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Faith in humanity .... restored
« on: November 16, 2013, 11:49:53 AM »
Figure we need a 'feel good' thread.

This seems like about as good a way to start this.  Saw it on the chef's FB, but it was all over the news yesterday up here, and I'm sure everywhere.

Bat Kid saves the day

Share anything uplifting.  Come back whenever you need a 'pick-me-up'.
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 11:56:12 AM »
Aw man!!! I swear I was just about to make a Batkid thread. Here's another clip....

Batkid Rises

I was bummed I couldn't be there to enjoy it myself, but sat down after a true clusterfuck of an evening at work and watched video after video. Just awesome.


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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 12:49:49 PM »
Don't worry...something by the end of this 24-hour news cycle will take it away. :police:
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 02:31:32 PM »
This is honestly one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 12:05:28 AM »
Got one!!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 03:23:49 AM »
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5793197/journey-donates-350000-in-typhoon-relief

Journey donates $350,000 to typhoon relief.  This makes me smile.

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 03:38:01 AM »
That Batkid story was so awesome.

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 05:25:04 AM »
Saw the bat kid thing on TV and it turned me and Mrs. NoseHair into puddles.  Very cool story. :tup

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 06:52:34 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 09:49:55 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 10:03:18 AM »
Beautiful!

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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 10:17:45 AM »
That Batkid thing turns me into a puddle everytime I see it. That was just amazing.
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2013, 10:27:12 AM »
That Batkid thing turns me into a puddle everytime I see it. That was just amazing.

Most definitely. It does make me sad though when I think about the millions of other kids that have/have had terrible illnesses and didn't get this kind of day. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to take anything away from this child.

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2013, 12:28:02 PM »
Great story!

However at this point, nothing can restore my faith in humanity as a whole.
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2013, 12:32:37 PM »
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5793197/journey-donates-350000-in-typhoon-relief

Journey donates $350,000 to typhoon relief.  This makes me smile.

While that's great - it does make me wonder about people who have loads of money who *publicly* donate to charity.

In the same way that celebrities always do stuff for charity on big fundraising TV shows.

Would they have done those things if they weren't being filmed ?

Or worse - they do what Gervais does and donates to charity - then goes on stage to tell everyone all about it.

You do wonder about their motivations.

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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2013, 12:43:13 PM »
Great story!

However at this point, nothing can restore my faith in humanity as a whole.


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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 05:44:47 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 08:35:54 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 09:40:59 AM »
This is supposed to be 'faith in humanity restored not destroyed

Guess I gotta find something good.
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2013, 05:27:17 AM »
Ok, put this in your pipe and smoke it.

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 08:25:25 AM »
Right on for that guy :tup
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 07:55:15 AM »
Okay, actual entry:

http://imgur.com/gallery/DyEHJ

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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 09:11:52 AM »
Awesome. Just awesome.
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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2013, 10:07:14 AM »
Okay, actual entry:

http://imgur.com/gallery/DyEHJ

Bikers Against Child Abuse

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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2013, 12:28:24 PM »
Autistic child and Katy Perry sing a duet of 'Firework' live in concert.

If you hate the song, you might want to avoid this I guess, but if you ask me, this is absolutely fucking beautiful. 
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2013, 01:01:28 PM »
Big fan of Perry - music is ok, but more so as a person in general.  She's just a great person.  That said, my respect for her went up exponentially after that though.
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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2013, 02:47:44 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/westjet-christmas-present_n_4414893.html

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In a video released Monday, Calgary-based airline WestJet sets up electronic Santa chat boxes in terminals at the Hamilton and Toronto airports. Travelers giggle at the chance to talk live with Santa through a screen, and parents and kids alike tell him what they want for Christmas.

But the surprise is far from over. While the flights soar to their destination in Calgary, WestJet shoppers pick up everybody's Christmas wishes, from "socks and underwear" to "a big TV."

Just watch.
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« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2013, 04:32:57 PM »
Way too cool. Mad props to the airline for such a awesome promo.





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« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2013, 06:09:22 PM »
D'awwwwww!!!
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2013, 07:15:19 PM »
I know, I want two dogs and a badass baby squirrel.
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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2014, 10:32:50 PM »
This story is well worth a bump of this thread...


This guy, he is just plain awesome.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shanell-mouland/dear-daddy-in-seat-16c_b_4585865.html
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2014, 04:27:03 AM »
What a brave story! For all three of them.

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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2014, 05:46:40 AM »
Yeah, that was awesome.
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