• Sikh men use their turbans to save group from drowning

    Their heroic actions saved lives

    The Dastaar, the turban worn by Sikhs, is something that’s mandatory by their faith and represents piety, dedication, self-respect and courage – But two Sikh men in Punjab have themselves become symbols of courage after removing their Dastaars so they could save a group of young men from drowning in a canal.

    Footage of the dramatic rescue, shot on a bystander’s cell phone, has been circulating online and was picked up by New Delhi Television.

    The broadcaster said young men had gathered for the immersion of Ganesha idols at Sullar Gharat village when strong currents washed a group of men away.

    That’s when two men on opposite sides of the canal sprang to action.

    “They had fallen very near the canal bridge and shouted for help,” Inderpal Singh, 34, told the Times of India. “I immediately spotted a wire lying near the bridge and rescued two of them with the help of the wire. However, three others were still caught in a current.”

    He told Times of India three men then jumped in to help the

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  • (Facebook/Rebekka Garvison)(Facebook/Rebekka Garvison)

    Rebekka Garvison was traveling last week with her newborn daughter, Rylee, to surprise her husband.

    The Huffington Post reports that they were leaving Kalamazoo, Michigan, to visit Fort Rucker, Alabama, where Nick Garvison was working for the U.S. Army.

    Garvison revealed in a Facebook post that she was nervous about flying alone with Rylee.

    She boarded her early morning flight and immediately noticed that the couple next to her seemed unhappy about sitting next to a mother and baby.

    Things only got a little more stressful when Rylee started to cry before the plane even took off.

    Garvison changed seats and ended up sitting next to a woman, Nyfesha Miller, who offered to comfort her crying baby.

    “I’m not sure if she could tell how stressed and upset I looked or what, but she turned our day completely around,” the mother wrote.

    Rylee stopped crying as Miller held her for the entire flight. At one point, the two ended up falling asleep.

    “It brought tears to my eyes while I sat there and

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  • An animal aid group in India has brought a dog back from the brink of death and her transformation will have you believing in miracles.

    Animal Aid Unlimited found the starved and sickly pup on the side of the road in Udaipur, a city in North West India.

    The animal was initially wary of human contact and it was clear by the condition of her mange and other severe health problems, she had not had any of it in quite a while.

    “She was so exhausted and inward,” Animal Aid Unlimited said.

    (Photo: Animal Aid Unlimited, India)(Photo: Animal Aid Unlimited, India)

    At the shelter she showed herself to be very defeated. She would simply lie on her mat and stare at the wall, clearly in pain from the infections and hair loss she had suffered from being on the streets. Human touch was also so foreign to the animal, she didn’t understand how to react to being pet.

    Her rescuers could see there was still hope both physically and emotionally for sweet Mabel.

    They treated her for two months with everything from an IV drip for her infections and medicated baths for her mange,

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  • Cop joins daughter for an adorable tea party

    “A great reminder that deputies are human beings."

    (Facebook/Collier Country Sheriff's Office)(Facebook/Collier Country Sheriff's Office)

    We all have our pre-work rituals, from an early morning workout to a steaming mug of coffee to hitting the snooze button.

    For one Florida deputy, spending time with his daughter before work is a sweeter kind of call of duty.

    Adam Dillman, a deputy officer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, joined his daughter for a backyard tea party before heading to work and the resulting photo is melting hearts everywhere.

    “This photo is a great reminder that deputies are human beings,” the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page.

    “They are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters … they have families at home that are praying for their safety every day.”

    Since it was posted last week, the photo has been shared more than 1000 times on Facebook and has almost 2000 likes. 

    “I said it before [that] it doesn’t matter how big and bad you are… If you are invited to tea time you go to tea time,” Facebook user Josch Jurczak commented on the photo.

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  • (Photo: Delia D Blackburn)(Photo: Delia D Blackburn)These tear-jerking photos shot and shared by Ohio based photographer Delia D Blackburn have garnered nearly a million likes on Facebook

    Bride Brittany Peck and the rest of the wedding party were all left confused as Peck’s biological father, Todd Bachman, abruptly stopped the procession and walked towards her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, according to WKYC.

    Bachman then grabbed Cendrosky’s hand, and pulled him towards the front of the aisle to join him in walking their daughter.

    “NOT A DRY EYE at the ceremony.. including me!” shared Blackburn on Facebook.

    “He came and grabbed my hand, and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,” Cendrosky tells WKYC, “I got weak in the knees and lost it.”

    (Photo: Delia D Blackburn)(Photo: Delia D Blackburn)
    The bride’s stepfather was overwhelmed with emotion as he walked down the aisle with Peck and Bachman. 

