Proposals are always fun to watch, especially when they involve a lot of people and are catered to that specific couple.
In this clip, Alan wanted to propose in a way that he’d know Courtney would appreciate. This surprise proposal took a bit of planning, but it was well worth it for the final result.
Alan and Courtney went to the same high school, which is where Courtney later started a dance team, but the couple didn’t officially meet until years later at a wedding.
Alan figured that the upcoming dance competition being held at their high school would be the perfect setting and time to ask his dance coach girlfriend the big question, as well as perform a wedding-themed dance routine with the help of her dance team. With everyone, but Courtney, knowing what was going to happen, it was an extremely well-kept secret that was sure to have her as shocked as possible on the big day.
When the head of the competition pulls Courtney aside the night of, Courtney is completely clueless as to what’s happening behind her.
Once the music starts, Alan and the team start their flash mob performance, and you can tell that Courtney is overcome with emotion.
As Alan makes his way to Courtney to propose, the whole gym is filled to the brim with excitement and anticipation for what her response will be. But when she says yes, the anticipation melts away, and everyone cheers for the married-couple-to-be.
Ripped apart, bruised, and battered from the cruel blood sport of dog-fighting, Trinity’s body told the tragic story of long-term abuse and neglect.
Old scars and newly infected wounds on her legs and chest revealed pain of the past and present, but it didn’t define this dog’s unwavering spirit and desire to be happy again.
With the help of Best Friends Animal Society, “the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters,” Trinity got a second chance at life.
While it might seem impossible to rebuild trust after such atrocities, this courageous canine wowed us with her resiliency and ability to find it in her heart to love again — and she does with all of her might. (And she welcomes treats, hugs and kisses, and frolicking outside as if she were a little puppy!)
Since its inception in 1984, Best Friends Animal Society has made outstanding strides in helping to reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million.
In a shocking yet touching video, you can witness Trinity’s incredible transformation of healing, both physically and mentally. It’s amazing to see what patience, a lot of love, and rehabilitation can do for a dog in tremendous need.
Warning: Trinity was in pretty bad shape, and some of these photos might be disturbing. However, she comes up on top in the end!
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Any parent knows that it can be very difficult to leave your child at day care. Not only is it no fun at all to be separated from your little one, but you also want to make sure that you can trust the people working there to take good care of your baby.
We see them everywhere, sometimes every day, but we often don’t think twice about them: these are the homeless men and women who populate our streets and shelters. We don’t know their stories, but we tend to make assumptions about how they came to be homeless.
Needless to say, these imagined pasts don’t work in their favor. We continue to ignore their plights and needs on every level, often treating them as part of the decor. Adults can be prejudiced, even when we don’t mean to be.
But there are many children who don’t see the difference between a homeless person and other strangers on the street. Their curiosity and interest are piqued by any small anomaly, as one mom quickly discovered when her 6-year-old daughter pulled one very surprising move.
The pair was exiting a shop in Virginia when they came across a homeless man who was crying. Mom didn’t give him a second look, but her daughter asked him why he was crying.
Obviously the mom didn’t know. So her daughter ran back to the homeless and took his hand: she gave him money from her own purse and a cool drink.
The child’s compassionate actions stunned the mom, who caught the moment in a single snapshot…
Kenyatta Lewis is mom to a little 6-year-old daughter. But it was upon exiting a store that the child stunned her with her unbelievable actions.
“After leaving out of the store today my daughter did something that really made me stop and think. There was this guy sitting there crying and she asks me, ‘Did you see that man crying? What’s wrong with him?’” the mom writes on Facebook.
“I said yes but I’m not sure maybe he’s just sad… She said, ‘Maybe he’s hot and thirsty,’ she walked over to him and goes ‘Hi sir, be happy it’s a nice day it’s not raining. Are you hot? Why don’t you go home the ground is dirty?’ He says I have no home but I will be ok.”
“She looked at him with the saddest face and goes ‘So that means you’re homeless. So you have no food because you have no refrigerator.’ She gave him a few dollars out of her purse and her drink and said, ‘Please go eat. It would make me happy. I like McDonald’s, you should go there.’”
