He Calls Out To A Large Empty Field Then 4 Giant Creatures Barrel Towards Him.

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They say an elephant never forgets because they have incredible memories and are capable of remembering all sorts of information, experiences, feelings, loved ones, and more. That’s just one interesting elephant fact, of which there are quite a few. Did you know that they are the only land animal that’s unable to jump, or that they purr like kitty cats do in order to communicate?

Their skin is over one inch thick and just as people are either left or right-handed, they prefer one tusk over the other. The list goes on but to truly appreciate how unbelievably smart and beautiful elephants truly are you have to see them in action.

In this video you can see exactly that. In it a volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand calls out to a group of elephants who reside at the park. When they hear him hollering in the distance they swiftly come running and greet him excitedly.

While most people would be more than a little nervous at the sight of four huge elephants running straight at them, the man knows better and doesn’t flinch a muscle. They remember him and are his friends, so there’s nothing at all for him to be worried about!

The Elephant Nature Park is a rescue and rehabilitation center that allows visitors and tourists to volunteer and help with the dozens of animals that now call it home. Besides elephants, the nature park also cares for dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals.

A lot of them come from abusive backgrounds where they were held in horrible, restrictive, and inhumane conditions. Once they are rescued and brought to the park, their lives change immensely for the better and they are free to wander among the various animals and herds.

In time, they truly come a long way from their abusive backgrounds and their spirits shine with love, happiness, and joy, just like the four elephants in the video.

What a memorable and sweet encounter to witness.

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Mother Gives Birth To Twins.

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Any parent knows how emotional, stressful, and joyous the birth of their children can be.  For Nicola and Todd Bailey of Sheffield, England, who were expecting twin girls, they were over moon excited about welcoming two new additions to their family.  The couple already had a son, Lucas, and couldn’t wait to give him two little sisters. However, the twins came sooner than Nicola expected and at just thirty three weeks she was rushed to the hospital in labor.  She ended up giving birth to the girls who she named Harper and Quinn, and immediately after doctors told the couple that the babies had been born healthy.  Relieved, they set their focus on recovery and making plans for bringing them home.

When doctors suddenly returned to their room about a half an hour later, they looked serious and what they told the new parents didn’t immediately make sense.  The doctor said to them “I’m so sorry” and went on to explain that the baby born first, Harper, had Down Syndrome.  

Down Syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a chromosomal disorder which results in developmental issues, intellectual disability, and physical changes in appearance.  It’s generally viewed in a negative light by both doctors and the public, which has led to people who have it being stigmatized and looked at differently. While it has become more accepted in the past few years as people are educated and learn more about it, it’s nonetheless still viewed as abnormal…

Regardless of the diagnosis, the Bailey’s were simply in love and grateful for their two newborn daughters.  They also had more serious health issues to deal with. In addition to Down Syndrome, Harper was also born with two small holes in her heart.  One thankfully closed all on its own, but the second one required surgery. 

Once they were out of the woods and finally able to bring their twins home, Nicola and Todd thought back about how the doctors had broken the news to them in such a negative, apologetic way.  It made them realize how people automatically felt bad about Harper’s condition, which they thought should not be the case.

Oftentimes, when people first met Harper they seemed to always say “I’m sorry” about her having Down Syndrome, but Nicola and Todd thought she was no different than their other two children and shouldn’t be defined by having it.

Wanting to change the perception of families with Down Syndrome children, Nicola decided to publicly share her life raising her babies.  That way she could fight back against the misconceptions and false information people had towards it.

She set up a blog and social media accounts to help get her message out that having a Down Syndrome child is nothing to be ashamed of or viewed negatively.  Instead, people should accept that others are sometimes born different and that’s okay. Harper is just as happy, loving, and unique as any other child and a Down Syndrome diagnosis is nothing anyone, especially doctors, should be apologizing about.

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Every Time This Spoiled Bunny’s Human Stops Petting He Throws The Funniest Hissy Fit:

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Some animals know exactly what they want and oftentimes they enjoy receiving a nice, gentle, relaxing hand massage from their human companions. It’s no secret that many of our furry pets love to be pet, which may be why we call them “pets” in the first place. Or maybe it’s the other way around, and we call it petting because they are our pets. Whatever the case may be, lots of animals simply love being stroked and scratched. They usually have a sweet spot where they especially like being rubbed. For cats it seems to be around the cheeks, dogs like their ears and back scratched, and then there are some whose sweet spot is everywhere and anywhere.

The little bunny in this video seems to fall in the latter category. From the looks of it he likes being pet all over, especially down his backside. The man in the video gently strokes his ears, nose, cheekbones, temples, head, and back, while the bunny twitches his nose and sits with a content expression on his face, his body completely relaxed and at ease.

