Today is Tuesday, December 1, 2015. We learn about Matthew’s Legacy, how a viral Facebook post resulted in animal cruelty charges, and 28 photos.
When Jamie-Lynne Knighten went to pay her $200 tab at a Trader Joe’s in Oceanside, California, she found that she had left her debit card at home. Her 5-month-old baby was fussing and she frantically tried to call her bank as the line behind her got longer and longer. But, Matthew Jackson came to the rescue.
Jackson insisted on paying the bill.
It was one of the last things he would ever do.
A little more than a week later, Knighten took initiative and called Jackson’s boss at LA fitness to express how kind he had been to her and potentially bring him a gift. When his boss began crying, it was clear that something was wrong.
Less than 24 hours after Jackson paid for Knighten’s bill, he was killed in a car crash.
Knighten, since finding out about Jackson’s untimely death, has begun to spread what she refers to as ‘Matthew’s legacy,’ in order to inspire people all over the world to pay it forward the way Matthew Jackson did.
Facebook Post Leads to Animal Cruelty Charge
Police in Cary, North Carolina have charged a woman with animal cruelty after her Facebook post went viral.
Katharine F. Lemansky was tracked by police in three states. She admitted that she was the source of the photo, which featured a dog’s mouth taped shut. “Taping the dog’s muzzle shut was a terrible decision on Ms. Lemansky’s part, and charging her with animal cruelty under North Carolina law was the right thing to do,” Cary Police Captain Randall Rhyne said in a news release.
Twenty-eight photos for 28 years
That was Gordy Yates’ logic when coming up with a birthday present for his twin sister on their 28th birthday. According to his blog, he was never the best at the whole birthday present thing. His sister, Meredith, was always the thoughtful sibling who gave her brother a present without fail.
In some of the photos he replicates pictures of his sister with her two kids, with himself and a cat. He says, “They both like to eat off of and crawl on the floor, they both like to bite me, they’re both really small and hard to control, and I can’t give birth to either of them.”