Everyday Heroes

Heroic Firefighters Save Dog After Falling Into Icy River1m59s

Heroic Firefighters Save Dog After Falling Into Icy River

A dog got itself into serious trouble when it ran onto thin ice while walking on a frozen creek in Canada and fell through the icy waters.The owner reportedly let the dog off the leash while on a walk when the dog ventured onto the frozen creek. The thin ice quickly cracked causing the pooch to fall into the icy waters. The concerned owner immediately informed the fire department and their team rushed to the spot and lent a helping hand. This footage was posted by the chief of the Swift Current Fire Department in Saskatchewan, shows the dramatic rescue mission set to save the dog from drowning. We can see one brave firefighter sliding on the frozen creek towards the dog while being tethered to a rope in case the ice breaks. This firefighter risked his life to save the dog and is a true hero, together with the team that was helping him in the mission. As the man reaches the dog, the thin ice breaks under his weight but the firefighter grabs the dog and manages to balance. Next, the other firefighters pull the rope, slowly bringing the man and the dog to shore. Crew members on ground can be heard cheering and keeping the morale high with chants of "come on". Eventually, both of them are rescued back to safely. Fortunately, the dog didn’t suffer any severe injuries despite of being drenched and visibly weak. The pooch is soon reunited with its humans and given a big hug and a warm blanket. Credit to 'Denis Pilon/Swift Current Fire Department'.

CityofSwiftCurrent
Published: December 5, 2017Updated: December 6, 20172,303 viewsVirality: 6%
Man Saves Young Moose From Certain Death1m15s

Man Saves Young Moose From Certain Death

People have divided opinion about what to do when they see an injured wild animal. Some say that proper authorities should be contacted and leave it be, while others believe that every second counts and springing into action is the only way there is! Most people will never be in a position to have to make this kind of decision. However, for those who live in more rural areas, it might be something they are forced to comply with whether they like it or not. Calvin Buckler had to make that decision for himself one day when he received a call from a lady who informed him that a moose has been caught in a barbed wire fence. Calvin had to make a decision, and fast, because he was running out of time as the moose was stuck in the fence and suffering great pain, and coyotes could attack the poor animal. This brave man rushed to save the stuck moose who was in great pain. Watch as Calvin fearlessly saves a young bull moose that somehow caught its leg in a barbed wire fence. When Calvin got on scene, he spotted the stuck bull moose desperately trying to remove its back leg from the fence, desperately crying for help. Calvin used special barbed wire scissors to rescue the moose. When the moose is finally rescued and he cannot feel his numb leg and it is very sad to see that there is an open wound and the leg is bleeding. The moose is in pain, but at least it is free to go.

TheBoneYardTV
Published: November 22, 2017Updated: November 24, 201713,613 viewsVirality: 9%
Man Rescues Baby Koala, Returns It To Mother1m36s

Man Rescues Baby Koala, Returns It To Mother

After finding a baby koala fallen under a tree and the mom unable to climb down to retrieve it, one brave man took matters into his own hands, literally! With the baby koala squealing on the ground and its mother calling it from the crown of the tree, the kind human brought two ladders to prop against each other, so that he could climb to the mother and bring her baby! Propping one ladder on top of the other to gain some extra height, the man climbs upwards towards the frightened mother, with his wife holding his footing. The mother tries to climb a bit lower, so that the baby can grab a hold on her leg, but the bark on this Eucalyptus tree is smooth and slippery, so she fails to save her baby on couple of occasions. Still, this kind man would not leave the joey behind, so he used one hand to climb even further up, while pushing the baby koala up towards its mommy. Finally he is able to reach the female enough to help the baby climb her back, like all baby koalas do. The man’s daughter says that she’s not recording her dad’s heroics to boast to the world, but rather to make a comic clip when he falls on the ground! Don’t worry, the dad doesn’t come falling down, so all is well that ends well!

