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The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 5) By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: In 1995, Mr. Orr turned his house into a Hospice for former Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall, who was dying of... More > brain cancer. Mr. Orr had roomed for several years with Mr. Forristall, who helped him rehab from his injuries. In 1970, Mr. Orr scored the goal that won the Stanley Cup for the Bruins. As a gift, Mr. Forristall had Mr. Orr’s skates bronzed. They are now in the Orr exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, along with a bronze plaque inscribed with Mr. Forristall’s words: “May you be as proud and happy always as we were on May 10, 1970, when you unlaced these skates.” When Mr. Forristall became ill, he had little money. Mr. Orr cared for him until he died at age 51. Bill Forristall, Frosty’s brother, said, “Bobby knows how to spell the word ‘humble.’ He was very good to my brother.”< Less
How Do I Write a Resume, List of References, and Cover Letter? By David Bruce
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The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 6) By David Bruce
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Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor worked together in restaurants for a while. Mr. Durante was a piano player, while Mr. Cantor was a singing waiter. Often, they played requests from customers. If they... More > didn’t know a song, they created one on the spot, then feigned innocence: “You mean there’s two ‘South Nebraska Blues’?” By the way, George Jessel had a lot of respect for his friend Eddie Cantor, who raised millions of dollars for charity: “He was the only guy who would come into a town and instead of saying, ‘Get the notices,’ would say, ‘What can I do to help in this town?’” Mr. Durante also worked hard at benefits for charity, as did Bob Hope, who once said, “My wife is so Catholic that we can’t get fire insurance—too many candles in our house.”< Less
How Do I Write a Resume, List of References, and Cover Letter? By David Bruce
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The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 2) By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: When the father of Jamie Farr (who played Klinger on TV’s M*A*S*H) died, Jamie was broke and needed money to get to Phoenix,... More > Arizona, for his father’s funeral. Jamie started to tell a long-time friend, Andy Fenady, his problem, and before Jamie was able to finish, Andy gave him a signed blank check and said, “Fill it out for whatever amount you need.” Jamie filled it out for $50 — at the time that was enough money for a round-trip air ticket.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 6 By David Bruce
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Free download. This volume collects 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: Comedian Chris Rock’s parents, Julius and Rose, are good people. Together, they cared — well — for... More > 17 foster children while Chris was growing up. Even as a schoolgirl, Rose was doing good deeds. Some very young children at her school would be unwashed for days, so she began bringing a bar of soap to school to clean them so that their classmates would not tease them.< Less
The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 4) By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 stories about heroes and Good Samaritans. On 18 March 2012, the Kansas University spirit squad was in Little Rock, Arkansas, waiting to cheer at the women’s basketball... More > NCAA Tournament game between Kansas and Nebraska. The squad was getting ready to board a bus that would take it to the game venue when members of the squad heard a man shouting for help. They ran over to a Cadillac in the parking lot. The car’s hood was popped open, and underneath the car a man was pinned. He had been working on the car when it rolled off a support beam and pinned him underneath the car. Nine cheerleaders lifted the car high enough that the man, covered with grease and blood, could crawl out from underneath. His injuries were not serious. (By the way, Kansas defeated Nebraska, 57-49.)< Less
The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 3) By David Bruce
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Free download. On 11 March 2008, while on his way to work, Eli Estrada found $140,000 in a bag in the middle of Gridley Road in Cerritos, California. The money consisted of $20 bills in bundles of... More > $20,000 each. Mr. Estrada’s first reaction was that he was rich. However, Mr. Estrada said, “That’s just your first reaction, but it’s not yours and you feel nervous and you feel like you did something wrong, even though you didn’t.” Despite being in debt and having financial difficulties, he did the right thing and turned the money in to the Long Beach Police Department. They discovered that Brinks armored truck drivers had lost the money. Long Beach police spokeswoman Dina Zapalski said, “I’ve had people come to me with purses and wallets with cash in it and they’ll turn it in.” But she had never seen anything like this. Brinks gave Mr. Estrada $2,000 as a reward—money he does not have to feel guilty about keeping.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 7 By David Bruce
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Hardcover edition. This book contains 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: At a 2010 concert in Philadelphia, John Mayer saw 11-year-old Austin Christy in the audience. Austin was... More > holding a sign that asked, “Can I play ‘Belief’ with you?” Mr. Mayer invited Austin onstage and allowed him to play guitar on “Belief.” Austin said, “I was really excited. I was thinking that it wasn’t real.” Austin had been practicing the song so that he could play it for his mother, who was in the audience. Mr. Mayer also gave Austin a gift: a red Squier guitar. Mr. Mayer autographed the guitar: “To Austin, You rock. Keep playing. See you at your show.” Afterwards, Mr. Mayer tweeted, “8 out of 8 band members agree, Philly is always an awesome show. XO J.” Austin also submitted his own tweet for Mr. Mayer: “@johncmayer thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”< Less
The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 2) By David Bruce
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This book contains accounts of 250 good deeds, including this one: On 21 February 1970, actress Françoise Pascal, who was pregnant, went to actress Vivianne Ventura’s house.... More > Unfortunately, a fire broke out. She was on the third floor, and many people—including film director Roman Polanski and film producer Gene Gutowsky—held a sheet for her to jump on. She jumped, missed the sheet, and landed on some iron railings—her neck was between two railings, and her left arm was impaled on a railing. Unconscious, she was taken to a hospital. She lost her baby. Drugged on morphine to stop the pain, she drifted in and out of consciousness. She vaguely remembers an Indian doctor who comforted her. Once she came out of the morphine-induced haze, she learned her friend the comedian Peter Sellers had visited her, dressed as an Indian doctor so that members of the press would not recognize him. He left a card for her; on the card he had written, “MY GOD, BUT YOU’RE LOVELY.”< Less