Greg Bishop knows the value of friendship perhaps better than most do now, as he recently benefited greatly from his fellow cotton farmers in Floyd County, Texas. Greg has been fighting leukemia and undergoing chemotherapy treatments, which has made tending to his cotton crops much more difficult than usual. He was instructed by his doctors not to harvest his crops, even though it needed to be done.
Although Greg’s friends say he would never be comfortable asking for help, they decided for him that he needed some assistance with harvesting his 1,200 acres of cotton. Without asking for anything in return, his neighbors coordinated among themselves and showed up at his farm.
They weren’t alone: they brought $12 million worth of farming equipment to take care of all 1,200 acres of Greg’s farmland. By the time Monday afternoon rolled around, the farmers had teamed up to harvest all of Greg’s cotton. According to Aaron Hendricks, general manager of Floydada Co-Op Gins, so many people were interested in helping that some had to be turned away.
“We had people come from 100 miles northwest of us to help,” Hendricks explained. He said that local companies even wanted to help donate fuel for the traveling farmers, who said thanks, but they would provide it themselves.
“He was just overwhelmed by what everybody did,” said Hendricks. “He was in tears. He couldn’t thank us enough for what we did.” Still, Hendricks said that the farmers didn’t do it for the recognition. “Everyone is just thankful to be able to do this for him,” he said.
As for Greg Bishop, he will be heading to a hospital in Dallas for a few months to undergo a bone marrow transplant, Hendricks said. As you might have expected, a number of people have volunteered to be tested to see if they would be a match for him.
On the list of over-hyped holidays, New Year’s Eve ranks annoyingly high. Sadly, life’s not a movie and not everyone has a blast. Check out these New Year’s Eve stories that are hilariously terrible…
The One That Got Away
For some people, when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve is pretty, they wish to share it with someone as special. This girl had a thing for a guy and was sure he was going to be her midnight kiss, but the guy’s best friend had other plans.
Ed Sheeran Songs
New Year’s Eve is a time to get together and celebrate. It’s also the time when many decide to let loose and let the drinks take over. What follows is a series of tipsy mistakes that they will surely regret the next morning.
We aren’t sure if this man regretted sending his “casual fling” a bunch of texts professing his love for her and how he couldn’t stop associating Ed Sheeran songs with her. That must have been rough waking up to realize what he had done. Then again, Sheeran truly is the king of romantic hits.
What a Waste
The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s a man who doesn’t deserve you. This poor Brooklynite was wholeheartedly waiting for her crush to ask her out for New Year’s Eve.
He eventually did but wasn’t rejoicing about it. After spending $350 to get her “sure-shot” kiss, she found him flirting with someone else at the party. Fuming with anger, she turned to a night of being overserved until the point that she ended up sharing a cab home with an empathetic couple.
A Baby Barrier
First holidays with a child are always special. Amongst all the extra preparation, screams, and cries (not limited to the child), the day passes by rather quickly. However, what do you do when the child isn’t even yours but manages to ruin your entire mood for the celebration?
A couple reunited with their college buddies in the city of love — Paris — hoping to spend a magical evening together. Their friend’s child had other plans. The evening was ruined and the couple sure as heck wouldn’t even brush close to each other.
How wild of a night can be considered over the top? How about a duo of friends who set out to find a potential “kiss-interest” for the heartbroken gal and almost lost track of where they were?
This Redditor’s best friend had decided to forget their ex by getting coiled up with someone else, but the formula didn’t really work out. After a night of excessive indulgence, the pair didn’t conclude it as a happy memory. At least they got to cringe about it together during brunch the next day…
Clueless and Crushing
Oh, what we do to get the attention of the one who has caught our eyes! For this girl, she was ready to risk it all, dressing like Cher from Clueless when the school heartthrob had decided to have a conversation with her.
The Redditor thought they would one day be married after sharing an intimate moment. It worked temporarily as they enjoyed some time together, but it went downhill super fast when a certain Zoe caught his eyes.
