Kevin & Bean’s Great News: Meet the Teen Throwing Birthday Parties for Homeless Children

Every Monday morning we bring you feel good stories to balance out all the bad news

October 7, 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 introduced us to Tanvi Barman, a senior in high school. She is 17 years old and every weekend she goes to homeless shelters and throws birthday parties for kids. As a child, she would go with her parents to volunteer at homeless shelters. Barman got the idea because she noticed that the kids in these shelters didn’t celebrate birthdays as she did. She now has help from an organization, No Birthday Left Behind, as well a face painter and a puppeteer who both volunteer, while pizzas and custom made cakes are donated. She has now put together 45 birthday parties. The children in the shelters have a hard time finding joy in their situation, but she is able to provide some joy for these children because every child is worth it. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Kevin brought our attention to 8-year-old, 3rd grader Daniel Hunt from Tennessee. His family’s home burned down on Sept. 21st. In the week that followed his classmates “couldn’t love him enough,” according to his counselor Kelly Jones. They held doors for him, got his pencil ready for him each morning, took his chair down from his desk for him. His classmates also held a secret toy drive for him. Last Friday, the third-graders excitedly waited for Hunt to enter the classroom before they yelled “Surprise!” He was speechless then yelled out for a group hug. Daniel received such gifts including a plush Pikachu, board games, toy cars, and a football. On the way home, he was overwhelmed with happiness, telling his grandmother, “I have joy in my stomach.” This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie told us about a group of children from Roseville, CA. Kashton, Hope, Makenna, and Logan who pitched in to help find a missing woman. Glenneta Belford is 97-years-old lives near the kids but suffers from dementia and is known to hide. When the police asked for help from the community, they got on their bikes and went looking for her. Logan went down a path on a hill and said, “The second bump flew me in the air and I fell off my bike. So we came all the way back and my brother patched me up.” These four little Goonies ended up finding the missing woman. The called 911 and reported that they found her. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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