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Police Car Liquify Deer at 114mph  on Highway2m09s

Police Car Liquify Deer at 114mph on Highway

Some of us have hit deer with our vehicles before — and nothing multiplies the danger of a deer strike like speed. That’s what makes this clip out of Minnesota so remarkable. Dashcam footage just released by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office shows the moment a medium-sized doe panics and sprints in front of a sheriff’s deputy responding to a call with lights and sirens on. The Isanti County News reports the unnamed Sheriff’s Deputy was responding to a call about a man with a gun at a restaurant just before 6:30am. He was traveling at 114 miles per hour just north of Cambridge when the deer jumped in front of his cruiser. Miraculously, the deputy kept control of his vehicle even though the hood flew up and smashed into his windshield. All airbags deployed and the cruiser was totaled — the fourth to be totaled this year! (Three of the four police cars totaled in 2017 are due to deer strikes, says Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk.) The incident “shows how important it is to not to swerve when an animal strike is going to occur. If the deputy swerved, he would have rolled and been injured or worse,” says Sheriff Caulk. The deputy walked away with minor injuries. The deer was rendered unrecognizable.

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Published: October 31, 2017Updated: November 2, 201766 views
Dad’s Reaction To Baby Getting Shots2m43s

Dad’s Reaction To Baby Getting Shots

Any parent will tell you that when their child gets hurt, it hurts them worse. Watching your child go through any kind of pain – whether emotional or physical – is heartwrenching. New dad Antwon Lee experienced this firsthand when he had to take his two-month-old son Debias King to the pediatrician for a round of vaccines. It’s clear from a video taken in the room that this father and son already have a very strong bond. As the nurse gave Debias the medicine before giving him the shots, Antwon held him close and tried to comfort him. “You’re taking it like a champ!” he encouraged his little one. “Stay strong. Look at me.” “I know you’re gonna cry, but it’s okay to cry,” he added, anticipating what lay ahead. As you watch, it’s clear the pep talk isn’t only for Debias. Antwon is trying to psych himself up, knowing it’s going to break his heart to see his son in pain. Antwon held Debias’ hand as the nurse came over to give him his shots. Predictably, the baby began to cry as he got stuck with the needles. Antwon bathed his face with kisses and continued to give him words of encouragement. It seemed as though he was trying to hold back his own tears in the moment. Once it was all over, Antwon joked around with his son and the nurses, holding Debias close and asking him to tell him what the nurses had done to him as his cries slowly subsided. Antwon shared the video on Facebook, never expecting it to go viral, but it’s clear it has resounded with many parents’ hearts all over the world. The video has already been viewed over 12 million times in just a few days! While he didn’t expect to gain internet fame, Antwon said he is glad he did and hopes other fathers will see the video and be encouraged to be in their kids’ lives. “I want fathers to be in their child’s life,” he said. “Every father should take care of their child and show up for things like doctor’s appointments.” He revealed that the same day the video was posted his own father passed away, making the moment he had with his son all the more precious. As he grieves his own father’s passing, he is filled with even more gratitude for Debias. “I signed up for fatherhood,” he said. “And I thank God that I did.”

98-Yr-Old Mum Moves Into Care Home To Look After Her 80-Yr-Old Son1m10s

98-Yr-Old Mum Moves Into Care Home To Look After Her 80-Yr-Old Son

They say a child is an 18-year commitment but everyone knows it lasts much longer than that – especially for 98-year-old Ada Keating. Ada’s eldest son 80-year-old Tom has been living in Moss View care home in Liverpool since 2016 and now she’s decided to move in to help look after him. The mum and son are inseparable long into both their retirements and love spending time together – especially watching Emmerdale. You can really see the warmth and affection between the two as they discuss their daily routine: When the Liverpool Echo asked Ada about her and her son's unusual arrangement she responded, 'you never stop being a mum!' Too true Ada, too true.

