A Husband's Sweet Gesture: 5 Most Uplifting Stories

Including a loyal dog out to find its owner
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2015 5:17 AM CST
A Husband's Sweet Gesture: 5 Most Uplifting Stories
A red rose is placed between black roses.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Four decades of daily love notes and a Fashion Week milestone make the list this week:

  • Man Pens Love Note to Wife Every Day for 40 Years: For Bill Bresnan, it's not so much Valentine's Day as Valentine's Decades. He has penned a love note to his wife nearly every day since 1974. And yes, she still has them all, each with an appropriate symbol by his signature.
  • Dog 'On a Mission' Finds Owner in Hospital: A miniature Schnauzer in Iowa went missing, only to turn up hours later about 20 blocks from home—entering a hospital where its owner was recuperating from surgery. The family's best guess is that Sissy remembered the route from a car ride—and, yes, owner and pooch were allowed a visit.
  • Fashion Week Milestone: Model With Down Syndrome: Visitors to New York Fashion Week got to see a first this week: a model with Down syndrome walking the runway. Actress Jamie Brewer, best known for her work on American Horror Story, did the honors, wearing an original by designer Carrie Hammer. Theme: Being a role model, not a runway model.

  • Visit to Dentist May Have Saved Girl's Life: Sometimes, that trip to the dentist pays off in unexpected ways. When 11-year-old Journee Woodard went in for her checkup in Edmond, Okla., a hygienist noticed that her eyes looked yellow. A subsequent trip to the doctor revealed the reason: Journee had a mass on her liver and pancreas, and she's now recuperating.
  • Australia's Oldest Guy Knits Sweaters—for Penguins: "Alfie" Date is 109 and thus the oldest Aussie alive. He also knows how to knit and is a self-described "sucker," which goes a long way toward explaining why he keeps busy knitting sweaters for penguins. They're not just for show, though.
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