With no money to buy books or a bus pass to the library, 12-year-old Mathew Flores went out on a limb and asked his mailman, Ron Lynch, for any junk mail he could read. After Ron discovered Mathew was reading ads for fun, Ron shared Mathew’s story on Facebook and requested reading material. The post went viral and people from around the world sent books. Hundreds have been delivered to Mathew, and hundreds more are on the way.
YouTube channel Latest Sightings recently uploaded this adorable video of a newborn baby elephant chasing a flock of swallows in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This just might be the cutest thing you see today.
Over the past five months, cataracts have caused this 13-year-old Chihuahua named Buddy to lose his eyesight. After becoming nearly immobilized, Buddy’s humans came up with the “Buddy Bumper,” a brilliant homemade safety harness that prevents Buddy from hurting himself while he walks around the house. Here’s Buddy testing out his new “Bumper Buddy.”
[Zepharis] [H/T:TheDodo / _Blur]
On July 1st, 2015, 13-year-old Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most beloved lion, was lured out of his protected sanctuary and killed by 55-year-old American dentist Walter Palmer. People around the world are outraged at the “hunting,” including late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who teared up as he asked for donations on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Click here to donate to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.
Over the weekend at the Jingzhou Shashi Anliang department store in central China, 30-year-old Xiang Liujua died after a faulty escalator swallowed her alive. Liujua and her 2-year-old son had no idea that the escalator was broken until they were already on it. Once at the top of the escalator, a metal panel gave way and pulled Liujua and her son underneath. Liujua tossed her son to safety seconds before she was sucked into the machine. The tragic incident is still being investigated.
[CCTVNews] [H/T:Gawker / LATimes]