When the man stops petting him the bunny is clearly not happy about it. He stamps his furry little paws and lets out adorable growling sounds in protest. It might just be the cutest behavior I’ve ever seen a rabbit do! At one point the furry little guy searches for more pet-pets by crawling under the man’s hand, urging him to resume the mini-massage that he so rudely ended. This bunny knows what he wants and he’s basically telling the man through his grunts, growls, and foot thumping that he is not pleased the cuddle session ended!

Contrary to popular belief, lots of rabbits love being pet and shown affection. The areas they most enjoy being pet is on their head and down their backside. Many often like their dewlap, the roll of skin underneath their chin, scratched and rubbed, but some don’t like this at all. The bunny will let you know whether or not it’s enjoying the attention. When they purr, chatter their teeth, flop over, and close their eyes it means they like it and if you stop and they poke your hand with their head it means “don’t stop, keep petting!”

Rabbits are very expressive, you just have to know how to read them, and over time you become familiar and accustomed to an individual one’s behavior. Like every other pet, they have their own distinct personalities!

The adorable bunny in this video has certainly bonded with his human friend as he feels comfortable telling the man what to do. The little cutie looks so happy being pet and snuggled in his blanket, and if that can’t put a smile on your face then I don’t know what will. Enjoy this hysterical video

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In our next featured video of the day watch this wonderful moment as a boy named James with Down Syndrome get a Promposal in the school gymnasium by a wonderful and beautiful girl named Maisey as the whole school cheers him on:

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On a recent afternoon students at Glenelg High School, in Maryland, gathered for an unforgettable moment. They had assembled at the school’s gymnasium and stood eagerly waiting for one particular classmate’s arrival. The student, James, has down syndrome and was about to get the surprise of a lifetime. The video starts off with James eagerly making his way towards the gym.

He is unaware of what is about to happen and as he gets closer the sounds of kids cheering can be heard. When James walks into the gym he is greeted by the sight of his classmates circling the basketball court. As he makes his way into the circle his peers break out into a chant, clapping and cheering him on. At first he looks a bit unsure as to what is happening.

However, he quickly overcomes any uncertainty and is reassured by his friends warm smiles and shouts of encouragement. James goes to the center of them all and shows off some of his sweet dancing skills, moving and shaking to their chants. While he is boogieing down a girl with long blonde hair makes her way towards him holding a sign. It reads “James, Prom?” He stops and the girl, Maisy, asks him if he will go to prom with her. When James says yes the students erupt, cheering loudly, and the pair share a sweet hug.

For everyone gathered in the gymnasium that day, this is a promposal that they will never forget. It is truly a wonderful and sweet moment they all experienced and now you too can see it!

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In our next featured story there’s an emotional and heartbreaking moment when a father has to defend his son with Down syndrome:

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What you are about to view in the video, is a father, Rob Scott, who needs to share his truth, after overhearing a moment between another father and his son.  The child asks what Downs Syndrome is, and the dad answers, “It’s a disease of not knowing anything”.

This response deeply bothered Rob, whose son was born with Down’s Syndrome.  What he experienced at that moment of hearing this other father try to probably simplify the condition for his child, was heartbreak.  He desperately wanted to correct what this father was telling his son, but didn’t have the courage to speak up.

What you are about to hear him say was recorded a few minutes after this occurrence.  Rob was upset with himself for not speaking up, and felt the strong need to record what was in his heart, as a way of standing up for his son who has been the greatest gift of his life.

His intention in recording this footage, was in no way motivated by a desire to shame the father who responded to his son’s innocent question in that way; he just needed “to karmically reset what just happened”.  Rob’s son, Turner, has been the greatest teacher about what the meaning of joy and love truly is.

He so aptly notes that the word “disability” is a term that encapsulates perception rather than fact.  His words brought me to tears; what he has to say is about so much more than Downs Syndrome.  Let us know your thoughts about this father’s moment of soul-searching honesty.

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In our next featured story a very special moment went down when a school cop soothes and calms a young sweet girl with Down Syndrome who is frozen in fear in the school hallway

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Do you remember your favorite stuffed animal, toy, or maybe a blanket when you were a kid. No matter where you went you always had your friend with you by your side. There was no obstacle or problem that couldn’t be taken care of as long as you and your favorite toy were together.

Scary things just weren’t as scary and just having your small friend with you gave you the courage to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do as a young child out of fear. One of the main reasons kids carry a ‘special’ stuffed animal, blanket or toy is because it lowers their anxieties and fears in almost any situation they face.

This brings us to today’s story featuring a young 12-year old girl named Raquel Zuniga, she is currently in the 7th grade and goes to classes that are specifically designed for children with moderate to severe mental disabilities. Raquel carries a special friend with her everywhere she goes. This friend is none other than everyone’s favorite frog Kermit! Raquel hangs out with Kermit the Frog all day everyday, whether she is home or at school Kermit is always right by her side.

