Tuesday’s Good News!
1. A 100-year-old runner named Lester Wright broke a world record in Philadelphia on Saturday, by doing the 100-meter dash in 26.34 seconds. The previous record of 26.99 seconds had stood for seven years.
2. The U.S. Army just replaced a birthday cake that hungry soldiers stole from a 13-year-old Italian girl during World War Two. She turned 90 last Friday, so some soldiers showed up with a new cake for her.
3. An Australian woman was about to toss a lottery ticket, because she thought it was a dud. But her husband asked if he could double-check it . . . and realized they’d actually won a HUNDRED GRAND. She joked that now she’s gotta share the money with him.
4. Sometimes it pays to be friendly at work: A woman in Calgary named Karla Frisko just got a liver transplant from a coworker she barely knew.
Late last year, she found out that a best friend who wanted to donate wasn’t a match. But then an hour later, she was on a work call with a guy named Scott Watson, who was basically a stranger at that point. And when she mentioned it, HE wanted to help. He got tested, and they were a match.
We haven’t seen an update yet, but the transplant was scheduled for yesterday.