December 29, 2013
All Kinds of Kinds
A few items to help keep alive that feeling of goodwill towards men that Christmas brings. First up, a brother who defines brotherly love and the honoring a promise made:
"While a lot of us woke up Thursday morning to head back to work, or to the malls for Christmas returns, Seth Collins was hitting the road on what could be the final leg of an 18-month feel-good mission of brotherly love.
Waiters and waitresses, rejoice. It's what Seth's kid brother, Aaron, wanted.
In fact, it was his last wish.
'Leave an awesome tip (and I don't mean 25%, I mean $500 on an f***ing pizza) for a waiter or waitress,' Aaron wrote in his will. He was only 30 when he died on July 7, 2012.
But why a $500 tip?
'Aaron's at Buffalo Wild Wings and gets a waitress who it's her first night on the job, guys are drinking and yelling, and she's getting orders all wrong... she did EVERYTHING wrong and told Aaron she was gonna quit.'
'When Aaron got the bill -- and remember, he didn't make a lot of money -- he left her a $50 tip, and wrote on the check, 'Don't give up.'
'Immediately, you could see, her attitude changed and Aaron thought, 'Imagine what a $500 tip could do.'"
Well done, Seth. You honor your brother as well as yourself and your parents with your determination to keep a promise.
"She was only five months old, but little Jazlyn Camargo of Bridgeport, Ill., was in need of something far too few people are able to find: an organ transplant.
Both of her parents were possible organ matches, but her father, Eduardo Camargo, insisted he undergo the surgery to save his daughter.
'Right away I said it had to be me and not my wife,' he told ABC News. 'I have two other daughters, and they need a mother more than they need a father.
But Camargo soon encountered a heart-breaking reality: Doctors discovered the 210-pound, 35-year-old man showed signs of fatty liver disease, indicated by having more than 10 percent fat in his liver. He could not safely serve as an organ donor unless he dropped body and liver fat.
So with the clock ticking, Camargo raced to lose the weight needed to save his baby daughter."
Please, go read the rest of this wonderful story. Fair warning for those with *allergies*, grab a kleenex.
Posted by DL Sly at December 29, 2013 02:25 PM
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Wonderful stories, thank you for posting.
Posted by: CAPT Mike at December 29, 2013 05:58 PM
Glad you enjoyed them, CAPT.
And, thank you, I enjoy putting them up for y'all.
Posted by: DL Sly at December 29, 2013 07:27 PM