History Heartwarming / RealLifeOther

24th Jun '16 4:25:27 AM JamesAustin
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* British Prime Minister DavidCameron is a controversial figure to say the least, however, upon securing an outright win in the 2015 general election and being able to lead a completely Conservative government, Cameron began his speech by thanking all those who had made the previous Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition a success, and "in particular, Nick Clegg".

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* British Prime Minister DavidCameron UsefulNotes/DavidCameron is a controversial figure to say the least, however, upon securing an outright win in the 2015 general election and being able to lead a completely Conservative government, Cameron began his speech by thanking all those who had made the previous Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition a success, and "in particular, Nick Clegg".
21st Jun '16 1:26:27 PM gewunomox
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* The NewKidsOnTheBlock "Homecoming" concert at the [=TD=] Banknorth Garden: The guys have stated that they expected their reunion, after a ''fifteen year hiatus'', would be, at most, popular with the few remaining dedicated fans and they probably had a vague suspicion that the Boston show would be popular. But it became absolutely clear that they had ''no'' idea '''how''' dedicated the fandom has been all this time during the point in the show when Donnie was trying to finish a monologue introducing the next song... And he was having a very hard time doing so because he was [[ManlyTears moved to tears]] by the audience: hundreds and hundreds of fans, many bringing along their children, not so much cheering as hitting octaves not heard since 1990, and ''wearing their lovingly preserved classic concert shirts, hats, giant buttons, and so on''. Talk about "I'll Be Loving You Forever"!

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* The NewKidsOnTheBlock Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Homecoming" concert at the [=TD=] Banknorth Garden: The guys have stated that they expected their reunion, after a ''fifteen year hiatus'', would be, at most, popular with the few remaining dedicated fans and they probably had a vague suspicion that the Boston show would be popular. But it became absolutely clear that they had ''no'' idea '''how''' dedicated the fandom has been all this time during the point in the show when Donnie was trying to finish a monologue introducing the next song... And he was having a very hard time doing so because he was [[ManlyTears moved to tears]] by the audience: hundreds and hundreds of fans, many bringing along their children, not so much cheering as hitting octaves not heard since 1990, and ''wearing their lovingly preserved classic concert shirts, hats, giant buttons, and so on''. Talk about "I'll Be Loving You Forever"!
18th Jun '16 12:52:05 AM gewunomox
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* Rick Allen's career is one giant one. Most bands let people go if they become crippled while in the band. DefLeppard didn't. After losing his left arm in a car crash, drummer Allen had a special drum set made for him with pedals that played pre-recorded drum noises. Twenty-five years later at the 2009 Download Festival and headlining the last day (which was at the same site they played their first live show after Allen's accident), lead singer Joe Elliot dedicated the entire set to Allen resulting in a good five minutes of cheering and bringing Allen to tears cause of the power of it.

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* Rick Allen's career is one giant one. Most bands let people go if they become crippled while in the band. DefLeppard Music/DefLeppard didn't. After losing his left arm in a car crash, drummer Allen had a special drum set made for him with pedals that played pre-recorded drum noises. Twenty-five years later at the 2009 Download Festival and headlining the last day (which was at the same site they played their first live show after Allen's accident), lead singer Joe Elliot dedicated the entire set to Allen resulting in a good five minutes of cheering and bringing Allen to tears cause of the power of it.
7th Jun '16 8:54:51 AM Doug86
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce Christmas truces]] of WorldWarOne.

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



** This happened in the middle of WorldWarOne meaning war resources were diverted for relief effort.

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** This happened in the middle of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI meaning war resources were diverted for relief effort.



--->''So instead of seeing [[HistoryRepeats this as a continuation of the era]] of TheTwentiethCentury that [[WorldWarI gave us]] [[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 [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI gave us]] [[WorldWarII [[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!''
3rd Jun '16 3:03:33 PM HBarnill
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* Malcom X had a profoundly moving Heartwarming Moment in 1964 after his pilgrimage to Mecca. Consider that this was a man who grew up in the '30s and '40s in Jim Crow America, which was not a particularly fun time to be black; three uncles were murdered by white men and his grandmother raped by a white man; the Klan threatened the family several times, once while his mother was pregnant with him, burned down their home, and later murdered his father; the insurance company wouldn't give his mother the benefits of her husband's life insurance policy, claiming the man committed suicide in spite of evidence to the contrary; she was considered unfit to be a mother by authorities and committed to a mental institution for 26 years while Malcolm and his siblings were split up by social services and put in abusive foster homes; in spite of his good grades and ambitions to become a lawyer, both peers and teachers told him it would never happen, so he dropped out; he took degrading jobs serving obnoxious racists and turned to crime on the side, which he was jailed and suffered for. He joined the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist movement. This was a man who had ''EVERY REASON'' to hate white people and voiced that resentment with such forceful eloquence that even MartinLutherKingJr momentarily shared that hate while listening to him, although he of course conquered that quickly. Then Malcolm when to Mecca on pilgrimage and saw the brotherhood of humanity in a whole new way and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xXB48l-OlE came back with this to say.]]

