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PostSubject: Heros of the day!   Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:34 am

Thought we can have a thread to share some brave-compassionate real life incidents.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:35 am

A Hero Did The Unthinkable To Save One Of The Most Dangerous Animals In The World



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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:37 am

thats great..
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:46 am

Great idea for a thread, and a very cool story!

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:53 am

http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/video.aspx?videoid=cbcc2014-2506-0626-0039-246768989000


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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:00 am

Phew!!

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:08 pm

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/24-grade-8-grads-get-dollar1m-in-scholarships-from-anonymous-donor

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:21 am



Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest (and changes the story)

Jadav Payeng turned a barren sandbar in northern India into a lush new forest ecosystem.

A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape.

It all started way back in 1979, when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. One day, after the waters had receded, Payeng, only 16 then, found the place dotted with the dead reptiles. That was the turning point of his life.

"The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested," says Payeng, now 47.

While it's taken years for Payeng's remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn't take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest. Demonstrating a keen understanding of ecological balance, Payeng even transplanted ants to his burgeoning ecosystem to bolster its natural harmony. Soon the shadeless sandbar was transformed into a self-functioning environment where a menagerie of creatures could dwell. The forest, called the Molai woods, now serves as a safe haven for numerous birds, deer, rhinos, tigers and elephants species increasingly at risk from habitat loss.

Despite the conspicuousness of Payeng's project, forestry officials in the region first learned of this new forest in 2008 and since then they've come to recognize his efforts as truly remarkable, but perhaps not enough.

"We're amazed at Payeng," says Gunin Saikia, assistant conservator of Forests. "He has been at it for 30 years. Had he been in any other country, he would have been made a hero."

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:24 am

Amazing
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:51 am

VEry cool story.
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:25 am

That's great. I love nature and those who take care of it.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:52 pm

http://sfglobe.com/?id=16001&src=share_fb_new_16001


Caitlin Prater-Haacke is a high school student in Alberta, Canada, who was recently the victim of a bullying incident. Someone broke into her locker in late September of this year and wrote a Facebook status using her iPad that encouraged her to die. It's hard to imagine that those words were an easy pill to swallow, but Caitlin responded with nothing but grace and maturity. Watch the video to see what she does in response.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:13 pm

I remember reading about this! I almost posted to school in the "IDIOTS" thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:39 pm

Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:32 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/moose-freed_n_6406958.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000044&ir=India

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:29 am

Always good to start the new year with a good story.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:57 am

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/calgary-triathlete-risked-her-life-in-daring-rescue-of-drowning-couple-during-mexican-vacation/ar-BBhyUEV

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:15 am

Awesome! Heroic indeed!

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:44 am

Awesome..those peopel watching should be ashamed that they did not at least call police or help. I woul def not go to cancun again given the chance...
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:02 pm

I heard an interview with her. Someone called the paramedics because they were there when she got them back to shore.

Sounds like they need flags for when the conditions are unsafe.

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:13 pm

They used to have flags when we went to cancun..We went right after a hurricane and the water was very rough but the waves were great so we went in but it was very hard getting out of the water..Bad undertow
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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:27 pm

Do they have warning signs posted?

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 am

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/paris-shootings-muslim-man-hailed-a-hero-for-hiding-hostages-in-jewish-supermarkets-walk-in-refrigerator/ar-AA80GPj

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:51 am

Salutes!

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:41 am

http://thelogicalindian.com/story-feed/exclusive/bengaluru-metro-stops-save-kites-life/

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:59 pm

At first, I thought they were talking about one of these!

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am

http://www.todaysparent.com/family/family-health/an-open-letter-to-the-woman-in-the-safeway-parking-lot/

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Heros of the day!   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:24 pm

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