On Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart skipped his usual jokes and delivered a somber monologue addressing the racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. In the wake of the tragedy, which took the lives of nine parishioners, Stewart says, “I honestly have nothing, other than just sadness.”
Over the weekend, Malcolm Millones was getting ready to pump gas when a teen jumped into his SUV and sped off. With his 8-year-old son, Rashaan, in the back seat, Millones sprinted after the carjacker. Millones grabbed onto the side of the SUV and held on for about a quarter-mile, long enough for his son to escape unharmed. Authorities are still looking for Millones’ stolen vehicle.
After receiving several phone calls about an elderly woman driving a motorized scooter down a busy highway, Washington State Patrol Trooper Dave Hintz went out to check on her. Hintz discovered the woman, who was in her 80s, had gone out for coffee and got lost on the way home. Hintz treated her the way he would’ve wanted somebody to treat his mom, and gave her a 6 mph police escort home.
Nearly every week, for the past 60 years, 78-year-old Australian resident James Harrison has donated blood. Harrison’s blood contains a rare antibody that cures babies of Rhesus disease. In his lifetime, Harrison is credited with saving the lives of more than 2 million babies.
The Doña Ana County Government Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico has come up with a clever way to get their employees to relax a little. The office building has a “Kitty Condo” where employees can check out an adorable kitten and take it back to their office for the day. Since the Kitty Condo’s opening, in 2012, more than 100 kittens have been adopted.