Does Your Child Suffer From RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder (Videos)


(N.Morgan) Many children suffer from RAD, but most parents just live with this condition because they do not understand what is happening to their child.  Do you or someone in your family have a child who suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder? Do you ever use electronics to give yourself a break and keep the child occupied? If you answered yes to any of these questions this article is for you.

What is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

Attachment is defined as the affectional tie between two people. It begins with the bond between the infant and mother. This bond becomes internally representative of how the child will form relationships with the world. Bowlby stated “the initial relationship between self and others serves as blueprints for all future relationships.” (Bowlby, 1975)

Attachment Disorder is defined as the condition in which individuals have difficulty forming lasting relationships.

They often show nearly a complete lack of ability to be genuinely affectionate with others.

They typically fail to develop a conscience and do not learn to trust.

They do not allow people to be in control of them due to this trust issue.

This damage is done by being abused or physically or emotionally separated from one primary caregiver during the first 3 years of life.

“If a child is not attached – does not form a loving bond with the mother – he does not develop an attachment to the rest of mankind. The unattached child literally does not have a stake in humanity” (Magid & McKelvey 1988).

They do not think and feel like a normal person. “At the core of the unattached is a deep-seated rage, far beyond normal anger. This rage is suppressed in their psyche. Now we all have some degree of rage, but the rage of psychopaths is that born of unfulfilled needs as infants. Incomprehensible pain is forever locked in their souls, because of the abandonment they felt as infants.” (Magid & McKelvey 1988)

“There is an inability to love or feel guilty. There is no conscience. Their inability to enter into any relationship makes treatment or even education impossible.” (Bowlby 1955).

Some infamous people with Attachment Disorder that did not get help in time:  Saddam Hussein, Edgar Allen Poe, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy.

One famous person with Attachment Disorder who did get help in time (in 1887!) and became one of the greatest humanitarians the US has ever produced is Helen Keller.

In the video below Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist, from U.S.A., is the originator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and also attachment-focused family therapy, recorded this summary of how the brain reacts to trauma and how an understanding of this process is helpful to foster and adoptive parents as well professionals such as residential care workers and teachers.

How Early Years Trauma Affects the Brain the Child Who Mistrusts Good Care

So now that you have an understanding of what RAD is, what is the next step in helping a child heal and develop into a happy, mentally healthy loving adult?

Reading to your RAD child is an excellent bonding tool. Make is fun, with blanket forts or under the covers with a flashlight, surrounded by pillows and stuffed animals. Anything that provides comfort and a sense of security.

The RAD child is going to continuously challenge their caregivers limits, these are testing behaviors that are ultimately about trust.

The next video dicusses the elements of sensitive caregiving during early childhood builds a healthy foundation for future development. Attachment disorder may be triggered during a child’s earliest years when a healthy foundation for trust and attachment is interrupted by abuse and/or neglect, abandonment, separation from birth parents and other factors. When this foundation is damaged, children may have difficulty in forming loving, intimate relationships.

Attachment Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

In some cases, the challenges may seem insurmountable to the caregiver of a RAD child and they may consider sending the child away to a special care facility, however, research shows that this makes this condition far worse and the trauma suffered by the child multiplies.

Forrest Lien, Executive Director and Therapist for The Institute for Attachment and Child Development wrote:

Residential treatment centers aren’t family environments. They don’t effectively address the attachment problems between children and their parents. Kids with reactive attachment disorder reject trust and closeness, especially with mother figures. So, that’s exactly what they need in treatment.

However, residential treatment centers have a revolving staff schedule. Kids don’t develop close relationships with the staff. In fact, the kids develop superficial relationships with staff in order to manipulate them. Kids with reactive attachment disorder are extremely skilled at doing so.

To make things worse, we rewarded the kids with the chance to hang out with others who shared their distorted thinking. They only validated one another and made things worse.

Many parents come to me, frustrated and burnt out. They spend time and/or money for their kids to go to residential treatment centers. When they get home, their kids are just the same and families continue to suffer. I hope we can come together as professionals to help break this cycle.

Whether it’s incessant text messaging, Snapchat, or a game app, it’s all the same—today’s modern social media and technology bombards children with constant distractions.

These distractions become yet another obstacle in parenting, especially for those raising children with reactive attachment disorder.

Here’s why electronics create great problems for children with RAD and their parents:

Minimize electronics. Kids with RAD are highly prone to escapism, to the point of it being dangerous and everything a RAD child watches must be monitored because of potential triggers.

Electronics are more interesting for kids than developing relationships. The most important lesson children with RAD need to learn is how to foster attachments and sincere relationships. Life is already very busy for most families with school, work, therapy sessions, etc. Electronics consume even more time in which children with RAD could spend with others.

Social media fuels superficial relationships. Again, children with RAD need to work hard to learn how to create authentic and healthy relationships. However, social media only provides more opportunities to present false identities and manipulate relationships.

Electronics affirm a sense of entitlement. Tired parents understandably need a break from oppositional behaviors. However, to rely upon electronics to get relief only leads to more problems later. Children who were abused or neglected at a young age, right in the midst of important  developmental stages, remain “stuck” in their toddler years developmentally (watch the  video “How to recognize attachment disorder in your child“). Just like toddlers, they want what they want when they want it. When parents “give in” to electronics after children act out, they only reinforce that sense of entitlement for children with RAD.

Electronics often lead to more power struggles. Parents of children with RAD feel worn out from constant chaos and arguing from their children as it is. Ironically, the very objects parents often use as leverage for desirable behavior—electronics—often create more battles. Children often rush through chores, homework, etc. when parents rely upon electronic time as an incentive. When parents request that their children return to efficiently complete their tasks, the tantrums and arguing ensues all the more.

To raise children with RAD is extremely difficult and exhausting. Yet, those raising such children are better off finding respite time in ways other than electronics. Until children with RAD and those raising them establish a quality relationship, we recommend that parents forbid or set extremely strict limits on the use of electronics.

In the future, parents might have the chance to ease limitations and play games with their children to further build an established healthy relationship. Until that day is possible, however, the “electronic babysitter” will only make matters worse.



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Is This Behind the Epidemic of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)? (Videos)


(N.Morgan) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Babies receive many vaccines when they are between 2 to 4 months old. This age range is also the peak age for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or infant death that cannot be explained. However, studies have found that vaccines do not cause and are not linked to SIDS.

The CDC did their own study and concluded vaccines are good for you, they don’t cause SIDS, but why would anyone believe a government agency which is funded and controlled by the very corporations who profit from these vaccines?

Especially in our current environment where government lies and corruption is right out in the open for all to see reported by the corporate controlled Fake News Media.

We can all see how they operate today, they all profit from major corporations, they represent the major corporations and the US vaccine market was valued as worth $12.3 Billion as of 2013, thriving on support in return for over $55 million dollars given out to to political campaigns, government studies, and special interest groups during 2016.

The vaccine market is expected to reach a worth of $17.4 billion by 2020, with the human vaccine segment occupying about eighty percent of the U.S. vaccine market.


Should society blindly accept and never question government agencies like the CDC? Why should we believe and follow their orders?

When was the last time someone you knew got the flu vaccine and then got the flu?

It happens all the time.

Recent studies have shown that the flu vaccine as a whole is only about 59 percent effective at preventing the illness.

NRP pointed out that the vaccine appears to be less effective for the elderly, which is a population often highly encouraged to receive the flu shot in the first place.

The Truth About Vaccines 7 Day Docu-Series

The History of Vaccines

Vaccination Programs Are Given Credit for Eradicating Some of the Most Devastating Illnesses of the Past, but They’re No Longer Immune to Controversy of Their Own.

Vaccine Risks and Safety Concerns Vaccine

Concerns About Vaccine Injuries, Mercury Toxicity, and Autism Have Increased Substantially in Recent Years, and Public Debate Is Once Again Heating Up.

