Central New York's first Chick-fil-A will offer free food for a year, but there’s a catch. Instead of overnight an event the new Cicero location will be participating in a day of service on February 21, one day before the location's February 22 grand opening. According to Chick-fil-A the first 100 people 18 and older to line up at 6 a.m. on February 21 will get the opportunity to participate in a day long bus tour of service for the Cicero community. After the day of service, the participants will return to the restaurant to celebrate and receive free Chick-fil-A for a year. Registration begins at 6 a.m. or until 100 eligible participants are reached according to Chick-fil-A. The event will then last until 4 p.m.
A homeless man performed CPR for 10 minutes on a complete stranger. George Dakin Jr. dropped right in front of the homeless man, Austin Davis, in full cardiac arrest. And after the homeless man performed CPR for 10 minutes the paramedics used a defibrillator on him. Luckily they were able to find a pulse. George was technically dead for a full 28 minutes before being revived. To repay Davis for his quick actions and kindness, George’s children started a GoFundMe and have already raised $15,000 for the homeless man.
Over a hundred volunteers came together to shovel snow for Chicago senior citizens. Jahmal Cole’s community group My Block, My Hood, My City motivated 120 volunteers to come lend a hand over the weekend. The group shoveled sidewalks at more than 50 addresses, mostly where senior citizens live. Folks from different neighborhoods came together and worked as a community to spread goodwill.
A five-year-old boy recently had a rough eight weeks after breaking his neck, but thankfully got through it with his new best friend. Riley Hoy was jumping around on the family's backyard trampoline and fell hard on his neck. Doctors discovered that Riley had actually broken it and could have been paralyzed. They fitted Riley with a halo brace to immobilize his spine. A family neighbor came over one day and gave Riley a teddy bear that was fitted with the same exact brace. Riley and the bear went everywhere together and when Riley finally got the brace taken off, so did his bear. After seeing how much the bear helped Riley, the hospital decided to get more of them to help other kids who might someday be faced with the same ordeal.