Bride Thinks It’s Time To Say Vows. Suddenly Groom Turns And Tells Her To Look Up At Balcony.

Wedding season is upon us, and I know that I’m ready to make all my appearances with a total of five weddings lined up between now and the end of the summer. I love getting dressed up and spending a day with family and friends, being a part of the bride and groom’s big day. Weddings are all about celebrating love and the union of two people, and it’s a beautiful moment.

Speaking of beautiful moments, the moment in the video below is something that the bride will cherish forever because this gesture is a thoughtful gift from her new husband.

Liz is a dance and musical theatre teacher at Jaykays Dance Company in the UK. She is so close to all her students, so when Miss. Liz got engaged to Ollie, it was obvious that her class would be thrilled! Although the students weren’t invited to the wedding, we’re sure that they were extremely happy to know that their teacher was marrying the love of her life.

The clip starts with both Liz and Ollie standing at the altar ready to say their vows. As the camera closes in on the couple, both of them turn around and Ollie points to the balcony of the church; Liz is instantly in tears.

The scene switches to the balcony, and there you have Liz’s entire class singing “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. Ollie came together with JayKays and organized this surprise for his blushing new bride to see her happy at the sight of some of her favorite people. We’re sure that the kids were honored to sing at their teacher’s wedding.

Watch the complete surprise unfold below and make sure to grab a tissue; this one is special.

Grandma Hears Doorbell Ring. The Moment She Opens The Door, She Starts Screaming.

There’s a lot of exciting things in the world that bring us joy. Whether it be the weather, laughter, friends, or anything else, but to some of us, it’s family. If you’re fortunate enough to have a family that loves you unconditionally and makes a great support system, then you must be full of joy.

In the video down below, that’s clearly what family brings to this women — utter joy. The video begins with a little girl in view. Her name is Kylie, and she’s 3-years-old. Kylie and her family live in New Jersey, but in the video, they’re in Coral Springs, Florida.

Her mother is the one recording this footage, and she whispers to her daughter “Go, ring! Go, ring the doorbell!” They seem to be standing in front of a home. Kylie walks up to the door and rings the bell.

What happens next makes you laugh instantly, at least we did. The women inside, her Grandma, hears the doorbell and the moment she peeks through the curtain of the glass windows on the door, she screams. I mean, she screams. She doesn’t just scream and open the door, while she’s inside, in disbelief that her granddaughter just rang the doorbell, she’s clearly running around in her home, and you can hear her screaming inside! She’s screaming, “Oh my god” over and over again, and it’s hilarious!

Eventually, she goes outside, still screaming, and she carries her granddaughter. Now, why the sudden surprise? Well, this woman was surprised by her daughter and her family on her birthday!

Grandma asks her granddaughter, “Are you my birthday present?” She wasn’t expecting to see them at all based on her reaction. It was a complete surprise.

If you would like to watch the video of gran screaming at the top of her lungs at the sight of her family, give it a watch down below!

Retired Man Loses $100 And Can’t Buy Groceries, Then He Gets Phone Call From A Little Boy

Losing money – physically misplacing it in this big ol’ open world – is not a good feeling. When you reach into your pocket or open your wallet and realize you didn’t spend it because it’s actually fallen out, your heart suddenly turns heavy, or your stomach jumps into your throat. And when you’re on a super tight budget, it’s even more difficult.

So when 86-year-old James Grice, who lives on a fixed income, noticed he was missing a $100 bill, you can imagine the sadness of not being able to pay for groceries. James had to surrender. All he could do was report the lost money and walk out without any food.

“When I walked outside of the store I said, ‘Lord, let somebody that really needs that money, find it. When I turn things over to the Lord, I don’t fool with it anymore.’”

Jodie Johnson is the mom of 8-year-old Jaron who is trying to raise her kids with honor and respect. She wants to instill in them a sense of ownership and responsibility and ensure they know the difference between right and wrong. No parents ever know how many of their lessons their children take in, but there are few times when you can break through and see all that hard work pay off.

While grocery shopping, Jaron noticed a $100 bill lying on the ground. So he took it, and on the way home in the car, told his mom what he had found. Jodie knew this was a perfect teachable moment, a moment she could let her son decide what to do and see if anything she had taught him stuck.

Instead of running to the store to spend money on stuff any boy his age would want, Jaron knew the money wasn’t his and wanted to return it. The next day, Jodie and Jaron called the store to see if anyone had reported it, and because James had, the boy was able to return the cash. To show his gratitude to a kid with such character and goodwill, James gave him $20 and a bag of fresh tomatoes – Jaron’s favorite! Way to go Jaron, after all, true character is who you are when no one is looking.

