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25th Apr '16 9:49:21 PM HK-99
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*The first time I read that quote I cried because it touched my heart so great even mentioning it gives me tears, and also can be considered one of the greatest forms of forgiveness: adopting sons of mothers who were from a far away places.
*[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOCe2Y7iVF8]]Sabaton wrote a song about it.
25th Apr '16 11:53:19 AM LouisTheFox123
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* The two young women in [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/187796/what-would-you-do-would-you-step-in-to-stop-islamophobia#s-p13-so-i1 this]] episode of "What Would You Do?" All day, people came and went seeing a Muslim woman (apparently) being verbally abused and refused service--and these two girls finally stepped in and, most importantly, ''refused to stand down''.

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* The two young women in [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/187796/what-would-you-do-would-you-step-in-to-stop-islamophobia#s-p13-so-i1 this]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbWmBUONtFY]] episode of "What Would You Do?" All day, people came and went seeing a Muslim woman (apparently) being verbally abused and refused service--and these two girls finally stepped in and, most importantly, ''refused to stand down''.
20th Apr '16 10:24:17 PM YT45
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* A few days before Christmas, 1943, a formation of Anerican B-17 bombers hit a target in northern Germany. One of them was called ''Ye Olde Pub'' and had a brand-new crew on their first mission with a pilot named 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown. ''Ye Olde Pub'' was shot to pieces by German fighters, but stayed (barely) in the air, with their tail gunner dead and two other men badly wounded. When they flew over a German airbase, a veteran ''Luftwaffe'' fighter pilot named 1st Lieutenant Franz Stigler took off to take them down. Stigler caught the B-17, but was surprised when they didn't shoot at him. He flew alongside the bomber, seeing wounded gunners being cared for by their terrified comrades, and realized they were completely defenseless. Stigler (a devout Catholic who'd never really bought into Nazi ideology) remembered the words of his first commander in North Africa, who had told him, "Honor is everything here. It's what keeps you human. If I ever hear that you shot a man in a parachute, I'll shoot you myself." Stigler couldn't pull the trigger. Then he realized that the B-17, flying low and slow on two engines, was heading straight for a coastal antiaircraft battery. If he couldn't shoot them down in good conscience, he certainly couldn't let that happen either. He formed up tight on the bomber's right wing in an escort position. Brown saw the Messerschmitt fighter alongside and tried not to panic, having no idea what the German was doing. Then he realized that the flak guns weren't firing as they crossed the coastline. With Brown's surviving crew safely on their way back to East Anglia, Stigler turned away and returned to his own base, never mentioning the encounter for obvious reasons. Brown's crew reported the incident in their debriefing, but were told to keep quiet about it, both to avoid generating sympathy for the enemy, and to prevent the Gestapo from going after this honorable German pilot, whoever he might be. It remained secret until Charlie Brown came out with it in the 1980s, hoping to find the man who had saved the lives of himself and his crew. Stigler, now living in British Columbia, came forward and met Brown for the second time in Seattle in 1988. The two men greeted eachother like long-lost brothers (Franz Stigler tearfully exclaimed, "I love you, Charlie!" when they told their story to a TV news crew) and remained best friends for the rest of their lives.
** Franz Stigler started receiving massive amounts of hate mail when the story broke in Germany, being called a traitor, a coward, and everything else imaginable. One day, he got a phone call from his longtime friend, war buddy, and wartime commander General Adolf Galland, perhaps the most legendary German fighter ace of the war. When Stigler admitted it was true, Galland paused for a moment, then said, "Well, it ''would'' be you, pal." Galland said that what Franz had done was treason, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but it was also the right thing to do]], and Galland (no huge fan of the Nazi party himself) was proud of him for doing it.
16th Mar '16 9:47:01 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!