tofky001
Published: November 17, 201711,709 views
Workers Rescue Dog And Her Puppy From Water Pit4m21s

Workers Rescue Dog And Her Puppy From Water Pit

When these men came to work that day, frantic screams could be heard coming from a nearby water reservoir. Upon inspection, the men discovered a mother and her young pup had probably slipped down the water pit overnight. The two dogs couldn’t climb back up to the surface, because the pit had been lined with a thick plastic foil to prevent the water from seeping down in the dirt. When the poor mother saw the men approaching, she started screaming even more hysterically, in the hopes that they will come to pull them out of the depression, and the men did exactly that. Using ropes and a harness, one man dressed up to slide down in the pit and pull the two hapless animals out. At first, the mother was unsure of the human’s intentions until he reached the bottom, when she started licking his face and wagging her tail. The man first lifted the puppy up to the surface and came back down again for the mother. Both dogs were incredibly dirty with muck and wet, from spending the night in the night in that horrible place. As soon as the mother got reunited with her baby, she couldn’t decide who to thank first, while the good Samaritans were taking her and her chubby baby to safety! Good work, team!

ESTILLORE
Published: November 10, 2017Updated: November 13, 201754,062 viewsVirality: 1%
Cancer Survivor Sees Color For The First Time3m05s

Cancer Survivor Sees Color For The First Time

Aria, a performing artist, business owner and two-time cancer survivor, sees color for the first time in the flower gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas thanks to the new Enchroma glasses! Out of all the videos on this particular subject that we have seen, where colorblind people get to see what the world actually looks like in full color, this one has to be the most genuine. Don’t get us wrong, every person reacts to seeing color for the first time in their own way, and the tears pouring out of their eyes are as genuine as they get. But hearing Aria repeat “that’s fake" over and over, not believing what her eyes are seeing, is something we have never seen or heard before. We got to admit that we have always wondered what is really going on in these people’s heads, when they put those casual looking, but extremely life-changing Enchroma glasses on and see what they have been missing all their lives. Of course, even brave Aria couldn’t hold back her tears of joy, as she laughs and sniffles with happiness for finally experiencing color. “I’ve no idea what I’m seeing, I can’t even describe it to you" says the brave young woman. We guess it is as good an explanation as it gets. An absolutely life altering, earth-shattering experience!

ariagiorgio
Published: November 8, 2017Updated: November 9, 201739,983 viewsVirality: 5%
Kind Kids Rescue Lamb From An Underground Pipe2m29s

Kind Kids Rescue Lamb From An Underground Pipe

They say curiosity killed the cat, but it also brought a whopper of trouble for every newborn since the beginning of time. Babies can get into some really sticky situations as soon as they start navigating this big new world they find themselves in. But navigating through the unknown can be a perilous trip, which is exactly how this baby animal got itself in this mess in the first place. An adorable little lamb found herself in one such conundrum last month, apparently falling and getting trapped in an underground pipe at Zed & Co Free-range Farms in Victoria, southeast Australia. The farmer’s daughter and her best friend heard the baby sheep’s cries and alerted the adults at once. Initiate Operation Save Lamb! After digging around the pipe and cutting through it with a circular saw, they tried to pry the pipe open with a couple of crowbars. But the pipe’s walls are too thick for these tools, so a hole had to be open completely in order to bring the baby sheep back to dry land and sunshine. “I can see it … It’s still alive … It’s black," the children say in a running commentary during the rescue operation. Finally, the tiny black sheep is free, wet but still warm. Operation Save Lamb was pronounced a success.

