Elderly lady having trouble paying for groceries—that’s when man behind her questions cashier

Many of us, at one time or another, have been shopping and had the experience of getting a credit or debit card declined. It can be both alarming and embarrassing, and add stress to your day that you don’t want! But, sometimes the outcome in that situation can be a simple, beautiful moment, as the elderly woman in this story found out.

Ryan O’Donnell from New South Wales, Australia, was shopping with his two toddlers at a grocery store, waiting his turn to check out. The elderly woman in front of him was ending her transaction and handed her card to the cashier to pay.

The elderly woman’s card was declined.

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Again, on a second try, the woman’s card was declined. After several tries and seeking further assistance, it became apparent that she simply didn’t have the money.

O’Donnell made a decision to help without hesitation.

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O’Donnell asked the cashier what the total was. “$44,” said the cashier. He handed her a $50 bill. It was a beautiful, kind, compassionate, generous action, and one that was setting an example for the two little children O’Donnell had with him.

He didn’t want anything in return.

This guy at Wyoming Coles who just went through the register with his two kids paid for this ladies groceries when her card kept declining 👍

The woman was very grateful for O’Donnell’s kindness and asked if she could pay him back sometime. His reply? “Don’t worry. Have a good day.”

A customer who was watching the scenario witnessed everything. He pulled out his phone, snapped a picture, and later posted it on Twitter to the delight of all who saw and read the viral post. O’Donnell received a barrage of compliments that he could never have expected.

“What a nice person! Humans at their best,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Absolute Champion. Should be more people like him in this world. If we all knew how to give, think of how amazing life would be?” wrote another.

Alejandro Villanueva Speaks Out After Standing for National Anthem

Alejandro Villanueva, the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle who stood outside the stadium tunnel for the national anthem on Sunday—the only player to do so on his team—said he regretted his decision.

“This national anthem ordeal has been out of control, and there’s a lot of blame on myself,” Villanueva said Monday,  Sept. 25, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Villanueva is a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan.

Villanueva said there was a botched plan. Three Steelers captains, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, were to stand behind him right outside the tunnel.

But a lack of time and bad planning prevented that from happening, he said.

“We butchered our plan to sort of have a response for the national anthem in respect to everyone’s opinions,” Villanueva said.

He said that he “threw (his teammates) under the bus, unintentionally” by standing for the national anthem, alone.

Some 200 NFL players around the league protested during the national anthem. Most took a knee but some merely sat and others raised a fist, reminiscent of the Black Power symbol.

Maurice Smith No. 27 and Julius Thomas No. 89 kneel with Jarvis Landry No. 14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 24, 2017. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit, Mich. (Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Steelers coach Tomlin also commented Sunday on the anthem issue.

Tomlin said, “Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Another player commented on Villanueva’s situation.

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward told ESPN: “I don’t want to go into that, but we support our guy Al. He feels he had to do it. This guy served our country, and we thank him for it.”

“Al is a unique circumstance, what he’s been through, some of the things he’s talked about before,” guard David DeCastro added.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Al. I wish there was a different way to do this thing. We’ve got some people who look at the national anthem as patriotism, soldiers, all the stuff that it means, and obviously, people are upset, and I understand that. I just wish both sides understand that they want the right thing, but doing it through the national anthem, I wish there was a different way,” he said.

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Former ‘world’s heaviest woman’ once weighed 1,100 POUNDS—dies at 37 from obesity in Abu Dhabi hospital

This once “fattest woman” in the world had been bedridden for 25 years at her home in Alexandria, Egypt, prior to a weight-reduction surgery in Mumbai in March. Sadly, though she had lost more than 660 pounds through the surgery, she succumbed to weight-related complications months later.

Eman Abdul Atti, former “world’s heaviest woman,” passed away on Monday, Sep. 25, just weeks after her 37th birthday, on Sep. 9, at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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According to a statement by Burjeel Hospital, Ms. Atti, an Egyptian who weighed 1,102 pounds (approx. 500 kg) at one point, died at 4:35 a.m. due to complications from the underlying conditions associated with obesity, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.