Tangled in Love
Bringing your significant other to meet your family can be a chaotic experience. You aren’t sure whether the two parties will like each other, or even get along. For this man, there was no issue as his little cousin set it all off when he flew his brand new toy helicopter right into the girl’s hair.
Knowing how easily hair gets tangled and how the blades of a helicopter move, we can guess how the story ends. He never saw her again.
My Name Isn’t Anna
We aren’t here to give out relationship advice, but we do suggest not pinning too many hopes on someone you’re only “semi-seeing.” Or, you may end up like this poster. Hoping to surprise him, this Redditor had gone to an NYE concert where her special friend was playing with his band.
He pulled a fast one when he dedicated one of his songs to a “special lady.” Don’t get happy just yet as he called a girl named Anna on stage, and the Redditor’s name isn’t Anna.
Dave & Buster’s
Out of courtesy, people refrain from breaking up with their significant other on dates like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and of course, New Year’s Eve. This Redditor probably didn’t think it through when she agreed to spend the day with her then-boyfriend and family.
Low-key malfunctioning as she wanted to break up with her boyfriend, she forgot to make reservations anywhere. Knowing America, every place in the country was filled, so they spent their NYE at Dave and Buster’s with two underage kids.
Dumped and Done
Completely a contrast to what we said just before this. One man had an extremely horrible New Year’s Eve, and we can guarantee, it’s one of the worst ones on the list. You expect the night celebrating, partying, and dancing with your friends.
What you don’t expect is showing up at your girlfriend’s house to take her out for the night only for her to break up with you then and there. It’s only appropriate that he chose to erase this night from his memory.
Overexcitement Killed the Cat
Few things are as frustrating as getting an injury right before a big event that you were super excited about. Since health should always be our first priority, all plans go down the drain. One particular Redditor had shopping plans with some of their friends.
Everything was going smoothly until they slipped on the way out of their apartment and landed right on their tailbone. Naturally, there was some damage, causing them to be bedridden for the next few days. So much for New Year’s Eve.
The Sign Won
Being brave is great, but overdoing something evidently harmful to prove bravery is simply foolish. How many instances have we seen in which someone was trying to prove themselves and ended up learning a lesson the hard way? Just jump onto YouTube for those kinds of hilarious yet painful fails.
On that note, this post author’s friend attempted to dropkick a sign, which ended up breaking his foot. The silver lining is he will perhaps never try something like that again for as long as he’s alive.
Some Idiot Living Upstairs
When we’re having too much fun, we tend to lose focus on what’s happening around us, which can often become a dangerous thing. As this slightly tipsy Redditor was trotting along the lanes of Orchard Street on New Year’s Eve, they heard some laughing from an apartment above.
Naturally, they glanced up only to be met with a horrible sight. A sheet of glass, which had been thrown out of the window was directly aiming for them. Fortunately, it missed them, shattering right in front of their eyes.
The Other Side Was Green
One of the rare occasions where the grass was truly greener on the other side. This man got totally blown off by his cousin for a girl that he had just met. The post author had never been to his cousin’s college town before so he didn’t know the roads.
After his cousin got cozy with a girl, his date began throwing up, and he ultimately got kicked out of the girl’s room by her roommate. He spent the night wandering around the empty streets, trying to contemplate what had just happened.
This isn’t the first story to make the list in which someone had their heart set on someone but ended up getting pushed aside for another suitor. While this guy was in college, he decided to spend NYE with his friends at a ski resort, as well as his crush.
Unfortunately, things didn’t transpire the way he had hoped. No matter how many years go by, these are the stories that sting the most. We can only hope that this Reddit poster has since found his New Years kiss, as well as his forever person.
The Perfect Prank
Ah, family! Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. A particular Reddit user showed how much of nuisance siblings can be with this specific horror story. Their brother served them a bit too much so they would lose their sense a little.
Afterward, the whole house had been decorated with banners of the current year and the user was forced to think they were in a dream. To make the plot believable, a DVD of the past year’s New Year’s show was being played with the infamous 2009 glasses.
