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79-year-old Dolly Juelke had a pretty sweet tricycle she rode everywhere.

It's always nice to hear about a nearly-80-year-old who enjoys life to the fullest and still goes out and about, getting exercise and doing her thing. And WDAY6 News reported that the trike was, in fact, her only mode of transportation.


Not Dolly's actual trike, 'cause someone stole it. But it's very similar. Image by Jennifer C./Flickr.

Unfortunately, Dolly's tricycle was stolen right out of her backyard. So she wrote a letter to the editor of her local paper, asking the person who took her bike to return it.

It was a simple two-sentence request, stating that she'd never learned to drive and really needed her three-wheeled bike back.

Image by WDAY6 News.

What kind of person steals a 79-year-old woman's tricycle? I don't know, but fortunately, this story isn't about the unkind among us. It's about the total opposite.

A community member saw her letter and jumped right in, devising a solution.

Cassandra Maland came across the post and started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money to replace Dolly's wheels.

Image by WDAY6 News.

Maland tried to minimize her actions, saying, "All I really did was get the ball rolling, and the great people of Fargo did the rest."

That was cool of her because being humble is a good quality, but the truth is that her initiative was the spark for a whole lot of kindness and generosity.

Community members ultimately donated $700 to replace Dolly's trike!

Even better, a local bike shop called Paramount Sports gave up the opportunity to make a profit and sold Maland the replacement trike at cost, which was $400.

From the extra money she'd raised, Maland bought a lock and water bottle for Dolly, and she plans on donating the rest of the money.

Dolly was beyond thrilled with her new bike. (And she looks rather slick riding it, doesn't she?!)

Image by WDAY6 News.

She appreciated everyone's generosity and was excited that it was just as great as her old bike. In fact, it's the exact same kind!

"I'm dumbfounded, believe me," Dolly told WDAY6 News. "I just couldn't believe it. It was really nice of everybody."

But that's the thing about humans. There are those who make poor choices, but there are far more of with good hearts who care about each other. It's wonderful that Dolly's community showed her that kindness is everywhere.

You can watch the news story below for some good feelings — free of charge!

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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Memories of childhood get lodged in the brain, emerging when you least expect.

There are certain pleasurable sights, smells, sounds and tastes that fade into the rear-view mirror as we grow from being children to adults. But on a rare occasion, we’ll come across them again and it's like a portion of our brain that’s been hidden for years expresses itself, creating a huge jolt of joy.

It’s wonderful to experience this type of nostalgia but it often leaves a bittersweet feeling because we know there are countless more sensations that may never come into our consciousness again.

Nostalgia is fleeting and that's a good thing because it’s best not to live in the past. But it does remind us that the wonderful feeling of freedom, creativity and fun from our childhood can still be experienced as we age.

A Reddit user by the name of agentMICHAELscarnTLM posed a question to the online forum that dredged up countless memories and experiences that many had long forgotten. He asked a simple question, “What’s something you can bring up right now to unlock some childhood nostalgia for the rest of us?”

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