The life of a circus animal is often unfulfilled; constantly on the move, they are confined to metal cages, away from their own kind, and more often than not, are abused.
But for Will, a 13-year-old lion who spent his entire life in a Brazilian traveling circus, all that is about to come to a glorious end.
Watch him feel the grass under his paws for the first time ever…
Will was rescued by the Rancho dos Gnomos Santuário (the Ecological Sanctuary Association – Rancho dos Gnomos) in São Paulo, Brazil, which has dedicated nearly 25 years to caring for neglected and abandoned domestic and wild animals, rescuing them from accidents, abuse, circuses, trafficking and habitat loss.
You’d never know he spend his entire long life in captivity — he sprung out of that cage like a kitten!
I believe the children are our future…and sometimes that scares the crap out of me.
I mean, they’re true blessings and wonderful and all that great stuff, but let’s be real. Sometimes they’re little Tasmanian Devils, running around like manic hummingbirds on a sugar high, destroying anything and everything in their path.
For most people, building their own home would seem entirely too intimidating. But thanks in part to the popularity of the Tiny House Movement, it’s becoming both more affordable and accessible than it’s ever been before to build the pint-sized house they desire.
Not only are their workshops and online support, but also companies like Tumbleweed that actually sell the raw materials and post floor plans to help people capitalize on this movement.
Their “Cypress” design has become one of their most popular, known for traditional craftsmanship and floor plan created to specifically maximize small living space.
While the exterior stays relatively the same for all models, it’s what you find when you go inside that really sets each tiny house apart.
For example, Airbnb user Hannah had a very creative vision for her model, and her personal touches created something that you’ve probably never seen before…
Because she is renting it out as a bed and breakfast, she built it on wheels so that she had the freedom to move it from place to place, if needed.
One-year-old Layla Grubb might have a small cataract in her eye that forces her to wear an eye patch for two hours every day, but her dad Geof decided to make those eye patches something to literally look forward to.
Losing your luggage while traveling is one thing, but what about losing your favorite stuffed animal if you’re a 6-year-old boy?
For Owen Lake, who was traveling with his parents to Houston, this traumatic experience turned into an awesome adventure for “Hobbes” through the kindness and creativity of the Tampa International Airport staff.