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Church Fire_Grad Pics_Harvard Grad_Sweet Reunion

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, smoke, flames, and quick actions by this young man.  Picture below.  

Our second story is about graduation portraits – somebody is lending a hand. Picture below.

Our third story is about a very unlikely Harvard grad. Hear her story to the right under, Previously On TOS, and picture below.   

And our fourth story is about a very cool reunion, 19 years after he saved her life.   Picture below.  

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Put that fire out!
Grad pics
You made it, Norma!
19 years ago
A very sweet reunion

Nasty Hair; Virus Stopped; Homeless Heroes in Manchester; Losing Weight To Save A Life

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, a very perceptive hair stylist Before and after pictures below.

Our second story is about a 22 year old who stopped a worldwide virus – listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our third story is about the homeless heroes in Manchester Picture below.

And our fourth story is about losing weight to save someone else’s life. Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Before…
After!
Stephen Jones
Shedding it!

Darth Vader_Baby On A Plane_Family Trapped_Deaf Waitress

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, Darth Vader is alive and well in Tennessee. Picture and his birth certificate below! And listen to him talk about his life in that segment, to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our second story is about a screaming baby on a plane. Picture below.

Our third story could have ended very tragically – a family of four trapped in their truck, upside in the water! Video and picture below.

And our fourth story is about a waitress who is deaf and normally uses hearing aids, Find out what a customer did for her. Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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His real name is, Darth Vader!
Yup. This is his real birth certificate.
Hush-a-by….
Dramatic Rescue – watch the video below!

500 Bucks. Nice!

Lost Wallet_Special Retirement_School Bus On Fire_9 Year Old And The Vets

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story another lost wallet with a lot of cash! Picture below.

Our second story is about a really special guy who got a really special surprise retirement party. Picture below.

Our third story is really scary – a school bus loaded with children is on fire! Video and picture below.

And our fourth story is about what a 9 year old did for our serving military. What a kid. Picture below, and you can hear that segment, plus, our special remembrance for Memorial Day, to the right under, Previously on TOS.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Wallet returned with ALL the cash!
Enjoy your retirement, Daniel!
The kids are ALL safe!
Teresa – more than a bus driver, she is a hero!
9 year old Carl on a mission!

Lost Money Order; Lots Of Hair; Sanu; Helping A Vet

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, her money order is missing! Gone! Guess who found it?
In our first story, Picture below.

Our second story is about a whole lotta hair, and for a good reason. Picture below.

Our third story happened on an airplane – little eyes were watching. Picture below.

And our fourth story really touched both our hearts..I almost lost it on the air..a very kind act to one of our wounded vets. Pictures below, and you can hear that segment to the right under, Previously on TOS.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Sergio and Yesenia
Hair today, gone tomorrow…
Sanu
Chris and family
Chris ready to mow!

Self Image_Rick Gives Back_Tool Library_London Marathon 9 Years Later

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story, a 15 year old gets great self esteem help from an unlikely place and person!

Our second story is about travel guru, Rick Steves and how he is giving back in a big, big way. Picture below.

Our third story is about a tool library – yes you can check out (not rent) a tool for your home project. And that’s not all! Picture below.

And our fourth story is about 2 guys running together in the recent London Marathon, nine years later. What a story! Picture below, and you can listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS

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Rick gets a hug from a grateful mom!
Dave and his tools
Benjamin and jonny

Lots Of Ice Cream_Huge GoFundMe_Wii_Teenager In Space

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first a 7 foot long receipt for…ice cream? Picture below.

In our second story you’ll hear a hero, from his hosptal bed, 24 hours after he tried to subdue a shooter! He’s recovering and there is the biggest GoFundMe campaign I’ve heard of. Picture below, and you can listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our third story is about a 7 year old boy who did something to cheer up the police who he knew were sad from a terrible loss. Picture below.

And our fourth story is about a teenager’s experiment that is literally out of this world! Picture below.

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That’s A Lot of Ice Cream!
Ian is recovering
Brady is pretty happy!
Julian, you are out of this world!

