Classy Move Repaid in Kind: 5 Great Things This Week

Including an Army vet's final act
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Classy Move Repaid in Kind: 5 Great Things This Week

An honest diner employee and an Army vet's life-saving move are on the list:

  • Busboy Finds $3K, Turns It In: A Colorado busboy low on cash and dealing with medical issues didn't let his own woes stop him from doing the right thing. Johnny Duckworth found $3,000 in an envelope that had fallen behind a booth at a diner in Grand Junction—and immediately turned it in. The best part is that strangers have more than repaid him in kind.
  • In Final Act, Man Donates Organs to Fellow Vets: As Army vet Matthew Whalen was wheeled down the halls of a Texas hospital in his final moments, current and former service members stood at attention in tribute. His wife, a fellow veteran, said her final "I love you." But Staff Sergeant Whalen's heroism continued into the moments past his death as his organs were donated—to two other veterans.
  • Vietnam Vet Finds Lost Love, New Mystery: In January, Jim Reischl will visit Vietnam for the fifth year in a row. But this visit will be different. For four years the Vietnam vet has been searching for his long-lost love, whom he last saw in person when he shipped out in 1970. Now, he'll finally see her again, face to face. Whether he might find a son is less certain.

  • Chef Trades World-Best Restaurant for School Lunches: Daniel Giusti became an executive chef in DC at only 24. He followed that up by working his way up from unpaid apprentice to chef de cuisine at Copenhagen's Noma—routinely listed as one of the top three restaurants in the world—in only two years. Now after three years running Noma, he's coming back to the US to tackle school lunches. The hurdles may be his most daunting yet
  • Muslims Save Christians in Bus Attack: Al-Shabab militants attacked a bus in Kenya and demanded that the Christian passengers separate themselves from the Muslim passengers for presumed execution. But the Muslim passengers weren't having it.
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