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    Compassion: it starts with you !!

    I have been feeling really affected recently by people moaning about the fact the world is negative and dark etc , there are so many things that I see that are beautiful and touching and uplifting . I am so touched by this gem I found today in The positive news


    In one of the most touching photos captured at the 2014 World Cup, James Rodriguez — the fantastic Colombian forward — was comforted by the rivals from Brazil, who had just defeated his team and sent him home.




    The 22-year-old couldn't hide his disappointment and broke down in tears at the end of the match. That is when the moving moment happened.

    After the match was over, two Brazilian players came over to offer some comfort.

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    And he was given support as he walked off the pitch




    This lifts my heart , it happens all the time I know .. But a lot of people watched this happen , where as a lot of acts of compassion are done without such witness , I'd like to think that it may have touched many watching and contaminated a dark part of the sickness of society and infested it with love

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    The idea behind a tournament is that the number of entries are whittled down to a single winner. Unless there are only two entries and this "tournament" is a single match, there will always be more losers than winners. In the World Cup, there are 25 entries, or 32 teams each trying to win. When 31 of those 32 teams (96.8%) have to lose — when that is a necessary consequence of the tournament format — crying at loss is so ludicrous as to defy all proportion.

    Winning in a tournament necessarily has the implication that others must fail. For the Columbian to cry that his team lost is to cry that another team didn't. Good for the Brazilian players for demonstrating a magnanimity in victory which the Columbian didn't demonstrate in defeat.
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    Perhaps his tears were more than ignorant media can perceive.

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    It's A Wonderful Life! Heartwarming moment 200 strangers joined forces to stop cancer sufferer, 63, being evicted by bank after he lost battle over mortgage payments

    When a grandfather fighting cancer was told he would be evicted from the home he had been paying mortgage payments for for more than 20 years, he made a short, desperate video appealing for help and put it on the internet.
    Within hours, Tom Crawford's eloquent plea detailing his fight with official 'thugs and bullies' had been seen by thousands on YouTube, many of whom were moved to help him keep the home where he and his wife had raised their three children.
    As a result, when the bailiffs turned up to repossess the 63-year-old's modest bungalow in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, yesterday, they were met with hundreds of strangers protesting about Mr and Mrs Crawford's treatment.


    In a scene reminiscent of the James Stewart film It's A Wonderful Life, more than 200 people surrounded the Crawfords' three-bedroom home, prompting police to arrive and warn the bailiffs that going through with the eviction might be a safety risk.
    The astonishing display of goodwill came from strangers who been moved after watching Mr Crawford explain his family's plight in the 11-minute clip.
    In the film, the retired flooring specialist promised well-wishers a 'lovely cup of tea' if they joined his peaceful protest against evicted from the home he and his wife, Susan, bought with a mortgage for 41,800 in 1988.
    Mr Crawford, who has two grandchildren, said he and his market researcher wife had paid 300-400 a month for the endowment mortgage for years, and expected to own the bungalow when the mortgage finished last year.
    He said: 'That endowment was like an insurance policy that would cover the lump sum at the end of the mortgage.'
    But Mr Crawford, who has prostate cancer, said the first hint of trouble came 12 years after taking out the mortgage, when his wife was informed that they 'would never pay off our mortgage'.
    He said the couple spoke to their bank manager, who reassured them this was not the case and sent flowers and champagne by way of apology.

    But he said he was then told that the mortgage had been changed from an endowment to an interest-only scheme, and that he and his wife still owed 43,000 in repayments.
    He said: 'Now they say they cannot find a record of the endowment: they have lost it somewhere, and they won’t even let me see the deeds to the house.
    'Now they say I owe them for that, and a mysterious arrears of 1,350 which I know I never owed.
    Despite Mr Crawford claiming that he had paid off his mortgage, which he took out with the now defunct bank Bradford and Bingley, a judge ruled against him earlier this year, ordering that he pay off his mortgage by 9am yesterday or face a forced eviction.
    In desperation, he took to the internet to appeal to strangers for help, saying: 'Please come and help us, but don’t use violence, they are the ones who use violence. This is a war, for the people.'
    He added: 'It may only be a small bungalow, but it is my bungalow, my land, my home.'
    Mr Crawford said: 'I complained to the ombudsman, but they said there was nothing they could do as my claim was date restricted

    Within hours of posting his film online, the video had been shared more than 7,000 times, and yesterday morning more than 200 supporters and well-wishers from around Britain staged a peaceful protest at his home.
    He said: 'Now they are putting us through hell and something needs to be done about it. They can’t keep getting away with this.'
    Bradford and Bingley was nationalised in 2008 during the global financial crisis, with the main banking section being sold to Abbey National, while existing mortgages were kept in public control.
    Mortgages are now collected by UK Asset Resolution Limited, which was set up by the Government.
    A spokesman for UK Asset Resolution would not comment on Mr Crawford's financial affairs but confirmed that yesterday's planned eviction did not go ahead because of safety concerns.



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    compassion, not just something we humans posess?


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ_3BN0m7S8

    sweet bear rescues a Crow
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    This what we all need to do for each other. Bless them all.

    Quote Originally posted by Tribe View Post
    It's A Wonderful Life! Heartwarming moment 200 strangers joined forces to stop cancer sufferer, 63, being evicted by bank after he lost battle over mortgage payments

    When a grandfather fighting cancer was told he would be evicted from the home he had been paying mortgage payments for for more than 20 years, he made a short, desperate video appealing for help and put it on the internet.
    Within hours, Tom Crawford's eloquent plea detailing his fight with official 'thugs and bullies' had been seen by thousands on YouTube, many of whom were moved to help him keep the home where he and his wife had raised their three children.
    As a result, when the bailiffs turned up to repossess the 63-year-old's modest bungalow in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, yesterday, they were met with hundreds of strangers protesting about Mr and Mrs Crawford's treatment.


