Now Playing
99JAMZ
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
99JAMZ

UPLIFTING

Results 61 - 80 of 98 < previous next >

Gigi Hadid, Vogue Italia apologize for darkened skin tone on cover 

Model Gigi Hadid has apologized for a Vogue Italia cover in which she appears with darkened skin, which some have considered blackface.

ABC News reported that Hadid, who is covering the May issue of the magazine, is of Dutch and Palestinian descent and typically has a fair skin tone. She is posing on the cover with a male model. Wearing a sparkling jumpsuit, her skin is heavily bronzed and tanned.

>> Read more trending news 

Hadid posted an apology on Twitter that included a paparazzi photo of her heading home after shooting the cover on April 3. She said the photo shows the amount of bronzing that was done on set.

“Please understand that my control of a shoot 1. is non existent in terms of creative direction 2. ends completely when I leave set, and anything done to a photo in post is out of my control fully.

“The bronzing and photoshop is a style that S.Klein has done for many years and I believe was what was expected from the shoot (to show me in a different way creatively). BUT, although I understand what Vogue Italia‘s intentions were, it was not executed correctly, and the concerns that have been brought up are valid. 

“I want to address this for those who were offended by the editing/retouching/coloring of the cover. Please know that things would have been different if my control of the situation was different. Regardless, I want to apologize because my intention is never to diminish those concerns or take opportunities away from anyone else, and I hope this can be an example to other magazines and teams in the future. 

“There are real issues regarding representation in fashion — it’s our responsibility to acknowledge those issues and communicate through them to work towards a more diverse industry.”

The magazine issued a separate apology on its Instagram page Thursday, saying, “Throughout its history, Vogue Italia has respected and encouraged the creative viewpoints of commissioned photographers. In our latest cover shoot by Steven Klein, the vision was to create a beachwear-themed story with a stylized bronzing effect. We understand that the result has caused some debate with our readers, and we sincerely apologize if we have caused any offence.”

Teen saves up money to buy classmate new shoes, clothes 

As some teens worry about getting the newest electronic device for themselves, a high school student in South Carolina saved her money to do much more.

Sofi Cruz Turner has been friends with Jahiem since third grade. Recently Jahiem asked if someone could get him new shoes. Sofi knew her friend was in need, so she decided to help, WMBF reported.

“I’ve always thought about getting him something before but never had the money or the gut(s) to do it,” She wrote on a Facebook post

>> Read more trending news 

She rounded up money from her first job at an area restaurant, and added a little more from her mother and grandfather, to buy Jahiem not only shoes, but also socks, a shirt and a backpack, WMBF reported

Sofi gave Jahiem the new gear in class Wednesday and it was caught on video, and posted on Facebook, which has been viewed more than 240,000 times in only two days.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

DNA test unites man with daughter he never knew existed

A Missouri woman researching her family history found her biological father on a genealogical site through a DNA test kit, surprising the Tennessee man who did not realize he even had a child, KTVI reported.

>> Read more trending news

Amy Meyerott of St. Louis used a kit through Ancestry.com, and the results eventually led to her being discovered by her father, Tim. She was adopted as an infant 32 years ago, and her biological mother never told Tim that she was pregnant, KTVI reported.

Several months ago, Tim’s sister told her brother that the two of them were a match with a woman in St. Louis. Tim searched on Facebook and found Meyerott, KTVI reported.

“I got a message from a man on Facebook saying, 'My sister has been trying to contact you because you're showing up as a close relative on Ancestry.com. After looking more into this we believe that you are my biological daughter,'" Meyerott told the television station.

Tim traveled from Tennessee to St. Louis to meet his daughter face-to-face.

"We just walked right up to each other, and it was like we had known each other for years,” Meyerott said. “It was just very comfortable and easy from the beginning.

“Your family is always your family. Who your biological family is doesn't change that.”

In a statement, Ancestry.com told KTVI that "DNA testing helps people make new and powerful discoveries about their family history and identity. We are committed to delivering the most accurate results; however, with this, people may learn of unexpected connections.”

Mom's late daughter added to her college graduation photo

A woman who will graduate from Texas Southern University next weekend received the perfect gift from her husband: A graduation photo that includes her late daughter, KTRK reported. 

>> Read more trending news

Simone Allen, who is getting her bachelor’s degree in social work, took her graduation photos at Texas Southern with her surviving children in anticipation of her May 12 ceremony. She asked the photographer -- who is her husband, Eric Allen -- to find a way to include her late daughter, Jadalyn, in the moment.

