History Heartwarming / RealLifeOther

10th Aug '17 9:31:29 PM DamagedHen
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* When the New Zealand parliament voted in favor of marriage equality, [[http://youtu.be/DW4DXOAXF8U?t=1m15s dozens of people in chamber, including some members of parliament, sang "Pokarekare Ana," a traditional New Zealand love song]].



* In 1658, a Quaker woman named Mary Fisher walked from Venice to Edirne to speak with the Ottoman sultan, Mehmet IV. Often persecuted for her beliefs in her native England and then in America, Mary Fisher carried on, believing that she was on a mission from God to spread her beliefs about non-violence and God's love. At the time, "the rapacious Turk" was a terror to Europe, and some believed that the sultan was the Antichrist himself. Not only did Mehmet IV grant her an audience, he sat and listened to her, and respectfully asked her to come to Istanbul with him. Although she declined the offer, Mary Fisher was touched by the sultan's kindness, saying "[The Turks] are more near Truth than many nations; there is a love begot in me towards them which is endless."
* In 2006, gunman Charles Roberts broke into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took hostages, and shot ten of the students - killing five - before turning the gun on himself. Hours later, the rest of the surrounding Amish community visited Roberts' family -- to FORGIVE them. They also started a charitable fund for Roberts' widow.



* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!



* In 2006, gunman Charles Roberts broke into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took hostages, and shot ten of the students - killing five - before turning the gun on himself. Hours later, the rest of the surrounding Amish community visited Roberts' family -- to FORGIVE them. They also started a charitable fund for Roberts' widow.

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* In 2006, gunman Charles Roberts broke into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, took hostages, and shot ten of the students - killing five - before turning the gun on himself. Hours later, the rest of the surrounding Amish community visited Roberts' family -- to FORGIVE them. They also started a charitable fund for Roberts' widow.



* In 1658, a Quaker woman named Mary Fisher walked from Venice to Edirne to speak with the Ottoman sultan, Mehmet IV. Often persecuted for her beliefs in her native England and then in America, Mary Fisher carried on, believing that she was on a mission from God to spread her beliefs about non-violence and God's love. At the time, "the rapacious Turk" was a terror to Europe, and some believed that the sultan was the Antichrist himself. Not only did Mehmet IV grant her an audience, he sat and listened to her, and respectfully asked her to come to Istanbul with him. Although she declined the offer, Mary Fisher was touched by the sultan's kindness, saying "[The Turks] are more near Truth than many nations; there is a love begot in me towards them which is endless."



* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!

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* [[http://www.twitch.tv/pianoimproman This man]]. He is 71 years old but has the enthusiasm of a teenager. He can play almost any song on piano just after hearing a few seconds of it ''for the first time'' and the amount of joy he has while playing them and receiving the donations is completely heart melting. Some call him the [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] of pianos!
10th Aug '17 9:17:43 PM DamagedHen
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* In August 2013, the family of autistic teenager Max Begley got an [[http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/disgusting-father-hate-filled-letter-euthanize-autistic-son-nuisance-article-1.1431505 extremely offensive letter]] from an anonymous mother annoyed at the sounds he made while playing in the backyard. The letter tells Max's family to "take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science" and concludes by telling the family to either "move or euthanize him." The letter went viral on the Internet and Max's neighborhood rallied around him to ensure that he and his family felt welcome. You can see Max's mother's response [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/karla-begley-response-hate-filled-autism-note_n_3831153.html here]].
* On September 11th 2016, Alexis Arquette, an actress and transgender rights activist (herself being post-op) died of AIDS related complications. Reportedly, almost a day after, a former lover [[{{Jerkass}} tried to cash in on her death]] by selling a sex tape involving Arquette, which was subsequently purchased by xHamster who immediately destroyed the video and publicly denounced what this scumbag was doing, saying;
--> '''Alex Hawkins:'''[[note]]Spokesman for xHamster[[/note]] Ms. Arquette was an icon and activist in the trans community and we could not see someone smear her memory the way the selling party was trying to do. We acquired the tape and subsequently destroyed all copies of it. We hope people will remember Ms. Arquette for the activist that she was and that her memory will continue to live on.
** Although it's a happy thought that xHamster would choose to do this, there's also the reality that [[YouBastard there would be a company who would buy this tape and then post it on the internet as an exclusive article]] [[SpeakIllOfTheDead and tarnish the memory of a dead person for a quick buck]], especially since Gawker was shut down for doing something similar to Hulk Hogan. It really says a lot when a ''porn site'' publicly decries this practice.