“I could tell she made his day. On top of that 2 more people came up and gave money as well. We had a small conversation and he explained his trailer burnt down and he lost everything including his wife. I felt for him. It just warms my heart. “
Phyllis fled an abusive home environment and ended up on the streets. She had an unhealthy marriage, went through a divorce, started drinking too much alcohol, and then, ended up in jail.
While in jail, Phyllis was allowed to go out to a farm using a day pass. During her outing, she met a cowboy who introduced her to a 3-year-old Arabian stallion named Charlie Brown. The horse had been abused, and Phyllis couldn’t stop thinking about him. “I walked in the barn and there was this skinny little horse with the biggest, saddest brown eyes I’ve ever seen in my life.” She quickly fell in love with Charlie Brown, and from then on, her dream was to own a horse.
When Phyllis got out of jail, she took the $300 she earned while imprisoned, went back to the farm, and bought Charlie Brown on the spot. She renamed him Shag-Ra.
Phyllis spent her days nursing Shag-Ra back to health on her farm in Canada, known as “God’s Little Acre.” All the while, an incredible transformation was taking place within Phyllis herself. Without even noticing, she had stopped drinking alcohol and regained her health and happiness. “All it took was the love of a horse,” she says.
Then, as an inseparable bond formed between Phyllis and Shag-Ra, she noticed her beloved horse was not only highly intelligent, but that he was trying to mimic her.
Phyllis and Shag-Ra’s story was far from over.
Watch the video below to find out what happened next, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!
Urban exploration (UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, places usually abandoned or hidden from the general public. Like many urban explorers, the man behind UE-based blog Freaktography is always fascinated by one particular idea…
…What if it’s not abandoned?
That’s exactly what the following story is all about. “The Tourist,” a.k.a Leslie, is a popular Ontario-based urban explorer and photographer who posts beautiful photos of abandoned structures on Instagram. Freaktography became a fan of her work, saying, “My Instagram feed is always full of great photos from all of the talented explorers whom I follow and I was always pleasantly surprised with how The Tourist made something as simple as a photo of an empty chair in a barn seem interesting with a curious caption and perfectly lit with natural light through a window.”
In June of 2015, The Tourist began posting a new series of photos that changed the game of urban exploration — and Freaktography is helping turn her incredible story into a viral sensation.
On her birthday, The Tourist was heading home after a long day of exploration. On a whim, she decided to stop at a house that had caught her attention for some time. Little did she know that behind those doors was something — or someone — who would change her life forever.
“This is Lawrence. He lives in a house I had believed to be abandoned. The driveway is overgrown, the roof is caving in and the interior would lead anyone to believe this land had been deserted. I found him in the living room. He has a hard time getting around so he spends most of his time in there. Alone.
He is missing his right eye and has cataracts infecting the left. Even after noticing a stranger essentially helping themselves to his life he was nothing but sweet and kind to me. He was even nice enough to let me take his picture which I will always treasure.
He is a beautiful soul and I plan on visiting him a lot. I’m posting this picture in hopes that it will inspire at least one person to reach out to someone they may have lost contact with or perhaps just forgot about. These old souls are still full of life and I feel blessed to have met this one.”
“The house that stole my heart – this is the exterior of my new friends home. Tonight we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. He explained to me how his injuries started in 2000 when a bull fractured his hip. He told me of his brothers illness and how they have lost touch.
He said I was a blessing to him. I told him I couldn’t put into words what he means to me.”
“Tonight was the first of what will be many dinner dates with my new friend. Over the course of 3 hours we ate and drank and laughed. I was fortunate enough to hear about his life.. His struggles and his triumphs.
This truly was one of the best experiences of my life & I can’t wait to share another meal with such a gentle soul.”
“An update on my friend – he is in good spirits and is very happy to have some room in his home. I’ve managed to remove his old fridge, stove, and chest freezer, along with numerous bags of garbage and other content. This was all made possible by a very generous company and a few awesome boys with big hearts and strong lower backs. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and generosity during this period in my life – and in his. He is beyond grateful, not just to me. He knows you are all following his story
After a few recent visits to the doctors, it’s apparent that his health is declining, rapidly. These may be the last few months I have with my friend and I plan to make them as comfortable and enjoyable for him as possible. He’s informed me of his funeral arrangements and has asked me to be there. I told him I wouldn’t have it any other way.
