A high school wrestler loses match but moves crowd, rescue dog saves his new family, a children's hospital spreads cheer.
UNDATED (KTHV) -- From a rescue dog saving his new family to an act of kindness from a high school wrestler, there are plenty of positive stories from the past week that are definitely on the 'brighter side'.
It's not often that a wrestling match ends in tears. But last week, at the Class 3A state high school wrestling championship in St. Paul, Minn., that's exactly what happened. In his weight class' final match, Mitchell McKee, a sophomore from St. Michael Albertville High School, successfully pinned his opponent, Malik Stewart. His father, Steve McKee, who has terminal cancer, watched on. Immediately afterwards, despite just losing, Malik went over to hug Mitchell's father.
A puppy named Hunter, who was adopted from the Michigan Humane Society at Petco in Sterling Heights, is credited with saving the lives of his new family members. How did he do it? The 3-month-old Husky mix alerted them to a gas leak in the middle of the night, hours after a burner was inadvertently left on. It was turned on enough "to emit gas, but not enough to light it," MHS said in a press release.
Despite facing hard times, the patients at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., refuse to lose their smiles. Earlier this month, the hospital's child life department posted this adorable video of their dance party set to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." In the video, staff members let out their inner child and join their young patients in lip-syncing and dancing to the upbeat song. The hospital made the video in honor of Child Life Month -- a time to educate the community about the child health care profession, as well as the needs of families and children facing serious health care issues.