Ms. Atti had been warded at the Burjeel Hospital since May, following a weight-reduction surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in March, in which she lost some 660 pounds (approx. 299 kg).

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At Burjeel Hospital, her condition was supervised by a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialties.

Ms. Atti told the media last year that she had not left home for 25 years due to her size. As reported by Gulf News, she had been bedridden since she was 12 years old as a result of a parasitic infection that “caused her limbs and body to swell.”

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Ms. Atti’s family is grateful to the rulers and residents for their support during her treatment. They also expressed their appreciation for the care and treatment provided to her by Burjeel Hospital, the statement said.

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“Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” said the hospital.

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“Warrior puppy” rescued from death brings new hope for 8-year-old autistic boy!

This is a story of not just any boy and not just any dog: An eight-year-old autistic boy spent his days alone, playing by himself, until the family adopted a pup that was rescued from the brink of death. Following is just the beginning of a miraculous journey!

Jonny Hickey was an extremely awkward and quiet child who hated to communicate with anybody. He could barely speak. He would spend hours playing alone with his marbles and dreaded any kind of new experiences.

Xena was a severely abused dog being taken care of by rescuers when Jonny’s family decided to adopt this pitiable soul.

Just two months after Xena came into his life, Jonny transformed completely. He is now extremely happy, cheerful, and playful when he is with his new friend. The parents have noticed that he is a lot more social now.

Johny now says that he and Xena make a “pretty perfect team” and kisses the puppy on the top of her head.

Just a couple of months before Xena was taken into Jonny’s world, the poor pup was brought to the DeKalb County Animal Services’ shelter in Georgia after she collapsed in someone’s yard. When staff members saw her, they recoiled in shock. “I’ve been doing rescue probably for about 12 years, and I had never seen a dog that young in that sort of condition,” Chrissy Kaczynski, who works for Animal Services and is a founding member of the rescue group Friends of DeKalb Animals, told TODAY.com. “I brought her home with me and I didn’t think she’d make it through the night.” “She was completely dehydrated and her nose was all scabbed over … like she had been trying to escape something,” Kaczynski said.

In the photo below, Xena is seen recovering and surrounded by the food and medicine that pulled her back from the brink of death. With ample food, fluids, and loads of love, the pup found the strength to fight for her life, earning her nickname “Warrior Puppy.”

Being autistic, Johny had faced difficulty interacting and expressing himself. He used to be uncomfortable making eye contact with people. But ever since Xena came into his life, he has changed dramatically. His mother noticed that he now readily cuddles and kisses the terrier, and has become more tactile and expressive.

Both Jonny and Xena are now an inseparable pair as they fill each other’s lives with loads of love. Xena is now his best friend. His mother, Linda Hickey, 44, said in an interview with Today.com: “These two were destined to be together, to save each other at a level that humans just can’t understand.” “From the very first day, that dog was sitting in his lap in the car seat, giving him all these kisses. And that’s where she’s been ever since,” she said. The part-time preschool teacher said her son now chatters non-stop, telling her about his day at school.
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Jonny has learned to express love.

Research on the effects of companion animals on children with autism spectrum disorder shows they are more likely to talk and laugh in the presence of guinea pigs than in the presence of toys. The Autism Service Dogs of America pairs children with specially trained animals that have a calming effect on these children.

“Well, my Xena was hurt really bad by some not-so-nice people. And I have autism. So I think we make a pretty perfect team to spread the words to be nice to animals, and nice to kids like me,” Jonny says in the CNN video below!

The story of the amazing bond between a little boy and his dog indeed testifies that love needs no language.
Watch the CNN video below:

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ALERT: One Of America’s Most POPULAR Potato Chip Brands Just Issued MASSIVE Recall- Throw Them Away NOW

ALERT– PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product can cause serious, adverse health consequences.
Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella
Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution.
No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date.
The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S.
The specific recalled product information is listed below:
All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
  • Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
  • 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
  • 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
  • 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
  • 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
  • 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box
No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.
This is extremely important information and we urge you to share this with your friends and family.
God Bless.

