The Rosamond Gifford Zoo welcomed four new baby meerkats! First-time mom Pidge, who is 3-years-old, gave birth to them, 2 weeks ago. Interestingly, due to meerkats’ culture, and yes that is a thing, the zoo wasn’t sure how many babies were actually born until earlier this week. You can see them in the Meerkat exhibit at the zoo right now!
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A Trucker gave a $2,000 tip to an Oklahoma waitress! It happened at the 4 Star Diner when Brenda Pearson put together a to-go order for trucker David Platt, who she had struck up a good conversation with. When paid for his check, he told her he wanted to leave $1,000 tip. Pearson was shocked. Platt says he felt like helping her out after talking to her for a while about her family, so he did. And as if that’s not amazing enough, he returned to the diner about an hour later for pie and left her another $1,000 tip! The trucker said, "Money is just paper or numbers on a screen."
A Wisconsin group recycles donated caps and gowns so no one has to skip graduation because they don’t have enough money. The Hmong Mutual Assistance Association started The Cap and Gown Recycling Program last year to provide the gear students need for commencement, free of charge. The average price for the basic cap and gown is $42 which can be tough for low income students, causing them to skip graduation. So they started collecting donated caps and gowns in local school colors so they can attend.
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