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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: March 9

Montrealer's generosity, resourcefulness and compassion are featured in this week's top 5.
Montrealer's generosity, resourcefulness and compassion are featured in this week's top 5. Felicia Parrillo

Brighten your week with these five heartwarming stories from Montreal. They are guaranteed to make you smile.

Inspired to Deliver More

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EXCLUSIVE: West Island courier delivers hope to refugees, families in need

“When you see these kinds of people with this kind of heart, you want to also contribute.”

Peter Hanson lends his courier trucks to help pick up and drop off donated furniture to refugees in need.

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READ THE STORY: West Island courier service delivers furniture to refugees, families in need

A Revolutionary Kit

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How to splint a broken bone in one-step

“As soon as you get the splint on, it just takes the pain right away.”

After suffering about 20 broken bones, 11-year old Carter is determined to make dealing with Osteogenesis Imperfecta easier with his one-step splint kit.

READ THE STORY: Saskatchewan boy creates splint kit for fellow patients at Shriners Hospital for Children

Shopping for Change

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Homeless women get free Ardene shopping spree

“Most of these women have little to nothing. They arrive in the shelters with the clothes on their backs, and they’ve left a lot of things behind, and now they get a chance to get something new.”

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In honour of International Women’s Day, Ardene opened its doors exclusively to about 350 homeless women in Montreal for a free shopping spree.

READ THE STORY: Free shopping spree for Montreal-area homeless women

A Helping Paw

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Puppy moves into West Island Palliative Care Centre

“She makes you feel more home, and less tense.”

Rescue puppy Abby joins the West Island Palliative Care residence to lift patients’ spirits and put a smile on their faces.

READ THE STORY: West Island Palliative Care Residence gets new emotional support puppy

A League of Their Own

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Montreal softball league inspires women

“We’re really trying to just help while having fun.”

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Local female softball league, ‘Les Princes Montreal’ proves they can win more than just championships by raising funds for charities aimed at empowering women.