Inspired Life

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(Courtesy of Mel Tillery)
Most people would have passed by the injured pigeon. But Mel Tillery started an ambitious, crowdsourced bid to transport it from Baltimore to a bird rescue in Georgia.
When Latonya Young's Uber passenger learned she had an outstanding balance that prevented her from re-enrolling in college, he paid it off without her knowledge.
Sanctuary employees say they were emotional watching the elephants start to explore the lush acreage. “There was more than one wet eye that day.”
I have watched many people — adults and children alike — succumb to pressures of the pandemic. I was wrong about one girl.
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Tiffany & Co. has been selling the women’s solitaire diamond engagement ring since 1886. It only took 135 years for men to get their own version.
The masks came off, slowly. The fresh air felt good on their skin. As more Washingtonians get vaccinated, people who had stayed locked down are venturing out -- cautious and with wonder.
Instead of being served with cheddar biscuits, Freckles the calico lobster will be on permanent display at the Virginia Living Museum.
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