Good News Friday: The annual Teddy Bear toss at a hockey game makes me smile. Wes Anderson with an awesome holiday commercial. And an incredible story of an 82-year-old widower and his 4-year-old “angel.”

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And a Happy Friday and happy December to all of you out there in Internet-land. This post will be short and (hopefully) sweet since your humble blogger has a nasty head cold and a nose that may never become unstuffed. On the plus side, my current frog-croaky voice is probably a huge turn-on for the ladies of New York City!

First up today, one of my favorite sports holiday traditions that few people outside of Calgary know about is the Calgary Hitmen’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. The minor league hockey team (Named after local hero Bret “Hitman” Hart, I believe) holds an event every year where on a certain date, fans throw thousands of teddy bears onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal.

The teddy bears are then donated to sick and needy children through 60 local agencies, just in time for the holidays.

Seriously, how awesome is that visual of all the bears flying on the ice?

Love it, love it, love it.

**Next up today, this is one super-slick and awesome mini-movie that director Wes Anderson has shot for H&M Department store. It’s about four minutes and it ends with a wonderful little scene. Really, really great stuff here.

**And finally today, this story has made me cry all three times I’ve watched it. Grab some tissues, yourself. It’s from Steve Hartman of CBS News, whose work I cannot praise enough. It’s about an 82-year-old Georgia man named Dan Peterson, who fell into a deep depression when his beloved wife died, and a 4-year-old stranger named Nora, who just about saved Dan’s life.

So much good, and so much love, in the world. Sometimes it pops up in the supermarket, just like Nora did.

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One response to “Good News Friday: The annual Teddy Bear toss at a hockey game makes me smile. Wes Anderson with an awesome holiday commercial. And an incredible story of an 82-year-old widower and his 4-year-old “angel.”

  1. one of my new favorite columns. and thank you for posting a Christmas story and not a holiday tale. Feel better soon much love to all…

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