Here are 21 news stories from 2017 which will make you both proud and ashamed to call yourself human. Prepare yourself for a snake in a toilet, CPR on a baby, and a neighbor tackling a US Senator while mowing his lawn. (Hover over the image below to navigate.)

 

THE GOOD: NC man pulls 6-foot snake from neighbor's toilet

 

Greene says it’s the fourth one that’s made its way inside the home over the last six years.

 

THE BAD: Simon Cowell gets threatened with golf club by very angry neighbor

The neighbor has accused Cowell of attracting crime to the area by leaving his garage doors open for long periods of time.

THE GOOD: 31-year-old actor opens home to elderly neighbor battling cancer

A young Hollywood actor is being praised for his generosity after the 31-year-old opened his doors to a sick, elderly neighbor who needs around-the-clock care.

THE BAD: Retiree, 70, made ricin, tested it on neighbors

A 70-year-old retiree in Vermont made ricin and tested the deadly toxin on her retirement home neighbors by putting it in their food or beverages.

THE GOOD: Woman trapped under Melbourne house rescued after neighbour calls for help

A woman in her 40s is lucky to be alive, firefighters say, after being trapped underneath a house for several days in Melbourne’s north-west.

THE BAD: Georgia fan sets up microphone to wake up Auburn neighbors after SEC title win

A video circulated on Twitter Sunday of a Georgia fan setting up a microphone to give his Auburn fan neighbors an 8 a.m. wakeup call. There’s winning with grace, and then there’s this.

THE GOOD: Neighbors pull together to harvest Iowa farmer's last crop

Three dozen neighbors swarmed Brownlee’s fields with combines, grain carts and semis to bring in his last crop.

THE BAD: Colorado woman shot through wall by neighbor cleaning gun

Police in Colorado Springs say a woman sitting on a couch in her apartment was shot through a wall after her neighbor accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it.

THE GOOD: Neighbor Decorates Elderly Couple's Home For The Holidays

One house is a little brighter this Christmas thanks to a good deed by a father of two in the Cooper-Young neighborhood.

THE BAD: Boy pees on neighbor's steaks, gets charged with destruction of property

Authorities in Maryland have charged a 7-year-old boy after they say he urinated on steaks a neighbor was grilling in his backyard.

THE GOOD: A 10-Year-Old Named ‘Hero’ After Calling 911 To Help Save Neighbor

Ten-year-old Pheonix Bomar has been recognized by the Fort Smith Police Department and city leaders after he dialed 9-1-1, and potentially saved his neighbor’s life.

THE BAD: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet

Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn.

THE GOOD: Neighbor, 82, carries man from 9th floor in Westland apartment fire

A neighbor, Fred Wolski, 82, had carried the woman’s husband, 76, down the stairs to the lobby. The 76-year old man uses a wheelchair.

THE BAD: Wi-Fi-hacking neighbor sentenced to 18 years

A Minnesota hacker was handed an 18-year prison term Tuesday for unleashing a vendetta of cyberterror that turned his neighbors’ lives into a living nightmare.

THE GOOD: Neighbors Use Nextdoor to Give Single Mom in Need a Car

After recently moving to Phoenix for a fresh start, thirty-one-year-old Keeonna Wright was having a hard time making ends meet – that is, until neighbors came together on Nextdoor to give her a lending hand.

THE BAD: Ohio State fan mows message for Michigan-loving neighbor in viral video

A viral video showing a Buckeyes fan mowing the word “OHIO” on the lawn of his neighbor, who supports the rival Michigan Wolverines, has racked up more than 1.5 million views on Facebook.

THE GOOD: Heartwarming letter hand-delivered to Colorado Springs neighbors

“I am distributing this letter to all our neighbors whether you have lights, decorations or nothing this year to let you know the enjoyment you have given to — [his wife] and to me throughout the years.”

THE BAD: Woman charged with DWI after crashing into a neighbor's car

A Plymouth Avenue woman called Buffalo police after her neighbor crashed into her unoccupied, parked vehicle in 700 block Tuesday night.

THE GOOD: Neighbor jumps into action when baby stops breathing

“After about the third or fourth time, the baby started gasping, and that’s when something was happening and we knew we were doing something right,” Felton said.

THE BIZARRE: The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs

How did a United States senator—just out mowing his lawn—wind up in an altercation that put him in the hospital?

THE GOOD: Father forgives neighbor who accidentally shot his 11-year-old son

“In life, if you stay angry, you never receive the blessings that you deserve.”

YOUR TURN

Which was your favorite / least favorite neighbor in the news item? Let us know in the comments.

 

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