Kevin & Bean's GREAT NEWS: Meet The Boy Donating Teddy Bears to Children Who Have Been Through Something Traumatic

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

July 8, 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 a 4-year-old boy from North Ireland named Lorcan McCaffrey. He and his mother were at a hospital where a little was brought in from a car accident where the girl had lost both her parents. His mom saw a police officer bring the girl a stuffed animal and she began to cry. She explained the story to her son and he decided to donate all of the stuffed animals he had been collecting to give to the children that have been through something traumatic. They have received an overwhelming response because of social media. These teddy bears will be distributed by the police, the ambulance service, and domestic violence charities. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Bean brought our attention to 13-year-old Michael Platt. Platt is also a fellow Bulldog and a former student from Bean’s High School Alma Mater Bowie, Md. High School. Platt is Home Schooled by his mother who cares for him full time. He was forced to leave school in 6th grade at age 11 because he suffers from epilepsy and his seizures became too severe and too frequent to allow him to sit in a classroom. He was always fascinated by baking and decided to start a company inspired by the Toms Shoes one-for-one business model. For every cupcake, cake or cookie that Michaels Desserts sells, that’s the name of his company, he donates another to the homeless and hungry. So, twice a month he goes to domestic violence shelters, transitional housing and McPherson Square in the District to pass out cookies, or cupcakes. He also bakes to raise money for hunger-fighting non-profit groups. Growing up Platt looked up to Martin Luther King Jr, and he always knew he wanted to be a justice warrior, and baking is the way he is able to help out. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Allie told us about 5-year-old Tynslee Blue from Northern Alabama. One day while out with her mom, she spotted a homeless man and they decided to bring him food, the next day she asked if they can bring him a blanket. Her generosity snowballed and she started contributing her allowance to items that they would contribute to the homeless people in the community. Their rural community doesn’t have many programs or services available to help the homeless, so Haley Bennett, Tynslee’s mom stepped in to helped her evolve the “blessing bags” into something bigger. She now drives Tynslee, her 2-year-old sister, and their 3-year-old cousin and to a local park with a large transient community to hand out the bags. Tynslee fills the bags with what she thinks could help. It could be food, clothing, tissues, napkins, sanitary items, books, and more. The recipients are shocked Haley said because they don’t expect a 5-year-old to walk up and say, “I just wanted to give this to you.” Tynslee says she does this because it makes her feel good. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

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