Kevin & Bean’s Great News: A Stranger Drove a National Guardsmen to See the Birth of His Child.

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

August 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 introduced us to Antonio Basco from El Paso, Texas who lost his companion, Margie Reckard, of 22 years. She was a victim of the Walmart shooting in El Paso and died. This is a case of a community coming together in the face of an unspeakable tragedy. He gave interviews and talked about how he was now going to be completely alone in the world. He has no other family and very few friends. He announced that her funeral was open to whoever would like to come. People drove from all over the country and the world to pay their respect. Over 3,000 people showed up for the service and if you saw any news coverage you can what a difference it made and how much it meant to him. He went from having potentially nobody at this funeral to having the whole world. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie brought our attention to Lamiyah Jabbar from Buffalo, New York. Jabbar is an Uber Driver and picked up a passenger named Diane on her way to work at Tim Horton’s. Diane mentioned that she was looking forward to Christmas because she was hoping to get a new robe, some house shoes and maybe a new dress for church. Not extravagant purchases, but Diane is using most of her income to help care for her grandchildren. After Jabbar dropped her off she didn’t pick up any more passengers, she went to Old Navy to do some shopping. She bought her a dress and a $50 gift card so she can get shoes and a robe. She went back to Tim Horton’s got in the drive-through line and surprised her at the window with the gifts. This was Allie’s Great News!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Jensen told us about Sgt. Seth Craven, who has been serving in Kabul Afghanistan for the West Virginia National Guard for the past 3 years. He had requested permission for leave several times but was denied because of the current situation there. He was finally granted leave and was going to be by his wife’s side for the scheduled caesarian delivery of their son. He flew into Philadelphia, PA and was to begin his journey home to Charleston, WV on Aug. 4th, but immediately ran into trouble. His connecting flights were canceled for 2 days, and he could not rent a car because of a few storms. As he was sitting there with his head in his hands Charlene Vickers approached him and offered him a ride to Charleston. She was also going to West Virginia and along with colleagues Eryn Glassey and Maureen George. They drove through storms and 8 hours later they arrived just past midnight Aug. 9th and the next morning at 7:56 am the same day welcomed his son Cooper Owen. This was Jensen’s Great News!!!

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