Washington, DC

“My mom’s 16 year old toy poodle got out of the gate and across the street and fell down the sewer drain (at Crittenden & Queens Chapel NE). Prince the poodle is elderly, blind, and deaf. My mom called me in a panic at 4:00, saying that our neighbor had seen Prince fall. 311 dispatched Humane Rescue Alliance, and the DC fire department later arrived to try to open every man hole near where Prince was last seen. After 2 hours I thought we would call it. But the DC humane rescue did not give up!

DC water opened the cemented man hole covers and went atleast a 1/2 mile down the street trying to open every man hole cover. When we were ready to give up (again), DC water removed the last cover and DC humane society fearlessly went into the hole and found Prince!!

We were so impressed with how compassionate, relentless and professional the humane rescue staff were and can not thank them enough!! In this time of uncertainty, it’s great to know that people still really care and that we haven’t given up on each other, or our pets!!”

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“Dear PoPville,

Free Tutoring: We Want to Give Back

We are DC twins who are juniors in high school. We know that schooling is an issue right now, and since we have some extra time, we’re volunteering to tutor DMV area kids and/or provide homework assistance. Of course, we won’t be able to help every child, but we want to do our part during these crazy times. Read More

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1717 M Street, NW

Thanks to Mary for sending:

“Sending this piece of sunshine this Tuesday. As I turned down 15th Street from Connecticut this morning I heard a second line band playing – it paraded down from what looked like St. Matthews to Caruso Florist to wish Mr. Caruso a happy birthday. That’s Mr. Caruso in the middle and you can see the man on the right holding a birthday cake. It truly brought me so much joy.”

Update from Jen: “This made my day as well. We found out it’s his 90th birthday! And then we were gifted some free roses for celebrating”

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“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to follow up and let you know that we were able to connect Arielle to her good samaritans. Both were honored this past weekend, along with the paramedics and Metro police who responded, with a Cardiac Arrest Save Coin. The coin is presented to anyone who helps return a pulse to someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and is later released from the hospital in good health. Read More

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Thanks to Nicole for getting is into the weekend on the good foot. From Woodridge:

“Every year the Lone Book Ranger visits our little free library leaving some free wrapped new books! It is so much fun! Has anyone else seen these?”

Lone Book Ranger’s twitter says:

“Bookslinger fighting for truth, justice, & the book reading way by donating books to Little Free Libraries in DC. Hi ho books, away!”

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