What an awesome dude! Way to go Gary!
From Yahoo News:
Gary Lucas of Louisville, Kentucky was in the right place at just the right time to help save a man in need of emergency care. As reported by WAVE 3 News, the St. Matthews Domino’s Pizza deliveryman had just completed his work shift and along his way he heard a woman’s screams coming from a home. "Then she said, ‘Somebody please help me.' So I ran over there," Lucas recalled. "I think she was on the phone with 911 and they told her to put him on the floor. So we got him on the floor and just kept going."
The 911 dispatcher walked Lucas and the victim’s wife through the steps to administer CPR while emergency personnel were enroute. Lucas was not trained in the life saving procedure, but he didn’t hesitate. "She was tired. She was weak from doing it. And she told me to take over and so I jumped to it," explained Lucas.
St. Matthews Police Department detective Dennis McDonald told the station, "The Domino's delivery driver who was performing CPR was absolutely exhausted because he was working so hard." Lucas said, “I was tired and I was sweating… After I got done, EMS come in, I was sitting over on the couch like saying, I took my hat off and kinda. And the cops said, ‘You okay?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m just hot.’
The emergency services workers took the man, who has asked that his name and medical condition be kept private, to the hospital where he is reportedly resting. Police say that if it wasn’t for Lucas, the man could have met a different fate.
Det. McDonald commended Lucas saying, "Obviously this Domino's delivery driver is a hero." But Lucas remained humble and said, "I wouldn't go that far. They're the heroes. Our cops and our military and they're the heroes. Not me."
Here's your sunday cup of warmth! Wow. Kudos to you Manuel! I'm so glad he's going to get recognized by his company.
Autism Speaks received an email from Robin Newberger about a very special gift her 5-year-old son Daniel recieved from their trash collector Manuel. The video titled "The Gift" is now going viral and Manuel, the trash collector's good deed is going to be recognized by his company, E.J. Harrison & Sons.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw wonders what all the fuss is about.
The doctor who walked six miles in the snow to perform emergency life-saving brain surgery said any good doctor would do it.
"It really wasn't that big of a deal," Hrynkiw said, addressing reporters today at Trinity Medical Center where he is a neurosurgeon.
The publicity shy physician submitted to a news conference Thursday after after the story of his Tuesday walk posted Wednesday on AL.com drew national attention.
Hrynkiw gave details of the 6-mile walk in the snow from one hospital -- Brookwood Medical Center where he was assisting another brain surgeon -- to another, Trinity, dressed in hospital scrubs. The journey included stops to help push stranded motorists stuck in the roadway due to the paralyzing snowstorm and a stop to sit in an ambulance to warm up from the below 20-degree weather.
Why did he do it?
The doctor had a dying patient at Trinity and he was stuck at Brookwood. He saw the patient's CT scans over his wireless phone.
"He had a 90 percent chance of dying," Hrynkiw said based on what he saw.
So he decided to walk.Frank Couch
The 62-year-old doctor, who has had a liver transplant, said he never doubted he would make it.
"It was kind of a nice day for a walk," said Hrynkiw, who plays tennis and walks to stay in shape.
Hrynkiw said he looked at it as a journey.
"It was kind of a fun journey, unfortunately I had my slip-ons and my scrubs ... so I was not really geared for my adventure."
He said it got cold and when he saw an ambulance he sat there and warmed up until he realized he wasn't getting anywhere.
"I walk a lot so it really wasn't that big a deal," he said.
Lisa Grupe, a private school teacher was walking with two students home to Homewood when she encountered Hrynkiw.
"We stopped briefly to chat with him because at that point on the road, it was rare to see anyone," said Grupe, director of the Alabama Waldorf School. "I recognized Dr. Hrynkiw because he walks the path in front of Trinity often as I am driving by. He is very recognizable because he doesn't wear a hat. ... It's pretty wild he was on the way to save someone's life."
Keith Granger, CEO of Trinity, said Hrynkiw is humble, but it was more of a feat than the doctor describes.
"It was not just a walk in the park," Granger said.
Given the conditions, the temperatures and the terrain, "it's a remarkable physical feat and mental feat. And we have an individual alive today who wouldn't be here if not for his efforts."
The patient's prognosis for surviving now is good, the doctor said.
Here's a story to warm your heart on this cold Saturday in Feburary....you might tissue too...
