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When childhood friends played against each other on opposing teams at a recent Minnesota high school baseball playoff game, pitcher Ty Koehn stuck out his buddy Jack Kocon. It won the game for Koehn’s team, allowing them to advance to the state tournament. And when his fellow players ran onto the field to celebrate their win, he went in the opposite direction.

The pitcher headed towards his friend and gave Kocon a big hug and some words of encouragement. The boys had played little league together growing up and Koehn knew their friendship was more important. “It just felt like the right thing to do,” he says.

And for Kocon, it was a moment he’ll always remember. “I as just thinking in 20 years I’m not gonna remember the score of that game,” he says. “But I’m gonna remember him coming up to me after that and just kind of being there for me when I needed someone.”

Source: Star Tribune

 

Mayetta Behringer has known she wanted to fly airplanes since she was a young girl and she made it happen. She first became a pilot in 1945, working as a commercial pilot and then as a full-time flight instructor. Her lifelong love of flying is just as strong today and that’s why her friends took her up again to celebrate her 100th birthday.

She was in the air as much as she could be until at 94, she decided she didn’t have the strength to pilot a plane on her own anymore. So on her 100th birthday, some fellow women pilots got her back in the cockpit again as a co-pilot emerita.

tAs soon as the plane lifted off, Mayetta was in her happy place again. “I loved it … I started crying as we took off,” she says. “I can’t imagine sitting on the ground all my life. That’s an impossibility.”

Source: CBS San Francisco


A couple of kids saved a swimmer in distress in Concord, Massachusetts’ Walden Pond. Bodie Thompson, 11, and his new friend Herman, 9, were paddle boarding when they heard someone yelling for help and went to check it out.

The boys found the man, who got a leg cramp while swimming and could’ve drowned if they hadn’t been there to help, according to Concord Fire Captain Bill Noke. Bodie and Herman helped the man out of the water and got him to shore before firefighters arrived. “Well done boys!” firefighters posted on Twitter.

Source: CBS Boston

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