UPS driver delivers kindness throughout Region 8

Good News Notes: “At first glance, Jesse George looks like any other UPS driver. But, here in Rector, he’s a superhero without a cape. ‘He gives hope,’ Joshua Benson said. ‘He really does.’ ‘He is the definition of kindness,’ Tara Hester, teacher at Rector Elementary said. ‘As soon as he pulls up, he’s always honking…

Heroic stranger pulls driver from flaming car in dramatic video

Good News Notes: “A Missouri man is being commended on his courage after bravely rescuing a driver who was trapped in a burning vehicle. A Twitter video of the dramatic moment, captioned “This black man is a hero,” has garnered over 800,000 views since it was uploaded on Wednesday night. The selfless act occurred Tuesday evening…

6-year-old boy saves younger sister from charging dog

Good News Notes: “A 6-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after he survived multiple dog bites while getting his younger sister out of harm’s way. In an Instagram post shared by the boy’s aunt, 6-year-old Bridger quite possibly saved his sister’s life by standing in between her and a charging dog. Bridger’s aunt,…

Lebanon honors heroic waitress

Good News Notes: “Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash recently proclaimed Phyllis Banfield Day in Lebanon to honor a woman he called a hero after she rescued a man from a truck fire. Banfield, a waitress at Uncle Pete’s Truck Stop, saved a truck driver in April after his big rig caught fire just before dawn while…

Trooper rescues unconscious man from burning truck in heroic action

Good News Notes: “A Michigan State Trooper is a hero for rescuing a man from a burning truck. This is dash cam video of the incident from Tuesday morning. Police say the driver was passed out at the wheel because of a medical emergency.” View the whole story here: https://local21news.com/news/nation-world/trooper-rescues-unconscious-man-from-burning-truck-in-heroic-action

An off duty firefighter jumped into action to save an 8 year old girl in Clopper Lake

Good News Notes: “An off duty Takoma Park Firefighter said a hike with his wife turned into a rescue mission when he saw a little girl drowning. John Peppel, Takoma Park Fire Captain, said he and his wife noticed something troubling in Clopper Lake on Thursday.” View the whole story here: https://wjla.com/news/local/an-off-duty-firefighter-jumped-into-action-to-save-an-8-year-old-girl-in-clopper-lake

Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Vehicle That Was Hit By Train

Good News Notes: “The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car stuck on the railroad tracks at Kankakee Road and Route 53 between Godley and Braceville around 9:23 last night.  77-year-old Patricia Fox became disoriented and turned onto the railroad tracks and her vehicle became stuck on the tracks.” View the whole story here:…

MiLB teams expand offerings, launch charitable efforts

Good News Notes: “With everything about the 2020 MiLB season up in the air, teams are finding ways to confront the coronavirus pandemic with expanded offerings and new charitable efforts in the absence of regular-season games in April. It seems like a lifetime ago since the Minor League Baseball was delayed, but remember that the season was not scheduled to open until…

Willie McDonald hailed as a hero for saving lives during Jonesboro tornado

Good News Notes: “Willie McDonald and his family were on their way to his cousin’s house when the tornado touched down in Jonesboro. The EF-3 ripped through several businesses in town including Academy Sports & Outdoors. Willie’s quick thinking and courage is credited with saving several lives. ‘We were on Race Street at the red…

Therapy dog brings comfort to ER doctors on the frontlines

Good News Notes: “Heroes come in all shapes and sizes — this one just happens to have four legs and a furry coat. Wynn, a service dog in training, is bringing joy and comfort to the medical staff on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in Denver. The one-year-old yellow Labrador serves up cuddles…