Good News Stories - 26 January 2018
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 26, 2018 6:14pm CST
Welcome to today's Good News Stories. Friendship is something that needs to be treasured and nurtured. Today's first story is one that will make you feel good about just that. Friends Reunited After Being Torn Apart Because of World War II Reiko Nagumo of Sacramento, California long remembers her childhood friend Mary Frances White. In school they were inseparable. However, the war changed that and Mary's parents sought to separate them because Reiko was Japanese. Reiko and her family were sent to an interment camp along with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. However, Reiko never forgot her good friend Mary Frances. As soon as the war was over, Reiko returned to her home and classroom where she was reunited with her good friend. A time that would be short lived as Mary Frances and her family moved shortly after the war. The two haven't seen each other in 73 years. PBS featured their story on a new show called We'll Meet Again, and reunited Reiko and Mary Frances who were very happy to see each other again. To read the entire story, click on the link below. https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAvc3In?m=en-us This second treasure is about a faithful dog. Dog Saves Lives of His Humans From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Ruby is a pit bull, three years old and well behaved. She was rescued by the SPCA, and found a wonderful loving home with her humans. She doesn't bark often, and when she wouldn't stop barking her humans found out why, and were grateful for their wonderful dog who spotted the odor from a propane heater in the garage. As a treat for her faithfulness, Ruby's humans gave her a venison roast and an ice cream cone from McDonald's. To read Ruby's full story, click on the link below. https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAv7NS1?m=en-us Thank you for reading today's good news stories.
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• Paso Robles, California
Thanks for sharing those stories. I have friends who were in the camps, so I have read many stories, fiction and nonfiction, by others who had to leave their homes and friends, sell everything they couldn't carry with them at a loss, and take a timeout for part of their lives. It is terrible that we treated US citizens that way. Many of the stories had scenes where friends such as Reiko and Mary Frances said their tearful goodbyes as they waited for the train that would separate them for many years. I'm glad these friends were finally reunited. Ruby seems to have returned the favor of being rescued by humans by rescuing this family who took her in.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reiko's story brought tears to my eyes that she was reunited with her friend. I agree, it was horrible what we did to the Japanese Americans during World War II. Yes, Ruby proved an exceptional dog in rescuing her humans.