Daughter received bear from her Dad1m08s

Daughter received bear from her Dad

A video of a toddler and her teddy bear has stolen the hearts of everyone who has seen it. The short clip, originally uploaded by the young girl’s grandfather on YouTube, was also shared by her aunt on Instagram, and it’s the cutest thing ever. The child, named Pia, received the stuffed animal from her father, who is in the Navy. Her parents, Drew and 25-year-old Kelly, decided to get the personalized bear made for their little girl who may miss her daddy at times. According to the mom’s sister Eileen, “Kelly gave Pia [the bear] after a month of Drew being out on the ship.” The dad is away on deployment for a full eight months, but the bear has become a constant reminder to his daughter that daddy still cares. The day Kelly recorded her daughter playing with the bear, the family captured a priceless moment. Pia instantly lost her mind when she squeezed the teddy bear’s hand. “Hi P, I love you. See you soon,” Drew’s voice recording said, and Pia broke into a joyful shout. As she grasped the bear tightly with her little arms, she yelled out, “Yay! Dad.” She sat down on the floor and started to cuddle with her teddy. She pushed the button twice in a row before she yelled out “dad!” again. Every time Pia pressed the toy’s hand, she was thrilled to hear her father’s voice. She even leaned into the bear, hugged it close, and rocked back and forth with it. You can tell by the video that Pia is a daddy’s girl. Drew is definitely missed by his precious little one, but his wife probably misses him just as much.

Little girl honks on a ship30s

Little girl honks on a ship

Vilma from Sweden probably didn’t use any magical or scientific means to get what she wanted, but she did. And it looks like no one warned her about being careful about your wish. Young Vilma was standing at the edge of a pier and was overjoyed to see massive ships sail in and out of port. She was in awe of their massive structure and knew she wanted just one thing. For one of the giant ships to honk its horn. So she made the international hand gesture for a truck or ship to honk its horn by pretending like she’s pulling the rope on the bus to signify her stop. She doesn’t succeed at first so she not only does the hand gesture, but she also calls out “toot toot” mimicking the sound of the horn. Apparently, the sound of the horn is the same in all languages “toot toot.” Still no honking. She doesn’t give up and keeps on going with her “honk the horn” gestures and toots. Her persistence eventually pays off. The ship finally sees her request and lets out a several very loud and long honks. Vilma wasn’t quite prepared for the mighty sound that came out of that ship. She leaped up at the first sound of the horn and bolted towards her mother who laughed. Apparently, what she wished for wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be and failed to live up to Vilma’s expectations. You can see her adorable reaction in the video below.

OMG! It`s a penis-shaped waffles50s

OMG! It`s a penis-shaped waffles

A Bangkok food stall with a name that translates as ‘I Got It From My Dad’ has infected the internet with a video of its penis shaped waffles. The video went virile – I mean viral – because it was a video of some waffles shaped like c*cks. Kinda writes itself really. Remember when Blurred Lines came out, at first it was like: ‘This is good’ and then it went: ‘Oh, hang on a second’, that’s kind of how I’m feeling about writing this to be honest. So if I say something like: ‘Bet you can’t wait to wrap your lips around these meaty beasts’ I mean it in a straight-laced, Bake Off kinda way. I don’t want you to do anything you’re not comfortable doing. The sausage-stuffed waffles have been selling like hotcakes from Ketnita Prasertsomboon’s food stall Pho Hai Ma in western Bangkok, according to Khaosod English. Ketnita told local TV: Some people told me that I’m doing something obscene and un-Buddhist. I got a bit stressed, but I didn’t fight back. I just want people to view it as a snack. However, not everyone has a taste for the meaty mouthfuls. Local celebrity chef Yingsak Chonglertjetsadawong said: From my time in the food industry, I never thought I would encounter food shaped like genitalia. Some women take photos of themselves about to eat the waffles, or even videos of themselves eating one to post online. It’s inappropriate and a bad example for the youth. The chef’s gone as far as to call for a boycott of the c*ck-shaped snack. Talk about stoking the fire. Seriously, how many of these do you think you could fit down your throat? Meaty, cheesy and covered in batter, but less about my penis and let’s get back to talking about the waffles. Ketnita however seems to be oblivious to the criticism, telling Khaosod English: Some people told me that I’m doing something obscene and un-Buddhist. I just want people to view it as a snack. The size of the stir Ketnita’s sausages have caused has been so big local television station Amarin TV has interviewed her about her meaty treats. More controversial is the fact Ketnita didn’t even invent the idea of d*ck-shaped dogs, Thai website Coconuts points out penis waffles have been trendy in Taiwan for some time. The snacks go for 39 baht which is about 90p and come with options of ketchup, mayonnaise or chocolate as toppings. Don’t fancy sriracha going anywhere near mine though.

