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Published: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 6:43 AM
HAUGHTON, La. — A video of a boy comforting his baby sister is warming hearts across the country.
A video shared to Facebook by mom Danielle Davis of Haughton, Louisiana, shows her son quietly rocking his sleeping sister in his arms when she wasn’t feeling well. The video was viewed more than 2 million times on Instagram.
“The kids adore each other,” Davis told “Good Morning America.” “He can always make her laugh. They are siblings, so they have their moments of jealousy, but that’s to be had. Ninety percent of the time they really very loving toward each other.”
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8:05 AM
WINCHESTER, Mass. — A Lowell, Massachusetts, man had a special delivery to deal with on the highway: his own baby.
Samuel Beyene's wife Rahel Estifanos called him at work Wednesday morning, saying she was having contractions.
"We start driving, and all of a sudden, she says, 'Oh my God, something is pushing. Something is coming out,'" Beyene said. "I say, 'OK, we’re almost there. We have 10 minutes to go.' She says, 'No, no, no, Sammy, you don’t know there's something coming out.' And I look down and I see the head."
Before they could make it to the hospital, Beyene pulled over on the side of Route 93.
Wilmington police dispatchers told Beyene on the phone that they were on their way, but their new baby, Lidya, was impatient.
"Slowly but surely, I pull the baby up," Beyene said. "All of a sudden, the baby is in my hand."
The mother and baby are happy and healthy, resting at Winchester Hospital.
Now that the stress is over, Beyene can joke about the situation.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 8:25 AM
COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — A video and message posted by a Green County, Oklahoma, mom is spreading quickly on social media.
Christy Rowden posted the video Monday afternoon after a heartwarming moment at a park.
Rowden said she was at the park with her two children that afternoon when a bus of students from Oologah Upper Elementary pulled up and started playing on the basketball court.
Rowden’s 7-year-old son was adopted from Uganda. Rowden said he can be shy and, as a result, stood back as the older boys played basketball.
https://www.facebook.com/christyleerowden/posts/10216587561621532Posted by Christy Lee Rowden on Monday, May 21, 2018
Soon after, the fifth-grade boys reportedly came up to her son, Asher, introduced themselves and invited him to play.
The boys quickly welcomed him into their game, cheering him on and giving high-fives.
Rowden said the moment brought a tear to her eye, especially since she is the mom of a black boy in a mostly white community.
Rowden shared the post to remind people that there is still good in the world and to thank the children who were so kind to her son.
There is good in this world! I need reminders of it sometimes. I took Asher & Mercy to the park this morning and for...Posted by Christy Lee Rowden on Monday, May 21, 2018
Published: Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 7:47 PM
Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 7:47 PM
— As summer vacation draws near, parents and children are heading to the pool.
Parents may know to guard against drownings in the pool, but there is also a risk hours after a child has been out of the water.
"A child could die 24 hours later after they have been in the water,” Barbara Byers of Canada’s Lifesaving Society told Global News. "The ones you have to keep an eye on are kids who go under, inhaling and coughing up water in the process. This can happen in a bathtub as well if the child goes face down in the water."
A Global News report has alerted parents for what to look for.
When a child inhales too much water, it can irritate their lungs and cause a buildup of fluid. The lungs may run out of air if too much liquid builds up.
"Drowning is silent," Byers said. "When fluid gets in the respiratory area, they can’t scream, they can’t shout."
Although Byers told Global News death from what was once called "dry drowning," but is now simply called drowning, is rare, parents can look for the following symptoms :
Extreme and unusual tiredness
According to the Centers for Disease Control, children ages 1 - 4 have the highest drowning rates in the United States. Among children ages 1 - 14, it is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death, behind motor vehicle crashes.
Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 7:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 7:39 AM
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas mom's story of how a stranger helped her and her two young children on a flight is warming hearts across the country.
According to ABC News, Jessica Rudeen, 34, of Bentonville, ran into some trouble while traveling from Missouri to North Carolina with her 4-month-old son, Alexander, and 3-year-old daughter, Caroline.
"My first flights with an infant and a toddler started out with a little panic when we boarded the plane," Rudeen wrote in a Facebook post. "My 4-month-old was screaming his head off because, due to a series of unexpected events, I was unable to nurse him before boarding the plane. My 3-year-old, who was excited before boarding the plane, lost her nerve and began screaming and kicking, 'I want to get off the plane! I don’t want to go!' I honestly thought we’d get kicked off the plane. So with two kids losing their minds, I was desperately trying to calm the situation."
Luckily, another passenger, Todd Walker, 52, was happy to help, ABC News reported.
"This man reached for the baby and held him while I forced a seatbelt on Caroline, got her tablet and started her movie," Rudeen wrote. "Once she was settled and relatively calmed, he distracted her so that I could feed Alexander. Finally, while we were taxiing, the back of the plane no longer had screams."
But Walker's kindness didn't end there. Rudeen said he also talked to Caroline during the flight and even colored and watched a movie with her.
"By the end of the flight, he was Caroline's best friend," Rudeen wrote. "I'm not sure if he caught the kiss she landed on his shoulder while they were looking out the window."
In another stroke of luck, the new friends discovered that they were connecting in Charlotte to the same flight to Wilmington.
"He helped us get off the plane and led us to the next gate with Caroline in hand," Rudeen wrote. "If that wasn’t enough, he changed his seat on the next flight to sit in our row to help us. This guy, Todd, showed me kindness and compassion that I’ve never known from another person. His wife, he said, had a similar experience when their two boys were young and a stranger showed her the same kindness. I am blown away by God’s hand in this because we could have been placed next to anyone, but we were seated next to one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life."
Rudeen's Facebook post thanking Walker quickly went viral, with more than 28,000 likes and 7,000 shares. Although Rudeen did not have Walker's last name, social media users helped her get in touch with his wife, Stacey who said helping people is in her husband's nature.
Rudeen said she hopes that the families can get together soon.
My first flights with an infant and a toddler started out with a little panic when we boarded the plane. My 4 month old...Posted by Jessica Rudeen on Saturday, April 14, 2018