A Pint-Size Super Hero: 5 Great Things This Week
Including a moving gesture in the coffee lane drive-thru
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2016 5:17 AM CDT
Tracy Anderwald talks about how daughter Allison Anderwald saved her from drowning.   (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

(Newser) – An act of remarkable composure and another of compassion make the list:

  • 5-Year-Old Girl Plays the Hero for Mom: Tracy Anderwald and her 5-year-old daughter, Allison, were swimming in a backyard pool in Texas, when Tracy suffered a seizure and went under. Little Allison realized her mom was in trouble, dragged her to the shallow end, and turned her unconscious body over. It all has a happy ending—and it was all captured on surveillance video.
  • Coffee Stand Workers Prove Inspiring: A woman who had just lost her husband found solace in an unexpected place: the young employees of a local drive-thru coffee stand. It happened in Vancouver, Wash., when they noticed one of their customers seemed upset in her car. Their moving response was captured in an image taken by another customer, and it went viral for good reason.

  • Strangers Get Errant Text, Respond Awesomely: A woman spreading the word about her new grandson accidentally texted a complete stranger about the good news. The recipient, Deorick Williams of Tallahassee, Fla., did the only thing he could: grabbed his brother and some gifts, and drove an hour to the hospital to make some new friends.
  • Man Taking Euro Trip, With a Nice Twist: Kevan Chandler's muscular dystrophy keeps him in a wheelchair, but he still plans to go backpacking in Europe with four friends this summer. The catch: Chandler himself will be a backpack. His friends will carry him, and it won't be the first time.
  • In Fresno, an Unusual Adoption: When Bernice Dyck of Fresno, Calif., welcomed a new daughter in September, her friends showered her with "baby food" in the form of Red Lobster gift cards. It was just right: Her "baby" is 30, and Dyck is 96. That makes Dyck the world's oldest adoptive parent, and it's all for a good cause.
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