He Approaches Blind, Abandoned Boy Sitting Alone. 17 Yrs Later, See How 1 Moment Changed Everything1m06s

He Approaches Blind, Abandoned Boy Sitting Alone. 17 Yrs Later, See How 1 Moment Changed Everything

It was October of 1999 when a man named Jim Bradford decided to stop at Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. He bought a 25-cent cup of coffee, and glanced over to notice a boy, sitting alone, staring out a window. Curious, Bradford asked about the 9-year-old boy, sloppily dressed and wearing braces on each leg. His right arm was bent in an odd fashion, and Bradford noticed the boy was blind. The child, as an employee explained, belonged to Pearl Derryberry, the woman working behind the cash register. She was HK’s grandmother and sole caregiver, and had to bring him to the diner on weekends as she couldn’t afford to hire someone to watch him. Bradford walked up to the boy and struck up a conversation. It was the beginning of a beautiful, desperately needed friendship. Bradford began spending more time with HK, taking him on errands around town and out for milkshakes, and to church on Sunday mornings. He learned of the boy’s heartbreaking background, which began on the day of his birth. HK’s pregnant mother and father were driving down a winding Tennessee road when his father lost control of the vehicle. The resulting crash took his mother’s life, and brought the unborn child into the world months earlier than he should have been. A resulting brain bleed left HK with cerebral palsy and an underdevelopment of his right limbs. His retinas were not fully developed, leaving the baby blind. After weeks of uncertainty, HK went home with his grandmother Pearl. The ordeal proved to be too much for his father, who abandoned the family when HK was at the tender age of five. Grandma Pearl took it upon herself to enroll HK in the Tennessee School for the Blind, and assumed all responsibility for his medical care. For years, she was consumed with doctor’s appointments, HK’s education, and her work at the diner. When Bradford met HK, everything changed. He became a mentor and a father to the young boy, and unearthed the flawless memory that HK had kept hidden all those years. Incredibly, HK is able to effortlessly remember every detail of his life. He can tell you what he had for dinner two weeks ago or the score of any Titan’s football game. He can remember literally everything about his day-to-day life. Less than 100 people in the world possess the same remarkable memory talent, called hyperthymesia. Bradford saw potential in HK, and harnessed his talent for a greater good. Together, they wrote a book titled “The Awakening of HK Derryberry,” the story of the boy who remembers everything. Today, Bradford is 73 and HK is 26. They meet regularly to chat about bluegrass and football, make jokes, and sign copies of their book. The pair now travels the country together, telling their story for others. HK is thrilled that his purpose in life is, “to inspire people.”

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Published: October 8, 2017Updated: October 9, 2017
Airbus Makes Death-Defying Landing During Huge Crosswind Storm3m17s

Airbus Makes Death-Defying Landing During Huge Crosswind Storm

Aviation travel can be a little bit alarming at the best of times, particularly for those of us who don’t posses the physics knowledge to understand quite how a flying tin can full of people, luggage and disappointing plane dinners can stay airborn for hours on end. But you can bet dry white bread rolls were the last thing on the minds of the poor passengers on this Emirates flight coming into Düsseldorf airport in a hard crosswind. You can watch the full dramatic landing play out in the clip below: The Airbus A380 was captured on film by a keen aviation videographer, as it careened through the sky over the German airport and came to a shaky stop, eventually delivering the passengers and its cargo safely. Although there may have been a few nauseated passengers, chances are most people would rather risk landing in that weather and being reunited with terra firma that staying aloft in the storm in some sort of real life Speed nightmare. The pilot's skill has been so widely praised, the footage is now trending on YouTube, having been uploaded by Martin Bogdan onto his Cargospotter channel, which has documented thousands of landings over the years. Martin, who hails from Düsseldorf, Germany, wrote: I have filmed a few thousand crosswind landings at several airports in Europe within the past years, but this Airbus A380 crosswind landing was extremly [sic] hard and extraordinary. At first it looked like a pretty normal crosswind approach but after touchdown the pilots tried to align with the runway which looked pretty incredible. The 25-year-old plane spotter continued: I have never seen such a tremendous reaction of an airplane after a touchdown. You can see that the pilots tried to align with the runway by using the tail rudder and luckily it worked out. This video shows the incredible skills of the pilots. Even after an unexpected wind gust after touchdown they managed to re-align with the runway. Incredible job by the pilots !! Watching an Airbus 380 is always interesting and a pleasure to watch. I would realy like to know what the passengars thought during the Arrival today at Düsseldorf. [sic] However, some of the YouTube commentators were less quick to compliment the pilots' skills. One user, who claims to be an Airbus pilot too, wrote: I'm sorry but this is not a good example of crosswind landing. The pilot in command used the rudder way too much. That kind of overcontrol is not necessary, in fact in this example it is obviously dangerous. Anyway, as they say any landing is good as long as you can use the aircraft again. Paul Ennison echoed his concern, adding: I can only support what the colleague says! When you see 'aircraft nose going left' at the same time as a left rudder deflection, it is not a gust, but pilot action. So, clearly, inexperienced pilot. Inexperienced pilot or not, thankfully, the plane was reunited with Earth - relatively - harmoniously with no harm done.

