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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: April 13

Students at Margaret Manson Elementary in Kirkland observe a moment of silence for the Humboldt Broncos, Thurs. April 12, 2018.
Students at Margaret Manson Elementary in Kirkland observe a moment of silence for the Humboldt Broncos, Thurs. April 12, 2018. Jonah Aspler / Global News

This week was all about generous donations and giving back — more than make you smile, some of these stories are guaranteed to give you feels.

A legacy

‘Anyone can make a difference,’ Terry Fox’s brother tells students
‘Anyone can make a difference,’ Terry Fox’s brother tells students

“I think Terry shows us that anything is possible if we try.”

On the anniversary of the day Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic to begin his cross-country journey, the humanitarian athlete’s brother, Fred Fox, had one message for students at St. Thomas High School in Pointe-Claire.

READ THE STORY: ‘It was really touching’: St. Thomas High School students inspired by Terry Fox’s legacy

Under-cover operation

A woman holds bedding in front of a room at a shelter.
A woman holds bedding in front of a room at a shelter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

“Obviously, we don’t want to give out used underwear.”

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HanesBrands, the parent company of Wonderbra, has stepped forward to donate undergarments to a Montreal women’s shelter, citing a Global News story that highlighted the organization’s desperate need for underwear.

READ THE STORY: HanesBrands to donate undergarments to Montreal women’s shelter in need

#GreatMTLer

#GreatMTLer: Maestro Kent Nagano a pillar of Montreal’s cultural symphony
#GreatMTLer: Maestro Kent Nagano a pillar of Montreal’s cultural symphony

“That was, for me, a moment when I felt this was a very special orchestra.”

Over the years, Montreal Symphony Orchestra maestro Kent Nagano has grown to be a symbol of the city’s rich culture.

READ THE STORY: Maestro Kent Nagano a pillar of Montreal’s cultural symphony

Back to his roots

Life after The Centaur Theatre with founder Maurice Podbrey
Life after The Centaur Theatre with founder Maurice Podbrey

“It was really fulfilling. It really gave me a chance to see the lay of the land.”

Maurice Podbrey migrated from South Africa when he was 27 and founded Montreal’s Centaur Theatre in 1967.

READ THE STORY: Centaur Theatre founder now devoted to working with South African youth

In tribute

Montreal students wear jerseys for Humboldt
Montreal students wear jerseys for Humboldt

“I think it’s amazing. We can all get together to support these families and these kids.”

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Students at Margaret Manson Elementary in Kirkland held a moment of silence for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

READ THE STORY: Montrealers embrace Jersey Day in memory of Humboldt Broncos

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca