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Kevin & Bean’s Great News: Meet the Man Who Moved into a Shelter With a Dog

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

September 23, 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 beautiful terrier-pit mix named Queen and an advocate Scott Poore from Kansas. Poore has moved into the animal shelter, in the room that Queen has been in for over 400 nights and is now his home because he cannot adopt this dog. He has two other special needs dogs at home. Dogs start to deteriorate and start to give up hope the longer they are in a shelter. Poore is doing all that he can to get Queen adopted with all this coverage that he is getting. Hopefully with what we are doing also helps Queen get adopted. He is raising the awareness of not just Queen, but all shelter dogs who are older and who have been in a shelter for far too long. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Jensen brought our attention to 6-year-old Vivian Lord. She wanted to play with green army figures but was dismayed that there were no women depicted in these sculpts, just men. In 2019 US Army has tens of thousands of women in the service, so Vivian decided to do something about it. Vivian wrote to BMC toys, the company that makes the army figures and asked why there were no women, she also included that her friend's mom is also a soldier in the army, which is what drew her to the figurines. The letter made its way to Jeff Imel, the president of Pennsylvania based BMC Toy Company. Imen was so moved by the letter, that he is taking action. BMC toys are now introducing female army figurines in 4 different poses by December 2020. The reactions online have been great so far. Just like that, a 6-year-old girl has made a huge societal change just by writing a letter. This was Jensen’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie told us about Carson King who held up a sign on Sept. 14th, during ESPN’s College GameDay from Ames Iowa. The sign read “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenishing” along with his Venmo handle for the whole nation to see. He thought he was doing it as a joke, but after checking his phone he had more than $400 in donations. When the total reached $600 he consulted with his family and decided to donate the money minus the cost of a case of beer to The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. That was Saturday, as of Tuesday, Sept. 17th, the amount he received in his venom account exceeded $20,000 dollars. Busch Beer and Venmo have both agreed to match the donation as well. The total amount of donations was $60,000. A spokesman for the hospital said they were very grateful for the donation and said it will go to pay for various things for the families of patients including lodging and gift cards. Busch Light has also announced that they will be making a beer can with his face on it. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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