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* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!pianos!
* On November 2, 2009, at the Hillsborough jail in Florida, Deputy Ken Moon was on guard duty when he was assaulted from behind by inmate Douglas Burden, who attempted to strangle him. Immediately, a group of other inmates jumped in to protect the deputy, knocking Burden to the ground and radioing for help. Both men survived with only minor injuries. When asked why they decided to step in and help, the inmates all replied with [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe "Moon's a good guy."]] Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
8th Mar '16 9:15:03 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* When interviewed shortly before returning to Earth before a total of 340 days on the International Space Station, astronaut Mark Kelly said that he had most missed 'human contact' in space.
27th Jan '16 6:27:47 AM TheGreatKomodo
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* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is almost heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!

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* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is almost completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!
27th Jan '16 6:26:57 AM TheGreatKomodo
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* In a rather [[NightmareFuel morbid,]] [[TearJerker somewhat twisted way]], meet Bruce Lee. No, not that one. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwadpGdskCM Bruce Lee, king of the sewers.]] In Romania, there's a society of homeless people living in the sewers, almost all of them are addicted to heroin and have HIV, to give these people some amount of order, Bruce Lee looks over them, giving them drugs, protecting the kids from predators, and often going so far as to hire gangs to look over the sewers to make sure nothing happens to them. From his actions, it's pretty clear he legitimately cares about these people.

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* In a rather [[NightmareFuel morbid,]] [[TearJerker somewhat twisted way]], meet Bruce Lee. No, not that one. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwadpGdskCM Bruce Lee, king of the sewers.]] In Romania, there's a society of homeless people living in the sewers, almost all of them are addicted to heroin and have HIV, to give these people some amount of order, Bruce Lee looks over them, giving them drugs, protecting the kids from predators, and often going so far as to hire gangs to look over the sewers to make sure nothing happens to them. From his actions, it's pretty clear he legitimately cares about these people.people.
* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is almost heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!
24th Jan '16 11:23:57 AM nombretomado
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** For those who don't want to look through it, it was a collation of fansites dedicated to the Franchise/KamenRider and Franchise/SuperSentai franchises [[note]]in Japan, these two franchises air back to back as an hour block known as "Super Hero Time", thus the page's name[[/note]] who worked to gather money for the March 11th earthquake relief. Beyond these, they also set up a number of items whose proceeds would go to it. The items were small, but they went well - a wristband with the words "Help, Heal, Henshin!" and "Love For Japan", and two buttons - a fan drawing of Series/KamenRiderOOO trying to rescue someone and another with Series/KamenRiderOOO, [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokai Red]] and [[SuitePrettyCure Cures Melody and Rhythm]] looking solemn amongst the wreckage. In all, they raised $8,000 dollars to help with the recovery. Shows what fans of guys in rubber suits can do!

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** For those who don't want to look through it, it was a collation of fansites dedicated to the Franchise/KamenRider and Franchise/SuperSentai franchises [[note]]in Japan, these two franchises air back to back as an hour block known as "Super Hero Time", thus the page's name[[/note]] who worked to gather money for the March 11th earthquake relief. Beyond these, they also set up a number of items whose proceeds would go to it. The items were small, but they went well - a wristband with the words "Help, Heal, Henshin!" and "Love For Japan", and two buttons - a fan drawing of Series/KamenRiderOOO trying to rescue someone and another with Series/KamenRiderOOO, [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokai Red]] and [[SuitePrettyCure [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Cures Melody and Rhythm]] looking solemn amongst the wreckage. In all, they raised $8,000 dollars to help with the recovery. Shows what fans of guys in rubber suits can do!
17th Jan '16 3:42:39 AM BDasher
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* After the Telegraph posted an article with the headline "Socialist Jeremy Corbyn Reveals He Covets A £475 Bike", someone began a crowdfund the bike for Mr. Corbyn. It raised over £5,000. The kicker? [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-gives-5000-raised-7193345 Corbyn stated he won't use any of the money to buy the bike, which he'll buy for himself on his birthday. Instead, the entire amount goes to charity.]]
5th Jan '16 3:25:06 AM Oddstar6
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* The Cuban Thaw. After over 50 years of animosity between the United States and Cuba, the two nations have been working to re-establish full diplomatic relations.
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