    In a scene reminiscent of the James Stewart film It's A Wonderful Life, more than 200 people surrounded the Crawfords' three-bedroom home, prompting police to arrive and warn the bailiffs that going through with the eviction might be a safety risk.
    The astonishing display of goodwill came from strangers who been moved after watching Mr Crawford explain his family's plight in the 11-minute clip.
    In the film, the retired flooring specialist promised well-wishers a 'lovely cup of tea' if they joined his peaceful protest against evicted from the home he and his wife, Susan, bought with a mortgage for 41,800 in 1988.
    Mr Crawford, who has two grandchildren, said he and his market researcher wife had paid 300-400 a month for the endowment mortgage for years, and expected to own the bungalow when the mortgage finished last year.
    He said: 'That endowment was like an insurance policy that would cover the lump sum at the end of the mortgage.'
    But Mr Crawford, who has prostate cancer, said the first hint of trouble came 12 years after taking out the mortgage, when his wife was informed that they 'would never pay off our mortgage'.
    He said the couple spoke to their bank manager, who reassured them this was not the case and sent flowers and champagne by way of apology.

    But he said he was then told that the mortgage had been changed from an endowment to an interest-only scheme, and that he and his wife still owed 43,000 in repayments.
    He said: 'Now they say they cannot find a record of the endowment: they have lost it somewhere, and they won’t even let me see the deeds to the house.
    'Now they say I owe them for that, and a mysterious arrears of 1,350 which I know I never owed.
    Despite Mr Crawford claiming that he had paid off his mortgage, which he took out with the now defunct bank Bradford and Bingley, a judge ruled against him earlier this year, ordering that he pay off his mortgage by 9am yesterday or face a forced eviction.
    In desperation, he took to the internet to appeal to strangers for help, saying: 'Please come and help us, but don’t use violence, they are the ones who use violence. This is a war, for the people.'
    He added: 'It may only be a small bungalow, but it is my bungalow, my land, my home.'
    Mr Crawford said: 'I complained to the ombudsman, but they said there was nothing they could do as my claim was date restricted

    Within hours of posting his film online, the video had been shared more than 7,000 times, and yesterday morning more than 200 supporters and well-wishers from around Britain staged a peaceful protest at his home.
    He said: 'Now they are putting us through hell and something needs to be done about it. They can’t keep getting away with this.'
    Bradford and Bingley was nationalised in 2008 during the global financial crisis, with the main banking section being sold to Abbey National, while existing mortgages were kept in public control.
    Mortgages are now collected by UK Asset Resolution Limited, which was set up by the Government.
    A spokesman for UK Asset Resolution would not comment on Mr Crawford's financial affairs but confirmed that yesterday's planned eviction did not go ahead because of safety concerns.



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    yes ria , what a wonderful world it would be xx

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    He saved 669 children


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_nFuJAF5F0



    Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. After the war, Nicholas Winton didnt tell anyone, not even his wife Grete about his wartime rescue efforts.

    In 1988, a half century later, Grete found a scrapbook from 1939 in their attic, with all the childrens photos, a complete list of names, a few letters from parents of the children to Winton and other documents. She finally learned the whole story.

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    love your thread...

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    Thank you tribe , I'm watching this with tears in my eyes

    Just wish someone had been there to help me a couple of years ago when after a long night shift I fell in the snow with my shopping , they all just walked past !

    With people like the ones in this video there is hope for the world

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    Oh sandancer , that makes me feel really heavy hearted , don't like to think of anyone having a experience like that .. Bless you xx

    Mojo thanks for you comment but it's Our thread .. I want us all to feel hopeful as even when Pandora's box was opened the last thing to come out if it was Hope much love xx

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    Quote Originally posted by Moonlight View Post

    Oh moonlight I don't know how I missed this , I got leaky eyes watching that ! Xx

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    Young mother handed 200 in cash by stranger in the street as she did her Christmas shopping with her toddler daughter

    Kayleigh Moran was stopped by elderly man while shopping in Ashton
    He gave her an envelope and told her to open when he was out of sight
    When Ms Moran opened it she found a card with 200 in cash inside
    Ms Moran has no idea who the man - believed to be in his 70s - was
    She will use the money to visit her mother in North Wales over Christmas

    really hate the daily mail and the way they write their newstorys but this is a sweet thing to have happen at christmas
    source http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-daughter.html

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    "Dogged determination" has a mascot, and it's a miniature schnauzer named "Sissy."

    On Sunday, the dog escaped from her yard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 15 to 20 blocks to the hospital, and then sneaked inside to find her human, Nancy Franck, who has been there recovering from cancer surgery for the last several weeks.

    Security camera footage from the hospital shows Sissy enter the building via two sets of motion-activated doors. Once inside, the dog looks around, then puts her nose to the ground and heads straight down the hall, appearing to sniff out a trail.

    "We looked up and there was this dog just that was just running across the lobby,” Mercy Medical Center security officer Samantha Conrad told KCRG. Conrad said they looked at her tags and called Sissy's home. Nancy's husband, Dale, answered and was relieved to conclude an hours-long search for the dog.

    Sadly, Sissy couldn't stay in the hospital, but she was permitted to briefly visit with Nancy before Dale took her back home.




    Nancy told KWWL it was "a big boost" to spend time with the devoted dog. "It helped a lot," she said, "just to see her and talk to her."

    The Francks say they've never taken Sissy to the hospital, reports note, so they aren't sure how she knew to navigate there. Since Nancy works in a building near the hospital, they speculated the dog had been in the car when Nancy was dropped off one day, and somehow found her way back.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...ushpmg00000044

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