The poor dog was overheated, had a broken pelvis and internal injuries, and looked like she was on death's doorstep.
The 94-year-old who had spent nearly six decades as a local fixture promised them they hadn't seen the last of her yet.
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Based on her condition, it appears that she could have spent most or all of that time stuck in the crevasse.
After nearly three decades away from school, the task was daunting - but he had a dedicated support system to get him through.
An Alabama Uber driver got the surprise of a lifetime while giving a couple a ride to a Garth Brooks concert.
The Amazon driver, Wilmar, sees his act as a neighborly gesture, simply acting as part of a caring community.
The tour initially was set for two years ago, but it was canceled amid growing fears of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Both hair and quips were flying when a shaggy Mike Rowe went into a barbershop in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The couple ordered some salads and sandwiches and their bill came out to a modest $48.17 - but the tip they left was so much more.
The bears went from metal bars, cramped quarters and dog food to 234 acres of dirt, grass and trees and plenty of berries, eggs and fish.
When Willow Wind activities director Becky Medina added Gracie to her flock, she realized this bird was special.
The mothers, who have their own infant children, donated milk to families facing the baby formula shortage.
Marzena Niejadlik could hardly believe that her little dog Rex had been found all these years later.
Jackson Gilchrist said that he learned about first responders' jobs at school and was touched by their dedication.
Alli Marois wanted to do something special to honor her firefighter father's 38 years of service after he chose to retire.
The shelter staged a themed meet-and-greet where he could find the love of his life and finally land a forever home - but nobody showed up.
The baby spent her first several months at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital's NICU, but she kept fighting.
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Now, Broome regularly travels to speak about his experiences and the redemption and fulfillment that Christ offers.
Officer Carrol evaluated the situation, and he and others on the scene confirmed that the dog was, indeed, quite stuck.
To make the project a little more real for the second-graders, an adorable, adoptable puppy ambassador visited their class.