Midweek uplift☝️

Whether it be a warm bed, a lot of fruit, or 23,000 trees, kindness can come in many shapes and forms.

Happy Wednesday!

Today's edition brings you a delightful assortment of stories that highlight the power of giving and the joy it brings. It is so cool to see how sharing resources can bring happiness, security, and contribute to a better world.

Read on for smiles!

Kindness in the world today
Couple Shelters Korean Tourists During Christmas Blizzard ❄️

Diane Kang for The New York Times

Couple Shelters Korean Tourists During Blizzard & Become Life-Long Friends ❄️

In Buffalo, New York a couple received a knock on their door the day before Christmas Eve. It turned out to be nine Korean tourists stranded in a snowstorm en route to Niagara Falls. Instead of merely lending a shovel, the couple invited them to stay for the holidays. They became fast friends, with the American couple going on a 10-day trip to South Korea to visit last month. This story goes to show how a simple act of kindness turns a potential nightmare into an opportunity for life-long friendships.

Locations: Buffalo, New York, USA 🇺🇸 & Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷

Gift: Shelter for strangers

Full story: Read it here

Vendor Offers $5,300 Worth of Durian Fruit to Scam Victim 🍈

Vendor Offers $5,300 Worth of Durian Fruit to Scam Victim 🍈

In Singapore, durian is one of the most-loved fruits of the nation. Devastatingly, a woman was scammed out of her life savings - over $50,000 - when purchasing durian online, making her swear never to eat the fruit again. Upon hearing this, a street seller wanted to help her “fall in love with durians again” by offering her $5,300 worth of durian, totaling 200 kg. He plans to send them across 10 years, so she and her family always have fresh durians to enjoy.

Location: Singapore 🇸🇬

Gift: Durian fruit for scam victim

Full story: Read it here

Canadian Man Sets Record Planting 23,000 Trees in 24 Hours 🌳

Canadian Man Sets Record Planting 23,000 Trees in 24 Hours 🌳

In Alberta, Canada, a man recently received his Guinness World Record certificate for the most trees planted by an individual within 24 hours, totaling a whopping 23,000 trees. Over the years, 24-year-old Antoine claims to have planted more than 1.3 million plants across Canada.

Location: La Crête, Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦

Gift: Trees for the planet

Full story: Read it here

 

 

Whether it be a warm bed, a lot of fruit, or 23,000 trees, kindness can come in many shapes and forms. Keep the positivity going by sharing your favorite story with your favorite person.

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” - Jackie Chan

Sending you sunshine and laughter,

The Morning Grin

 

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