A boy with a rare genetic condition impacting less than 10 people worldwide entered and won his first-ever track meet crossing the finish line to raucous cheers. Beau Weichers, 13, who has special needs due to an ultra-rare condition called ZBTB18, was competing in a track meet at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on April 27.
Two brothers in their 90s – the last of nine siblings – emotionally reunite after being separated for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brothers Charles and Calvin Longest hadn’t seen each other for more than a year, depriving them of their weekly meetings, when they would go on “hot dog dates.” Despite family members being reassured Charles and Calvin were safe, they said the separation was bittersweet, as due to the brothers’ ages it felt like they were losing a year of their lives.
A grandpa-to-be burst into happy tears when his daughter revealed her pregnancy news to him on a personalized hat of his favorite football team. As Del Wallace, 52, sat in the steakhouse in Bevercreek, Ohio, he had no idea what was coming during his birthday celebrations.
Abodybuilding and fitness champion temporarily paralyzed and fighting for life due to a rare autoimmune disorder finally returns home surprising her family dressed as Wonder Woman. Debra Rosado-Bohac, from Virginia, USA, became an IFBB Pro in 2016 at the North American Championship where she won her class in the Figure Division and won the overall.
An owner and her lost dog couldn’t hide their excitement as the pair were finally reunited after nine months apart. In the emotional video, Elissa Battista, from Fairfield, Connecticut, let out screams of joy as her Boston terrier, Fisher, instantly recognized her and jumped all over his human.
A one-man band has been bringing joy to neighborhoods during the pandemic with his mood-boosting performances. Entertainer Eric Haines, 56, from Everett, Washington, estimates that he has walked around his neighborhood with his one-man band ensemble 30 times since the coronavirus pandemic began.
A young boy is surprised on his 8th birthday with an emotional reunion with his dad who he hasn’t seen for 55 days during his battle with COVID. Kristian Ormson, 37, from Amarillo, Texas, was hospitalized with complications from COVID on January 25, with his illness continuing to worsen over the days and weeks that followed.
A man could not believe his eyes when he was surprised by his beloved sister – who he had not seen in 16 years and had just been through a brain tumor operation back in their homeland.
A blind military veteran who lost his sight during service laughed with delight as he was finally able to ride a rollercoaster once more. In the uplifting video, Ronald Goyette’s daughter, Jackie Neuser, 42, can be seen describing every twist and turn to her father as the pair made their way around the track.
A singing hospital security officer left one elderly patient in floods of happy tears as he serenaded her with a Nat King Cole classic to brighten her day. Esther Lindell, 87, was visiting the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, to get the all-clear from a cancer scan on March 12 – but she had no idea what was about to come next.
A blind man was reduced to tears when he heard the voice of his son, who had traveled to surprise him, after more than three years apart. Danny Orias, 43, made a special visit to his father’s home, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on February 27, having previously seen his visitation plans put on hold because of the coronavirus.
A girl with Down syndrome has gone viral thanks to her wholesome reaction when receiving a doll that looks just like her. In the beautiful footage – viewed more than seven million times across social media –
A three-month-old baby immediately stops crying when hearing the sound of his parents’ voices or the first time after having his hearing aids turned on. Mason Barnes’ family discovered he was deaf when he was two months old leaving his parents wondering if he would ever hear their voices.
A toddler with special needs told she had a 5-10 percent chance of living past her first birthday rings the ‘all-clear bell’ having beaten cancer on the day she turned two.
A kind-hearted trucker saved a stranded family by pulling over and towing them to the nearest gas station before paying for their gas and secretly writing ‘Pay It Forward’ on the receipt. The Amun family had to pull over on the side of the I-24 outside Chattanooga, Tennessee, on March 9 because dad David, 39, had forgotten to fill up the tank.
An emotional grandfather couldn’t hold back his tears of happiness when he read his newborn grandson’s name tag to discover the baby had been named after him. Mike Sheff, 63, had no idea what was coming when he walked in to greet his daughter, Jessi Way, at Henrico Doctors Women’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
There was not a dry eye in the house at a recent New York wedding, as a bride who was born with Cerebral Palsy surprised friends and family by standing on her own two feet and walking down the aisle.
A police officer’s shock suddenly turned to delight when he was pulled over for what he thought was a routine traffic stop – only to be surprised with a grand pregnancy reveal. As Mike Sawyer, 36, calmly chatted to the two Colorado State Patrol troopers who had pulled him over, wife Sam, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat, began secretly recording.
The heartwarming footage shows 11-month-old Leia approaching Sophia Scholz, 25, in her Berlin home. Having realized that, like her, Sophia has a stump at the end of one of her arms, the happy toddler reached out with her own shortened arm to touch it.
A non-verbal three-year-old brought his mother to tears as he used a specially-designed speaking device to say his first words: “Mom, I love you.” The beautiful moment took place at the family home of Jack Malsom, 3, and his mom Angela Beltran, 34, in Portland, Oregon.
A wheelchair-bound teen raised the roof at his senior night basketball game after coming onto the court for the first time to assist a basket in a play he drew up earlier in the season. In the uplifting moment, Victor Kelbaugh, 18, from Reeds Spring, Missouri, received the ball from a teammate before heading down the court with the ball in his control.