Man Who Broke into a School to Save 20 People in Blizzard Gets Super Bowl Tickets from the Buffalo Bills:
Jay Withney surprised by Buffalo Bills – Released via Twitter
A man who may have saved the lives of 24 people by breaking into a school in Cheektowaga, upstate NY during the ‘worst storm in a generation’ has been given Super Bowl Tickets by his hometown team. Jay Withey, the 27-year-old mechanic and hero, received the reward for his live-saving actions from the Buffalo Bills in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield. He broke a window of Edge Academy on Christmas Eve in order to get 2 dozen people, including several seniors and two dogs, out of hurricane-force winds, snow, and deathly cold temperatures. He borrowed the academy’s snowblower to get people unstuck from the roads and into the school. Once inside, he found granola bars, water, and blankets in the nurses’ office, and gathered apples, juice, and cereal from the kitchen. The group sat out the storm, and before leaving cleaned up every trace of their presence. The school declined to press any charges, nor accept any of Mario’s repeated attempts to pay for the window.
Crew of Street Vets Treat the Pets of Skid Row Homeless Residents:
Dr. Kwane inspects a homeless woman’s dog – credit The Street Vet
There aren’t many willing to voluntarily go out to spend the day on Skid Row, and even fewer with the goal of giving away free stuff, but Dr. Kwane Stewart, also known as “The Street Vet” is nearly famous because of it. Kwane runs the 501(c)3 non-profit Project Street Vet, which takes donations and volunteers out onto the streets and to homeless encampments to provide free medical care for their pets. Charity organizations partner with animal clinics and Project Street Vet to open pop-up clinics where the homeless can bring in their pets for even more sophisticated medical care, as well as procedures like spaying and neutering. Project Street Vet also assists qualified pet parents with their pet’s veterinary care through financial assistance grants. Their 2022 report for activities in Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Webster, Florida, report that Project Street Vet saw and helped nearly 600 pets and almost 150 people received financial assistance.
90-Year-old Woodcutter Built his Own Hobbit House Where He Lives in Charming Comfort:
Stuart Grant Hobbit house – SWNS
A woodcutter who built his own Hobbit house revealed he has never watched Lord of the Rings, but nevertheless lives in it almost off-grid despite being nearly 90. Great-grandad Stuart Grant moved into the cottage he bought as a wreck with no roof and no doors in 1984 while he was renovating a house but found it was so satisfying doing DIY on the quirky building which dated back 200 years, that he decided to make it his home. The old house had doorways, but no doors; window frames, but no windows, and there was no roof either. Outside there were only cows, chickens, and a donkey as neighbors. Building everything by hand, he described as working in “slow motion,” while living in a shed near the cabin. Once the project was finished, many onlookers described his door as being from a hobbit house which Stuart didn’t understand due to being completely off the grid. As the tourists began coming in busloads, they would routinely apologize for disturbing him and say they would probably feel a lot better if there were a collection box. He eventually caved but insists no one has to put anything in it.