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