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Stranger Things:  How well does the cast know each other?
 
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Stranger Things are happening. Again. The smash Netflix show of the summer, Stranger Things, will be returning for a second season in 2017, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer will return to helm the horror/sci-fi show, which in its first season centered on the disappearance of a young boy in a small town in Indiana in 1983. The new season will take place in 1984, and will consist of nine episodes, up an episode from the first. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/2cdkb9l *************************************************************************** Want even more? Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY?sub_confirmation=1 Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 4010117 USA TODAY
2-year-old and garbage man's special bond is priceless
 
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Do you remember your first friend? Two-year-old Deacon Ross has made his first friend, and it's a pretty special relationship. For more heartwarming stories of triumph, acts of kindness and special relationships subscribe to Humankind: http://bit.ly/1OEcNmC Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 9430910 USA TODAY
See this baby polar bear grow up in under 2 minutes
 
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An adorable time-lapsed video of a baby polar bear shows the stages of her growing up. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful. *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 11770665 USA TODAY
This teacup poodle rides elevators to visit friends
 
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This black teacup poodle named Nala is making everyone smile at a nursing home in Minnesota. She scurries from room to room, even riding the elevator by herself, to see her friends. For more heartwarming stories of triumph, acts of kindness and special relationships subscribe to Humankind: http://bit.ly/1OEcNmC Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 7489224 USA TODAY
Boys' reaction to bullying will melt your heart
 
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After a group of 5th grade boys noticed a classmate with a learning disability getting teased, they banded together and made him a part of their gang. ************************************* All the students at Franklin Elementary in Mankato, Minn. start every day with the Pledge of Allegiance. But the "justice for all" part belongs to five fifth-grade boys. "Why pick on someone," Jack Pemble begins to ask, as Jake Burgess finishes his question, "who has special needs?" They're talking about James Willmert, a fifth-grader from another classroom, with a learning disability. Which, it turns out, can get a guy teased. READ MORE: http://usat.ly/1FJhnYe ********************************** Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Get Humankind in your inbox: https://usat.ly/2GxQTBp Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt
Views: 16474333 USA TODAY
Teen receives scholarship after act of kindness goes viral
 
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A moment captured in a picture also captured the attention of thousands on social media. A teen working at Waffle House is now being rewarded with a big surprise.
Views: 2425225 USA TODAY
Losing wrestler's sportsmanship wows crowd
 
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After a high school wrestler lost the state title, his kind gesture toward his opponent shocked the crowd. For more Inspiring stories like this one click here: http://usat.ly/1o0tsCQ Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 9149145 USA TODAY
Judge allows kid to choose dad’s punishment
 
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Judge Frank Caprio has sat on the bench in Rhode Island’s Providence Municipal Court since 1985. His rulings are compassionate and kind, and he regularly offers valuable advice. Read more about this story here: https://usat.ly/2t9QxZE. ********************************** Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Get Humankind in your inbox: https://usat.ly/2GxQTBp Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt
Views: 13665233 USA TODAY
Little girl's most hilarious moments go viral
 
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Here are the funniest 6-second-moments of this little girl’s life to date. We can't stop laughing. Video Courtesy Katie Ryan.
Views: 1245165 USA TODAY
Mom texts dead son to cope with grief, gets text back
 
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Taylor Thyfault was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015. Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief. She never expected a text back. ********************************** Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Get Humankind in your inbox: https://usat.ly/2GxQTBp Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt ************************************************************ As a teenager, Taylor Thyfault was exceptional. His ambition and passion led him to make a list of 25 future goals when he was in high school. Those goals were: -Join the Army and be the best that I can be -Go bungee jumping -Get married -Start a family -Buy an English Bull Dog and name him Diesel -Swim with sharks -Visit Hawaii -Visit the tribe I am from (Saquangue Lakota Oyate) -Save a life -Coach a Lacrosse team -Graduate high school -Get a masters part time in the military -Get a job -Buy my own truck -Wrestle an alligator -Meet the 'Jackass' crew -Buy my Quad -Play football for a minor league -Go cliff diving -Volunteer in the community -Go to Alaska -Be there for all of the people that have been there for me -Never be arrested -Go to Oktoberfest in Germany -Be the best man, husband, son, soldier, and friend as ... possible As apparent, Thyfault didn't dream about becoming rich or buying a mansion. Thyfault's mom, Carole Adler, knew about those dreams, and she knew he was capable of accomplishing them. They were extremely close. For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1X3IsmF
Views: 16270969 USA TODAY
Why are Kenyans so good at distance running?
 