Zedandco
Published: November 6, 2017Updated: November 7, 20175,836 viewsVirality: 6%
English Couple Have An Incredible Encounter With Friendly Manatee26s

English Couple Have An Incredible Encounter With Friendly Manatee

A kayak touring company, very appropriately called Get Up And Go Kayaking, rents out unique crystal clear kayaks on their tours, so that tourists can experience nature around them in 360 view. But during one tour in their 100% see-through kayaks, a couple from Britain experienced something that only Mother Nature can provide - and up close and personal encounter with one very friendly manatee! The mammal was so accustomed to seeing humans, that he lingered around until they stopped, so that he can get his complimentary belly rubs. On the company’s Facebook page is the original video, which caption says: “This manatee encounter was a special one! “Arthur" the manatee followed us around for nearly 35 minutes wanting to get rubbed. He rolled over to let this couple from England give him a pet on the belly. What an experience - not sure who loved it more, Arthur, or our guests!" West Indian Manatee, or Florida Manatee, was placed on the Endangered Species List in the 1970s, when there were only several hundred left, and has been of great conservation concern to federal, state, private, and nonprofit organizations to protect these species from natural and human-induced threats like collisions with boat propeller blades. On March 30, 2017, the US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the federal reclassification of the manatee from endangered to threatened as the number of sea cows had increased to over 6,000. (source: Wikipedia) Credit: www.getupandgokayaking.com

rumblestaff
Published: November 1, 2017349 viewsVirality: 1%
After 28 Years, Police Officer Makes His Retiring Call – Then His Son’s Voice Comes On The Radio1m04s

After 28 Years, Police Officer Makes His Retiring Call – Then His Son’s Voice Comes On The Radio

Reaching retirement is a thing to be celebrated, because after long years of servitude in your profession, you have finally earned the right to relax and enjoy life. This is especially true for the brave protectors of the law and order. But after decades of engagement, the moment can also be a sad one; a big part of your life is changing and you have to say your goodbyes to people who have been more than co-workers. Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr. was finishing his last day on the job before retirement. He announced his final Code 3 - signing off - but little did he know that a very special someone was on the other end of that police radio to send him off. The 911 dispatch operator was none other than his son, Douglas Hogate Jr., and he had a special message for his dad listening. “It is with great pleasure to announce that as of 1800 hours on this date, after 28 years of service, my father, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge #612, is retiring and is giving his final Code 3," the Hogate Jr. said. “It is my honor as Salem County PST Douglas Hogate Jr. to acknowledge his Code 3 to the greatest man I know. Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge #612, you are officially Code 3 at 1800 hours." Douglas Sr. couldn’t keep his eyes from tearing up after hearing his boy’s endearing words. The police force is certainly going to miss having such an amazing man on their team. Credit to 'Salem County 9-1-1 Center.

rumblestaff
Published: October 31, 2017235,533 viewsVirality: 10%
USS Ashland Rescues Two Sailors and Their Dogs Stranded At Sea44s

USS Ashland Rescues Two Sailors and Their Dogs Stranded At Sea

The Sasebo-based amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course. The mariners, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs had set sail from Hawaii to Tahiti this spring. They had an engine casualty May 30 during bad weather but continued on, believing they could make it to land by sail. Two months into their journey and long past when they originally estimated they would reach Tahiti, they began to issue distress calls. The two continued the calls daily, but they were not close enough to other vessels or shore stations to receive them. On Oct. 24, they were discovered 900 miles southeast of Japan by a Taiwanese fishing vessel. The fishing vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector Guam who then coordinated with Taipei Rescue Coordination Center, the Japan Coordination Center, and the Joint Coordination Center in Honolulu to render assistance. Operating near the area on a routine deployment, Ashland made best speed to the location of the vessel in the early morning on Oct. 25 and arrived on scene at 10:30 a.m that morning. After assessing the sailboat unseaworthy, Ashland crew members brought the distressed mariners and their two dogs aboard the ship at 1:18 p.m. "I'm grateful for their service to our country. They saved our lives. The pride and smiles we had when we saw [U.S. Navy] on the horizon was pure relief," said Appel. Appel said they survived the situation by bringing water purifiers and over a year's worth of food on board, primarily in the form of dry goods such as oatmeal, pasta and rice. Once on Ashland, the mariners were provided with medical assessments, food and berthing arrangements. The mariners will remain on board until Ashland's next port of call. "The U.S. Navy is postured to assist any distressed mariner of any nationality during any type of situation," said Cmdr. Steven Wasson, Ashland commanding officer. Part of U.S. 7th Fleet's forward deployed naval forces out of Sasebo, Japan, Ashland has been on a routine deployment for the past five months as a ready-response asset for any of contingency. Credit: U.S. Navy

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!4m54s

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!

