Christmas isn’t only a time for parties and shopping, it’s also about making people happy. As the song perfectly puts it, Christmas is indeed “the most wonderful time of the year” and we’ll feel that more and more as we use our talents and resources to serve others during the yuletide season.
Take it from this group of volunteers who are on a special mission to make Christmas a joyful celebration for ill children and their families. Established in 2016, The Heart Project has visited hospitals to bring the Christmas spirit to sick children – through a fun photoshoot with Santa Claus.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that the project began in a Melbourne hospital where volunteers “took pictures of children and photoshopped them into magical scenery.”
Karen Alsop, co-founder of Heart Project and creator of Story Art, shared:
“The idea sprouted from a conversation between myself and Adam Cubito (Heart Project co-founder) in 2016. We knew that Photographic Art had the ability to transport kids into another world and realized that this would be an incredible project to run in a hospital where many families couldn’t return home for Christmas.
“The children love seeing the finished images, for many of them they are totally surprised.”
Moreover, Karen said that some families admit it is their children’s first portrait done by professionals.
“For some it’s been the last family photo before their child has passed on. It’s an emotional ride for our team who become close with these families. What we do is truly precious and we wouldn’t change it for the world.”
This year, the group has reached out to more places as they’ve also visited hospital and hospices in different parts of Australia as well as Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Whenever he is available, the group travels with their ‘Melbourne Santa’ who, according to them, is really great with kids.
Alsop likewise added:
“Our mission has always been to put a smile on the face of families who are doing it tough at Christmas by making them escape reality – even for a day – thanks to the power of photography and Photoshop.”
Learn more about the Heart Project by watching this video:
Bodybuilder From Viral Meme Has A Brilliant Response To His Picture
And that, folks, is how you reply to a meme of yourself.
One of the advantages of our current internet age is the ability to go viral. Some people became famous because of something that they have said or done that captured a lot of attention, giving them a bump up to superstardom. However, getting the instant fame is not all rainbows and butterflies, there is also a dark side to viral culture.
With that said, one bodybuilder became viral for having an incredibly muscular body. A photo of Søren Falby, an extremely chiseled man who’s often subject to bodybuilder stereotypes, was turned into a meme with the caption: “He slaps your mom, what you doing?” After learning about this, Falby brilliantly replied.
Heartwarming Video Shows Young Man Feeding Mom At Restaurant
What a kind-hearted young man.
It's a sad reality but yes, many young people nowadays are more invested with their friends than with their family. Add social media to the picture and they seem to have no time for their parents and siblings anymore.
However, one video is reminding everyone that not all young people are too busy for their loved ones. In fact, one kind-hearted man showed absolute love and care for his mother and now the internet is praising him for it.
Homeless Man Finds $17,000 Cash And Donates It To Food Bank To Feed Hungry People
“There are a lot of people who would have taken it. I’m just not that person.”
They say you’ll never know what other people feel unless you have been in their shoes. So when a homeless man finally had a stroke of luck, he decided to share it with others instead.
On an early morning in September, Kevin Booth was looking for the free bread that gets left outside the bank for people to take. However, what he found was much better than bread. It was a brown paper bag stuffed with cash that amounted to US$ 17,000.