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Scientists Find Root That Kills 98% Of Cancer Cells In Only 48 Hours

Since ancient times, dandelion has been used because it offers various health benefits. Medical researchers have discovered that the dandelion has the potential to cure cancer! The root of the dandelion is a better treatment than chemotherapy for prostate and lung cancers. In Ontario, Canada the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre’s Dr. Carolyn Hamm said that dandelion root extract helps with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia – and it is the only thing that does.

After failed treatments to help his chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, 72-year-old John Di Carlo, was sent home to live out his last days. John said he started to drink dandelion root tea as a final attempt for a cure.

The body then replaces the cells with new, healthy cells. The extract also helps with colon, liver, breast, prostate, and lung cancer. Dandelion root helps to boost your immune system and only targets the unhealthy cells, unlike chemotherapy which destroys healthy and unhealthy cells.

Dr. Hamm urges people to check with their doctors because dandelion root can negatively impact chemotherapy. You can reap the benefits from dandelion tea even if you don’t have cancer. It also helps fight diabetes.

Dandelion tea is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants. The tea may not taste as good as other teas, but it seems like it is worth drinking!

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The Cancer Dies When You Eat These Five Foods, It’s Time To Start Eating Them

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. When the human body is formed, undergoes a stage named angiogenesis during which all blood vessels are created. However, this activity does not stop after we are born. It is also present later in our lives when we suffer injuries that cut through our skin, veins, or arteries, and the need for rebuilding the blood canals arises.

Very often, this process is related with cancer spread, and it is orchestrated by what are called activators and inhibitors. Almost all researches related to cancer focus mainly on the inhibitors, however, it is actually the activators who promote and boost the vascular growing of cells, so that new blood vessels could be created.
The 5 groceries listed below are actually anti – angiogenesis, and that is the reason why they help stop cancer growth, because they affect the feeding of cancers.

1. THE BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY EFFECT

Blueberries and raspberries are plants that are well known by their anti – cancer capabilities, especially when it comes to ovarian cancer. Phytochemicals are the reason why they have their dark hue and the secret of their effectiveness, which are proven to be great for cancer prevention. Furthermore, blueberries and raspberries are also known to have a decreasing effect on oxifative stress and angiogenesis.

2. COFFEE AND GREEN TEA

Besides the fact that both coffee and green tea, are the most popular daily consummated drinks, they decrease the chances of cancer development.

3. THE TOMATO EFFECT

According to recent Harvard research, there is up to 50% reduction in chances for prostate cancer in people who regularly ate cooked tomatoes. It was proven that tomatoes are incredibly effective in inhibiting the angiogenesis, and the reason why this fruits are so effective is that they contain high amounts of a substance called lycopene, which has strong anti – angiogenic properties.
Experts explain that lycopene is easily distributed through the body’s digestion system due to the fact it breaks down in our bodies’ fat. In addition, lycopene concentration increases when it is subjected to higher temperatures. That is why cooked tomatoes are very effective when it comes to stopping cancer growth.

4. DARK CHOCOLATE

For many people this is almost unbelievable. Dark chocolate is an incredibly tasty desert, which also happens to be incredibly healthy to eat, because it is good for you heart condition, your overall happiness, but also for fighting cancer cells.

5. TURMERIC

This plant has various health benefits, and it is well known by the effectiveness in fat reduction, turmeric is also used as a preventive measure against cancer.

A Bear Came Out Of The Woods And Approached A Little Girl, But The Family Dog Saved The Day!

Three-year-old Harper Wagner was playing in her backyard when she yelled to her mom for help. A 400-pound black bear had wandered into the family’s backyard and stood just a few feet away from Harper. The bear had roamed near the family’s home before, but only in the evening.

