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Good News: Free Pizza, Goodwill, and Teenagers Calling Seniors

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .

1.  Even while struggling to stay in business, a pizza place in New Jersey has donated thousands of meals during the pandemic.  Anyone who needs food can get it, no questions asked.  So far, they’ve given out around 170,000 meals in the last 12 months.

2.  Someone in Texas accidentally gave a jacket to Goodwill with $5,000 in one of the pockets.  And the employee who found it returned it to them.  The store ended up giving her a bonus for being so honest.

3.  A church in Oklahoma just bought up $3.8 MILLION in medical debt, and forgave all of it.  So 1,327 people don’t have to worry about those bills anymore.

4.  A group in Canada started a program where teenagers can sign up to call seniors once a week, just to check in and talk for a while.  And it’s been a huge success.  53 seniors and 47 young people are now involved.

They’re supposed to talk for 30 minutes, but a lot of the calls run long.  One 17-year-old girl who wants to be a nurse got paired with a 99-year-old who used to be a nurse.  They just got to meet in person for the first time after talking on the phone for a month.

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