102-Yr-Old Jumps Into Great-Grandson’s Zoom P.E. Class

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It was a weird school year. While many schools were able to reopen with new restrictions (masks, spacing, etc.) there’s still a lot of students who have been stuck with virtual school this whole time, and that’s not great. Fortunately, the tide seems to be turning, and remote schooling could soon be a thing of the past. But, we can still celebrate some of the wackier moments and unique gestures that have happened during this truly bizarre year.

Recently, it’s a video of a 102-year-old woman visiting her great-grandson for the first time in a year. She decides to join in on the 6-year-old’s Zoom physical education class. Julia Fulkerson did stretches and aerobics with her great-grandson Brody, who really wanted to introduce her to the class. She took things to the next level by participating – as only a badass 102-year-old could, and the result went predictably viral.

The boy’s mom shared it on Instagram. “This was quite honestly one of the most special moments ever,” she wrote.

 

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The class loved the great-grandma’s spirited display and lord knows kids stuck in Zoom school still need every drop of joy and fun they can have. Brody’s mom said the video going viral was crazy in all the best ways, and that they had just started seeing her for the first time in a year since they’d been vaccinated.

“I couldn’t be more grateful that the world saw and rejoiced in how amazing this lady is,” she wrote. “She is truly a legend and brings so much joy to so many hearts.”

 

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If you were born in 1919, you lived through a lot. A few world wars, lifetimes of cultural shifts, and then towards the end you’re wowing a group of kids with your P.E. skills during Zoom school. A legend indeed.

NFL Player Hailed as a Hero for Saving Woman From Attacker in Park

NFL hero Justin Herron saves woman
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Professional athletes get called heroes way more often than they probably deserve, but there is one who truly deserves that title after his actions this week. New England Patriots offensive lineman Justin Herron is being hailed as a hero for his off-field actions as he saved a woman from being assaulted and helped detain the attacker until police arrived on the scene.

Herron said he was walking through a park in Tempe, Arizona around 11:00 a.m. when he heard a woman screaming in a nearby field. He saw a man on top of the woman and he jumped into action, quickly pulling the man off of her. He then told the attacker to sit down. Now, Herron is a large man (6-foot-5, 300+ pounds), so the attacker did exactly what he was told, and Herron and another Good Samaritan bystander stayed on the scene to make sure he didn’t leave before the police arrived.

This isn’t just a tall tale or over-exaggerated story, either, as Herron (and the other man) were both awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the Tempe Police Department for their heroic actions. The Tempe Police Department said the two heroes had their “sincere gratitude” for “saving an elderly victim of a vicious attack.”

At the press conference to receive the award, Herron said he knows he’s big, so he tries not to be too aggressive with people, knowing he could hurt them. But he knew he had to jump into action.

“I wish I could tell you what I was thinking, but I could just tell someone needed help,” he told a local media outlet. “All I could do was rush myself over there to make sure I could help the victim and I could comfort her and be the best person I can be.”

For a guy whose job is protecting a quarterback, keeping people safe just seems to be his MO, whether he’s on or off the field.

Woman Gets Second Job as Nursing Home Custodian So She Can Be With Her Dad

Nursing Home Custodian
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As spring settles in, the horror show from the last year is starting to give way to a more optimistic chance at a return to normalcy. For some, the vaccine brings a chance to reunite with family members they haven’t seen in a year, due to restrictions. And others during that time went to new heights just to stay close with loved ones. One woman in Minnesota wasn’t able to see her dad in a nursing home, so she decided to take a second job as the nursing home’s custodian. It wasn’t the extra income she was after, it was being able to see her dad.

When Lisa Racine’s 87-year-old father saw her walk into the nursing home, he was shocked. “I was kind of dumbfounded, how did you get in here?” he told a local news station. He called seeing her walk through the doors one of the happiest days of his life.

Lisa is a project manager by day, but by filling in as a custodian at the nursing home, she filled a big void as they said it’s been very difficult to find people that are willing to work there during a pandemic. Nursing homes were among the communities hardest hit by the virus and its effects.

“I could take a yoga class or go to happy hour, but I’d rather come and mop the floor and clean dishes so I can see my dad… He’s cleaned up plenty of messes after me in the past.”

That right there is a sign you were a great dad. When you get towards the end of the line, and you have a kid who thinks like that and is willing to mop floors in a medical community during a global pandemic, just so you aren’t alone…yep, you were a great Dad. And to a great dad goes the greatest reward…spending what time he has left with his children.

Preschoolers Help Senior Home Residents Celebrate Mardi Gras With Parade

Preschoolers hold mardi gras parade for senior home
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COVID has changed the way we do just about everything. Rather than forgo the activities we love, many of us have found creative ways to safely enjoy our favorite things. Some people, like residents of senior centers, don’t always have the resources or the technical abilities to modify their lifestyles as much as they may like. Fortunately, kind samaritans have been stepping up to ensure those quarantined in elderly care facilities aren’t forgotten during such an isolating time.

Residents of Fairhope, Alabama are serious about their Mardi Gras celebrations. In normal times, the town held annual Mardi Gras parades, carnivals, and even a ball to celebrate the festive day. This year, however, the town’s celebrations were canceled.

Preschool students at Stars Early Learning Academy were disappointed about this year’s lack of festivities. The kids loved dressing up and participating in parades, and most kids are still struggling to process why all of their favorite activities have suddenly disappeared. Rather than simply helping their students cope with disappointment, teachers at the academy devised a plan.

Not only would their students get to celebrate Mardi Gras, but they would give back to their community by helping others celebrate as well. Specifically, residents of Country Place Senior Living community. The kids and teachers planned and prepared, and finally, it was time to celebrate the fruits of their labor.

Led by a trumpeter, the young students pushed their decorated floats made of strollers, shopping carts, and even Cozy Coupes around Country Place. They smiled and danced, waving at residents through their windows. The parade was a smashing success, leaving residents of the senior center smiling and filled with joy.

Preschoolers host parade for senior home
(Facebook/Country Place Senior Living of Fairhope, Alabama)

“Another big thank you to our neighbors, Stars Daycare for helping put together our social distanced Mardi Gras parade!” Country Place Senior Living shared on Facebook. “Between the festive live music and kids that are cuter than crawdads, our residents are truly in the Mardi Gras spirit! Laissez les bons temps rouler!”