Shoot for the Stars
Kids do the darndest things! In today’s episode of how a child understood something completely wrong and discovered their own way of doing things, we have this Redditor user sharing their childhood story.
As a child, they had asked their mother what to do when it was midnight and the mother responded with a toasting motion. With not many details to go ahead on, we totally understand where the kid was coming from. The party stopped instantly when they threw their bubbly glass at the ceiling.
Sayonara Suede Shoes
It can be fun to let loose and just flow with the night before the new year rolls around. However, we must remember to not let everything get to our heads. This story walks us through how someone had to attend three different parties in one night and lost in indulgence.
Things took a sharp turn south and the sickness started to kick in. She threw up all over her suede shoes – a Christmas gift from her dad. Additionally, they had to pay for a deep clean of a carpet.
As a Friend
It’s normal to get carried away when all sorts of feelings are coursing through your body in an adrenaline filled moment. That’s exactly what happened to this Redditor, but not like those fairytale scenes from a sitcom. After blurting out an “I love you” to the man she had feelings for, she initially got an “I love you, too” in response.
However, the next morning he had very contrasting feelings. She kept trying with him for an additional year before understanding it was a lost cause.
The One in A/E
Parties can take a horribly bad turn at any given moment and there have been multiple examples of it through the hours. With the majority of these “heat of the moment arguments” happening in school and college days when kids are jacked up on hormones, this Redditor recalled one story when their 16-year-old brother crashed their friend’s NY party.
What followed was an ugly fight and a concerning overnight stay at the A/E with their inebriated sibling. Talk about ending the year with a bang, huh?
Norway’s Chilly Air
Please remember to book a place to stay before heading anywhere for the holidays, or it’s almost sure that you’ll have to sleep in the transport terminals that night. This group of friends had a splendid time touring Norway on their New Year, but they totally forgot that they still needed a place to crash.
After several failed attempts at trying to land a hotel and also sleeping at the subway, they had to settle for sleeping on the station’s floor. A fun story to tell, but not the best experience.
Running in Circles
It’s sad how this group of friends got invited to two different parties for a New Years celebration but couldn’t celebrate anywhere. Their first choice was obviously a bust, with a limited number of guests awkwardly shuffling on their feet, trying to make small talk.
You’d think that they would be able to enjoy the second party. Luck was definitely not on their side as they forgot the directions to the second party and rang in the new year in the pouring rain at a roundabout.
Money Down the Drain
Peer pressure has always been a great factor in parties and celebrations. While some people simply don’t like the huge crowd, others aren’t accustomed to spending an exaggerated number of festivities. Cheap thrills for the win, are we right?
This person wasn’t on board with the idea of spending more than $13 a night and yet went to an expensive party with their friend. The universe probably didn’t like its saver to splurge like that so it completely wrecked the celebrations. $136 lost! Like that!
Family Means Drama
Unless your family is picture-perfect and looks like they all just came out of a movie, then we can all agree that families can be quite chaotic. Big family celebrations almost guarantee drama, no matter the multitude. A series of “accidents” followed this family as they tried to navigate their way across one New Year’s Eve.
Amongst the noteworthy mishaps, the spare table broke — which prompted the use of a dog-grooming table for dinner — a sister-in-law recovering from food poisoning, one overly inebriated mother-in-law, noisy kids, and much more. Thankfully, the post author’s six-month-old was the only peaceful one.
The Red Drink Reverberation
Being economic can help you save money for the more important things in life. However, we recommend you don’t try doing it when you’re not thinking clearly. One person tried to bring their bottle inside the pub in a white tote bag, without considering how fragile glass bottles are.
As expected, one knock and the bottle shattered into bits, spilling the vibrant red liquid all over the bag. Not only was the bag striking maroon, but there were also bits of glass inside as well. Fortunately, the bouncers didn’t take notice.
My Best Friend’s Brother
The title looks like something out of a teenage fictional piece from Wattpad, and this story is very reminiscent of those tales. After having a bit much to drink, the author of the post got together with a guy. It wasn’t the end of the world even when she woke up in the morning.
