The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down.
Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we will feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week’s Something Good is about how 18 year old Dalton Shaffer drove 3 1/2 hours from Battle Creek, Michigan after closing up shop Tuesday evening at Steve’s Pizza to deliver two pizzas to a man with cancer in Indianapolis.
Rick and Julie Morgan got hooked on Steve’s Pizza when they lived in Battle Creek 25 years ago. They were planning to make a trip back to Michigan to enjoy what they call “the gold standard” in pizza, when Rick ended up in the hospital instead. He was told his battle with cancer would soon come to an end and went home with hospice care. Julie’s dad called Steve’s Pizza, hoping for a card or a text that would brighten the day for Rick, who was such a fan of Steve’s pizza, CBS tells us.
Instead, Dalton Shaffer decided a card or a text wasn’t sufficient and drove through the night to deliver pizzas to an unsuspecting Rick and Julie at 2:30 am. He declined the offer to put him up in a hotel and turned right around and drove home, so he could work the next day.
Julie expressed her gratitude for Dalton’s kindness in a Facebook post.
The kicker to this story? Steve’s Pizza does not deliver.
But Dalton did. His selfless act of kindness brought joy to a family who needed it.
And that is Something Good to take into the new week.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good.
This is not an Open Thread. This is a no negativity, no arguing, and, unless you can make a really good case for it being a positive in your week, a no politics zone. Enjoy!