Just when we thought that the best job in the world involved cuddling baby goats, we find out that being a “professional panda hugger” is a viable career choice. As of right now, China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has a spot available and the job description states: “Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.” In other words, this job will pay you $32,000 (or £22,388) a year to cuddle with, feed, clean, and play with adorable baby pandas.
To land this incredible job, you must be at least 22 years old, have a basic knowledge of pandas, be able to write, and know how to take pictures. Job recruiter Ye Mingxin explains, “You need perseverance for this job. We expect that the applicants will be mainly white-collar workers from big cities. They are used to eating whatever they want, but inside the giant panda base, the choices will not be plentiful.” Despite these qualifications, employees will receive free meals, accommodation, and be able to use the organization’s car.
If this sounds like a dream job, you have until July 15th to apply for the position at fun.sohu.com. Shanghai, Chengdu, and Guangzhou will also be hosting recruiting drives.
When this dad’s daughter asked him for a fairy tree in her bedroom so that she could read in it, he decided to go all out. And by all out, we mean ALL OUT! The completed fairy tree house looks good enough to fit in at Disneyland.
The father, reddit user radamshome, works as an artist in the video game industry. Perhaps that’s why his daughter’s completed bedroom now looks like a fairytale video game come to life!
His biggest fear isn’t that his daughter will never leave her room now, instead it’s “when she’s 13 and wants it removed from her room.”
“My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top sitting area.”
Why I love Bob Ross
I graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless. Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me “No, open it up.” …On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I’m still confused. He tells me “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.” He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured… I burst out in tears. Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town. My early teachers mention my “Pigtails and giggles,” while my high school teachers mention my “Wit and sharp thinking..” But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful. I can’t express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love.
Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania