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Sun May 6, 2018, 10:42 AM

the world doesn't deserve this kid




TJ says this all began when they were watching a TV show about pandas. It showed a mama panda abandoning a baby, and TJ told his son the cub was now homeless.

"He says, 'What's homeless?' I said, 'It's when you don't have a home and sometimes you don't have mom or dad around,'" said TJ.

That's when Austin asked: are people homeless?

Once Austin learned some people are homeless -- and some are hungry -- he launched this caped crusade. Told his mom and dad that he wanted all his allowance and money they would spend on toys to go toward chicken sandwiches instead.

After he gives out each sandwich, he gives each person a bit of advice. "Don't forget to show love," he tells them, and most do, immediately.

For those who don't use Twitter, a link to the story:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/austin-perine-alabama-4-year-old-superhero-using-his-power-to-feed-the-homeless/

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Reply the world doesn't deserve this kid (Original post)
PunkinPi May 2018 OP
monmouth4 May 2018 #1
ProudLib72 May 2018 #2
MFM008 May 2018 #26
hlthe2b May 2018 #3
Cha May 2018 #4
Heartstrings May 2018 #5
genxlib May 2018 #6
Clarity2 May 2018 #7
cp May 2018 #8
RainCaster May 2018 #9
Upthevibe May 2018 #10
kimmylavin May 2018 #11
Ilsa May 2018 #12
orleans May 2018 #13
GrapesOfWrath May 2018 #14
Elwood P Dowd May 2018 #15
nmgaucho May 2018 #18
Elwood P Dowd May 2018 #20
nmgaucho May 2018 #16
Cracklin Charlie May 2018 #17
world wide wally May 2018 #19
smirkymonkey May 2018 #21
MustLoveBeagles May 2018 #22
Hortensis May 2018 #23
SamKnause May 2018 #24
saidsimplesimon May 2018 #25
Funtatlaguy May 2018 #27
CousinIT May 2018 #28
PunkinPi May 2018 #29
calimary May 2018 #30
sheshe2 May 2018 #31
sheshe2 May 2018 #32
Lucky Luciano May 2018 #33
Historic NY May 2018 #34
democratisphere May 2018 #35
HenryWallace May 2018 #36
Plucketeer May 2018 #37

Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:50 AM

1. Austin is absolutely a precious child. What a great adult he is going to be..n/t

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:53 AM

2. Austin for president 2020!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:14 PM

26. Yup

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:54 AM

3. I watched this wonderful kid this morning and it has already made my day...

What a wonderful young man and bless his father for enabling this child's need to "do good".

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:56 AM

4. What a precious!

Mahalo, PunkinPi

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:01 AM

5. Beautiful child!

With a beautiful heart!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:06 AM

6. Thanks for making my day

What a fine young man he already is and with great things in store for him.

Props to the family for raising such a thoughtful kid and helping make his crusade a reality.

Show love indeed.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:15 AM

7. If we could all live our lives like that

we wouldnt be where we are today. This little man is just too precious. I pray he never changes and has strong armor to protect him from the people who will try to knock him down and from the injustices and cruelty of racism. 🙏

His parents are heros too for supporting and encouraging his gift of empathy.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:16 AM

8. Show love!

What a wise soul. And such a sweetheart.
Thanks for bringing us good news, PunkinPi, much appreciated!
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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:24 AM

9. Kudos to his parents for instilling real morals in him!

They must be very proud of him.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:28 AM

10. I just saw this on the show Sunday Morning.......

The world really needs more kids like him.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:31 AM

11. What a remarkable little boy!

And yes, kudos to two obviously great parents!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:32 AM

12. Parents, family, and teachers raised this child well.

But especially the parents.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:32 AM

13. the world needs a lot more of these kids n/t

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:32 AM

14. Just wow

This child is the very best of us... This gives me hope...Don’t forget to show love, yes indeed, President Austin!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:42 AM

15. Incredible story. How about a song dedicated to President Austin.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #15)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:56 AM

18. Burt Bacharach has written some great tunes

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Response to nmgaucho (Reply #18)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:06 PM

20. He sure has, and Dionne Warrick must have sang dozens of 'em.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:45 AM