From WBIR News:
(WBIR - Knoxville) A Knoxville waitress says she is still in shock after a seemingly normal customer tipped her $1,075 on Wednesday night. Her coworkers say the generous gratuity proves good things happen to good people.
Khadijah Muhammad showed up at her job at Cheddar's on Clinton Highway on Wednesday afternoon and provided her typical solid service with a smile. Service is something Muhammad has devoted her life to both on and off the job. When she is not working as a server, she's making homemade pies, muffins, soup, and delivering it to the homeless on her own.
"I'll stop and say, 'Hey, do you want some soup? You want a cup of hot soup? People are so thankful. I like pleasing people," said Muhammad.
Her routine of service came to a standstill earlier this month when Muhammad's mother in Ohio suffered a heart attack.
"All I wanted was to see my mother one more time. With God's help, I managed to make it up there driving in the middle of the big snow storm that hit earlier this month. I was able to see her and she pulled through, thankfully. When I got back home in Knoxville, it started to sink in how much work I missed and that I was not going to be able to pay all of my bills. I've been trying to pick up any extra shifts that I can."
When Muhammad left for work Wednesday, she did so with a doorknob notice that KUB left to notify her of a past due bill that would shut off the electricity if unpaid by the next day, Thursday, January 23.
"It said, 'This is your second and final notice of past due bill to prevent service disconnection.' I was thinking I'm really going to need a miracle to pay my bills this month."
Muhammad's shift began with relatively slow traffic in the restaurant, which translates to fewer opportunities for tips. She served a few tables, including one table consisting of a husband, wife, and their small child.
"They really did not stand out. They were just nice folks. I remember talking to them and having a friendly conversation like you would with a neighbor. The father ordered a country steak. The mother and son split a fish taco. They split it. They were really humble people," said Muhammad.
The table's total bill after tax was $29.30. When Muhammad returned to the table to collect the check, the receipt was turned upside down.
"Normally as a server, when a receipt is turned upside down it means you did not get a good tip or any tip. Or people will leave a nasty note about how you messed something up with their service. I remember thinking, 'I wonder what I did wrong.' Then I picked it up and I just was in shock."
The signed receipt turned Muhammad's life upside down.
"I just remember seeing a comma after the one and knew it wasn't $10. And I was like, 'Oh, my God!' And I just lost my balance and I was like, 'Does this say a thousand dollars?' I could not believe it."
To be exact, the tip was for $1,075 and included a note Muhammad considers priceless.
"It says, 'Jesus Blessed us and we were led to give it to you. God Bless!' What I'm thinking now is I believe it."
Khadijah said she has no clue who the generous tippers are or where they are from. What she is certain of is what she would like to tell them.
"I just want to thank them. Thank them so much, because I'm humbled. I'm grateful. I do believe that God led you to me at this time in my life," said a tearful Muhammad.
Muhammad said one thing she is curious about is how the customers arrived at the amount to tip. She wonders if that figure was simply what the customers had available to them or if the number 1,075 holds some other significance.
"It is not really a round number. I was up all last night just thanking God and crying about this, so thankful. I couldn't sleep and even tried to see if there was some mention of the number 1,075 in scripture."
Whether the number holds any meaning to the customers or not, the figure is significant to Muhammad because it will allow her to make ends meet during what has been one of the most difficult times in her life.
"I hope and pray that someday I'm able to do this for somebody. And at the first opportunity I will do it."
Here's a hilarious NAT list from Huff Po. Some of the stories are even in the bowels of RHU N.A.T. Hell!
No one likes a thief, a con artist or a scammer. And that's why it feels oh-so-good when those shady individuals get their comeuppance. We know you'll enjoy the following stories about thieves trying to steal from innocent people, until the tables are turned and they themselves get duped. (Mwahahaha.)
1. This thief stole the wrong woman's phone. And then managed to leave his wallet behind.
This woman had her phone stolen, but in the thief's haste to flee, he dropped his wallet full of cash, credit cards and various forms of identification. She then posted this priceless status to her Facebook friends, asking them to text her phone. Advantage: Theft victim.
2. This crook got caught in a thief trap.
A British TV show called "Swag" set up a semi trailer full of valuable thief bait and left the door open as an invitation. One guy couldn't resist the allure of unattended valuables, but didn't plan on the door closing behind him and the truck trailer actually being revealed to be ... a mobile thief-displaying cage!
