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The 'Wholesome Stories' Weekly Round-up (24/12/2021)

At Iternal, we firmly believe that there’s always something to smile about. True, life can get a bit tough and the world can be a dark place sometimes, but the lights are there if you know where to look. 

I suggest looking here, every Friday of every week, where I’ll be showcasing some of the most wholesome content I’ve found on my internet adventures! Let’s get started…

When It All Comes Full Circle

At Iternal, we know that sentimental gifts are always the most appreciated. Sure, getting a new phone or designer clothes is nice, but nothing beats a gift straight from the heart – like a message or memory. 

That’s what Sophia got for her stepdad, who used to leave her encouraging notes everyday while she attended middle school. She kept these notes, put them all together and gave it back to her stepdad. His reaction says it all. 

Valuable Lessons From 5-year-olds

No one’s born with hate it their heart; a fact that’s been proved by two 5-year-old boys from the US. Jax Rosebush and Reddy Weldon are best friends who wanted to get the same haircut so their teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart – despite Jax being white and Reddy being black. 

It’s a heartwarming tale of friendship and innocence, and a reminder that we really are all one people. I think many adults could learn a thing or two from Reddy and Jax.

Read more here.

Like Father, Like Son

Tiger Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 consecutive weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 consecutive weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf’s major championships. It seems the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. 

Charlie Woods mannerisms, body language, golfing-style and even fashion sense bears an uncanny resemblance to his dad; a fact that Tiger looks to be very proud of, and rightly so. 

You Save My Life, I’ll Save Yours

There are a few instances in life that ‘I could never repay you’ would be a fair response to someone helping you. One of those instances, it would seem, may be if someone literally saved your life, like paediatrician Michael Shannon, MD, saved paramedic Chris Trokey’s life when he was born 10 weeks prematurely. 

Unbelievably, Chris got the chance to repay the favour 30 years later when he pulled Dr Shannon from his burning, crashed SUV. He sat by his side, as the doctor had done for him once, while he recovered. While neither were religious, their connection has left them both believing in a ‘higher power’. 

Read more of this incredible story here.

It’s What The People Want

Everyone’s got their heroes. Singers; actors; sportspeople; sometimes even parents make the cut. But if your hero isn’t your parents, and more of a mythical figure that couldn’t possibly exist in your world, then the prospect of being in any sort of proximity to them might blow your mind. 

Even more so if that hero then runs up to you after their premier league game finishes and hands you their shirt, just as Man City winger Jack Grealish did for his young fan last week. 

See their reaction for yourself below. 

There’s A Lot Of Good In The World

Brits. We may not be known as the happiest, most thoughtful or most charitable people on the planet, but given a good cause, we are sure to demonstrate some of the greatest displays of community action.

This was the case for 5-year-old ​​Oscar Saxelby-Lee, who was diagnosed with the rare cancer T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. After a desperate plea from his parents to find a suitable stem-cell donor, nearly 5,000 people queued for hours to test for a match. 

Oscar has since undergone CAR – T in Singapore and is alive and well.

Read more here.

From Mentor to Parent

As an adult, having a child look up to you is a lot of responsibility, even if you are just mentoring them at your local boxing gym. Well, Pittsburgh Police Detective Jack Mook decided to take it one step further and adopt the two boys 11-year-old Jesse and 15-year-old Josh when he learned of their living conditions. 

Having mentored the boys for almost 7 years, the self-proclaimed ‘bachelor’ knew the boys well enough that when they stopped coming to the gym, he was worried. After a search, he found Josh after school one day, who after breaking down told him all about their awful living conditions at their parents. 

After these claims were proven true, Detective Mook got plans into action to adopt the two boys; who are now both officially Mook’s.

It’s got it’s emotional moments, but it’s definitely worth reading the heartwarming story in full here. 

Another Week, Another Wholesome Stories Post

I know, I know; wholesome stuff, right?! Make sure to check out this blog space (or if you’re an Iternal user, keep an eye on your inbox) every Friday evening for your weekly dose of wholesome content. Like what you read? Spread the love and share this article! See you next week.