Monday, May 26, 2008

From the Heart Stories

1. Talking Parrot

When a little African Grey parrot flew out of his cage in Tokyo recently, the police found him on a rooftop and sent him to a veterinary hospital while they searched for clues as to his owner. The parrot had kept quiet with the cops, but he told the vet his full name--"Mr. Yosuke Nakamura"--and address! Mr. Nakamura is now home with his family. :-)

2. The Mowing Mailman

Eric Wills is a mailman who spends his day off mowing the lawns of elderly, poor, and physically incapacitated people on his mail route. He calls his ministry "Lawns for the Lord!" For more on Eric, click here:

3. Drew's Big Birthday Give

Drew friend decided to give away all of the presents he received at his 5th birthday party to needy families with children, and inspired a whole community to open their hearts and give. That's Drew below taking a whack at a pinata at his party! Here's the link for the whole story:

4. Running Club for the Homeless

Anne Mahlum started a running club for the homeless, after jogging past a shelter day after day and passing a bunch of homeless men just standing around outside. Back on My Feet is now a non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of Philadelphia's homeless population by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Here's the link for more info: