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7-Year-Old’s Family Can't Afford to Buy Her Late Mom a Tombstone - So She Starts a Lemonade Stand

Two months ago, 7-year-old Emouree Johnson woke up to the "worst news of her life." Tragically, her single mother, Karli, had died unexpectedly at the age of 29.Without insurance, the loss was not only emotionally devastating but also financially straining for the family. Barely able to cover funeral costs, the family couldn't afford to buy a proper headstone.And that's when little Emouree got to work.

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Woman Can't Attend Her Friend's Funeral, So She Sends A Note - And We're All Sobbing

Friendships are often fleeting. People come into our lives for a season and then they're gone. (Or they become one of our 2571 Facebook friends relegated to hearing about our lives via reels and posts).But every once in a while, if we're really lucky, someone comes along who stays. Someone who grows with us and laughs with us and shares our deepest secrets. Someone who is there, through all of it — the good, the bad, and the times when we can't lift our broken-hearted bodies off the floor.And even when they're far away? They're still there, reminding us that we are not alone. There's something truly special about a friend who lives life WITH us. Who knows us sometimes more than we know ourselves. And that kind of friendship? Never dies. And there's a heartwrenching viral TikTok that proves it.*Featured image contains photo by Matt Barnard and Евгений Шухман

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Mom Writes Epic Letter After Headmaster Calls Her Son "Worthless" and "Stupid"

Most parents recognize that no child is perfect and are willing to work with leaders and educators to raise decent human beings. But when one mother realized the person charged with her son’s education was nothing more than a bully, she wrote him an epic letter.

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Man Grew Up Never Knowing His Real Dad - Waits 6 Decades to Meet Him

Most people go through life in search of identity and purpose, particularly as we get older. But for those who don’t have a complete picture of their family history, that search can produce more questions than answers.

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Jelly Roll Is Kicked Out Of His High School - Years Later, He Returns With a Surprise

High school is either one of the best times or one of the worst times of your life, depending on how you lived it. You might have nostalgia for the “good old days,” or you might want to leave that part of your life far, far behind.For famous country star Jelly Roll, the high school years were especially dramatic. In fact, he’s been quite open in the past about those years of drug addiction and legal battles. Things got so bad that he was actually kicked out of his high school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Teen with Down syndrome wearing a blue prom dress and a group of friends.
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Teen With Down Syndrome Doesn’t Have a Date to Prom - So Her Friends Hatch a Plan

Prom is supposed to be a special time for a teen. It’s a time of celebration and friendship, and recognizing all of your life’s achievements so far. However, it can also be a hard time for those who don’t feel like they fit in, or whose plans for their prom don’t pan out the way they’d hoped.

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Teen Can't Find Shoes to Fit His Large Size 23 Feet - Then Shaq Shows Up

A teen in Missouri was having trouble finding shoes that fit him. He appealed to local news outlets and tried to find a solution online. But because of his large size, it was hard to find a reasonable and affordable option. Then Shaq stepped in to save the day.

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Man Faces Hefty Fine For Running a Red Light - Then the Judge Learns Why He Did It

We’re getting better as a society about talking about trauma and grief and the pain that comes with certain experiences. Doing so can put us on a path toward healing. But so can kindness, which one judge exemplified when a grieving motorist came into his courtroom one day.

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Police Officer Saves 3-Month-Old - Five Years Later He’s Part of the Family

Being a new parent is terrifying because you’re always expecting the worst. But when the worst actually happens, and your baby stops breathing, you hope that a stranger like this police officer will be there to save the day.