History Heartwarming / RealLifeOther

19th Apr '17 2:58:54 PM Vilui
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** A lot of Catholics have become saints for CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming's:
*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Damien St. Damien of Molokai]]: A Belgian priest, he went to Hawai'i in the late 1800's as a missionary. At the time, Hawaiians were dying in droves from European diseases. One of the worst was leprosy; to prevent its spread, the Hawaiian king ordered lepers quarantined on the island of Molokai. The local bishop knew that the lepers deserved a priest, but the assignment was a death sentence. Fr. Damien volunteered. For the next 25 years, Fr. Damien lived among the lepers, serving as a priest, but also teaching children, dressing sores, building houses, and digging graves. Fr. Damien ultimately contracted leprosy himself and died, asking only to be buried with the other lepers. When the king's daughter came to Molokai to present a posthumous medal to Fr. Damien, she was moved to tears by what she saw on the island. Fr. Damien was named a saint in 2009; he is the patron saint of people with HIV/AIDS.
*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Euphrasia_Pelletier Euphrasia Pelletier]] was an 18 century nun who founded the order of the Good Shepherd to save wayward girls who were in moral danger. She saved a lot of child prostitutes, homeless women and others abandoned by their families and had nowhere to go. She told her nuns "Cup of milk given at the right moment will do more to bring her back to right dispositions than would acts of severity".[[note]]This has been attributed to Mother Teresa; she was quoting St. Euphrasia.[[/note]] She cared not only for their physical well being but for their souls. She emphasized the importance of the catechism but also that the girls should be kept interested. Many of the rescued girls even joined the order or remained permanent penitents.

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** A lot of Catholics have become saints for CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming's:
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*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Damien St. Damien of Molokai]]: A Belgian priest, he went to Hawai'i in the late 1800's 1800s as a missionary. At the time, Hawaiians were dying in droves from European diseases. One of the worst was leprosy; to prevent its spread, the Hawaiian king ordered lepers quarantined on the island of Molokai. The local bishop knew that the lepers deserved a priest, but the assignment was a death sentence. Fr. Damien volunteered. For the next 25 years, Fr. Damien lived among the lepers, serving as a priest, but also teaching children, dressing sores, building houses, and digging graves. Fr. Damien ultimately contracted leprosy himself and died, asking only to be buried with the other lepers. When the king's daughter came to Molokai to present a posthumous medal to Fr. Damien, she was moved to tears by what she saw on the island. Fr. Damien was named a saint in 2009; he is the patron saint of people with HIV/AIDS.
*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Euphrasia_Pelletier Euphrasia Pelletier]] was an 18 century 18th-century nun who founded the order of the Good Shepherd to save wayward girls who were in moral danger. She saved a lot of child prostitutes, homeless women and others abandoned by their families and had nowhere to go. She told her nuns "Cup of milk given at the right moment will do more to bring her back to right dispositions than would acts of severity".[[note]]This has been attributed to Mother Teresa; she was quoting St. Euphrasia.[[/note]] She cared not only for their physical well being but for their souls. She emphasized the importance of the catechism but also that the girls should be kept interested. Many of the rescued girls even joined the order or remained permanent penitents.
14th Apr '17 5:00:08 PM Nevermore2002
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* The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saroo_Brierley Saroo Brierley]]. In the '80, he was just a poor 5 years old Indian boy that got lost in Calcutta, very far from his hometown. After living on the streets for months, he was taken by the authorities. Unfortunately, his lack of education made it difficult to find his mother and hometown, so they placed him for adoption. He was adopted by an Australian couple and led a successful and comfortable life. But Saroo never forgot his family back in India. When he heard of Google Earth, he frantically started searching for his hometown with just his memory as reference. [[TheDeterminator It took him four years, but he finally recognized the place he used to live.]] After a trip to India, Saroo was finally reunited with his mother 25 years later, who never gave up hope of seeing her son again. Also a MomentOfAwesome and a TearJerker. A movie named ''Lion'' has been made based on the story, starting Creator/DevPatel.

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* The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saroo_Brierley Saroo Brierley]]. In the '80, he was just a poor 5 years old Indian boy that got lost in Calcutta, very far from his hometown. After living on the streets for months, he was taken by the authorities. Unfortunately, his lack of education made it difficult to find his mother and hometown, so they placed him for adoption. He was adopted by an Australian couple and led a successful and comfortable life. But Saroo never forgot his family back in India. When he heard of Google Earth, he frantically started searching for his hometown with just his memory as reference. [[TheDeterminator It took him four years, but he finally recognized the place he used to live.]] After a trip to India, Saroo was finally reunited with his mother 25 years later, who never gave up hope of seeing her son again. Also a MomentOfAwesome and a TearJerker. A movie named ''Lion'' ''Film/{{Lion}}'' has been made based on the story, starting Creator/DevPatel.
8th Apr '17 12:22:50 PM nombretomado
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* Since 2010, [[{{Reddit}} r/atheism and r/Christianity]] have had ongoing fundraisers for Doctors without Borders and World Vision Clean Water Fund, respectively. As of 10:05 AM on December 4, 2011, r/atheism has raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/r-atheism/ratheism $108,845]] and [[http://www.justgiving.com/rAtheism £2,424]] for Doctors without Borders; r/Christianity has raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/redditcharity/rchristianity $14,056]] for World Vision Clean Water Fund. In 2010, r/Islam also raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ahmed-m/rislam $1,501]] for Islamic Relief. The front page of Reddit is currently flooded with posts offering to donate money for each upvote.

