Water Boy With Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown For His Terminally Ill Mother

When the Novi High School Wildcats took on the South Lyon East Cougers last Friday night, Senior Water Boy, Hydration Manager / Running Back Robby Heil made the play of the year. In the beginning of the second quarter, Robby entered the game as Running Back, was handed the football, and drove it in for a touchdown while the crowd chanted his name. Meanwhile, Robby’s terminally ill mother, Debbie, dropped to the ground from emotion watching her son live his dream.

10-Year-Old Boy Spends 2 Years Growing Out His Hair To Donate It To Kids Battling Cancer

When 10-year-old Thomas Moore was eight years old, he saw his mom watching a video about a 5-year-old girl who had lost her hair during chemotherapy. Wanting to do something, Thomas began growing his hair out with hopes that one day he would be able to donate it to kids with cancer. Thomas’ dream came true this week as he chopped off his 16-inch locks and donated them. His hair donation will be enough to make three wigs.
[NBC Washington / storkpatrol] [H/T:BoredPanda]

Dutch Police Demonstrate How They Use Trained Eagles To Take Down Rogue Drones

With an increasing number of drones in the skies, police in the Netherlands have been training eagles to take intercept drones that are believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as airports and restricted, sensitive areas. “Despite concerns raised by animal rights groups, the police say the birds are not in any danger.” The Dutch “winged warriors” could go into action as early as next summer.
[Signals Daily / AFP News Agency / The Guardian] [H/T:Laughing Squid]

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Heroic Maryland School Bus Driver Saves 20 Kids From Burning School Bus

When her school bus started on fire Monday afternoon in College Park, Maryland, bus driver Reneita Smith made sure the 20 elementary school students onboard made it off safely. Not only did she help the each one of the 20 kids off the bus safely, she went back onto the burning bus to make sure everyone was out. Smith says, “As I’m driving that bus, they’re my babies. I’m their mom until I drop them off to their biological moms.” There were no injuries in the incident and the official cause is still being investigated.
[NBC Washington / Mark Brady]

Dashcam Footage From A Local Volunteer Firefighter