Screaming Baby_UPS Fire_Hero in Charlotte_Free Repairs

In this episode, once again, 4 great stories!

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Up first a mom with a screaming baby in the grocery store gets some assistance. Picture below.

In our second story, a UPS driver notices a house is on fire! Picture below.

Our third story is about a hero at the Charlotte airport. What’s bgetter than saving someone’s life? Picture below, and you can listen to this segment under, Previously on TOS

And our fourth story is getting your car repaired for free! Guess what the requirement is? Picture below.

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Mubarak-and-Alistair
House On Fire!
Chris and Paul
CarCare-Mechanics

 

Big Tipper; Street Corner; Repo Again; Off Duty

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story, guess who’s a really big tipper? Video below. Listen to that segment under, Previously on TOS

Our second story is about a man doing something amazing on a Phoenix street corner   Video link below

Our third story is a followup to a story we did last December – the repo man is back!  Picture below.

And our fourth story is about an off duty officer at a….donut shop!  Picture below.

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Being Human Video

Jimmy, the Repo man with Pat and Stan last Fall
Officer John O’Rourke

 

The Book_The Wallet_The Cabbie_The Wedding

In This Episode, 4 More Great Stories!

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In our first story, a stolen library book returned with a check and a note. Link to the book. ….Picture below?;

Our second story, a wallet returned untouched after 8 years …. Picture below.

Our third story is about a cabbie who did the right thing  Picture below,

And our fourth story is about planning their wedding in 5 days. Picture below, and that segment is under, Previously On TOS.

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Finally Home

Get Your Copy of Bid Time Return!

The Cash Is Still In There!
The Wallet – Untouched
Trent and Reggie
What a sparkler!

 

Bonus For Everybody; Marathon X 7; World’s Best Teacher; Airplane Ticket

In this episode, 4 great stories!

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In our first story, every employee in this company gets a BIG bonus – everybody! Picture below;

Our second story is about a lady who ran not one, not two, but seven marathons, back to back, in 7 days! And that’s only half the story! Video below, and, listen to that segment under, Previously on TOS

Our third story is about who just won the 1 million dollar prize as best teacher in the world! Picture and link below.

And our fourth story is about a kind, unnamed lady who stepped forward to help a dad in distress and paid for his daughter’s airplane ticket.

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Porsche 911

World’s Greatest Teacher

Home 2017 Winner

Taking care of the ticket

Harley In Storage; 72 VW Van; Train Tracks; 20 Year Old Inspires

In This Episode, 4 Great Stories!

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In our first story, Jaime, late with her storage payments for her deployed husband’s Harley, finally gets caught up but….Picture below;

Our second story is about a vintage VW Van in Australia for sale for $40,000. Two separate collectors each offered to buy it, but the owner decided to sell it to someone else, on a condition…. Picture below.

Our third story is a life and death story – an elderly woman crossing the train tracks freezes as a train is barreling towards her!  Picture below.

And our fourth story will restore your faith in our youth.  20 year old Matthew has a Youtube channel and is opening people’s eyes about the homeless people he takes to lunch and then interviews.  Two links to his Youtube channel below, and, you can hear that segment; to the right, under, Previously on TOS

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The Walters Family
1972 VW Van
A Bite With Jason

SUV In The River; Oustanding Employee; 9-1-1 Delivery

In this episode, 3 great stories!

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In our first story, a quiet foggy night of fishing on a dock until and SUV plunges into the river!  Picture below; listen to that segment under, “Previously On TOS.” 

Our second story is about an employee with some medical issues who makes a HUGE impression on a customer.

 Picture below.

Our third story is about a 9-1-1 call: no time for paramedics to get there, he needs instructions on how to deliver the baby!  Picture below.

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The Ladies Are Safe!
A New Home!
Here’s the boy you helped me deliver!

White Cop/Black Teen; Senior Date; 14 Month Old Evicted

In this episode, 3 great stories!

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In our first story, a white cop stops a young black man – this story is amazing!  Picture below; listen to that segment under, “Previously On TOS)

Our second story is about a senior asked out for a date.  Picture below.

