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NYPD officers help wheelchair-bound veteran who was left in front of steps in the cold

Two New York Police Department officers helped an 85-year-old veteran in a wheelchair who was dropped off at the steps of his apartment in the cold and could not maneuver up them Saturday. 

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The officers from the 75th precinct, whose names were not released, were on patrol when they saw the man, who had been dropped off at his apartment by a taxi driver, leaving the man sitting outside in the cold at the foot of the steps, according to the NYPD.

The officers helped the man, who said he was a Korean War veteran, up the stairs so he could get into his house, according to police. Inside, they all talked. The officers thanked the man for his service and took some photos together before they went back on patrol, the NYPD said.

Dogs save lost woman who had fallen in snow

Adam and Eva were not acting normally. 

The labradoodles were pacing like they urgently needed to go out at 4:30  a.m.

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"(Adam) never tugged on my clothes before, so I was a cautious about letting them out because I didn't know if there was anything out there," Lonnie Chester told MLive.com.

In the snow and darkness, the dogs found a woman in her late 80s, wearing only a nightgown, who had fallen and was struggling in the frigid cold.

"She looked up at me and said, 'I'm so cold,'" Chester said. "I have no idea how long she had been out there. She must have been terrified."

When they found the woman on Jan. 13 it was 9 degrees that morning. They called 911, and personnel came to the scene and treated the woman. 

Family, who had been looking for the woman, came to the Chester’s house as rescue crews were there and asked if they had seen the woman.

"It could have been a tragic outcome had Adam and Eva not woken us," Susan Chester told MLive.com. "I don't know how they knew she was out there."

Patriots fan invited onto field Sunday to get new wheelchair from team

A Patriots fan whose wheelchair disappeared after last weekend’s playoff game in Foxborough received a new one from Robert Kraft before the start of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. 

Cindy Morais, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was brought to tears when she was given the new wheelchair.

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Kraft invited Morais and her family down to the field before the game to present her the new wheel char. 

“It says ‘do your job,’ that’s from the locker room,” Kraft explained to Morais and her family Sunday. 

The char also had her name on the back and was signed by all the players.

Morais' original wheel chair was eventually found in the stadium, but we’re pretty sure she's going to use the new one instead. 

MORE: Woman's wheelchair stolen from Gillette during divisional playoff

Firefighter reunited with child thrown from burning building in viral video

Dramatic video captured the moment a Georgia girl was thrown off a ladder and caught by a heroic firefighter weeks ago. Now, the two have reunited

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WSB-TV was there when DeKalb County Fire Capt. Scott Stroup met the girl this weekend. 

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The fire ripped through the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3. 

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Helmet camera video showed the moment the toddler was dropped down to a firefighter as the flames roared around them.

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An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.

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Man choking on hamburger saved by first responders having lunch

Three off-duty first responders were at the right place at the right time last Friday when they saved a man at a restaurant in Essex.

Essex Police Chief Peter Silva, retired Wenham Police Lieutenant Larry Kavanagh and Hamilton Deputy Police Chief Kirby Brand were having lunch at the Village Restaurant in Essex when an elderly man began choking on his burger.

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The three have been close friends since 1985 and have lunch together every Friday, and luckily, they happened to be at one of their favorite spots when someone needed immediate help.

They had just ordered their food when a woman began screaming for help, and the three men immediately worked together to save a life.

"In a moments notice from across the room it goes to show it doesn’t matter whether your police or fire or whether youre just a citizen," said Silva.

Kavanagh and Brand delivered two abdominal thrusts to clear the man's airway as Chief Silva called in for more help.

Paramedics and first responders were quick to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the man had already been saved by the joint efforts of the three friends.

“There was no need for verbal communication we just knew something had to be done," said Kavanagh.

“Lucky we were here that particular day at that time the stars lined up and we were able to do our job," said Brand.

The man then thanked the three friends after catching his breath and proceeded to finish his meal - and even ordered dessert!

WATCH: Jaguars' Leonard Fournette comforted by Patriots' Ricky Jean Francois after loss

Leonard Fournette, the rookie Jacksonville Jaguars running back, was overcome with emotion after his team lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

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Fournette, who had 76 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, appeared to be distraught after the game. On Twitter, reporters began to document the running back breaking down, but then a heartwarming moment emerged.

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Cameras captured New England Patriots' defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois going out of his way to hold up the upset running back and offer some words of presumed encouragement.

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Drone saves 2 swimmers at Australian beach

The Little Ripper turned out to be a lifesaver for two Australian swimmers caught in churning surf.

