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The Zoom screen opened at 10:45 a.m. Samantha Crowel’s mom and dad walked her into the frame. She wore a short white dress and held a bouquet of white roses. Samantha Crowel’s grandfather Santo Giovanni Melchiorre, 96, was stuck in a rehab center in Fort Myers, Fla., when Crowel married Austin Kiesel on April 18. […]

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The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a grassroots movement that is connecting people who need help with donors who can offer financial assistance. Tygielski initially founded Pandemic of Love as a way for her local community to offer and receive aid. Her posts were widely shared and within days her organization was matching donors with those […]

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A Boston hospital worker has helped place 500 American flags in a park to honor veterans for Memorial Day after the city canceled its large annual display because of the coronavirus. The hundreds of miniature flags ordered by Mary Gillen – who is battling the coronavirus daily as a respiratory therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Happier days are ahead for a beloved 53-year-old pet tortoise whose owner died of COVID-19. Ms. Jennifer, a “very sweet” reptile, came to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Boston adoption center on May 9, communications director Rob Halpin.  Jennifer loves being outside in warm weather. Her owner, who had become […]

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Kids can become pen pals with a sparkle-loving turkey, a cuddly cow, and more four-legged friends thanks to a new program from Pasado’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit animal sanctuary in Washington. Haven Some of the animals at Pasado’s Safe Haven looking for pen pals include Blue the cow, Heart the pig and Smudge the goat. Pasedo Pen […]

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When he saw the “2020 Grad” signs on their lawns, US Postal Service worker Josh Crowell knew he wanted to lift the spirits of these graduating high school seniors who wouldn’t be able to walk across the stage with their classmates because of the coronavirus pandemic. He started leaving $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards in […]

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Prom might be canceled for high-school seniors and juniors across the country, but for the students at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, that didn’t mean the party was over. Using a pickup truck, a DJ and a professional photographer, Carlisle resident Preston Griffin helped a group of local businesses pitch in on Saturday to […]

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Social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders across the country have thrown a wrench in many peoples’ plans, including high school seniors who were looking forward to a traditional graduation ceremony. Most schools have been forced to hold their ceremonies online, but one New Hampshire high school’s solution is to have graduates ride ski lifts to […]

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