Super Bowl football star opted out of 2020 football season to work on the COVID-19 frontlines

August, 2020

Super Bowl football star Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who also is a medical school graduate from McGill University in Montréal, opted out of the 2020 NFL season. He has been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreaks and will continue to be of service till the coronavirus is controlled.

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Homeboy Industries won a $2.5 million humanitarian prize from the Hilton Foundation

August, 2020

Homeboy Industries, where former gang members experience healing from their violent pasts, won the 2020 Humanitarian Prize from the Hilton Foundation. They will receive $2.5 million in unrestricted funding. Nonprofit organizations that have worked extraordinarily towards alleviating human suffering receive this as the world?s largest annual humanitarian award.

Image Source: Edwin Ramos, Homeboy Trainee (left) and Jermaine Smith, Homeboy Navigator (right)

A couple sewed facemasks on a 100-years-old sewing machine and donated them to people in need

August, 2020

When the pandemic put a halt on Giselle William?s Colorado hairstyling business, she decided to make facemasks to help others. She learned how to sew on the 1922 Singer sewing machine from her husband. Together, the couple has provided 450 masks to local healthcare providers, churches, and restaurants across Colorado.

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Indian man ?repays his debt? to the English family who saved him from a life selling peanuts

August, 2020

Gopal Vaakode joined the British Army to repay his debt to the Hanson family who saved him from selling peanuts for £1 a day all his life. Gopal met the Hanson family in Goa while selling peanuts to tourists. He was only 12 years old back then.

Image Source: Gopal selling peanuts, and as Lance Corporal ? SWNS

A student helped elderly patients connect with their families and doctors during the lockdown

August, 2020

After numerous canceled internships due to COVID-19, Lia Rubel, 18-year-old, joined the new initiative by some Yale University students in March as the lead for Vermont to get a smartphone or tablet computer to elderly patients to be able to connect with their friends, families, and doctors.

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The ten-year-old raises money with her paintings and donates it all to charity

August, 2020

Daisy Watt, a ten-year-old ?mini Monet? based in England, has been painting since she was four years old. Since 2017, she has raised £50,000 through her floral paintings and donated it to cancer charities. One of her paintings was sold for £9,500 and additional 100 prints were commissioned for it.

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Rhino poaching in South Africa declined by 53% during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

August, 2020

Rhino poaching in South Africa plummeted by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020. The nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 contributed to this ongoing decline in poaching. No rhinos were killed during April in the Kruger National Park for the first time in almost ten years.

Image Source: Rhino family in South Africa ? by redcharlie

41 US states and DC found to have reduced carbon emissions along with increased GDP

August, 2020

From 2005 to 2017, forty-one US states and the District of Colombia, except Louisiana, Texas, Washington, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho, and Nebraska, have been investing in renewable energy projects and developing storage technology to reverse greenhouse emissions while simultaneously growing their economies.

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A five-year-old puppy found his vet clinic to receive help getting back home

August, 2020

A five-month-old puppy lost his way home but found the veterinarian office where he was getting monthly vaccinations since he was a month old. The Putahracsa Veterinary Clinic in Bang Pu, Thailand recognized him and called up his owner. They also posted the surveillance video later.

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Pigs could replace dogs as man?s best friends, according to a new study

August, 2020

Hungarian researchers from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest found similarities between the two species ? dogs and pigs ? in the way they interact with humans. Pigs could also be man?s best friend as per the Family Pig Project that was launched in 2017 at the Department of Ethology in Budapest.

Image Source: Photo by Eotvos Lorand University / Paula Perez