more enjoyable and glorious when shared with the rest if the team,” he said.

    When the bonus was announced, many on the staff were overwhelmed with emotion.

    “There were emotions because you affect the lives of the

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  • Boy asks mailman for junk mail to read, mailman does one better

    “Most kids his age want electronics! It’s great to see his desire.”

    'I'm just really happy, said Mathew Flores after learning about his new book collection. (Facenook/Ron Lynch)'I'm just really happy, said Mathew Flores after learning about his new book collection. (Facenook/Ron Lynch)

    It’s not every day that you hear about somebody actually wanting junk mail.

    To many, the endless restaurant menus and department store flyers are the definition of annoying, but to 12-year-old Mathew Flores, they’re the only source of reading material he has.

    One day while Ron Lynch, the local mailman, was delivering mail to an apartment complex, he came across Flores reading ads.

    The Sandy, Utah, youngster then asked Lynch if he had any extra junk mail that he could read, which prompted the mailman to ask why.

    “He told me his wish is to have books to read,” Lynch wrote on his Facebook page

    The mailman suggested that he go to the library, where books are plentiful. The problem with that, Flores revealed, was that his family did not have a car and he couldn’t afford to take the bus.

    Moved by the ambitious boy’s story, Lynch took to his Facebook page to ask friends if they could spare some books for the boy.

    “I was given many books as a child and it’s time to help someone else!” he

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  • Students perform Haka dance at their teacher’s funeral

    “This was a very emotional and powerful performance."

    Hundreds of students from a New Zealand school honoured their late teacher with an “emotional and powerful” dance.

    Dawson Tahana Tamatea was a teacher at Palmerston North Boy’s High School in the North Island who passed away in his sleep last week, reports the Manawatu Standard.

    Staff and students performed the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance, at his funeral. The dance was posted by the school on YouTube, where it already has been watched more than 500,000 times. 

    The footage begins with silence as their teacher’s hearse arrives onto the school ground.

    It’s soon broken by the rhythmic chanting, stomping feet and beating chests, which are customary moves of the Haka dance.

    Following the fierce and powerful display, the students stand aside with their heads bowed as the hearse drives by. 

    The traditionally war dance is used to honour special guests at ceremonies, reported the Huffington Post

    According to the school’s Facebook page, the long-time teacher taught physical education

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  • Thanks to Sher Polvinale and her team of volunteers, elderly dogs in Gaithersburg, Maryland, have a loving and caring home for life.  

    The House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary is a retirement home for nearly two-dozen dogs. Polvinale, the facility’s director, and her team of volunteers provide much-needed care for several dogs as they live out their final days. including washing, feeding, medication and vet visits. 

    “Those dogs come to stay with us and there’s no worry they’re going to be passed along again. This is the end but it’s a happy end,” said Polvinale in the video.

    In 2006, Polvinale and her late husband, Joe, turned their home into a senior pet sanctuary. After her husband passed away, Polvinale continued to run the sanctuary.

    According to the sanctuary’s website, these pets have little chance of being adopted because of their age and various medical conditions.

    Polvinale ensures that all the animals enjoy their stay at what likely will be their last home. In fact, she

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  • Photo of police officer sharing a meal with homeless man goes viral

    “He turned out to be a very nice man who just had a sad story. He is a person.”

    A photo of a police officer sharing a meal with a homeless man has gone a long way toward restoring a little faith in humanity.

    TiAnna Greene was taken by surprise when she witnessed this unexpected act of kindness: a police officer sitting on the curb with a homeless man, sharing the breakfast that she had just bought and engaging in conversation.

    Greene quickly took to her Facebook page, calling it an “absolutely wonderful act of kindness that seemed to come naturally” for the police officer.

    “Although I was only blessed to witness less than two minutes of her kindness that definitely came from the heart, it truly made my morning!” Greene wrote.

    Greene posted the photo to Facebook in hopes of sharing the selfless act with all of her friends and family, but it didn’t stop there. After the Ocala Police Department shared the photo, thousands of people from around the globe also got a glimpse of the kindness, reports the Ocala Post.

    And thanks to some help from the same police

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  • Teen’s poem about ‘bad day’ goes viral after London man finds it in a bar

    “Words from the heart enter the heart. I think Chanie’s sincerity was felt through her words.”

    Chanie Gorkin's poem has quickly taken the Internet by storm. (Photo: Twitter/@ronniejoiceChanie Gorkin's poem has quickly taken the Internet by storm. (Photo: Twitter/@ronniejoice

    Depending on which way you read this poem, it quite literally has two very different messages, and it is this kind of creativity that has caused Chanie Gorkin’s work to go viral. 

    Gorkin, 16, is from Beth Rivkah High School in the Crown Heights area in Brooklyn, New York. 

    Last year, she wrote the poem for a high school assignment about a bad day. Thanks to social media this week, a snapshot of the poem has gone viral after a stranger found it in bar.

    It was first posted on PoetryNation by Gorkin and it somehow made its way across the Atlantic Ocean to a bar in London, England, where Ronnie Joice saw it pinned onto the wall. He decided to share the inspirational poem with his followers on Twitter and it quickly took off from there.

    When reading the poem from top to bottom it casts a dark message, which starts with “today was the absolute worst day ever.” It gets more and more depressing as each line is read.

    But a

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