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    Ten-year-old British boy Daniel Boyers did not want to participate in sports day at his school, but he is sure glad he did.

    Boyers, who has cerebral palsy, was worried his classmates might laugh at him if he tried to run on sports day, his mom told Manchester Evening News.

    But his friends did quite the opposite.

    When the race began, video shows Daniel's classmates running alongside him. And when they are almost to the finish line, the boys slow down to allow Daniel to finish first.

    Daniel steps over the finish line, and becomes overwhelmed with joy realizing he won.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, Daniel rushed over to him mom, and began crying.

    "I am so happy I have come first. I have never done it before," he told her.

    The gesture was not only a surprise to Daniel, but to teachers and Daniel's mother, Wendy, too.

    Wendy posted the video of the race on Facebook, which has now been viewed more than 14,000 times.

    "Daniel LOVES the fact that came first! Super happy boy. Not a dry eye in the house!! thank you xx," she wrote.

    Wendy told Manchester Evening News, that Daniel has learning difficulties, so he truly thought he ran a great race.

    "He has always run every year, but always comes last," she said.

    But this year, Daniel was number one.

    "The children that ran the race are absolutely brilliant," Wendy said. "All of the children in the class, everyone, are supportive of him and make sure he is always included."

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    Thank you for posting that story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poe View Post
    Thank you for posting that story.
    Agreed, thanks very much for posting. That's a very touching story.

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    Semper Fi and well done Marines

    The U.S. Marine Corps welcomed its littlest new member on Saturday in a ceremony in San Clemente, California.

    8 year-old Wyatt Gillette has Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Type 1, a fatal disease that affects the brain and the immune system. Most patients with Aicardi-Goutieres don't live past childhood.

    His father, Jeremiah Gillette, served in the Iraq war 8 years ago, and hoped that his service to his country would have an influence on his son, according to People.

    Upon hearing the Gillette family's story, fellow Marine Anthony North started a petition on Change.org to give Wyatt the title of becoming an Honorary U.S. Marine.

    "I truly feel that Wyatt has faced more hardship than any Marine has gone through, and for that should be given the title," North wrote in his petition. "I have seen more Marines come together because of him, and feel he has truly earned the right to be among the best fighting force in the world."

    The petition reached a whopping total of 4,550 signatures in a matter of days, and Commandment of the Marine Corps, Robert B. Neller approved Wyatt to be awarded with the honor.

    "We couldn't be more excited to welcome him into the brotherhood," North wrote in a Facebook post. "He has the driving spirit, determination and love for life that we all wish we could have. Wyatt you are our hero and soon to be our brother."

    On Saturday, Neller addressed the crowd at SOI Parade Deck and bestowed the honor upon a smiling Gillette, perched next to his mother, Felisha Gillette.

    After the ceremony, Jeremiah Gillette took to the mic to thank his fellow Marines, North, and The Mendleton Foundation for coming together to make the event possible.

    "Everything that everyone has done for us has been amazing," he said. "With everything going on around the world today and especially in our country, this is kind of a breath of fresh air.

    "It's restored my faith in humanity, and what our country stands for."

    He also took a moment to thank his wife.

    "Wyatt's lived for almost eight years now. And I know for a fact that would not have happened if it wasn't for her," he said. "The way she's fought ... it's amazing what a woman can do when she's determined."

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    The Marines are always top-notch when it comes to things like this, hopefully Wyatt lives another 8 years{and longer}.

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    Sadly, he died yesterday.
    C. T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    Sadly, he died yesterday.
    C. T.
    RIP Wyatt

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    Four officers cooked pasta for a lonely old couple whose sounds of distress were overhead in their home, Rome's police department said.

    Authorities were alerted after cries were reported from an apartment in the city, but officers found the occupants had not been the victim of any crime.

    Jole, 89, and her husband Michele, 94, explained that nobody had visited them in months and that they had been upset by something they had seen on the television news, the police department said in a poetic update on its Facebook page on Friday.

    According to the update, which has been shared 26,000 times, the episode occurred on a recent hot summer evening. Police did not provide an exact date or last names.

    "There isn't a crime. Jole and Michele are not victims of a scam, as often happens to the elderly, and no burglar came in the house. There's no one to save," it said. "This time … there is a more difficult task to perform here — there are two lonely souls to reassure."

    An ambulance was called to check over the couple, who have been married for 70 years.

    While officers waited for paramedics to arrive they asked for permission to look inside kitchen cupboards to make sure there was enough food.

    One of the officers, named in the update as Andrea, cooked an improvised bowl of pasta and cheese for the couple while the others — Alessandro, Ernesto and Mirko — "entertained their new friends," the department said.

    The food was "nothing special," it noted, "but had a precious ingredient — humanity."

    "Life is not always easy, especially when the city empties and the neighbors are away on holiday," it said. "Sometimes loneliness dissolves into tears."

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