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  1. jazzabel

    jazzabel Contributing Member Contributor

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    True hero

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jazzabel, Oct 16, 2013.

    I just wanted to share a story of a postman who works in the far south of Serbia, a very underprivileged and isolated area where many people still don't have full access to electricity and water, whole families might be living in one room in mud houses several centuries old, and children have to walk 10 or 15 km to school every day. Due to difficult economic situation, most shops have closed a long time ago and old and disabled have no hope and no access to help.

    Soon after starting work in this area, Filip Filipović realised he will be delivering a lot more than mail. Using his own funds and free time, he has done enormous amount of humanitarian work, from fixing the only classroom available to these kids, installing a playground, building bathrooms for elderly residents, driving kids to and from school and bringing shopping to the most isolated families.

    Have a look at this short clip, it's truly heartwarming and inspiring.

     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    Wow, this guy is awesome. We need more people like him in the world.
     
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    jazzabel Contributing Member Contributor

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    My feelings exactly! It's just so awesome to see people not feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem, and actually doing something about it.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    ditto that!

    MANY more!
     
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  5. Duchess-Yukine-Suoh

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    That's awesome! We do need more people in the world like him. He is amazing and we give you plaudits from overseas Filip!
     
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    It's amazing to see we still have good people in the world.

    Am I the only person who thinks they should also show things like this on the news instead of just war, disagreements, governments shutting down etc?
     
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    No, you are not. I've stopped watching news on the TV, because as you say, they think news is "stuff which is bad and is happening right now". That's why is stick to online news websites and newspapers. I'm sick of news being about terrorists and war.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    have you never heard of or seen any of cnn's 'hero' awards and often-aired episodes of the many heroes like filip cnn tracks down and brings to public notice?

    i watch cnn most of the day every day and am treated to being introduced to them and their good works many times a day, in between all the bad news that can't be ignored, as it happens to real people, even if not to all of the viewers...
     

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