A dash cam mounted to a cop car captured a truly heartwarming moment when Officer Ariel Soltura spotted a boy tossing a football by himself and stopped for a game of catch. Soltura told KTRK that he decided to play with 10-year-old Jermaine Ford because there were no other kids around.
When Cpl. Jeremy Walsh of Odessa, Texas, noticed that a local homeless man named A.J. was wearing boots with worn-out soles, he gave A.J. a spare pair from his home. The selfless act went viral when a local bystander snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook.
When State Trooper James Hearne pulled over to help a 13-year-old boy, last October, his dashboard camera recorded a lifesaving act. Julian Estrada, who suffers from seizures, was saved from choking on a chicken nugget when Hearne performed the Heimlich maneuver on the side of the road.
When Jason Cullum of the Evansville Police Department spotted a teddy bear lying on the interstate, he stopped traffic to pick it up. Cullum told Good Morning America that the bear's young owner, Nikki Mayo, was very grateful for his kind act.
Nils Bohlin, an engineer at Volvo, invented the three-point seat belt in 1959. The 1950s were a time when pilots and racing drivers wore harnesses, but seatbelts – where they were fitted in cars – took the form of a rudimentary two-point waist restraint. In crashes, sometimes these did more harm than good.
The reason the three-point seatbelt is so widely adopted is actually because Volvo opened up the patent so that any car manufacturer could use it in their design. They decided that the invention was so significant, it had more value as a free life saving tool than something to profit from.
Volvo’s managing director Alan Dessell is quoted as saying: “The decision to release the three-point seat belt patent was visionary and in line with Volvo’s guiding principle of safety.”