Billy Joel gives away all of the front row tickets at his concerts to random people who had back row tickets.
George Zimmer, owner of The Men’s Wearhouse doesn’t do background checks on perspective employees because he doesn’t think the justice system always gets it right, and everyone deserves a second chance.
Volvo invented the 3-point belt and then gave up the license for all of its competitors to use for free.
Millionaire Harris Rosen gave a Florida neighborhood free daycare and scholarships to all high school graduates. This raised the graduation rate from 25% to 100% and cut crime in half.
A male tiger in India adopted orphan cubs. It was the first time officials had ever seen that behavior.
A nuclear power station in Japan survived the 2011 tsunami unscathed because its designer regarded bureaucrats as “human trash” and so he had the seawalls built 5 times higher than required.
Billionaire Chuck Feeney gave away 99% of his wealth – $6.3 billion to send impoverished kids to college.
1994 MVP Hakeem Oujuwon released a shoe for $35 instead of endorsing a shoe from Nike or Reebok because he said poor single moms wouldn’t be able to afford $120 shoes for their kids.
Two surgeons once successfully operated on a collapsed lung during an airplane flight using only a tube, a coat hanger, and a lot of brandy.
The Seattle Mariners gave Ichiro Suzuki the number 51 – the same number that Randy Johnson used to wear. Suzuki wrote Johnson a letter promising to not dishonor the number.
Stockholm has a speeding camera lottery where safe drivers can win money from the gathered fines of speeding drivers.
Iraqi refugee in Australia lived on welfare money but returned all of it when he became successful.