The organization used thermal imaging units, bloodhounds, and posted over 500 “Lost Dog” posters throughout the area. However, it was the five cameras they set up in the woods that did the trick. The cameras caught the dogs roaming about and the rescuers set up a successful trap.
The dogs were previously saved from a hoarder’s property and became petrified of humans as a result. Yet Stone believes they will be rehabilitated with some love and care.
“We know that starting here we are going forward and these dogs’ lives are just going to get better,” she said.
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For over 40 years now, Dolly Parton has been sharing her incredible vocal talent and musical abilities with the whole world. Her songs range from happy and thankful to desperate and dark. And while everyone loves her upbeat attitude and happy lyrics, the song “Jolene” is quite possibly her most beautiful in spite of its subject.
The song itself has a pretty normal beginning. The story behind the tune goes that a young Dolly was busy signing autographs and she asked a girl what her name was, Jolene was the answer, and suddenly a whole idea and world sprang into Dolly’s head. From that moment on, the world became a very different place and we’re all thankful for it.
Since “Jolene” was released back in 1973, millions of people have fallen in love with Dolly, and thousands of musicians have attempted to do the song justice. And while we’ve all heard some pretty amazing covers of the famous song, it wasn’t until singer/songwriter Alexandra Kay gave the song a try and managed to show just how incredibly talented she is!
Alexandra loves to sing country music, bluegrass, and anything else with that good old-fashioned “twang!” And when you hear her voice, you’ll see why she loves it so much.
While she’ll never manage to top Dolly, this young singer is the closest second that anyone has ever managed to get with this amazing song. Something tells us that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Alexandra in the years to come. She needs to get on all the talent shows because she’s one of the best singers we’ve seen in years!
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Wherever you go, there is more likely than not tons of hidden talent walking right among you. You never know what the folks you share a sidewalk with are capable of if given the right venue, tool, or instrument. We all look pretty similar on the outside, generally speaking. But there is so much hidden inside each and every one of us.
Have you ever been in a city and seen a piano in an odd spot? Sometimes they’re decorated with extravagant designs and vibrant colors. Sometimes they’re old pianos that look worn down on the outside, but once you sit down to strike their keys, you realize how much sound and resonance is still in them.
These pubic pianos, in my opinion, are one of the greatest ideas to ever reach cities. It gives folks with talent to share a time to shine. It gives folks who might not have access to such a large instrument an opportunity to remember little tunes from when they were younger. It gives the public an opportunity to experience an intimate performance free of charge.
When this young woman walks up to a piano sitting in a public square, no one gathered had any idea what she was about to play. By looking at her, I don’t think any of them would have guessed either!
Everyone loves it… just watch the faces of everyone around her! And when the little girl walks up with some coins? Too precious.
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Pit bulls get so much negative attention, I can never understand it. Every pit bull I’ve ever known has been nothing but loving and gentle. They’re all just big balls of happy energy that love to give kisses!
As pit bulls continue to get a bad reputation, more and more people abuse these innocent creatures. I will never be able to comprehend how someone can hurt anyone, but especially how they could hurt an animal. While there are bad people in the world doing this, there are also amazing folks out there rescuing injured animals! We need more people like them!
Roxanne is a beautiful pit bull, but someone didn’t see her beauty. She was abandoned, but not only was she left behind, she was left in horrible conditions. She was found wandering the streets with a 6-pound chain around her neck. But much like fellow pit bull Kiah, this isn’t the end of Roxanne’s life, it’s only the beginning!
This is the story of two moms. Both love their families dearly, both are struggling financially, but only one of them has a difficult decision to make. Radio showhosts Kyle and Jackie O first met Ashleigh, a mother of two. When Ashleigh’s father unexpectedly died, the family had to fly home to New Zealand quick, but those plane tickets costs her in the thousands. Her husband was injured at work, and now the couple makes less money as they struggle to pay their debts. Ashleigh promised to visit her mother, now a widow, back home, but she can’t afford another plane ticket.
That’s when Kyle and Jackie O stopped Kate, a mother of three, on the street. They asked Kate to choose between keeping $5,000 for herself or giving it to Ashleigh — a woman she had never met. The hosts gave Kate 24 hours to make the decision, but not before giving Kate a chance to hear Ashleigh’s story. What the hosts didn’t know was that Kate had a story of her own. Her electricity was about to be turned off, the mother works two jobs to make ends meet, and she only has $8 to her name. Kate direly needed the money, too.
