After Being Paralyzed for 11 Days, a Girl Surprises Her Favorite Nurse With Some Good News

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From the Youtube description:

Our daughter, Bailey, had complete paralysis from the waist down for 11 days with no explanation as to why. This video is of one of her favorite nurses coming onto her shift and not knowing that Bailey had started walking this day.

Ready Your Heart for Warm Feels: This Little Boy Couldn't be More Excited to be a Married Jedi

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Seven year old Padawan Colin Gilpatrick wrote a letter to George Lucas after discovering that Jedi could not get married:



Lucasfilm responded with a grab bag of goodies and an a-okay for Colin to wed.  



It's too cute, I can't handle it!




Colin's got a few good years to train in the force before setttling down, but it's nice to know he's got the official Lucasfilm blessing when the time comes.  



Ad of the Day: These Digital Skeletons Will Give You The Feels

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Never before has a bunch of skeletons been so heartwarming.

A new ad from the Ad Council shows people of all different ages, genders, races, sexualities, ethnicities, disabilities and religions coming together behind a digital screen.

The viewers only see their skeletons at first kissing, dancing and hugging with Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” playing in the background, until the real people step out to reveal themselves.

The spot is part of their “Love Has No Labels” campaign, and it already has over 1.5 million views since it was released on Tuesday. It was shot on Valentine’s Day of this year.

From the Ad Council:

Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues.

You will cry. So be prepared.

Ad of the Day: Mop Dog Finds a Friend in New Dr. Pepper Commercial

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Never before has a soda commercial made you feel so many things all at once.

In this new ad for Dr. Pepper, a lonely stray mop dog is wandering the streets looking for a friend.

He finds one in a compassionate delivery truck driver, but will he keep him?

You’ll have to watch to find out.

In Honor of Veteran's Day, Listen to These Powerful Stories From Those in the Armed Services

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StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.



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