Jadalyn, 6, died in 2012 from an accidental morphine overdose. She was prescribed the wrong dosage for her sickle cell disease, KTRK reported.

Eric Allen took the family photo and included the deceased child.

“It's something she wanted to do and I felt strong about doing it for her. At the end of the day, it's about her," he told KTRK.

Simone Allen said that after her daughter's death, she was depressed and quit college.

She finally decided to return to school and finish her degree at TSU, citing Jadalyn and her other children as inspiration.

She will achieve her goal on Mother’s Day weekend.

WATCH: Texas teen walks for first time in months, stuns prom date in heartwarming viral video

A video of a San Antonio teen's heartwarming surprise for her prom date – and his emotional reaction – has gone viral.

>> Watch the clip here

>> Stranger's act of kindness for mom, 2 kids on plane goes viral

According to KSAT, Health Careers High School senior Morgan Coultress, 18, has had conversion disorder, which affects the use of her legs, since she underwent surgery in June. She said she couldn't walk unassisted for 10 months, the station reported.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

So Coultress prepared a special surprise for her prom date, Tarik Garcia. 

On Saturday, a camera captured the moment that Garcia walked into Coultress' home – and the shocked look on his face as Coultress took several steps toward him.

>> Read more trending news 

The clip, which Coultress shared on Twitter, has been viewed more than 13 million times.

Coultress, who was crowned prom queen that same evening, said she hopes to walk at her graduation next month, KSAT reported.

Read more here.

Success story: Teen accepted to more than 100 colleges, earns $4.5M in scholarships

There are no limits to what hard work and determination can get you. A teen from North Carolina is a perfect example. 

Jasmine Harrison, 17, has not one, not 10, not even 50 college acceptance letters. She has received 113 letters welcoming her to colleges and universities across the country. On top of that feat, she has been awarded more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships, WFMY reported.

>> Read more trending news 

But how does someone apply to enough schools to get 113 acceptance letters?

She used the Common Black College application to apply to 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and got into 26 universities, WFMY reported.

She also used the College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Month. Using the special time, she applied to schools in North Carolina for free.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

Then Harrison used the Common Application and applied to 20 more at one time.

So which school did Harrison choose to attend?  That’s Bennett College. She has a full scholarship and will major in biology. She hopes to become a NICU nurse, WFMY reported.

Harrison graduates from The Academy at Smith later this month and expects to have a 4.0 GPA, WFMY reported.

Stranger's act of kindness for mom, 2 kids on plane goes viral

An Arkansas mom's story of how a stranger helped her and her two young children on a flight is warming hearts across the country.

According to ABC News, Jessica Rudeen, 34, of Bentonville, ran into some trouble while traveling from Missouri to North Carolina with her 4-month-old son, Alexander, and 3-year-old daughter, Caroline.

>> RELATED STORY: Kind stranger helps mother flying alone with crying kids when no one else would

"My first flights with an infant and a toddler started out with a little panic when we boarded the plane," Rudeen wrote in a Facebook post. "My 4-month-old was screaming his head off because, due to a series of unexpected events, I was unable to nurse him before boarding the plane. My 3-year-old, who was excited before boarding the plane, lost her nerve and began screaming and kicking, 'I want to get off the plane! I don’t want to go!' I honestly thought we’d get kicked off the plane. So with two kids losing their minds, I was desperately trying to calm the situation."

Luckily, another passenger, Todd Walker, 52, was happy to help, ABC News reported.

>> Woman buys $600 worth of Girl Scout cookies, has Scouts give them out free to strangers

"This man reached for the baby and held him while I forced a seatbelt on Caroline, got her tablet and started her movie," Rudeen wrote. "Once she was settled and relatively calmed, he distracted her so that I could feed Alexander. Finally, while we were taxiing, the back of the plane no longer had screams."

But Walker's kindness didn't end there. Rudeen said he also talked to Caroline during the flight and even colored and watched a movie with her. 

"By the end of the flight, he was Caroline's best friend," Rudeen wrote. "I'm not sure if he caught the kiss she landed on his shoulder while they were looking out the window."

In another stroke of luck, the new friends discovered that they were connecting in Charlotte to the same flight to Wilmington.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

"He helped us get off the plane and led us to the next gate with Caroline in hand," Rudeen wrote. "If that wasn’t enough, he changed his seat on the next flight to sit in our row to help us. This guy, Todd, showed me kindness and compassion that I’ve never known from another person. His wife, he said, had a similar experience when their two boys were young and a stranger showed her the same kindness. I am blown away by God’s hand in this because we could have been placed next to anyone, but we were seated next to one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life."

