An autistic CA boy named Parker almost had his dream of riding in an annual trucker’s Christmas parade ruined due to a last-minute mechanical failure. Parker loves trucks, and has a small following on YouTube through his “truck-spotting” videos. When the annual parade approached, Parker’s family hit social media and were quickly able to get him a ride – over 30 companies and independent truckers volunteered to help. Unfortunately, his chosen ride faced mechanical issues just days before the parade. But his dream came true thanks to trucker Mike Divine, who dropped his own plans for the week and drove to Blue Lake, CA where Parker lives. They decorated his truck with lights and rode in the parade together. “Everybody needs to be loved,” Divine said. “They want to be loved, accepted, and if I can make his night why not. It’s all about him.”…………………….. Robert Crane is the founder of ‘Bob’s Bikes for Needy Kids,’ a Las Vegas nonprofit that rehabs bicycles and provides them to underprivileged children for free. Years ago, Crane refurbished a bike for his grandson, but didn’t end up needing it, so he put it on Craigslist, and had 80 replies in an hour – and he says “ that’s when the lightbulb went off, kids don’t have bikes and that’s what started Bob’s Bikes.” He’s now been refurbishing bikes and gifting them during the holidays for 10 years…………And finally………………..
Seven year old Layla Peck lives near Scranton, PA, and her best friend just turned 100. He’s a World War Two vet named Joe Gagliardi, and she says they’ve been besties since she was a baby. She got her local fire department to drop her off at his party in a firetruck. He received an American flag flown in his honor over the U.S. Capitol in D.C., and Layla also had her first-grade class make him 100 birthday cards.