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Published: October 8, 2017Updated: October 9, 201728 views
Ghost caught on CCTV camera1m41s

Ghost caught on CCTV camera

A secondary school in Cork, Ireland, has reportedly received an uninvited guest from beyond the grave – just in time for Halloween. Founded way back in 1828, Deerpark CBS is the oldest school in southside Cork – generations of children have grown up in these classrooms and it stands to reason some may remain after death. Staff have been left thoroughly spooked after CCTV footage captured an inexplicable and spine tingling incident, which took place in a seemingly deserted corridor. You can watch the ghostly encounter for yourself below: In a scene straight out of Paranormal Activity, eerie flashes of light can be seen, following a thunderous bang. The light appears to flickering from behind a closed door, although it’s source is not clear. Events start to escalate rapidly when a heavy set of lockers begins rocking back and forth violently – a single locker door swings open forcefully, spewing books and papers all across the floor. The footage ends with a wet floor sign being knocked over aggressively, as if it’s been kicked. Could this be the spirit of a mischievous pupil, wanting to cause teachers further irritation from the afterlife?

Boy Is Born Without Limbs But Grandma Cracks A Joke About Him That Shapes His Whole Life1m57s

Boy Is Born Without Limbs But Grandma Cracks A Joke About Him That Shapes His Whole Life

Farming is one of the most physically demanding occupations of all. While Apricot Lane Farms has seen a lot of excellent farmhands, none have been as memorable as Chris Koch. Born without hands or legs, Chris cannot legally drive and requires 400% more energy to do what most consider menial tasks, like brushing our teeth. Nonetheless, he has been farming his entire life. Chris was born a healthy baby boy despite his missing limbs. Within hours of his birth, and without any hesitation, Chris’ grandmother cracked a lighthearted joke, pointing out that “Bruce (his father) never did finish anything he started.” It was his grandmother’s dry and quirky sense of humor that attributed to the fact that Chris found it “quite easy” to grow up without arms and legs. Chris grew up riding tractors on his family farm in Alberta, Canada, but by the age of 9 he wanted to drive the tractors himself. Because of the immense of amount of independence bestowed on Chris by his family, he even refused to wear his prosthetic arms at school.

19-yr-old tried to kill infant niece by lacing breast milk34s

19-yr-old tried to kill infant niece by lacing breast milk

We are nothing without the foundation of family. The benefits of being part of a family make people truly rich. It is the trust in being able to rely on family that can get you out of trouble or get you desperately needed help, even when you don’t even have to ask for help. An intuitive mother, who had to contend with her daughter’s unspeakable planning, came through as a grandmother and saved the life of her innocent 11-week-old granddaughter. Nineteen-year-old Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother is a loving family woman from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who was always welcoming of her family’s needs. Sometime before January 2017, Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother allowed her son, his fiancée, and their 11-week-old daughter — her granddaughter — to stay in her home. After Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother welcomed her son and extended family into her home, sometime later she allowed them to stay longer. Rodriguez-Miranda harbored intense resentment against her brother and his family due to their presence, which her mother probably picked up on. In January 2017, Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother, perhaps relying on her maternal instincts, must have sensed that something was very wrong in her home. Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother went through her daughter’s cell phone and found text messages that shocked her to her core. Rodriguez-Miranda had sent text messages to her boyfriend that detailed her own attempts to poison and kill her 11-month-old niece. Her mother, looking through her text messages to her boyfriend, found sinister messages like, “Why didn’t that baby die dude thats dumb…They definitely threw it out.” The mother was horrified to find numerous, remorseless message from her own daughter, who had plotted the murder of her niece. Miranda-Rodriguez also wrote via text,”… tbh I hope she dies… I don’t feel bad about it …” Looking through all of the text messages, Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother came across a cell phone photo of a mortar and pestle that contained the residue of a crushed, white powdery substance. Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother took screenshot photos of the text messages and pics as evidence and went to her refrigerator.

