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April 28, 2022

Elderly Man Thanks Neighbor in Heartfelt Letter for Asking Him to Watch Their Pets

Pets can change people's lives at any age. A person on Reddit posted a heartfelt typed letter they received from a neighbor who watched their pets for a short period of time. It describes how the three animals—Smokey, Oreo, and Jennifer–helped cure his loneliness and isolation from living alone. “As you know, I'm an old man,” the man, named Robert, says in the letter.

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April 13, 2022

100-Year-Old National Park Ranger Finally Retires After an Incredibly Impactful Career

At 100 years old, Betty Reid Soskin—aka Ranger Betty—became the oldest active park ranger for the National Park Service (NPS). Now, Ranger Betty has finally decided to retire—something that is certainly well earned! Soskin’s retirement marks the close of an influential 16-year-career with the NPS. In the early 2000s, the NPS and the city of Oakland, California, began planning for a new national park.

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April 8, 2022

Charles Darwin’s Stolen Notebooks Are Mysteriously Returned to Library

In November 2000, Cambridge University librarians received a request to pull two precious items from their collections for photographing. The two items were notepads that once belonged to Charles Darwin, which contained his notes from the 1830s after his return from the Galapagos Islands. The notebooks mysteriously vanished from the library, an unexpected crime and devastating loss for the collections.

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