Lemonade Tale Has Sweet Finish
5 most uplifting stories of the week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2014 5:14 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A lemons-into-lemonade lesson and a teen who turned his worry about his grandfather into a prize-winning invention are among the week's most uplifting stories:

  • Town Helps Boys After Lemonade Stand Is Robbed: When a not-very-classy guy walked off with all the money from two kids' lemonade stand, it seemed like an awful story. But then word about what happened started spreading around the boys' Virginia neighborhood, and the story got much, much better. Even the Diary of a Wimpy Kid author got involved.
  • Teen's Invention May Save Alzheimer's Patients' Lives: When Kenneth Shinozuka's grandfather, who has Alzheimer's, was found wandering on a freeway at night, it left a deep impression on the 15-year-old; now he has been recognized for an invention to make sure it never happens again. The device is a pressure sensor, and it goes in a simple place.
  • Reporting on Missing Boy, Reporter Spots Him: Early the morning after a 10-year-old boy was reported missing in Tampa, Fla., a TV reporter went to the boy's street to cover the story. Then he spotted a small boy who looked like the one reported missing. "He's looking at me and I'm thinking, 'Could this possibly be this kid?" Yup.

  • Terrible Restaurant Service Elicits ... Understanding: The restaurant service was awful. "Took 20 minutes to get water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for our entree," wrote Makenzie Schultz in a Facebook post. "Yeah, it was pretty terrible." But rather than one of the knee-jerk rants that clog newsfeeds everywhere, Schultz's post was a photo of the receipt—and the $100 tip she and husband Steven Schultz left their harried waiter. She's got a good reason why.
  • Tiny Monet: Autistic Girl, 5, Sells Paintings for Thousands: When Iris Grace Halmshaw's parents first supplied their daughter with painting supplies, they hoped it would be a fun way for the autistic girl to express herself. But instead of stick figures, Iris Grace immersed herself in abstract impressionist painting for hours at a time, often depicting movement in nature such as water, trees, wind, birds, and of course her cat, Thula. Now 5, Iris Grace is drawing comparisons to Monet and selling her paintings for a pretty penny.
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