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82-year-old grandma dances it out while cleaning up her community putting a smile on everyone's face

Anna Berdnikova, who is better known as Granny Anya by friends and family, dances and sings while she helps clean up the neighborhood she lives in. She works her way through the chores on her to-do list while singing Soviet songs as well as songs from old Indian movies. After a video of her showing off her moves was uploaded online, Granny Anya has gone viral. Dozens of internet users have shared that the dancing grandma has brightened their days and put smiles on their faces, Good Morning America reports.
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Dad leaves a scathing letter to neighbor who had HOA force him to tear down his kids' treehouse

The pandemic forced parents to find innovative ways to keep their kids busy. One father decided to build a treehouse in the backyard for his sons to play in and have some time outdoors for a change. But his thoughtful gesture was brought to a devastating end when an anonymous passerby was unhappy with the treehouse. That person filed a complaint with the Homeowners Association (HOA) to make sure it was removed. The father, only recognized as Dave, had to comply. He took the treehouse down as instructed but not before he decided to leave a scathing letter to the anonymous killjoy who would inevitably walk past his house again.
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Meet Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth: 'We can have one America if we try'

Opal Lee, aged 92, exclaimed in delight when she watched Congress pass a bill to make Juneteenth, June 19, a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery and was formerly celebrated by African American communities. While President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 had officially outlawed slavery in Texas, Black slaves only enjoyed freedom two and a half years later. Lee, known as the Grandma of Juneteenth, had been a longtime advocate of marking the occasion at the national level. Notably, she marched from Fort Worth, Texas, to Washington, D.C., to fight for a federal holiday in 2016. She is now taking a moment to savor the win but has stressed the anti-racism work that remains, CNN News reports.
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The internet can't decide if this matching toe-tag marriage tattoo trend is cute or trashy

Getting a tattoo is a meaningful process. Well, at least they should be since they are permanent and will be embedded into your skin forever. Most people put a lot of effort into picking a design that has a special significance and purpose because they will have to live with it for a long, long time. Some people get matching tattoos to make the tattoos even more memorable, with a special connection. But despite their best efforts, sometimes, some designs would have been best left in the drafts folder. These are, of course, personal choices. So, to each their own.
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School warns mom about ‘strange man’ picking up daughter, not realizing it was her without a wig

One of the scariest experiences a parent can have is to be told by school authorities that a stranger picked up their child from school. Shanta, who goes by @heyshantaq on TikTok, revealed that she got a similar call, sending shivers down her spine. School authorities alerted Shanta that a mysterious man was picking up her daughter every day from school. They went on to describe the person and Shanta realized she knew someone that matched the description.
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Megan Rapinoe is the new face of Victoria's Secret and some straight guys are having a meltdown

After decades of being associated with scantily clad models and angel wings, Lingerie company Victoria's Secret is making a sharp pivot to become more inclusive. The brand has now made seven accomplished personalities the face of their brand, in a move away from their past of only using slender models dressed in lingerie in their marketing campaigns. Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe, actor Priyanka Chopra, and transgender model Valentina Sampaio are among the names announced by the brand as part of its new VS Collective, a platform the company says "will build new, deeper relationships with all women," reported NBC News.
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Couple plan to re-marry after partner comes out as trans woman during their honeymoon

A couple is planning to get married again after one of the spouses came out as a trans woman. Rayna Harvey and Jae Gray got married in 2018 and it was during their honeymoon that Rayna, 33, came out to her wife, and said she identified as a woman. The pair had initially met on MySpace more than a decade ago in 2007, reported The Mirror. Rayna never felt comfortable in her body all those years and finally opened up to her wife. Jae Gray is a photographer, hairdresser, and make-up artist and Rayna Harvey is a graphic designer. "My wife didn't know about me until after we got married, and to most people that would be the end, but for us, it was just the beginning," said Rayna. "True love exists."
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TikTok user reveals 'genius' trick to deal with scam callers and people are in awe

With scam callers as active as ever and taking advantage of gullible people even in the middle of a pandemic, one TikTok user decided to beat them at their own game. Roy L. Baker Jr. aka @1roy_jr recently took to the platform to share a hilarious video detailing how he handles annoying phone calls from spammers and scammers. Captioned "CIA Fraud Division Coming to a dial tone near you," the now-viral video showed how Baker used his deep, smooth voice to do a spot-on impression of an automated voicemail greeting for the CIA.
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'Amazing' therapy dog saves woman who was considering taking her life on a motorway bridge

A therapy dog is being hailed as a lifesaver after he played a role in convincing a woman who was considering taking her own life to rethink her decision. Digby, a 3-year-old Australian Labradoodle, normally helps firefighters in therapy sessions to deal with trauma. However, on Tuesday, the "defusing" dog used his charm to save a woman's life in what has become yet another testament to the therapeutic effect canines have on humans. Digby has become an online sensation after the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service shared his incredible deed in a Twitter thread that's been liked over 83k times.
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Male teacher gets bullied for wearing makeup, then his students and their parents jump in

Nick Popadich has had a whirlwind of ups and downs this Pride Month. The English teacher at Grand Blanc High School in Michigan suddenly found himself the subject of controversy when a local resident posted pictures of Popadich wearing makeup in a community Facebook group and slammed it as unacceptable behavior for a male teacher. While the father-of-two didn't see the homophobic post on the Grand Blanc Residents Uncensored group until later, several members who were former students of Popadich and their parents immediately jumped to his defense. "Once I got back to my phone, I got all these texts that were saying -- they were warning me like Nick, you gotta check this out. Somebody's bashing you on social media," he told WJRT.
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Restaurant posts sign asking customers to tip servers, gets called out for not paying living wage

