A restaurant in Oakland, California called Horn Barbecue got destroyed by a fire last week. But the owners still held their annual giveaway and handed out 150 Thanksgiving turkeys. People online have donated over $100,000 to help rebuild. If you want to help, their GoFundMe is called “Horn Barbecue Fire Restoration.”………………….. Two college kids in Oklahoma named Shaun Roberts and Chance Jackson have been living in a retirement home instead of the dorms. They’re both studying music. In exchange for doing regular performances, they get to stay rent-free, and residents love it. The University of Tulsa launched the program last year. It’s the second year they’ve done it………….And finally………….
There’s a story in the news about a girl named Raven Whitaker-Smith who got sent to the principal’s office in sixth grade, and it changed her life. She threw a cup of yogurt at lunch, so her principal asked if that’s how she’d behave at a restaurant. Her answer was she didn’t know, because she’d never been to one. Up to that point, she’d spent most of her childhood in foster care. But everything changed after that – because her principal, Jason Smith, decided to ADOPT her. Jason and his wife tried fertility treatments but couldn’t have kids, so they took Raven in and turned her life around. They adopted her in 2017. She’s now studying social work at the University of Kentucky.