The decision weighed heavily on her. As she stewed over what to do, Ashleigh sat next to her. Kate couldn’t help but relate to Ashleigh’s struggle. She selflessly decided to give Ashleigh the $5,000, money she could have used. But in an incredible turn of events, the hosts decided to give Kate $5,000 in cash, completely out of pocket.
See the emotional, tear-jerking video below, and please SHARE if you hope that you would be as generous as Kate if the same choice came up!
What would you do if you saw a person with special needs being mocked and ridiculed? Would you step in? Would you turn a blind eye?
In this fascinating clip, What Would You? sets out to put strangers’ sense of duty and kindness to the test in the form of a powerful social experiment. An actor with Down syndrome, posing as a bagging clerk at Kilroy’s Wonder Market in New Jersey, is bagging customers’ items when he falls victim to verbal abuse. Other actors pose as impatient customers who ridicule him for not bagging fast enough. They even go so far as to use the heinous “R” word.
“They shouldn’t hire these people,” one actor says to an actual customer. “They waste everyone’s time.”
The other customers in line watch the unsettling scene unfold in front of their eyes, but they have no idea their reactions are caught on hidden camera. Ultimately, this video teaches an important lesson in compassion.
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Simon Cowell is a man known throughout the entertainment industry as not only someone with an impeccable ear for talent, but one who is notoriously difficult to impress. Even before the premiere of American Idol way back in 2002, viewers over in England knew exactly how temperamental the judge could be when it came to hearing auditions on their original version of the show, Pop Idol.
All that said, there are also those rare moments when Cowell’s frosty disposition has been melted by those performing in front of him. Of course, it takes someone really special to steal his heart (like the contestant who made him tear up with his tribute to a late friend), and the young lady in the clip below did just that when she stepped up onto the America’s Got Talent stage. Joined by fellow judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum, you can see Cowell’s face sense a unique spark in the teen as she makes her way to the center.
After Mandel compliments the 16-year-old’s “Audrey Hepburn” style, Calysta Bevier reveals the hair wasn’t exactly her choice. A year ago, the sweet girl was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Fortunately, she was able to battle the illness and is now thriving thanks to her incredible bravery.
Calysta’s song choice, “Fight Song,” further exemplifies just how much strength she has for someone who is still so young. She also backs that up with beautiful vocals and remarkable control that most performers spend years attempting to hone. The amazing rendition proves just how much more is in store for the inspiring survivor.
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Many years ago, an Ecuadorian carpenter noticed a trash bag moving by the dumpster outside his workshop. When he opened it up, he found a newborn baby swaddled inside, silently staring up at him. The poor baby was presumably abandoned by his birth mother because he has Down syndrome. But thanks to the kindhearted carpenter, the precious boy was rescued and placed at an orphanage for children with special needs.
On a family trip to Ecuador in 2004, Rachel Van Eerden and her husband Jim took their children on a tour of that very same orphanage. “While we’re on the tour, my eyes met this little baby,” she says. “It was love at first sight.” Not only did Rachel major in special education, but she also had a brother with Down syndrome. She couldn’t ignore the instant bond she felt with this little baby named Eddie.
Five years later, Rachel officially became Eddie’s adoptive mother.
It’s incredible to watch Rachel and Jim speak of the joy Eddie brings to their family and community. Rachel tearfully explains how they’ve given Eddie the title of “Ambassador of Love” to recognize the many lives he has already touched in such a short amount of time.
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In 2014, the U.S. Navy Band took to the stage at the Concerts on the Avenue series at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The following performance features the Sea Chanters who dazzled the audience — and internet viewers alike — with a show-stopping medley of songs from the hit Broadway show, “Jersey Boys.” The medley features classic songs from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, including “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Sherry Baby.” As you’re about to find out, it’s impossible not to smile while watching.
Navy Band musicians include First Class Michael A. Webb, Chief Musician Michael H. Belinkie, First Class Benjamin L. Bransford, III, First Class William Edwards, III, and Chief Musician Adam C. Tyler. It’s amazing to know the Navy is not only full of brave and heroic men and woman, but that it’s also ripe with talent and showmanship.
According to the United States Navy Band, “Our 11 Navy bands perform 6,500 times a year, around the country and around the world. Here in the U.S., our goal is to use music to connect Americans to their Navy. Right now, only 1.7 percent of Americans have served or are serving in the Navy, out of the less than 7% of Americans who have served in any branch. It’s important to us that people understand what the Navy does and why it’s important, as well as highlighting the great work Sailors are doing each and every day. Our performances abroad are all about using music to help build and maintain relationships with our partner nations.”
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