Heroes Of The Week!

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This week in the news, the Senate proved that the invisibility cloak really is a thing, Harvey Weinstein vied for an Oscar at his rape trial and the Kansas City Chiefs filled in for the New England Patriots as Super Bowl champions. So with that roster of ridiculous and sublime headlines, we deserve our Friday edition.

And now your Heroes . . . .

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi belly slides through confetti after the Chiefs 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl 54 Sunday night in Miami.

Nnadi By Nature- Give this kid a mention and he decides to go double or nothing on me. I was just talking up Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi‘s school supply runs last week. Evidently, he’s all about getting right to the encore because he’s made Heroes history by going back to back. After the Chiefs got done winning the Super Bowl, it was announced that Nnadi had paid the adoption fees for every single available dog” at every KC Pet Project location.  Do the math and that’s about fifteen thousand bucks. Consider the cosmic beauty of his deed and it’s priceless.

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Sugar Ray- Queen of the Foodies, Rachael Ray, came down with such a case of the feels that she decided to keep the Nnadi-ness going. When she heard about the star’s good deed, she tweeted out an offer to supply free pet food to all of the dogs that are adopted out on Nnadi’s dime. Ray is a passionate animal rights activist who just served up another winning dish for her four legged friends.

What Happens In Vegas Pays In Vegas- The formerly Oakland Raiders are wasting no time endearing themselves to their brand new football home. This week they announced they will be donating $500,000 to tackling meal debt in schools throughout Nevada.

“Today, we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department of Agriculture meal service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We are hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has to do that project, and in that regard we are donating $500,000 to the program,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis.

The monies will help to make up the difference in school meal debts owed by low income families. Turns out, the silver and black has a heart of gold.
(Props to the Fabulous Q for this story)

A Pizza Their Heart- I know you’re wondering how long this pizza pie stretches to, and Imma tell you it’s not quite long enough to reach the moon . . but not for lack of trying. Pierre and Rosemary Mojo are the owners of Pellegrini’s, an Italian joint outside Sydney Australia. The brother and sister team wanted to do their part in helping those first responders who continue to battle the devastating wildfires in their home country. 338 feet and four thousand slices later, they had a pizza pie all ready for a charity fundraiser. The proceeds will go to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Any way you slice it, that’s amore.

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When Push Comes To Love- Some day, when the world stops spinning and our ancient crib dissolves into a cosmic dust, I have to believe the echos of good deeds will provide a spark that gives birth to a brand new planet. And nestled deep inside the womb will be the moments written into being by Captain Dennis Noble, Driver Engineer Joe Clark and Firefighter/Paramedic Duane Norman.

The trio of Florida firefighters out of Hernando County Fire Rescue provided a safe landing for a family that was stranded on the side of the road. Their vehicle had run out of gas while driving a family member to the hospital, so they called 911 and waited for paramedics. After the patient was treated and delivered to a local hospital, the three family members still had a small matter to resolve; they were left with no money, no gas in the tank and because why not, their tire was losing air to boot.

Enter the Station 11 engine crew members Noble, Clark and Norman. These fellas pushed the stranded vehicle a quarter mile- up a hill no less- to a gas station. They tended to the flat tire and then they paid to fill the tank before sending them on down the road again.

When this new planet gets cooking, these wondrously selfless acts will plant the seeds to fill it. From the echos whose kindnesses will not simply move mountains.

They will make them.

59 thoughts on “Heroes Of The Week!

  1. B,

    Honestly, your intro just makes me shake my head – well the first two parts anyway (I’d be inclined to react with more gusto but I’ll reserve my energy for areas that will actually made a difference. Go Chiefs!!

    Nnadi – just plain wow. Wait to go. These pets now have a chance at a forever home.

    Way to go Ms Ray to piggyback onto Nnadi’s beautiful gesture.

    $500K is no chump change. Again, why there is a debt is beyond me, however, focusing on the positive. That silver and black has a huge heart of gold. (Glad I was able to add to your stories 😉 )

    Every little bit helps, doesn’t it? That is a huge pizza pie! Only at that length, can we call it a pie? Any way you slice it, indeed. When the cause is good, people will come. How the hell did they cook that baby?

    Station 11 engine crew took service to a whole ‘nother level! A quarter-mile push is no small thing and then to pay for the tank? Just love.

    Like our buddy Frank says, there are way more good people in the world than bad. And you just keep on keeping on because then we add YOU to the list of good peeps.

    Beauty of a post, B.


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    • Q,

      It’s just a phase the news cycle is going through. Sure it’s been going on for a very long time, but in the cosmic sense . . it’s just a phase.

      Yes, but did you like that “Nnadi By Nature” intro? Seriously though, a great thing done . . another great thing done.

      Ray Ray knows all about this pay it forward jazz.

      Yeah, but the fact that there is debt and it’s not going away anytime soon makes what these peeps do all the more special to me.

      (Thank you for the righteous chime).

      I wondered that myself. The custom oven must have cost a fortune!

      A quarter mile is a nice walk. While pushing an SUV . . whole nother kind of business going on there. And they did it, no hesitation.

      Mr Pickleball knew what he was talking about, that’s for sure.



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  2. Great edition. Marc. We took note of Derrick the minute we heard of his super deed. He certainly knows what is needed. Good on Rachael too. That pie can heal many hearts. Thanks for the info. I’m glad the Raider thug appearance looks like it may fade away. A nice thing for the owner to do. Half a mil is a super gift. I loved those first responders. You are right about a new Planet. They will be at the core. Thanks again, Marc.

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  3. Derrick and pizza, just made me smile from ear to ear. That’s what’s missing from our unimpeachable commander-in-law, no capitals intended, who with his vast personal wealth, does nothing for anyone. It’s always bugged me, even more than his hair.

    I think I’ll have pizza for dinner, and treat whoever is behind me in line. In honor of Mr. Nnadi.

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  4. These posts seems to fill my heart with hope after witnessing such blatant hypocrisy, greed, villainy, and ugliness by supposed leaders. This is something we need more of 🙂 I read the story about the pets and was so happy you featured it. I had no idea Miss E.V.O.O donated food. That’s fantastic! And as a pizza enthusiast myself duuuuuude. Plus high five to Station 11. Pretty cool. Big high five to you for posting the goods and sending feel-good vibes out there. Sunshine and Waves 🙂

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    • You know what I dig most about doing the Heroes posts? When my favorite WordPress peeps (and hells yes you are always going to be on the short list), go on and on about the things they took from it. When it brings some sunshine to their news cycle.
      I love that.

      Pizza enthusiast huh? Tell me your favorite pizza in the world. Mine was Edwardo’s Deep Dish in Chicago.


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