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Via: KARE 11
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Five boys at a Minnesota elementary school noticed that one student was being picked on for his learning disability and decided to do something about it. They pledged to become his friend and "have his back". His mother told KARE 11 that their friendship has been life changing for him. The boys will be recognized with a spirit award at the end of the school year.

Via: Jim Mickunas
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This is certainly a dance that they will never forget, mainly because there’s hardly any dancing involved.

Jim Mickunas wanted to do something special for his daughter Kandice on her wedding day, so he turned their father/daughter dance into a game of catch.

“My daughter has always found her own path,” he writes in the video’s caption, adding that she played a lot of sports as a kid. “I could not imagine having a traditional father daughter dance with her. That is not what we were or are. So I came up with this.”

The moment starts out as you might expect, with the two on the dance floor and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” playing in the background.

But then her dad stops away as a man hands them both baseball gloves and the music suddenly changes to John Fogerty’s “Centerfield.”

And with that move Jim becomes MVP and father of the year.

He also eventually subs in his new son-in-law.

“I had no idea he had it planned,” Kandice said. “Made me tear up when he handed the glove to my husband.”

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Via: autumnandbarrett
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From the Beardlsey family:

A lot of people have asked how we got our kids to do it. I don't really know why they do it, they just do. Like I said, the show is part of our family, and has taught us that family is the most important thing (unless of course you mean of the things we eat, in which case it's breakfast).

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