>> Read more trending news 

Rudeen's Facebook post thanking Walker quickly went viral, with more than 28,000 likes and 7,000 shares. Although Rudeen did not have Walker's last name, social media users helped her get in touch with his wife, Stacey who said helping people is in her husband's nature.

Rudeen said she hopes that the families can get together soon.

Read more here.

>> See the full Facebook post here

Tennessee mom delivers own baby in Istanbul hotel room using YouTube, pocketknife, shoelaces

With resourcefulness that would put MacGyver to shame, a pregnant Tennessee woman used YouTube, an electric kettle, a pocketknife and shoelaces to deliver her own son in a foreign hotel room. 

>> New Year's baby born on freeway after South Carolina police chase

In a viral Twitter thread posted last week, Tia Freeman, 22, of La Vergne said she had already bought plane tickets to Germany for a March vacation before finding out she was six months pregnant. Thinking she had plenty of time before the baby's arrival, she decided to take the trip anyway. 

>> Read the thread here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.)

According to WTVF and Inside Edition, Freeman, a computer specialist for the U.S. Air Force, initially thought she had food poisoning when she started having cramps en route to Istanbul, where she had a layover, on March 7. The pain only got worse after she landed.

"I make it to my hotel & now I'm sure I'm in labor," she tweeted. "There is no way in the world I'm not in labor because I can barely standup at this point. So I'm in a foreign country, where no one speaks english, I don't know this country's emergency number, & I have no clue what to do."

So she looked it up online.

"In true millennial form I decided to @Youtube it," she tweeted. "If no one else had my back the internet would!"

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

Freeman said she got into the bathtub and pushed five or six times before delivering a baby boy, Xavier Ata Freeman. After another Google search, she used an electric tea kettle to sanitize her pocketknife and shoelaces, then cut the umbilical cord.

"It's weird how focused a person becomes when [their] adrenaline starts going," she tweeted. "Because at no point ever did I freak out. Like I just did what I had to do."

The morning after Xavier's birth, Freeman brought him to the airport.

"Immediately, security knew something was up," she told WTVF. "They called in a doctor and nurse, and I called the U.S. consulate."

>> Read more trending news 

Freeman and Xavier, who quickly became viral sensations in Turkey, flew back to the U.S. two weeks later after the newborn received a birth certificate and emergency passport, WTVF reported.

"I still really don’t understand what’s so shocking about my delivery story," Freeman tweeted. "Lol maybe it’ll set in one day.”

Read more here or here.

WATCH: 3-year-old baseball player's slow-motion 'run' to home plate goes viral

There's no need for a slow-motion replay of this tiny baseball star's "run" to home plate. 

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

According to ABC News, Lennox Salcedo, a 3-year-old who plays for a pony baseball league in Walnut, California, has become a viral sensation for his hilarious response to his coach's instructions "to run home as fast as he can."

>> Read more trending news 

Naturally, Lennox did the exact opposite, delighting parents and other spectators. A video of the adorable moment, posted Sunday by Twitter user @TabbyRodriguez, has been viewed more than 5 million times.

>> Watch the video here

Read more here.

Woman buys last groceries at closing South Florida Winn-Dixie, donates them

Cara Young said that she came to know and love her local Winn-Dixie in South Florida and its employees very well.

>> Read more trending news

Young, 63, reminisced about one of the cashiers in the Jupiter store who she said always pretended to run away as Young headed for the checkout line because she would have to get brown bags from the back.

“I preferred brown bags over the plastic,” Young said with a laugh. “She hated me.”

But on April 18, Young walked into the store and saw signs that said, “Today is the last day.” There was no joking about plastic bags.

“One of the women who worked there told me they were closing,” said Young. “I had no idea and asked them what was left to buy.”

Cookies, cakes, greeting cards, baby formula, leftover food from Passover — it didn’t matter. Young loaded up her cart and bought it all. 

“I spent $300 and got $3,000 worth of stuff,” she said.

The cart filled with miscellaneous items wasn’t for her, though. Young donated it to three local organizations — the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center in Jupiter, Joann’s Cottage in Palm Beach Gardens and the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach.