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Published: October 4, 2017Updated: October 5, 2017
Extremely Rare Baby Albino Elephant Spotted In African Wildlife Park2m13s

Extremely Rare Baby Albino Elephant Spotted In African Wildlife Park

An extremely rare albino elephant has been seen in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The little elephant calf’s pink skin stands out in contrast with the grey skin of her mother and African elephants in her herd. The baby was been spotted by tourists near the Shingwedsi River, where the elephants were drinking and bathing. One person who saw the baby was 58-year old Nicki Coertze, who has been visiting Kruger Park since he was a kid. He said in all his years in the park he has never seen an albino elephant before, so he knew it was a once-in-a lifetime sighting and made sure to take as many pictures as he could. Albinism is caused by a lack of pigment in the skin. The condition also causes poor eyesight that could eventually lead to blindness, something common in albino animals. Albino animals can often be rejected by their own species because of their unusual appearance. Fortunately, this does not seem to be the case with this baby elephant. She appears to be fully accepted in the herd and is being cared by her mother. Take a look at the video below to see more photos of this extremely rare animal and share the story with your friends!

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Published: October 4, 2017Updated: October 5, 201719 views
Southwest Agent Says Next Person In Line Has To Sing, Then Random Guy Grabs The Intercom1m13s

Southwest Agent Says Next Person In Line Has To Sing, Then Random Guy Grabs The Intercom

Airplanes are the greatest inventions. The fact that we can travel across the country– even the world– in just matters of hours is pretty darn amazing. But while we’re all grateful we don’t have to travel by horse-drawn carriage anymore, there’s one thing about flying that straight-up stinks: waiting around at the gate. Don’t you hate it when your flight is delayed and you’re not sure if you have time to run to Cinnabon or not? Sitting around doing nothing is a bore, but it always seems to happen that just when you walk away, they suddenly board. But for a recent group of flyers, their gate was nothing short of a party. “So our gate at Nola Southwest required everyone who asked a question to sing,” wrote traveler Mike Vadala in the caption of the Facebook video below. It’s likely the gate agents were trying to pare down the line, but there was one passenger who wasn’t a bit scared off by the demand. “This guy went off,” said Mike. The guy in the video sounds like he’s just wrapping up a rendition of “Wonderwall” when the recording starts, quickly launching him into a hysterical “No Diggity” performance. By about 50 seconds in, he has the entire gate singing along! The traveler concludes his rousing performance with a well-earned mic drop.

Parents Take Their Eyes Off Game For SECONDS. That’s When UNTHINKABLE Happens. Mom In TEARS.3m06s

Parents Take Their Eyes Off Game For SECONDS. That’s When UNTHINKABLE Happens. Mom In TEARS.

A middle school football team from Olivet, Michigan, conspired for weeks to create a secret play that involved getting as close to the end zone as possible without scoring. The reason why has tugged on heartstrings across America, bringing people to tears. Unbeknownst to coaches, staff or parents, the group of jocks schemed a play called the “Keith Special,” named after fellow team member Keith Orr, a student who struggles with learning disabilities and social skills. Their perfectly executed secret plan changed the culture at Olivet Middle School from selfish to selfless, and will forever be cemented in the hearts of these young men. During a home game, the players took the football down to the 1-yard line: and took a knee. Quarterback Parker Smith recalled the moment he purposely failed to score, and heard the noticeably upset crowd. “Us kids knew, hey, we got this. This is our time. This is Keith’s time.” On the next play, the team closely huddled around Keith, handed him the ball, and gave him the chance to score his first touchdown. Video footage makes it hard to see Keith, because his teammates were fiercely protective of him while he ran. The Olivet Eagles’ least likely member had just scored a touchdown. “Did he just score a touchdown?” asked Keith’s stunned mother. Keith’s parents laughed as they recalled fumbling to find their camera to capture the moment. Keith later described the moment as simply, “Awesome.” Members of the team were later interviewed to explain what motivated them to plan something so kindhearted. “We really wanted to prove that he was part of our team and he meant a lot to us,” said one player. “It’s just like to make someone’s day, make someone’s week, just make them happy,” shared another. Wide receiver Justice Miller sat with tears streaming down his face as he recalled the profound change that took place in his heart. Justice admitted he used to be only concerned about himself, and maybe a couple friends. Now, his heart has compassion for everyone. We have a feeling that Justice is not the only one with a changed heart. Today, Keith struts around campus as a new kid, and will always have a team looking out for him for the rest of his school career.

