Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds.
1. The founder of the shapewear brand Spanx just sold her majority stake in the company to a big investment firm. And she celebrated by sharing the love with her 500 employees. There’s a video of her announcing that she’s giving each of them two first-class plane tickets to ANYWHERE in the world, plus $10,000 in spending cash.
2. A 69-year-old Uber driver in Maryland recently took a break in between fares, bought a lottery ticket, and won a hundred thousand bucks.
3. A teenager in North Carolina who beat cancer organizes a haunted house each year to raise money for Make-A-Wish, and a place in Florida called the Give Kids the World Village. His name is Edward Thompson, and it’s the fifth year he’s done it.
4. Obviously Christmas is still a ways off, but an old video is making the rounds on Twitter. And it’s so great, we had to share: A little girl went to see a shopping mall Santa, and the only thing she wanted was for her dad to come home. He was deployed overseas, and she hadn’t seen him in a while.
Then while she was talking to Santa, her dad snuck up behind her. So she turned around, realized her wish came true, gave him a big hug, and even Santa started crying. (Here’s the video.)
A father who just returned home from deployment surprises his daughter as she tells Santa all she wants for Christmas is for her daddy to come home. pic.twitter.com/NEJnWKMWOm
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) October 25, 2021