Full List of Options and Alternatives

You Don’t Have to be Pro- or Anti-vaccine Anymore. New Options Are Available to Guard Against Serious Illness, Based on Your Unique Situation and Risk Factors.

RFK, Jr: My meeting with Trump on vaccine commission

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. details his meeting with the president about the possibility of forming a vaccine commission in a interview on Tucker Carlson.

INSULT TO INJURY! – Vaccination of Pre-Term Infants

Dr. Suzanne Humphries will show you medical evidence that sick babies are being made sicker in an uncontrolled experiment.

New Vaccines Still Cause Autism and Our Government Knows

Today in the US and a growing number of other countries, the official policy is that any scientific study, regardless of its methodology, quality, author credentials and peer-reviewed process, is summarily dismissed as incomplete, irrelevant or unsupported if it finds a connection between any vaccine or combination of vaccines and autism spectrum disorder.

New Vaccines Still Cause Autism and Our Government Knows

Even when the CDC’s own immunologist, Dr. William Thompson, whistle-blows and provides thousands of pages of scientific data and research proving a vaccine-autism connection, the matter is rapidly shoved under the table. In the case of Dr. Thompson’s release of confidential documents to a Congressional subcommittee, the CDC intentionally concealed their evidence that African American boys under 36 months had a higher risk of autism after receiving the MMR vaccine. The documents also proved the CDC has known for a long time that neurological tics, indicating brain disturbances, were associated with thimerosal-containing vaccines, such as the influenza vaccine.

We have also known for over fifteen years, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act filing, that CDC officials, vaccine scientists on the CDC’s vaccine advisory panel, the WHO and private pharmaceutical executives met secretly for two days at the Simpsonwood retreat center near Atlanta to deliberate on the Verstraeten research’s findings proving thimerosal’s role in the rise of autism. The meeting was held for the specific purpose to find ways to prevent the findings from reaching the public, and spin and manipulate the data to disprove a vaccine-autism connection.

More recently a private medical consultant, Barry Rumack MD, was hired by the FDA to review that status of mercury levels in children with an emphasis on childhood vaccines. According to his findings,

“At no point from birth to 16-18 months of age that infants were mercury levels below the EPA guidelines for allowable mercury exposure…. In fact, according to the models, blood and body burden levels of mercury peaked at six months of age at a shocking high level of 120 ng/L. To put this in perspective, the CDC classifies mercury poisoning as blood levels of mercury greater than 10 ng/L.”

Dr. Rumack notes that the FDA chose to hide this finding from the public and higher health officials.

The Vaccine Revolution for Truth, Washington D.C. 2017

NVIC‘s President and Co-Founder Barbara Loe Fisher opened the Revolution for Truth Rally in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 31, 2017. This event was sponsored by Vaccine Injury Awareness League and supported by NVIC and many organizations concerned about the influence of pharmaceutical and chemical companies on mainstream media and policies of government health agencies responsible for public health and safety. The referenced text of this speech can be read on



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Exposing Corruption American Style, Wait Until You See This



(N.Morgan) See something strange or unusual happening, grab your cell phone or camera and catch the story LIVE as it happens.

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Big corporations are often hiding actions that the world learns about only when someone stands up and speaks out.

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Before It’s News needs your support as Citizen Journalists to help expose these every day crimes. This is a free service that promotes Freedom Of Speech.

You see so much injustice all around you every day, but you can decide to stop sitting quietly by and take action to change things.

Stand up and show everyone what is going on in your city. At work or at play, your eyes and ears are needed to bring the true news to the world viewers LIVE as it happens.