Acts of kindness on behalf of the younger generation aren’t so difficult to come by. There are so many stories similar to Jaron’s, in which kids and teens have done the right thing by returning the money and wallet they’ve found, to the rightful owner.

Some kids even try to the do the right thing on behalf of their parents. Where parents are teaching their children to be honest, some children have to do the same for their parents. Check out this story below in which a teenager meets with the woman his father stole from. All he wants to do is return the money.

From animal shelter to crime fighter, K9 officer gets second shot at life

BEL-RIDGE, MO (KPLR) – A police officer with an unusual pedigree is getting a second shot at life.

K9 Officer Luke went from living in a shelter, just days away from being euthanized, to becoming a star crime fighter.

The narcotics and tracking dog is newest member of the Bel-Ridge Police Department. And in a short period of time, the yellow-white Labrador is making his mark.

“He made seven drug busts in less than a month and a half of working the road with me,” his handler, Officer Joel Fields, said.

K9 Luke’s story is a compelling one. He came from a shelter in Austin, Texas on track to being euthanized. Officer Fields came across a grant for veterans and police officers, and was accepted.

“The program basically takes shelter dogs and makes them into police K9,” Fields said. “They saw potential in him, so they took him from the shelter, put him through a training program for narcotics and tracking, certified him.”

Fields also went through specialized training.

“Because he’s already trained, it’s me that’s the problems,” he said.

At only 18 months old at shy of 70 pounds, K9 Luke has a lot of room to grow.

As for those big drug busts near the interstate, does K9 Luke get a promotion?

“His promotion is an extra bowl of dog food,” his handler said.

The department is selling t-shirts to raise money to cover the costs of equipment and food for K9 Luke.

This 62-year-old Indian woman has adopted more than 400 stray dogs off the streets in New Delhi. She does this while making ends meet as a rag picker. Her mission was inspired after a dog saved her life years ago.

62-year-old Pratima Devi, a rag picker who runs a small tea stand, cares after over 400 street dogs she has adopted, rescuing them from abuse, starvation, abandonment, and a cruel fate when left to themselves on the streets of New Delhi.

“Some people grab the stray dogs by their hind legs and spin them around, laughing as the dogs cry in fear,” she says, while petting one of the newest puppies added to the fold.

“But how do you look into a new dog’s eyes and not think that this is a long lost friend? An old friend who has been waiting for you all this time, but you never knew it.”

There are an estimated 400,000 stray dogs in New Delhi. Some New Delhi residents have demanded drastic measures be taken to prevent dog bites. But Devi believes each and every one of them deserves a proper home.

“To treat a dog inhumanely is to treat yourself inhumanely. It’s to lose your own humanity.”

While Devi has had a love for animals as long as she can remember, it was one life-changing experience in her twenties that cemented her affection for dogs.

“I was coming home from work late one night down a dark, secluded street. A group of thieves jumped out of an alley and threatened me for my possessions. I yelled for someone to help but there was no one. No one responded, no one was there to care. In such a busy city, a city that never sleeps, it was certain someone had heard me scream. I was so scared that I could not move and they began to attack me. I yelled for help again but again nobody. That is when I heard a dog rushing in, barking so loud it hurt my ears. He jumped onto one of the thieves and took a big bite. The other thieves panicked and fled.

“I sat down on the street and petted the dog as I cried. He saved my life.

“He did not care if I were rich or poor, or if I were of higher caste or lower caste.

“He did not care about being embarrassed in front of other people.

“For he was moved to action, spontaneous action out of a need to protect.”

Devi says she is guided by this spontaneous drive to protect other living things and that what she is doing should not be described as heroic, despite the hundreds of dogs depending on her.

“I am not ‘rescuing’ dogs. I am not ‘saving’ dogs. That implies the extraordinary. No, I am doing what my spirit demands of me.  I am listening to their call, and responding. You see, when the streets are asleep, I am listening, and that is when you hear the most. We have been trained not to listen. For it is such a noisy world. But listening is what is needed most in this world.”

While caring for all of them is challenging, Devi remains optimistic about her efforts to help the stray dogs of New Delhi. Devi has gone hungry before in order for the dogs to have food, but fortunately her efforts have moved dog lovers in the neighbourhood to make contributions so the dogs may eat.

“Even in desperation, there is love and care. It is the one constant motivating force through any moment of despair. That is what keeps me moving even when the work is hard.”

