Good News Thursday: 99-year-old woman raises and releases butterflies, baby born at stadium during NFL game 

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99-year-old woman raises and releases butterflies

Wilma Hoekstra is a 99-year-old woman who grows monarch butterflies in her home in Iowa. Hoekstra has been raising butterflies since she was a child. (CNN Newsource)

Wilma Hoekstra is a 99-year-old woman who raises monarch butterflies in her home in Iowa. Hoekstra has loved butterflies ever since she was a child.

Hoekstra believes the lives of butterflies have many life lessons, such as sacrifice and kindness. Hoekstra hopes to raise monarchs for another year but says it is her grand farewell if otherwise.  

“My prayer is that I can be here a year from now, but otherwise, this is my grand — it’ll be my grand farewell … I know where they’re going, and I know where I’m going. So you know, it’s a see ya later.”

Hoekstra has made a book to pass on the lessons she has learned to her grandkids.

Baby born at stadium during NFL game 

Tylan Jones went to the football game to see her cousin, NFL Wide receiver David Bell, play for the Browns. During the game, Jones went into labor and gave birth to her third child, a baby girl named Kemry. (CNN Newsource)

Tylan Jones went to an NFL football game to see her cousin, NFL wide receiver David Bell, play for the Cleveland Browns. During the game, Jones went into labor and gave birth to her third child — a baby girl named Kemry.

Jones said she and her daughter are doing well and are thankful for the medics who helped her. She is still overwhelmed by what happened. 

The Browns beat the Indianapolis Colts in a tight match of 39-38.

Missing African Tortoise found years after escape

An African Tortoise who escaped her enclosure in Florida is found three years later wandering in North Florida just five miles away. The tortoise was reported and found while trying to cross a state highway. (CNN Newsource)

An African tortoise that escaped her enclosure in Florida was found three years after wandering around North Florida. The tortoise was reported to be found while trying to cross a state highway.

The sheriff’s office brought her to an animal refuge, where wildlife experts found and contacted the owners.

The refuge said the African tortoise is in rough shape because of spending many cold winters without heat, but she will be okay. 

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