Terminally ill dad gets to walk his 11-year-old girl down the aisle [photos & video]

April 2, 2014 | 4 comments

11-year-old Josie Zetz got home from school on her birthday last month to find a huge surprise — a wedding dress in her size, hair stylist, makeup artist, and dozens of her friends and family there to watch her father walk her down the aisle…

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Of course, Josie wasn’t actually getting married. The pastor officiating the ceremony simply pronounced them father and daughter. But Josie’s dad, Jim, won’t be at her real wedding because he has a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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Songwriter sings to his wife as she becomes 9 months pregnant and gives birth in 3 minutes

March 24, 2014 | 1 comment

Tom Fletcher, well known in the UK as a lead singer and guitarist with the chart-topping band McFly, has written ten UK number one singles. But what’s impressive here isn’t just the new song, “Something New,” that he wrote for his newborn son, Buzz Michelangelo.

What’s impressive is that Fletcher’s wife, Giovanna, posed for a photo each day of her pregnancy, so that they could make a time-lapse video and he could seem to be singing to her as she went all the way through her first pregnancy. The result is this touching video…

Dad asks 3-year-old to list all the bad words he knows, kid’s answer is funny…and then absolutely hilarious

March 24, 2014 | No comments

When his dad asked him to say all of the bad words he knew, this tike quickly rattled off an entire list. It becomes obvious that the use of “butt” with any other body part (“butt teeth”, “butt nose”, “butt ear”…) is bad in preschool.

And then at the end he digs within himself to remember the worst word he can think of…

(It probably goes without saying that you likely don’t want your 3-year-old around when you watch this.)

(via Reddit)

11-year-old shocked into beautiful speechlessness when he learns he’s going to be a big brother

March 20, 2014 | 3 comments

When Logan Fairbanks arrived home from school on Tuesday, his mom and dad met him with a letter. He thought he was in trouble when they asked him to read it aloud. He soon realized he wasn’t in trouble, but he must have been confused as to why he was reading a letter about different things that are going to happen in the upcoming year.

Then, after the part about a vacation to Myrtle Beach, he learns the wonderfully stunning news…

(via Daily News)

During the moments when he walked off camera, his dad reports that he held his mom and sobbed.

Congratulations, Logan. You’re going to be a great big brother.

New mom asks what kind of life her baby with Down Syndrome will have, gets a surprising response

March 18, 2014 | 5 comments

When a pregnant woman learned the baby she was carrying had Down syndrome, she emailed Italian Down syndrome advocacy group CoorDown, asking what life was like for a child with the genetic disorder. Her email said,

I’m expecting a baby. I’ve discovered he has Down syndrome. I’m scared: what kind of life will my child have?

She knew there would be challenges ahead and wanted to prepare, but she couldn’t have imagined the response the organization assembled from 15 people around the world…

Kid gets a banana as a gift, responds unexpectedly with absolute joy

March 13, 2014 | 2 comments

Last Mother’s Day, after all the mothers had opened their gifts, this youngster felt left out. So a couple of the adults at the party pranked him a bit by sticking a banana in a gift bag so he’d have something to open, too. They were expecting him to get annoyed, but this was his reaction in stead…

Pure, simple happiness.

Preschooler does yoga with mom, hams it up and poses for funny and impressive photos [15 pics]

March 12, 2014 | 2 comments

Laura Kasperzak is a yoga instructor in New Jersey whose strength, flexibility, and artsy pics have earned her well over 700,000 followers on Instagram. In addition to her enthusiastic practice of yoga, she is a mom to two children. And recently, these two areas of her life have combined for some quality yoga time with her pre-school daughter. And these short sessions have resulted in some fun and occasionally amazing pictures.

While her son, the older of her children is more reserved and thus less interested in the camera, her daughter loves the limelight. When asked how she gets her to participate in photo shoots, Kasperzak laughed and said, “It doesn’t take much. She’s the ham of my two children, and loves to be photographed.”…

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Devoted father walks 20 miles a day carrying his son to the only school that will take him [7 pics]

March 11, 2014 | 2 comments

Yu Xukang is a single father in China’s Sichuan province. He has taken care of his son alone since the boy was three. This would be impressive enough in a normal situation, but in addition to the difficulties of single parenthood, Yu’s son is disabled with a hunch in his back and twisted arms and legs.

Despite his physical disabilities, the 12-year-old’s mind is as sharp as anyone’s, and yet he couldn’t get a place in school. Yu explains,

I know that my son is physically disabled but there is nothing wrong with his mind. However, I couldn’t find any school here with the facilities to accept him and he was constantly rejected. In fact the only place where I could get a place for him was at the Fengxi Primary School in Fengyi township in Yibin county in Sichuan province — which is a five-mile walk away.

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Persuasive 3-year-old is adult-like yet adorable as he defends trying to sneak cupcakes for dinner

March 11, 2014 | 7 comments

According to Linda Beltran, her young son “must argue and debate everything.”

Here we see him channeling the adults in his life as he defends asking grandma for cupcakes after mom already said no…

Linda, Linda. Listen to me. Linda, honey, listen to me…