On an Angel’s Wings

Do you remember Clarence Odbody? I imagine the last name may throw you off, but he was an Angel Second Class who hadn’t yet earned his wings, thus assigned as the guardian angel to George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life.

I like good stories about good people doing good things for others – and I know that it’s been too long since I’ve featured a post simply about a good deed. After all, are some of the great words about being human include kindness, courage, love, sharing, generosity, humility, and respect?

Here’s a story about Woody Davis, seemingly a regular person who believes in a life of helping others – and one who says he feels blessed to be dying slowly. Oh no, it’s not a tearful story, but a joyous one of an ordinary person who has lived a life of giving – and worth your 3 minutes to see.

Note: After clicking the video, click again to watch on YouTube in a new window, and then I hope you return to comment. If you have a problem below, click here to watch on YouTube.

27 thoughts on “On an Angel’s Wings

  1. Hi,
    A fantastic video, it bought a tear to my eyes as everyone was signing the coffin, and he checked out what everyone had wrote on it, a very unusual and surreal moment I think.
    It was great how the community got together, it was a pity they didn’t do something sooner to show their appreciation, but still they did it, and that is the main thing.
    I had to watch the video on You Tube.


    • Mags,
      A very touching story. The part that got me was when he said he was thankful for dying slowly. Simply wow! In terms of having to go to YouTube, every once in a while this happens, so I figure it must be in the settings of the one uploading – CBS News is this case. Thanks for stopping by on your weekend.


    • Greetings to the proprietor of Mo’s Tavern. Great to see you again. Glad you liked this post and thanks for the kind words. As one of the guys who helped me in the early days of this venture, I’m simply grateful whenever you stop by. Besides, I know I have to get back more All-Time Teams! Thanks for visiting and commenting!


    • Mary,
      A special welcome to I think is your first time commenting. It is a great story, and I’m glad it inspired you enough to say so. Thanks for visiting and commenting – plus feel free to return again.


    • Kay,
      Especially is our in-your-face world, this story shines as Woody represents many other good people that are in the world that just do stuff because they want to and believe it is the right thing to do. Now that is an important human characteristic. Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by.


    • Spiced,
      I continue to believe that the majority of people in the world are good – and this is just another story supporting that thought. Glad you enjoyed this tribute and thanks for visiting.


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