Heartwarming Video of the Day: Japanese Mothers React to Being Called Their First Names

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Make sure to turn on the English captions.

In most east Asian households married people rarely refer to each other by their actual names. Instead they use designations for the role in the family. This is why it is so strange when each woman hears their name.

Aww of the Day: Rare Set of Twins Hold Hands After Birth

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Aww of the Day: Rare Set of Twins Hold Hands After Birth
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One Mom's very special Mother's Day gift, was her identical twin girls holding hands after they were born.

Sarah Thistlewaite's twins, Jenna and Jillian, are a rare set of monoamniotic or "mono mono" identical twins, which means they shared an amniotic sack and were in constant contact during the pregnancy.



Adopted Son Gives the Best Mother's Day Gift: His Kidney

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Adopted Son Gives the Best Mother's Day Gift: His Kidney
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Ingeborg McIntosh knew she was suffering from polycystic kidney disease, what she didn't know is that her adopted son, Jordan, had already confirmed he was a match to be a donor.
The McIntosh's had many foster children over the years, but when Jordan came along Ingeborg knew instantly she wanted to adopt. And, seeing how the two have so wonderfully taken care of one another, I don't believe she could have made a better decision.

To learn more about their story click HERE.

Cats in Slo-Mo of the Day

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Melting hearts on Mother's Day is possible, not just by gifting a hardworking mom with flowers, cards, hugs, and adoration, but also showing them this video of Siberian cats moving in slow motion. If anything, it's also a good way to see a mother cat lay about helplessly while her kittens bug her for attention proving, once again, that the task of a mom isn't easy business.

[gizmodo]

Mother's Day History Lesson of the Day

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Mother's Day History Lesson of the Day
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According to this post on Bloomberg, Anna M. Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, wouldn't be too happy with the way that the holiday is commercialized these days.

The holiday has its roots in the early 1900s, beginning as Mother's Friendship Day, an act to bring together mothers from opposite sides of the Civil War. Later, after corporate America had began to market it, Jarvis addressed businesses, "You are using a beautiful idea as a means of profiteering. As the founder of Mother's Day, I demand that it cease."

With that tone, she had essentially swung a wooden spoon towards the collective backsides of corporations.

[bloomberg]

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Tennessee mother, Lacey Buchanan, shares her story through this heartstring-tugging video she made about her son who was born blind and with a cleft palate. She does expose the less-than-kind words that she's heard, which seems less than important when it's countered with the video's uplifting message.

[huffingtonpost]