Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hiker Carries 50-Pound Pit Bull Down A Mountain, Saving His Life

Not only is the beginning of this story unbelievable, but how it ends is absolutely heartwarming.

A woman named Andi Davis was hiking along an isolated mountain trail in the Phoenix Mountain Reserves when she spotted an injured pit bull lying on the rocks with what looked like broken legs. At first, Andi was hesitant to do anything that would cause her or or the dog harm. Moments later, the animal slowly raised his head and looked at her water bottle, and Andi knew she had to do something.

Andi gave the dog her water, and then proceeded to lift his 50-pound body up and into her arms. This tiny woman spent the next hour carrying him down the mountain using nothing but her strength.

Once Andi and the dog reached the bottom of the mountain, her husband and young daughter helped rush him to the humane society. The medical staff was shocked to discover the dog didn’t have broken legs — he had been shot and was suffering from the bullet wounds lodged inside his neck.

After naming him Elijah, they took him home and became his foster family. Elijah is now happy and healthy, living his second chance — all because of one incredibly brave, courageous and strong woman. Andi’s daughter, Jessica, is now trying to encourage future pet owners to open their hearts to pit bulls.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Homeless Man On A Public Piano Amazes Locals With This Beautiful Performance

When local homeless man, Donald Gould, sat in front of a recently installed public piano in the city of Sarasota, San Francisco, it was too beautiful to ignore. Aroar Natasha recorded some of his performance and uploaded this video to YouTube and Facebook.

The piano was donated to the area as part of the Sarasota Keys Piano Project, which aims to encourage creative expression in a public space.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Man Saves Trapped Hummingbird, Then Brings It Back To Life

This past week, a tiny young hummingbird found its way into a man’s home. The bird got trapped as it tried to escape through a skylight in the bathroom, to no avail. Scared and confused, the man tried for hours to save the little bird, who grew tired and exhausted after bashing its tiny body into the walls.

After several attempts to gently grasp the bird, the man thought it eventually went limp, gave up, and died. He picked up the hummingbird and brought it outside in the palm of his hand. What happened next is nothing short of a miracle.

YouTube user Soundrone posted the following video that’s leaving everyone stunned. “Not my standard type of video but this is just something really special that happened in my life that I really wanted to share with my friends.”

Even YouTube commenter Paul G, a 48-year-old bodybuilder, says this sweet, unexpected moment brought tears to his eyes :)

I won’t give it away, but Soundrone’s message to all the viewers is that you should never, ever give up hope. I’m so in love with this gorgeous little hummingbird!

Watch the incredible video below, and please SHARE it with your friends on Facebook!


Monday, June 29, 2015

A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros

With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.
Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative.

On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other in its region. Nestled in the picturesque Campiña valley, the surrounding countryside is made up of rolling green hills, miles of olive plantations and golden fields of wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. The town is pretty, tranquil and typical of those found in Andalusia, Spain’s poorest and most southerly province.

A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros
It’s also a democratic, anti-capitalist village whose mayor actively encourages shoplifting.

Since the financial crisis began in 2008, Marinaleda has shot to fame — and so has its maverick mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, who earned the nickname,”The Spanish Robin Hood,” after organizing and carrying out a series of supermarket raids in a direct action protest last August. Basic groceries such as oil, rice and beans were loaded into carts, wheeled from the store and taken to a local food bank to help the poor, as helpless cashiers looked on, some crying.

In an interview after the event, Gordillo, the democratically elected mayor since 1979, said it was not theft, but a non-violent act of disobedience.

“There are many families who can’t afford to eat,” he argued. “In the 21st century this is an absolute disgrace. Food is a right, not something with which you speculate.”

In this province alone there are 690,000 empty properties due to bank foreclosures. But not in Marinaleda, because Gordillo has a solution: anyone who wants to build their own house can do so for free. Materials and qualified workmen are provided by the town hall, and the generous allowance of 192 square meters means the homes are spacious. Families then pay just 15 euros ($19) per month for the rest of their lives, with the agreement that the house cannot be sold for private gain.

In Andalusia, unemployment now stands at 37 percent (a staggering 55 percent for young people). But Marinaleda, population 2700, has virtually full employment through the town’s farming cooperative, where laborers earn equal wages of 1200 euros ($1600) per month. Here, in a region where 1 in 3 people are unemployed, this achievement cannot be understated.

“We need to rethink our values, the consumer society, the value we place on money, selfishness and individualism,” Gordillo remarks. “Marinaleda is a small example, and we want this experience to extend throughout the world.”



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