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* Since 2010, [[{{Reddit}} [[{{Website/Reddit}} r/atheism and r/Christianity]] have had ongoing fundraisers for Doctors without Borders and World Vision Clean Water Fund, respectively. As of 10:05 AM on December 4, 2011, r/atheism has raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/r-atheism/ratheism $108,845]] and [[http://www.justgiving.com/rAtheism £2,424]] for Doctors without Borders; r/Christianity has raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/redditcharity/rchristianity $14,056]] for World Vision Clean Water Fund. In 2010, r/Islam also raised [[http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ahmed-m/rislam $1,501]] for Islamic Relief. The front page of Reddit is currently flooded with posts offering to donate money for each upvote.
4th Apr '17 5:33:37 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4MR8oI_B8 35 members of the staff of]] {{Pixar}}. [[TearJerker It's another one you'll need tissues for.]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4MR8oI_B8 35 members of the staff of]] {{Pixar}}.Creator/{{Pixar}}. [[TearJerker It's another one you'll need tissues for.]]
31st Mar '17 2:54:57 PM nombretomado
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** 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 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.

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** Similarly, BillOReilly Creator/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 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.
13th Mar '17 4:54:37 PM BugsFan17
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* Creator/DavidTennant [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoCCljVDYcI receiving]] the NTA Special Recognition Award for his work in television. What sets the Special Recognition Award apart from other similar lifetime achievement awards is that the recipient doesn't know he/she is receiving it beforehand. So, [[TearsOfJoy the look on David's face]] when it dawns on him that he's receiving it is nothing short of adorable. Better still, it was presented to him by one of his favorite bands (and fellow Scots), Music/TheProclaimers.
5th Mar '17 3:04:23 PM Nevermore2002
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* The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saroo_Brierley Saroo Brierley]]. In the '80, he was just a poor 5 years old Indian boy that got lost in Calcutta, very far from his hometown. After living on the streets for months, he was taken by the authorities. Unfortunately, his lack of education made it difficult to find his mother and hometown, so they placed him for adoption. He was adopted by an Australian couple and led a successful and comfortable life. But Saroo never forgot his family back in India. When he heard of Google Maps, he started frantically searching for his hometown with just his memory as reference. [[TheDeterminator It took him four years, but he finally recognized the place he used to live.]] After a trip to India, Saroo was finally reunited with his mother 25 years later, who never gave up hope of seeing her son again. Also a MomentOfAwesome and a TearJerker. A movie named ''Lion'' has been made based on the story, starting Dev Patel.

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* The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saroo_Brierley Saroo Brierley]]. In the '80, he was just a poor 5 years old Indian boy that got lost in Calcutta, very far from his hometown. After living on the streets for months, he was taken by the authorities. Unfortunately, his lack of education made it difficult to find his mother and hometown, so they placed him for adoption. He was adopted by an Australian couple and led a successful and comfortable life. But Saroo never forgot his family back in India. When he heard of Google Maps, Earth, he started frantically started searching for his hometown with just his memory as reference. [[TheDeterminator It took him four years, but he finally recognized the place he used to live.]] After a trip to India, Saroo was finally reunited with his mother 25 years later, who never gave up hope of seeing her son again. Also a MomentOfAwesome and a TearJerker. A movie named ''Lion'' has been made based on the story, starting Dev Patel.Creator/DevPatel.
4th Mar '17 5:54:12 PM CaptEquinox
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** He probably also remembered that at the conclave that elected Albino Luciani, the future John Paul I had looked him straight in the eye from across the table and said "You'll be next."
25th Feb '17 3:48:40 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/01/izzard-gives-pr/ This report from Wired]]: Will Pike was badly injured during a terrorist attack in Mumbai, and had to be hospitalized. As a result, he was unable to attend an EddieIzzard stand-up performance that he had bought tickets for before his trip to Mumbai. His father wrote Izzard, asking if the comedian would send his son an autographed picture or something. Instead, Izzard visited Pike in the hospital and performed his entire stand-up routine for him. That's "Executive Transvestite"!

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* [[http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/01/izzard-gives-pr/ This report from Wired]]: Will Pike was badly injured during a terrorist attack in Mumbai, and had to be hospitalized. As a result, he was unable to attend an EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard stand-up performance that he had bought tickets for before his trip to Mumbai. His father wrote Izzard, asking if the comedian would send his son an autographed picture or something. Instead, Izzard visited Pike in the hospital and performed his entire stand-up routine for him. That's "Executive Transvestite"!
19th Feb '17 5:07:36 PM nombretomado
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** Fan favorite seiyuu Creator/NorioWakamoto was reportedly missing during the quake, but he eventually informed everyone that he's all right, ''and is already helping the other victims'' (since he used to be a police officer before turning seiyuu). He stated that the biggest one has yet to come, but he's ready to give his soul for the people. This act is what truly cements him to be a shining example of MeanCharacterNiceActor, [[DragonBall if]] [[CodeGeass you]] [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara consider]] [[StreetFighter his]] [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} portfolio]].

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** Fan favorite seiyuu Creator/NorioWakamoto was reportedly missing during the quake, but he eventually informed everyone that he's all right, ''and is already helping the other victims'' (since he used to be a police officer before turning seiyuu). He stated that the biggest one has yet to come, but he's ready to give his soul for the people. This act is what truly cements him to be a shining example of MeanCharacterNiceActor, [[DragonBall if]] [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass you]] [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara consider]] [[StreetFighter his]] [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} portfolio]].
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