The Ultimate 'Promposal': 5 Most Uplifting Stories

A memorable birthday party also makes the list
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2015 5:20 AM CDT
It was the ultimate "promposal."   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It doesn't get much more uplifting than this: Girl Scout cookies literally saved lives this week.

  • Straight Teen Asks Gay BFF to Prom in Bighearted Way: As a member of the student council at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Anthony Martinez has helped out plenty with planning for the upcoming prom. But what the gay teen really wanted was a date to the dance, and his best friend, Jacob Lescenski, decided to ask him—even though Jacob is straight. The way Jacob asked is being called the ultimate "promposal."
  • Lost Sisters Survive 2 Weeks on Girl Scout Cookies: Two sisters who got stranded in the snow in remote Michigan managed to survive on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs for 13 days. Lee Wright, 56, and Leslie Roy, 52, were rescued Friday after a helicopter caught a glimmer of light reflecting off their windshield. Their SUV had gotten stuck in the Upper Peninsula in an area without cellphone service, but searchers had one clue.

  • Girl Once Paralyzed Stands, Brings Nurse to Tears: The Internet is feeling rather appreciative of nurses thanks to this emotional video. Doctors weren't sure what caused Bailey Murrill to suffer complete paralysis from the waist down, and Bailey's favorite nurse had been praying for her to recover. So when feeling returned to her legs, Bailey decided to surprise the woman. An amazing scene followed.
  • Snubbed Girl Gets Party of a Lifetime: Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos syndrome, which has delayed her speech development and learning and caused her to struggle to make friends. When the 10 or so invitees to the girl's 10th birthday party bailed, her mother made a Facebook plea. She just didn't anticipate on a guest list numbering in the hundreds.
  • Man Sees Girl's Woeful Shoes, Invents Incredible Pair: When Kenton Lee was working at an orphanage in Nairobi, he saw a girl wearing too-small shoes that had been cut to let her toes peek out. He thought, "Wouldn't it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand—so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?'” Well now there is, thanks to Lee.
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