If this story can inspire someone you know, please share it with them! Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try -- he couldn't do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story. Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey - he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going. Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP's specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility -- which gave him hope that maybe someday, he'd be able to walk again. His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier. Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck - you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think. Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams - whatever they may be. Anything is Possible! For more information about DDP YOGA, visit http://bit.ly/Kqewdp

Elderly Couple On The Night Before Their 80th Wedding Anniversary1m48s

Elderly Couple On The Night Before Their 80th Wedding Anniversary

My grandparents are incredible, they are one of the oldest living couples in The United States. My grandfather Arthur is 105 (born 1912) and my grandmother Marcia is 100 (born 1917). Tomorrow is their 80th wedding anniversary. Marcia can only say “hello, hello” but she seems to have some sort of understanding of her surroundings. Watch her crack up at Gideon’s joke in the first clip. Arthur is a beautiful man and is so incredibly in love with Marcia. He is very sad that they can no longer communicate. Arthur Theodore Jacobs was born on August 19th, 1912. Marcia Fox Jacobs was born on June 25th, 1917. They met at the University of Wisconsin. Marcia was from New York and Arthur was from Hammond, Indiana. Arthur worked for the War Manpower Commission in Washington, DC during the Second World War. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan. Marcia was a director of social work at the Hebrew Home For The Aged in Riverdale, NY. They lived for many years in Larchmont, NY and now they live in Rye, NY. Their grandchild says that they are the luckiest couple he knows and they are lucky to have found each other. “I have love you for 80 years and I miss you all the time”, says Arthur. Marcia says “hello hello” and kisses his hand. This wonderful love story has given me teary eyes. There is so much love in this family! I'm a filmmaker living in Brooklyn. Please reach out if you are interested in my work! http://gabejacobs.works

gabejacobs
Published: October 25, 2017Updated: October 26, 201799 viewsVirality: 3%
Good Samaritan Helps Baby Raccoons Escape From Dumpster42s

Good Samaritan Helps Baby Raccoons Escape From Dumpster

They’re not called trash pandas for nothing! Racoons are scavengers by nature, meaning that they would rather search for their food instead of hunting it down. The will normally look in and under trees, under rocks and in bushes for their food. But why settle for few measly bugs when they can just dive into a dumpster and search for tasty leftovers there? Coons may be nimble little suckers, but that doesn’t mean that they can always find their way out of a tight situation. Luckily there are good folk in the world, like this guy, who are willing to help these thieves find freedom again. After working an overnight shift, this Good Samaritan came home to find three young racoons stuck in the dumpster of his townhouse complex. Luckily for these baby raccoons, his simple idea helped them escape back to their family. Instead of scaring them off or leaving them out to fend for themselves, the mad went out to find a long piece of plank and stick it in the huge dumpster, in order to help the silly ninjas climb right out and into the wild. You can tell how desperate the animals were, since the big guy grabbed the plank almost out of the man’s hand. One by one, they reach the surface, give their savior a look of thank you, and then run off. All is well that ends well.