In March 2016, a corporate whistleblower received a settlement and watched as the medical device company he had reported to the US Government was found guilty and fined $646 million for a pattern of bribery and kickbacks. Included in the fine, almost fifty percent of the total amount in fact, was a criminal penalty for violating the federal anti-kickback statute which makes this the largest amount any company ever paid for breaking that federal law. SOURCE

In another 2016 high-profile case, Gretchen Carlson, former anchor at the 21st Century Fox (FOXA) unit Fox News, charged her former boss, Roger Ailes, with sexual harassment, setting off a chain reaction with other women deciding to go public with similar allegations. Ms. Carlson settled with Fox for $20 million, and Mr. Ailes lost his job, resigning on July 21. SOURCE

Calling all Whistleblowers, Before Its News will provide you the platform to reach a diverse global audience, expanding your ability to expose the truth. It’s Free!

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By sharing images, posting videos and writing the true story for Before its News, you will be contributing and insuring the real news is being seen and heard.

No more burying the truth, hiding the facts underneath “soft news” that is just slanted political propaganda.

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Courtney C. Radsch is one of the earliest proponents of the political impact of cyberactivism in the Middle East and analysts of Arab media. She defines citizen journalism “as an alternative and activist form of newsgathering and reporting that functions outside mainstream media institutions, often as a response to shortcomings in the professional journalistic field, that uses similar journalistic practices but is driven by different objectives and ideals and relies on alternative sources of legitimacy than traditional or mainstream journalism”.



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Dog Chained in the Rain Lights Up When He Sees Someone Approaching to Help (Video)

Animals, Dogs

(N.Morgan) One of the saddest things to see is a dog, left outside to endure the brutal elements, chained or tethered and obviously forgotten, neglected, and ignored.

Belinda discovered two dogs living abandoned in her neighborhood, and she took them in. Giving them food and a home was easy, but her landlord did not allow dogs in the house she was renting, so she had to keep them outside. And without a fenced yard, that meant Mama and Oreo had to be chained.

One day, Mama broke free of her chain, and wandered away. But Mama and Belinda were lucky, because the County animal control officers brought Mama back home and shared with Belinda, now Mama’s human ‘Mama’, some very special contact information which would change their lives.

In the last several years, organizations have been popping up all over the world to help rescue these precious souls and give them the loving, happy, free lives they deserve, one such group is Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs is an organization that “improves the welfare of dogs living in under-served communities as well as dogs continuously chained outdoors by offering information and free services including wellness care, spay/neuter, vaccinations and fences. By providing nonjudgmental assistance and building relationships within the community, the Coalition to Unchain Dogs bolsters connections between dogs and their human companions.:

In the video below, see how rescued dogs Mama and Oreo react when the rescuers let them off of their leashes and they get their first real taste of freedom.

The compassion demonstrated by the rescuers for these precious beings is awe inspiring.

Please visit Coalition to Unchain Dogs’ website for more information and learn ways you can help.






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The One Vitamin That Can Help Repel Mosquitoes All Summer (Video)


(N.Morgan) Mosquitoes are considered to be one of the of the most annoying bugs on the planet.

The red, itchy, bites can cause pain, scabs and can even lead to Infantigo, which is a bacterial skin infection.

It can be caused by two different types of bacteria: strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus).

Typically, these bacteria will infect skin that is broken or damaged by cuts, scratches, bites, eczema, or other skin conditions.

There are several ways to ward off biting bugs, from using Vicks VapoRub to garlic, and there is one thing these all have in common – to produce an odor that mosquitos simply don’t like.

There is also one vitamin that when ingested, produces an odor on our skin which is repellent to mosquitoes but undetectable by humans.

Here are 5 great tips to have a mosquito-free summer:

1) Take a B1 supplement. The one vitamin is Vitamin B1, otherwise known as thiamine.

Although not scientifically proven, many people attest to the effectiveness of Vitamin B1 as a mosquito repellent. It also has a plethora of other fantastic health benefits, so why not give it a try?

The recommended dosage is 25-50mg, three times a day. There are concentrated supplements available from the pharmacy, but there are also common foods which are high in Vitamin B1, and adding these delicious foods to your diet may make you less appealing to mosquitoes! Sunflower seeds, beans, whole grains and yeast make the list, as well as kale, cauliflower and broccoli.

And why is B1 so good for us? Here’s what we found:

According to Organic Facts, it plays an important role in maintaining a healthy nervous system, as well as healthy skin, hair, eyes, mouth and liver. It also helps our bodies to withstand stress, which we can all use a little help with sometimes!

B1 is a key player in converting sugar into usable energy, and it works as a powerful antioxidant which can slow down the aging process. It is even good for our mental health. Just taking B1 isn’t the only thing you can do. 

2) Be prepared. Got a holiday coming up? Start taking the B1 supplements two weeks in advance – Love to Know advises that this is roughly how long it takes for the vitamin levels to build up in your body. And on that note, Vitamin B1 is water soluble, meaning it can be flushed from your body very quickly. Keep up your stores of B1 by continuously taking it in supplement form, and by snacking on the vitamin-rich foods listed above.

3) Use less bug spray. Most bug sprays contain neurotoxic chemicals such as permethrin and DEET. Love to Know explains that we absorb a lot through our skin and those chemicals go straight into our blood stream – so do we really want those harsh chemicals pumping through our bodies? There are some occasions when those bug sprays may be the safest option, but for places where mosquitoes don’t carry serious disease, it could be worthwhile trying natural alternatives, such as Vitamin B1.

4) Supplement with a natural repellent. If the mosquitoes are out in force, you can add another layer of protection by making your own repellent. Try this recipe, by David Wolfe – it uses only two ingredients! He recommends crushing fresh parsley with apple cider vinegar and leaving to sit for a few hours. Or you can try these recipes which use a simple mixture of olive oil and essential oils, the scent of which is known to deter bugs. Be sure to dilute the essential oils so that they’re safe to use on your skin, and follow the usage instructions carefully – essential oils are not right for everyone.

5) Stop giving mosquitoes a home. Pediatric Insider explains that mosquitoes breed in standing water, so try to empty any empty flowerpots, birdbaths or gutters that might be proving an ideal breeding place. Mosquitoes don’t venture too far from their homes, so if they can’t breed in your backyard, chances are you’ll see a lot less of them.

In the video below, Ranger Kooky puts the B1 suppliment to the test check out the results:

In conclusion, there are many ways to repel mosquitoes and you don’t have to put harsh chemicals on your skin to do it.

Try using natural bug sprays and being aware of where mosquitoes are breeding around your home, and of course, dose up on that Vitamin B1!

It is a safe and naturally-occurring part of a healthy diet, so you’ll notice other great health benefits too.

Another thing to consider is that if you are traveling somewhere with risk of malaria, yellow fever, or other serious diseases carried by mosquitoes, consult your doctor to discuss more stringent ways to deter mosquitoes.

However, if you’re looking for a healthy, toxin-free way of deterring mosquitoes and it is safe to risk an occasional bite, stock up on Vitamin B1 – it’s a healthy alternative.



Red Alert: U.S. Drops World’s Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Moments Ago in the Middle East (Videos)

Politics, War And Conflict

(N.Morgan) The US military has dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. (Video Below)

The bomb – twice the size of the nuke dropped on Hiroshima – was dropped on Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, the Pentagon has confirmed.

The blast radius is believed to be over 300 meters and the weapon is described as “the father of all bombs”. (Video Below)

It comes as war fears reach fever pitch – with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea on the brink of sparking global conflict.

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was deployed at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.

The MOAB is also known as the “mother of all bombs.” A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.

The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.

They said the target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.

The military is currently assessing the damage. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources.

This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials. This munition was developed during the Iraq War.

Watch the video reports below for up to date information:

Breaking: Trump orders US jets to drop biggest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

MOAB Mother of All Bombs





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She Asked for a Sign From Her Dead Son, That’s When a Miracle Happened (Video)


(N.Morgan) A parent’s love for their children is one that transcends words and is nearly impossible for a parent to try to explain, it’s a bond like no other that humans share with each other.