That was when the family’s dog, Chief, came to the rescue!
Harper’s mom, Emily, rescued the lab mix two years ago. Harper and Chief grew up together, and the dog could clearly sense that Emily was in danger. He began biting on the bear’s leg, trying to drag him away from Emily. Then, the other two family dogs swarmed the bear until he disappeared into the woods and climbed a tree.
Emily grabbed her daughter and ran inside to call police. Authorities said they would not kill the bear unless it poses a threat to humans. Emily said she is not mad at the bear, but she will definitely be keeping a close eye on her daughter and dogs when they play outside.
Share this story about this amazing dog!

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Breaking News: Scientist Found A Plant That Kills Cancer Cells In Just 16 Hours! Spread The Info!

A recent study published in life science has shown that the derivative of sweet wormwood has an ability to remove 98% of breast cancer in just 16 hours of time. The plant consists of artemisinin which is an anti-tumor agent and fights the cancer cells effectively.
The combination of this plant with iron can completely delete the cancer cell from your system. The best part is that this treatment will not harm the healthy cells in your body.
Artemisinin present in sweet wormwood was popular as an antimalarial agent in the past. But the recent research has proven that this compound can be miraculously used to battle the cancer cells.

Henry Lai and Narendra Singh the bioengineers at the University of Washington has conducted the experiment to show that the cancerous cells undergo apoptosis and die eventually.

Recently the French drug manufacturer “Sanofi” has started the production of Artemisinin and they are manufacturing 50-60 tons each year to meet the demand in the market. It is now scientifically proven that artemisinin has an ability to kill the cancerous cell and thus a lot of people are going for this treatment rather than using chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Share this article with your friends and family members and let people know that now cancer cells can be killed off naturally. The cure for cancer is now identified by the modern science and we should use this method to treat cancer in a natural way.

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Did You Know That You Can Detox Your Body Through Your Feet?

According to the Chinese system of reflexology, our feet have natural energy zones that are associated with vital organ systems in our body.
In other words, you will be able to detoxify your entire body through your feet, thus removing the harmful toxins from your body.
So, for many years the Chinese medicine uses this treatment for detoxifying the body through the feet.
This method is very easy and simple, but extremely effective.
Foot Detox Pads
You can easily find Detox pads in almost any health store. All you have to do is put them on your feet before going to bed and remove them in the morning.
If you notice that their color is changed in the morning and they became dark, this indicates that you manage to successfully eliminate the toxins from your body.
Ionic Foot Bath
An Ionic foot bath can also help to detoxify your body from toxins. It is based on electrolysis, a method that uses electrical current in order to create a chemical reaction.

It is recommended to use warm water so your pores will open as well as salt which can act as an anti-inflammatory astringent. Ions are usually absorbed through the feet. If the salt water becomes dark, this is a sign that you are toxin-free.
There are a few forms of this bath:
Salt Detox Bath Recipe
Needed Ingredients:
1 cup of Epsom salt
1 cup of sea salt
2 cups of baking soda
Essential oils (optional)
Directions:
Put all the ingredients in boiling water so they will dissolve. Then, fill the tub with warm water and add apple cider vinegar, essential oils and salt in the mixture and soak for 30 minutes.
We need to mention that after the bath you may experience exhaustion and weakness. However, this bath will relieve the skin irritation, increase the magnesium levels and detox your body!
Clay Detox Bath Recipe
Needed Ingredients:
1/2 cup bentonite clay
1/2 cup Epsom salt
Essential oils (optional)
Directions:
You should dissolve the Epsom salt in a hot bath then add the essential oils. Mix the clay with water, and when mixing make sure not to use metal.

Next, add clay to the prepared bath and soak for 20 minutes. Your magnesium levels will be increased and your body detoxified!

Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe
Needed Ingredients:
2 cups of hydrogen peroxide
1 tablespoon dried ginger powder
Directions:

Add dried ginger and hydrogen peroxide in a tub filled with hot water and soak for 30 minutes. This bath will soothe your body and prevent various allergies and irritations!

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