Woman Births Her Own Grandson: 5 Brilliant Stories
Plus, a heroic dog and a fun Thanksgiving story
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2016 5:21 AM CST
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(Newser) – A woman who gave birth to her own grandson and a couple who found each other again 65 years later make this week's list of uplifting stories:

  • Their Parents Made Them Split 65 Years Ago. Now, a Wedding: Think it's not possible to feel like a teenager again when you reach your 80s? It's entirely possible, according to an English couple told to break off their engagement 65 years ago—and who finally got to tie the knot. The couple met and fell in love in art school, but their pairing back then was not to be. A sculpture brought them back together.
  • Family Dog Comes to Rescue of Boy Trapped in Tumbling Dryer: When an Irish family's dog, Teddy, started "barking like mad and running backwards and forwards to the tumble dryer," they knew something wasn't right. The mother of a 5-year-old boy rushed to the dryer to find an alarming sight—but the story could have had a much worse ending without the heroic dog.

  • Sometimes That Stranded Biker on Roadside Is Springsteen: A group from the Freehold American Legion in New Jersey was riding after a Veterans Day event Friday when Dan Barkalow says he saw a stranded motorcyclist up ahead. "Bikers gotta stick together," Barkalow said. "I stopped to see if he needed help, and it was Bruce." As in, the Bruce. What happened next is very cool.
  • Woman Gives Birth to Her Own Grandson: Megan Barker gave birth to a 7-pound, 7-ounce baby boy Oct. 22—but he's not her son, he's her grandson. The story starts with some bad news and a "totally weird" offer, but it has a very happy ending.
  • Grandma With Wrong Number Makes Thanksgiving Miracle: Phoenix resident Jamal Hinton, 17, got a text from an unknown number inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. The texter identified herself as "your grandma," but Jamal wanted a photo "to make sure." They exchanged selfies, which cleared things up pretty quickly. The rest of the conversation is a must-read.
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