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 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.
Today we have more teenagers across the country doing good for others.
In Caldwell, Idaho, a group of boys on their way to play basketball saw an elderly man named Jose Gomez fall. Victor Ornelas, Isaac Hernandez, Diego Ramirez, Devan Ornelas, and Josh Sorg parked and jumped out to aid Jose. They picked him up, walked home with him, helped him inside, and treated his bloody knee.
A Facebook post with pictures of the boys helping Jose went viral in the small Idaho community and the boys were showered with small town appreciation – cupcakes, cookies, lunches, and haircuts.
“Crazy how it blew up. We didn’t do it for the attention, we just did it out of the kindness of our hearts. It’s just the right thing to do,” Isaac Hernandez said of the outpouring of pride.
Another group of teenagers in New Jersey, showed kindness to a little boy with autism. On March 26, Kristen Braconi posted a video of the teenagers and her son Carter on Facebook.
Kristen wrote, “Today is my son’s 5th birthday and he has high functioning autism and ADHD and you would never know by looking at him that anything was going on. You also wouldn’t know that the woman with us was his behavioral therapist. We went to the park behind the police station and he was in the skate park on his scooter and some older kids showed up. They were absolutely amazing with him and included him and were so beyond kind it brought me to tears. I caught a video of them singing to my son and one of the kids gave him a mini skateboard and taught him how to use it. I can’t even begin to thank these kids for being so kind and showing him how wonderful people can be to complete strangers. I bought them all ice cream to say thank you but it wasn’t enough! Thank you to whoever these children are and thank you to their parents because you are doing a wonderful job!!!”
So often teenagers are viewed as rude, lazy, and self-centered but they are as likely to be polite, hardworking, and giving as any other age group. These kids are a credit to their communities and the county and they are certainly Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!