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Australian lifeguards were testing a new drone during a practice session at a beach in New South Wales when they received a call about two swimmers caught in 10-foot swells, according to Surf Life Saving New South Wales and The New York Times.

Lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan, who was operating the drone, responded and steered it toward the swimmers, releasing a yellow inflatable pod into the water, the Times reported. The swimmers grabbed the pod and were able to navigate safely to shore, Surf Life Saving reported.

The rescue took 70 seconds, Sheridan told the Times.

“The Little Ripper UAV certainly proved itself today it is an amazingly efficient piece of lifesaving equipment and a delight to fly,” Sheridan told Surf Life Saving. “I was able to launch it, fly it to the location, and drop the pod all in about one to two minutes. On a normal day that would have taken our lifeguards a few minutes longer to reach the members of the public.”

Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy

Fred Lamar’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sat in a garage, just as he left it, for 30 years.

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Until about a year ago, when his grandson, Cameron Dedman, started restoring the iconic Motor City machine.

On Saturday, Lamar, 81, nearly passed out when the car was revealed to him.

“I have been doing a full frame off restoration of this car a big surprise for my grandpa,” Dedman wrote in a post with the photos of the restored Bel Air. “He’s my best friend and truly deserves it.”

Lamar has owned the vehicle since the 1950s. The pair plan to take it to car shows this spring and summer, according to WHAS.

Montreal man fools police with detailed snow car sculpture

A Montreal man was able to briefly dupe police with his creation after a snowstorm Monday.

KMSP reported that Simon Laprise created a sports car out of snow in a snow removal zone. The sculpture, which he posted photos of on Facebook, looked like a real car that had been parked during a snowstorm and was covered in powder.

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Laprise, a 33-year-old machinist and artist, modeled the car after the DeLorean DMC-12, famously featured in the “Back to the Future” movies, KMSP reported. The final detail that made it so life-like was the Laprise’s incorporation of an actual windshield, which he found across the street.

Once he completed his duplicate, Laprise hid out of view and waited for the police.

A police car soon drove up to investigate the car in a snow removal zone. The officer soon realized the car was made entirely of snow.

Laprise got a “ticket” with a note that read, “You made our night hahahahaha :)”

By the next morning, snowplows had removed the sculpture from the snow removal zone.

Police use Facebook to help man get off work during icy weather

Police in Texas used social media to offer a helping hand to a man who was trying to get off work as roads across the region began to ice over earlier this week.

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Police posted a warning on their Facebook page at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday telling citizens that all city offices would be closed. They urged area residents to stay inside and do their best to keep warm.

One man needed more help and turned to the Seguin Police Department. Justin Garcia, who is listed on Facebook as a resident of San Marcos, asked police for a note for work.

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Deputy Chief Bruce Ure delivered:

“Dear Justin’s Boss,” Ure wrote, “The roads are bad and are going to get worse. Much worse. Please let him stay home, warm and safe and enjoy some Hulu or some cool shows on Netflix. And, he needs a raise. He rocks. Respectfully ~ Deputy Chief Ure.”

Garcia left a comment on the police Facebook page the next day, saying he had gotten the day off. 

Firefighters rescue dog from freezing waters in Colorado

Firefighters in Colorado recently rescued a German shepherd from a freezing river.

The Pueblo Fire Department posted the now-viral rescue on its Facebook page.

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The 1-year-old pup, named Bill, was pulled from the Arkansas River by the department’s Ice Rescue team on Jan. 17.

The department is reportedly unsure how Bill ended up in the river, but he was reported as OK and reunited with his owner.

WATCH: Firefighter catches child thrown from burning building

Incredible video captured firefighters rescuing a child from a burning building in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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The helmet camera video, posted by DeKalb County Fire and Rescue, was taken at the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3.

The video shows a person on top of a ladder drop a child down to a firefighter as the flames roar around them.

The firefighter catches the child and quickly runs to safety. 

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"Third-generation DCFR firefighter Capt. Scott Stroup can be seen catching one of the children that was dropped from the third-floor balcony. Great job by all hands operating on this fire as several lifesaving grabs were made that night," the department posted on Facebook.

An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.

Capt. Eric Jackson, with DeKalb County Fire and Rescue, told WSB-TV that four adults and eight children were hurt in the fire.

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He said their injuries were minor and mostly related to smoke inhalation.

Firefighters kicked in doors and ushered out residents when they arrived on the scene, Jackson said. 

