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Brenda Schmitz, mother of four, succumbed to ovarian cancer two years ago. As a request to Des Moines, Iowa's Star 102.5 "Christmas Wish" program, she wanted her husband to receive one final gift after her passing. And boy did he ever. Bring a tissue, folks.

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Congratulations, anonymous do-gooder, you are officially the Totally Rad Dude of the day. Check out this video report for more:


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Comedian Laurie Kilmartin Takes to Twitter to Deal With her Father's Declining Health in a Beautiful, Hilarious Way

LA comedian (after reading this, you can add "wonderful human being") Laurie Kilmartin's father is in the final stages of an aggressive lung cancer. She's taking to twitter to write about her experiences in the only way she knows how. What happens is something equal parts darkly comedic and absolutely loving. Check out some choice selections here:

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You read that right. A person, or perhaps a group of people, going by the name tipsforjesus gave out these ludicrous sums to ordinary servers. Who could possibly leave this kind of money?

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Spaceship 2 had a successful test flight! Woo! And, it's on schedule for its space flight later this year! Now that's human accomplishment at its finest.