“‘I made a big mistake to drive my car that day, and I’ll never forget how much this hurt you, Tina,’ he said in court. To the surprise of the court, and her family, Adams asked Taylor to join her in visiting schools, to talk about the impact impaired driving can have. Even more surprisingly, he agreed immediately.” Montreal woman asks drunk driver who hit her to join her in speaking at schools.

+ A frog believed to be the last of its kind may have finally found a mate – after 10 years of searching.

+ “The British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is celebrating after becoming the first woman to win the gruelling 268-mile Montane Spine Race along the Pennine Way. What made the performance even more extraordinary was that she shattered the course record by 12 hours – while also expressing breast milk for her baby at aid stations along the route.”

+ Red Robin fed Pittsburgh TSA agents, Kraft opened a free grocery store for unpaid workers, and free groceries and pet food, deferred utility bills and donations abound. (But for a really feel good story, we need this nonsensical shutdown to end.)

+ Buddhist poker player donates $600,000 win to charity. (Related: 5 Things to Do With a Buddha’s Hand.)

+ NYC will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders.

+ WaPo: A 10-year-old boy had an idea to help poor people. Fourteen years and 8,000 bikes later, he’s still at it. (At ten years old, I started thinking about something meaningful I could do with my life. I’m still thinking.)

+ Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 reminded America life could be fun again.