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We Cried Writing These Stories Of Good Deeds In Passaic County

The organs of Jack Farrell, left, helped others live on. Paramus Police Officer Glenn Pagano, right, saved Cali from a severe cruelty investigation.
The organs of Jack Farrell, left, helped others live on. Paramus Police Officer Glenn Pagano, right, saved Cali from a severe cruelty investigation. Photo Credit: Contributed

There is no shortage of goodness in Bergen and Passaic counties -- that's for sure.

These are some of the stories that restored our faith in humanity, and even made us shed a few tears.

Thank you for being so good to each other, Bergen and Passaic counties.

  • Elevator Save: A heroic New Milford mom saved someone else's baby from running into closing elevator doors at a karate studio in Bergenfield.
  • Home, Sweet Home: A Maywood dog who was snatched from its owner's apartment made it home safely with help from police.
  • Hair Emergency: When a Dolce Hair Design client got a call during an appointment that her Lyndhurst house was on fire , stylist Steven Mustardo rushed home with her.
  • Police Officer Has Puppy Love: Paramus Police Detective Glenn Pagano adopted a puppy pit mix who was found chained to a fence next to her dead siblings.
  • Getting Her Swing Back : A Hillsdale mom donated a portion of her own liver to her teen daughter and tennis player battling a serious autoimmune disease which blocks and damages bile ducts in and around the organ.
  • Father-Daughter Deeds: A Wyckoff girl and her dad -- both cancer survivors -- create bracelets and donate a portion of the proceeds to childhood cancer research and another portion to families affected by childhood cancer.
  • The Gift Of Life: The organs of a 17-year-old Pascack Valley High School student who committed suicide were donated to several people in need.
  • Firefighters Make Dream Come True: A Little Ferry boy battling cancer became a firefighter for a day, thanks to Bergen County's bravest.
  • Hockey Parents Pay It Forward : Franklin Lakes parents honored their late son, Randy Rotella, who died of a heroin overdose, with a charity hockey game in Wayne.
  • Remembering Julia Roman: Moms with breast milk and police officers delivering donations from a Daily Voice supply and breast milk drive rushed to aid a Dumont family mourning the loss of their mom, who died giving birth to twin girls.

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