Life-Saving Moves: 5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week

Also, a very smart dog
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2015 5:11 AM CST
Life-Saving Moves: 5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week
From left, officer Raymond Ketchmark, officer Franklin Foulks, Jamal Rutledge, officer Robert Norvis and Sergeant Todd Bunin at the Fort Lauderdale jail.   (AP Photo/Fort Lauderdale Police Department, DeAnna Greenlaw)

A pair of life-saving moves highlight the week's list of uplifting stories:

  • Teen Helps Save Life of Cop Booking Him: As Franklin Foulks was processing a teen charged with probation violation for criminal mischief and burglary, the Fort Lauderdale officer suddenly fell from his chair and, writhing on the floor, grabbed at his chest. The handcuffed teen, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge, stood up and banged at the door of the security fence, yelling for help. The quick action likely saved the officer's life.
  • Newspaper Carrier Notices Light Left On, Saves Life: A newspaper deliveryman in New Jersey had a hunch that one of his customers, an 85-year-old woman, might be in trouble, so he stopped by the police station and asked them to check on her. The hunch paid off.
  • Dog Gets to Where She Needs to Go by Bus: Seattle bus riders have recently been finding themselves with a transit companion who's a bit furrier than most: Eclipse, a 2-year-old black Labrador. Eclipse even travels alone, but, dog-wise, she's got a great reason for her unusual journeys.

  • Man Kidnapped 24 Years Ago Reunited With Father: Chinese state media this week covered the remarkable reunion between a father and a son who had been abducted 24 years earlier. Dad hadn't seen his son since the boy was 4, and he had some tough-love advice.
  • Internet Rallies for Pizza Guy Stiffed on Tip: After workers at a car dealership made a pizza delivery guy drive back to return $7 he thought was a tip, video captures them getting a little nasty with him. The video got into wide circulation, and now the delivery man has gotten his tip back and then some.
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