She sees her work as something that goes beyond helping her beloved animals. She wants to inspire people who feel just as lost and rootless as the wandering dogs who are burnt by the blistering sun or shunted into dusty alleyways.

“We all have a home, you must remember. It is here, this Earth, this universe. Never feel you do not belong to it, or you belong elsewhere. No, you belong here, with us, among all life, as much as any being, as much as anyone.”

Dad takes son who is on a wheelchair to the skate park

WEST VALLEY CITY – A West Valley City dad is gaining internet fame after he gave his wheelchair bound son the ride of his life at a skate park.

The touching video of Phil Van Hise pushing his 5-year-old son Callen in a wheelchair at the West Valley City Skate Park was posted on his wife’s Facebook this week, and it’s been a big hit with more than 40,000 views.

“It’s not to say, ‘Hey, look what I can do as a dad,'” Van Hise said. “It’s what he can do.”

Callen is their “miracle baby.” He was born premature and diagnosed with Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy. He has challenges with balance and coordination and is going to speech therapy.

“He can communicate well,” Van Hise said. “He can read like crazy. He’s at the top of his class in Kindergarten.”

The message he’s been sending to mom and dad lately is he likes the skate park–a whole lot!

“His reaction is what’s worth it,” Van Hise said. “I don’t care if I’m about ready to die or have exhaustion from that. His joy is what matters.”

Callen’s mom Paula says, just because his body works differently, that doesn’t mean he can’t participate in the activities he chooses.

“The first time we came, I cried,” she said.

She’s grateful others made him feel right at home.

“Everyone here was so awesome about it,” Paula Van Hise said. “It was really busy, and they would stop and let him through and cheer him on.”

A lot of people are cheering on dad too. Paula says he’ll do anything to put a smile on their only child’s face.

“He couldn’t breathe first time he did it, but he did it anyways,” she said.

But that isn’t stopping this father.

“I’ll do it every day if I have to,” Philip Van Hise said.

The video has touched a lot of people. A woman from California told Paula she is going to use the video to convince her community to build an all-abilities playground.

Couple tips waitress $400, then offers to pay $10,000 of her student debt.

A waitress at a popular Waikiki restaurant got a very big surprise during her shift.

Cayla Chandara had been pulling double-duty at two different restaurants in Waikiki.

She was waiting on a couple from Australia at Noi Thai Cuisine last week.

She says they hit it off, and they talked quite a bit as the couple dined at the restaurant.

“They asked me where I was from, and I told them I moved here for school but I was kind of in a little bit of debt and I couldn’t go back to school, because I couldn’t afford it and the cost of living here,” Chandara said.

The visitors rang up a $200 bill, paid their tab and left.

Chandara says she was shocked to see the tip was double the bill at $400.

“I just thought it was so generous of them. I never get tipped that big. I had to say thank you,” she said. “During dinner, they told me where they were staying, so I ran there after work to see if they’d still be there.”

They were, and Chandara was able to give them a thank-you card and flowers.

The next day, they gave her even more. The couple returned to the restaurant and offered to help pay off her student loans and debt, which totaled more than $10,000.

“I was like, ‘No way, you don’t have to do that for me. I just wanted to say thank you,’” Chandara said. “I still don’t feel like it’s real. I want to run around in the streets.”

The couple wanted to remain anonymous, but told Chandara the best way to thank them was to be her best possible self.

“I want to make them proud. I will take this opportunity with an open heart and be a better person that I can be every day,” Chandara said.

Chandara plans to study liberal arts and business when she returns to school.

Women can no longer be forced to wear high heels in B.C. workplaces – British Columbia – CBC News

The B.C. government has banned workplace requirements that force women to wear high heels.

A mandatory high-heel dress code “is a workplace health and safety issue,” says the release put out by Premier Christy Clark and Labour Minister Shirley Bond.

“There is a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling, as well as possible damage to the feet, legs and back from prolonged wearing of high heels while at work.”

Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act will “ensure that workplace footwear is of a design, construction and material that allows the worker to safely perform their work and ensures that employers cannot require footwear contrary to this standard,” said the release.

Last month Weaver introduced a bill in the provincial legislature asking for amendments to the Workers Compensation Act to make it illegal for an employer to require different footwear for women than for men.

​According to the statement, WorkSafeBC will develop workplace guidelines around the amended regulation which will be available at the end of this month.

Man proves, once again, that kindness can be a calling

LOS ANGELES — By any logical standard, two years ago Eugene Yoon made the craziest decision of his life.

