Top Ten Happy Stories of 2008

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The envelope, please:
1: Fast-food worker returns $185,000 checkMcDonald’s employee returns check to bank after finding it on sidewalk

2: Kindness of strangers benefits tallest man8-foot-5 frame gives Ukrainian trouble, but bike, van, PC give joy, hope

3: 5th-grader points out mistake at Smithsonian11-year-old catches sign error that has rankled staffers for 27 years

4: Sports bra saves U.S. hiker trapped in AlpsStranded after fall, plucky climber attracts lumberjacks with undergarment

5: Nagging wife helps win $7.7 million lotteryYoung New Zealand couple says they’ve had a ‘rough’ couple of years

6: Woman returns $97,000 found in restroom75-year-old discovered money in a bag hanging from the stall door

7: Lost parrot tells veterinarian his addressAfrican grey parrot — missing two weeks — is returned to owners

8: Rover, call me an ambulance — dog calls 911The German shepherd remembered his training and saved his owner’s life

9: Dog’s bite saves boy and pals from house firePlucky pooch credited with waking teen as blaze begins to consume home

10: Message in a bottle is a real blast from the pastSeattle student’s school project comes full circle 21 years, 1,735 miles later

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