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Rescued German Shepherd Saves Family After Smelling Gas

They are not called man’s best friend for nothing.

A German Shepherd in Long Neck, Delaware is being hailed a hero after saving her owners lives. On November 13, five-year-old Greta started barking in the middle of the night and wouldn’t stop, waking her owner Ken Walsh up.

Ken was confused why their very quiet Greta wouldn’t settle down and so he got out of bed to figure out what was going on. The dog then led him to the kitchen, and that’s when Ken found out the problem after smelling the gas leak.

Ken, his wife, his 14-year-old son, and their five dogs and three cats were saved thanks to Greta. They believe one of the dogs accidentally turned on the propane stove while attempting to jump on the kitchen counter.

While they were fast asleep, the gas had already filled a lot of rooms.

Many may not know this, but breathing in or swallowing propane is very dangerous. This will lead to shortness of breath or some might not be able to breathe at all.

Luckily, Greta had sensed the danger and ended up saving her owners’ lives and the other pets. Greta is a rescue dog who has behavioral issues. Despite this, she was taken in by the Walsh family and many would agree that it was an excellent idea.

Ken said:

“I rescued Greta knowing she was a great dog under her patchy past. She has come a long way. She’s a hero.”

With the Christmas season coming up, he is asking people to help shelter animals.

He wrote:

“They need love … If you are looking for a forever friend, take a look at your local shelter. I thank God for bringing her into my life.”

His social media plea garnered thousands of likes.

As a reward for her heroic act, the family gave Greta a steak, sweet potatoes, and vanilla ice cream for dessert. I guess you can say this is a win-win situation.

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Filipino Farmer’s Son Overcomes Poverty, Gets Accepted At Harvard

He had to cross a river every day to get to school but he never gave up on his dreams.

There is little doubt that hard work and perseverance will lead to success. The son of a Filipino farmer has proven exactly that. The young boy worked hard to get an education despite his family's poverty. Not surprisingly, his effort was rewarded with a full scholarship at the prestigious Harvard University.

Romnick L. Blanco grew up in the province of Bulacan in the Philippines. He is the son of a Filipino farmer who wanted his child to get a proper education. Romnick took his father's dreams to heart and never missed school. The young boy would have to cross a river every day just to get to school. However, Romnick never lost hope and continued to study hard. Soon, he was excelling in his classes.

Romnick with his parents.

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Subway Cleaner Hears Pleas For Help, Rushes To Save A Life

It’s like he was meant to be there.

They say everything happens for a reason, and that’s precisely what happened to Vincent Seals. He was supposed to have the day off but decided to pick up an extra shift and ended up being a hero.

Seals works for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, cleaning trains at the end of the line at a station near San Francisco. Now, he is being praised after he saved a man’s life.

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Woman Bus Driver Lets Homeless Man Stay on Bus All Night, Then Treats Him to a Free Meal

Sometimes, a simple act of kindness can mean the whole world to another person.

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One cold night in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Transit System and one of its bus drivers have been instrumental in extending an act of kindness to a homeless man. Unlike most compassionate act, this one did not go unnoticed. In fact, it was all caught on camera.

Natalie Barnes, a female bus driver, was driving her usual route when a man, identified only as Richard, got on her bus and told her that he had just lost his home. Natalie had replied, "Well, I'm on this bus 'til 2:44. You want to stay with me then?"

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