While tipping culture is a common in the food industry across the world, in America, businesses rely heavily on tips so that their workers can live a dignified living. The minimum wage paid by a majority of the food industry including major franchises are not sufficient to make ends meet for employees. The tipping culture prelavent in America shifts the burden of the compensating workers a decent wage to customers. Not to mention that many minimum wage workers across different industries are forced to rely on food stamp, apart from their wages.
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Colorado baker gets fined for refusing to make a cake for trans woman celebrating her transition

The Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a transgender woman has been fined $500 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law, ruled a state judge. Jack Phillips, the baker, had won a partial victory at the US Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make the wedding cake for a same-sex couple, reported NPR. Phillips said he didn't believe people could change their gender and refused to bake the cake citing its message. Denver District Judge A. Bruce Jones said Jack Phillips violated the law when Autumn Scardina, a trans woman was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday. Phillips had testified during the trial that he didn't want to celebrate "somebody who thinks that they can" change their gender.
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Teen with Down syndrome devastated after being left out of cheerleading team's yearbook photo

Morgyn Arnold was devastated and confused when she came home from the last day of school. The eighth-grader didn't understand why she had been left out of the Shoreline Junior High school cheerleading team's yearbook photos despite very much being a part of the team. Although Morgyn, who has Down Syndrome, was officially the team manager, she had attended practice sessions, learned routines, and cheered alongside her teammates at every home game, her older sister Jordyn Poll told NBC News. And yet, the school chose the one team photograph that didn't have Morgyn to include in the yearbook and use in several other school and promotional materials.
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Single gay dad who adopted 5 disabled kids, adopts another child

A selfless single man has just adopted his sixth child and plans to adopt more in the hope of giving them a better life. Ben Carpenter, who's 37, adopted his first child at the age of 21 and has over the years adopted five children with disability. Carpenter, who hails from Huddersfield in England, has made it his personal mission to help vulnerable children. He just adopted two-year-old Louis. The doting dad adopts kids that he believes are in most need of care and a home. He is determined to continue providing a happy home for kids.
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Little girl has the sweetest, saddest reaction after finding out she can't marry her dad

Most little girls share an extra special bond with their dads growing up. As the most important man in their lives for as long as they can remember, their fathers become superheroes and Prince Charmings in their eyes. Many even harbor innocent dreams of marrying their dad someday and are often heartbroken when they find out it isn't possible. However, I doubt there's been anyone who's taken this news harder than young Bella Atkinson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The young girl made netizens go "awww..." last year when her mom shared a video of how devastated Bella was upon learning that her dad was already taken.
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Dying mom leaves husband 15-point list of rules on how to raise their eight kids

Ian Millthorpe follows the rulebook to a T when it comes to raising his children. The 15-point list of rules left to him by his late wife, Angie, has never failed him during his past decade as a single father of eight and proves valuable even now as he raises a new generation of Millthorpes: his grandchildren. As someone who had little to no knowledge of a parent's day-to-day duties and responsibilities prior to Angie's death in 2010, Millthorpe knows he would have struggled to bring up their six sons and two daughters all by himself, had it not been Angie's helpful notes and the strength and courage he got from them.
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Dad has the most adorable reaction when daughter comes out to him and people love it

Coming out to one's friends and family is a daunting prospect for many even today despite our society making significant progress in acknowledging and rectifying its homophobic attitude. This is particularly true for LGBTQ+ youth with intolerant, anti-gay parents as they face the threat of often violent and humiliating persecution from their family and even expulsion from home. Hopefully, with some more time and awareness, such fears will completely become a thing of the past as more and more parents normalize loving and accepting their children without any ifs, ands, or buts.
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This James Baldwin interview was buried 40 years ago and his words are still stunningly relevant

James Baldwin was a brilliant writer and the clarity with which he cut through the clutter, often disturbed the power factions of society. In 1979, ABC conducted an interview with the writer and civil rights movement activist but decided against airing the interview. Baldwin's strong words about White fragility appear to have been the reason for the interview being buried. Baldwin's words called out the systemic racism that White people continued to ignore and his message is more relevant than ever, in the wake of a tumultuous year that has seen Black Lives Matter protests break out in every state across the country. After more than 40 years, the interview was uploaded earlier this month, and sharp criticism on White fragility still rings true today.
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Meet the 20-year-old mom who beat the odds and graduated high school with a two-year-old

Odalis Contreras, aged 18, first discovered she was pregnant when she was a sophomore in high school. At the time, her worst fear was becoming another statistic. Most teen moms do not complete their education, drastically affecting their children's ability to access education. Now a mother to a beautiful two-year-old son Angel, Contreras has beaten the odds. She graduated from Arizona State University Prep digital this spring, alongside her toddler. The teen mom attended an in-person ceremony with her family late last month. She now plans to attend community college before transferring to Arizona State in order to complete her undergraduate degree, Good Morning America reports.
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Girl finds tiny tracking gadget in her purse after night out, warns others to check their bags

Even as technology makes greats strides, men appear to be finding ways of using them to stalk women and make them feel unsafe. From social media, CCTV cameras, phone tracking devices, to a Bluetooth tracker, women are constantly put on alert to find ways to defend themselves against creeps and perverts using such technology to hurt them. Sheridan Ellis, a TikToker was subject to an attempt to track her every move but thankfully, and luckily, she found the tile tracker that had been slipped into her bag during a night out. Ellis had gone out on a Saturday night with a group of friends for a friend's birthday party and carried a purse, which she normally doesn't do. Ellis carried a purse so she could carry decorations for the table.