* In 2016, it was released that Gord Downie, lead singer of TheTragicallyHip, had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer a few months before. The band announced a cross-Canada tour to take place in the summer of 2016, which although unstated everyone expected would be the final one, culminating in a final concert in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, on August 20th. The entire tour sold out within hours and then CBC announced they would broadcast the final concert live, across radio, TV, and the internet without commercials, from start to finish, even though it was interrupting their Olympic coverage. A short summary of the final concert of one of the most beloved bands in Canadian history was that Canada shut down at 8:30pm EST. Almost every bar and pub had the concert on their [=TVs=], there were public screenings across the country, the Prime Minister of Canada (a longtime fan) was sitting in the audience rocking with everyone else, the band came out for a third encore (which they had never done before in their 28 year history) and ''one third'' of the Canadian population watched to say goodbye.






* In August 2013, the family of autistic teenager Max Begley got an [[http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/disgusting-father-hate-filled-letter-euthanize-autistic-son-nuisance-article-1.1431505 extremely offensive letter]] from an anonymous mother annoyed at the sounds he made while playing in the backyard. The letter tells Max's family to "take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science" and concludes by telling the family to either "move or euthanize him." The letter went viral on the Internet and Max's neighborhood rallied around him to ensure that he and his family felt welcome. You can see Max's mother's response [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/karla-begley-response-hate-filled-autism-note_n_3831153.html here]].



* In 2016, it was released that Gord Downie, lead singer of TheTragicallyHip, had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer a few months before. The band announced a cross-Canada tour to take place in the summer of 2016, which although unstated everyone expected would be the final one, culminating in a final concert in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, on August 20th. The entire tour sold out within hours and then CBC announced they would broadcast the final concert live, across radio, TV, and the internet without commercials, from start to finish, even though it was interrupting their Olympic coverage. A short summary of the final concert of one of the most beloved bands in Canadian history was that Canada shut down at 8:30pm EST. Almost every bar and pub had the concert on their [=TVs=], there were public screenings across the country, the Prime Minister of Canada (a longtime fan) was sitting in the audience rocking with everyone else, the band came out for a third encore (which they had never done before in their 28 year history) and ''one third'' of the Canadian population watched to say goodbye.
* On September 11th 2016, Alexis Arquette, an actress and transgender rights activist (herself being post-op) died of AIDS related complications. Reportedly, almost a day after, a former lover [[{{Jerkass}} tried to cash in on her death]] by selling a sex tape involving Arquette, which was subsequently purchased by xHamster who immediately destroyed the video and publicly denounced what this scumbag was doing, saying;
--> '''Alex Hawkins:'''[[note]]Spokesman for xHamster[[/note]] Ms. Arquette was an icon and activist in the trans community and we could not see someone smear her memory the way the selling party was trying to do. We acquired the tape and subsequently destroyed all copies of it. We hope people will remember Ms. Arquette for the activist that she was and that her memory will continue to live on.
** Although it's a happy thought that xHamster would choose to do this, there's also the reality that [[YouBastard there would be a company who would buy this tape and then post it on the internet as an exclusive article]] [[SpeakIllOfTheDead and tarnish the memory of a dead person for a quick buck]], especially since Gawker was shut down for doing something similar to Hulk Hogan. It really says a lot when a ''porn site'' publicly decries this practice.
10th Aug '17 1:06:17 PM DamagedHen
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce Christmas truces]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.




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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce Christmas truces]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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10th Aug '17 12:48:22 AM DamagedHen
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** The story behind the song "Hey Jude". Music/PaulMcCartney wrote it for Music/JohnLennon's son Julian, who was perfectly miserable at the time trying to cope with his parents' divorce.

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** The story behind the song "Hey Jude". Music/PaulMcCartney wrote it for Music/JohnLennon's son Julian, who was perfectly miserable at the time trying to cope with his parents' hisparents' divorce.



* Johnny Dare, a radio DJ, does a charity known as "Hope for the Holidays" ever year. People in need write letters to his radio show asking for a "hand up". They play "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" as they read the letter and interview the person in need. And then it shifts into a rock instrumental version of "Twelve Days of Christmas" and the support rolls in.



* Johnny Dare, a radio DJ, does a charity known as "Hope for the Holidays" ever year. People in need write letters to his radio show asking for a "hand up" They play Hark the Herald Angels Sing as they read the letter and interview the person in need. And then it shifts into a rock instrumental version of "Twelve Days of Christmas" and the support rolls in.
9th Aug '17 6:47:00 AM jormis29
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* Near the end of Jodorowsky's Dune, Alejandro Jodorowsky talks about going to see the Creator/DavidLynch version of Dune. He talks about how horrible it is, but finishes with the comment: "It must have been the studio. David Lynch is a great filmmaker, he couldn't have made this. The studio must've screwed it up."

