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The Week's Best Good News: A Winning Wedding, 26 Days of Kindness and More

Here's our roundup of the most uplifting and feel-good stories from Patch towns across the country.

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Credit: Patch.com

There was plenty of feel-good news this week, including a Skype wedding for a solider stationed in Kabul, a 100-year-old woman who’s recognized as a “force to be reckoned with” and an inspiring photo exhibit of children with autism.

Here are the best good news stories from Patch towns across the country. Click through for an instant boost: 


Operation: Tie the Knot Winners Celebrate Their Wedding  

A couple was married via proxy last December using Skype while the bride was in New Jersey and the groom was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan On Nov. 10, they celebrated their union in grand style through a $40,000 wedding that was awarded to them through Operation: Tie the Knot, a wedding contest with a grand prize of a full wedding celebration for a military couple. Read the full story on Woodbridge Patch.

 

[VIDEO] 101-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident Meets Family She Made Baby Blanket For

Edrie Aus, a resident of Carlsbad by the Sea retirement home in California, met the parents and baby for which she knit a blanket. It was the group's first time meeting after Aus donated the blanket to Tri-City Medical Center and nurses selected a family to which to give the blanket. Mother Molly Hudson and her husband were thankful for the gift for their son Jordan who was born on Oct. 25 and rushed to the NICU for trouble breathing. Read the full story on Carlsbad Patch.  

 

Barnstable Named Sixth Happiest and Healthiest City in US

Residents in Barnstable are among the happiest and healthiest in America, according to a Business Insider analysis of Gallup's annual wellbeing index. The city landed in the sixth spot this year, after being ranked 11th in 2011. Read the full story on Barnstable-Hyannis Patch.  

 

100-Year-Old Los Gatos Woman Still Plays with the Best of Them  

A 100-year-old Los Gatos woman recognized last Monday evening by the Los Gatos Town Council is said to be a "force to be reckoned with" at the bridge table at the Adult Recreation Center in town. Read the full story on Los Gatos Patch.

 

'She Saved My Dog's Life,' Owner Says After Pit Bull Attack

Dog handler and veterinary assistant Pam Henson helped a small dog named Rico who suffered wounds after a pit bull attack last week. Read the full story on La Mesa – Mt. Helix Patch.  

 

Donations Collected for Grandmother, a 'Beloved' College Student,' Battling Brain Cancer With No Insurance

Clare Baier wears a lot of hats. She is the mother of seven, grandmother of four, college student at the College of St. Elizabeth, diet aid at the Morristown Medical Center as well as a competitive triathlete. But less than a month ago, Baier added “cancer patient” to the list. Her College of St. Elizabeth classmates are now rallying around her. Read the full story on Morris Township – Morris Plains Patch.

 

26 Days, Countless Acts of Kindness

Many people are spending the 26 days before the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting performing random acts of kindness for neighbors and strangers alike. The idea has spread quickly across social media and several more people have joined to commemorate the tragic anniversary by doing some good. Read the full story on Greenwich Patch.  


Barrington-Area Photographer Captures Images of Children With Autism

An accomplished Illinois photographer has used his skills over the past decade to capture the personalities and bring greater awareness to those with disabilities, such as autism and Downs syndrome. Read the full story on Barrington Patch. 

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