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What a wonderful story!

Houstonians were there to help a local animal rescue when their AC stopped working and they needed foster homes for over 100 pets.


When the air conditioning went out at Friends For LifeAnimal Rescue in Houston, Texas during one of the hottest weekends this summer, they put out a distress call on social media. With more than 100 cats and five dogs in the shelter at the time, they needed foster homes and help caring for the animals with serious medical conditions.

And their community didn’t let them down! Some cats went to stay with foster families temporarily, some went home with employees and volunteers. But complete strangers also came out to offer assistance, too. One man brought a portable air conditioner to cool the animals and someone else brought 150 servings of Frosty Paws ice cream made for dogs.

But Joanna Lewis and Leslie Leppard really saved the day by writing a check for $9,500 to cover the balance of the $11,000 needed for a new AC! "It is impossible to adequately describe the gratitude we feel for having this community stand by us and make it possible to get the repairs funded,” says shelter operations manager Marilyn Oliver. “We were just blown away from total strangers coming in.”

Source: Houston Chronicle

It's never too late to complete your education!


At 91, a woman in Thailand has finally received her bachelor's degree


  • A woman in Thailand has received her bachelor's degree at the age of 91
  • She's been studying for 10 years and was given her diploma by the country's king 
  • The college she graduated from specializes in degrees for senior citizens, with 199 students who are over 60 years old

Kimlan Jinakul is proof you never have to stop learning. After 10 years of studying, the Thai woman is officially a college graduate at the ripe old age of 91. 

Kimlan's diploma for her Bachelor of Arts degree in human and family development was handed to her by the country's king, which isn't unusual in Thailand. The royal family traditionally hands out the diplomas from Thailand's public universities.

What's more, the fact that Kimlan is a senior citizen graduate is also not surprising. The university she graduated from, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University just outside Bangkok, has courses catering to the elderly. This year, the college had 199 students over the age of 60.

Source: Associated Press 

Definitely don't try this!  I did, and didn't end well!

I thought vacations were supposed to be stress-free!

 Filmed at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki, Gran Canaria. Apparently, vacationers start lining up every day at 7.30am...for a lounge chair.

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