He shared something with me that will stay with me forever. He said the day I showed up was the best day of his life. As self righteous as I feel writing that, I understand how he feels. The best day of my life was when I met him. He gave me the chance to really do something for someone – an act of kindness with no expectation of reward. It’s a rare opportunity and I’m glad I was able to accept the challenge.”
“A few weeks ago my friend asked if I would go to a church BBQ with him … Our first outing!!! I was so happy he had asked me and couldn’t wait to go. Tonight was our dinner date … The food was amazing .. Provided by the local farmers in the neighbourhood and way too much pie baked by all their lovely wives. It was great to see him out of the house and around the people he’s known his whole life.
Driving home tonight I couldn’t help but think to myself how lucky I am to have this opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful persons life. My friend is truly a blessing.”
“Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about this handsome fella so I figured I’d give everyone following his story an update. After a prolonged stay at two different hospitals after his last stroke, Lawrence is now living at a local retirement home and doing much better. He’s safe and warm and seems to be fairly happy to be around some new people, although I know he misses home.
I bring my dog Violet with me when I go for my visits, and she has now become a favorite around the home and she seems to enjoy herself thoroughly (indulging in yet another cookie as seen above). His birthday is coming up shortly (Valentines day) and we can’t wait to celebrate with him, properly…”
On July 15, 2013, a bona fide miracle took place at Zoo Atlanta. Cameras were set up to capture the incredible moment when Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to her baby at 6:21 p.m.
Lun Lun immediately began licking and cuddling her baby. But just two minutes later, something very unexpected happened.
Much to the keepers’ surprise, Lun Lun gave birth to asecond cub.
Zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines told ABC News it was sheer panda-monium. “Oh, my God, twins!” the staff screamed. Lun Lun’s ultrasound confirmed she was pregnant with a cub, but the zoo never noticed a second baby growing in the womb.
Female twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan became the first giant pandas born the United States in 2013, and the first panda twins to be born in the United States since 1987. Just incredible!
Since there are less than 2,000 pandas remaining in the wild, experts are working hard to help breed the bears before they go extinct. In 2012, Zoo Atlanta received the distinguished International Conservation Award for its commitment to the species.
Meet this groundbreaking family below…
In 2013, Lun Lun the 15-year-old giant panda delivered a tiny, pink, and fuzzy baby at Zoo Atlanta…
What you’re about to see is a fictional story, but sadly, stuff like this happens all the time in the real world.
This is the story of a married couple who decides add to their family by adopting a pretty red-headed girl. Everything seems to be going smoothly, and the two new sisters are getting along great — until the adopted daughter starts making innocent mistakes around the house. For example, she accidentally spills wine on Mom’s table cloth. She begs for attention and affection.
When she makes a mess in one of the bedrooms, the little girl’s adopted parents become so annoyed that they begin to question their decision to adopt her in the first place. She simply isn’t living up to their expectations of what a child should behave like, despite the fact she has a troubled past.
That’s when the family makes a despicable decision. Mom and Dad want to get rid of their adopted daughter for good — by having Dad drive her to a remote field and leaving her there all alone.
As Dad drives away from this poor little girl, he looks back at her in his rear-view mirror. That’s when a shocking twist is revealed, and the first time I saw it, I got goosebumps.
At just 9 months old, Felix the cat’s search for her forever home finally came to a close.
This precious cat found shelter at TransPennine Express’s Huddersfield train station in West Yorkshire.
Very early on, she began patrolling the station’s platforms, assuming pest control duties. Station workers and train riders alike grew to completely adore little Felix. She was even gifted her own special cat door, so she could venture in and out of the train station offices at her own discretion.
In time, she developed quite the social media following, with a Facebook page boasting over 70,000 likes.
After five diligent years of thorough service, the train station finally rewarded this hardworking cat with a beautiful honor. She was promoted to Senior Pest Controller at TransPennine Express. Her promotion came complete with her own bright new traffic vest and a spiffy new name tag.
This loyal cat is certainly doing her part to keep the train station pest-free.
Keep scrolling to learn more about adorable Felix the cat.
Of the promotion, Felix’s coworker told BuzzFeed, “Well, the fame hasn’t quite gone to her head. As with most cats, they already think the world revolves around them. She’s getting more treats and more attention, so all in all, she’s very happy.”