☀ Wildlife Staff Go Foxy To Save Fox

AND Worker Saves Man's Life

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Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • Virginia staff raise orphaned kit with creative care

  • A decline in cancer deaths found in the UK

  • McDonald’s worker saves man’s life


At the Richmond Wildlife Center in Virginia, staffers play mama fox to an orphaned kit.

Executive Director Melissa Stanley is captured wearing a fox mask and tending to the tiny furball with all the love and care of a real fox mom.

Yep, you read that right—complete with a plush fox surrogate.

But why the disguise, you ask? Well, it's all about keeping things wild.

By minimizing human sounds and creating visual barriers, they're giving this little one the best shot at a wild future.

Despite their best efforts to reunite the kit with her birth mom, it seems fate had other plans. The den site was found, but the fox family had been evicted, probably by some well-meaning but clueless trapper.

So, the wildlife center team must step in and give this little one a fighting chance at survival.

And they're not doing it alone.

Thanks to networking in the community, they've found three other kits of the same age and weight up in northern Virginia.

The Richmond Wildlife Center has teamed up with the Animal Education and Rescue Organization to unite this lone ranger with a crew of other fox kits.

The plan is to transfer our little protagonist to the Animal Education and Rescue Organization, where she'll join her new furry friends before they all get released back into the wild together.

Sure, it's a lot of work—feeding every few hours, round-the-clock care, and ensuring this little one knows she's a fox, not a fancy house pet.

But hey, if it means giving her a fighting chance in the wild, these wildlife warriors are all in!

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When you're heading to church on a Sunday morning, the last thing you might expect is a pit stop at McDonald's to be a life-saving detour.

But for Paul Myers from York, that morning routine turned into a heart-pounding saga!

Paul's strolling to church, feeling a bit under the weather. He makes a stop at McDonald’s and collapses in the fast-food joint.

But guess who comes to the rescue? A quick-thinking McDonald's staffer!

Now, I know what you're thinking - McDonald's has a defibrillator? 

Yep, they're not just flipping burgers; they're saving lives too!

A mystery man from the public steps up to give Paul CPR. Shortly after, paramedics and police arrive.

Shortly after, Paul was off to the ER by helicopter. Talk about a grand entrance!

After a stint in the hospital, Paul's back on his feet. 

So, next time you're chowing down on fries, remember - you never know when a nugget of heroism might come your way.

Ready to soak up some good vibes?

Today's mindfulness mission: bask in the golden glory of sunlight!

Yep, you heard that right—catching some rays isn't just for photosynthesis.

Take a stroll, find a cozy spot, and let those sunbeams work their magic.

It's like a free spa treatment for your soul!

So, toss on those shades, slap on some sunscreen, and let's light up our day, one sunbeam at a time.

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