“Oh, yes. I remember the woman with the Winn-Dixie bags,” said Anna Poulin, assistant executive director of the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center.

Young brought bags of snacks to the after-school center. 

“We are so grateful she thought of us,” Poulin said.

Young also dropped off baby formula directly to Joann’s Cottage, which provides care for young mothers and mothers-to-be. It is part of the Place of Hope organization.

“I don’t know the exact amount of her donation, but we are appreciative for it,” said Joshua Kolkana, director of foster care, adoption and independent living at Place of Hope.

While the state gives Joann’s Cottage some money, Kolkana said donations go a long way to help the approximately 350 people Place of Hope serves each day.

“Donations like Young’s are given directly to the women that come to us,” he said. “It’s helpful because it takes one thing off the young women’s plates.”

Young said donating the items was a “wonderful experience,” and she hopes to get involved in more charities now that she’s retired from her job as an interior designer.

Lost truck driver survives days with no food or water, refused to steal potato chips from cargo

A missing Oregon truck driver survived for four days lost in the wilderness without taking a single item from his cargo – a trailer filled with potato chips.

>> Read more trending news 

According to The Associated Press, Jacob Cartwright, 22, of La Grande, had been missing since Tuesday, when he was hauling the chips from Portland to Nyssa. He accidentally programmed the wrong destination into his GPS, then fixed the address later after he noticed the mistake. That's when the GPS "directed him to take a U.S. Forest Service road that started out paved but eventually became impassible," the AP reported. His truck then got stuck and his cellphone died. 

Roy Henry, Cartwright's manager at Little Trees Transportation, told the AP that the trucker, a father of two, began walking away from the scene, trying to find his way out of the snowy woods. By Saturday, after walking 36 miles with no food or water, Cartwright flagged a passing driver, who gave him a ride home.

"Cartwright's wife returned home from meeting with local officials about the search for her husband only to find him in their house," the AP reported.

Cartwright, who was taken to the hospital, did not appear to have "too many injuries," a nurse told the AP.

According to Henry, Cartwright said he didn't take any of the potato chips to eat before he began walking because "that's the load I was hauling and I didn't want to damage the property."

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

Read more here.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Houston drivers play rock-paper-scissors to decide who moved ahead in traffic

Nudging into a crowded lane of traffic can be aggravating, but a Texas driver decided to make a game out of it, KTRK reported.

>> Read more trending news

On Saturday in Houston, one driver challenged another to a game of rock-paper-scissors to decide who got to move ahead in the traffic-snarled lane.

Marco Sanchez told KPRC that he wanted to make other drivers "smile and have a little fun."

"He was on the side on the right and I saw him way in the back. No one wanted to let him go by so I didn't find that OK for people to deny him to go in," Sanchez said. "They didn't want to let him go and he got next to me so I just thought about pulling out my phone and having a little fun. I just started to record and challenged him to a paper-rock-scissors game."

The video posted on Sanchez's Facebook page has been shared more than 46,000 times. The driver wanting to cut in won the game, so Sanchez let him pull ahead.

"I'm still shocked," Sanchez said. "I never expected this (video) to go viral."

Given the anger that can be caused by bumper-to-bumper traffic, Sanchez said he appreciated the other driver being a good sport and playing along.

"Houston traffic makes people even more angry after a long day of work," Sanchez told KTRK.

Shaquem Griffin's inspirational story not limited to football fans

Shaquem Griffin’s story is an inspirational one, and it moved to another level after he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL draft. His legion of well-wishers continues to grow.

>> Read more trending news

Griffin, who was drafted in the fifth round, received encouragement and best wishes from players and fans on Twitter. 

The outside linebacker had his left hand amputated as a child because of amniotic band syndrome, but was a two-year starter at the University of Central Florida and was a first-team all-conference selection both seasons. 

He was reunited with his twin brother Shaquill when the Seahawks made him the 141st overall pick. That brought Griffin full circle from the NFL scouting combine, when he bench-pressed 225 pounds 20 times with a prosthetic left hand.

"I couldn't breathe," Griffin told ESPN said after he was drafted. "I didn't know what to say. I was trying to get the words out, but I couldn't talk."

Griffin’s well-wishers included pro athletes and people who have faced the same hurdles as the linebacker. They were joyous in their posts.

“Thrilled for you,” former major-league pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, wrote on Twitter. “Beyond words.”

