Good News Monday 8: Zamboni, Fast Action, RAKs

Before it became well-known, my kids and I did Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs.). Loved-One thinks I made it up, but actually, I got the idea from Dad.

“Who did you RAK today?” we’d ask each other over dinner. Sometimes it was as simple as paying the toll for the driver behind me. Sometimes we gave a stranger a ride home. The idea is to be kind in the moment; surprise a stranger; look for moments to put a smile on someone’s face.

A plane full of people gave new parents a collective RAK.

From Washington Post

Caran and Dustin Moore waited for word that someone had chosen them to adopt their baby. With an eight-day old daughter on the flight home, emotions ran high.

Imagine how encouraged they must have been when napkins with personal notes got delivered to their seats.

One of the napkins read: “I was adopted 64 years ago. Thank you for giving this child a loving family to be part of. Us adopted kids need a little extra love. Congratulations.”

Washington Post

Dustin didn’t let it end there. He took to twitter to post positive words. He explained that so much of the time, all he sees is negativity on Twitter. He decided to share some good news.

If you want to read more, follow the link here.

Good Lord, a life saved at a funeral!

Ron Krupp went into cardiac arrest while he gave a eulogy. His son and two nurses at the funeral gave him CPR and used an AED to save his life. The McHenry Township Fire Proteciton District Board of Trustees honored the nurses, Debbie Waterson and Gazette Deluz.

Maybe the best reward came from Ron’s wife, Betty:

“We were strangers when we walked into that church, but when we walked out, we were family.”

Northwest Herald
Northwest Herald. To read more follow the link here.

Zamboni Driver saves the game

I’m not much of a sports fan. Still, this ESPN article really tickled me.

The Carolina Hurricanes had a 3-1 lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs when both of the Hurricane goalies went out due to injuries.

The Hurricanes tapped Dave Ayres as their emergency goalie. He drives the Zamboni for the Maple Leafs. Dave stopped 8 of 10 goal attempts for a Hurricane 6-3 win.

The best part was when the Maple Leaf fans named him their Number 1 star and gave Dave a huge ovation. Or,

Maybe this was the best part:

“One of the guys [left wing Erik Haula] said to me, ‘Just have fun. We don’t care if you let 10 goals in,'” Ayres said. “That’s what settled me down, and it was great.”


That was fun. What good news did you notice this week?