One of the victims told WSB-TV's Steve Gehlbach hearing the screams coming from the people trapped was the most frightening part of the fire for them.

“Jumping out of the building. Jumping out of their balconies. Someone said they threw their baby outside and fireman caught the baby,” they said.

Good Samaritan riding Chicago train gives snow boots to homeless man

Giving someone the shirt off your back is a time-worn phrase that means performing an act of kindness to help someone.

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A Chicago man helped a homeless man by giving him the snow boots off his feet, WLS reported.

Jessica Bell posted the good Samaritan act on Facebook. She said she was riding a train home last week when she saw Maurice Anderson take off his expensive snow boots and give them to a homeless man.

The homeless man, Bell wrote on Facebook, was “older, weathered, minding his own business.”

“His feet are so swollen he's wearing the tattered gym shoes he has with the back folded down, like slip-ons,” Bell wrote. “I don't know how many pairs of socks he's wearing in an attempt to keep his feet warm but there is blood seeping through.”

The homeless man said his feet might have been frostbitten, Anderson told WLS.

“I asked him what size shoe did he wear. He was like, ‘A 12.’ I myself was a 12, so I said ‘Here you go,’” Anderson told WLS.

Anderson handed the homeless man his black snow boots and a pair of socks. Anderson, who currently works as a service technician in Kentucky, had a spare pair of boots in his suitcase, which he put on, WLS reported.

“This is not what you see on the train every day, it was amazing,” Bell told WLS.

Bell snapped a few photos of the boots changing feet and posted them on social media.

“It was a really selfless and quiet act, no fanfare,” Bell told WLS. “It just happened.”

“He's already in distress, he's out in the cold, riding the train,” Anderson told WLS. “If I'm not reaching out to help someone, I can't say anything.”

Man finds daughter after putting her up for adoption nearly 40 years ago

Jerry Miller’s daughter was taken from him shortly after she was born in 1978 in Covington, Kentucky. 

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At that time, he was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, and his chances of recovery were slim, according to WAVE

His wife was 17 years old the newborn would be too much to take care of, so she was given up for adoption.

Over the years, Miller remarried. He had three children and moved to Hanover, Indiana, according to WAVE

But he never forgot about the baby he held for 30 minutes that day nearly 40 years ago. He tried to find her, using private detectives. His last hope was social media.

"Please everyone share this,” his daughter wrote in a post that has since been made private on Facebook. “My dad is looking for a daughter that was adopted while he was very ill and was unable to gain custody in 1978.”

The post went viral, and media groups also shared the story.

"If she doesn't see it, I'll probably go to my grave regretting it,” Miller told WAVE. "Wondering if she's dead or alive. If somebody is taking care of her the right way.”

Miller stopped wondering Sunday, when they reconnected. 

WATCH: Formerly homeless boy cries tears of joy when he sees his own bed

A formerly homeless boy was moved to tears when he was surprised with his very own bed to sleep in.

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Eight-year-old Daeyrs of Detroit has been living in shelters with his mom, Dionna, for most of his life. They have been homeless since she lost her job as a nurse.

>> On HotTopics.TV: Boy cries when he learns about homelessness, gets involved to help 

According to “Inside Edition,” the family was finally granted state housing but couldn’t afford to furnish the home. Daeyrs had been sleeping on only blankets until the family got the help they needed.

Nonprofit organization Humble Design stepped in to make the house a home for the family.

“When we visited them earlier this week they just had an air mattress on the ground and a few camp chairs,” the organization wrote on Facebook.

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Video shared to the group’s Facebook page shows Daeyrs touring the house with his mom for the first time. When it came time to tour his room, the designers told Daeyrs to close his eyes.

When he opened them, he saw a completely furnished room, complete with "Star Wars" posters, a desk, and most importantly, his very own bed.

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He immediately broke down in tears.

“Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and grateful for everything I have,” Humble Design founder Tregar Strasberg told “Inside Edition.”

Florida students translate message in bottle from German kindergartners

High school media specialist David Richards was walking on the beach in northeast Florida with his father when they found a bottle in the sand.

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“We were looking at it and we're like, ‘Whoa.’ We saw the cork was still in and the barnacles and we saw the message and said, ‘This is really rad,’” Richards said.

The message was written in German, so he brought it to Ponte Vedra High School's German Club so they could help him translate it.

“It took kind of long because we had to look through to try to read it,” student Sydney Vitti said.

“We were able to make out the name of the kindergarten,” student Jennifer Balestra said.

“It comes from a kindergarten school in Germany, (a) small town (called) Altenkirchen,” Richards said.