“So grateful for this moment!!!” Twitter user Gienelle wrote, showing a picture of her son displaying a prosthetic left hand. “This pick is powerful for my boy!! His dreams just went through the roof!! “

Chris Pugh, whose daughter lost fingers to amniotic band syndrome, called Griffin “inspirational.”

“No matter what team he plays for, I'm a big Shaquem Griffin fan,” he wrote.

Drew Carfrae, a Steelers fan from Iowa who said he used a wheelchair, wrote that “to see someone that other people would say had a ‘disability’ prove doubters wrong, is amazing.” 

“Cheering and crying that his dreams came true,” wrote Amy Eldridge, whose son has one hand. 

Twelve-year-old Julianna Linton was born with amniotic band syndrome and posted a video before the draft. She also got to meet Griffin when the Knights played Houston in 2016.

On Twitter, Griffin thanked “everyone who has helped push me, motivate me and support me. Most importantly, thank you Seahawks.”

Buffalo superfan 'Pancho Billa' announces team's 3rd-round pick

The Bills Mafia took care of its biggest fan during the NFL draft Friday night.

>> Read more trending news

Ezra Castro, known as “Pancho Billa,” was called to the podium by Buffalo Bills legends Andre Reed and Fred Jackson to read the team’s third-round pick, The Buffalo News reported.

Castro, a Dallas resident, was in attendance at the draft, which was held at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington, Texas. 

Castro is president of the Dallas Fort-Worth Bills Backers chapter and a lifelong Bills fan. He has been battling cancer since last fall and recently had chemotherapy, the News reported.

At the podium, Jackson acknowledged Castro, calling him “one of the most recognizable fans in Buffalo’s history.”

Then Reed, the Bills’ the Hall of Fame wide receiver, said that Castro “has been battling cancer, but this is not to dampen his spirit and his love for the game and his Bills.

Jackson returned to the microphone and invited Castro on stage to read the Bills’ draft choice.

"With the 96th pick, the Bills Mafia selects Harrison Phillips, defensive tackle, Stanford," Castro said, his voice cracking.

Reed and Jackson presented Castro with a Bills No. 18 jersey that had “NFL Draft” stitched on the back.

General Manager Brandon Beane said Castro’s moment at the podium “sent chills up everybody’s spine in the draft room."

“We’re all praying for him,” Beane told the News.

Tennessee girl, 12, takes charge when mom has seizure while driving

A Tennessee girl stayed calm when her mother had a seizure at a busy intersection while driving, putting the vehicle in park and asking bystanders to call for help, the 

Times Free Press of Chattanooga reported.

>> Read more trending news

Serenity Russell’s cool handling of a potentially dangerous situation occurred on April 20, which was her 12th birthday. Her mother, Roni Mothershead, was driving in eastern Chattanooga when the mom had a seizure, the Times Free Press reported. 

Serenity put the car in park, held her mother’s head still and asked someone to call for help. Then she had a bystander bring cool water and used her jacket as a wet towel to put on her mother’s forehead, the newspaper reported.

Serenity’s calm reaction came from past experience, she said, as her mother has had seizures before.

“It made me kind of nervous because it was in the car,” Serenity told the Times Free Press. "She has had seizures before where I've taken care of her so I know what to do. She's my mom and I love her.”

On Friday, firefighters and paramedics honored Serenity with a blue ribbon certificate and a birthday cake.

“When responders arrived on scene, Serenity had taken control of the scene and really displayed some heroic actions,” Chattanooga Fire Department Chief Phil Hyman told the News Free Press. "Her mother was having a medical issue and they were right in the middle of an intersection, a dangerous intersection, and Serenity really snapped into action.

"She displayed just an inordinate amount of calmness during that entire event, like nothing was going on. Twelve-year-old Serenity is the kind of person we love to have in our community. She did an outstanding job."

Mothershead said she did not recall what happened when she had the seizure.

"We pulled up at the intersection and, of course, I ended up having a seizure and she put the car in park and kept me still and everything and called for help," she said. "To see her recognized like this is an amazing feeling.”

Driver evacuates students safely after school bus catches fire

A school bus driver in Florida remained calm and was able to safely evacuate students after the vehicle caught fire on Friday, the News-Press of Fort Myers reported.

>> Read more trending news

Carmen Chavez heard a noise in the engine and observed smoke coming from under the bus’ hood, according to the Cape Coral Fire Department’s Facebook page

Chavez immediately stopped and successfully and safely evacuated 25 middle school students who were on the bus. No one was injured, fire department officials told the News-Press.