However, when the guy rolled over and she saw his face, she knew she had messed up. It was her brother’s best friend who was a staggering 11 years younger than her! She could’ve been his babysitter!
King of All Hangovers
This gal was totally fine not having any major plans for New Year’s Eve. That’s what happens — you grow up and realize that these holidays you were so excited about are nothing but ruses to indulge and splurge. While her family planned a fun night out, she decided to stay in.
Typical NYE pressure coerced her into indulging herself, and boy, did she regret it! She passed out before midnight and woke up the next morning with something we can only say couldn’t be cured with all the Aspirins of the world combined.
This particular woman was super candid about how she had more than one horrible New Year’s Eve experience before sharing the one that irked her the most. Honestly, it’s quite triggering. She met a guy during clubbing and the two hit it off.
Before long, they were taking it to the top floor’s bathroom without knowing it was restricted to the general public. The bouncer managed to catch them in the act and threw her out while praising the guy on the “catch.” What a pathetic mentality!
Life Lesson Learned
The only person who can hold a 10-people party is quirky Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon Cooper, and that’s because he would be blunt enough to kick people out when things started getting out of hand.
Andrew tried his best to keep the party low-key, but there have been very few instances in which an NYE party could be contained. His apartment was trashed and he spent the start of a new year cleaning until five in the morning. Lesson learned in the worst way possible.
Clean it Up
It’s all fun and games until someone throws up and you have to clean it up! Charlie and his friends had a great night of fun on New Year’s Eve. Everyone had more than too much to drink, which obviously meant someone would ultimately get sick, and they did.
While their night passed great, the next morning the hotel manager informed them of how one of the friend’s vomit was on another guest’s balcony. Cleaning up frozen vomit is a unique note to start the year, isn’t it?
One Night in Custody
While getting inebriated has become a “trend” during New Year’s Eve, people shouldn’t jump on any bandwagon if they can’t get a grip when the world starts to loosen up a little. Ciara had a pretty embarrassing moment during NYE when an uncivilized man who was obviously under the influence called her names.
Her boyfriend tried to jump in to “protect her honor” only to wind up at the police station for the entire night with the insultor. Top 10 things that didn’t pan out as people thought.
Drowning in Tears
Quite sad how there are so many stories of people getting dumped right before the start of a new year. Way to ruin the mood for welcoming a fresh chapter of your life. Poor Emma spent an entire night wallowing in her sorrows after a man she was quite smitten with started ignoring her.
While he and her friends were busy partying, she stayed home and treated herself to some “painkilling” liquid indulgence. Suffering from FOMO during these nights is truly terrible.
Can You Shut Up?
Getting over an ex can be a challenging time. People try processing their feelings and erasing old, hurtful memories. Many times, the pain remains even after one has convinced themselves to move on. Tina had accompanied her boyfriend of six months to a hotel for a New Year’s Eve bash.
Unfortunately, his former girlfriend showed up with her new boyfriend. The night was mostly him trying to cope with this while Tina dealt with the events in utter shock. Being in a room with all of them couldn’t have been easy!
A Beginner’s Fate
Katie really thought she had it all together when she and her friend decided to hit an entire bottle on New Year’s Eve. It was her first time, too! While it was all sunshine and rainbows for the first few hours, the duo got sick insanely fast.
Naturally, they threw up all over the place before passing out. Hangovers are bad enough when you’re quite used to having some drinks here and there, but to have one for the first time that concentrated — ouch!
Can’t Hold a Drink
First NYE in the Big Apple! The thought sent shivers down Emilie’s spine as she prepared to have the best night of her life. After getting ready for an open-bar event that she spent more than $100 on, she got overwhelmed. But, you never drink on an empty stomach!
She had 10 shots. After that, she fell down the stairs, lost her credit cards, completely had no memory of how she got gum in her coat or where her ID went. We want to know if she was still hyped about NY after that.
