It’s time for some feel good stories in this week’s Feel Good Friday.
Now we all need a little help around the holidays and of course, that includes Santa himself. So for the past two decades, a Maryland man has taken on the responsibility of writing back to local kids Christmas wish lists.
Rick Brostrom says some letters are silly. Others sweet. And a few are particularly heartwarming.
“Some of them actually make me cry. one little girl. All she wanted was her mom to have a new boyfriend. Maybe she lost her dad in that case, but you really feel it.”
Brostrom is a carpenter and built this mailbox to store hundreds of letters addressed to Santa in the North Pole. And whenever he sees a return address, he sends a note in return.
It’s something that he says he’s going to continue doing for the rest of his days.
Another one of Santa’s helpers, Chuck Poke, in Colorado. He’s helping kids connect with Santa via the airwaves, so let’s explain. After the pandemic had limited kids access to Santa Claus for the past couple of years, Chuck turned to the radio for help.
Chuck is the president of the Longmont Amateur Radio Club, and he’s connecting children to the North Pole here. Listen,
“K0 radio check anybody listening. This is Santa in zero p and we have sound good and clear here.”
That’s right, using ham, radios and computers, Colorado kids are getting to talk to Santa again
“In the spirit of holiday generosity. Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh is likely very popular with University of Michigan athletic department employees.
Why the coach is donating his bonus money this season to department employees who were impacted by COVID 19 related pay cuts.
A spokesperson for the Michigan Athletics Department said the move stands to benefit hundreds of employees and wrapping things up.
Check out this breathtaking view from twelve hundred feet above the streets of New York City. It’s a view this couple is never going to forget.
A man named Shane proposed to his partner, Tonya, during city climb. It’s an aerial skyscraping adventure in New York, and it looks like she said yes. The others on the adventure erupted in applause. All happy for the couple.
So until next time, hang in there, keep smiling, and don’t forget to appreciate the little things in life.