Due to Raquel’s disability she has severe anxiety especially when she is transitioning from one place to another. This tends to flare up at school when the bell rings and it’s time to go from one class to another. On this day, Raquel was having an extremely rough time transitioning from one class to another and she froze. She couldn’t walk or get to her class and she wouldn’t say anything. She just stood in the hallways frozen clutching Kermit silently.

Multiple teachers came up to Raquel and tried to get her to unfreeze and comfort and make her feel safe in her current state and situation. None could help, Raquel stood their frozen for just about a full hour clutching on to her stuffed frog.

That’s when a special soul enters the story, school security officer Kris Morrison who spent the last 20 years as a school officer for special needs children. However, before that she was an officer Kris was a teacher for children with disabilities and instinctually somehow knew exactly what to do to help poor Raquel.

Kris spoke to Raquel in a soothing voice and then began to sing Rainbow Connection, the famous song that Kermit the Frog, ‘Raquel’s best friend’ is most known for. As Kris sang Raquel’s anxiety and fear just began melting away.

Soon after she began moving and it was as if a miracle just occurred and she unfroze! This was Raquels favorite song, so it immediately triggered her brain to relax and feel safe. Just like that, the magic of music, an amazing school security officer and Kermit the frog had saved the day!

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In our final featured story of the day we have an awesome moment when a boy with Down Syndrome approaches a very serious Windsor Castle Queen’s Ground. As he approached the guard, he stomped and the young man with Down Syndrome was startled and ran in fear…

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Windsor Castle is one of the Queen of England’s primary residences and every year thousands of visitors go to see it.  The picturesque fortress is protected by the Queen’s Guard which consists of soldiers who have been charged with standing watch around the clock.  They are just as well known as the castles they safeguard and can easily be identified by their unique uniforms consisting of red tunics and black bearskin hats.

One young man named Sam had travelled to Windsor Castle as part of a web series he starred in along with his friends called “The Specials.”  The show followed the lives of five young adults with Down Syndrome who lived in a shared house. It came out back in 2009 to rave reviews and went on to win a Webby Award for Best Reality Program. 

While filming the second season, Sam had taken a tour of Windsor Castle with two soldiers as his guide, Lt. Bragger and Sgt. Baggot-Moore. While walking the historic grounds they told him that they were headed to see the guard on duty and that he would not be able to interact with him, as it’s their duty to remain silent while on patrol.

When they reached the guard, he stood stoically at his post wearing the iconic uniform and holding a rifle stung over his shoulder.  Sam went over and stood right next to him, just as many tourists do every day when they visit and wish to get a picture with the soldier. 

So long as you are respectful and don’t get too close, you are permitted to take photos with the guard on duty, but if you bother them or get too close they will warn you by shouting they may take further action to put an end to it.

While Sam was standing near the guard, he was suddenly startled by the soldier stamping his foot loudly on the ground.  It did the job, and Sam scurried off back towards the two soldiers who were his tour guides and had a laugh with them. Had Sam gotten too close for comfort or did he stay next to the guard for too long to cause him to stamp his foot?  As it turned out, Sam didn’t do anything wrong at all, the guard on duty was his younger brother Jack!

The year before Jack had joined the army and hadn’t seen Sam since.  That was part of the reason why Sam went to Windsor Castle, so he could visit him and check out where he worked.  When Jack stamped his foot, it was likely his way of saying hello to his brother, since he is not allowed to talk to anyone while on patrol.  

Later on the two brothers had a proper reunion in the barracks and chatted about Sam’s love life.  Jack encouraged him to pursue a relationship and soon after Sam started dating one of his housemates, Meghan.  The pair ended up dating for six years before Sam proposed, and she said yes.

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Waitress Was Pissed Boy Had Trouble Buying Ice Cream But When She Sees The Check She Immediately Breaks Down In Tears!

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Being a waiter is a difficult and thankless job. They work long hours and receive lower salaries and, worst of all, are often mistreated by both their fellow employees and their customers. One of the rules waiters have to follow is to “Always please the customer.” This can be incredibly difficult. However, it is necessary to get a good tip.

At a popular restaurant, a waitress was servicing tables as usual. She noticed a young boy come in and sit down at a table. Immediately, this annoyed the waitress. She knew just from working in the job for a while that most kids didn’t tip well. Still, she knew that she had to serve him.

As she approached the table, she hoped that she could take care of him quickly and then whisk him out the door. She placed water in front of him along with a menu. After consulting the menu for a couple of minutes, the boy questioned the cost of an ice cream sundae. She told him and he grimaced. It was clear that he didn’t have enough.

The waitress rolled her eyes. If he didn’t even have enough cash for a measly ice cream sundae, he definitely wouldn’t be leaving a significant tip. He ended up purchasing an even smaller single scoop ice cream cone. She brought the dish to him and he eventually left. When she looked down at the check, she was shocked.

