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Discussion in 'News that makes you smile!' started by Texas Mist, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    "ATLANTA — It started as a family joke: Facing snowballing medical expenses for their two young disabled children, Gregg and Brittiny Peters quipped they might need to sell everything they owned to stay solvent. As the bills tipped $10,000, however, the idea was no longer funny.

    So on Thursday, the Gainesville, Ga., couple accepted a winning $20,000 eBay bid for all their belongings minus their house.

    It came with one catch. The winning bidders, Donnia and Keith Blair of Texas, want the family to have the money, but keep their stuff.....
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    rest of this happy story here:
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/6240031.html
     
  2. louisy42445

    louisy42445 New Member

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    In a world filled with so much evil it is refreshing to be reminded that there is good out there. I don't understand why people would be upset that the family would want to return the donations though. It seems to me that they are a proud family that just doesn't feel right about taking something for nothing. I can understand this. I think all involved are people of good character and should be recognised as such. In a world where there are so many scams it is nice to see the honesty and integrity
     
  3. EmMomma

    EmMomma Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    How wonderful. Reading that story made my heart smile. :)
    With all the horrors in the world, it sure is nice to read about something wonderful happening.
     
  4. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    :clap:

    It is lovely to see human kindness
     
  5. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    That is so beautiful to see, especially in these hard economic times!
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    Gives new meaning to "southern hospitality" :)
     
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    Aww, wouldn't it be great if that was what humanity was all about. Should be, could be.
     
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    What a beautiful story! It really goes to show that there are great people out there. I am glad that someone was able to afford to help this family.
    Paying it forward is what it is all about..When you do good by others, it comes back to you 100 times over..
    God Bless these kind souls..
     
  9. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    I got warm & fuzzies reading it...there's just not enough good news these days. It made me feel better when I read it.
     
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  11. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    I'm touched by what the Blairs are doing, but this family is taking the joy out of it by refusing the generous gift.

    IMO, they're coming off as ungrateful. While I admire wanting to do something on your own, the kids must come first - and the Blairs are giving them the means to not only take care of their children but to take care of them in a home with furniture, stroller, appliances, etc. I don't understand how they can take care of the kids if they don't have the items to live an everyday life.

    I applaud the Blairs and hope they continue to care about others in spite of the way this other couple are treating their kindness and generosity.
     
  12. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    I think the buyers should have a thrift shop send a truck for the goods. That way the family could use part of the money to buy back what they need at cheap prices and keep their pride in tact.

    Others could benefit from whatever they don't buy back from the thrift shop.
     
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    MissieMt New Member

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    I would encourage you to read their blog. I understand why you feel this way after reading that article. IMO the article was poorly written.
    http://blog.everythingweown.org/
     
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    pferrin New Member

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    Random acts of kindness.
     

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