    “Families are what we make them… make it about your kids and not your ego,” shared Blackburn.

    (Photo: Delia D Blackburn)(Photo: Delia D Blackburn)
    “It hasn’t always been peaches and cream… by any stretch

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  • A doctor who specialized in robotics is getting applause for his hands on approach to treating a toddler who was suffering an asthma attack on a transatlantic flight.

    On Sept.18, Dr. Khurshid Guru of Buffalo, New York was flying from Spain to the U.S. when he was informed there was a toddler on board crying and struggling to breathe. 

    The child’s parents informed Dr. Guru that they had accidentally packed his asthma medication in their checked luggage, which was now stowed below. 

    “The child had developed a cold,” Guru told ABC News. “We were three or four hours into the flight. I think the cold and popping of the ears and crying. He got worse.”

    Dr. Guru measured the child’s oxygen levels and found them to be very low. It was at this time he decided the child needed to receive treatment on board the flight and waiting to land would be too dangerous.

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  • SpiderMable: Edmonton girl rescues "kidnapped" Oilers captain Andrew Ference

    Children's Wish Foundation gives young cancer patient a heroic day

    A six-year-old woke up Monday to find her city looking to her to help save a local hero.

    A breaking newscast was broadcast in Edmonton, with Sgt. Steve Sharpe explaining that Oiler’s team captain Andrew Ference had been "kidnapped."

    “If SpiderMable is out there, and you get this message, come down to the mayor’s office and be a part of that team and lead us towards safety and getting our captain back,” Sharpe pleaded.

    Of course, Ference was not in danger and the newscast was staged. Ference was actually hanging out at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, waiting to be saved by his biggest fan and soon to be hero. Here's a recap of SpiderMable's incredible journey.

    The whole scenario was cooked up by the Children’s Wish Foundation – with help from Edmonton Police, Mayor Don Iveson’s office and other community groups – to help Mable fulfill her dreams of helping others and fighting crime, all in a leotard.

    Even Ference’s kids were in on the heroic rescue.

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  • A woman in Australia has found the perfect job for her 21-year-old daughter. 

    When Jo Lynam realizes the crushing reality that her daughter Emma would never learn to read and write due to her disability, she was concerned what the future would be like.

    Emma has Down syndrome and a mild form of autism. She also suffers from hearing deficiency and is unable to speak due to a cleft pallet, which makes communication by speech difficult for her.

    “I kept coming back to this thought that I’d always had that ‘if Emmy could read or write, everything would be all right’, but she can’t,” Jo explained to ABC Open News.

    But as a professional shredder, Emma’s inability to read and write is actually something her clients value. As more and more leaked documents are being released to the public from government agencies to multi-national corporations, confidentiality is a huge concern for many businesses.

    Emma borrowed a name from the Ninja Turtle’s nemesis and she was ready to work as ‘Master

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  • Puppies and workers rescued from dog meat farming

    "[They] need an opportunity to make the transition out of dog farming, which we provide.”

    The Humane Society International (HSI) have been devoted to saving puppies from dog meat farms, and they want to help the farmers as well.

    Global News reports that HSI is helping South Koreans working in dog meat farming start a new career path, if they agree to dismantle their current operations.

    In a news release, HSI details how they came to an agreement with Mr. Kim, the owner of the dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, S. Korea, to shut down his facilities. 

    In return, the organization will help him start a rice farm instead. His facilities will be demolished in order to prevent them from being re-used. 

    This is the third dog farm closure in the country this year.

    “In working with these farmers we learned they just need an opportunity to make the transition out of dog farming, which we provide,”

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  • Syrian boy and his dog walk 500 km to flee war

    “I love my dog. I need him.”

    As millions of people are displaced due to the war in Syria, they are forced to leave their homes in search of a place of peace.

    Among the latest group of refugees is 17-year-old Aslan Al Hakim, who couldn’t bear to leave his beloved dog behind. 

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) posted a video on Facebook of Aslan and his dog, Rose. 

    The 17-year-old said he had walked 500 km with his dog since leaving Syria's capital, Damascus.

    Many along the way questioned why he would bring Rose, but Aslan refused to be separated from his puppy. He said he has everything the two need to survive, including water and food.

    Once it was time to cross the Mediterranean, many told the boy repeatedly he couldn’t bring his pet with him. Aslan refused to abandon her and even made Rose her own passport.

    Eventually, the two made it safely to the Greek island of Lesbos.

    When asked why he had only one small bag for himself and continued to carry Rose in a carrier, Aslan simply replied: “I love my

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