3. When a woman stole this man's snow shovel, he made extra sure she had an opportunity to use it.
After his surveillance cameras caught a strange woman digging out her car with his snow shovel and then walking off with it, David Welles decided to take action. But he wasn't going to slash her tires or break her windows, as some suggested he should. Instead, he decided to use his new snow blower to bury her car again. Since she loves shovels and shoveling so much.
4. This laptop thief reminded us that karma is a bitch.
After a guy had his MacBook Pro stolen by a mugger, he had a frightening surprise for the thief. The laptop had tracking software that allowed him to take photos of the criminal, as well as the sites he visited, which turned out to be largely pornographic. The victim started a blog to have some fun at the mugger's expense and poke fun at his odd porn interests.
5. Thief thought some random hot girl was actually trying to meet him on Facebook.
When Victoria Laird Cortes sought $3,500 in wages owed to her by her fugitive former employer, she realized that he was nowhere to be found ... except on Facebook. So, Cortes pretended to be an impossibly beautiful "model" and "exotic dancer," using fake pictures of Puerto Rican women, befriending her boss (he accepted in two minutes) and flirting with him over Facebook. Her name was Tatiana La Coneja, Spanish for "the Rabbit." She eventually convinced him to meet her in public and then tipped off bounty hunters after he took the bait. Rabbit? That day he was dining on crow.
6. This woman should have thought twice before stealing from this person's porch.
When a thief snatched an Amazon delivery right off his porch, Tim Lake used his video surveillance to make a hilarious wanted poster that would shame even the most hardened criminals.
7. This bike thief got a serious taste of his own medicine.
Shortly after her bike was stolen, a girl in Vancouver found the thief selling it on Craigslist. She arranged a meeting with the thief, pretending to be a prospective buyer. She met the guy in a McDonald's parking lot and asked to take it for a test ride. He agreed, just as long she "didn't ride away." Which is exactly what she did. She met her friend in a nearby parking lot and posted this shortly after.
8. This would-be scammer messed with the wrong 80-year-old grandma.
80-year-old Ruth O'Leary was being pestered over and over by a phone scammer who insisted that she had won $2.5 million, but first he needed her to send him some money. O'Leary never bought it for a second. "Send me the money and then I'll send you the amount back," O'Leary said. To entice her, the thief sent O'Leary $50 as a goodwill gesture. So the savvy octogenarian kept the money. Imagine O'Leary's amusement when the scammer threatened to call the police on her. Yes, good luck with that, buddy.
9. This guy spends his time scamming the scammers, and you won't believe how successful he's been.
Anthony Disano, the owner and creator of thescambaiter.com, makes his living thwarting scammers. He occupies the time of thieves and con artists so they have less time for you. Instead of sending the money the scammers ask for, he regularly sends random junk he insists is worth the required value. But he makes the con-men pay for the shipping. In reality, it's just junk, like worthless computer parts or broken appliances. According to Disano, he once duped the same con artist nine straight times, costing the scammer $65,000 in shipping charges.
10. This jerk stole someone's phone, and unknowingly ended up becoming the star of a website.
After their iPhone was stolen, this victim was surprised to find the thief had not disabled the phone's auto image upload function to the storage site Dropbox, allowing the victim to access any and all photos taken by the thief. So, they did what any wronged tech savvy person does: They started a Tumblr to poke fun at the thief with his own photos. And that's how "Life Of A Stranger Who Stole My Phone" was born. It will definitely make us think twice about how cool any of us really look in our photos.
11. This redditor had a BRILLIANTLY passive aggressive way of getting his bike back.
In a thread about the girl stealing her own bike back after finding it for sale on Craigslist (#7 on our list), Redditor robmausser shared his own strategy for getting back his stolen bike.
"Did a similar thing when I was living in downtown Toronto. Bike was stolen, and about a month later find it chained up to a bike post walking back from the gym, literally a block away from where I lived. I came up with [a] plan: If I couldn't have my bike, neither could my thief. I went to the closest hardware store, purchased a U-Lock, and locked my lock ontop of his lock. Thus, my bike was locked with both my lock, and his. A couple weeks went by and, I guess out of final frustration, he took off his bike lock. I took mine off, and rode it home."
It's possible that someone else could have purchased the stolen bike, which would likely have led to much confusion, but if that's the case, it's just a reminder to double and triple check your second-hand products to make sure they're legit.