One Nosebleed Later
What do you do at a party where you know nobody, and your younger sister is the one who you tagged along with? Easy. You sit in the corner and slurp on your drink, just like MJ. However, they forgot to reign in on the indulgence and the story went downhill shortly after.
Heavily inebriated, they threw up in the bathroom and managed to give themselves a nosebleed after getting a smack on the face. It’s safe to assume they were anything but proud of this event.
New Year Wishes Gone Wrong
There have been moments across history when the passer-by was forced to say, “What a jerk!” to someone who broke up with their significant other in the worst of situations. The audacity of this boy to break up with Anna after she got so excited about New Year’s Eve, called her whole family, and cooked!
He could’ve easily done this before or after the event. However, to blurt out you want to break up when people are going around the table discussing wishes for the new year is pure cruelty.
Not Anymore, Missy
You can have a great New Year’s Eve without filling the last inch of your body with drinks. Even until 11 pm, David was sober. Upon seeing his friends, he decided he needed to catch up and chugged down too much too fast. By midnight, he had a girl in his arms that he was starting to get cozy with.
After an episode of projectile vomit in the bathroom, the girl asked if they could pick up where they left off. Thankfully, he had some sense of hygiene and declined.
Goodbye Little Friend
To say au revoir to a new friend just before the advent of a new year is very disheartening. The post author’s sister had a guinea pig for about two weeks before it passed away due to excessive cold.
What’s sad is that the little thing breathed its very last the moment the clock struck midnight, possibly starting the new year on a really sad note. If you have a guinea pig as a pet, please remember they can’t survive cold weather as a baby.
Daddy’s Little Girl
Ece had the worst nights in the world, and she didn’t do anything! After her friend had invited her over, she gladly went, hoping to spend a decent New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, the friend got carried away with the drinks and started throwing up 20 minutes after 12 o’clock.
The friend had also managed to lose her keys so they couldn’t even return to her place. As they waited for her father to pick them up, she stared at her best friend sitting on the curb in her own puddle of vomit.
Go Home, Grandma!
Does everyone go through that phase when you’ve been out of high school for a few years and suddenly high schoolers feel like kids? For Rachel, a whole mental breakdown awaited when she ended up at a party with people a couple of years younger than her.
She soon realized that their age gap was quite visible and the weight that came with being the “oldest one.” After losing confidence, she spent the next few hours eating her weight in fries and drowning herself in tears.
One more episode of a friend trying to do something good for their other friend only to register that it will probably ruin all their plans. Gigi invited a friend of hers who had no NYE plans to join her for the evening.
Instead of being thankful, the friend got hostile, got herself kicked out of the club, and blamed Gigi for it all. Sadly, Gigi couldn’t catch a break because later she met this guy who had absolutely zero tolerance for her upset rants.
Blame it on Me
We’re kind of jealous that Cait has had only one instance where she can say her New Year’s Eve wasn’t the best. Bubbly has this notorious reputation for having an uncontrolled spill, and this might have slipped the group’s mind as they all cheered and sipped on their drinks.
However, the real trouble began after she noticed her then-boyfriend’s coat soaked in bubbly. As the inebriated couple stood in a bathroom in Penn Station trying to dry it with a broken hand dryer, they probably knew things wouldn’t work out.
Eventful Midnight Kiss
Once you get accustomed to spending every other important event of your life with someone, it can be hard to deal with their absence. A husband longing for his wife forced him to leave his all-boys party just half an hour before the clock struck 12 so he could begin the new year by kissing her.
We don’t know about you, but we think that’s incredibly cute — especially since the couple had decided on doing separate New Year’s Eve parties. This just proves that not every New Year’s party has to end badly!
My Three Soulmates
When someone says soulmate, they don’t necessarily mean their romantic interest. A soulmate could be someone you shared every bit of your life with and felt safe. Such is the story of this woman who decided to spend New Year’s Eve with her three closest girlfriends.
The quartet had tons of fun and began the new year by giving each other a smooch. Sure, their story didn’t have all the glitz and glamour of a regular New Year’s party, but it was special in its own way.