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In the last two Olympics Kenyan runners have won 25 distance running medals. Find out why. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://www.usatoday.com/ *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY Sports YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1M7fCWT Like USA TODAY Sports on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatodaysports Follow USA TODAY Sports on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAYsports Follow USA TODAY Sports on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usatodaysports/
Views: 833108 USA TODAY
Boy gets surprise after no one came for his birthday
 
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A group of Arkansas State Troopers went above and beyond for a 10-year-old boy after no one showed up for his birthday party. *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Want even more heartwarming stories?! Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow Humankind on Twitter: https://twitter.com/humankindvideos Follow Humankind on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humankindvideos/ *********************************************************************************************************************************************** A group of Arkansas State Troopers went above and beyond for a 10-year-old boy. Toxey turned 10-years-old over the weekend. He sent out invitations to his whole class for his birthday party. Sadly, no one showed up but what happened two days later is something he will never forget. For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1oRMbE0
Views: 5795083 USA TODAY
4-year-old on a bike ride saves family from house fire
 
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A very alert 4-year-old girl in Boise, Idaho saw smoke coming from a house in her neighborhood. She told her dad, and he was able to alert the family inside before it was too late. For more heartwarming videos like this, visit Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN
Views: 4278052 USA TODAY
Construction workers send get well message to toddler
 
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When construction workers outside of a hospital noticed they had little admirers waving at them from windows, they got together to send a special message. But one little girl in particular caught their attention. For more on this story: http://usat.ly/1Uoa52Z For more heartwarming stories of triumph, acts of kindness and special relationships subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://www.usatoday.com/ Want even more from USA TODAY?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 6757408 USA TODAY
Toddler's dog isn't only a playmate, he's a life saver
 
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In 2012, we met a little girl named Alida and her dog Mr. Gibbs. He was more than just her playmate though, he was also looking after her. Watch the video to learn how Mr. Gibbs helped Alida be the playful toddler she was meant to be. For more heartwarming stories of triumph, acts of kindness and special relationships subscribe to Humankind: http://bit.ly/1OEcNmC Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 2509047 USA TODAY
Watch service dog calm war vet's PTSD reaction
 
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Erick Scott knows first-hand what it's like to suffer from PTSD. He was paired with a special service dog to help him combat his anxiety. He was amazed to see how his dog, Gumbo, reacted when he became agitated. ********************************** Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Get Humankind in your inbox: https://usat.ly/2GxQTBp Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt
Views: 12192079 USA TODAY
Toddler ignores military rules, runs to mom, becomes viral sensation!
 
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A 3-year-old boy could not wait for his mom to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard. As soon as he saw her, he ran over while she was still in line waiting to be dismissed. ********************************** Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Get Humankind in your inbox: https://usat.ly/2GxQTBp Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt
Views: 25110129 USA TODAY
Mom: 'We are broken' after loss of septuplets
 
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A former Carolina Panthers player and his wife open up about the loss of their septuplets and how they are still hopeful for the future.
Views: 5245644 USA TODAY
This little boy's best friend is a mailman
 
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In matching outfits, four-year-old Carter and his buddy 'Postman Mike' go around the neighborhood delivering mail.
Views: 480972 USA TODAY
What Dakota Johnson tells friends before they see '50 Shades'
 
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A fully bearded Jamie Dornan stretches out a leg on top of a journalist’s knee. “Do you mind if I put my feet up?” he grins, as Dakota Johnson laughs next to him. Fifty Shades Darker (in theaters Thursday), the new sequel based on the best-selling BDSM romance series by E.L. James, finds the sexually dominant billionaire Christian Grey (Dornan) beginning to compromise with an increasingly independent Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). But sit with the movie's stars and one thing is clear: These two are in their sophomore year of Fifty Shades of Grey, and things are different. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/2ll5ysb *************************************************************************** Want even more? Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY?sub_confirmation=1 Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 1294738 USA TODAY
Son tells mom he's gay, she reacts in the best way
 
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Matthew Christian recorded the moment he came out to his mom, Robin. Her reaction is heartwarming. You can read more about this story here: https://usat.ly/2tiJ6Ea. Check out more Humankind stories: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2sJl2XP Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1YqcbBt
Views: 5184259 USA TODAY
Boy thinks dad forgot his birthday, gets major surprise
 
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12-year-old Braheim Fowler thought his dad forgot about his birthday and sulks in the car on the way to his baseball game. His spirits are soon lifted after Dad tells him to take a look at what's waiting for him the trunk. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/29VE5Ie *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Want even more heartwarming stories?! Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow Humankind on Twitter: https://twitter.com/humankindvideos Follow Humankind on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humankindvideos/
Views: 11448648 USA TODAY
Keith Richards' secret to a long marriage is...
 
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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards dishes on his secret to a successful marriage, upcoming new music and his new children's book.
Views: 264783 USA TODAY
Teen born deaf now hears with her brain
 
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Thanks to special technology, 14-year-old Maggie Gleason can now hear. But the really remarkable thing is that she's hearing with her brain, not her ears.
Views: 2148638 USA TODAY
Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot talk about the 'burbs
 
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"Keeping up with the Jonses" stars Jon Hamm and Gal Galdot tell USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell about going undercover, fave chain restaurants and small towns.
Views: 290479 USA TODAY
Kids skip recess to create this for a little girl who can't walk
 
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Two sixth-grade girls sacrificed their playtime and energy to revamp a toy car so that a four-year-old with cerebral palsy could be independently mobile. *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Want even more heartwarming stories?! Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow Humankind on Twitter: https://twitter.com/humankindvideos Follow Humankind on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humankindvideos/ *********************************************************************************************************************************************** Richland County, SC (WLTX) - A special needs child has a new way to get around thanks to two sixth graders and their teacher. Four-year-old Tiahnah Taylor has cerebral palsy, which is a disorder that prevents her from walking. CrossRoads Intermediate teacher Dr. Chris Craft and his students Maria McClive and Michelle Kim were connected to Tiahnah by District Five specialists and wanted to help. “We made Tiahnah a car for her to drive instead of a wheelchair to get around, because she has cerebral palsy,” McClive said. They got to know Tiahnah and revamped an old toy car by decorating it and adding controls that will allow Tiahnah to move around all by herself. “People will be staring at her because they feel jealous that she has this awesome car,” Kim said enthusiastically. Tiahnah’s mom, Takeira Powell said this will help her daughter learn how to be independent and is also a fun way for Tiahnah to do therapy. For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1X83iwJ
Views: 796427 USA TODAY
Kindergarten teacher sends student note nearly 30 years later
 
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Most of us will never forget our first kindergarten teacher. And sometimes... they remember us too. "When I first saw him, I could hardly believe it," said Lorly Schik about a little boy who walked into her classroom nearly 30 years ago, a boy who was grown up when she turned on KARE 11 Sunrise last spring and recognized him. "I can still picture him as a small dark-haired child in his K-desk!" Read more of the story here: http://usat.ly/1XHxvVI For more stories like these, follow Humankind on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1SJzl8z or YouTube http://bit.ly/1XHFGBo
Views: 6201130 USA TODAY
Mom comes face-to-face with her son’s killer in court
 
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This mom came face to face with the teen who murdered her son. Courtroom veterans had never seen a response like hers.
Views: 14237575 USA TODAY
'Ocean's 8' stars share their childhood heists
 
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Before they were stars of heist movie 'Ocean's 8', Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were running their own childhood heists.
Views: 55050 USA TODAY
Chick-fil-A cashier, deaf customer share special moment
 
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Cynthia Walker isn't used to doing things on her own. But when she walked into a North Carolina Chick-fil-A and ordered herself a meal by signing her order, it became the first time she was able to do it on her own without feeling uncomfortable. ************************************************************ Want even more heartwarming stories?! Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids Follow Humankind on Twitter: https://twitter.com/humankindvideos Follow Humankind on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humankindvideos/ ************************************************************ On Wednesday at the Fayetteville, North Carolina Chick-Fil-A, high school senior Taylor Anez was working at the cash register when Cynthia and her mother arrived. Cynthia is deaf and suffers from other medical conditions that make it difficult for her to do many things on her own. She was able to place her order with Taylor, who knows sign language. It wasn't the first time Taylor has signed with customers. A post on the local Chick-fil-A's Facebook page from a happy customer sings Taylor's praises for what he witnessed at the restaurant. For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1XshHUO
Views: 8438875 USA TODAY
Army dog races into arms of soldier after 3 years apart
 
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It was a reunion three years in the making for Army Specialist Vance McFarland. Thanks to help from Mission K9 Rescue, McFarland and his former Tactical Explosive Detection Dog were reunited for good.
Views: 8545780 USA TODAY
What ACTUALLY happens when Maroon 5 crashes your wedding
 
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In the music video for Sugar, Adam Levine says he and his band surprised newlyweds with a performance at their wedding reception. How did the party-crashing really go? Wedding photographer Eric Parsons tells us what it was really like. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 9994734 USA TODAY
Dwayne Johnson's 'Herculean' meal plan
 
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'Hercules' star Dwayne Johnson shows USA TODAY's Bryan Alexander the 7 meals he consumed daily to prepare for the role and make it through filming. Check out more stories about your favorite celebrities here: http://www.usatoday.com/life/ Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 6422228 USA TODAY
What happened when Vin Diesel dropped by to see Denzel Washington editing 'Fences'
 
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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis tell USA TODAY's Bryan Alexander about the making of "Fences" the adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Views: 2018340 USA TODAY
After 37 years, trooper makes emotional final radio call
 
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Trooper Mark Gilberg started his job with the Arizona Department of Public Safety on March 11, 1981. 37 years later, he signs off one last time. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://www.usatoday.com/ Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY
Views: 4316161 USA TODAY
Why parents are banned from Itzhak Perlman's school
 
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Violinist Itzhak Perlman tells us about working with prodigies
Views: 47854 USA TODAY
Dog reunites with family after missing for 2 years
 
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A Georgia couple whose dog had been missing for two years is reunited with their best friend right before Thanksgiving. Kelly Thomas and Ted Kupferman live in a monument to Christmas, but this year, they will cherish Thanksgiving. "These are the times we think of people who can't be with us … or animals that can't be with us," Kupferman said. Years ago, the couple rescued their dog named Bear. Two years ago, Bear ran away. Ted said he ran away after being scared in a car accident. "I rear-ended somebody and the accident startled Bear, and he ran across 120 and into the woods," he said. "I spent 12 hours that day searching his name, combing the area, finding absolutely nothing and that's how I lost him" They knew they would find him someday but they didn't know how. Meanwhile, two ladies who live in Marietta were trying to catch a dog that had taken up residence in an auto parts yard. They could see his paw prints and would feed him two times a day but for a year, they could never catch him. This past Sunday, with help from several rescue groups, they rescued Bear. Then, they found a microchip listing his owners. A day later, the family reunited. "I'm still crying over it … This was not just a dog … this was my best friend; this was my child," Kupferman said. Now Bear is home. Home for Christmas. Home to make every holiday ever more special. ******************************************************************** Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 3291077 USA TODAY
Stormtrooper tries out for police force
 
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The force is not with a 'Star Wars' stormtrooper in this Fort Worth Police Department recruiting video.
Views: 991575 USA TODAY
Jail guard expresses gratitude to inmates who saved his life
 
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When Gary Grimm had a massive heart attack, the inmates he was guarding broke out of their holding cell to help him. His eyes still well up each time he thinks about it.
Views: 401355 USA TODAY
What janitor does for his employees will inspire you
 
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After moving to America from the African nation of Togo, this man got a job as a janitor but spoke no English. Fifteen years later, he encourages his immigrant employees to learn the language and get a college education like he did.
Views: 725239 USA TODAY
See why boy's story brings anchor to tears
 
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Fourteen-year-old Ke'onte is full of life and laughter - largely because of his parents and partially because of WFAA anchor Gloria Campos. For more heartwarming stories of triumph, acts of kindness and special relationships subscribe to Humankind: http://bit.ly/1OEcNmC Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at usatoday.com Want even more?! Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 4677909 USA TODAY
Doc surprises teen transplant recipient 15 years later
 