Marie Robinson endured every parent’s worst nightmare in 2014, when her four-year-old son Jack had been diagnosed with a brain tumor that he tragically didn’t survive.

Although a few years have passed since Robinson lost her little boy, she feels more connected to him now than ever since his death — and she credits a miraculous encounter with a bird.

Little Jack is survived by his mother, father and four other siblings, including three sisters and his twin brother, Liam.

When she visited his grave on April Fool’s Day, Robinson asked him to give her a sign and sat down in the cemetery.

That’s when she saw a little robin.
“He didn’t seem scared at all. He went and sat on a nearby headstone so I got my phone out to film him being close to me and he flew over and landed on my hand,” she said. “He kept looking at me directly in my face and at one point he landed on my shoulder and nibbled me a couple of times.”
Whatever was going on that day in the cemetery, Mrs. Robinson was blessed with a very special miracle that she would not soon forget.

Sweet Dog Who Endured the Worst Is Now Happy With Loving Family (Videos)

Animal Cruelty, Animals

(N.Morgan) Animal cruelty is one of the lowest and evil crimes committed against some of the innocent precious souls among us.

The abuse generally leaves the animal permanently maimed or physically disabled and emotionally scarred.

Baron the Rottweilers story is one of heartbreak, hope, and healing and love conquering evil.

As originally reported by the Detroit Free Press: An adorable Rottweiler mix from Detroit, Michigan is recovering from a brutal attack that saw someone cut off his ears and nose.

 It’s unclear what exactly happened to the dog, named Baron, but the Michigan Humane Society says it looks like a dangerous human was involved.

In a video posted to their official Facebook page, the society says Baron was found wandering in West Detroit last week when someone coaxed him into a local business.

The society then picked him up and have been treating his injuries.

In addition to the damage on his ears and nose, there were injuries on the backs of his legs.

The medical staff will soon have to amputate his tail because of the extent of damage inflicted on it, reported the Detroit Free Press.

On a more positive note, specialists may be able perform reconstructive surgery on his nose.

In the videos below, watch Baron’s courageous story of overcoming his tragic past to find healing and love.

If you have any information about the perpetrator who did this to Baron, please contact the Michigan Humane Society (313) 872-3401, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. or leave a detailed message any time.

Be sure to leave all the information requested on the voice mail message, including the complaint street address and major cross streets.

You can remain anonymous but please include your phone number if possible in case additional information is needed.

A $35,000 reward now being offered for any information that leads to the capture of the perpetrator.

Sad dog story: What an awful human did to Baron the rottweiler will leave you super sad 

Mutilated dog hasn’t given up on humans despite trauma

Justice for BARON, the Rottweiler – VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!

$11G Reward Offered To Find Whoever Mutilated Dog’s Nose And Ears

An Update on Baron

Baron’s Adoption




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12 Inspirational True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity (Video)


(N.Morgan) Current events and the ever changing political climate have made watching the news or reading a newspaper almost painful from all of the negativity and uncertainty that are constantly bombarding headlines.

The discord and strife seem to suck the hope out of everything and make things seem utterly hopeless.

This collection of stories should be a beacon of hope in these stormy and confusing times.

A guiding light of awe-inspiring acts of love, kindness, compassion, and courage and proof that happiness can come after the storms.

The tricky haircut

Reddy Weldon and Jax Rosebush are best friends and these two pint-sized preschoolers wanted to play a funny trick their on teacher.

They wanted to trick their teacher into thinking they were twins, so she wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

There was just one minor technicality that neither of them realized: Reddy is black, but Jax is white.

These two BFFs see way past each other’s exterior color, though.

Jax just wanted the same haircut as his pal, Reddy, so they would look the same.

It’s so sweet to hear such an adorable demonstration of how accepting children can be, especially when we are usually faced with devastating stories of racism.

Party of five


The story behind the ‘Family Wanted’ plea of five Kansas siblings [VIDEO]

It would be considered nearly impossible to be able to find a loving family to adopt a family of 5 children together, ranging from ages 2 to 11.

