NEW YORK'S HOMELESS GIRL SCOUTS
The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 in Queens, New York, all earned their first merit badges before even putting on their uniforms – by surviving life in one of the city’s homeless shelters.
The troop, which was established as part of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign to provide better services for the city’s 24,000 homeless children, includes 21 girls, ranging in age from 7 to 14.
14-year-old Hailey, one of the scouts, tells the New York Times, "We're starting a chain reaction. Hopefully, in the next couple years, there will be more Girl Scout troops in shelters."
STRANGER BUYS ICE CREAM FOR EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER AT RESTAURANT
Customers at an ice cream shop in Fort Worth, Texas, were surprised – and thrilled – when a man started paying for everyone’s order.
The mysterious stranger, known only as “Mr. Greg,” strolled into the shop and announced that he would pay for everyone’s dessert. And then, he increased the offer and paid for the ice cream for new customers coming through the door. He hung around behind the cash register for three hours, ringing up a bill of $1,300.
When it was all said and done, the receipt was seven feet long.
But before leaving, Mr. Greg gave each worker a $100 tip, which ensured that everyone who came in contact with him that night was a big winner. (Vice)
BRIDE REPLACES BOUQUETS WITH PUPPIES IN HER WEDDING PHOTOS
A bride in Charlotte, North Carolina, decided to change things up during a photo shoot with her bridesmaids. Instead of having the bridal party pose with flowers, Meghan Butler arranged for the women to pose with puppies.
All of the bridesmaids were excited about the idea because they were all animal lovers – and it was a great fit for Meghan, especially since she and her husband, Brett, have two adopted dogs of their own.
The “puppy bouquets” ended up sending a powerful message about the importance of adopting dogs from animal shelters and rescue facilities. (WCNC-TV)