A Canine Bucket List Trip: 5 Most Uplifting Stories

Also: A class act by a senior class
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2015 5:23 AM CDT
Poh took in sights across the US.   (https://instagram.com/pohthedogsbigadventure/)

(Newser) – A man's memorable tribute to his dying dog and a class trip that wasn't are among the week's most uplifting stories.

  • Dying Dog Goes on Epic Journey: When vets told New York City's Neil Rodriguez that his 15-year-old dog, Poh, didn't have long to live, two words came to mind: road trip. The results are awesome.
  • Seniors Give Principal Their Trip Cash: The graduating class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, NH, planned to spend four days at a ranch in upstate New York—until their principal announced her cancer diagnosis. Suddenly, the students had a better use for the money they'd saved.
  • Sikh Man Breaks Protocol to Help Boy: Harman Singh is a devout Sikh, meaning his turban stays on his head at all times when he's not in his own home. But religious protocol went out the window when a 5-year-old boy was hit by a car and needed his help.

  • Dying Son Saves His Mother's Life: An Illinois woman received a kidney transplant this month that turned out to be a near perfect match. But Rose Perry's good fortune is tempered by grief: The kidney came from her son, a 24-year-old who suffered a stroke out of the blue. Perry initially refused the kidney—until her husband and other son intervened.
  • Girl Saves Kitten in Drain When Firefighters Couldn't: Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl proved to be just the right size. With mom's permission, of course.
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