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* Malcom X had a profoundly moving Heartwarming Moment in 1964 after his pilgrimage to Mecca. Consider that this was a man who grew up in the '30s and '40s in Jim Crow America, which was not a particularly fun time to be black; three uncles were murdered by white men and his grandmother raped by a white man; the Klan threatened the family several times, once while his mother was pregnant with him, burned down their home, and later murdered his father; the insurance company wouldn't give his mother the benefits of her husband's life insurance policy, claiming the man committed suicide in spite of evidence to the contrary; she was considered unfit to be a mother by authorities and committed to a mental institution for 26 years while Malcolm and his siblings were split up by social services and put in abusive foster homes; in spite of his good grades and ambitions to become a lawyer, both peers and teachers told him it would never happen, so he dropped out; he took degrading jobs serving obnoxious racists and turned to crime on the side, which he was jailed and suffered for. He joined the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist movement. This was a man who had ''EVERY REASON'' every reason to hate white people and voiced that resentment with such forceful eloquence that even MartinLutherKingJr momentarily shared that hate while listening to him, although be as angry as he of course conquered that quickly. Then was, then Malcolm when to Mecca on pilgrimage and saw the brotherhood of humanity in a whole new way and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xXB48l-OlE came back with this to say.]]
25th May '16 8:33:02 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* After the Columbine shootings, the country was desperate for an explanation as to what caused those kids' behavior. After darting from the usual group of AcceptableTargets, the name that kept getting dropped all over was that of MarilynManson. Aside from parrying the wild accusations (even the shooters had denounced him), Manson got his chance to speak his piece. He very clearly, very eloquently says what he has to say, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYApo2d8o_A#t=1m24s culminating in one of the most moving quotes ever.]] Also CrowningMomentOfAwesome material for Manson.
** Similarly, BillOReilly once did a week-long series called "Children at Risk", where he interviewed popular music stars about the perceived negative effects that their music had on kids. Inevitably, he interviewed MarilynManson at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6n5Oi4714o This]] is the conversation that resulted. Whether or not you like either of them, it's pretty damn heartwarming that two people so different could have a completely civil discussion, even when O'Reilly brought him on the show to condemn him. At the end of the interview, ''Marilyn freaking Manson'' looks O'Reilly in the eye and says, [[SincerityMode without any irony]], "I respect you." Damn.

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* After the Columbine shootings, the country was desperate for an explanation as to what caused those kids' behavior. After darting from the usual group of AcceptableTargets, the name that kept getting dropped all over was that of MarilynManson.Music/MarilynManson. Aside from parrying the wild accusations (even the shooters had denounced him), Manson got his chance to speak his piece. He very clearly, very eloquently says what he has to say, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYApo2d8o_A#t=1m24s culminating in one of the most moving quotes ever.]] Also CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome material for Manson.
** Similarly, BillOReilly once did a week-long series called "Children at Risk", where he interviewed popular music stars about the perceived negative effects that their music had on kids. Inevitably, he interviewed MarilynManson Music/MarilynManson at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6n5Oi4714o This]] is the conversation that resulted. Whether or not you like either of them, it's pretty damn heartwarming that two people so different could have a completely civil discussion, even when O'Reilly brought him on the show to condemn him. At the end of the interview, ''Marilyn freaking Manson'' looks O'Reilly in the eye and says, [[SincerityMode without any irony]], "I respect you." Damn.
6th May '16 6:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.gaiaonline.com/ Gaia Online]], yes that GaiaOnline, has been releasing items through their cash shop for around $5 each every few months. What's special about that? Well, those 10% of the money spent on those item is donated to the charity the items where drawn for. It's get better. After the earthquake in Japan, Gaia immediately created 3 items the day it happened and said 10% of the money would go to Red Cross to help Japan. While the users were pleased to hear they could help, most felt 10% was not enough. What did the devlopers and admins do? The next day they said all the money raised would go to Red Cross. In the end the users of Gaia raised over $55,000. Red Cross sent a letter to the head of Gaia when then posted it on the site for all to read.

