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Make Your Week: Getting free tickets to the zoo, clearing the snow for others

By Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com | Posted - Mar 19th, 2018 @ 11:20am



SALT LAKE CITY — There are a lot of good people in the world. But if you are feeling a little down or need to have your faith in humanity restored, look no further than the stories below.

The KSL.com “Make Your Week” column features uplifting stories sent in from people outside the newsroom. To send in the stories that have made your day better, email them in 100 words or less to fjolley@ksl.com. Photos and videos are encouraged.

Free tickets from a stranger

Rocio G.

“My husband and I decided to take a trip to Hogle Zoo with our girls. It would be their first time going. We drove five hours. Once we got to the Hogle Zoo, we decided to take pictures before entering. We were heading to get tickets when this nice family stopped us and gave us tickets for free. I just wanted to thank you so much for doing what you did. I will (for) sure be passing it forward.”

A hug for someone in need

Laurie A.

“My little great-granddaughter and I were almost hit by a car in front of the Tooele Macey's store. In the process of tossing her out of the way, I fell flat on my back. A number of people came running to help, but one sweet woman, when I was finally standing, said, ‘Can I just give you a hug?’ And she proceeded to give me a big hug. How sweet!!!”

Clearing the snow for everyone

Maridan J.

“Friday during the huge snowstorm, I looked out the window of my elementary school classroom. I noticed a man all bundled up wandering around the parking lot. With all the craziness and fear going on in the schools, even in our small community, it caught my attention. I was worried at first. I then noticed that the man was clearing the 6 inches of snow off every car in the parking lot.

“It turned out that the man was a fifth-grade teacher at our school. While his students were supervised at an assembly, his kind act of service made the drive home much more pleasant for all the teachers and faculty. Thank you for helping us remember that there are incredible people in this world who strive to make others' lives better by looking beyond themselves.”

Painting for the children in hospitals

Tesh R.

Faith Heaton Jolley

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