Thumbs up to little Aisha Bryant for her act of kindness to Fresno Police K-9 Officer Mark Sotelo and his partner, Tico. Sotelo said he was at the downtown ice skating rink Sunday when he and Tico were approached by Aisha, who requested badge stickers.
“Honey, I’m so sorry, I don’t,” Sotelo said. Aisha replied it was OK, “Could I just have a hug?”
Sotelo was so touched that, according to Sgt. Ron Grimm, he sent a message to every other city unit via his patrol-car computer. “He said this not only made his day, but also his week, month and year!” Grimm wrote on Facebook. Thank you, Aisha,” Grimm wrote, “for reminding us of what’s important today. We should all be inspired by your act of kindness.” Sotelo later sent her a whole batch of stickers and a Christmas card.
Thumbs up to Diane Teague of Hanford for winning a $7,300 vacation at Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua on “Live with Kelly and Michael” Tuesday on ABC. The daytime talk show is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Teague correctly answered a question asking what comedy film actress Emily Blunt appeared in with Meryl Streep. The answer was “The Devil Wears Prada.” Nice work, Diane. Happy New Year!
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Thumbs up to Edison High School Division 1 Valley football champions for helping out with the toy distribution for the annual Tiger Toys for Cubs. The gifts went to the children at Poverello House, a Fresno homeless shelter. Their partners were the members of the Youth Leadership Institute. A total of 545 toys were collected in this second year of the campaign.