She saw that he had given her a 25% tip. He had gotten a less expensive dish so that he could give her a good tip. She felt so bad for how she had treated him. She vowed never to judge people by their appearance or a trait ever again.

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Abandoned Pit Bull Was Found Nursing A Newborn Kitten On The Road. Moments Later My Heart Melted

This is by far the most heart warming story of the week.  A Stray Pit Bull was discovered on the side of a street taking care of a helpless 2 day old kitten.  The two were found on March 17 and were quickly brought to Mercy Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas!

The two were examined by Vet Dr. Rick Hamlin and figured out that the kitten was nursing from the Pit Bull.  The two were named Pittie and Kitty and share a strong bond between each other.  Nature is just incredible.

Upon examination Kitty’s eyes were still closed so they could pin point how old the cute feline was.  Pittie had a hanging mammary gland and they could tell she was giving milk to the little kitty.  Both animals are well taken care of and in perfect health

These two are now looking for a forever home to be adopted.  The clinic will only adopt them to a family that will take them together.

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Sad Bull Spent His Life Chained To A Rusty Cage. Now Watch His Reaction When He’s Freed.

It’s no secret that the majority of farm animals live in horrible, cramped, unsanitary conditions. A great many are also neglected and when the extent of their neglect comes to light it’s both heartbreaking to hear about and hard to comprehend!

Such was the case of one poor bull in Austria named Bandit. He was tied up his entire life, locked away in a drafty barn, and confined to a tiny space barely larger than himself. It was in a cramped corner stall where he was found by a rescuer, tethered to a pole and kept on a short chain. As you can see in the video, the bull looked miserable and lethargic, as any animal kept in those prison-like conditions would be. However, Bandit’s life was about to change in one of the most positive, uplifting ways possible.

He was one of the few lucky ones who made it out and was given a second chance at living a normal, happy, and healthy life. You can watch his rescue here and see how unbelievably happy he was to escape his chains and romp around freely for the first time in who knows how long. The moment he’s released he runs to the center of the room and bucks with wild abandon before rolling around in a pile of hay. Before he’s taken away to his new home, he jumps around a little more, as if to say goodbye to his fellow animal friends.

Afterwards, Bandit was taken to the farm sanctuary Gut Aiderbichl in Austria and given a large, spacious pen filled with fresh hay to relax and stay in. The delight he feels upon seeing the new digs makes him want to do another dance as he runs and leaps around joyously.

However, it’s towards the end of the clip that one of the most tender, incredible moments of all takes place. Bandit turns and heads towards the man who saved him and nuzzles his forehead gently against his. It’s as if he’s saying thank you and showing his immense gratitude all in that one simple gesture.

Bandit’s life has changed dramatically for the better all thanks in part to the selfless efforts of the Gut Aiberbichl farm animal sanctuary and their loyal team of volunteers who make it all possible. Now he is able to live alongside the 500 other happy cows, calves, and bulls who were rescued as well and call the sanctuary home. It’s a happy ending that he, and others like him, deserve.

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This Woman’s Son Died 3 Years Ago. But This Child Walks Towards Her With A Teddy Bear and Says Press The Play Button

Parents each and every day take a leap of faith, when leaving their children with a babysitter.  We check references and do everything possible to ensure that the person we are hiring is responsible.  Heather Clark did just that, when she left her 7-month-old son, Lukas, with a babysitter she had faith in.  Tragedy struck when Lukas was crying for a prolonged period of time; the babysitter’s boyfriend shook him so hard that he stopped breathing.  9-1-1 was called, little Lucas was taken to Montclair Hospital Medical Center, but then needed to be transferred to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital where he was declared brain dead.

The devastation Heather suffered was beyond imagination, but somehow in her unbearable grief she was able to make an incredibly selfless decision, to donate Lukas’ organs to other children.  Three children were the recipients of his organs, including one little girl who was born with congenital heart disease.  Jordan Drake had spent most of her young existence in the hospital, clinging to life with the hope of one day receiving a heart that would offer her a chance to grow up.

Lukas’ heart was a perfect match, which saved Jordan’s life.  The video you are about to watch below, occurs a few years after the transplant.

What you will witness is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, as little Jordan and her mother meet Heather for the first time.  Overcome with emotion, Heather takes a stethoscope and listens to Lukas’ heart beating in Jordan’s chest.  This was so overwhelmingly emotional, as was the gift they gave to this wonderful mother, who so selflessly wanted to turn her tragedy into a chance to save other children; it gave her solace to know that she might be sparing other parents the unbearable suffering of losing a child.  They had a Build-A-Bear made with a recording of Lukas’ heartbeat contained inside of it, for Heather to keep forever.  Watching these generous and loving human beings, will truly restore your faith, that there is so much goodness still out there in this world.

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