Life-Savers Show Up in Nick of Time

5 most uplifting stories of the week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2014 5:14 AM CDT
File photo: This is not Sir Chompsalot, but you get the idea.   (AP Photo/Mark Graham)

(Newser) – A pair of dramatic rescues, one involving an unusual victim, highlight the list of uplifting stories this week:

  • Firefighters Save Koala With CPR: It was a rough night for Sir Chompsalot: The koala was hit by a car, fled up a tree, then fell 30 feet into a blanket. Fortunately, a team of firefighters on the scene in Australia knew what to do: CPR. And it worked.
  • Mailman Saves Choking Baby: A letter carrier in South Carolina went far beyond the call of duty when he saved the life of an 11-month-old. When the boy began to choke, his panicked mom ran outside for help, and found it in the form of Chris Brown.
  • Bride Moves Wedding So Dad Can Walk Her Down the Aisle: Most weddings have at least a few wet eyes in attendance. But when 30 guests watched Miriam Reeves escorted down the aisle by her beaming father, more than a few were moved. It took place at an Alzheimer's care center, so the bride could be walked down the aisle by her "hero."

  • Starbucks 'Pay It Forward' Chain Lasts for 378 Cars: Customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Fla., kept a "pay it forward" chain going for 11 hours and 378 cars. Some drivers even ponied up for two cars.
  • Man, 101, Has Worked at Same Company 73 Years: Do what you love—not just to enjoy yourself, but possibly even to live longer. So says Herman "Hy" Goldman, who should know. He just turned 101, and he's worked at the same lighting company for almost three-quarters of a century.
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