Top heart-warming stories of 2015 from CBC Calgary
From rescued ducks to a stranger's generosity, here are some stories to make you smile
Stories of reunions, a stranger's kindness and redemption: here's a at look some of our favourites from 2015.
1) BFF reunion
A year and a half after his beloved German shepherd went missing, Alberta man Richard Brower was finally ready to accept that his pet was gone. But, when he went searching for a new dog on a pet-rescue website, he spotted his missing dog Dozer on the first posting.
2) Ocean rescue
Tamara Loiselle, a Calgary triathlon competitor, was credited with saving the lives of a Montreal couple she spotted in distress in the waters off Cancun, Mexico.
3) A helping hand
A Calgary cab driver rescued a duck and her ducklings from traffic and drove them to the river.
4) Finding a new path
With his booming laugh and warm smile, it's hard to envision Douglas Craig in anything other than a red Santa suit. But 34 years ago, this St. Nick wore a leather biker jacket and was a member of the motorcycle club, King's Crew.
5) Help from a stranger
"I heard your story yesterday on the radio and it's just sad so I just thought I'd help you out."
And with that Jim Prokop wrote a cheque for $492 to cover Ashley Keewatin's payday loan debt that launched a cycle of payment and repayments a year and a half earlier.