12. This guy also got his bike back, but he gave the thief something to remember him by.
When this Redditor found his recently stolen bike locked up on the street, he and his friends sprung into action. First they secured it by placing their own lock on the bike. They returned the next day with some tools to remove the thief's lock. But they didn't want the thief to walk away empty handed, so the victim left a note, the thief's broken lock and a graphical representation of a bike, until the thief "could afford [his] own." Aw, how thoughtful. Definitely more than they deserved.
13. This guy stole a laptop, then used it to record his "fresh" dance moves. But he never counted on this.
You know the old saying, "Dance like no one's watching." Well it's much funnier when people simply don't know that anyone is, in fact, watching. Not realizing the victim still had remote access to his stolen hard drive, the thief filmed himself practicing his ... fancy dance moves. Well, the victim found the video and uploaded it, because why not?
The thief has since turned the laptop over to police and even issued an apology to the owner and asked if he could take the video down. To which the owner replied, "Thanks... but no thanks." And the video remains to this day. Let that be a lesson: if you're going to steal someone's laptop, don't dance in front of it.
You know what, maybe just don't steal to begin with?
Kudos to you Rick! Awesome thing to do for a young fan! The Redditor who posted the pic is friends with J's mother, and here's what they said:
For clarity, his mom told me Little J is a huge fan of the TV show, "Pawn Stars" and he talks about the show incessantly. I encouraged him to write them a letter, which he did, and he offered to sell his Gameboy to them for $30. I added a cover letter, describing J and his autism, and although I told them that I didn't expect them to actually buy his Gameboy, I did ask if they could at least reply. They went above and beyond.
MONTGOMERY, Texas -- Along Highway 105 in Montgomery, you'll find the Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar. You'll also find a waitress extraordinaire named Brittany Mathis.
"I have my good days and my bad," said Mathis.
The 19-year-old employee doesn't look or sound sick, but she is -- and everyone at the authentic German restaurant knows it.
It started with a rash on her leg.
"I went to the hospital and found out it was my blood clotting," Mathis told us. "So, they wanted to keep me and do CAT scans and MRIs and the next day they came in and told me I had a tumor."
Mathis doesn't have insurance and hasn't yet signed up for Affordable Healthcare. The medical bills are piling up and she can't even afford to find out if the tumor is benign or malignant.
That's where her boss comes in.
"I just can't be standing by and doing nothing," said Kaiserhof owner Michael De Beyer. "I have to try something because it's not right."
So De Beyer has decided to sell his family's 6,000 square foot restaurant and donate money to Mathis.
"Here's a family, they really work hard they have a lot of stuff against them in the past and they are not holding their hand open they didn't even ask anybody for help," said De Beyer.
The Mathis family has been through a lot.
Mathis' older sister and mom work at the restaurant too.
In 2000, Brittany's dad John Mathis, had a brain tumor that no one knew about. When it ruptured, it was unexpected and fatal.
"I guess sort of the same thing Brittany is going through," admitted Barbara Mathis, Brittany's mom. "I just want her to get help."
The idea that someone could give so much is a bit overwhelming for the entire Mathis family.
"I really think it’s an amazing blessing and can't thank him enough and his family," Mathis said. "Never thought that anybody would do that and he did and it makes me feel really good."
De Beyer said he has owned the restaurant for 17 years and believes it's worth as much as $2 million. He also wants to sell the business to spend more time with his wife and two children.
He's tried to sell the restaurant before, and once turned down an offer for $1.3 million.
If you would like to help Brittany, you can make a donation at any Woodforest National Bank. The account is in the name Michael De Beyer.
Account # 135437895
Reddit: Some amazing man just walked up to my wife my kid and I and handed this to us and said Merry Christmas. Whoever you are, thank you very much!
The card was legit. We were trying to figure out what we could afford for dinner, this well dressed man walks up to the 3 of us, and handed us a sealed walmart gift card envelope and said Merry Christmas and walked away. I was completely confused about it, and when we opened it, the receipt was wrapped around it, and as you can see it was for $200. We managed to fill a cart and spend 197 of it, with much needed groceries. When we went to pay we saw him again possibly handing out another one near the entrance.
Believe it or not, it happened. I myself am still in shock an can not believe it. My faith in humanity has been completely restored.