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He Lost Both His Parents…But This Little Boy Didn’t Let Grief Get The Best Of Him

When Jaden Hayes was just four, his dad passed away. He was heartbroken, but it wasn’t until he was six that things truly took a turn for the worse. His mom died in her sleep.

But instead of letting his grief overwhelm him, the little boy, who is clearly far wiser than his six years, decided to do something about all the sadness around him. He started giving away toys with one hope in mind — to make people smile!

He’s about to make you smile, too.

This little guy is inspiring and his message is so important. No matter how bad life can get or how down in the dumps you are, you can’t forget about all the good that you can do and that surrounds you!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/spreading-smiles/

Animal Rescuers Were Shocked When This Stray Dog Walked Up To Them

Our friends at Animal Aid Unlimited have seen just about everything when it comes to stray dogs in desperate need of help — but when this pup, suffering from a life-threatening abscess on his face, ran right up to them during his rescue, they were shocked. His face was so swollen it was about twice the size it normally should be!

After seeing the state the poor dog was in when they first discovered him, you’ll hardly believe that it’s the same pooch at the end.

This sweetheart would have perished if it weren’t for these kind people rushing in and saving him.

If you’d like to help make more amazing rescues like this one possible, please consider donating to Animal Aid Unlimited here. Every dollar helps!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/swollen-dog/

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better.

While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it.

For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your perspective on global travel.

Meet the Pilot. It’s a tiny, in-ear device that translates English, Spanish, French, and Italian in real time.

Developers from Waverly Labs hope to bridge cultural gaps by providing people with a program that’s easy to use while still being culturally respectful. They want to help us live life without borders.

Andrew Ochoa ideated the program when he met a French woman and immediately felt communicative distance between them.

The Pilot instantly translates conversations so that people who speak two different languages can talk without the clumsiness that typically comes along with such encounters.

All you have to do is give Pilot earbuds to both people involved and start chatting!

Best of all, the device and associated app work offline, so you won’t rack up roaming charges while using it abroad. Many compare the program to the Babel Fish from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

According to the story, “If you stick [a Babel Fish] in your ear, you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.” The birth of this technology brings science-fiction to life.

It will only translate four languages upon release, but more will be added in the future with a focus on East Asian, African, Arabic, and Slavic languages. To learn more about the project, check this out!

(via Bored Panda)

The Pilot program will be released next fall, and each unit will retail for $129. If you’d like to preorder your own device so you can hit the ground running on your next European adventure, you can do so here.

Buon viaggio a tutti!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/in-ear-translator/

If You’ve Ever Wondered What Heaven Would Be Like, I Bet This Is Pretty Spot-On

One’s heart can only take so much cuteness before it basically just explodes from overload. That’s just science, folks.

If you don’t believe me, you’re in for a real treat.

Dog lovers have probably had dreams like the video you’re about to see, but this lucky man got to live this heaven-like scenario in real life. Get ready to be seriously jealous…

Can we all just agree that golden retrievers are the best? Great. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch that video on repeat.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/swimming-with-golden-retrievers/

91-Year-Old Woman Died Protecting Her Cat From A Tornado, And The Cat Survived

John has been a fireman for 34 years. Over the past few decades, he’s seen plenty of destruction, but what he saw after a tornado blew through this neighborhood really broke his heart.

While going through some rubble, he came across the body of a 91-year-old woman whose house had been flattened by the tornado. What shocked him most, however, was what he found in her arms. It was her pet cat, and it was still alive. This woman lost her life protecting her best friend.

That’s so sad. If you don’t believe that pets are like family, you’re clearly mistaken. This woman made the ultimate sacrifice for her companion.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-tornado/

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.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/thank-you-project/

They Left A Giant Box In The Living Room, And When Mom Opened It, She Screamed

Surprise military homecomings are always emotional, but what makes this video of a son surprising his mother on her birthday especially emotional is that he just found out his mom had been diagnosed with cancer.

After getting the terrible news, the young man serving in the Army National Guard hurried back home just in time for Mom’s birthday. Something tells me that this was her best birthday ever.

What a precious family moment. That smile on her face says it all.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/birthday-soldier/

With A Few Simple Steps, You Can Make A Glue Sun Catcher With Your Kids In A Flash

Next time you’re sitting at home with your kids looking for something to do, think of this DIY video! The super-quick art project just requires some glue, a plastic container lid, food coloring, a paintbrush, and a ribbon.

In just minutes, your kids can make adorably easy and awesomely groovy sun catchers. Check it out below.

Your kids will love that they can each have their own unique piece. Our suggestion? Put this project in your back pocket for a rainy day when you can’t send the kids outside to play. It’s the perfect distraction!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/glue-sun-catcher/

He Was Stuck In A Pipe For Over A Day, But No One Would Give Up On This Kitten

When customers outside a retail store began to hear cries from a nearby storm drain, they raced over to see what was the matter. To their disbelief, they quickly learned that a small kitten was stuck deep below the surface in a PVC pipe no bigger than eight inches. They did everything they could to save him, but it just wasn’t enough — they simply didn’t have the right tools.

But that’s not where the story ended…

Though he was cold and wet after the rescue, little Piper sure is lucky to be alive. Thanks to a crew of dedicated animal lovers in California, he can finally rest safe and sound!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitten-storm-drain/

This Dog Thanks A Woman For Stopping To Help Him Get Some Water

I don’t understand people who abuse animals.

I can’t comprehend why someone would want to terrorize a poor creature that just wants love and care. All you have to do is offer up a tiny bit of respect and that animal will forever be grateful.

If this sounds a little far-fetched, below is an incredible example of this.

When a young woman saw a distressed dog on the street who’d clearly been neglected or abused, she approached the pup…

This made my heart swell.

All she had to do was show the dog some kindness and he thanked her in a beautiful way.

We can all stand to be a bit kinder to those around us — including our furry friends.

Share this if it touched your heart.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/helping-hand/