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A Texas surgeon surprised a teen transplant recipient he helped save 15 years earlier when she was just an infant. ************************************************************ Want even more heartwarming stories?! Subscribe to Humankind's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1IrNzUN Like Humankind on Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbhkvids ************************************************************ WFAA - TEMPLE, Texas – Fellow freshmen in first period see her every day, but no one in Ashli Taylor's theater arts class knows what happened. "Not to be rude, but kids these days... not a lot of them are grateful for what they have," said Taylor, 15. Not long after she was born in November 2000, doctors diagnosed her with a congenital birth defect that caused cirrhosis of the liver. As an infant, she needed a transplant to survive, and that organ came from her own mother. "Not a lot of people — or my teachers — even know what happened," Taylor said. So in September, she opened up about it in a creative writing assignment. Taylor typed a page-and-a-half letter to a surgeon at Baylor who helped save her life. "This is like the most amazing letter," said Dr. Robert Goldstein to Taylor's mom outside the teen's classroom at Temple High School. "She is incredible to have sat down and done that." Goldstein performed the operation that removed part of the liver from Taylor's mother. He drove two hours south from Dallas to Temple Monday morning to surprise the young recipient he had never met. "Ashli?" he asked as he walked in with a small arrangement of flowers in his hands. "Guess who? Your mom's surgeon. You wrote me a letter, Dr. Goldstein." Neither knew what the other looked like, but their eyes locked within seconds. "Look at you!" said Dr. Goldstein, dressed in Navy scrubs and his hair in a ponytail. Taylor wiped away tears. "I almost started crying when I saw Ashli," he said. A young liver recipient from Temple wanted to share her appreciation with the Dallas doctor who saved her life 15 years ago. "Kids that go through the same thing... they don't always make it," Taylor said. "And me being able to make it, I'm just really grateful for those who helped me." "She moved me to the point where I wanted to give back," Goldstein said. "I wanted her to realize her words had a real lasting impression," In the days after the September 11 terror attacks in 2001, a donor liver become available in another state, but Taylor missed that opportunity since aircraft were grounded. However, her mom stepped to donate part of her own liver. "[Doctors] don't get a lot of 'thank-yous,'" Taylor said. "They need to know people appreciate their work." Without that transplant, Taylor had only a matter of months to live. On Sunday, she turned 15. "So, I got my letter," said Dr. Goldstein as he folded the original two pages into a square that he slid in his back pocket. " I'm going to keep it." The young woman understood the meaning of life long before she entered the classroom. A lesson learned from her letter is the impact words can carry. For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1QRP17L
Views: 254678 USA TODAY
Why this guy picks up his girlfriend from school in a themed car each day
 
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For the past few weeks, Zach Doell has picked up his girlfriend from school each day in a new embarrassing and entertaining way.
Views: 2075791 USA TODAY
Passengers help soldier pull off surprise airport proposal
 
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A soldier's homecoming celebration at the airport turns in to a surprise for his girlfriend.
Views: 420027 USA TODAY
Father lunges at his daughter's killer in court
 
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Only minutes after serial killer Michael Madison was sentenced to death in a Cleveland courtroom, the father of one of his three victims lunged across a table and tried to grab the smirking defendant while deputies jumped in and pulled him off. The father, Van Terry, whose 18-year-old daughter, Shirellda, was killed in 2013, was speaking at a podium at the front of the courtroom at the sentencing hearing Thursday, saying, "I guess we are supposed to find it in our hearts to forgive this clown .... who's touched our families... who's taken my child," WKYC-TV reports. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/1ZlaGWW *************************************************************************** Want even more? Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY?sub_confirmation=1 Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 1271929 USA TODAY
Two-legged dog was to be euthanized but this happened
 
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Deuce the puppy is missing his front legs, but he doesn't let that stop him from playtime. He found some friends to roll around and play with as he waited to go to his new home.
Views: 155175 USA TODAY
NSFW: Tennis match is interrupted by sex noise
 
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No, that's not coming from a phone! Watch as a tennis match gets interrupted by sex from across the lake! You are going to want to watch this with the audio on (or maybe not). Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story USATODAY.COM *************************************************************************** Want even more? Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY?sub_confirmation=1 Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 316192 USA TODAY
Secret Life of Muslims: Sebastian Robins and Mona Haydar
 
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This couple devised a plan to combat the Islamophobia backlash in their community by offering free coffee and donuts. This is from a series of short films called The Secret Life of Muslims, created by filmmaker Joshua Seftel.
Views: 152135 USA TODAY
Adults shocked by what teens did while they were asleep
 
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Six teenagers 'paid it forward' by shoveling their neighbors' driveways of freshly fallen snow early on a Sunday morning. When the homeowners woke up they were so surprised they didn't know what to think.
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