10 Ways to Use Onions1m26s

10 Ways to Use Onions

Onions are great for salads and frying up as a side dish, but some may argue that there even better for curing ailments and helping out around the house. Onions are a vastly versatile natural remedy because of it is filled with antiseptic and antibiotic agents due to ts high sulfur content. They also help your body fight off free radicals that cause chronic disease, like cancer. Onions can boost your immunity, stop vomiting, treat respiratory conditions and help treat diabetes, heart-related issues, lower cholesterol, and arthritis. They have been used by Native American to treat colds and flu, and even the World Health Organization now recognize onions as a good way relieve respiratory infections, bronchitis, cough, and congestion. Here are some healthful ways that you can use onions for common ailments:

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Published: September 13, 2017Updated: September 14, 2017
NEVER Leave Plastic Bottles In Your Car On A Hot Day. Here's Why!1m11s

NEVER Leave Plastic Bottles In Your Car On A Hot Day. Here's Why!

During the hot and humid summer months, it's important to constantly drink water in order to stay hydrated. For some car owners, this can result in a mountain of forgotten, half-filled water bottles littering the back seat of their vehicles. But one power company in Idaho is speaking out about the tragic outcome that can result from leaving plastic water bottles in a hot car over a long period of time. Idaho Power shared a video on Facebook depicting how a water bottle can potentially start a fire in a car on a sunny summer day. The harrowing footage has accrued more than 12,000 views and over 300 shares since it was posted on July 13. Surprisingly, the alarming situation presented in the video isn't merely theoretical for Idaho Power -- it nearly happened to one of its battery technicians, Dioni Amuchastegu. "So I was taking a bit of an early lunch and sitting in the truck happened to notice some smoke out of the corner of my eye and looked over and noticed that light was being refracted through a water bottle and was starting to catch the seat on fire," Amuchastegu says in the video. "Light was just shining through the drivers side window and shone right through (the water bottle) and burned those two spots in the seat right there," he adds, gesturing to two charred holes in his car's front seat. Idaho Power explains that a round plastic water bottle filled with clear liquid can act as a lens that concentrates the sun's energy at one point, creating enough heat to actually spark flames. If you've ever set fire to an ant hill with a magnifying glass, you know exactly what the company is talking about. Ultimately, the power plant says that if you do plan to keep water bottles in your car this summer, the best thing you can do is store them out of direct sunlight.

Budweiser Honors 9/11 Victims1m00s

Budweiser Honors 9/11 Victims

Budweiser and its famous Clydesdale horses teamed up with the city of New York to make this touching tribute to the heroes and victims of 9/11. The iconic Clydesdales pass the Statue of Liberty, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally pause and bow in a park overlooking the New York City skyline, irrevocably changed without the twin World Trade Center Towers. The company aired the commercial only once, so as to not financially benefit from it; they simply wished to acknowledge the tragedy and honor those that lost their lives. It’s unforgettable. Share this moving tribute with your friends.

Bride Cancels, Then Turns Banquet Into 300 Meals For Hurricane Victims1m29s

Bride Cancels, Then Turns Banquet Into 300 Meals For Hurricane Victims

National tragedies have a way of bringing out the best in people. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there were multiple stories of neighbors helping neighbors, as well as thousands across the country who continue to send money, supplies, well wishes, and prayers. One generous Texas couple even donated the food they had purchased for their wedding’s welcome dinner. Dayna Skolkin and her fiancé, Josh Tillis, had to postpone their wedding until December because of Hurricane Harvey. But the bride-to-be didn’t stay blue for long. Instead, she jumped right in to help feed and care for those displaced by the destructive storm. The couple’s welcome dinner was to be held at a nonprofit organization that Dayna’s mother had co-founded. Thankfully, the facility remained dry and became a center for meal preparation for Houstonians left homeless by the storm. Food purchased for Dayna and Josh’s dinner provided hundreds of meals, with the generous couple directly involved in the preparation and packaging. “Everyone in Houston is doing everything they can to try to help,” Dayna said. Dayna’s mother passed away five years ago, but is surely smiling at her daughter’s compassion and generosity for her neighbors and friends in need. There are so many beautiful stories of everyday citizens helping each other in this time of crisis. Hopefully as the floodwaters recede, the kindness and compassion for our neighbors and fellow human beings continues.

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Published: September 9, 2017Updated: September 11, 201719 views
5-Yr-old and 18-Month-old sister are Dancing2m35s

5-Yr-old and 18-Month-old sister are Dancing

The hit single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento has swept the nation as people of all ages are posting videos of people who are busting a few moves. The simple, yet entertaining dance moves have become very popular and these two girls will melt your heart as they show you their own rendition. Their homemade movie will be sure to put a smile on your face. The big sister, Jordyn, is 5 years old and her little sister, Sydney is only 18 months old. The two girls propped up an iPad on the stairs of the bunk bed. They then used their mom’s phone to play the song. Mother, Amy Johnson, said she heard the rascals playing the song in the room next door while she was folding laundry. It didn’t sound like they were getting into any trouble so she let them be. When she saw the video later, she couldn’t help but share it with the world. Jordyn looks like the leader of the video, but I think it’s Sydney’s adorable dancing that really cracks me up. Some of her crazy moves are probably even better than the original! This is one “whip/nae nae” you’ll really want to see.

