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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: June 15

Pierre Anthony Garque shares a kamayan with Mark Sy, co-owner of Kawali Restaurant in Montreal, Sun. March 4, 2018.
Pierre Anthony Garque shares a kamayan with Mark Sy, co-owner of Kawali Restaurant in Montreal, Sun. March 4, 2018. Rachel Lau

From students giving back to a furry friend running around the Montreal Neurological Institute, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week:

Good deeds

Maple Grove students pay it forward to Dans la Rue
Maple Grove students pay it forward to Dans la Rue

“Everyone has been realizing more what it is and how to express kindness.”

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Maple Grove Elementary School students in Lachine are using their winnings from Greater Montreal Day to pay it forward.

READ THE STORY: Maple Grove students pay it forward to Dans la rue

Just like home

Just like home: Filipinos teach us how to eat with your hands
Just like home: Filipinos teach us how to eat with your hands

“Kamayan is your hands, and so it means to be eating with your hands.”

In Filipino culture, sharing a delicious — and messy — feast is all about love.

READ THE STORY: Just like home: Filipinos say eating with your hands shows community, love

A Canadian first

How some Montreal doctors are using immunotherapy to treat cancer
How some Montreal doctors are using immunotherapy to treat cancer

“When they first talked to me about that, it sounded like science fiction.”

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A new way of treating cancer in Montreal is a Canadian first.

READ THE STORY: New cancer-fighting tool in Montreal is a first in Canadian healthcare

Furry friends

Therapy dogs at the Montreal Neuro
Therapy dogs at the Montreal Neuro

“It’s been a great experience. We’ve been really excited to keep going with it and give more positive vibes.”

Milo has been working hard at the Montreal Neurological Institute, visiting patients to help them in their recovery.

READ THE STORY: Therapy dogs soothing patients at the Montreal Neurological Institute

Life lesson

Retired police officer who taught life lesson searches for letter writer
Retired police officer who taught life lesson searches for letter writer

“It felt good to be able to talk to a youngster who was listening.”

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A retired Montreal police officer is asking for help to track down someone he gave some stern advice to while on a routine patrol over 40 years ago.

READ THE STORY: Retired Montreal police officer needs your help to crack a mystery

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca