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This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair To Donate To Kids With Cancer

Christian McPhilamy donates hair to cancer patients

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When Christian McPhilamy was six years old, he was inspired by a commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and decided he wanted to help young people with cancer. He decided that day that he wanted to grow his hair long and donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.

So for 2 and a half years, Christian grew his hair out. He was made fun of at school for it, often mistaken for a girl, but that never deterred him from doing what he thought was right.

“Even out and about or at a park, he would be playing with a bunch of boys and they’d be like, ‘you look like a girl.’ And he would just explain to them. He held his head high and he never once said that he wanted to cut it off ever,” Christian’s mom said.

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Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Give Him The Happiest Final Days Ever

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When Nicole Elliot saw a photo of a senior dog with terminal cancer on her local animal shelter’s Facebook page, she knew she had to do something.

The Georgia woman decided to not only provide a home for Chester the terrier, but also to make sure his final days would be the best ones of his life.

“Before I went and got him, I decided to do a bucket list,” she told ABC News.

Elliot adopted Chester on June 27 and learned that the senior dog had undergone surgery to remove some of his tumors, but more had turned up. The dog’s owners had surrendered him to a high-kill shelter, and Animal Ark Rescue took Chester in before he could be euthanized.

In addition to cancer, Chester is also tested positive for heartworm, and veterinarians aren’t sure how much time he has left.

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This Bus Station Opens Its Doors At Night For 3 Homeless Dogs To Protect Them From The Cold

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Winter will soon hit the southern hemisphere and some people are already bracing for the cold as temperatures in some area have already started to turn chilly.

Fortunately for some of the stray dogs in Southern part of Brazil, good people have given them a nice place to keep warm and be comfortable.

The Barreirinha bus station in the city of Curitiba opened up their doors and provided beds and blankets for their new furry friends, whom they named Max, Pitoco and Zoinho.

The beds are old bus tires that have been stuffed with warm, fluffy blankets. Fabiane Rosa, a local politician, and animal lover, shared this story to her Facebook page, and of course, they went viral!

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This Man Has Dedicated His Life To Adopting Senior Dogs and Farm Animals Considered ‘Unadoptable’ By Most

Steve Greig adopts unadoptable pets

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It all started when Steve Greig’s beloved dog died. Even after months went by, he was still devastated by the loss so he decided to give another dog a good life.

But when he went to his local shelter, he wasn’t looking for a young pup, he wanted to adopt the “least adoptable” senior dog, as they’re often overlooked and have a slim chance of finding a forever home.

His first was a 12-year-old chihuahua named Eeyore, who came with four bad knees and a heart murmur. That was just the beginning, Greig told The Dodo.

Now, he’s a super busy human dad to a host of animals, including a total of 10 elder dogs.

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2-Year-Old Triplets Are Best Friends With Their Garbage Men

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Every garbage day, 2-year-old triplets wait excitedly for their garbage collectors – Andrew Black, Rob Whitmore, and Chad Cover – to show up.

“The crew gets out of the truck and they high-five the babies and give fist bumps and we talk,” their mother, Martha Sugalski, told Buzzfeed. “They spend 10 to 15 minutes with us every Tuesday and Friday.”

Holden, Heaton and Wilder were just two months old when they started to notice the garbage truck in their Florida neighborhood. Their mom would always wave to the men on the truck, the driver would honk the horn in response and the babies would look up. Andrew, the driver, would wave at the babies. Soon enough he would get out for some high fives and fist bumps, along with his two co-workers. Now it’s a twice a week tradition for the three toddlers and three trash collectors to hang out a bit. Even when one of the men had to take time off due to an injury, he came by to say hello. “Every time I see them, they just bring me joy,” he says.

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Boy Tucks Adopted Cat Into Bed Every Night So He Knows He Has A Forever Home

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Tommy the cat is a local stray in the neighborhood who found a family he could call his own.

“It’s more like he adopted us, to be honest,” sympson2612 shared on reddit. “He started hanging around our deck/yard this past Summer, and eventually we started feeding him. Next thing we know we got him his shots, got him neutered, and now he owns every piece of furniture and every person in this house. I think that was his evil plan all along…. We may have made a terrible mistake. ;)”

They decided to take Tommy in and right away the children fell in love, especially the family’s young son.

Whenever Tommy is getting ready to take a nap during the day, the tyke makes sure to tuck him in. This is his way of telling Tommy that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about being on the streets and that he has a loving home forever.

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6-Year-Old Boy with Autism Reads To Shelter Dogs To Help Them Find A Home

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The dogs at Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California have found comfort and companionship in 6-year-old Jacob Tumalan, who visits every Thursday after school to soothe the animals with his storytelling. Jacob, who has autism, sits on a mat before the cages and reads to the abandoned dogs, who grow calmer in his presence.

The weekly ritual began when Jacob’s aunt, an animal rescue worker, first brought him to visit the shelter six months ago and saw the special bond he formed with the four-legged, furry friends. Though his autism means he’s often uncomfortable around loud noises and hectic activity, he’s easily relaxed and focused while engaging with the pups, who also give him a sense of purpose.

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Chained Up Dog Who Couldn’t Even Rest Her Head Is Finally Rescued

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Cala was a guard dog at a mechanic’s shop near San Jose, Costa Rica. The mechanic never took her to the vet when she got sick, nor did he feed her on a daily basis. She was malnourished to the point where she couldn’t stand on her own feet and when she sat down, the short chain around her neck kept her from putting her head on the floor. Cala’s health grew increasingly worse and she even started having trouble breathing. If help didn’t come soon, Cala was going to die.

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