Kevin & Bean's GREAT NEWS: 4 Teenagers Rescued A 90 Year Old Woman From A Burning House

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

June 10, 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 Kevin introduced us to Catherine Ritchie, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. She is 90 years old and as she was getting ready for bed one night, she saw that her bed was on fire. She tried to put the flames out but realized the fire was too much for her. The smoke disoriented her and she couldn’t see to get out of the house. That is when 4 teenage boys across the street walked outside and smelled smoke. They quickly jumped into action, one attempted to break the glass on the front door, one called 911, another went to a neighbor’s home for an ax and help, and one kicked in the back door and found Catherine in the hallway outside of her room. They carried her outside to wait for the fire department and an ambulance. Ritchie’s daughter posted a blog thanking them for their courage, strength, and willingness to save her mother’s life. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Allie brought our attention to 76-year-old grandfather and Navy veteran, Lemuel Buster. He is a Volleyball referee for Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department in Georgia. Recently his car broke down and money has been tight for him, so he wasn’t going to be able to fix it. He had been renting cars to make it to the Volleyball games and once the players' parents found out they raised enough money to buy him a new car and give him gift cards as well. This car would also one day save his life. He had been hiding a medical condition from the community, and one night he woke up short of breath and drove himself to the hospital. So having this car literally saved his life. This community saw him struggling, came together, raised money to buy him a car and potentially saved his life. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Bean told us about Lenore Koppelman, her husband Steve, and their 9-year-old autistic son Ralph. They went to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Florida on a trip from New York. He was most excited to ride the Spider-man ride. They planned to ride it last as it was closest to the exit. As they walked up to the ride at the end of their day, the ride broke down. Ralph, unfortunately, ‘Lost it’. He laid spread out on the floor near the ride exit. He was screaming and crying so hard he could barely breathe. The Koppelman’s know that these tantrums are rare, but the one at the park was ‘epic.’ His parents tried to pick him up off the ground as strangers stared. That's when Spider-Man ride employee Jen Whelchel lay down next to him. She let him cry, helped him breathe and diverted foot traffic. She told Ralph it was OK to be sad and the two laid there until the he felt better. They then got up and she took him to a gift shop and bought him some souvenirs to help him feel better. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.