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To Overcome Loneliness, This 94 Year Old Widower Built a Backyard Pool for Neighborhood Kids.

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After being married for 66 years, Keith Davison found it hard to deal with the heartbreak of losing his beloved wife Evy to cancer in April 2016. “You cry a lot,” the widower from Minnesota told KARE 11. “That’s just the way it is, because she’s not here.”

But instead of wallowing in his grief and loneliness, Keith, now 94, decided do start the healing process by doing something special for the kids in his neighborhood, according to People. This past spring, he decided to build an in-ground backyard pool at his home in Morris, Minnesota—and then offer an open invitation to all his neighbors to come take a dip anytime they wanted.

“I had a fairytale life, and after my wife died, that ended,” Keith told People. “You get used to having a person there to enjoy, and now this doggone place is just so quiet. The pool has been a diversion from that.”

Open since July, the 32-foot pool has been filled with the neighborhood kids playing and splashing in the water all summer long. Keith’s only requirement is that a parent or guardian be present when their children are in the pool. Plus, the parents offer Keith some much-needed adult company and conversation.

“He has just been an amazing neighbor and he just loves children,” Jaime Mundal, who lives four houses down from Davison with her children, told People. “He’s kind of adopted all of the neighborhood kids.”

While he continues to deal with the loss of his wife (he still keeps her watch on his nightstand because he can’t fathom the idea of putting it away), Keith says he’s happy to no longer be surrounded by silence, but he wishes Evy could see everyone having so much fun in their backyard. “I miss her every day,” Keith said. “She’s not here, and that’s the sad part—it’s been great, but it was just so good when she was here.”

Keith has three adult children, but no grandchildren. His remarkable gesture to the kids in his community has touched his neighbors deeply, and they want to do everything they can to keep his spirits up. “He put this in for us and our children, in return we can do more to visit with him. That’s what he wants, he wants to connect with the kids,” another neighbor, Jessica Huebner, told People. “His house is filled with life again.”

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Fedex Driver Shovels Snow Off Woman’s Porch When He Learns Her Husband Recently Died

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Leigh Anne’s husband had just passed away after fighting cancer for seven months at the age of 42. This left her with three young children to raise on her own as a single mother and widow.

In the middle of winter, after a pretty nasty snowstorm, the cold had deflated her tyres. Leigh Anne tried putting air back in her tires but found it too hard to remove the cap on her tyres, meaning she could not be able to refill them. Luckily she noticed Brian making a nearby call.

Brian is a friendly local delivery driver with FedEx who she had seen around her neighborhood and had even delivered a few packages to Leigh Anne a couple of times before.

Brian was happy and kind enough to help out with her tyres. As the two were chatting, Brian got to learn of Leigh Anne’s heartbroken state and her husband’s recent death.

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Brian knew he had to do something to help her out. There was enough pain and stress in her life already, and there was just a small something he could do to make things a little better for her.

After helping Leigh Anne fix her car tyres and helping her back into her house, the FedEx driver quickly grabbed a shovel and got to work. He had noticed all the snow covering her porch and decided to help.

The doorbell camera captured Brian’s act of kindness, as he shovelled the snow off Leigh Anne’s porch and pathway to help her out. “Doorbell cameras don’t only catch people stealing packages,” Leigh Anne wrote on Facebook.

Brian’s kindness and thoughtfulness melted the hearts of thousands who saw the footage after it was shared on social media. God bless this man.

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Framed Photo Of Lord’s Prayer Stops Bullet Fired Into Home

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An elderly Kansas woman says it’s a miracle that she and her husband are alive after a bullet was fired into her home, all thanks to a framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer that saved them both.

Constance Effie said she had just sat down to watch some television in the living room of her Kansas City home when she heard an explosion-like sound. Her husband was also home at the time.

A framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer saved Effie and her husband

A framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer saved Effie and her husband

“All of a sudden ‘boom.’ I thought I was in a war zone because that was the loudest noise I ever heard,” Effie told WDAF.

The seventy year old woman said she then realized that someone had opened fire outside, leading to one of the bullets flying into her house. But instead of hitting her, the bullet hit a framed photo of the Lord’s Prayer that was hanging only two feet above her head.

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“We looked all around and didn’t see a hole anywhere. I thought, ‘Look, that picture, the glass is all broken,'” she said. “It hit [the picture] and fell down behind [the couch]. But if it didn’t have the metal, it probably would’ve come on in and hit one of us.”

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them. She said the next day she had to be taken to the hospital where doctors told her that she had suffered a minor heart attack because of the scary ordeal.

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them.

Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them.

“I was afraid after the near-death incident. I kept thinking I don’t want any more shooting,” Effie said, adding she constantly hears gunshots in her neighborhood. “The doctors said it looked like it was a stress heart attack but that it was a small one.”

“We’re lucky to be alive, and we’re happy,” Effie said. “We just hope and pray they understand not to do this anymore.”

Kansas City police are still investigating the shooting and have not identified the suspects yet.

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Kind-Hearted Mom Packs Son Extra Lunch To Feed Classmate In Need

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Kind-Hearted Mom Packs Son Extra Lunch To Feed Classmate In Need

One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch. The mom was quite surprised as she thought she was packing him plenty of food for the day.

However, when he explained why he wanted the extra snack, she was heartbroken. The extra snack he was asking for was for a boy at his school. Dylan explained to his mother how the young boy only brought a fruit cup for lunch every single day and he didn’t think he had enough cash to buy lunch at the school, either.

 One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch.


One day as Josette Duran was packing her son lunch, he asked her to add an extra snack for his school lunch.

Josette who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recalled how the conversation with her son went.

Dylan: Mama can you make me TWO lunches today?

Mom: Are you not getting full, boo?

Dylan: Yes Mom, it’s for this boy. He only eats a fruit cup for lunch. Can you make him lunch too? I don’t think he has lunch money.

Dylan had noticed the boy sitting alone every single lunchtime with just a fruit cup for his lunch and had felt the need to help him the only way he knew how. Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

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Later on she found out that the young boy’s mother had recently lost her job. Josette said that the story hit close to her heart as only a few years ago, she and Dylan had been in a similar position. So she knew that she had to help.

“A few years ago, me and my son were homeless. I was living in my car and I was washing him in bathrooms. And we didn’t have food.” Josette revealed.

Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

Instead of adding just extra snack as Dylan had requested, Josette began making two school lunches every day. One for Dylan and one for his new friend.

Josette had already gotten used to her routine of packing two lunches for Dylan when she received a phone call from the school principal asking her to go to the school. It turned out that the little boy’s mother had figured out what Josette had been doing and wanted to express her gratitude.

Watch the video below to see the result of Josette’s actions. Be sure to have the tissues close by:

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