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Mom Trying To Teach Her Daughter A Life Lesson Gets An Even Better One From Stranger.

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“Last night my girl was playing a game at the church festival in my hometown… trying desperately to win a Poppy doll by buying three-for-$1 tickets that she would open and find out whether or not she was a winner. Every time we tried, we lost… and each time she sweetly asked for another dollar for another try, until it got to the point where it had been enough. She knew it was her last dollar, and on the very last ticket she had, she opened it slowly, holding it up close to her face to peak inside and see if the magic number was there. But it wasn’t. Again. And despite her efforts to hold it in, she fell into my arms in tears. And God love her. She was exhausted. And she’s a five year old kid who really wanted something, and was feeling all of the disappointment of not getting it. We’ve all been there.

I held on to that sobbing hug for a while. First, I kind of smiled as she melted into my shoulder in despair… thinking about how nice it would be to have my own most current stress in the world be the lack of a Poppy doll in my life. Then, with another dollar burning a hole in my pocket, I thought about the memories I had as a kid when it was me who couldn’t win the carnival game with the prize I wanted … and considered helping her avoid that sadness by standing at the dang booth and paying whatever I needed to until until my daughter won. But finally… about ten seconds into our hug… I got to a point where I knew I had to keep that dollar bill in my pocket and give her the life lesson speech.

The one about not winning all of the time. About accepting that there are things that you want, and no matter how hard you try, you still might not get them. The one about appreciating all of the dollars from Nana, Papa and Mommy that even let her play in the first place. Then I heard the voice of a fellow mom who saw my daughter’s tears and had been watching her open all of those tickets with excitement. She says, ‘You know what, honey, I have a dollar and I’m going to give it another try for you.’

My girl speed-lifted her head off my shoulder and started twirling her hands the way she does when she’s excited. The woman grabbed a dollar from her personal wallet, snags the three-for-$1 ticket from the bucket of tickets… and no joke opened a winning ticket. The look on my daughter’s face was the absolute best. Nothing but pure, 5-year-old thrill shining through the leftover tears and snot on her face.

She picked out her doll, hugged and thanked the woman, asked to call my husband to tell him about it, and halfway through the walk to our car said, ‘Mommy I can’t believe I have Poppy,’ and gave her the biggest hug. So maybeeeeee we missed the ‘you don’t always get what you want lesson’ last night. We’ll save that one for another day. But I made sure she didn’t miss the other one served up to her. I asked her, ‘What do you remember about that lady who bought you the extra tickets?’ She says, ‘She did something nice for me.’

ME: ‘And how did that feel?’

HER: ‘Really good.’

ME: ‘So what did you learn about what you should you do the next time you see someone sad?’

HER: ‘Do something for them so they’re not sad anymore.’

While that woman threw a wrench in my original life-lesson-dealing plan, the one she had stored in her heart was just as important. Because as my girl heads off into kindergarten in a month, I know she’s going to be put in different social situations that she’s going to have to figure out. And if one of those situations lands her in a spot where she sees a fellow classmate feeling sad…. maybe she’ll remember the woman at the Poppy booth… and reach into her heart to find a way to help her friend feel better.”

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School Cafeteria Worker Fired For Giving Food To Child Who Couldn’t Pay

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A New Hampshire school cafeteria worker’s act of kindness got her fired and it is causing quite a roar online. Bonnie Kimball tells the Valley News she was fired by her employer, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan.

This termination came a day after she gave a student lunch, even though he couldn’t pay for it. The New Hampshire Union Leader says that Bonnie Kimball let the child take $8 worth of food on March 28, and asked him to inform his mom he needed money to pay it back.

“I quietly said, ‘Tell (your) mom you need money.” Kimball told the Valley News

Bonnie Kimball was fired by her employer for giving food to child who couldn’t pay

Bonnie Kimball was fired by her employer for giving food to child who couldn’t pay

Despite the boy paying the tab the next day on March 29, Kimball was called into one of the managers’ office who had witnessed Kimball’s act of leniency and fired her.

The food vendor explained in a letter that the district manager witnessed Kimball violating their company’s ‘cash handling procedures, the school’s charge policy and federal regulation governing free meals.’

According to Valley News, Kimball had worked for the company for five years serving lunch to the teens at Mascoma Valley Regional High, whom she called another family.