AntMaster5
Published: October 20, 2017317,773 viewsVirality: 1%
Saving A Bird Stuck In A Stove Pipe3m14s

Saving A Bird Stuck In A Stove Pipe

It is quite an unfortunate thing, but such things can happen. People have been reporting that small birds, mostly phoebe birds, have been getting inside the pipes of their wood burning stoves and were unable to get out. Usually it is during mating season, when the time comes to make a nest and the nice, covered space under the chimney looks like a good idea. This man has been saving this small birds for several years, almost always in the exact same period of the year. It is a long and tedious process to get the small animal out of there, but the alternative is inhumane. Plus, in the man’s own words: “...it gives me a reason to clean [the stove] out." So the man grabs his camera, mounts it somewhere safe and away from the bird’s possible flight path, then gets to dismantling the stove pipe. After removing the pipe, we see that the bird is in the wall section of the chimney and is too scared to get out, so the kind man gets outside to bang on the pipe and coax the bird to fly out. The hapless creature takes a few minutes to figure out the shortest way out to freedom, but it eventually flies out! Let this serve as a PSA for all of you who use wood burning stove to check the pipes before the heating season starts!

paradoxdesigns
Published: October 11, 2017Updated: October 19, 2017102 viewsVirality: 1%
Heroic Kayakers Save Sheep From Drowning In River Avon2m04s

Heroic Kayakers Save Sheep From Drowning In River Avon

While these kayakers were travelling on a tour down the River Avon, they heard sounds from a distance and quickly raced to the scene to show their heroic skills in action. A poor sheep has fallen into the waters of River Avon and was pointlessly trying to get out. It was her lucky day to have these brave men come and lend her a helping hand. After noticing the sheep in distress they immediately went on a mission to save her. Two of them were guiding the sheep to swim towards the river shore. The other guy was waited for the sheep to approach and reach land. After successfully guiding the sheep in the right direction, the third man reached out to grab and pull the sheep up. Unfortunately, sheep are heavy and this one is soaking wet. Its weight is pulling down to the river, so this man struggles for a while to pick it up. The sheep is kicking with its legs, trying to get to shore, while the man is pulling it up. After the sheep reached land, it accidentaly dropped back into the water after few seconds. The poor man had to pick up the sheep from the water again, this time successfully carrying it deeper in the land so that she cannot slip into the water again. The second attempt left the sheep happily running away from water, and these men became heroes of the day.

isaacsimmons
Published: October 12, 2017Updated: October 16, 20171,163 views
Energetic 87-Year-Old Has The Time Of Her Life Dancing At Wedding46s

Energetic 87-Year-Old Has The Time Of Her Life Dancing At Wedding

They say you're only as old as you feel! And by the looks of it, this lady feels like she’s seventeen, not eighty-seven. Imagine attending the wedding of a distant relative, expecting to be bothered by other distant relatives with small talk and wishing you can just teleport your behind from that place without being seen. Then, all of a sudden, the music changes, the lights dim down and smoke comes out from the floor. Out there on the dance floor a platform is rising above the rest of you, with a solitary figure perched on top. It all sounds like science fiction but then turns into complete hilarity once you realize that the lady on the top is the sweet grandmother that baked you cookies throughout your childhood and she is up and ready to dance. Okay, that was a bit too much, but if we caught your attention, check out this lady who dances like nobody’s watching. This eighty-seven-year-old lady is always one step ahead of her peers as she manages to bust those moves at her age. She came to that wedding only to prove her point that age is nothing but a number. Give this lady a medal, because she definitely won the first place!

DejanT
Published: October 2, 2017Updated: October 4, 201749,548 viewsVirality: 1%
Meet This Mission Impossible Trainer And Get Your Daily Motivation59s