Our third story is about a 14 month old receiving an eviction notice. Picture below.

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Officer Keffer and Jordon Duncan
Jordon’s New Bike
Ellie and Edwin Having Dinner
She’s Being Evicted!
Aaron, Sharana, and Summer – soon to be a family of 4!
Baby Announcement

Attacked Policeman; Application To Google; and, Shopping At Walmart

In this episode, 3 great stories!

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In our first story, a citizen comes to the rescue of police officer being attacked on the street – you’ll never guess who renders the assistance!  Picture below; listen to that segment under, “Previously On TOS.” 

Our second story, a handwritten letter to the CEO of Google. Picture below.

Our third story happened at the checkout register at Walmart. Picture below.

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Vickie came to the rescue!
A letter to Google’s CEO
Sharnique and-Ashley-

 

Previously on TOS – Highlights (For the full show, select Podcast in the Menu bar.)

  1. Harvard Grad


  1. 22 Year Old Stops The Virus


  1. Darth Vader Lives


  1. Comics For Vets and Memorial Day Remembered


  1. Helping A Vet


  1. London Marathon 9 years later


  1. Huge GoFundMe


  1. Hero In Charlotte


  1. A Big Tipper


  1. AZ Wedding On The Cheap


  1. Marathon X 7


  1. 20-Year-Old-Inspires.


  1. SUV In The River


  1. White Cop Black Teen


  1. Policeman In Trouble


  1. Police Deliver Baby


  1. Girl Scout Cookie Thief


  1. Face To Face In DC and An Amazing Cookie


  1. Snow Cat In The Lake


  1. Toby and Princesses


  1. 1-28 Family First and A New Record


  1. 1-21 Teen With Super Strength


  1. A Black Man and the KKK


  1. 1-7 A New Year


  1. 12-31 Firefighters, Police and Fun Facts


  1. 12-24-Liz – Favorite


  1. 12-24 Mike Favorite


  1. 12-17 Dog Thief


  1. 12-17 Repo Man


  1. 12-10-5


  1. 12-3 Kindness To The Police


  1. 11-26 Kind Snacks


  1. a-6-year-old-and-another-cope-story


  1. 11-12 The Town Od Tenino


  1. Victory at the Citadel


  1. 10-29


  1. cops-1


  1. cops-2


  1. 37-cents-at-applebees


  1. his-heart-at-her-wedding


  1. nurse-charlotte-part-1


  1. nurse-charlotte-part-2


  1. Car-Wash-Part-1


  1. Car-Wash-Part-2


  1. 9-18 Flowers Part 1


  1. 9-18 flowers Part 2


  1. 9-10 Johnny


  1. 9-3 EMT


  1. 8-13 Apple Store


  1. 7-30 Girl In The Bathroom


  1. 7-16 Three Waitresses


  1. 6-25 Citadel


  1. 5-8 John And Ann


  1. 4-9 Inbox And Fun Facts


  1. 4-2 Crossing The Street


  1. 3-19 Fun Facts Spring Training


  1. 3-19 Water Bottle


  1. 2-27 Pizza Man


  1. Feb 20 Random Act
  2. Feb 20 Haircuts


  1. Feb 14 Love Songs pt 1
  2. Feb 14 Love Songs pt2


  1. Jan Liz Fun Facts – 4
  2. Jan Liz Fun Facts – 1


  1. Feb Liz Fun Facts – 2
  2. Feb Liz Fun Facts – 3


  1. 2-6 Chief For A Day
  2. 2-6 Chief For A Day pt 2


  1. Feb wedding ring pt 1
  2. Feb wedding ring pt 2


  1. 1-4 College


  1. 1-4 Shoes


  1. 1-5 Check Out Lady pt1
  2. 1-5 Check Out Lady pt 2


  1. 1-5 Wallet pt 1
  2. 1-5 Wallet pt 2


  1. 12-30 Lotoya part 1
  2. 12-30 Latoya pt 2


  1. 12-29 Keysha movie


  1. 12-29 Favorites 2015


  1. 12-29 Waitress firefighters


  1. 12-28 Bob and Bessie