Every parent’s greatest fear is that something bad will happen to their child, but as far as this couple knew, their beautiful baby boy was born with a clean bill of health. All was well, and their son was growing up just fine.
But what they didn’t know when little Diego was born was that he had an autoimmune disease that wouldn’t manifest until years later. Diego Melendez developed Parry-Romberg Syndrome, which is a condition that causes the body to eat away at soft tissue, beginning with the face. The results can be devastating. Luckily for Diego and his family, he has a positive outlook and a new lease on life.
Given his situation, Diego has every right to feel downtrodden and upset. Instead, he has chosen to look on the bright side, and live his life to the fullest. With a little help from his doctors, and a whole lot of love from his parents, I think this little guy is going to be just fine.
Going to the zoo is a big moment in a toddler’s life. It’s where they first experiences most animals, hear wild sounds, and see some pretty amazing things. Parents love it because they can do all this without having to worry about an unpredictable animal attacking their child.
But sometimes, if you’re super lucky, you don’t just get to see magical things, you get to be a part of them. For instance, when this toddler met his first baby gorilla, they immediately start playing a game of hide-and-seek…needless to say, it’s the cutest thing ever.
That’s what’s great about children! They don’t care who they’re with, they just want to play. Adorably, you can also see how great their parents are: the gorilla’s guardian is watching over him as he plays and the little boy’s parent is video taping it for the world to witness.
Two fishermen out on Alabama’s Warrior River were probably expecting a much different catch of the day, but thank goodness they were there to nab these cuties instead.
The teeny-tiny kittens found the strength to swim across the waters and right up to the boat, meowing and begging for safety. As one fisherman says in the video, they were likely left there by “some jacka**” who decided to toss the precious little guys away like trash.
Lucky for them, not all humans are so cruel.
I’m just so glad the sweet things are such good swimmers, but here’s hoping they never have to fight their way upstream again.
Known for its local kooks and eccentrics, Portland is a city as boastful about its weirdness as Long Island is about its loud, obnoxious bullying. But has Portland gotten a little too weird?
Oregon police are on the lookout for a man who locals are calling the “Portland Pooper.” As you can probably guess, the man is accused of defecating regularly in public places.
The poopy perpetrator has returned to the scene of the crime several times this month to defecate on one particular office building.
The office manager set up cameras to catch him in the act.
Unfortunately for the person who had to review this footage, the plan worked.
The video revealed another important piece of evidence.
It appears that this dude is always prepared. He even brings his own toilet paper, which leads us to believe that this is a premeditated act of nastiness.
If you can stomach it, check out this footage of the Portland Pooper in action:
I’ve never heard of taking a vengeful poop before, but this guy clearly has something against the owner of that building. Portland is a weird place, but I don’t think that its residents necessarily want their city to smell like a music festival. That may be taking it too far, sir.
Thinking about how successful you are in life can be a pretty daunting task. Self-evaluation is always rough. Many people are their own toughest critics, and if they aren’t where they want to be immediately, it makes them feel like failures.
The people in this video face that feeling every day. They haven’t reached their ultimate goals yet, so they feel defeated, which is clear when you see how they rate their own success. But when their loved ones were asked to evaluate them on the same scale, they had no idea what to expect.
What a touching thing to see. Hopefully this project will help you realize that you’re a hero in the eyes of those who love you.
Reading to your children is essential to their brain development. Not only does it make them learn at an impressive rate, but it brings you closer to your children and strengthens the bond you share.
This mother and her baby share a great bond, because once this little bookworm finishes a book, he loses his mind. He doesn’t want the story to be over, and he will keep crying until another story is read!
At least we know that he will be one well-read little boy by the time he grows up. I bet he will force his parents to keep reading to him!
It seems like clothing designers are forgetting how to put backs onto dresses and shirts lately. It’s almost impossible to find an outfit with which you can actually wear a bra. You either have to choose to make it seem like you meant to have your bra showing and buy a bra to match the outfit itself…or you go braless. If neither of these options seems okay to you, then…
You need to watch this:
Even if you can’t really dance around in it, it’s still perfect for a fancy dinner date! Plus, it’s so simple, you might as well give it a try with a bra you never use anymore.
Surprise gifts from a significant other are always fun. It’s nice to know that they’re thinking of you — even if there’s no special occasion to prepare for — and that they want to make you happy in any way they can. But this guy? Well, let’s just say he went above and beyond when he surprised his girlfriend…
With a new puppy!
I usually ruin surprises, but this one went off without a hitch. I wonder how she took it when she actually got to meet the pup!
Savannah Fulkerson seemed like a normal little girl — until she was suddenly unable to go outside. By the time she was four years old, little Savannah couldn’t step foot outside without experiencing excruciating pain.
After many years of confusion, one forward-thinking physician eventually determined that she had a condition called Erythropoietic Porphyria. It’s a genetic disorder that causes her body to produce toxic chemicals when exposed to UV rays. Essentially, this poor girl is allergic to the sun.
That being said, Savannah remains positive. She’s found her own ways to have fun.
With the help of family, friends, and doctors, she’s discovered that there are ways to have fun and socialize with her peers. She may have a debilitating disorder, but she does her best to lead a normal life.
That really puts things in perspective for a certain 25-year-old man who only wants to leave his apartment when he runs out of Reese’s Puffs.
Robbing someone is a really terrible thing to do, whether you’re breaking into someone’s home or stealing from them on the street. Taking advantage of people and taking the things that they worked hard to buy is so disgusting, but the sad reality is that these criminals usually get away with it.
Not this time, though. In Brazil, one mugging took an interesting turn when a pair of thieves messed with the wrong woman. They thought they would steal her purse and get away with it, but there was one very important thing that they obviously did not know about her.
They were trying to rob a trained MMA fighter.
Monique Bastos pulled out all the ruthless stops when they tried to take her things.
Watch the whole thing go down in the video below:
Crime obviously doesn’t pay in the end, and you never really know who you’re dealing with. Bastos even managed to detain the would-be robbers until police arrived. Now that is a woman you don’t want to mess with.