Meet This Mission Impossible Trainer And Get Your Daily Motivation

It is always interesting to ask trainees why they lift weights, their answers usually range from simply wanting to stay in shape to becoming a champion weightlifter, bodybuilder, or a better athlete at another sport. These are all good and noble motives, and it becomes even more interesting when you uncover the intensity of the motivation behind the reason. If you're out looking for some motivation to start working out, all you need is to watch this video featuring a young trainer's dedication. After multiple failed attempts her persistence pays off as she gets stronger and achieves her goal. Watch how this personal trainer spends her days getting seriously sweaty, slowly achieving her goal day by day, as she gets stronger and shapes her body to perfection. Take a look at the way to go encase you lack in motivation and ask yourself: How much do you want it? There seem to be four levels of motivation for weight lifters: First, there are those who lift and work out, but do not train. There are no goals set, or any plans on how best to get there. There is compliance, but no enthusiasm. Secondly, there are these people who have goals and plans. They head to the gym with little enthusiasm but with enough determination to become the best athlete they can be. Thirdly, there are those individuals who think that lifting feels physically and mentally good. The lifter also knows that they are stronger today than yesterday, and will be even stronger tomorrow. Finally, there are those who see lifting as their pathway in life. Some may turn to coaching, but most importantly, they lift in order to know themselves better. These trainees never seem to retire. Credit to 'Heba Ali/Evolve Nation'

HebaAli
Published: October 2, 2017Updated: October 3, 2017614 views
Soldier Surprises Wife And Daughter With Return From Deployment2m17s

Soldier Surprises Wife And Daughter With Return From Deployment

This soldier decided to come home for Thanksgiving and surprise his wife and daughter, who had no idea what he was planning. This brave soldier arranged with his family and friends to set a scene and help him surprise his loving wife. Cameras are rolling, phones are recording and "Thinking Out Loud" from Ed Sheeran is playing in the back, so grab those tissues this is a tear-jerker! As romantic as it can be, the wife is caught off guard. She didn't expect her husband to be home for this holiday, so she drops on her knees and he drops on his knees, they start hugging and kissing for a while. The wife starts crying. In fact everyone in the room has teary eyes following this romantic gesture. He didn't forget to bring her red roses and keep his uniform to make the moment even more endearing. Everyone will remember this Thanksgiving as it should be celebrated, with all family members present and finally reunited. The husband takes his daughter and showers both his ladies with affection. They will all cherish this moment and remember it for a long time, and the little daughter will have a great story to grow up with.

cocok22
Published: September 14, 2017Updated: September 19, 2017596,190 viewsVirality: 1%
Massive convoy en route to assist with Hurricane Irma damage18s

Massive convoy en route to assist with Hurricane Irma damage

While driving on 65-S near Alabaster, Alabama, these people came across tons of blue lights, and as they got closer they realized these are people headed to help with Irma's aftermath so far. It is the Arkansas Game & Fish officers equipped with boats, ATV's, fuel, coolers, etc. There were over 30 trucks in a row, all with lights flashing, on their way to help. America Strong! Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, The Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation, Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association: Thank you!

Tiny Sloth Rescued From Telephone Pole In Costa Rica3m54s

Tiny Sloth Rescued From Telephone Pole In Costa Rica

Everyone can agree that sloths are one of the most adorable species on Earth. They are furry and toddler-sized and incredibly cuddly. What’s not to love about that? If they were rated by huggability, they would win the first prize every time. Apart from sleeping for long hours of the day, sloths are in constant need to wrap themselves around something. Their need to constrict the life out of the thing they are hugging can sometimes get them into a whole lot of trouble. This is the case with this little sloth that mistook a grey concrete telephone pole for a tree. The firefighters called to help on this case had a lot of fun prying this little cuddler away from a telephone pole near the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. It had a lot of fun wrapping itself around the telephone pole, and then once again around the ladder the firefighters used to help get him down. Wriggling his claws one by one, the helpers couldn’t get it to loosen its hold on the ladder, which is only understandable because this little guy was terrified and seeking comfort. Lucky for him, it was extracted and led to the wilderness, where he can roam around the giant trees, and of course, sleep his days away. So precious!

