Feel Good Friday Roundup

It’s finally Friday and these feel-good-stories are the cherries on top of the end of the week.

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Let’s start with our favorite centenarian–106-year-old Virginia McLaurin–who captured our hearts with her jig of joy upon meeting Barack and Michelle Obama in the White House last month.

Now her newfound fans are making the spry senior smile again by starting a YouCaring fundraising page to change her living situation.

Virginia’s asking for $50K (so far $21,580 has been raised) to move into a ground floor apartment–she currently lives in a walkup–closer to her church, reports Huffington Post.

“She’s determined that she wants to live independently and close to her church,” Virginia’s friend Deborah Menkart told Huffington Post.”So we need to make sure that there are the funds to secure that.”

Pretty safe in assuming Virginia can and will.

A Kansas City Community Kitchen turned their soup kitchen into a restaurant-style serving the homeless.

From 11am to 2pm on weekdays the homeless are greeted by a host and given their food orders by a wait staff.

The menu was even created by an executive chef of a local restaurant that once lived in poverty.

The “dine with dignity” style soup kitchen is meant to change the script on how the homeless is treated.

“We are trying to flip the photo of what a soup kitchen looks like,” Mandy Caruso-Yahne, who runs the kitchen at Episcopal Community Service.

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Finally, rapper Fetty Wap inspired a young fan, Jayden Burgos to embrace his short-sightedness (get it?)

By ditching his prosethetic eye in the style of the Trap Queen rapper.

As a reward Jayden met his idol.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks…for the Thanksgiving Turkeys

It’s that time of year again. When we bow our heads and give thanks in front of a big ass bird. Otherwise known as Thanksgiving.

Well, in case you haven’t noticed (all those one-percenters look away) turkeys are pret-ty expensive this season. So, it’s all the more significant when celebs take the much-is-given-much-is-expected mantra to heart and pass out turkeys.

Like Snoop Dogg, who passed out over 1,500 turkeys to families in need in his hometown of Inglewood, California last Thursday. Snoop’s tardiness was forgiven when he took selfies with all the attendees, over 800. Including the seniors Inglewood Mayor James Butts shared with People. 

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“We had a tented area for seniors to sit in, and the first thing he did was go over to take pictures with everyone there.”

Snoop announced he’ll be at the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway every year going forward. So that every Inglewood res “would have a nice meal for Thanksgiving.”

A sentiment also shared by Chris Brown who handed out 2,000 turkeys to South Jamaica, Queens houses this morning.

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Rapper Big Sean and his parents did the same at their annual Turkey giveaway in the motor city today. They also added sides. Ya gotta have the cranberry sauce.

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DJ Khaled teamed up with hip hop station 99JAMZ in Miami to host a turkey giveaway.

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Fetty Wap also treated his hometown of Paterson, NJ with a Turkey Giveaway. Earlier this week he suprised mall goers with a rainstorm of cash. Click here to watch the Jersey boy share the wealth.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!