Tip of the Hat: Water balloons for a purpose
Firefighters know a thing or two about throwing water around. Maybe that’s why the Oak Grove, County Line and Stewartville volunteer fire departments were so willing to take on a “bucket list” wish item.

A little girl in Florida battling two aggressive forms of cancer had said seeing a giant water balloon battle was on her to do list. She was too sick to come in person, so firefighters and quite a few volunteer balloon-throwers had their battle recorded and sent to Talia Joy Castellano. Her battle with cancer became well known after the CoverGirl makeup company made Talia an honorary CoverGirl, as announced by Ellen Degeneres on her television program.

It was a simple act, but a heart-warming event brought about out of simply caring for another human being.

We could stand a lot more of that.

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