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Via: Movie Twist
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When the Internet uses its powers for good, the results are incredible.

It’s been an difficult year for Angela McElhiney, an understatement to say the least. Her 15 year-old son Nathan committed suicide in October. To remember him, she cherishes a video of Nathan singing “Wayfaring Stranger,” taken one month before his death.

via A Promise to Nathan

However, because the video was taken in a high school gymnasium, the audio quality is poor to say the least, muffled by the audience’s restless noise.

"It was such a bad recording and I just wanted to be able to hear him better," Angela told CNN. "Right now, I feel like it's very therapeutic because I feel like it's the journey he's taking.”

So Angela turned to Internet. After posting the video to Reddit, she asked if anyone could help fix the audio or, at the very least, begin the path to cleaning it up. An hour later, she started getting new mixes with cleaner audio.



via MrKain134

In total, she received about 20 versions of the clip.

"I never expected so much kindness and so many people taking time out of their day," she said. “We can't express our gratitude enough.”

However, as CNN reported:

The first Christmas without Nathan has been hard for McElhiney and her family and this has been a welcome distraction for her. She tried to thank everyone who responded to her post, but fell behind when the number of comments grew into the thousands.


Via: ObesetoBeast
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An previously overweight man who lost 160 pounds and shares his techniques and tips in a series of YouTube videos call "Obese to Beast," has posted a new video opening up about his biggest insecurity.

John Glaude, who used to weigh 360 pounds, removes his clothes for the first time on camera to show his viewers the loose skin that resulted from his dramatic weight loss.

"I really wanted to make this video for everyone that struggles with loose skin, and for everyone who might be worried about loose skin!" he wrote in the comments.

He says in the video that he encourages people trying to lose weight to not let that stop them from going forward.

"My dreams are to be very happy in my skin, and I am."

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A look at Kevin Briggs, and his extraordinary anti-suicide work at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. WARNING: Onion-cutting alert.

Inspiration of The Day: Special Ed Teacher Starts Every Day by Complimenting Each Student
Via: ABC News
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Florida special ed teacher Chris Ulmer starts every class day in a very unique way.

Before any work starts, Ulmer calls each child up to the front of the classroom and compliments them.

"I love having you in my class. I think you're very funny. You're a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you," he says at the start of a video posted on Facebook, which has gotten over 20 million views.

Ulmer runs a Facebook page for his class (with parent's permission) and has been trying to get a book published about his students.

From ABC:

Ulmer's Facebook page, Special Books by Special Kids, was created because he has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get a book published about the kids. "I have 50 rejection letters on my fridge to keep me motivated," he said. The book focuses on the story of each of the kids in his classroom and is collaboratively told by the child, his or her parents, and from Ulmer's perspective as their teacher.

He's had the same kids in his class for three years and said that they've "evolved as a family. We have an understanding that comes with time that you don't naturally have."

Great job, Chris. Keep it up!

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