A helping hand. A friendly smile. A round of applause at a charity event. Universal signs of support that have the power to change the world. Here are the Gestures of the Week December 3-9.

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santaMetro Workers Give Back To Teenager Who Works As Santa

Workers at a local Oklahoma City company brought some holiday cheer to a teenager who lost his wallet this week.
That teenager lost his wallet when he went to get some food after delivering presents to some local preschoolers.
Then, he got a phone call that it had been found, but he never expected what happened next.

“It’s bulging and I can’t close the wallet,” said 18-year-old Paul Kinkade. Kinkade found some extra holiday cash stuffed inside inside his wallet, about $150 worth. Read more…

professorGoing Viral: College Professor Babysits Student’s 2 Kids While Single Mom Finishes Final Exams

A college professor’s photo has gone viral on the internet and it’s for a great thing. Dr. Daniel Krebs was photographed patiently babysitting for his student’s two kids, while their mom took her final exams for Kreb’s Military History class.

Monica Romero, 28 and a single mother, was supposed to have a babysitter for her children — Marcus, 4, and Mikayla, 5 — on the day of her exams. When the babysitter cancelled at the last minute, she had no choice but to bring them to class at the University of Louisville. Read more…

gestures of the week december 3-9 mooresvilleBring food, skip those fines

Got overdue books? The Mooresville Public Library is again offering patrons a way to pay off overdue library fees through its “Food for Fines” program.

This is the fourth year the program has been held as a kind gesture to help its members with outstanding library fees, all while giving back to the community.

The annual program serves as an opportunity for those who visit the library to bring in their in-date canned or non-perishable goods which will then be donated to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen located across the street from the MPL. Read more…

gestures of the week copPackage stolen off front steps leads to good gesture by cop

The holiday spirit is alive and well in New Bedford, despite a Grinch stealing a package off the front steps of an 82-year-old woman’s home.

Last month, Officer Jason Viera responded to a call regarding an elderly woman who had a shipment of steak and shrimp stolen from her door. The woman told Officer Viera that she was very disappointed because she and her son were looking forward to a special steak and shrimp dinner.

Officer Viera told the heartbroken woman that he would return with a report number for her the next day. He returned with much more than the report number. Read more…

gestures of the week december 3-9 fifaFIFA 17 surprises cancer survivor with gesture

A little more than a year ago, 13 year-old Vancouver Whitecaps fan Kenton Doust was given some devastating news: Doctors had found three brain tumors in his brain.

Less than a year later, after 25 grueling sessions of chemotherapy, Doust was deemed “cancer free.”

The young fan has spent the subsequent months being honored by his favorite team, and now, EA Sports is honoring the teenager for his bravery over the past year. The company added an update to FIFA 17, which featured Doust as a star striker. Read more…