16. It's stories like this that restore a little bit of faith in humanity

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:54 AM

17. Takes a big heart to pull off a cape...

You got it, Austin!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:06 PM

19. Super Kid!

Now that is something his parents can be proud of forever.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:13 PM

21. OMG, he is such a little angel on earth!

Brought tears to my eyes. What an adorable little boy! I see so much hope in that child and in what he is bringing to people. We need more Austins in the world.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:23 PM

22. Don't ever change Austin


I'm sure his parents are very proud of him. They're raising a wonderful little boy.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:38 PM

23. This world has MANY Austins grown into fine contributing people.

I'm always a little shocked at people who don't realize that. What an ugly and worthless imaginary world their outlook sentences them to.

No Pollyanna here, this is a world of tragedies, but here's a view from the flip side of this coin:

Why the World Is Better Than Ever—and Will Get Better Still

If you read or watch the news, you’ll likely think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s finite resources can easily lead you to think our world is in crisis.

But there’s another story, a story the news doesn’t often report. This story is backed by data, and it says we’re actually living in the most peaceful, abundant time in history, and things are likely to continue getting better.

The News vs. the Data: The reality that’s often clouded by a constant stream of bad news is we’re actually seeing a massive drop in poverty, fewer deaths from violent crime and preventable diseases. On top of that, we’re the most educated populace to ever walk the planet.

“Violence has been in decline for thousands of years, and today we may be living in the most peaceful era in the existence of our species.” –Steven Pinker

In the last hundred years, we’ve seen the average human life expectancy nearly double, the global GDP per capita rise exponentially, and childhood mortality drop 10-fold.

Abundance for All Is Possible: So now that you know the world isn’t so bad after all, here’s another thing to think about: it can get much better, very soon.

In their book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis suggest it may be possible for us to meet and even exceed the basic needs of all the people living on the planet today.

“In the hands of smart and driven innovators, science and technology take things which were once scarce and make them abundant and accessible to all.”
This means making sure every single person in the world has adequate food, water and shelter, as well as a good education, access to healthcare, and personal freedom.

This might seem unimaginable, especially if you tend to think the world is only getting worse. But given how much progress we’ve already made in the last few hundred years, coupled with the recent explosion of information sharing and new, powerful technologies, abundance for all is not as out of reach as you might believe. ...

https://singularityhub.com/2016/11/01/why-the-world-is-better-than-ever-and-will-get-better-still/#sm.0009ag3nt1c58dseycb1k5emf8f1s


In our country, Hillary and the Democratic Party almost made 2016 about creating a universal basic income. This tremendous advance in personal security and wellbeing, a redistribution of our immense national wealth meeting the challenge of the disappearance of many lower-skill jobs, is that close.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:01 PM

24. What a precious little boy !!!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:03 PM

25. Sending Austin and his parents

my love and gratitude for standing UP. Their bravery is inspirational. Thank you
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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:19 PM

27. Proving that there are Angels 👼 among us.

Nt

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:25 PM

28. President Austin has a GoFundMe if you're inclined to support him...

https://www.gofundme.com/show-love-fight-hunger

He shared that link from his Twitter feed so it's legit:


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Response to CousinIT (Reply #28)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:38 PM

29. Thanks for adding this. nt

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:35 PM

30. And the children shall lead. Even farther.

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Response to calimary (Reply #30)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:57 PM

31. +1000

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:58 PM

32. Beautiful child.

Thank for sharing, Pi.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:59 PM

33. That's a sweet boy! nt

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 06:10 AM

34. Remarkable!!!!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 07:07 AM

35. President Austin at 4 years old has it figured out; love and kindness

can change the world.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 09:58 AM

36. Classic "Sunday Morning" piece...

 

Too bad it was sandwiched in between....

An in depth dive into Social Media inducers, and

a fan-fiction homage to Nikki Haley....

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 10:01 AM

37. It's true - "the world doesn't deserve this kid"

 

What's more lamentable - this kid doesn't deserve this world. My advice to this tyke? Make sure you learn to use a hands-free phone of some sort. We'd love to see him make it to adulthood.

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