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Restaurant Owner Shares His Blessings to Hundreds of Californians Displaced by Camp Fire

Good deeds shine brightly amidst tragic times, don’t they? Just look at what happened amidst the deadly Camp fire in California.

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“Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.”

This is particularly true in the case of Mexican restaurant owner Jose Uriarte, as he feeds hundreds in an evacuation center in California. This happened following the breakout of the century’s deadliest camp fire in the Sierra foothills 175 miles (280km) north of San Francisco.

Jose Uriarte, Sinaloa expat and owner of Gordo Burrito, hands out warm food to refugees at Elks Lodge.

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Nearly 12,000 homes and buildings burned displacing about 52,000 people. According to reports, refugee camps similar to Elks Lodge is all over the region — in Walmart parking lots, at the fairgrounds, anywhere that can fit portions of the people evacuated from their homes.

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Uriarte typically closes his popular brick and mortar taqueria every Sunday to rest and to ‘Be with God.’ Now, the Sinaloa expat drives his taco truck through a thick fog of smoke to the parking lot of an old Elks Lodge in Chico. There, he hands out plates of tacos and tamales. He also feeds the other community helpers: EMTs, police, and social workers in need of a warm meal.

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“I’m just a small business owner but I see people. I’m like, ‘Here’s 10 or 15 burritos.’ It’s the least I can do,” Uriarte said.

He was also generous with his time and takes orders from masked patrons. “It’s hard to really explain the reality of the situation. It’s heartbreaking, but I just want to do what I can to help anyone that needs it, right now,” Uriarte said.

“It’s cold and scary,” said Lilly Batres, 13, one of the few children there, who fled with her family from the forested town of Magalia.

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While the crews push containment, the sheriff’s “unaccounted for” list from the Camp fire also continues to grow by hundreds, says the California department of forestry and fire protection (Cal Fire).

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Daughter Captures Nurse And Ailing Father Doing A Sweet Duet

Onion ninjas did it again!

A singing nurse at Bronson Hospital lifted the spirits of a Portage man on hospice care by serenading him while he was receiving treatment in Bronson’s cardiac unit. Nurse Brenda Buurstra found out that Robert Olson liked the song "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone, so she sang it to him.

The nurse and patient quickly bonded over the classic song. Robert even gathered all his strength to do a sweet duet with Brenda.

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Man Starts Amazing Weight Loss Journey After Neglecting Body For 10 Years

“It is at this point I no longer refer to it as weight loss but as life gain.”

One man is reminding everyone that it is gratifying to take care of ourselves. Not only so you would look good, but most importantly is for you to feel good about yourself.

Nicholas La Monaco finally decided to take control of his life after neglecting his body for ten long years. He gained a lot of weight on the process and lost a lot of self-esteem. But he has decided enough is enough.

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25 Wholesome Pictures That Will Give You Happy Tears

Good things still happen every day!

We are so used to seeing negative moments and activities on television and social media that we sometimes forget that there is still so much good out there. People are actually not that bad like the media portray them.

It’s human instinct to care for other people. Be it our family members, friends, or strangers — when we feel that we can give them a helping hand, we do it. Here are 25 wholesome pictures that will surely make you smile — or tear up.

1. When trust is beautifully rewarded.

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