Friday’s Good News!

Be sure to click on the highlighted words and phrases to see pictures and videos from each story!

1.  More than two decades ago, a woman in her late 50s named Gladys Hankerson tried to call her sister in Maryland, but dialed the wrong number.  She got a random guy in Rhode Island named Mike Moffitt, who was in his mid-20s at the time.  So she apologized and hung up, but then kept calling him back.  So they got to talking.

Now over 20 years later, she’s 80 . . . he’s in his mid-40s . . . and they STILL keep in touch.  She says he’s a “very nice person,” and she loves him to death.  And last month, they got to meet in person for the first time.  He was on his way to Florida for Thanksgiving, and stopped by to see her.  (Here’s a photo.)


2.  A guy named Matt Glazier moved to San Francisco with his wife back in 2017, and quickly became best friends with a guy there named Dave Atkins.  But now they say they’re more like family.  Because Matt recently found out he needed a kidney transplant.  So Dave got tested . . . found out he was a match . . . and saved his life.


3.  This might be the most British last name we’ve ever heard:  A 30-year-old woman in the U.K. named Sophie Higginbottom is in the news, because she decided to lose weight during the pandemic.  She got really into running . . . and lost over 120 pounds.


4.  PG-13 Warning:   A guy in Ireland named Shane Moore raised $2,000 for Movember last month . . . by going on daily runs, and using an app to draw pictures of the male anatomy with GPS.  **If you are uncomfortable looking at childish drawings of such things, probably best NOT to click on the link!**