Here are a few more Good News stories making the rounds . . .
1. A 43-year-old guy in California tried to rob a bank last week. But another customer ended it with a hug. 69-year-old Michael Armus Sr. recognized the guy as a former neighbor who was friends with his daughter. He walked up and got him to go outside. Then they hugged and waited for the cops to show up.
2. A billionaire named Robert Hale Jr. spoke at UMass Boston’s graduation last Thursday . . . and surprised 2,500 students by giving them $1,000 each. So, a total of $2.5 MILLION. He had one condition though. He asked them to give half to a family member, or someone who’s helped them get where they are today.
3. 26 high-schoolers in Michigan spent their school year building someone a new home. The school does it every year to give real-world experience to kids who want to learn a trade. It also ends up providing a family with affordable housing.
It’s around 1,400 square feet, and they built the whole thing at their campus. A flatbed truck just moved it to a lot a half-mile away. It cost $100,000 to build, and it’ll be priced around $170,000. (Here’s a photo.)