Posts Published by Leonardo Faierman

Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. Since then he's plowed a jagged path as a writer, editor, podcaster, comic creator, and mostly benevolent malcontent in New York City. His favorite comic book is Love & Rockets, favorite film is Mad Max: Fury Road, favorite video game is Guardian Heroes, favorite book is The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet.

25 Years After a Tragic Shooting & Life-Saving Rescue, Two Men Finally Get to Meet in Person

Some paths were meant to cross. Such is the case with Damon Walker and Dr. Michael Franks, two Baltimore residents who encountered one another on New Year’s Day of 1996. Walker had just exited a party and found himself standing by Hamburg Street Bridge, a few blocks south from Camden Yards where the Orioles play, when he was suddenly robbed and shot.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Surprises a Navy Veteran Superfan with an Amazing Personal Gift

The Rock is at it again, spreading goodwill and a very special thanksgiving surprise for a lucky and deserving superfan. Dwayne Johnson recently hosted a special theater screening of his new action-comedy Red Notice, but also had a secret project in the works: a special one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind fan, community leader and Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez.

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Neighbors Throw a Birthday Celebration for this Hero Pup

Any burglars planning a crime in a neighborhood in Brentwood, Tennessee now know one thing for certain: Gus the Labrador is on the watch, and he doesn’t go down easy. The spritely hero pup has just turned two years old, and neighbors are celebrating him in joyous appreciation of his courage, when he protected the area against a suspected burglar back in September, even putting himself in harm’s way.

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Elderly Hiker’s Two Dogs Team Up to Save Him After He Collapsed on a Mountain Trail

A pair of incredibly good dogs rescued their owner recently, a 71-year-old man who reportedly collapsed on the mountain summit of Braithwaite How in Cumbria, England. The dogs and the owner have not been identified by names, but The Huffington Post reported on an announcement made by the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team regarding the event, and all parties seem to be doing just fine now.

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Nursing Home Residents Star in their Own Recreations of Famous Works of Art

A new series of painterly homages to famous pieces of historic art isn’t hanging up at the local museum, but at a nursing home in the county of Gloucestershire in England. It’s a project which sees these elderly residents having their hand at painting, with self-portrait riffs on beloved works of art like Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The folks at the Sandfields Care Home are taking part in the Big Draw Festival, a “worldwide celebration of drawing” that includes events and workshops by a vast series of individuals and organizations.

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ASPCA Kid of the Year Devotes His Hours Calmly Reading Books to Shelter Dogs

Bronx’s own Evan Bisnauth is an 11-year-old superhero for shelter pups, and was named ASPCA’s “Kid of the Year” earlier this month. The annual award honors exceptional young members of the community, and Bisnauth has dedicated his time and care towards helping shelter dogs get adopted, regularly reading to them and even creating adorable animations to catch the eye of potential adopters.

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Therapy Dogs and Cats Are Helping Japanese Citizens Weather Their Pandemic Loneliness

We’re always happy to speak to the continuing success of therapy animals helping those of us who need a furry push. Whether it’s assisting young students with their reading classes or easing the stress of needle-averse patients as they receive their vaccines, therapy animals are an excellent way to introduce a comforting presence to soothe a stressful situation and provide ongoing psychological and emotional support.

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