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WATCH | Black Tinker airman goes viral for his act of kindness



A Tinker Air Force Base airman’s act of kindness was caught on camera, and the video has since gone viral on social media.

Amber Roy shared the video on Wednesday taken near I-240 and Santa Fe in Oklahoma City. She said the airman pulled over to help an elderly woman who was walking with her groceries in the hot weather and took her to her destination.

KOCO 5’s Christine Stanwood spoke with Senior Airman Jibril Jennings, who said he was driving down Santa Fe near I-240 when he saw drivers swerving to avoid something.

When he realized it was a woman struggling to walk with her groceries, he stopped to help.

“When I got up to her, I asked her, ‘Would you like a ride?’ She said, ‘Thank you, I would love that,’” Jennings said.

So he started loading her groceries into his car and drove her home.

“She reminded me of my grandmother. She just wanted to start talking about something. She had been walking all day. She had plenty of stops. And she finally got picked up on her last,” Jennings said.

Jennings said he hopes to remind people to be kind to each other.

“It’s not about whether I’m an Airman. It should just be about us helping each other,” Jennings said.

The video has since been shared more than 30,000 times on Facebook.


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Photo of children praying before their first day of school goes viral



A photo of three young children in a prayer circle before their first day of school is going viral on social media, with parents praising it as “the best back-to-school picture.”

Jamisha Harris — the mother of Eugene Jacobs, 10; Jorden Jacobs, 8; and Emily Jacobs, 7 — posted the photo of her children holding hands in prayer before heading to the bus stop on Monday. In her Facebook post she wrote, “I’m feeling nervous and a little unsure but thankful.”

She went on to write, “I pray for my children on their first day of school.”

After being reposted on Louisiana’s local news channel WAFB’s Facebook page, thousands of parents have reacted to the back-to-school prayer, which is resonating in the wake of recent tragedies.

“Praise God! May He bless and protect his little children as they start this school year. Cover our teachers and staff also,” one commenter wrote. “Kudos to these parents. We can pray anywhere, anytime.”

Another said, “This is awesome! Need a lot more of it to bring this country back to its roots.”

Harris tells Yahoo Lifestyle that praying is something that she and her husband do every day with their children. But as they’re headed off to school, it’s even more important to pray that they stay safe.

“All day every day I think about my children and that I’m not at school with them to protect them if any tragedies [were] to happen,” Harris says. “Because of the recent tragedies that’s been happening all over the world it’s no peace in being a mother because I’m always worried about shooters, bullying, sexual assault … anything that can harm my children.”

In order to combat some of the anxiety she feels when her kids go to school, Harris says she teaches them about the importance of listening to their teachers in the case of an emergency. Still, she worries every day.

“With all these tragedies happening the only thing I can do is raise them right and educate them on life and to always pray together,” she says.

Now, Harris hopes that the people seeing the photo of her children feel inspired by it.

“I hope it just brings peace to the parents and student on their first day of school,” she says. “They may have [taken] praying out of school but not out of God’s children.”

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Men invite elderly woman to eat with them when they see her dining alone



OXFORD, AL (Gray News) – It’s funny how a simple meal at a barbeque restaurant in eastern Alabama can impact so many lives.

Jamario Howard was out with some friends eating at Brad’s Bar-B-Que last week when he noticed an elderly woman sitting alone.

“My exact thoughts were, ‘Dang, I’d hate to have to eat alone,'” Howard said on his Facebook page. “So, after thinking about it a minute I walked over to her and asked if I could sit with her.”

The woman’s name was Eleanor.

After a few minutes of talking, Howard learned that she had lost her husband and the following day would have been their 60th anniversary.

“I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do,” Howard said.

His Facebook post shows Eleanor joining Howard and his two friends JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight for dinner.

Howard’s story has warmed social media’s often prickly heart. The post has been shared more than 36,000 times.

Howard said the encounter with Eleanor taught him a lesson.

“The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through,” he said on Facebook.

“This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge! And people I can’t stress this enough. Go see your mom and your grandparents. They miss you!!”

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LeBron James says he’s INCREDIBLY PROUD of stats showing the students at his “I Promise” school in Akron are making tremendous gains in statewide testing … just 1 year after it opened. 

There are only 240 students in the inaugural 3rd and 4th grade classes at the Akron school — but numbers obtained by the NY Times show test scores in math and reading were up BIG after the first year.

In reading, the 3rd and 4th graders had initially scored in the lowest percentile — the 1%.

But, after a year, when the students took the district-wide exams, the 3rd graders JUMPED to the 9th percentile and the 4th graders moved to the 16th!

Take a second and reflect on that — those are HUGE gains. 

And that’s not all … when it came to math, the 3rd graders jumped from the 1% to the 18th percentile — and 4th graders moved from the 2% to the 30th!!!!

When asked about the incredible improvements, LeBron told the Times, “These kids are doing an unbelievable job, better than we all expected.”

He added, “When we first started, people knew I was opening a school for kids. Now people are going to really understand the lack of education they had before they came to our school.”

“People are going to finally understand what goes on behind our doors.”

So, what does go on behind their doors? 

Besides access to teachers and materials, the school also provides clothing and snacks to families that need it … which is partially funded by LeBron’s foundation. 

Keep up the good work!!!

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