Alzheimer’s disease is a terrible condition that steals away loved ones from us by destroying their minds. Over the years, they begin to forget who they are and who is around them. Although the mind may forget, the heart never does, and this touching story proves just that. Three years ago, Melvyn Amrine was diagnosed with the disease. Ever since then, he has faded away and his wife Doris lovingly took care of him. They had been married for 60 years. When he suddenly went missing, Doris was in a panic.
Melvyn went missing before Mother’s Day.
His loving wife was frantic to find him. He had Alzheimer’s disease and could get himself hurt or lost.
Luckily, cops finally located him. When he returned home, he had a big bouquet of roses for his wife.
Melvyn was trying to buy her flowers, so the two officers helped him complete his task.
(H/T Daily Mail) Every year since the birth of their first child, Melvyn had bought his wife a large bouquet of flowers. In a moment of clarity, he realized what day it was going to be soon and went out to bring them home to her. Even though he cannot remember when he proposed to Doris or how, he knows that he loves her very much and wanted to show her that (even if he needed some help). This is the kind of story that breaks your heart – and warms it – all at once. Share it.
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When you’re feeling down, just remember two words: baby animals. With their tiny feet and round heads, there’s nothing better for getting over the blahs. Peruse our gallery of wee creatures and feel your spirits lift.
1.) The leeeettlest leeeezard.
3.) You know you want to rub my belly.
4.) You can just HEAR this lil quacker.
5.) A perfect place for a nap!
6.) I don’t even know what animal this is, but I wanna snuggle it.
7.) This puffy bird found a perfect perch!
8.) Not just a baby duck, a SLEEPY baby duck.
9.) Goin’ to the beach…eventually.
10.) Kitteh is not amused.
11.) Just gonna hitch a ride here.
12.) Hello there, hoomin friend!
13.) Out for a stroll with the family.
14.) This lil moo is already stylish.
15.) Baby dolphin AND mini penguin? Oh goodness!
16.) It might not be fluffy, but a baby pangolin sure is cute.
17.) Baby fox is on the hunt.
18.) A baby echidna is called a puggle. Because they totally needed to be even cuter.
19.) Baby goats contemplating the universe.
Now take a deep breath and look at them again. Feeling better already, right? Great!
(Images via FullPunch)
Read more: http://viralnova.com/better-than-therapy/
Imagine yourself walking through the woods. You see a pretty-colored leaf and reach down to pick it up. As soon as it’s in your hand, it begins to move. To your horror, surprise and forthcoming heart attack, you realize it’s not a leaf at all! It’s a leaf insect and they are all around you, fooling you with their awesome camouflage.
These little guys take on the still and nearly-perfect appearance of a leaf to hide from predators.
Some species of leaf insect even look like they have bites taken out of their leaves.
When these critters walk, they even rock back and forth, mimicking the movement of a leaf.
If you’re a world traveler, you can find these insects from South Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia.
They are generally known to be part of the Family Phylliidae.
I’m fooled, every single time I look at one.
Leaf insects are tiny, adorable masters of disguise.
… I still wouldn’t touch one, though.
Although these leaf insects can be pretty strange looking, they’re still much cuter than their cousin, the stick insect.
Share and warn your friends. The next leaf you might crumble up on a walk may actually be a cute little bug!
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The population of homeless people in America is not shrinking, and it’s something most of us try to ignore. We turn a blind eye when we walk down the street and push it out of our minds so we don’t have to feel guilty or weird or unsettled by their unfortunate circumstance. But for many of the homeless fighting stay alive each day, they’re able to find hope through the unwavering love of their companions: dogs.
Unlike us, these animals don’t care that their owners have fallen on such hard times. Many of their owners sacrifice having their own meals in order to make sure their best friends don’t go hungry. Organizations like Pets of the Homeless have set out to offer aid to these beloved animals by providing food and veterinary assistance to homeless animals across the United States and Canada. They have also shared these sobering photos of the pets with their owners showing how undeniable and powerful the bond is between each of them.
Take a look.
Find out more about how you can help Pets of Homeless with their mission by visiting their website and checking out the video below:
(via Bored Panda.)
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The amount of beauty in this world can be overwhelming, so it’s understandable if you don’t notice every fantastic thing there is to be seen on a given day. Fortunately, the most spectacular and miraculous things can happen in your own family. When two people create a life together, it is a truly wonderful thing. The beauty of its simplicity and mystery is incredible. Carrie Preston is an artist who wants to highlight the joy and beauty of every new pregnancy. She paints custom work for expecting parents… and sometimes she paints the expecting parents.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
I Will Love You Until The Cows Come Home
The Lion King & Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
(via: Bored Panda) Her work combines the joy of new life and incredible talent. Her “belly bump” paintings are a cute way to remember the pregnancy… and thanks to the internet, we all get to share in the fun. To see more of Carrie’s work, visit her Facebook page! Share this adorableness with others by clicking the link below.
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You know that awkward face your dog makes that’s a little too human for comfort? We may project our own human emotions on our cuddly ones, but sometimes you have to wonder what they think and why they react in certain ways.
These animals are obviously in complete shock over what you just did. What did you do to these animals that they would make these faces? Take it back!
1.) Are you trying to take this little mouse’s pizzelle wafer?
2.) Did you run this walrus’s bath water too hot?
3.) Did you call this leopard a cheetah?
