An old man was going for a walk, when he noticed a little boy feeding a thin, shaggy looking dog with bits of bread. He went up to the boy and asked him why he was sharing his bread with the dogs.
The little boy answered, "Because they have nothing. No home, no family, and if I don’t feed them they will die."
“But there are homeless dogs everywhere," the old man replied. “So your efforts don’t really make a difference”
The little boy looked at the dog and stroked him. “But for this little dog, it makes all the difference in the world.”
Cameron Lyle, University of New Hampshire athlete, asked to choose between donating bone marrow to a total stranger with leukemia or competing in the championship he'd worked toward for 8 years.
He chose to end his athletic career to save a 28-year-old male cancer patient who doctors said had just six months to live.
Female chimpanzee Dorothy died of heart failure. She was over 40 years old.
As she was being carried away, behind the fence together all the normally lively chimpanzees looked on in silence as their friend's lifeless body is wheeled away. Some even put their hands on the shoulders of one another.