• (Instagram/@thebenevolentone3)(Instagram/@thebenevolentone3)

    One high school student went out of his way on social media to make a difference for his classmates and no one knew about it until graduation.

    Konner Sauve gave his fellow students a real shock during his graduation speech a couple of weeks ago. Sauve, the co-valedictorian of East Valley High School in Yakima, Washington, told his class he was behind the Instagram account where kind thoughts were shared about his fellow students, ABC News reported.

    For nearly an entire year, Sauve anonymously posted pictures and kind words about students from his school on an Instagram account under the username @TheBenevolentOne3.

    “I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people,” the 18-year-old told the news outlet. “To shed positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares.”


    The teen shared over 650 photos of his classmates with every post featuring a caption of what makes them great. He managed to complete each student in the class of 2014, 2016,

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    Whenever Ruby Stevens’ mother walks by her room in their Scarborough home she gets a whiff of chlorine and it makes her smile.

    “It’s an endearing quality of Ruby that that smell (of chlorine) permeates her daily life and I think it will always remind me of her,” says Sara Stevens, Ruby’s mother. “It makes me smile.”

    Smiles are never to be taken for granted and neither is the role of the swimming pool in Ruby’s life as it has helped her through challenging times. Two years ago, Ruby was struggling to fit in at school and had difficulty focusing on her class work as she dealt with seizures due to epilepsy, as well as Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At just 10 years-old, Ruby had an emotional breakdown and she talked about killing herself.

    “It was very hard for us when Ruby had her breakdown. She was hearing voices in her head that were telling her she was a bad person and that she was worthless. The voices were loud and constant. She was sad, frustrated, and

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  • Local buses such as this will be converted into homeless shelters. (Bored Panda)Local buses such as this will be converted into homeless shelters. (Bored Panda)

    One man’s bus is another man’s home.

    Old city buses in the ‘Aloha State’ of Hawaii will be refurbished into transitional shelters for the homeless, if Group 70 International is successful, reports Hawaii News Now.

    “The idea is to convert them into living, sleeping, showering, recreational facilities,” Ma Ry Kim told the news outlet.

    Instead of making each bus into a living space complete with all the amenities, the vehicles are set to operate in fleets, with different purposes allocated to different units.

    “We’re fitting some out to be bathrooms and showers, we’re fitting some out to be sleeping areas,” said Kim. “And the design completely folds away like a little Japanese tatami mat.”

    The builders will be made up of a team of volunteers, and everything — from the buses to the supplies — is being donated by a host of organizations.

    “The entire design is based on the premise that you could walk in to a hardware store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade

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  • Parents make late son's dreams of helping children in need become a reality

    “I wish Mohamed was on the side of me to see his dreams come true."

    Mohamed Fofana's parents are turning the boy's dreams into a reality (YouTube)Mohamed Fofana's parents are turning the boy's dreams into a reality (YouTube)

    A little boy’s dreams are being realized thanks to a notebook he left behind before he tragically died.

    In 2013, 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana was killed in a landslide during a school field trip when part of a Mississippi River bluff collapsed as he and a few others hunted for fossils at Lilydale Regional Park, reports MPR News.

    In the wake of his death, Mohamed’s mother, Madosu Kanneh, happened to stumble upon a journal in which her son had written. In one of the entries that caught her eye, Mohamed wrote about what he would do if he were president:

    “I would do everything, and I would give money so school kids can read. And I would give money to the poor people. I would build soccer fields for schools to play in,” Kanneh said, reading from Mohamed’s small, handmade journal.

    Immediately after discovering the book, Kanneh called her husband, Lancine Fofona, to share what she had found.

    Mohamed’s outlook on the world changed after he had visited his father’s hometown in Guinea in 2010,

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