Kind Audience Comes Through: 5 Brilliant Stories This Week
Including an 'angel' at Denny's
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2016 5:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Here's a look at some of our favorite stories of the week:

  • Autistic Teen Forgets Song, Gets Bailed Out: Jagger Lavely loves music, and Frozen in particular, but the 13-year-old with autism briefly forgot the lyrics to "Let It Go" while performing the song at a middle school talent show. But not to fear: The audience helped him out. The video is worth watching.
  • Message on SUV Gets Man a New Kidney: An ailing Ohio man whose family taped bright yellow letters asking for a kidney to the rear window of his SUV has found a donor. Neal Raisman, 68, received a new kidney after suffering kidney disease for several years. His donor was a total stranger, and she'll remain anonymous to the rest of us.

  • Anonymous Denny's 'Angel' Is Revealed: An anonymous big tipper with a kind heart is anonymous no more. The tale began when a man walked into a Denny's and asked for a waitress who was a single mother. After paying for the meals of several families, he left a $1,500 tip for his server, and vanished. Now we know his story.
  • Woman, 72, Survives 9 Days in Wilderness: Ann Rodgers may not have the greatest navigation skills in the world, but the 72-year-old appears to have amazing survival skills. Rodgers became lost while driving from Tucson to Phoenix to visit her grandchildren, and she was stranded in the remote White Mountains for nine days. Two big things in her favor: A makeshift "help" sign and her dog.
  • Man Wins Decade of Free Burgers, Becomes Burger Hero: A Texas man who won what's supposed to be a decade's worth of free Whataburger is unlikely to make it even a year before he's out of complimentary hamburgers. And the reason isn't gluttony but generosity.
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