Nurse grants dying mother’s wish…to adopt her son after she’s gone

Sep 19, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

When single mother Tricia Somers received a diagnosis of terminal liver cancer last spring, her first thought was to wonder who would take care of Wesley, her eight-year-old son. She has no family to speak of, and she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her son alone after she passes away.

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But on the day that Somers was discharged from the hospital, destiny intervened in the form of her favorite nurse, Tricia Seaman. Somers told WHTM-TV

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3-year-old makes his military mom disobey orders. They hadn’t hugged in 9 months…

Sep 18, 2014 By Abraham 13

3-year-old Cooper Waldvogel defied his mother’s sergeant and won everybody’s heart on Tuesday.

His mom has been serving in Afghanistan for the last 9 months, but her company came home earlier this week. Friends and family gathered in an auditorium to meet the returning National Guard.

The company’s sergeant instructed them to stand in formation until dismissed instead of immediately greeting their loved ones.

But Cooper didn’t care one bit about this order…

Waldvogel Homecoming

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Since the original video was shared on Facebook, it has almost 100,000 likes. You’ll see why…

Dad’s never-ending prank on his teen daughter makes it Halloween all year long

Sep 9, 2014 By Megan Berman 4

When Carly Harris’ father bought a Halloween skeleton at Costco a few years ago, she didn’t give it a second thought…until it started showing up around the house last summer.

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She explains

My dad is really into Halloween and decorating our house with scary spiderwebs and bats and so on…and somehow over time, he thought it would be a good idea to hide it around the house to scare me.

Carly is decidedly not into it.

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Mom turns toddler’s ink sketches into fantastic watercolor paintings

Sep 8, 2014 By Joey White 0

Artist Ruth Oosterman spends hours drawing with her 2-year-old daughter Eve, who uses a black ink pen to create her imaginative works of art…

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When going through Eve’s sketches one day, Ruth realized the drawings could create a foundation for watercolor paintings that Ruth would never have dreamed of on her own. She tells Bored Panda,

I try to work quickly and let imagination and play take root into the painting rather than taking it too seriously, this way I can encourage Eve’s contribution without making it too “grownup.”

These are a few of their collaborations so far…

The Red Boat

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NFL team shows compassion and class, cuts player but helps save his daughter’s life

Sep 8, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

When defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still found out in June that his 4-year old daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage-4 pediatric cancer, football was suddenly the last thing on his mind.

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When he had to leave practice and commute between his Delaware home and his daughter’s treatment facility in Philadelphia, his performance suffered. So a week ago, just before the season was to start, he got some discouraging news: Despite having played for the last two years, he didn’t make the final 53-man roster this season.

But it wasn’t all bad news…

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This mechanic saved a baby’s life with an app he just downloaded

Sep 5, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Saving someone’s life? There’s an app for that. Thank goodness Washington auto mechanic Jeff Olson — who moonlights as a volunteer EMT — had it on his phone!

When a store clerk noticed that a 10-month old baby had stopped breathing, she began performing rescue breathing. Jeff Olson, who was working on a car a few blocks away, heard his phone ring.

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