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Published: September 9, 2017Updated: September 11, 2017691 views
Little Boy Packs Bag & Go To Find God. But Then At Park, They Find Each Other2m16s

Little Boy Packs Bag & Go To Find God. But Then At Park, They Find Each Other

A viral video is sweeping across the internet, sending positive vibes and an inspiring message to all those who watch it. Eating Twinkies With God is one of those short films that makes you search within yourself and question your humanity. Directed by Meir Kay and filmed by Joris Reynaud, these two friends released the project on March 16. Kay uploaded the video to his YouTube channel and Facebook fan page, which garnered more than 40 million views on Facebook within just one week. It’s definitely becoming a very popular video, but what makes it so special? Well, it all has to do with a curious little boy and his small spiritual journey. At the start of the video, the cute kid is in the kitchen grabbing a double-packed Twinkie out of the drawer and two juices from his fridge. He packs everything in his bag as his mom comes around the corner. She asks “Now where are you off to?” Her son tells her with excitement in his voice: “I’m going to find God.” Mom gives him the ‘okay’ and reminds him not to be late for dinner. He rushes out to catch the subway, and after a long trip across town, he ends up at a park. He sits on a bench near a homeless woman who’s seemingly not in the best mood. The little guy pulls out one of his Twinkies and gets ready to bite into it, but then he realizes, maybe he should share. He gives the other Twinkie to the woman who smiles and says ‘thank you.’ They soon enjoy each other’s company with a few giggles and small conversation. Before he leaves, he gives the woman a hug, which makes her smile from ear-to-ear. It looks like the two have become new best buddies. Mom gives him the ‘okay’ and reminds him not to be late for dinner. He rushes out to catch the subway, and after a long trip across town, he ends up at a park. He sits on a bench near a homeless woman who’s seemingly not in the best mood. The little guy pulls out one of his Twinkies and gets ready to bite into it, but then he realizes, maybe he should share. He gives the other Twinkie to the woman who smiles and says ‘thank you.’ They soon enjoy each other’s company with a few giggles and small conversation. Before he leaves, he gives the woman a hug, which makes her smile from ear-to-ear. It looks like the two have become new best buddies. After viewing the video, it makes you consider the thought that maybe God’s character is shone in the way you positively treat others. Surely love and compassion for others can be discovered through an act of kindness, but through that act, God shines through. Kay mentions on the YouTube video description: “Whether you believe or not, we all can agree that by helping each other, each good act that we do makes this world a brighter place. Let us rise to the occasion and be kinder to each other, to help one another. We are all on the same team.” As a motivational speaker and community volunteer, Kay says the purpose behind most of his work is to encourage people to “achieve happiness every day, spread kindness, and live a positive life.” Eating Twinkies With God has definitely pushed a lot of people to join in with the conversation. One Facebook user made a good observation about the message: “One good thing about this video is the innocence of a child. He didn’t judge the homeless person by her outward looks or her position in life. He saw someone special. He’s an angel.” Once we put our differences aside, we will be much more opened to building healthier relationships with people around us. Those healthier relationships will eventually bring out the best in us—more happiness, positivity, and charity. We all have the ability to spread love and kindness, so if this story has inspired you, make sure to share its message with others around you!

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Published: September 8, 2017Updated: September 9, 2017
Son Takes Dad With Alzheimer’s To Trip And Then The Music Started Playing3m13s

