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Town rallies to help Girl Scouts, and more

When word got out that a day’s proceeds from cookie sales had been stolen from Girl Scout Troop 1347, their town stepped in to more than right the wrong.

Town rallies to help Girl ScoutsWhen word got out that a day’s proceeds from cookie sales had been stolen from Girl Scout Troop 1347, the community of Cary, Ill., stepped in to more than right the wrong. Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens donated $417 to cover the troop’s entire loss, saying, “I just felt it was the right thing to replace that money.” Others felt the same way. The troop quickly collected $1,500, and donated the extra proceeds to the Girl Scouts of Japan for earthquake relief.

Prosthetic leg saves horse from euthanasiaMidnight, a 4-year-old miniature horse born without part of his left rear leg, seemed doomed for euthanasia after police seized him from a neglectful owner in North Texas. But that was before Bob Williams, who runs the animal-rescue center that took charge of the horse, asked a Fort Worth manufacturer of human prosthetics to make one for Midnight. It accepted the challenge, and during the second fitting, Midnight took off running. “The first time we saw him run, it made us cry,” said Williams. “It’s amazing that Midnight just now has the opportunity to be a horse.”

Dating website matches long lost siblingsA match made on a British dating website turned into an unexpected reunion for two long-separated siblings. Sarah Kemp of Edinburgh hit it off so well online with George Bentley that she traveled to London to meet him. It was only as they chatted in the pub about their childhoods that they realized they were brother and sister, having lost touch after their parents divorced in 1975. “Can you imagine the surprise, joy, and embarrassment we both felt?” said Sarah. “We had so much in common, and we really enjoyed each other’s company.”

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