The children also felt this was an impossible dream, until they reached out to The Kansas City Star to appeal to its readers for a forever home—for all five of them.

The children and the newspaper, however, could have never expected the immediate responses that flooded The Star’s email inbox.

In a matter of a few days, the appeal went viral, garnering over four million views.

The adoption agency working to place the children has since removed the family’s story from its website so it can focus on finding a home from one of the thousands of respondents.

It looks like these kids will have no problem finding their forever home, happily together, as they should be.

An inspiring proposal

Usually stories of cancer don’t have a very happy ending, which makes this next story even more special, since this cancer story ends with a positive outcome.

Jim Koch, an Iowa man whose 54-year-old wife, Lora, was diagnosed with breast cancer, made sure their cancer story had a beautiful twist.

One week after Lora underwent a bilateral mastectomy, Jim re-proposed to his wife.

They had already been married for 26 years.

The loving husband told, “I’ve known Lora as the most selfless person, and as she was going through this rough patch, I really wanted to give a sign and a reminder of love and commitment.”

The youngest daughter of the couple happily took photos of her father’s moving gesture.

Jim reminds us all that true love does exist and will carry you through the darkest of times, in sickness and in health.

A teenage hero

The familiar expression of “being at the right place at the right time”, could’ve been expressed about this next story.

In 2014, a 17-year-old volunteer firefighter named Joseph Chambers heard a loud crash outside of his sister’s home.

Joseph found two cars in what appeared to be a fatal collision, one of which was a police patrol car.

He immediately ran up to the car of Officer Mark Kimsey to see if he was okay.

Officer Kimsey was trapped, but Joseph sprung into action, pulling Kimsey out through the window with another bystander as his patrol car burst into flames.

Maybe it was Joseph’s firefighter training that allowed him to think, and act, so quickly, but it’s certain that he saved a man’s life that day without once thinking about his own well-being.

The town that came together

Imagine you lived in a place in which you didn’t speak the language everyone else did.

Such was life for Muaharrem, a deaf man in Istanbul who uses sign language to communicate. Muaharrem spent every day communicating with people in his town the best he could.

He may have gotten by, but he was imprisoned by his inability to accurately communicate with those around him.

Until one day, when a Samsung ad created for him a new world that he never dreamed would be possible.

As Muaharrem’s sister, Ozlem, walked him through his neighborhood, he suddenly realized that everyone he encountered not only understood his language but was able to use it with him.

Samsung had contracted the locals to learn sign language as a promotion for its new technology for the hard of hearing but ended up giving Muaharrem the best gift he could have received: the gift of communication.

The kids who stole a bachelor’s heart

Pittsburgh Police Detective Jack Mook was a self-proclaimed bachelor who loved the single life and doing what he wanted during his off-duty hours.

He often went to the gym, where he boxed and volunteered his time to teach kids boxing.

He became particularly close to two brothers, who came in almost every week for several years to learn from Mook.

One day, the brothers just stopped showing up and Mook knew something was wrong.

Mook found older brother Josh at his school and he broke down when the boy explained the horrendous conditions under which he and his brother lived in at his foster parent’s house.

Through an emergency appeal, Mook decided to foster the boys, and later went on to adopt them, finalizing the most important chapter in his life in 2014.

Mook insists the boys have changed his life.

The self-proclaimed bachelor is not only the dad of two teenagers, but he’s also happily married and has three step-children—because after his big-hearted story went viral, women were lining up to meet—and marry—this ordinary superhero.

Airport angel

Airports can be extremely stressful, and can be made even more so when the unexpected happens—unless you find an angel on Earth, like one father did.

After trying to check in for an upcoming flight with his daughter, the man was told that his 2-year-old daughter would need her own ticket.

He had mistakenly thought she would fly for free because of her age.

The father was obviously distraught, saying he didn’t have the money, and left the counter to make some phone calls.

That’s when a kind stranger stepped in, approaching the counter to tell the agent she wanted to pay for the little girl’s ticket—all $749 of it.