The fire was quickly put out, and another bus took the students to school, the News-Press reported.

“I was just doing my job. I was protecting the kids,” Chavez told WBBH. “I am responsible for them, and they are like my own. I love my job.”

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, and another bus took the students to school.

The fire was ruled accidental due to a mechanical failure, according to the fire department. 

Man gives grocery cashier $100 when he learns she's also a 3rd-grade teacher

A third-grade teacher in Colorado who was working a second job to make ends meet received a bonus during her shift at grocery store, CNN reported.

>> Read more trending news

Amanda Garner received an envelope from a customer that contained $100, a gesture that brought her to tears.

“I just cried,” Garner said after finding two $50 bills in the envelope.

In addition to her teaching duties, Garner works as a cashier at a Lakewood grocery store on Thursdays and Saturdays during the school year and picks up "as many hours as they'll let me have" during summer and holiday breaks, she told CNN. She also tutors twice a week.

Garner, who has taught for six years, had gone to Denver on Thursday for a rally at the state Capitol for better pay for teachers. She then went to work at the grocery store and struck up a conversation with a man who was wearing a #RedForEd sticker. Garner showed the man her sticker, which she had hidden on her apron, CNN reported.

“You have to work here, too?” the man asked, mentioning that his wife had been a teacher for 40 years.

An hour later, the man returned to buy some cookies. As he checked out he handed Garner an envelope and said “For the teacher,” CNN reported.

"I didn't get a chance to look at it for a bit, so I just smiled and put it in my apron," Garner told CNN.

When she went on break she opened the envelope and saw the cash.

There was no note in the envelope, CNN reported, so Garner didn't know how to thank "the kind gentleman with a British accent." 

"You have no idea how much of a difference that made," she wrote on Facebook.

Uber driver gets huge tip thanks to lottery ticket

A tip could have gone either way, but an Uber driver really lucked out.

A driver was given a $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo ticket as part of a tip. That ticket netted the man, who was not identified by Colorado Lottery officials, $30, KDVR reported.

Instead of just walking away with the cash, he bought more tickets.

>> Read more trending news 

At the end of six weeks of rolling over his winnings, he bought one with a huge payout --$140,000, KVDR reported.

He claimed his money this Thursday, but he’s not keeping it all for himself.

He’s giving his parents a large chunk, though it wasn’t specified just how much, for helping him with money a few times.

He’s also going to put some of the money back into his car to trick it out, as he plans to keep driving for Uber, KVDR reported.

And it wasn’t a chance meeting. The winner said the man who gave him the first ticket had been in his car before, but hasn’t been since the first lottery win.

Related video: 

Blind dachshund reunited with pit bull pal after being separated 

A blind dachshund and a pit bull who had bonded and were adopted together were removed from the adopter’s house after the sightless hound was found Wednesday wandering along the road 100 miles away. 

>> Read more trending news

OJ, a 12-year-old blind dachshund, and Blue Dozer a 6-year-old pit bull, were surrendered to the Richmond Animal Care and Control when their owner became homeless April 20 but were quickly adopted after their story went viral, according to WTVR

The woman, who is not being identified, had adopted the pair Sunday, saying she could take care of both animals; however, by Wednesday OJ was found by a stranger on the side of the road. 

After hours of negotiations, the woman returned Blue Dozer and the two dogs were reunited, according to WTVR

“Our main concern is, they needed to be together,” Christie Chipps Peters, director of the Richmond Animal Care and Control shelter, told The Washington Post. “They’re a unique, bonded pair. OJ can’t see well, and he needed his buddy with him.”The shelter does not plan to adopt out the dogs again just yet. 

“We will not be doing anything with OJ & Dozer in the next few days other than snuggling them together,” a shelter spokeswoman said on Facebook.

But this time, whoever adopts the pair will have to sign a contract ensuring they stay together.

Brave babies get capes for National Superhero Day

National Superhero Day is Saturday and it's a day to honor the real-life, everyday heroes.

The Allegheny Health Network is celebrating by honoring its tiniest superheroes. 

PHOTOS: Brave babies get capes for National Superheroes Day

Nurses at West Penn Hospital dressed the brave babies in its neonatal intensive care unit in superhero capes. 

RELATED HEADLINE:  Superhero window washers surprise patients at Children's Hospital

>> Read more trending news 

The capes show their parents and caregivers that their tiny bodies pack a big punch and that they are amazing fighters. 

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

Results 61 - 80 of 98 < previous next >