Thursday July 6th

Today’s stories show how running turned these men into heroes. Join us for a smile as we go to USA, UK, Australia 🏃

Happy Thursday!

Do you ever think physical exercise and kindness come hand in hand? It’s certainly not a prerequisite, but today’s tales show how running turned these men into heroes.

Ready, set, go!

Today’s dose of kindness in USA, UK, Australia

Today’s dose of kindness in USA, UK, Australia

Hero Sprints Across Highway to Stop Unconscious Woman’s Car 🚗

A 25-year-old man named Adolfo Molina jumped into action after seeing a runaway car on the side of the highway. He stopped, turned on his hazards, and ran through three lanes of traffic to reach the unconscious woman’s car. He tried to open the door, but it was locked. After some time, another man came to help, and they tried to slow it down by pushing the car into the guardrail. Eventually, it hit a divider and stopped completely - luckily the car wasn’t going so fast upon impact.

Location: Massachusetts, USA

Full story: Read it here

Man Runs a Marathon Every Day in 2022, Raising £1 Million

Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

Man Runs a Marathon Every Day in 2022, Raising £1 Million 🏃‍♂️

Gary McKee ran an incredible 365 marathons in 365 days, with the sole goal of raising £1 million for cancer charities. He completed his final marathon on New Year’s Eve in Cumbria, surrounded by a crowd of supporters. Throughout the year, he went through 22 pairs of running shoes and ran 9,563 miles in rain or shine. The 54-year-old is known for his extreme adventures and for pushing his body to the limit, and it’s great to see him aiding such an important cause.

Location: Cumbria, UK

Full story: Read it here

Stranger Runs Into Sea to Rescue Two Girls from Drowning

Stranger Runs Into Sea to Rescue Two Girls from Drowning 🌊

A bystander at a beach in Melbourne turned into a hero after saving two young girls from drowning. Tyla Reid suddenly saw two heads pop up over the other side of the sea wall, and the 10- and 11-year-olds started screaming for help. He immediately dropped his backpack and ran into the water, successfully keeping the girls above water and dragging one of them safely to shore. Meanwhile, police officers rescued the other girl from the whirlpool.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Full story: Read it here

 

“Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” ― J.M. Barrie

 

What would be your chosen sport for raising money? Tell us about a time you participated, or any plans to participate, in a charity fundraiser in the comments below. We’d love to hear about it!

Sending you happiness and laughter,

The Morning Grin

Friday July 7th