Son Takes Dad With Alzheimer’s To Trip And Then The Music Started Playing

There’s no way to positively spin Alzheimer’s. It’s a terrible disease that brutally robs not only from its victim, but from the victim’s friends and family. Day. After day. After Day. In fact, one of my greatest fears in life is the thought that one day my mother or father may suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dimentia. This is somebody who raised me. They sat through my baseball games from tee-ball to NCAA. They taught me how to drive a car. They drove me countless times to chess tournaments and would wait for hours during my matches for me to emerge from the doors of the game hall, either crying or grinning like a madman. And someday they might not even recognize me. My grandpa never completely lost his grip on reality, but there were definitely times during the end of his life where he was no longer the guy I used to play catch with or lose against in cribbage. A few weeks before he passed, my dad and I were trying to convince him to take his umpteenth dose of medicine that day so that he’d stay alive. About a half hour into negotiations, he seemed to come to some sort of realization, and I’ll never forget what happened next. He looked at two of the people who loved him most very suspiciously and said: “Wait, I’m just trying to figure this out here. Is this about my health? Or my behavior?” And as I watched my dad react to his own father accuse him of feeding him mind-control drugs, it absolutely terrified me that a few decades from now I could be having the same exact conversation with my dad. Like I said, there’s really no way to spin Alzheimer’s positively. But there are times when a sufferer can snap back into the mind of the person they used to be, instead of a seemingly different person in somebody else’s body. All of the lows that come with this disease for the family of the victim make these family members really appreciate these moments. Perhaps the best example of this that I’ve ever witnessed can be seen in this video of Ted McDermott that’s taking over the internet. Now eighty years old and ravaged by Alzheimer’s, Ted no longer travels all over the United Kingdom singing in clubs like he used to. In fact, he’s known as “The Songaminute Man” because of the seemingly endless library of tunes in his head. Or, at least, that used to be in his head. His health has severely declined in the last few years. Often he doesn’t recognize family members and has recently had many aggressive episodes. But on the way home from a recent shopping trip with his son Simon, a song came on the radio that Ted recognized. Even if it was only for a few minutes, Simon had his old dad back again. And it is absolutely beautiful to watch.

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Published: September 8, 2017Updated: September 9, 2017153 views
Dad Goes for Haircut at Salon. Collapses Three Days Later, Left Fighting for His Life2m46s

Dad Goes for Haircut at Salon. Collapses Three Days Later, Left Fighting for His Life

Many will agree, it’s a relaxing experience to lay back in a padded chair at the beauty parlor while someone else washes your hair. We associate it with treating yourself or just a regular part of our grooming routine. It’s nice to get a gentle massage for your scalp. Sometimes it’s difficult to not close your eyes and doze off during the procedure. This was not the case for one unfortunate dad who got way more than he bargained for. He did not realize that there was any problem, though, until until three days after visiting a salon. Suddenly, his right side went numb just prior to him collapsing. At only 45 years old, Dave Tyler was in for the shock of his life after being rushed to the hospital.

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Published: September 8, 2017Updated: September 9, 201711 views
Newborn Clings To Mom’s Face & Refuses To Let Go2m54s

Newborn Clings To Mom’s Face & Refuses To Let Go

Going into labor and delivering a baby can be filled with so much uncertainty, but it’s also one of the most magical moments in a mother’s life. All of the hard work of labor becomes immediately worth it when your newborn enters the world and is placed in your arms. In the United States, though, almost one-third of women deliver their babies via C-section. As a result of the anesthesia, the mothers are unable to move their arms to hold their newborns. Instead, the baby is placed on the mom’s chest or next to her head. While some people say that the bonding moment after C-sections isn’t as special, one woman’s viral video is proving that nothing could be farther from the truth. Earlier this year in Brazil, Brenda Coêhlo de Souza went into labor with her daughter Ágata Ribeiro Coêlho. After being delivered through C-section, Ágata was brought to Brenda so that they could immediately have their special skin-to-skin bonding time. However, everyone in the operating room was blown away by the incredibly touching experience of Ágata meeting her mother for the first time. As soon as Ágata was placed on her mother, the sweet newborn put her arm around Brenda’s face in a way that looks as if she is sweetly caressing her mom’s cheek. Together they stay like this for awhile until Ágata begins to cry out. Without missing a beat Brenda begins to sweetly talk to her new baby girl. Her loving words bring a calm peace over Ágata. Watching Ágata be comforted by Brenda, a brand-new mom who is already a rockstar in her role, is a testament to the fact that the bonding moments after C-sections are no less special than a natural delivery. Both Brenda and her baby girl have never seen each other face-to-face, yet they built a bond over nine months that connected them so deeply. Watch this sweet moment between mother and daughter below and share to spread the love.

Epileptic Boy Treated With Cannabis Is Now 300 Days Seizure-Free5m36s

Epileptic Boy Treated With Cannabis Is Now 300 Days Seizure-Free

11-year-old Billy Caldwell is the very first person to be treated with cannabis oil on the NHS and the results have proven to be remarkable. Billy’s epilepsy had not responded to regular medicine and at one point he was experiencing up to 30 life-threatening seizures a month. He began cannabis oil treatment in the US, before the prescription was transferred to his local GP in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It’s important to note, this medicinal CBD oil doesn’t have the chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the ‘high’ experienced by recreational marijuana users.