The appreciative man asked for the woman’s name so he could repay her, but she insisted on remaining anonymous.

The only thing anyone knows about her is what she did that day, thanks to a viral photo of her good deed circulating on Facebook.

An impromptu performance for humanity

Millennials are often regarded by older generations as selfish, but there are a few that break that stereotype.

Three college students in Germany showed the world just how selfless their generation can be through a beautiful video that went viral and has touched the hearts of millions since.

The students surprised a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk with a gorgeous instrumental and vocal performance that he originally thought was just for show (it began with one student asking to borrow the man’s bucket to use as a drum)—until they handed him the money they collected from passers-by.

The stunned man wasn’t able to muster up any words as the students walked away, but the look on his face shows that his faith in humanity was restored at that very moment.

Gone, but never forgotten

When you lose a loved one, it can seem like everything about that person is lost from this world.

One woman realized how far from the truth that is after she lost her husband to cancer.

Debora Taylor had started her own battle with cancer four years prior to her husband Hank’s diagnosis, but she fought against it, feeling as though there was some reason God wanted her to stick around.

When her husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, Debra knew her purpose was to help him through his own battle.

Sadly, Hank lost his battle with cancer only a month later.

Debora was still recovering from her own treatments and was now emotionally scarred after her husband’s sudden death.

But one day, Debora found a voicemail from her husband that she had never deleted.

The voicemail was of Hank, somewhat agitated on his way home from work but showing his silly side that Debora loved.

She treasured the voicemail until the day she had to switch phone carriers and lost her husband’s message.

Through a rant on Facebook, her previous phone carrier found out her story and was able to walk Debora through the process of retrieving the voicemail so she could once again have a piece of her husband back in her life.

The boy who took a stand

Not much touches our hearts more than children who give selflessly, like one 7-year-old named Quinn Callander did for his best friend, Brayden Grozdanich.

Brayden has cerebral palsy.

Quinn simply wanted to help Brayden walk and move with less pain.

So, he set up a lemonade stand for his buddy to raise money to help Brayden, and the two began selling their delicious drinks outside a local grocery store.

Quinn’s mom posted about his heartwarming campaign on a donation website, hoping to bring in a few more dollars for his cause.

What the family didn’t expect, though, was more than $61,000 in donations to come pouring in, which would help support a much-needed surgery for Brayden later that year.

To think it all started with a small boy, a brilliant idea, and a huge heart.

The babysitter who became much more

Would you be willing to donate an organ to someone you barely knew who desperately needed it?

One young babysitter did, without a second thought, to save the life of a toddler she had known for only three weeks.

Kiersten Miles began babysitting Talia over the summer of 2016 when she learned that the baby would need a liver transplant. Kiersten volunteered to be her donor, no questions asked.

After going through rounds of tests to make sure she was a match, Kiersten learned she could be a donor for Talia.

In January 2017, both girls underwent surgery and are expected to make full recoveries.

Talia’s parents believe Kiersten was placed in their lives at the perfect time to save their little girl, and have since told Kiersten, “I could tell you thank you for the rest of my life every single day, and it wouldn’t be enough.”

Hope for the homeless

Ginger Sprouse is one of those people who wants to do more for the homeless than simply give them a meal.

One homeless man in particular caught Ginger’s attention when he sat in the same spot nearly every day near her cooking class business.

She learned that his name was Victor, and he suffered from mental illness.

He wanted to wait in that one spot every day in the hope that his mother would find him, because that’s where he’d last seen her.

Ginger befriended Victor, talking to him on her coffee breaks and learning about his life, including the fact that he’d been homeless for about 10 years and unable to find his mother for the last three.

In December 2016, Ginger decided to take Victor into her home and started a Facebook campaign, known as This Is Victor, to raise money to help get Victor on his feet.

She gave him a job in the kitchen of her business and even helped him see his mom again.

She has committed to take care and help Victor for the rest of his life.




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