Sometimes, Christmas comes early. At a California animal shelter this year, it did for a lucky dog. On December 10th, one pit bull puppy got the second chance at life he so desperately needed.
Carson Animal Care Center is an animal shelter that serves Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas. It’s also the home to many abandoned dogs and cats. Carson’s pit bull population is often passed over for other adoptable animals, thanks to rampant pervasive pit bull discrimination. Sadly, Carson is a high-kill shelter.
Pit bulls are mistaken for an aggressive breed, but young Benny is quite obviously just the opposite. Shelter workers described him as timid and even shy – and for weeks, no one gave him a second glance. The sweet boy was essentially sitting on death row.
That is, until a rescuer spotted the gorgeous dog and decided to give him the home he deserved. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that Benny won’t stay shy for long – we’ve seen rescue dogs transform right before our eyes in the past!
You can find out more about the animals still waiting for their forever home at theCarson Shelter Facebook page.
Hanging out on your boat, you might be hoping to bring a few fish aboard, but this lucky guy got a much cuter surprise.
The sweet seal looks pretty tired after he hops up onto the vessel for a rest and some snuggles. Swimming around all day must be super exhausting — not to mention just being this adorable. Maybe he mistook the guy’s facial hair as a kindred spirit?
Lowered ears, a sad expression and guilty for making a hole in the couch. And then the nose, pushed tenderly against the face of his owner, Anthony Granai, as if begging for forgiveness.
Ettore, the beautiful labrador and star of this touching video, does not want to hear “no” from Granai, and does everything in his power to make amends. And the hug at the end… way too adorable.
Basic translation: “Are you asking me to forgive you?… No, it doesn’t work like that… Do you understand where you made the mistake?… Okay. We make peace. [cuteness implosion].”
This poor cat, named Lucy, verbally expresses her feelings by repeatedly saying “no more” while her human is giving her a bath.
Over the course of three years, Jared Piper saw a dog chained up all day, every day in a backyard with no human interaction. In Phoenix, Arizona, summer temperatures reach 120 degrees – the dog was still left alone outside.
One day he decided he’s had enough of this cruelty, and told the dog’s owner he wasn’t leaving without her dog. This is what happened…
A surprising thing happened in California when people were told they could help themselves to free money…
What happens when you stick a ton of dollar bills on a board with the words ‘Take what you need, give what you can’? The guys from Ark Project Now who created this social experiment weren’t at all sure, but the footage of what happened next proves beyond a doubt that humans really are awesome. Yes, we are.
The guys went to Mission Beach in San Diego and stuck the board in a busy place with lots of people passing by. Some stopped to take photos and selfies, and most chose to stick some cash to the board. The experiment started with $20.
Within 45 minutes, this sum had doubled.
One man, who admits he is poor and needy, says on camera: “It makes your brain scramble seeing all that money floating around. It makes you think how many people are out here doing the right thing.” He could definitely use the cash, but he is reluctant to take it. “If I were rich, I’d be putting $100 up there,” he says, adding humbly: “there’s so many hundreds of other people in more need than I am. As long as I got my mental health and meal for tomorrow I’m not greedy. Greed destroys love. marriages, relationships, it destroys everything. Trust and friendship are worth more than gold.”
Wow. This guy should have his own TV show.
But as true as all that is, his attitude is the flaw in their experiment: it’s not that people don’t give, it’s that people are shy about taking.
“This is going a whole lot differently to how we imagined,” says one of the crew. “Which is cool…but we hope someone comes along and takes some.” Do they? Well, yes…but they have to be cajoled into it!
This is a happy, feel-good video which could give you shivers down your spine (especially with the cool soundtrack). It might even make you tear up a little. It comes from the team at ARK (Act of Random Kindness) Project Now, who do wonderful work helping spread a little happiness and encouraging others to do the same.
A moose with her two calves cooled off on a hot Sunday afternoon when Eagle River resident Candice Helm turned on her sprinklers.
“They just strolled around the house and looked really hot,” Helm told local news station KTUU-TV. “So we turned on the sprinklers and they were happy.”
The two calves played in the sprinkler while their mother watched on. Eventually, even she joined in! Check out this remarkable moment of human kindness below.
95% of you guys will not be able to get through this entire video without skipping to the middle, opening a new internet tab or checking your Facebook feed.
When the police are scared and won’t even do anything, that’s how you know you got to get the f**k outta there. Take it from Brentbucci:
So, I live in Oakland, on the corner of high street and San Pablo, one block from International Blvd. I can tell you firsthand that the police, local government, and even the people that live here are tolerant of behaviors and living conditions that would shock most Americans. From rampant gang violence, to regular break-ins and robberies (on average, two cars get broken into at my complex every month), the worst areas of Oakland are similar to a third world country. The irony is, within three blocks of my neighborhood in the other direction is the city of Alameda, one of the most well funded, highest income areas in the east bay.
Our Mayor should be held responsible for this. She has failed us. Crime is up 400 percent under her tenure. Our police force is corrupt, understaffed, and underfunded. Our city streets are cracked and falling apart. Our city zoning laws for derelict and destroyed houses are never enforced. Trucks constantly use our neighborhood to dump loads of trash, which creates more problems. Oakland’s leadership does not care about us. They care about attracting business to downtown. The sad truth is that the poor areas of Oakland would be better off as a separate city. At least then, we wouldn’t have to deal with the beaurocratic, corrupt, and inefficient city officials and infrastructure that is holding us back.
There are no easy solutions, however nothing is working.