Category Archives: Positive

Restaurant Owner Offers Dumpster Diver a Free Meal

Many people turn a blind eye to the actions and fate of those who are homeless or otherwise so down on their luck as to be considered an outcast of society. But when Ashley Jiron realized that someone was digging around for food in her trash, her response was one of compassion and sorrow rather than annoyance or frustration.

Ashley, the owner of the recently opened sandwich shop in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, recently noticed that several bags of trash outside the restaurant had been broken open and that food scraps which had been there previously were missing.

Her response was to post notice outside the shop, which is called P.B. Jams, to let the person know that they didn’t need to get their next meal from the trash.

“To the person going through our trash for their next meal,
You’re a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during business hours for a classic Pb&j;, fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.
-Your friend, the owner”

Jiron is resolved to keep the sign up until the person takes her up on the offer. After the wind blew away the first copy of her note, she reposted it using 30 pieces of tape to ensure it would stay in place this time.

A patron walking in, Flavio Maluf, overheard our conversation and inquired as to why Ashley was doing this good deed and Ashley simply stated that, “I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it.”

Violet Pietrok is Smiling

Violet Pietrok, living in Portland, Oregon, is just two years old. Until recently, Violet had a most difficult time smiling. She was born with a rare congenital malformation called frontonasal dysplaysia As she formed in her mothers womb, the condition caused a widening of Violet’s facial features, her nose was missing cartilage.She had a central cleft in her face and a growth over her left eye. This condition is so rare that only 100 cases have been documented.

YellowPages wrote that Violet was born with this abnormal facial development, but she is now smiling, laughing and dancing. She faced major surgery 6 months ago. The surgery was aided by 3D printing which helped reshape her face.

Dr. John Meara, plastic surgeon-in-chief of Boston Children’s Hospital prepared months for Violet’s surgery. He used molds of her skull that were made using a 3D printer. Many of the molds were made during the space of time between her first birthday right up to the date of her first surgery.

Alicia Taylor, Violets mom, said that it took a ‘little while’ for Violet to get back to herself. It took six weeks of hospital living to recover from the operation in the and adjust to her new vision perception.

Taylor wants to share Violet’s story in the hope that people will become more aware of the condition and respond kindly should they meet someone born with frontonasal dysplaysia.

Bullied Boy Gets Lots Of Birthday Wishes From Strangers and Celebrities

A little boy got the shock of a lifetime when he got so many responses from strangers to help him have a great birthday. When 13 year old Odin Camus didn’t have anyone RSVP to his birthday party, his mother took it to social media to ask anyone to text her son a “happy birthday” on his new phone to make him feel good. What she didn’t know is that so many people, even celebrities, would be getting in touch with her new teenager. She also had a party set up for the local bowling center in which hundreds attended and every 200 more waited in the parking lot to get in.

According to an article found on reddit and written by NY Daily News, famous movie stars such as Elijah Wood and singers like Carrie Underwood wished Odin a special day over social media. Jornadacriminosa reports in addition to that, the Toronto and Canadian professional sports franchises messaged him as well. It is so nice to see a community take action for a kid who has been said to experience a lot of bullying at school. It can be so hard to be a kid these days, and especially for kids like Odin who have Aspbergers, it makes life even more challenging to fit in and have a regular social life. Now, it is likely that Odin will be the talk of the town for sure.