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* [[http://www.gaiaonline.com/ Gaia Online]], yes yes, that GaiaOnline, Website/GaiaOnline, has been releasing items through their cash shop for around $5 each every few months. What's special about that? Well, those 10% of the money spent on those item is donated to the charity the items where drawn for. It's get better. After the earthquake in Japan, Gaia immediately created 3 items the day it happened and said 10% of the money would go to Red Cross to help Japan. While the users were pleased to hear they could help, most felt 10% was not enough. What did the devlopers and admins do? The next day they said all the money raised would go to Red Cross. In the end the users of Gaia raised over $55,000. Red Cross sent a letter to the head of Gaia when then posted it on the site for all to read.
25th Apr '16 9:49:21 PM HK-99
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*The first time I read that quote I cried because it touched my heart so great even mentioning it gives me tears, and also can be considered one of the greatest forms of forgiveness: adopting sons of mothers who were from a far away places.
*[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOCe2Y7iVF8]]Sabaton wrote a song about it.
25th Apr '16 11:53:19 AM LouisTheFox123
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* The two young women in [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/187796/what-would-you-do-would-you-step-in-to-stop-islamophobia#s-p13-so-i1 this]] episode of "What Would You Do?" All day, people came and went seeing a Muslim woman (apparently) being verbally abused and refused service--and these two girls finally stepped in and, most importantly, ''refused to stand down''.

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* The two young women in [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/187796/what-would-you-do-would-you-step-in-to-stop-islamophobia#s-p13-so-i1 this]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbWmBUONtFY]] episode of "What Would You Do?" All day, people came and went seeing a Muslim woman (apparently) being verbally abused and refused service--and these two girls finally stepped in and, most importantly, ''refused to stand down''.
20th Apr '16 10:24:17 PM YT45
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* A few days before Christmas, 1943, a formation of Anerican B-17 bombers hit a target in northern Germany. One of them was called ''Ye Olde Pub'' and had a brand-new crew on their first mission with a pilot named 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown. ''Ye Olde Pub'' was shot to pieces by German fighters, but stayed (barely) in the air, with their tail gunner dead and two other men badly wounded. When they flew over a German airbase, a veteran ''Luftwaffe'' fighter pilot named 1st Lieutenant Franz Stigler took off to take them down. Stigler caught the B-17, but was surprised when they didn't shoot at him. He flew alongside the bomber, seeing wounded gunners being cared for by their terrified comrades, and realized they were completely defenseless. Stigler (a devout Catholic who'd never really bought into Nazi ideology) remembered the words of his first commander in North Africa, who had told him, "Honor is everything here. It's what keeps you human. If I ever hear that you shot a man in a parachute, I'll shoot you myself." Stigler couldn't pull the trigger. Then he realized that the B-17, flying low and slow on two engines, was heading straight for a coastal antiaircraft battery. If he couldn't shoot them down in good conscience, he certainly couldn't let that happen either. He formed up tight on the bomber's right wing in an escort position. Brown saw the Messerschmitt fighter alongside and tried not to panic, having no idea what the German was doing. Then he realized that the flak guns weren't firing as they crossed the coastline. With Brown's surviving crew safely on their way back to East Anglia, Stigler turned away and returned to his own base, never mentioning the encounter for obvious reasons. Brown's crew reported the incident in their debriefing, but were told to keep quiet about it, both to avoid generating sympathy for the enemy, and to prevent the Gestapo from going after this honorable German pilot, whoever he might be. It remained secret until Charlie Brown came out with it in the 1980s, hoping to find the man who had saved the lives of himself and his crew. Stigler, now living in British Columbia, came forward and met Brown for the second time in Seattle in 1988. The two men greeted eachother like long-lost brothers (Franz Stigler tearfully exclaimed, "I love you, Charlie!" when they told their story to a TV news crew) and remained best friends for the rest of their lives.
** Franz Stigler started receiving massive amounts of hate mail when the story broke in Germany, being called a traitor, a coward, and everything else imaginable. One day, he got a phone call from his longtime friend, war buddy, and wartime commander General Adolf Galland, perhaps the most legendary German fighter ace of the war. When Stigler admitted it was true, Galland paused for a moment, then said, "Well, it ''would'' be you, pal." Galland said that what Franz had done was treason, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but it was also the right thing to do]], and Galland (no huge fan of the Nazi party himself) was proud of him for doing it.
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