• Toddler hits neighbour’s car, parents receive unexpected invoice for the damage

    The last item on the bill read “these things happen” with no charge as the final amount

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    Accidents happen and being honest about it is always the best policy.

    So when these UK parents admitted that their toddler damaged their neighbour’s car door they were expecting the worst: a big bill to pay.

    Instead, the parents received a heartwarming note letting them off the payment for the damage.

    The 3-year-old accidentally dented the neighbour’s car while opening his door on his family’s car, reports the Mirror. The parents told the owner about the accident and that they would pay for the repair to fix the door.

    A few days later, after reminding the neighbour about the damage, the mom received this invoice.

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    On the bill, the neighbour listed the two repairs to the damage and some miscellaneous costs including “numerous cups of tea” and “numerous packets of biscuits” for “pondering” the costs of the repair. The grand total of repairs, re-spray, tea and biscuits ended up being £1,838.00 (which rounds up to nearly $2,900).

    But the last item on the bill read “these things happen”

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  • Mosque raises money for church in Ontario after it was vandalized

    “I told them, this is what any Muslim would do.”

    Hamid Slimi presents Father Camillo Lando with a $5000 cheque. (Twitter/@ihslimi)Hamid Slimi presents Father Camillo Lando with a $5000 cheque. (Twitter/@ihslimi)

    After a Catholic church was vandalized last month, a nearby mosque donated thousands of dollars to help because it was “the least that they could do.”

    Hamid Slimi, imam of the Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga, Ont., paid a visit to a nearby St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic church after hearing about the incident through the media, The Toronto Star reports.

    That’s where Father Camillo Lando showed him some of the footage of the attack that was caught on security video.

    “It was a very bad scene,” Slimi told The Star. “The guy who did it ripped pages out of the Bible. He broke the altar. He threw the cross…”

    “When I saw this, I thought it was pure injustice. It was just wrong.”

    After seeing what had happened to the church in such explicit detail, Slimi informed his congregation about the incident and

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  • Internet rallies to support 3-year-old Queen Elsa who was told ‘black is ugly’

    “[She's] back to her proud, beautiful Aboriginal self.”

    Little Samara Muir was racially vilified while dressed up as Disney's Queen Elsa. Photo: FacebookLittle Samara Muir was racially vilified while dressed up as Disney's Queen Elsa. Photo: Facebook

    A three-year-old Aboriginal girl who received hateful comments for dressing up as Frozen’s Queen Elsa at a Disney event in Melbourne has found her Prince Charming: the Internet.

    The Courier reports that when Rachel Muir took her daughter Samara to the event at Watergardens Shopping Centre, they did not get a fairytale ending.

    The two had waited two hours in line for a children’s snow pit when Samara was subjected to racial slurs.

    “The lady in front of us turned around to Samara and said ‘I don’t know why you’re dressed up for because Queen Elsa isn’t black,” Muir told The Courier.

    “I asked the woman what she meant by the comment and then one of the woman’s youngest daughters screwed up her face, she pointed at Samara and said ‘you’re black and black is ugly.’”

    Muir said that was left “stunned” by the hateful comments.

    That’s when her daughter burst into tears and hid her face in her hands.

    “I looked around the line and there were little girls of all races lining up dressed as their

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  • Canada’s littlest Mountie honoured by the RCMP

    “I might not be able to drive, but I can walk the beat.”

    Meet the country’s youngest Mountie: 14-year-old Casey Wright.

    After being diagnosed with cancer as a baby and recently suffering a stroke, Casey became an honourary staff sergeant major over the weekend, Global News reports.

    A few years ago the youngster told his dad, Larry Wright, that he wished to “serve and protect” one day.

    “He says, ‘Dad, I think I want to be a Mountie or a police officer,’” Wright told Global News. “I’m like, ‘Well, he’s probably a little short and he’s blind in one eye, but I won’t burst his bubble.”

    A week later, Casey approached his dad and said, “I might not be able to drive, but I can walk the beat.”

    Casey, who’s been cancer free for two years now, has since been using his positive attitude and charisma to win people over. On a flight headed to Regina, he befriended a flight attendant.

    “Next thing I know he’s in the cockpit with the pilot, then he’s on the microphone to the whole plane – which was completely full – telling everyone where he’s going, what

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  • HIV-positive man asks strangers to touch him

    “I am HIV-positive. Touch me!"

    An HIV-positive man took an interesting approach to testing the stigma attached to having HIV/AIDS by standing on a street with his arms out and asking random people to touch him.

    Janne, the man in the video, partnered up with a broadcasting company and took to the streets of Helsinki, Finland, to see how people would react.

    Although the video is not in English, he can be seen making a sign that reads “I AM HIV-POSITIVE. TOUCH ME!”

    At first people look at him, read the sign and keep on walking, seeming rather confused by the gesture.

    But despite all of the weird glances coming his way, the man stands there, unwavering.

    It pays off when a few moments later one woman stops, squeezes his hand, and continues.

    Eventually, people are seen stopping in their tracks to turn around and give him a pat on the shoulder.  

    The support begins to get overwhelming when two women take it upon themselves to not only touch him, but to hug him.

    To his joy, those were just the beginning of many hugs that

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  • Pizza delivery teen saves customer’s life

    "I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man."

