Tell Me Something Good 5/26/19

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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.

This week’s Something Good is a couple of young good Samaritans.

In Auckland, New Zealand, two boys who were out hunting Pokemon after their soccer game noticed an elderly man with a walker shaking as he waited to cross the street, on his way to the train station. Blake Ockleston and Daniel Coyle-Smith, both 13, jumped in to help him cross, according to Stuff. Mid-way across the street, the traffic light turned green.

Daniel stopped traffic while they helped the man sit down on the walker seat and then they pushed him across the double crossing. They lifted him up and over curbs in his walker, which Daniel said was a bit hard for the two young teens, as they helped him all the way to the train station. The boys enlisted a security guard at the train station to help the gentleman the rest of the way.

Blake went home and told his mom that he and his friend had helped an elderly man cross the street. Debbie said she just told him “good on you” and thought no more about it until a picture of the boys’ good deed went viral.

Lyqueeshah Brooks snapped a picture of the boys and posted it on Facebook. The boys are being praised as heroes for their kindness and empathy.

my heart is so full rn.. these boys helped this man cross 2 pedestrians in new lynn right now .. shout out to these boys parents if it wasnt for them no cars would have waited for this man to cross ❤

Posted by Lyqueeshah Brooks on Friday, May 17, 2019

For their part, the boys appreciate the praise but are it playing down. They said, “We didn’t expect anyone to post it up on Facebook, we were just doing what we hope others would do too if they were in our shoes.” Daniel and Blake are encouraging everyone to step in and help when they see someone struggling and in need of help.

William Shakespeare said, “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” Shakespeare was, of course, referring to Matthew 5:15-16, “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

Our world is often plagued by darkness but even a small, seemingly inconsequential, good deed is a shining candle that drives away the darkness for not only the candle holder but for those around him. May we all shine brightly in this week to come.

Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!

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