Kevin & Bean: GREAT NEWS!!!

It may be Tuesday, but it feels like a Monday, so we have great news stories for you.

February 19, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Bean talked to us about the Florida inmates that were able to rescue a child that was locked in a car. The father who was securing his daughter in the baby seat tossed the keys on the front seat. When he closed the rear door, he realized that the car was locked. Thankfully Sheriff Deputies with a group of inmates on a work release program were nearby and were able to put their skills to good use. With a wire coat hanger the door to the Chevy Tahoe was opened in 5 minutes and the baby was safe. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said it was a unique situation, allowing an inmate to use his skill set to break into a car for the right reasons. The baby was fine, the inmates saved the day, so beat it kid. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Today Kevin told us about a 5 year-old Kindergarten student whose mom cut her hair really short. Pricilla Perez was getting made fun of by the other kids because her hair was short. She started acting differently, she was quiet and sad and wore hats to cover her short hair. She told he teacher Shannon Grimm that she didn’t want to come to school anymore. When Ms. Grimm realized one of her students was being bullied, she decided to do something about it. She cut her hair. She cut her waist length hair to match the short hair of her student Pricilla. Ms. Grimm showed the other students that girls can have short hair and that boys can have long hair. Ms. Grimm even got the two matching bows to wear. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Newton Massachusetts has a 2-year-old little girl named Samantha Savitz and she loves to interact with people. Some people in her neighborhood were unable to communicate with her because she is deaf. So the people in the town decided that they would all get together and take lessons to learn American Sign Language to be able to interact with her. They hired an instructor and are now fully immersed and learning how to sign. Her parents are already seeing a difference in their daughter. When Samantha comes in at the end of the class, the first thing she signs is “Friend”. Steve Hartman sums it up perfectly “Sometimes it feels like America is losing its sense of community — but then you hear about a place like this — where the village it takes to raise a child is alive and well and here to remind us — that what makes a ‘good neighborhood’ is nothing more than good neighbors. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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