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She also said that she had been following her direct supervisor’s orders to avoid causing a scene, as the company, Cafe Services, was trying to have its contract with the school district renewed.

Kimball added that she’d been told by her boss to give food to students who couldn’t pay and then tell them they needed money on their accounts.

Two of Kimball’s former coworkers resigned in protest, and reports say that students and staff at the school are now rallying around her in support.

What do you think? Was Kimball right or wrong for feeding a hungry child? Was the termination of her job even justified? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Teen Leaves Prom Date In Tears By MAKING A Stunning Dress For Her, After Learning To Sew Because She Couldn’t Afford One

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Teen Leaves Prom Date In Tears By MAKING A Stunning Dress For Her, After Learning To Sew Because She Couldn't Afford One

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

In February, Parker’s prom date, Addi Rust , jokingly said, “Parker, why don’t you just make my prom dress!”  Fox 59 reports. This was after Addi had found the perfect dress, but realized that she could not afford it.

Much to Addi’s surprise, Parker thought about her request and ended up saying, “You know what, I think I could actually make your prom dress.”

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.

For the following few months, Parker focused on teaching himself how to sew and asked for tips from his grandmother on how to make the perfect dress.

There were instances where Parker found himself making sections of the dress multiple times just to make them perfect. “I’m such a perfectionist that I was up adding more stones to the dress even the night before prom.” he said.

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The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

Through every step of making the dress, Addi knew what the dress looked like, however, she could not help but cry when she saw the finished product!

The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.

“Taking a minute to brag on this man because I think this is the coolest thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” Addi wrote online. “Parker MADE my prom dress. Straight from scratch did the whole thing and I am still speechless. I’m so lucky to have him as my best friend!”

“Quite a journey, but the first thing I’ve ever sewn (a prom dress) has been finished, just in time for the ball. Not only did I get the honor of being the Prince Charming to the beautiful @AddiRust, but her fairy godmother as well, haha! I’m so thankful for her. (From scratch)” Parker tweeted on his page.

 The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.


The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.

The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch.  We think that Parker will have an incredible career in the fashion world and Addi really is lucky to have a friend like him!

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Passenger Snaps Photo of Mother-Daughter Pilot Team That Went Viral

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Passenger Snaps Photo of Mother-Daughter Pilot Team That Went Viral

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

The two pilots, Captain Wendy Rexon and her daughter first officer Kelly Rexon, were in the cockpit of a Delta Boeing 757 when a passenger asked to take their picture.

That passenger was Dr. John Watret, the chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Watret told the Embry-Riddle Newsroom that he learned that his flight crew were a family affair after overhearing a mom asking a flight attendant if her two kids could go look at the flight deck.

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

Recently, a passenger snapped a photo of a mother-daughter pilot team on his flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and it is melting hearts across the world.

“The flight attendant said they could – and that they would be surprised.” Watret recalled.

Indeed, when the family returned to their seats, Watret said he overheard them talking about the mother and daughter pilots who were flying the plane. “I thought that was amazing, I was in awe. I asked if I could visit them, too.” Watret said.

After taking their picture, Watret posted the photo on his twitter account captioning it, “Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother daughter flight crew. Great flight. Inspiring for you women.”

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The post quickly went viral, with people commenting on the photo and saying how incredible it was to see the mother-daughter pair working together.

“How about a big congratulations for a mother-daughter team,” said someone online. “That’s a great accomplishment!”

“I think it’s inspiring for everyone because it’s not every time you see parents and their offspring doing great things together.” wrote another.

“That is just the most amazing, wonderful news ever-seriously. My mother and I would never have flown together as crew. We couldn’t even agree on having the radio on/off in the car!” Another person added.

The official Delta Twitter account joined in, too, tweeting, ‘Family flight crew goals!’

As it turns out, Captain Wendy and Kelly Rexon aren’t the only people in their family who are pilots! Wendy’s father is a retired pilot, her husband is currently a pilot with American Airlines, and her other daughter is a pilot as well.

Dr. Watret was elated to see that his post of the mother-daughter pilot team went viral particularly for the attention that it brought to women working in the aeronautical industry, as he works in a university that is focused on creating more opportunities for women in the world of aviation.

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