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5 Great Things: Big River Light, ice cream for the kids, adorable Heart patient

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

We're days away from All Hallow's Eve (that just sounds creepier than Halloween) but, there's absolutely nothing creepy or spooky about the five great things that happened in the Mid-south this week.

Big River Crossing and Harahan Bridge lights

Just over 24 hours after the opening of Big River Crossing, the largest pedestrian bridge over the Mississippi River, the Harahan Bridge showed off its brand new light system. The lights cost several million dollars, but they were completely paid for by anonymous donors.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

More than 12,000 people came together October 23 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis for the American Cancer Society's 16th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The group raised $500,000 to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.

Batesville officer buys ice cream for kids

Viewers on Facebook sent video and pictures of a Batesville, Mississippi police officer buying ice cream from an ice cream truck in the area. They said the officer bought all of the children a treat. Batesville Police Department identified the officer as Eddie Flores.

Church 'Blessing Box'

Instead of building up security, a Memphis church is taking a different approach to thieves continuing to break into their building for food. Along busy Winchester Road in Hickory Hill sits a small box. You're supposed to take what you need or leave what you can. Derrick and Apryl created a community pantry and with help from community partners, the Marshalls have done their best to keep the pantry stocked.

Toddler recovers from successful heart transplant

We fell in love with 20-month-old Lyric after seeing her online fist bump following heart transplant surgery Saturday at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. Her mom, Quintrissa Everhart, rushed her daughter to the emergency room in September when doctors discovered she had an enlarged heart that was failing rapidly. But on Thursday, reporter Felicia Bolton got the opportunity to meet Lyric and her mom in her hospital room and Felicia is happy to report that Lyric and her mom are doing great and have nothing but praise for the doctors and nurses at Le Bonheur.

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