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Her Son Was In A Near-Fatal Car Accident, And What She’s Doing Today Is Truly Inspiring

In 2004, Kellie and her husband AJ welcomed their son Eli into the world. They could not have been happier about starting a family. Home videos show the new mom and dad doting over the sweet boy and expressing their excitement to watch him grow up.

But when Eli was just 14 weeks old, the happy family experienced a tragic car accident that took AJ’s life on impact. Eli was also severely injured, and Kellie feared that she would soon lose everything she loved most. She was told that even if he did survive, it was unlikely that her baby would ever be able to walk, talk, or show emotion. Doctors and medical staff worked tirelessly to help him, and after merely a week, Kellie was able to take her son home.

After 10 years, the grateful mom set out on a mission to find every person who helped save her son’s life and thank them. From the pilots who flew Eli to the hospital, to the doctors who performed life-saving surgeries, she was determined to share her gratitude.

As someone who has also lost a loved one in an automobile accident, seeing that 10-year-old’s happy, healthy, smiling face makes my heart burst. It also makes me so happy to know that the people Kellie reached out to were so thankful for her kind words. Each of those dedicated individuals deserves a lifetime of thanks for all their hard work.

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A 3 Year-Old Was Able To Play The Drums With An Orchestra. He Was Epic.

Whatever you were doing as a 3 year-old, we promise it didn’t even compare to this kid’s talent. Little Lyonya Shilovskya, a Russian boy, took the stage recently to play drums alongside an orchestra. He performed Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” accompanied by a full orchestra and spellbound audience. He was a little timid when he first started (after all, he is only 3), suddenly the music within him took hold. By the end, he was even able to perform a few solos. This is one performance you’ll want to watch for yourself.

Lyonya has a big, bright future ahead of him. Not many classical adult musicians could say they put on a performance like this. Share his awesome debut with others by clicking on the button below.

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This Is What Happens When You Have The Dog Take A Family Photo

Humans love taking pictures of their dogs.

Facebook and Instagram wouldn’t be the same without adorable pups cheesing it up for the camera. But what would happen if our four-legged friends were the ones behind the camera for a change? What would a family photo taken by a dog look like?

That’s what this video entitled “PhoDOGrapher” aims to find out with the help of a toy poodle named Otome, a border collie named Selene, and a miniature dachshund named Falcon — and with the help of their families too, of course!

Those dogs are better photographers than me. I can only imagine the happy memories those portraits will provide to the families involved.

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This Beautiful Flash Mob Surprise In A Picturesque Square Will Make You Melt

When Michael sat down for lunch in a cute little square in Helsingborg, Sweden, he had no idea his life was about to change in a huge way.

He was there to go on a date with his girlfriend, but moments after the waiter seated him at a table right in the middle of the square, a flash mob came rolling in. Confused by the whole thing, Michael started taking pictures. As the dancers got down to Bruno Mars’ “Marry You,” it slowly started to dawn on him that everything was going to be different from that moment on.

It all culminated when his girlfriend broke through the mob and got down on one knee.

The best part about proposals like this is that the memories only become more precious as time goes by. We wish nothing but the best for these two lovebirds!

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I Think I Found The Meanest Parents Ever. But I Can’t Stop Laughing At The Video They Took.

For some people… the struggle is real. This little boy was having fun at a pool party when he decided he wanted to eat a cookie. So, naturally, he found himself a little treat and went to eat it. Only then did he realize that he was going to have some trouble because of the floaties he was wearing on his arms. His extremely hilarious (but not so helpful) parents decided to videotape the drama as it went down. I can’t decide if this is the meanest or funniest thing ever.

Yep, it’s confirmed: this is hilarious. Sometimes, we all face struggles. Sometimes, those struggles are REAL. Share in this little guy’s pain by clicking on the Share button below.

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Husband Has The Most Adorable Reaction To His Wife’s Pregnancy News.

This wife wanted to surprise her husband with the good news of a positive pregnancy test, so she decided to be really clever about it.

She set up her camera to catch his reaction, and then asked him to take a look in the oven to see what was there. His response was pretty priceless!

(Source: JFJ Videos)

Props to them. They seem like they’ll be great parents. Little Seabass will be a lucky guy!

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This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You’ll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

Moving children around hospitals is a complicated task. They are hooked up to all kinds of machines, and it’s hard to tell playful little ones to wander around calmly and quietly in a situation that’d be too difficult for most adults to bear.

A man named Roger Leggett took notice of this while his granddaughter was in the hospital fighting a brain tumor. He decided that there had to be a better way to safely transport these kiddos and still help them feel like normal children. Leggett and his son, Chad, started building little red wagons with IV poles in them. Unfortunately, Chad died of a heatstroke shortly after they began the project, and Roger had all but given up on the endeavor because he was heartbroken.

That’s when his colleagues at Lockheed Martin stepped in to lend a helping hand. The wagons have become incredibly popular in children’s hospitals in the Atlanta area, and even around the world!

After losing his son, Roger almost gave up on the wagon project. Fortunately, some kind friends stepped in to help him.

The red wagons have become a hit in children’s hospitals across the country! The kids can’t get enough of them, and they bring so much joy into their lives.

(via NBC News)

Even in the face of tragedy, Roger Leggett found a way to help people in his community. That’s what being a Good Samaritan is all about.

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These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom’s Health

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness.

Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms.

While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother’s struggles.

What they have to say is something we all need to hear.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the video below.

If you want to donate or raise awareness, click here. People like these two sons need and deserve all the help they can get.

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There’s Literally Nothing Better Than A Baby’s Laugh, And This Is Proof

I’m just going to come right out and say it. Burps are gross. However, if I had a baby who laughed this hard at a burp, I’d keep doing it, too!

This baby’s sense of humor needs a little work, but as of right now, there’s nothing funnier than the sound of Dad’s burps. The author of “Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie, wrote, “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”

Sound a little too romanticized? Listen to this sweet baby and see if you change your mind.

With each and every beltch, Dad is rewarded with the most delightful giggle. Mom’s not in the video, but we’re pretty sure she’s laughing right along with all of us!

Read More: These Kids Started Out With The Best Intentions, But Wound Up Failing Miserably

Just adorable! I’ll be keeping this cutie in my happy thoughts for sure.

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