Feeling down or just want to smile a little wider? These sappy comics are overflowing with all that cheesy good stuff. It's okay to be a softie every once in a while.
This video captures the first time that patient Andrea Diaz is able to hear properly after a cochlear implant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is surprised by how well she can hear after the device is turned on. She is even more surprised when her boyfriend, Kevin Peakman, decided to propose.
This commercial features all kinds of families and reminds us that Valentine's Day can be about celebrating family love too.
It has candid video of different kinds of people, some adopted, some LGBT coming out to their parents and finding acceptance. All of them lucky enough to be surrounded by people who love them. Who knew graham crackers could be so touching? Just don't watch this in public, it might make you cry.
Not us, though. We're fine over here, it's just really dusty.
Nothing warms the heart quite like two victims of circumstances beyond their control, finding solace in the companionship of one another.
At 10-months-old Scarlette Tipton lost her left arm to cancer. Her parents desperately wanted little Scarlette, now two-years-old, to have the chance to grow up with a little kitten just like her; and they couldn't have found a better match. Meet Doc: a rescue kitten who had her right paw amputated following a car accident.
On Christmas Eve the two were united at a shelter in California. That very Wednesday, Doc had already been welcomed aboard as the new member of the family.
Scarlett's mother, Simone Tipton, told Love Meow that Scarlette "did notice that Doc had staples on her side and said 'owies'. I let her know that she had owies just like her, and she placed her hand on her side and just nodded. She recognizes that the cat has similar struggles as she does."
For the 22nd year in a row, United Airlines is putting on a special "Fantasy Flights" program that flies ill children to the "North Pole" to meet Santa. This year, more than 5,000 children and their families get to go on a special plane ride to a makeshift North Pole to meet good ol' Saint Nick before his big night.
"The kids really bring home the Spirit of Christmas for me. When I look into their eyes as they're chatting with Santa, it's often difficult to keep the tears from rolling down my face,” says Customer Service Rep and Fantasy Flights Santa David Tomb. “Sometimes they share a very personal thought or a wish that gives me just a hint of what their lives are like, what they're going through and what they're feeling at Christmas time. I'm just grateful that I can bring a little bit of joy into their lives."
When Santa Claus visited Middlesbrough's Cleveland Centre, he found one little girl who wasn't able to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. The girl's mother apologized, explaining that "she isn't able to speak very well." Saint Nick asked if the girl was albe to sign, and went on to have a heart-warming conversation with her in sign language. Even if you can't read what they're saying, the girl's joy is plain to see.
Now that's the spirit of Christmas!
Here's your daily reminder to always treat other with kindness, because you never know what they might be going through.
Paige Yore uploaded this video of herself to Facebook, describing a trip to Walmart that's enough to bring just about anybody to tears. Yore was in line at the store when a woman ahead of her began yelling at a young cashier who was visibly struggling at work. She stepped in and asked the woman to step aside, when the young cashier stepped out from behind the checkstand and hugged Yore. He confided in her, saying "Ma’am, my mom just committed suicide this morning… and I have to work because I have to pay our rent, and I have to pay our bills. And I don’t even have a mom anymore. And this lady is just yelling at me."
The video has been viewed more than 14 million times on Facebook over the weekend, and Yore is now trying to track the young man down in response to the huge outpouring of help and hope the video has received. If found, Yore hopes she and the internet will be able to help him through this trying time.
As Yore so perfectly put it, this experience is a reminder that "ou never know who's fighting what battle. Watch what you say."
Wang Deyi and Cao Yuehua were married in Chongqing, China in 1945. For their 70th anniversary, the couple's children helped them recreate their wedding album to commemorate their love: "they have been together for so long, going through the war, the political turmoil and diseases, and can still stay with each other and love each other. We want to help them to commemorate their love," says their sixty year old son, Cao Pangpei. If you're looking for #relationshipgoals, they are it:
Thanks to the Disney Accelerator Program, some lucky kids are getting the chance to make their dreams come true.
UK-based company Open Bionics is developing these super awesome prosthetic limbs for kids based on Iron Man, Star Wars, and Frozen.
"They won't have to do boring physical therapy, they'll train to become heroes. They're not just getting medical devices, they're getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters," the company said in a statement.
Disney has provided consultation on the project and royalty-free licensing.
Working with Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB and Disney creative teams, the 3D-printed arms are based on on Iron Man's gauntlet, a lightsaber and Queen Elsa's hand.
Brace yourself for emotions.
e-Nablers is an incredible organization of volunteers, engineers, teachers and artists who come together to design, build and give away 3D printed prosthetics.
They documented presenting one of their new prosthetics to 8-year-old Isabella last month. And it is beautiful.
Never before has a bunch of skeletons been so heartwarming.
A new ad from the Ad Council shows people of all different ages, genders, races, sexualities, ethnicities, disabilities and religions coming together behind a digital screen.
The viewers only see their skeletons at first kissing, dancing and hugging with Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” playing in the background, until the real people step out to reveal themselves.
The spot is part of their “Love Has No Labels” campaign, and it already has over 1.5 million views since it was released on Tuesday. It was shot on Valentine’s Day of this year.
From the Ad Council:
Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues.
You will cry. So be prepared.
Never before has a soda commercial made you feel so many things all at once.
In this new ad for Dr. Pepper, a lonely stray mop dog is wandering the streets looking for a friend.
He finds one in a compassionate delivery truck driver, but will he keep him?
You’ll have to watch to find out.
This is the saddest story you will hear all day.
When his mother died unexpectedly in her sleep, Lennon James Picco was delivered via emergency C-section at just 24 weeks old.
The child tragically died as well soon after, but before he did, his father, Chris, sang to him for several hours in the NICU.
From the family's memorial site:
Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy's arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world. He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend. I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him. His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him - as I have had the privilege of doing. I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said "goodbye for now". There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world. All you need is love.
You can donate to help pay for medical expenses here.
StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.