Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Friyay/Good News

Today’s good news story comes from the Good News Network. Here it is in its entirety.

6 High School Football Players Combine Their Strength to Rescue Injured Woman Trapped in a Wrecked Car

(From left to right) Rome High School students Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwion Carey, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown, and Alto Moore made the rescue.

A Georgian woman is thanking her stars that it was nothing less than a group of buff high schooler football players who just happened to be passing by her when she needed help.

Together they leaned their strength to pry open the jammed door of the woman’s wrecked car, which allowed the rescuers to access the badly injured driver.

The Rome City Football Team was out in force that morning, with teammates Treyvon Adams, 16, Antwion Carey, 16, Cesar Parker, 16, Messiah Daniels, Tyson Brown, 17, and Alto Moore, 16, all heading to school together in Adam’s car, or with their mom in the case of Caesar.

As soon as they saw the wrecked car, they leaped into action.

“We just ran as fast we (could) to the lady and check on her to see if she was alright,” Adams told CNN. “We saw she was in pain; she was screaming and asking us to help her.”

The car was totaled and badly bent out of shape. Relying on their brawn more so than their brains, the teens managed to pry the passenger door open, realizing only afterward that the other door had to be removed for her to be reached.

“We used all our muscles,” Adams said. “We’re pretty big people; we’re strong. We play football, so we lift weights a lot, but (the door) was just extremely bent and broke.” It all happened in about a minute.

But when it was over, the teens had freed the woman from the vehicle and carried her on their way back to class after checking on the driver of the other car in the collision.

Adams admitted that the team had been getting a lot of love and recognition for their act, which teachers said they deserved, and the school has helped drive.

In a post on Twitter, the school’s football team wrote, “PROUD of our MEN!” in reference to the story.

At the end of the day, like all great rescuers, the teens admitted that while the recognition was nice, it was something anyone would do.

The good news here is that these guys never hesitated to guarantee this woman’s safety and jumped into action.

Today’s JohnKu talks about heroes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Action by John W.Howell © 2022

What makes a hero?

Someone who has a big heart . . .

And moves very fast.

84 comments

    1. Thanks for sharing, Michael

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  1. These are the youngster we need for a better future. Thanks for sharing, John! I remember to have read it on Jill’s blog, but one cannot remembered often enough. There is a way to a better world. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Yeah I saw it there too. I just thought it was worth repeating. (And I already had it scheduled)

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  2. Very cool. Great to hear about people rushing to help those in trouble.

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    1. Thanks, Annette.

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  3. This is awesome, John! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  4. Your JohnKu is the perfect accompaniment to today’s good news story.

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    1. Aww. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. A hip-hip-hooray for those up and coming teens!! Thanks for relating this story, John!

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    1. I’m with you, GP. Thanks.

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  6. A wonderful story and on-point JohnKu. Thanks for sharing, John, and have a wonderful weekend 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.

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  7. Such a wonderful story. Sounds like these boys were in the right place at the right time.

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    1. They were and quick to act.

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  8. There’s hope for the future yet with men like these coming up in the world!

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    1. Indeed. Thanks, Deborah.

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  9. Great story. I always enjoy your friday posts.

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  10. Love your good news stories John and thanks for sharing. With the mainstream headlines giving such a different spin on the youth of today it is excellent to see this inspirational act of kindness. hugsx

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    1. I agree, Sally. We need to focus on what is right with things instead of what is wrong.

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  11. I love your haiku. It is moments that make heroes.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. It is moments for sure.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Wonderful story, John, and great haiku. I always look forward to your Friday posts. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. So glad you like these. 😊

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  13. What a great group of kids. Thanks for sharing, John. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. You as well.

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  14. Well done! These kids do deserve all that praise, and I hope this will carry them on to bigger and better things in their lives.

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    1. I do too. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  15. Love stories with a happy ending — thank you, John, for finding this one and letting us share in the warm fuzzies!

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    1. Always good to have warm fuzzies around. Thanks, Debbie

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  16. Great story and poem, John. Stories like this give me hope.

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  17. Good looking group – you would want them on your side. The perfect group to do some heavy lifting. They deserve recognition. TGIF to you.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. TGIF to you as well.

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  18. I love hearing about these heroic acts of kindness. It gives a glimmer of hope for a dark world!

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    1. Yes it does. We need more hope, Jan. Thanks.

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  19. Anytime we hear a story about the youth of this country showing care and compassion for strangers, it is a “win” for all of us. Good story, John. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I agree with you, Bruce.

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  20. I love this, John! What a great story. Your haiku/Johnku is awesome too. Have a fabulous weekend!🥰

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    1. Have a great weekend as well Vashti. Thank you.

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      1. Thank you❣️

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  21. Great JohnKu to accompany this wonderful hero story.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  22. Now THAT is a team.

    Thank you for making these kids front page news, Boss. Because they really are.

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    1. Yes it is true. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Good Saturday to you.

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      2. And to you and welcome back.

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      3. Appreciate it Boss

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  23. What a beautiful thing. True heroes just do without looking for accolades. Happy weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Happy weekend to you.

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      1. Merci mon ami!

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love to see when people just act to help another person.

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  25. John, Your Friyay good news pieces are always great!
    This is yet another wonderful story you have pulled out of the schmelekie of persistent bad news.
    Congrats to the heroes!
    Your JohnKu is on the money! xo

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    1. Thank you, Resa. XO 😊

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      1. Ah Ha!
        I see what you’re up to! Trying to put one over on me, eh?
        OXOXOX

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      2. I didn’t want to escalate the XOs too fast so I left room for an add on. So now I can go XOXOXO. Is yours 🐂 🐂 🐂 ?

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      3. AHA! Yes, but I call you and up the ante.
        🐂 🐂 🐂 O

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      4. I like it. 🐂 🐂 🐂 🐂

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      5. I like it too! I mean what’s the chance of 4 oxes…oxen … Never mind. I thought they were cows at first. 🙃

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      6. XO (Back to where it all began)

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      7. Ah, the cycles of life!
        What goes around, comes around!
        🐂O

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  26. This is so positive, that a high school football team would rescue a woman trapped in her totaled vehicle. Sorry to be so slow in responding, but I’ve had a health issue and been hospitalized for the last four days.

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    1. Goodness, Tim. I hope you are doing better.😊

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      1. I think I’m doing a lot better, at least I feel better. I was just feeling weak and faint and ended up here in the hospital. They think they’ve found the cause and have been applying treatment. We’ll see if they’ll let go home tomorrow.

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      2. I hope so. I’m glad they found the cause. Let me guess. Not enough VooDoo Ranger.

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  27. Awww. And, yeah! Friyay Johnkus are back! 🙂

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    1. I have returned. Thanks, Betsy

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      1. Seeing better than ever, yes?

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      2. Oh yes. The eyes of a hawk. 😳

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