In the summer of 2014, Joe Robinson found something unexpected in a pot he was selling at an arts festival. It was a $100 bill with the name “Benny” written on it. Joe was at a loss for words on how the money ended up in one of his handmade pots. It was no accident. A mysterious philanthropist named Benny had put it there.
Victim Turns The Tables On Mugger And Invites Him To Dinner
Social worker Julio Diaz was a creature of habit. Every night when heading home to the Bronx, he would make a pit stop at his favorite diner. One evening Diaz stepped off the subway and his routine took a turn for the worst. As he headed towards the stairs on the deserted platform a teenager approached him. Out of the blue, the stranger drew a knife and demanded that Diaz hand over all his money. Seeking to pacify his attacker, Diaz did what he was told. He handed over his wallet and the teenager walked away.
Woman Saves 2,500 Children
Irena Sendler smuggled children in boxes, suitcases and caskets, saving the lives of more than 2,500 Jewish children. During World War II, she watched in horror as the Nazis forced Jewish people to live in a ghetto in Warsaw, Poland where disease ran rampant. Soon, it became clear that the Nazis intended to exterminate the Jews. That’s when Sendler took courageous action. To gain access to the ghetto, she pretended to be a nurse. She used a fake I.D. and told German soldiers she was there to deliver supplies and care for the sick.
Imagine taking a risky walk through bombed-out buildings, the entire time hiding from snipers. Now imagine that you’re dodging bullets and risking your life to…read. For many of us, this seems crazy, but for some people in Damascus, Syria, risking their lives to read is the only thing that keeps them sane.
Idiom: Between A Rock And A Hard Place
When the rugby team from Uruguay boarded the plane, they never imagined that weeks later they’d be eating their teammates to survive. Flying over the Andes Mountains, the pilot’s voice came over the intercom. “Fasten your seatbelts, we are going to enter some turbulence.”