CedricGras
Published: September 6, 2017Updated: September 7, 20171,792 views
Kind Golfer Rescues Helpless Hawk Stuck In Tree9s

Kind Golfer Rescues Helpless Hawk Stuck In Tree

Nature is so full of wonders and extremely unpredictable, that we should no longer be surprised when we encounter something strange. The strange thing we’re talking about in this case is a hawk that got stuck in between the branches of a tree in the Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park, CA. It’s not very often that we see this predator being so helpless. Its usual to see them soaring through the sky on the lookout for their prey. So if you were wondering how it got stuck in there in the first place, the safest bet would be to say that it probably wanted to prey on a small animal hunched on that tree, but instead it became a prey to those tree branches. However, a stroke of great luck hit this birdie when two golfers on the golf course heard its cries for help and decided to free it from the constraints. It was an act of kindness and a great deal of courage since even big humans can sometimes be afraid of small predators like this hawk. Thankfully, after a bit of wiggling its little body through the tree branches, they managed to get the bird out of the tree, and it flew out in the open, ready to soar through the skies once again.

tjcfox
Published: September 5, 2017Updated: September 7, 20172,848 views
Family With 4 Kids, Pet Pig And 3-Legged Dog Rescued From Flood Waters48s

Family With 4 Kids, Pet Pig And 3-Legged Dog Rescued From Flood Waters

When disaster strikes, the compassion shown by random strangers is what makes us believe that a better tomorrow is coming. Tropical Storm Harvey has been ravaging Texas for almost a month and with Hurricane Irma on the horizon, it is stories like this one that brings faith in humanity back. No one anticipated the water to rise so quickly and ferociously as it did in Lisa Eicher’s house. So when she called the firefighters’, her plea was a mouthful. "We've got two kids with Down syndrome, a three-legged dog, and a pig — all of whom will be freaked out." said the mother on the phone. The family moved their pet pig Penny to the garage, since her pen had already started flooding, but when the firefighters arrived, they had to get the entire family out and that meant Penny too. Rescuing the family’s dog was a simple enough job, but they just couldn't leave her behind. The Eichers have had Penny since she was an eight-week-old piglet, a gift for their daughter Ace for Valentine’s Day. Now she is part of the family. The team of firefighters took the entire family to a higher ground where they could shelter from the pouring rain, where perfect strangers offered their help. Lisa posted a story on her Instagram with Penny the pig and it has been shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook.

This Video Of Sea Turtle Being Released From Fishing Net Has A True Happy Ending2m05s

This Video Of Sea Turtle Being Released From Fishing Net Has A True Happy Ending

Most of us would stop dead in our tracks whenever we find an animal in distress on the street, jumping at the first opportunity to help them. Dogs and cats get in all sorts of trouble all the time, but one can also find some unusual animals on the road as well, like emus on the street in Israel or kangaroos in Australia. These animals are native to those countries, so you might call them a mundane occurrence. But would you help a marine animal in trouble? These people encountered an entangled sea turtle while heading to the Marietas Islands National Park located near Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta in the Banderas Bay area, Mexico. The turtle was wrapped around fishing net that already had two dead birds trapped in it. Dive Instructor Christian H. Hauser approached the scene on Captain Yeyo's boat, the “Mama Juana”, jumped into the water with a pocket knife, swam to the turtle and gently started cutting the net. After a couple of minutes, the turtle was successfully rescued and was able to swim freely! Sea turtles face a number of threats out in the open and irresponsible throwing of fishing nets is one of them, but thanks to good people, these marine animals get a second chance at a good life. People in Indonesia found another massive sea turtle wrapped in a fish net and rushed against the clock to release the animal back to its natural habitat.

When You See Who Adopted This 3 Legged Kitten You Will Cry!1m41s

When You See Who Adopted This 3 Legged Kitten You Will Cry!

It’s sad when an animal has to lose a limb, as it’s painful to watch them try to cope without their regular number of limbs. However, animals have proven time and time again that they can bounce back and can cope quite well without their missing parts. Some of these animals are even better for it. A three-legged kitten was put up for adoption, and not many people had much home that the feline would find a forever home...