    Anson Lemmer`s coworkers at a pizza restaurant in Colorado thought he got lost during a delivery.Anson Lemmer`s coworkers at a pizza restaurant in Colorado thought he got lost during a delivery.

    What was suppose to be a regular pizza delivery turned into a life-saving event.

    Last week, Anson Lemmer was delivering his last pizza order of the night when he arrived at the address and saw a man laying on the ground not breathing. Instincts kicked in and Lemmer immediately sprang into action, performing CPR to save the man’s life.  

    The 19-year-old had been working a summer job at Uncle Pizza in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It was only his second day when his CPR skills came in handy.

    Post Independent reports that when Lemmer arrived with the hot pizza, his customer was already “turning blue outside of the house.” Two people were at the scene trying to help the man – one calling it in for help and the other attempting CPR.

    “When I pulled up there, I knew something was wrong, and I had to act. They asked me right away if I knew CPR,” Lemmer told the news outlet. “I jumped in right away to do those chest compressions.”

    Luckily, Lemmer trained in CPR a year ago and knew exactly what

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  • Dramatic rescue to free humpback whale off B.C. coast captured on video

    “It was one of the worst entanglements I’ve ever seen. The animal would have died.”

    A still image from the dramatic rescue of a humpback whale caught in fishing netting. (YouTube)A still image from the dramatic rescue of a humpback whale caught in fishing netting. (YouTube)

    A group of recreational boaters spotted the whale tangled in the fishing line and weighed down by prawn traps near Powell River, off the B.C. coast. They caught sight of the whale struggling to breathe and acted fast, reporting the issue to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) late Sunday evening.

    Paul Cottrell from the DFO, told CTV News: “They [the recreational boat crew] saw this humpback, which they thought was really neat, but then quickly realized this animal was in distress and it wasn’t moving.”

    Early the next day, the rescue team set out to locate the whale and set it free. They used their GoPro Camera to capture the hours-long task.

    “It was basically hog-tied. [The rope] was around the tail, all the way up, and through the mouth,” Cottrell told CTV News.

    This incredible rescue effort to free a humpback whale after being trapped in nearly a kilometer of fishing rope was caught on camera.

    The team of volunteers and department staff began cutting through the ropes,

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  • Ashley MacLean ready for prom after home-invasion shooting. (CBC)Ashley MacLean ready for prom after home-invasion shooting. (CBC)

    For Ashley MacLean-Kearse, the journey to her high school prom has been far from easy, but she was determined to put up a fight.

    Back in November, the 19-year-old was left a quadriplegic after a home-invasion shooting in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. She survived the incident but was left fighting to press ahead with her life completely changed. 

    The bullet struck MacLean-Kearse in the spine and left her paralyzed from the chest down. Four people were later arrested on charges including attempted murder.

    “I pretty much had my life ripped away from me,” MacLean-Kearse told the news outlet.

    While in the hospital recovering, MacLean-Kearse continued to complete her school work and fought back to gain some of her old life back. Her goal was to attend her high school prom in June, reports the CBC.

    Yesterday, MacLean-Kearse joined her fellow high school graduates on their special night.

    “She can’t do what she wants to do – get up and dance with her friends, which is how it should’ve been,” her

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  • Deaf teen deemed ‘medically inadmissible’ finally permitted to join mother in Canada

    This is my biggest achievement as a mother, to give my daughter a better life.”

    Karen Talosig's has waited a long time to bring her daughter to Canada. (CBC)Karen Talosig's has waited a long time to bring her daughter to Canada. (CBC)

    Many people immigrate to Canada every year with dreams of building a better life for their families. For one single Filipino mother, this is exactly what she had always dreamed of.

    Karen Talosig was a registered nurse in the Philippines and decided to move to Canada to become a caregiver, with the hope of providing a good life for her 14-year-old daughter, Jazmine. Talosig moved to Canada under the live-in caregiver program in 2007 and applied for permanent status five years ago.

    However, to Talosig’s dismay, Immigration officials had deemed Jazmine, who is completely deaf, inadmissible in Canada. They speculated it could cost Canadians up to $91,500 for health-related services over the span of five years. 

    After hearing this, Canadians were outraged. B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender weighed in on the federal government’s controversial decision, vouching that Jazmine would not create extra costs to taxpayers as she has no additional learning requirements or physical needs.

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  • Santa OnoSanta Ono

    Talk about putting others first: University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono has refused to accept his annual bonus for the third year in a row. Instead, he has selflessly asked the university to take his $200,000 bonus and donate it to 14 scholarships and local charities. 

    His bonus will be divided up fairly amongst scholarships for soon-to-be and current students, other student and faculty programs at the University of Cincinnati, as well as to local high schools and charities.

    He also asked that $10,000 be donated to the family of Sonny Kim, a fallen police officer in Cincinnati, who was shot and killed last week in the line of duty. 

    CNN reports that the donations were disclosed at the university’s board of trustees meeting, held on Tuesday.

    Said Tom Humes, board president: “This may sound crazy, but it’s hard for us when someone turns down a raise. We’ve learned that the way to satisfy President Ono is to give him the ability to help others. It’s not to help him. We heartily

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