Lisa Delong was at Black Rock Beach in Point Pleasant Park on Sunday morning with her dog Nellie, a Labrador and Weimaraner mix.
Nellie swam out of the beach, into Halifax Harbour, then turned into the Northwest Arm and swam in circles for about an hour.
“I could see that she seemed to be confused. She started swimming up the middle of the arm,” said Delong.
People from the shore started calling out to Nellie and making calls to a nearby yacht club to see if they could help. Delong said her dog appeared to be tired and confused.
Bev Sweetnam, who was at Point Pleasant Park at the time, said a man was walking by with his dog, saw what was happening and jumped in to help.
“He just said, ‘I’m going out for the dog’ and he took his shirt off and stuff out of his pockets,” said Sweetnam.
Delong said the next thing she knew, the man — Adam Parker — was in the water swimming out to Nellie and redirecting her to come to shore.
“He must have been swimming for about 20 minutes,” she said.
Sweetnam said Parker swam into the middle of the Northwest Arm and “he was able to corral the dog and kind of herd the dog back into shore.”
“It was amazing. The guy was fantastic,” she said.
Delong said people applauded Parker once he caught his breath back on the shore.
Delong says Nellie was tired but otherwise fine following the rescue. She said there’s no question her dog wouldn’t have found her way back to shore without Parker.
“He really saved the day. He saved my dog’s life.”
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. – A Lithia Springs Walmart employee is getting a lot of recognition after a shopper witnessed him perform an act of kindness for a homeless man.
Myrna Kines, a Douglas County resident, said she had just finished shopping at the Walmart store on Thornton Road Friday. As she was getting ready to leave the store, she saw a Walmart employee take of a pair of pink Converse and give them to a man sitting outside.
Moved by the kind act, Kines said she asked to take a photo of the employee because she said what he did “needed to be commended.”
Kines said the employee, Phil, was hesitant at first, but agreed. After taking the photo, Kines stuck around and chatted with him, who later revealed that he had once been homeless himself.
He also told Kines that the shoes and his socks were pink because they were in honor of his grandmother who battled breast cancer.
“That touched my heart very strongly,” Kines said.
As soon as she got back to her car, Kines said she posted Phil’s photo with a caption to recognize his thoughtful actions. So far, it’s been shared almost 300 times, and even reached the employee’s mother, who thanked Kines for sharing.
A thoughtful construction worker named Jason Haney thought it would be nice to do something to cheer up the children in the hospital next door. His idea was absolutely brilliant. Haney, with the help of his daughter, created an 8-foot-tall cut out of Where’s Waldo and hides it on the site every day for the kids in the Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana to spot.
Once Haney is notified that the kids found Waldo, the large cut-out is moved to a different spot, and the kids look for it again. Haney has even created a Facebook group for the kids to post their finds! The best part? Haney and his daughter are already working on cut-out “Minions” for his next project!
Todd Arredondo just became a kind-hearted pool delivery man.
After noticing a Facebook photo of a family mocked by several users, he stepped into action and received contact information of the family. Arredondo surprised the family with a new pool to keep cool in the hot Texas weather. When work spread about his generosity, Arredondo created a non-profit organization called “Pools for Kids” in which he donates pools to families in his neighborhood.