Month: March 2014

Officer gives his boots to homeless man

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ODESSA, Texas – Jeremy Walsh is an officer in Odessa, Texas. While on his patrol, he has met AJ, a homeless man. Walsh noticed that he was no longer wearing his steel-toed Dockers as they fell apart on him and had nothing to protect his previously frostbitten feet.

Walsh brought him a pair of his own personal boots from home so AJ’s feet can be warm and safe from more frostbite.

Source: CNN.com

Zoos bring smiles to hospitalized children’s faces

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LOS ANGELES – Fourteen accredited zoos across the nation are participating in a program that brings the zoo to hospitalized children. Smaller animals are brought into safe areas of the hospital for the kids to see and touch, larger animals are shown through actual footage while sharing fun facts.

            These children suffer from illnesses varying from cancer, kidney problems or simply a broken leg, but these programs provided by the zoos offer a temporary distraction.

Source: AP.org