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This Guy Sold a VHS Player on eBay and Then Got a Very Unexpected Letter

Earlier this year a person sold their VHS player on eBay and received a very unexpected letter in the mailbox shortly after the sale. It was from the 86-year-old buyer and this happened to be his first purchase on the online marketplace. It put a big smile on my face and I hope it does for you too. Bless this man! [h/t effectivepep on reddit] Hi ___________,   I found many old VHS tapes recently and wanted to see what is on them and realized I had no player. So…

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Worlds Smallest Boy (Born 268g/9.45oz) Gets Discharged From Hospital

© Reuters The world’s smallest-known baby boy to be born and survive was just discharged from the hospital after spending 5 months in neonatal intensive care. Born in Tokyo, Japan 16 weeks early last August, the baby boy weighed just 268 grams (9.45 ounces) at birth. According to The Telegraph: Doctors performed an emergency caesarean section at 24 weeks when he failed to grow during the pregnancy and experts feared his life was in danger. Now weighing 3.2 kg (7.05 pounds), the amazing little baby was sent home from the…

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This Dog Reacting to That Scene from the Lion King is Giving Me All the Feels

Amazing to see this pit bull terrier puppy instinctively (seemingly?) know something of importance is happening on-screen. As the owner describes on YouTube: “So Hannah and I were watching the Lion King while Luna played wildly with her toys. But right as Mufasa falls to his death, she stops and turns to the TV to watch. To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad….We don’t deserve dogs. 💚 4 months old…

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Elephants Salute People Who Rescued Their Baby Elephant From a Ditch

Wildlife officials in Kerala, India, rescued a baby elephant that fell into a ditch and got trapped. Watch as the family of wild elephants nervously waits on the other side of the river while locals use a backhoe to try to free the baby. When the family is once again reunited, two of the elephants raise their trunks to the crowd in a gesture many are interpreting as a ‘thank you’. The elephants repeat the gesture for a second time, and receive an ovation from the touched crowd. Read more:…

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This Volunteer Comes in Daily to Brush Cats and then Takes a Snooze

An amazing volunteer named Terry has gone viral after the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary shared on Facebook the following message along with some priceless pics: We are so lucky to have a human like Terry. Terry just came along one day and introduced himself. He said he’d like to brush cats. Eventually it became everyday. He brushes all of the cats, and can tell you about all of their likes and dislikes. He also accidentally falls asleep most days. We don’t mind – Cats need this! Terry is a wonderful…

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Artist Gives Kids Temporary Tats to Try to Make Hospital Life More Fun

For the last few years, New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd has been dropping by the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland to give kids temporary tattoos to try to lift their spirits and make hospital life more fun. Lloyd uses an airbrush gun and non-toxic ink to apply the temporary tats. He and his team have done hundreds over the years and the ink can be washed off in the shower. To see more artwork by Lloyd check out his Facebook page. Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork…

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Woman Rescues Wingless Queen Bee; Builds Her a Tiny Garden to Live Out Final Days

Last Spring, Fiona Presly was gardening outside her home in Scotland when she noticed a queen bumblebee at her feet. She quickly sensed that something wasn’t right as the bee seemed shaky and disoriented. Afraid she might get stepped on, Fiona bent down and noticed the queen bee had no wings, she tells The Dodo. Photo via Fiona Presly Not sure how else to help, Presly offered the bee some sugar water and set her on some flowers, hoping she’d be able to eventually manage on her own. When she…

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10 Interesting Quotes to Start Your Day

Quotes have a way of provoking thought, summarizing ideas and inspiring action. Below are 10 quotes that gave me pause. Hopefully a couple of them will have the same impact on you! If you enjoy quotes and thoughts like these I highly recommend checking out the subreddits QuotesPorn and GetMotivated! You can also check out our previous quote compilations 🙂 Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/10/10-interesting-quotes-to-start-your-day/

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