German Club sponsor Christina Waugh speaks fluent German and was able to help the students read the message.

“They had read a book about a message in a bottle so they all decided to do it,” Waugh said.

Waugh was able to make contact with the school's leaders in Germany.

“She couldn’t believe someone had found the bottle three and a half years later and it didn’t break in the ocean,” Waugh said.

Shortly after the phone call, the school in Germany sent them pictures and a letter.

“We’re still all so surprised that our bottle was found so far away,” Waugh said.

The students said it’s an experience they’ll always remember.

The students want to keep in contact with the school so they're sending a care package and writing letters to the students there.

Cancer survivor starts nursing career at hospital that treated her 

A Texas woman who beat cancer is back in the hospital. Only this time, she’s working there.

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Ashley Moore was a first-grade teacher who had Stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, KXAS reported. She quit teaching while being treated at Medical City Plano. Two weeks after being discharged, she enrolled at Collin College in McKinney to take nursing courses.

"I had contact with these nurses for a reason, and I just I had to follow that," Moore told KXAS.

On Thursday, Moore returned to Medical City Plano to begin her first day as a unit clerk.

"I want to make a difference in people's lives, and to know that I have inspired someone in such a way for her to change her career path and want to be a nurse now, and to come here and want to work with us, I mean, I think it's just awesome,” Amanda Lewis, a registered nurse at Medical City Plano, told KXAS.

Moore said she was “excited” about her new job.

"I'm excited about being able to be on the other side of it and being able to say, ‘Hey, I've been here. I've been in this room, and I felt a lot of love in this room. I hope you do, too,’” Moore told KXAS.

Watch: Pistons’ Boban Marjanovic gets down with ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’

Detroit Pistons center Boban Marjanovic showed off some of his dance moves with teammate Tobias Harris in an Instagram post, grooving to Webstar’s “Chicken Noodle Soup.”

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At 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Marjanovic knows how to clear it out when guarding the basket. The native of Serbia also displayed some nimble footwork and flexibility as he danced to the rap song.

Naturally, he finished off the dance with a soda on the side.

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Massachusetts firemen deliver baby boy

Three Massachusetts firemen helped deliver a baby boy Thursday afternoon, Newburyport Fire Department Chief Christopher LeClaire announced Friday. 

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Humphrey Matombo, of Haverhill, pulled into Fire Station 2 and asked firefighters for help, saying his wife was in labor. 

Firefighters realized the family wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time, as the baby’s head was already crowning. Firefighters Robert Morse, John Stomboly and Joshua Mesina delivered the baby boy. 

Paramedics Mike Gallant, Bob Piepiora and Keith Gauvreau and EMT Chris Slavit, of Atlantic Ambulance Service, took the mother and her baby boy to Anna Jaques Hospital.

“This was the first time any of these three firefighters have delivered a baby while on duty at the fire department,” LeClaire said. “This was truly outstanding work by our guys and something I’m sure they will always remember.”

Mother Memory Chihwayi and baby Jayden were doing well in the hospital Friday afternoon and are both healthy. Jayden Matombo was born weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Watch: Grandma baffled by 'bun in the oven' pregnancy announcement

According to the “Dictionary of American Slang,” a bun in the oven means that a woman is pregnant.

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A Louisiana grandmother was not familiar with the phrase, and it made for a hilarious back-and-forth dialogue between herself, her son and daughter-in-law.

Shantelle Dozier wrote in a Facebook post that “after 11 years of infertility,” she learned that she would be having a baby. She and her husband Wesley wanted to surprise Cynthia Dozier, already a grandmother of 11, so the couple put a hot dog bun in the oven, ABC News reported.

As a family member took video, Cynthia Dozier seemed puzzled.

“A bun’s in the oven," she said. “Who put a bun in the oven?”

After some laughter, Cynthia Dozier asked her son if he had put the bun in the oven.

“Maybe not that oven,” Wesley Dozier said.

Finally, Cynthia gets it. “Are y’all pregnant?” she asks before hugging her son.

“It actually played out exactly like we thought it would," Shantelle Dozier told ABC News. "We knew she wasn’t going to get it right away.”

Shantelle and Wesley Dozier got another surprise recently, as they found out they would be having twins.

“The funny thing is when (Cynthia) grabbed the bun out of the oven, it broke in half,” Shantelle Dozier told ABC News. “That was our first sign.”

As for Cynthia Dozier, she managed to have a good sense of humor about the announcement, as her Facebook post shows:

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