Food Rescues in Freezing Austin and Chicago: Two Stories for February’s #WATWB

I’ve heard it said that a crisis brings out the best in people, but not just any people. So which ones, you might well ask? Kind people, the ones who give a darn about those in need, like the couple in the Austin, Texas story, and the restaurateur in the windy city of Chicago. Here are two inspirational stories that will pluck your heartstrings because of the ways ordinary folks chose to give unselfishly to the less fortunate:

Chicago Man Goes Around Buying All of Vendors’ Tamales in Frigid Temps Then Gives Them to Homeless

Strangers Shelter Stranded Delivery Driver for 5 Days During Texas Cold Snap–Now She’s ‘Part of the Family’

We Are The World Blogfest - In Darkness, Be Light

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. The talented co-hosts for this month are: Susan Scott, Sylvia McGrath, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti, and Roshan Radhakrishnan. Please check out the blogs and say hello.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story. Get it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. susan scott on February 26, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for these 2 stories Lizbeth … the story of Chelsea being homed for 5 days is the same as Roshan’s 🙂 Yours on Maiget buying out the vendors and delivering to the homeless and getting the ball rolling for other ways to help the homeless is wonderful thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    • Lizbeth Hartz on March 5, 2021 at 1:31 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Susan Scott. My apologies for being so late in replying:( Wishing you a wonderful weekend, too 🙂