The pursuit of this stolen big rig started at 10:30am PDT in Apple Valley, California. After driving more than 150 miles, the driver pulled into a rest area and surrendered peacefully. The tractor trailer was carrying an “ACT Enviro” trailer, a company that specializes in hazardous waste transportation and disposal.
Two months ago, creative group Glimpse launched a crowd-funded campaign with hopes to replace 86 adverts at the Clapham Common Tube station in south London with unbranded photos of cats. Glimpse successfully raised £23,000, which was enough for every ticket gateway, 54 escalator panels, and 14 large posters to be replaced with photos of cats. The advertising campaign, which aims to provide a positive, peaceful space, began on the 12th and will run for the next two weeks.
[CatsNotAds / Medium / Campaign / Matt Weatherall]
Everyday for the past 23 years, 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez has been selling ice cream on the streets of Little Village in Chicago, Illinois. A few weeks ago, Sanchez and his wife suddenly lost their only daughter and found themselves taking care of their two grandsons. Last week, a stranger, Joel Cervantes Macias, noticed Sanchez pushing his cart on the street. Macias pulled over, took a photo, and then bought 20 popsicles from Sanchez. He then uploaded the photo to Facebook with the caption, “I respect this man to the fullest!” In attempt to “help make life a little easier” for Sanchez, Macias created Relief for Fidencio, a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $3,000. Little did Macias know, the campaign would go viral and attract more than $345,000 in donations in less than a week. If you wish to donate to Fidencio Sanchez’s GoFundMe click here.
[ABC7 Chicago / Joel Macias] [H/T:dnainfo]
After the attacks on September 11th, 2001 took the lives of 343 firefighters, Florida-based chef Robert Scambia made it a goal to cook for every firehouse in the state. For the past ten years it’s been a dream of his to turn the experience into a cookbook with all profits going back to the firemen. While making his way through Orange County Fire Rescue, Rob’s generosity inspired Firefighter Paramedic Maria Bernard to turn Rob’s dream into a reality. A few days after Bernard started a GoFundMe campaign for Rob, Kleenex caught wind of the story and wanted to help. Last week, Kleenex and a handful of firefighters from Orange County Fire Rescue surprised Rob by presenting him with the first edition of his cookbook, A Hero’s Cookbook. Order your copy of A Hero’s Cookbook here, all proceeds will be donated to the Orange County Firefighters Benevolent Fund, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to firefighters struggling through adverse conditions.
[Kleenex Brand / Orlando Sentinel]