September 4th, 2013
02:30 PM ET
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A dinner out turned into an experience of a lifetime for a North Carolina family thanks to one stranger's heartfelt gesture.

Ashley England and her family want to thank a customer who paid for their meal Friday night and left behind a touching note about their special needs son. A photo of the note has gone viral, shared with thousands of people on Facebook.

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Filed under: Kids in Restaurants • Restaurants • Service

Hopslam or Hypeslam? Big buzz behind limited edition beer
February 7th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Emily Smith and Justin Lear are a food-loving couple who work for CNN and live in Atlanta.

Emily: This past Wednesday, I felt like I was in the middle of a drug deal. I nervously stood near the beer section of our local liquor store, waiting for a man wearing a green apron. When I saw him, I awkwardly confronted him and asked for what I'd come for: Hopslam. He told me to wait right there, and a wave of relief washed over me.

With my precious six-pack finally in hand, I begged for another. "You can only sell me one?"

I knew I was pressing my luck, but I had to after receiving a desperate text reading, "Come here to Greens and buy Hopslam. I can only buy one."

My boyfriend Justin's lack of the word "please" could only be excused by a life or death situation, otherwise known as running out of Hopslam.

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Filed under: Beer • Sip

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