4.) Did you just find this chameleon’s hiding place?
5.) Did you refuse to share your picnic basket with this bear?
6.) Are you really going to refuse to let this husky inside?
7.) Wait, which leaves are poisonous?
8.) Did you just tell this seal he has an awkward face?
9.) Did you just tell this pug he looks like the awkward seal?
10.) Never lie to these lions. Ever again.
11.) I can only assume you did a backflip for this cat. Wow.
12.) This husky just found his favorite toy hiding in your bed. Dude!
13.) This is the goat’s mountain. Do not climb any further.
14.) How dare you tell this otter he smells like shellfish.
15.) Aww…this turtle was just starting to get out of his shell too. Why’d you have to embarrass him?
16.) This chipmunk did not appreciate your lewd joke, especially with his mouth full of tree nuts.
17.) This dog should probably not be in this sock, but you don’t have to be so mean about it.
18.) I think this cat is really just pissed about you shoving a camera so close to his face.
19.) This cat agrees. Please get the camera out of his cat friend’s face.
20.) This taper is shocked that you would tell him it looks like he has a giant people nose. I mean just ’cause it’s true…
22.) This elephant will never forgot what you did to him that night you were drunk.
Did you say sorry for what you did? These animals are waiting. Look at these faces! Look at what you did!
Read more: http://viralnova.com/shocked-animals/
If you were sitting outside on a beautiful, sunny day, and something buzzed near your face… what would you do? My immediate reaction would be overwhelming annoyance, but after seeing these photos, I’m going to rethink that. John Hallmén is a photographer who focuses on taking macro and microscopic photos of insects, showing us what they really look like… His stunning photographs may take you by surprise.
You may not realize that these creatures are so beautiful in passing.
Some may even consider these little bugs cute.
Once you get over your heebie jeebies, you may see that these insects are quite amazing.
They are so tiny and delicate.
The photographer was able to capture the fragile details of each insect.
Who knew that a bug could be so fuzzy?
The macro photos of insects aren’t always beautiful. Some are terrifying, no matter how close up you get.
I feel bad about swatting these little guys, now.
Did you know that moths are just as pretty as their more dramatic butterfly cousins?
I would very much love to take this guy home with me and name him Frankie the Fly.
Each of these photos were taken by John in a nature reserve by his home in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s amazing to see just what these insects look like up-close. Bees, ants, spiders and flies have been hiding their secret, beautiful identities from us. To see more of his work, visit his Flickr photo stream or online portfolio. (H/T Elite Daily) Share John’s beautiful work by clicking below.
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A photographer named Roger Sjolstad from Norway named won the Kennel Club’s annual Dog Photographer of the Year Competition with his simply stunning photos of dogs in everyday situations. The competition is open to professionals and amateurs. As you can see by the pictures below, Roger truly deserve to win. You can almost feel their warm tummies and slobber.
I got it! I got it! I got it!
Watchu lookin’ at, big stuff?
Shhhh, no one can see me now.
HEY HEY HEY THERE’S A RABBIT.
Hurry, I’m getting hungry.
That’s right. I’m majestic.
Didn’t anyone teach you to share?
You’re my best friend. Seriously.
Beware ball. A dog is coming.
What’s this? WHAT’S THIS?
Now we see why dogs are called man’s best friend. Source
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Redditor underdog106 had been noticing bees flying around his apartment for a few weeks before finding the cause. When looking through the attic he found a massive bee hive, a full on colony of the little honey producing guys. He then did what anyone would do in that situation, he called in a bee expert to come and remove the hive.
What happened next was an insane stroke of bad luck. Literally a few hours before the bee keeper was scheduled to arrive the hive dislodged and fell through the attic floor, crashing down into a bathroom below and leaving a whole lotta mess!
When ‘underdog’ came home he grabbed his camera and documented everything that was to happen next:
Came home to this! – The bee keeper was scheduled to come today at 5pm. It was a very warm day in Columbia, SC. The bee hive was heavy and the structure detached and fell through the ceiling. It turns out the old owners of the house used 1/4 inch sheet rock for the ceiling in the bathroom. Which is absurd and ridiculous. Jerry (the bee keeper) came as soon as he could, and he drove an entire hour to get here. The hive fell 3 hours before he was supposed to come today. What are the odds? Seriously. What are the odds!
Most of the hive fell. As you can see. But we were still able to save around 12,000 out of the estimated 30,000 bee hive.
Jerry arrived from Newberry as fast as he could! This guy is awesome.
The first “selfie” I have ever taken. And the last.
This is the box we were hoping to use.
Welcome to the bees. You should know, they fell through the ceiling three hours before the bee keepers arrival.
So much honey, so many bees.
The floor is covered in honey.
What is left in the attic.
My kitchen knife was a great tool to cut it all out.
This picture just has bad-ass written all over it. He is also showing me a drone.
That is a clean as it gets today!
Hopefully the rest here and the rest that come back from gathering pollen will swarm outside and not in.
The bees are so full of sugar now they are docile.
View from the attic. Bees are still everywhere.
Eating the honey from the box that got on the ground.
The landlord is not afraid either. Tough lady.
Some of the honeycomb I saved. (A lot was crushed. Imagine a very heavy honey water balloon).
All I can say is good thing no one was sitting on that toilet when the hive came crashing through the ceiling.
Source: imgur.com & reddit.com
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