“I remember kind of just like looking up at the sky and being like, ‘God, are you sure about this? ‘Cause I’m pretty happy right now,’” Eugene said. “It felt like a calling.”

What Eugene felt called to do was one really big random act of kindness. He didn’t know who he was supposed to help or how, all he knew was that he had to help someone and it had to be life-altering.

And that’s when a video came across his Facebook page.

As we first reported in 2015, it was a video of a guy he never met named Arthur Renowitzky. After being mugged, shot and paralyzed 10 years ago, Arthur vowed that he would walk again someday. And when Eugene heard about that, he called Arthur immediately.

“He wasn’t going to give up until I was walking again,” Arthur said.

And Eugene did not have a medical degree. “I have a film degree,” he said.

Which makes you wonder then, how was Eugene going to make him walk again? “This is the part… I had no idea,” he said.

Eventually though, he learned about an exoskeleton device that can help some people walk again. Unfortunately, it costs about $80,000.

So, to pay for it, Eugene quit his job at a research company in Northern California, to hike from the California-Mexico border to Canada.

Along the way he posted videos of the adventure and asked people to donate on social media. Until, ‘round about mid-Washington state, Eugene learned that he had reached his fundraising goal.

A few weeks later, Arthur did walk — right into the arms of the total stranger who made it all possible.

“I call him my brother now. We are brothers. I’m just very thankful to have a friend like him.” Arthur said.

Since his story first aired, Eugene has been looking for another total stranger to help with another huge act of kindness.

And here he is: Alberto Velasquez lives in poverty with 24 family members under one roof.

Eugene met Alberto’s family on Skid Row in Los Angeles and then hired Alberto, a skilled seamster, to help start a clothing line called KIN LOV GRA. Proceeds will guarantee Alberto and his family a living wage and fund many other kindness projects to come.

Eugene may have started with a walk, but is now clearly up and running.

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Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say

The discovery of a girl reportedly living with monkeys in the forests of northern India, has been compared to a modern-day Jungle Book, but officials and doctors close to the child say the true story is darker.

This week news reports from the state of Uttar Pradesh said the girl, aged around eight, found by forest rangers in January living with and acting like a monkey. She was reportedly naked, crawled on all fours and screeched at passersby.

According to more extraordinary accounts police had been forced to fight off monkeys to rescue the girl.

But far from being raised by animals in the Katarniya Ghat forest range, the girl, who doctors believe has mental and physical disabilities, was likely to have been recently abandoned in the wilderness by her carers, the district chief forestry officer said.

JP Singh said the girl was actually found on a roadside near the forest, not deep in the wilderness. And though there were monkeys in her vicinity, his rangers “never found this girl living with monkeys”, he said.

“I think the family members of this girl had been aware that she is not able to speak, and they may have abandoned her near the forest road,” he said. “If she was living with monkeys it would have been for a few days only, not for a long time.

“It is clear from first time view, if you see the girl, that she is only eight or nine years old, but her facial expressions show that she is disabled, not only mentally but also physically,” he said.

The forest is closely monitored by rangers and CCTV, and it was unlikely she could have survived in the wilderness for long without being spotted, he added.

The chief medical officer of the hospital in Bahraich, where the girl has been receiving treatment since she was found in January, said it was difficult to “say exactly when she was abandoned”.

“In India, people do not prefer a female child and she is mentally not sound,” DK Singh said. “So all the more [evidence] she was left there.”

Ankur Lal, the chief medical officer for Bahraich district, said the nature of the child’s disability was “still under investigation”, but it was unlikely she had been raised in the forest.

“When she was found, she was behaving violently. She had no toilet habits, no communication. So it was taken that she had been living in the jungle for long,” he said.

But the rapid improvement she had made since being hospitalised now led doctors to believe she had in fact been raised by people. “Initially she was crawling but now she is walking normally – so she hasn’t been in the jungle since birth,” Lal said.

“The truth of the matter is her family didn’t want to look after her,” said Ranjana Kumari a leading activist in the movement to promote the welfare of young girls in a society where female foeticide persists, and has severely distorted birth rates, especially in rural areas.

“Some families value girls less than boys,” she said. “They would rather get rid of the girl than spend money on her. It is a lot more responsibility because of the social environment we live in.”

She said the Indian state offered little help for poor families with disabled children – “and when it is a girl, it becomes double the issue”.

The girl will be moved on Saturday to a children’s home in Lucknow to continue her recovery.