5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week

Including a groom who wouldn't let a trip to the ER stop his wedding
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2014 5:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – A prom-goer's unusual choice of date and an amazing reunion story relating to Hurricane Sandy are on the list:

  • Teen Takes Great-Grandma to First Prom; It's one of the more unusual prom dates of the season, and one of the sweetest, too. A high school senior in Rockford, Ohio, took his 89-year-old great-grandmother—who never got to go to a prom of her own—to his big dance.
  • Hurricane Sandy Dog Home After Bizarre Reunion: Reckless the dog is back home with his New Jersey family more than a year after getting lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But the weird part is the reunion itself, and how his family found him at a shelter.

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  • Wedding Must Go On, Even If It's in the ER: What kind of a wedding has specimen cups hanging for decoration? The kind in which the groom ends up in the hospital minutes before the ceremony but insists on going through with his vows. The 68-year-old simply got the pastor and his bride-to-be to come to the hospital, too.
  • High Schoolers 3D-Print a Hand for 9-Year-Old: A girl born without fingers on one hand is getting a gift from Illinois high school students: a new hand. What's more, the students are 3D-printing the prosthetic device.
  • Good Samaritan Donating Kidney to Young Stranger: A Minnesota toddler is getting a kidney next month thanks to a total stranger who stumbled onto a Facebook post. Donor Christy Harding of Florida explains that she has a 2-year-old daughter of her own, and couldn't help but put herself in the shoes of the recipient's mother.
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