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Father of the Year! Loving Dad Gets Tattoo to Match Daughter’s Cochlear Implant So She Wouldn’t Feel Different

November 25, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Heartwarming, Parenting |

dad gets tattoo of cochlear implant to match daughter

Alistair Campbell is a (great) dad from Taupo, New Zealand. His 6-year-old daughter Charlotte is hearing impaired, fully deaf in her left ear, and with a limited ability to transmit sound to her brain from her right. She had her first cochlear implant put in when she was four, and just recently had to go back to the hospital to have another put in. Still, her dad was determined for her not to feel like an outsider because of her condition, so he booked his own appointment, except his was at the tattoo parlor.

Alistair, who previously had no tattoos, shaved his head and had a realistic tattoo of a cochlear implant inked on his scalp. When asked why he did it, he told the New Zealand Herald,

“My love for her really. Hey, my hair can grow back.”

It really is a sweet gesture. He can go about his life with no one the wiser, but any time he wants to reconnect with his daughter, all he has to do is bust out the razor. What a brilliant dad hack.

Charlotte’s diagnosis didn’t come as a surprise – her mother Anita has used a cochlear implant too, and her brother has hearing aids. Now the whole family matches. What’s more, Anita says that the implants have had a wonderful effect on her, transforming her from someone who would keep to herself to “pretty much a social butterfly.” Of course, it can’t hurt that she has some kickass parents.

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Best Of Friends: Misa And Fukumaru The Cat

November 24, 2015 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Heartwarming |

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12 years ago, Miyoko Ihara has started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misa. Miyoko wanted to leave a living proof of her. One day, her grandmother found a odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat "Fukumaru" in hope that "God of fuku(good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru(circle)". Even thought she is 87 years old, she still go out into the fields everyday, and Fukumaru always accompany her. Green fields, blooming flowers and plump fruits … in the colorful, diverse landscape, the life of an old lady and a cat is captured in the photographs. It has been 8 years since they first met. The grandmother whose hearing become weak and Fukumaru who has hearing disabilities are always looking into each other’s eyes and feeling warmth each other. When the white cloud float across the blue sky, the grandmother and her cat go out in the filed today too.

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Kind Women Knit Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm

November 23, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Heartwarming |

sweaters for chickens

Thanks to two kind-hearted women, rescued battery chickens are experiencing how good – and cozy – life can be.

Nicola Congdon and her mother, Ann, from Falmouth in Cornwall, England, own around 60 hens and half of them are former battery chickens. This means that they have, unfortunately, spent most of their lives in cages, and are not able to acclimatize to normal weather conditions.

To keep them warm during the frigid winter months, Ann and Nicola came up with an ingenious solution: knit them wooly chicken jumpers.

Says Nicola:

“It’s important to make people aware of the poor conditions the hens live in and the fact that they have no feathers when they are retired.” 

Nicola and Ann are now receiving special requests for jumpers from hen-keepers near and far. Instead of selling the tank tops for profit, she said the money goes to an AIDS orphanage in South Africa.

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This Photo Captures The Tender Moment A 102-Year-Old Woman Fell In Love With A Shelter Cat

November 10, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Cats, Heartwarming |

A two-year-old shelter cat named Edward never had a loving family to call his own. But little did he know that someone was out there who needed him more than he needed them.

Iona had made a trip to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas with her son. Her cat of 10 years had just passed away. After looking for a new companion, she spotted Edward, and instantly knew he was the one for her. “The way he cuddled upon my shoulder reminded me of the cat I’d just lost,” she recalls.

Barbara Bates, the adoption coordinator for the animal shelter, was there with her camera when this rare incident of ‘love-at-first-sight’ happened, right there in the lobby of the red-brick building.

“It just filled my heart,” Bates says about the scene. “The kitty just snuggled right up to her.”

“I said, ‘Iona, do you mind if I take your picture?’ And she said, ‘Honey, I sure hope I don’t break your camera.’”

Bates’ camera turned out fine, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few hearts broke upon seeing this tender moment captured that day:

Photo credit: Barbara Bates / Montgomery County Animal Shelter

“[This] photo tells me Edward immediately sensed that Iona had lots of love and security to offer him,” Bates says.

“To me, an animal gives you life, that a person can’t, or material things can’t.

“You come home from a stressful day, and they want to kiss on you. It just makes everything bad go away. So it just touched my heart.”

Looks like Iona will have a new favorite picture of hers to treasure.