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* Near the end of Jodorowsky's Dune, ''Film/JodorowskysDune'', Alejandro Jodorowsky talks about going to see the Creator/DavidLynch version of Dune. He talks about how horrible it is, but finishes with the comment: "It must have been the studio. David Lynch is a great filmmaker, he couldn't have made this. The studio must've screwed it up."
16th Jul '17 11:52:53 AM nombretomado
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** The memorial is partly based from the often-used WW2 quote "There are no atheists in foxholes. This is not meant to be an insult against atheists. It's meant to be an insult against foxholes." Conditions in the foxholes were so bad that many soldiers found themselves changed by the experience, and formed bonds with complete strangers closer than brothers. It didn't matter if you were a Jew, a Protestant, a Catholic, an Atheist, a Buddhist, or whatever. In the WW2 US Army, as long as you shared a foxhole with someone, that person is going to be willing to ''die'' for you.

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** The memorial is partly based from the often-used WW2 [=WW2=] quote "There are no atheists in foxholes. This is not meant to be an insult against atheists. It's meant to be an insult against foxholes." Conditions in the foxholes were so bad that many soldiers found themselves changed by the experience, and formed bonds with complete strangers closer than brothers. It didn't matter if you were a Jew, a Protestant, a Catholic, an Atheist, a Buddhist, or whatever. In the WW2 [=WW2=] US Army, as long as you shared a foxhole with someone, that person is going to be willing to ''die'' for you.
4th Jun '17 5:59:32 PM BugsFan17
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* In the aftermath of the tragic Manchester shooting in 2017, Music/ArianaGrande decided to host a major concert there to show support. Not only did she visit with all the survivors of the shooting, she also gave them front-row seats. A baker's row of famous musicians signed on to perform (Music/MileyCyrus, Music/JustinBieber, Music/KatyPerry, and Music/PharrellWilliams, to name a few), but one of the sweetest moments came when Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} brought Grande onstage and told her that to repay her for the singing she's done for Britain, Britain would sing for her. He then led the crowd in a massive sing-along of Music/{{Oasis}}' "Don't Look Back in Anger," a song that became an anthem for the city in the aftermath of the shooting. She was justifiably overwhelmed, basking in a BigDamnHeroes moment the likes of which might not have been seen since Bob Geldof organized Live Aid.
27th May '17 1:56:59 PM nombretomado
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--->''So instead of seeing [[HistoryRepeats this as a continuation of the era]] of TheTwentiethCentury that [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI gave us]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII so much death]] [[VietnamWar and destruction]] [[TheWarOnTerror undermining our liberties]] and the conditions are dangerous". Let us think that we are now moving into a [[DawnOfAnEra new era]], a new era where we are going to [[AWorldHalfFull concentrate on liberty and freedom and property and peace]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding I believe that is the cause we should lead]] and I thank you very much for being part of it!''

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--->''So instead of seeing [[HistoryRepeats this as a continuation of the era]] of TheTwentiethCentury that [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI gave us]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII so much death]] [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and destruction]] [[TheWarOnTerror undermining our liberties]] and the conditions are dangerous". Let us think that we are now moving into a [[DawnOfAnEra new era]], a new era where we are going to [[AWorldHalfFull concentrate on liberty and freedom and property and peace]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding I believe that is the cause we should lead]] and I thank you very much for being part of it!''
20th May '17 4:44:00 PM nombretomado
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* For those who are and were avid players of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons '', having VinDiesel--''[[PrecisionFStrike friggin']]'' ''[[Film/PitchBlack Riddick]]''--not only proudly say that he is a fan and avid player of the game, but going so far as to write a deeply personal forward to the book ''30 Years of Adventure: Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons'', celebrating the game's 30th anniversary.

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* For those who are and were avid players of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons '', having VinDiesel--''[[PrecisionFStrike Creator/VinDiesel--''[[PrecisionFStrike friggin']]'' ''[[Film/PitchBlack Riddick]]''--not only proudly say that he is a fan and avid player of the game, but going so far as to write a deeply personal forward to the book ''30 Years of Adventure: Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons'', celebrating the game's 30th anniversary.
13th May '17 3:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* At the 2009 {{MTV}} Video Music Awards, when Music/TaylorSwift went up on stage to accept her Moonman for Best Female Video, she was rudely interrupted by Music/KanyeWest, who infamously declared that [[MemeticMutation "Beyonce had the best video of all time!"]] So when Beyonce herself wins the award for Video of the Year, what does she do? Rather than deliver the acceptance speech that she had prepared, she invited Taylor back on stage to finish hers.

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* At the 2009 {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} Video Music Awards, when Music/TaylorSwift went up on stage to accept her Moonman for Best Female Video, she was rudely interrupted by Music/KanyeWest, who infamously declared that [[MemeticMutation "Beyonce had the best video of all time!"]] So when Beyonce herself wins the award for Video of the Year, what does she do? Rather than deliver the acceptance speech that she had prepared, she invited Taylor back on stage to finish hers.
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