These are the stories that made you smile in 2021

These are the stories that made you smile in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and political tension dominated much of 2021. But there were still many moments in between that brought us smiles, laughter, and love. During a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, Izzy Meltzer instantly created a very special bond. posted a video on Twitter showing his new penguin friend. The video shows the penguin looking at Meltzer and following her as she runs back and forth outside the penguin’s enclosure. See the adorable moment in the video above. The COVID-19 pandemic devastated small businesses across the country. In Wisconsin, a man took it upon himself to help. Stan Anderson started the project in 2020. He collected donations through mobile payment apps to help local restaurants. We get the money and they trust us to go to restaurants like this and give the money to restaurateurs, “Anderson said. By January 2021, Stan had already raised more than $ 18,000 for struggling businesses through the Venmo Challenge. By December By 2021 he was close to giving away $ 100,000 to small businesses. See the full story in the video above. Timothy Harrison, an employee at the Waffle House in Center Point, Alabama, reached his high school graduation with a little help from His Harrison was going to work and would skip his high school graduation because he had no transportation to the graduation ceremony on the other side of town. His manager and other Waffle House employees stepped in and bought Harrison’s dress clothes and made him led to his graduation. Since then, Harrison decided to attend Lawson State Community College. See the video above for more information. Your students something to remember during the school year plagued by challenges due to the pandemic. With the musical, Christmas play and class parties canceled, Emmy Bodner received help from a professional audio engineer to help her create a music video for the iconic benefit song, “We Are The World.” Watch the video above to see the music video. A 6-year-old girl in Arizona went viral earlier this year for her Girl Scout cookie sales pitch! Allie Shroyer immediately started the sales pitch after ringing a neighbor’s doorbell. The adorable moment was caught on camera. The young businesswoman suggested choosing a cookie flavor based on the color of the cookie box. “Her sales pitch was so successful that she sold more than 20 boxes in the first 24 hours,” said Kristen Shroyer, Allie’s mother. In the video above. A Louisiana father gained national recognition for starting “Dad Lunch Notes” to try to motivate his daughter, Addison. “I wrote a note on his sandwich bag and put it in his lunch box, shared it on Twitter and Instagram, thinking of nothing,” said Dr. Chris Yandle. It started in 2017. Addison was in fourth grade and starting at his fourth new school in five years. Yandle decided to leave her a surprise note for lunch to ease her anxiety. The first note read: “Addy, be nice to others. Not everyone will look like you. Learn to detect the unique and special things in other people. You have the power to change someone’s life. With love, Dad.” . A note from lunch quickly turned 690. Addison started eighth grade this year. See the video above for more information. After more than three years of overseas service, veteran Mac McQueary returned to the US But she had trouble acclimating to everyday life.She then met Mary through K9 for Warriors. “One of the things they do is go to the extermination shelters. They rescue the dog, so they can rescue the veteran,” McQueary said. “So she’s saving two lives in one. And she saved my life, and I think I I did the same for her. ”

The COVID-19 pandemic and political tension dominated much of 2021. But there were still many moments in between that brought us smiles, laughter, and love.

During a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, Izzy Meltzer instantly created a very special bond.

Meltzer posted a video on Twitter showing his new penguin friend. The video shows the penguin looking at Meltzer and following her as she runs back and forth outside the penguin’s enclosure.

Check out the adorable moment in the video above.

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated small businesses across the country. In Wisconsin, a man took it upon himself to help.

Stan Anderson started the project in 2020. He raised donations through mobile payment apps to help local restaurants.

“Venmo me, or Cash App or Chase pay / Zelle, whatever. They give us money and they trust us to go to restaurants like this and give the money to restaurateurs,” Anderson said.

By January 2021, Stan had already raised more than $ 18,000 for distressed businesses through the Venmo Challenge. By December 2021, he was close to giving away $ 100,000 to small businesses.

Check out the full story in the video above.

Timothy Harrison, an employee at the Waffle House in Center Point, Alabama, reached his high school graduation with a little help from his co-workers.

Harrison was going to work and would skip his high school graduation because he had no transportation to the graduation ceremony across town. His manager and other Waffle House employees stepped in and bought Harrison’s dress clothes and brought him to his graduation.

Harrison has since decided to attend Lawson State Community College.

Check out the video above for more information.

An elementary teacher in Clarksville, Indiana, gave her students something to remember during the challenging school year due to the pandemic.

With the musical, Christmas play and class parties canceled, Emmy Bodner received help from a professional audio engineer to help her create a music video for the iconic benefit song “We Are The World.”

Check out the video above to see the music video.

A 6-year-old girl in Arizona went viral earlier this year for her Girl Scout cookie sales pitch!

Allie Shroyer immediately started the sales pitch after ringing a neighbor’s doorbell. The adorable moment was caught on camera. The young businesswoman suggested choosing a cookie flavor based on the color of the cookie box.

“Her sales pitch was so successful that she sold more than 20 boxes in the first 24 hours,” said Kristen Shroyer, Allie’s mom.

See Allie’s sales pitch in the video above.

A Louisiana father gained national recognition for starting “Dad Lunch Notes” to try to motivate his daughter, Addison.

“I wrote a note on his sandwich bag and put it in his lunch box, shared it on Twitter and Instagram, thinking of nothing,” said Dr. Chris Yandle.

It started in 2017. Addison was in fourth grade and starting her fourth new school in five years. Yandle decided to leave her a surprise note for lunch to ease her anxiety. The first note read, “Addy, be nice to others. Not everyone will look like you. Learn to detect the unique and special things in other people. You have the power to change someone’s life. With love, Dad.”

A note from lunch quickly turned 690. Addison started eighth grade this year.

Check out the video above for more information.

After more than three years of service abroad, veteran Mac McQueary returned to the United States. But he had trouble acclimatizing to everyday life.

He then met Mary through K9 for Warriors.

“One of the things they do is go to the slaughter shelters. They rescue the dog so they can rescue the veteran,” McQueary said. “So she’s saving two lives in one. And she saved my life, and I think I’ve done the same for her.”

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