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Mom Writes Touching Letter To Teenage Boy For Helping Her Nervous Daughter At The Skate Park

November 10, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Heartwarming |

This is the letter a mother shared on social media after taking her daughter skateboarding at a local skate park for the first time. She wrote it to thank an anonymous teenage boy for helping break down gender barriers for her six-year-old daughter, even though he got laughed at..

teenage boy at skate park

Dear teenage boy at the skate park:

You’re probably about 15 years old, so I don’t expect you to be very mature or for you to want a little girl on your skate ramp for that matter.

What you don’t know is that my daughter has been wanting to skateboard for months. I actually had to convince her that skateboarding wasn’t for just for boys.

So when we walked up to the skate park and saw that it was full of teenaged boys who were smoking and swearing, she immediately wanted to turn around and go home.

I secretly wanted to go too because I didn’t want to have to put on my mom voice and exchange words with you.

I also didn’t want my daughter to feel like she had to be scared of anyone, or that she wasn’t entitled to that skate park just as much as you were.

So when she said, “Mom it’s full of older boys,” I calmly said, “So what, they don’t own the skate park.”

She proceeded to go down the ramp in spite of you and your friends flying past her and grinding rails beside her.

She only had two or three runs in before you approached her and said “Hey, excuse me …”

I immediately prepared to deliver my “She’s allowed to use this park just as much as you guys” speech when I heard you say, “Your feet are wrong. Can I help you?”

You proceeded to spend almost an hour with my daughter showing her how to balance and steer, and she listened to you a feat not attained by most adults.

You held her hand and helped her get up when she fell down and I even heard you tell her to stay away from the rails so that she wouldn’t get hurt.

I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it.

She left the skate park with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you.

Jeanean Thomas, Cambridge


Via The Hamilton Spectator


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Great Dane Helps Little Girl With Rare Genetic Disorder Learn To Walk Again

November 9, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Dogs, Heartwarming |

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Eleven-year-old Bella Burton from Woburn, Mass., suffers from Morquio Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leads to organ damage, abnormal bone development and dwarfism. The disease makes it difficult for the young girl to walk, but with the help of her two-year-old service dog named George, Bella’s days are made a bit easier.

George is not your regular service dog.  He is no Golden Retriever, but a Great Dane, and thanks to his large size, Bella is able to walk with a lot more ease.

The young girl was diagnosed with the debilitating disease at the age of two. Her mobility has always been aided by either crutches or a wheelchair, but since George came to her life this past January, Bella gained her independence.

“He helps me a lot,” Bella told ABC news. “I lean on him like a crutch.”


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Brave Man Refused To Watch This Bear Drown, So He Went In After It

November 4, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Heartwarming |

A 400 pound black bear wandered into a residential neighborhood in Florida. Wildlife officers had to sedate the bear to safely relocate him, and that’s when things began to go horribly wrong.

man saves bear from drowning

The tranquilizer dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards the ocean, evading officers.

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20 Touching Before And After Photos Of Rescued Cats

November 3, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Cats, Heartwarming |

1. Mr. Biscuits

Mr. Biscuits tried to escape the cold by climbing up inside of a car engine, but when the car drove away he was badly burned. He is now recovered and never has to worry about being that cold (or hot) again.




2. Blind Kitten Turned Healthy Survivor

A local shelter found this little kitten abandoned in a box full of other kittens. Although blind, she was the only one still alive. Today she is healthier, and cutter, than ever.


Photo Credit: imgur



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These Dogs Were Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm And Were Terrified Of Humans But Watch Them Learn To Love And Trust Again

October 28, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Dogs, Heartwarming |

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<p>The South Korean dog meat industry is one that most of us would like to pretend doesn’t exist, but the hard truth is that it <em>does</em>. At this very moment, there are thousands of dogs who are awaiting their death in terrible conditions, living in utter fear of all humans.</p>
<p>A lucky few get rescued from this fate, but that’s just the beginning of their journey. For Robin and Kaya, it took tons of care to get them to not think humans were going to treat them like a commodity.</p>
<h3>After failing to acclimate at a shelter, Robin and Kaya were sent to <a href=ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.

There, the employees study these severe cases, and find ways to help them become happy dogs.

Kaya could hardly function…

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Baby Deer Refuses To Leave The Human Who Saved Her Life

October 27, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Heartwarming |

A mama deer abandoned one of her twin fawns when she realized it had an injured leg and could not keep up. The baby deer had no chance to survive on her own.

What you’re about to witness is an epic tale of love, loss, heartbreak, hope and happiness.


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