Australian man has saved lives for 50 years

 

don ritchie0_10153037389348206_1228631352_nDon Ritchie was a man like no other. He was literally saving lives. Living next to the Gap, in Sydney Australia Ritchie has rescued over 160 people from killing themselves, although his family claims that it was around 400 people.

The Gap, Australia is well known as a suicide spot. For almost 50 years, Don was approaching people that he saw were contemplating suicide. He would go and ask them with a smile on his face “Is there something I could do to help you?” According to his daughter, most people would turn around and that was all that they needed to change their minds.

Don Ritchie started to help people from the moment he moved into his new house, which is just 50 metres from the edge of the Gap. His daughter says that after rescuing people he used to bring them back to the house for tea or breakfast. According to smh.com the Natioanl Asutralia Day Council has stated “In a situation where most would turn a blind eye, Don has taken action … With such simple actions Don has saved an extraordinary number of lives”.

The first zero waste supermarket is here!

 

The first zero waste supermarket is here and it’s in Germany, Berlin. Sarah Wolf and Milena Glimbowski decided to open this supemarket after seeing all the waste that went into packaging products. So, they launched a crowfunding campaign in May and managed to get the funds.

But what exactly is a zero waste supermarket? Well it is quite simple. All food is sold in bulk and customers have to bring their own packaging or containers. The founders said ” When out shopping we find a lot of super colourful items with super colourful packaging. What we tend to forget is that those packagings are only waste at the end of the day. We each produce 250 kilograms of waste every year. We believe there is another way. We believe we can change this.”

The supermarket will try to sell also locally organic sourced foods. But what can you find in a supermarket that has no packaging? Well according to the owners, you can get pasta, cereals, cheese, and whey in cellophane-free containers, jars and glass bottles, unwrapped fruits and vegetables.

Three year old child saves man locked in car

 

A week ago, a three year old child has saved an old man in Tenessee, United States after he saw the man trapped in the car while outside temperatures were soaring. Bob King, who is 68 was waiting in his car for his wife, when the car automatically locked its doors leaving him helpless.

Keith Williams, a three year old child noticed the old man and told an adult but he was ignored. Still he did not give up and repeated “Locked, Locked” and “hot, hot” until he convinced an adult to follow him in the parking lot and save the man. According to ABC< Keith’s mum stated “I am very impressed and I’m proud that he would know what to do”

 

Man drops wallet on sidewalk. How many will return it?

 

 

Adrian Gee did a social experiment to see how honest people are. Thus, he put a hidden camera and dropped a fake wallet to see how many people actually returned it.

The social experiment that was done in Adelaide, Australia revealed that out of 10 people, eight returned the wallet and four kept it. Good to know that most of us are good at heart.

Football player donates World Cup winnings to help 23 children have surgery

 

 

Football player Mesut Ozil has taken advantage of the World Cup winnings to help 23 sick children to have surgery.

According to Daily Mail, Ozil has first decided to help 11 children but then changed his mind and chose 23 children to pay for their surgery as a gesture of thank you for ” the hospitality of the people of Brazil.”He added “prior to the World Cup, I supported the surgery of 11 sick children. Since the victory in the World Cup is not only due to 11 players but to our whole team, I will now raise the number to 23″.

It is stated that Ozil’s gesture is part of the Big Shoe project that aims to help sick children.

Knitted nests save baby birds’ lives

Found a bird nest with wild baby birds and did not know what to do? A Californian nonprofit charity came up with the idea of knitted nests.

This NGO that cares for baby birds asked knitters from the area to create nests that would help these orphaned birds. According to goodnewsnetwork.org this campaign started two years ago when someone working in the charity saw that the bowls they were using as nests were not very helpful and were hurting the birds.

So far the charity had been donated 1500 nests

Canadian charity comes up with homeless friendly benches

After the anti homeless spike scandal in London a Canadian charity called Rain City has come with a brilliant idea. They have installed adverts that can be transformed into clever shelters for the homeless people.

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Source: now-here-this.timeout.com

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