Washington, DC

“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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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Ed. Note: If you are one of the good samaritans please email me at [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP thanks!

“Dear PoPville,

I’m reaching out to see if you can post to help find more information about two good samaritans who administered CPR and saved my friend’s life at the Columbia Heights metro station on Monday, 1/6.

My friend, a woman in her late 20s, was traveling home from work and collapsed inside the station at about 6:00pm after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. She has been recovering in the hospital since then, and is doing well now.

Last week, we were able to meet the paramedics who responded to the event and they told us that before they were able to get to the station, fellow commuters were the first to respond and immediately started administering CPR. After learning that, I also spoke to the station manager who was on duty that night, and to someone who I noticed had tweeted about the event. Both described the commuters who first responded as two women, and they think one or both of them may have been medical professionals, because someone had a stethoscope out. Read More

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Photo by Maitreyi Bordia Das “Touching down to sunrise on #WashingtonDC”

Also awesome from Nanuka:

“Please help me thank a man who saw me finding shelter from pouring rain under a storefront in a long silk dress tonight & said: You look like you need an umbrella, then handed me his and continued his way without asking anything else. You are a hero!”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m the manager at Martha’s Table Outfitters.

Earlier this week, one of our team members came across an old monogrammed photo wallet in the pocket of a man’s suit jacket that was donated to us. We would love to reunite the item with its owner as it appears to be a lovely family keepsake.

The outside of the wallet is monogrammed with the initials R.L.P. and the inside has two wedding photos and a portrait photo of a woman. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

April writes last night:

“To the gentleman in the dapper suit & top coat. Thank you -whenever you are- for watching over my bike as I ran into the fedex on 14th! You were so generous & made my night less of a cluster-f**k than it already was. Bless you! (@PoPville, maybe my Good Samaritan follows you?)”

And because Twitter can be awesome – Carly replies: “Are you in a Hallmark Christmas movie?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I live on Irving Street between Georgia Avenue and 14th Street, and it is constantly littered with trash. Two things exacerbate this: the south side of the street has street-side trash pickup that blows loose bits of trash everywhere, and my multiple attempts for public trash cans have been rejected by 311.

Today, I came home to find 3 lovely young women in Howard Bison jackets picking up every tiny bit of trash on the street, smiling and making their way down Irving. I jumped out of my car to thank them and they just waved off my thanks.

I’m not sure what prompted this, but thank you Howard University and thank you to students doing this on a blustery, gloomy day instead of Black Friday shopping.”

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“Dear Popville,

As I was walking through Franklin Square today I noticed that someone left a scarf, a couple granola bars, a pair of boots and a freshly laundered shirt on one of the benches.

Whoever you are, I’d like to say thank you. Its going to get down to 26 degrees tonight and i’m sure this act of kindness will mean the world to someone.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rudi Riet

“Dear PoPville,

I just wanted to write to share the story of a good Samaritan who helped me and my partner out with car trouble this evening in Kalorama. We were trying to replace a battery in a Volkswagen but after a lot of sweat, money spent, and mosquito bites, we realized we did not have the tools to complete the removal of the old battery because of where a certain bolt was in the car. All the stores were closed and the car was totally dead so we were really discouraged. Lo and behold, a man (middle aged with Caribbean accent of some kind, introduced self as Jeronimo on his way out) driving by us asked if we needed a jump.

Sort of as a joke we replied that we were good unless he had a socket wrench extension, assuming he only had cables. “I’ve got one,” he said, and to our surprise he parked and got out a big toolbox that had everything we needed to complete the fix. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

As you know, Zeppelin restaurant on 9th and Q has been in the process of painting an awesome monster mural on its wall over the last few months. My son, Konrad, attends Seaton and we walk by the mural everyday to and from school  – I should add that he is also a huge fan of all things monster (we have a godzilla poster in our kitchen, so it might be genetic). As the mural was going up Konrad had daily conversations with the artist, and he was really happy to see King Kong and a gigantic octopus join Godzilla in the mural. But, there was a problem: Mothra had been left out.
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116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

Boundary Stone is of course one of the best pubs in D.C. for many reasons. And this is a big one.

So much awfulness bringing out so much greatness. Thanks to all who donated from Team PoPville we represented properly! And oh my God, did so many people rally for this. And while Boundary Stone thanks many key players (see below), I’d like to take the opportunity to thank them, and especially the Croke family, for all they do for this event. It is truly stunning to witness. The passion they have in fighting this awful illness is truly inspiring. And it’s a good reminder that while all this negativity abounds these days, there is also much greatness to celebrate. So on behalf of so many, thank you to Boundary Stone for leading the charge in this fight year after year after year.

And Brandon Skall, of D.C. Brau fame, really is the greatest emcee I’ve ever witnessed.

From Boundary Stone:

“Wow. Wow. Wow! We are blown away by the awesomeness of our community! Thanks to all who donated, volunteered and came out in force to our St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave party on Sunday. Together we raised $155,000 for pediatric cancer research! ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!! INCREDIBLE!!!! Read More

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