5 good deeds from the World Cup

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5 good deeds from the World Cup

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by Cassidy Quinn, KGW Staff

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Posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 3:11 AM

Everyone is talking about the World Cup. But besides the games themselves, what's buzzing on social media are the nice things strangers have been doing for each other down in Brazil.

Here are 5 of our favorite good deeds from the 2014 World Cup so far.

 

Reprodução/TV Globo / Via g1.globo.com

1. Eli (on the left in the photo above) had an extra ticket for the opening game between Brazil and Croatia. But instead of selling the ticket - probably for a lot of money - the American from San Francisco gave the valuable ticket away to a guy who lived near the stadium, and they went to the game together.

2. One Ghana player wanted to give back during his spare time. Sulley Muntari got special permission from his team's manager to visit Trapiche, a favela neighborhood in Maceió. As shown in the video above, he met locals, gave away money, signed autographs, and took pictures with fans.

 

Arquivo pessoal/Divulgação

3. A doorman in Rio de Janeiro shared his TV with over 50 Chilean fans who couldn't get tickets for the match against Spain. Luiz Gonzaga works at a building close to the Maracanã Stadium, where the game took place. So he was watching the game on his TV, when a couple of Chile fans who wanted to watch the game asked Gonzaga if he could turn the 14-inch TV so they could see it too. And the doorman agreed. More fans gathered and stood in the lobby of the building to watch as Chile beat Spain 2-0.

Sadly, though, Gonzaga told infosurhoy that he is no longer allowed to watch the World Cup on TV at work.

 

Reprodução/TV Globo / Via g1.globo.com

4. A lucky group of Mexican tourists left a bag of World Cup tickets in a taxi - and the taxi driver hunted down the owners and returned the tickets! Cab driver Adilson Luiz da Cruz found a bag filled with 40 tickets in his back seat. Da Cruz drove back to the hotel where he had dropped off the visitors, and gave them back their tickets.

The cab driver told infobae that "sometimes these things fall into the hands of people who don’t worry about their items and that makes it more likely for them to lose it."

 

Reprodução/Uol / Via copadomundo.uol.com.br

5. On a similar note, a nurse found a bag with nine tickets on a bus in Natal, and got them back to their rightful owner. Local nurse Luzimar Nascimento discovered the bag, which also contained credit cards, money, and clothes of Eric Tejada, a Mexico fan. Nascimento called the credit card companies and used Facebook, eventually contacted Tejada's girlfriend, and got the lucky fan back his tickets.

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