Strangers Save A 4-Year-Old’s Birthday Party After Everyone Cancels

Rachelle Briannan had everything planned out for her son Taenon’s fourth birthday party, and had invited 12 other kids to come join the festivities.

And then, the worst thing happened. One after another, the guests either canceled at the last minute or simply failed to show up at all without a word.

Rachelle was devastated for Taenon who, she says, was just old enough to understand parties and friends — and what it meant to be abandoned.

Terrified that his first real party experience would be ruined, and possibly cast a shadow over future parties, Rachelle put out a desperate plea on the Facebook group Midnight Mums, a loose organization of young mothers who swapped stories and support online.

But she shouldn’t have worried. Apparently, these Midnight Mums are more than just online pals: they’re a real sisterhood.

This wonderful organization responded in a way that not only astounded and touched Briannan, but gave Taenon a wonderful birthday party just in the nick of time, much in the way some police officers did for another little boy with a birthday wish.

Check out what happened on Taenon’s birthday below, and see what happens when people really come together!

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Although she’d planned out everything for her son’s fourth birthday party, Rachelle Briannan suddenly found everything falling apart at the last minute.

Guests were dropping out one by one, and she was devastated.

In a last-ditch effort, she posted this plea to Midnight Mums, a Facebook group for mothers of young children.

But as Rachelle was despairing and wondering what she would tell her son, Taenon, the Midnight Mums were planning.

Soon, a callout was placed for some 30 families to gather at a local McDonald’s in Melbourne.

When Rachelle and Taenon arrived, they found that the Midnight Mums had thrown their own last-minute party!

With plenty of friends, and even some donated balloons from a local party supply shop, it looked like Taenon’s party was going to be a great one!

And there were even more surprises in store for Taenon.

Three members of the Nillumbik branch of the State Emergency Services arrived to let the kids take a tour of their fire truck.

“It’s not something we do normally,” said the SES controller, “but we thought it’d be fun to have the kids check out the truck.”

And as for the Briannan family, they’re thrilled to have such a supportive and loving network looking out for them.

Taenon’s birthday party was certainly a memorable one, and here’s hoping to an even better party next year!

 

Now, Rachelle has taken to Facebook for a very different reason: to thank all the kind souls who helped make her son’s fourth birthday a very special one.

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Doctor Goes To Deliver Baby, But When Dad Looks Closer And Sees THIS? He’s Shocked

Alicia and Randy were as prepared as they could be for the delivery of their baby girl, Neveah — which is “Heaven” spelled backwards. Alicia was scheduled for a C-section back in 2013, and Dr. Sawyer of Glendale, Arizona was the man in charge of bringing baby Neveah into the world. But just as the baby was being pulled from the womb, Randy heard Dr. Sawyer calling to him.

“Hey, she’s grabbing my finger,” Dr. Sawyer shouted. Without hesitation, Dad ran over, grabbed his camera and saw it — Nevaeh was indeed reaching out of Alicia’s womb to hold the doctor’s finger in the middle of the C-section! Randy was worried about missing the moment, but thankfully he caught it just in time. The stunning and surreal image went viral, and it’s easy to see why. Even the medical team said it was a spiritual moment for them, and they see new life enter the world every single day! On Facebook, Alicia wrote, “Truly amazing. I am in awe of this photo. Something to remember forever.”

Alicia also made a print of the photo for Dr. Sawyer to keep.

Watch the video below to see the incredible snapshot for yourself, and please SHARE this touching story with your friends on Facebook.

Doctor Notices One Twin Looks Different, Then Looks At His Face And Tells Mom…

19 years ago, Ramona was pregnant with twin boys. Before she gave birth, doctors noticed one of the babies suffered a condition so rare that they gave her the option to terminate him. Ultimately, Ramona decided to go through with both pregnancies, and Haidin and Gabriel were born.

Gabriel was born with Pierre Robin Syndrome, a rare condition where a baby is born with a small lower jaw and a tongue positioned further back in the mouth than usual. This can result in breathing and feeding difficulties, and a cleft palate. Because he looked so different from Haidin and the other kids at school, Gabriel was made the subject of constant bullying. He never liked taking photographs. Haidin came to play the role of protective brother, often fighting with other classmates on his behalf. Even Ramona was ridiculed. “Someone came and told me I must have drank a lot during pregnancy because he had a clef palate,” she says.

Despite the physical and psychological hardships, Gabriel has developed an incredible outlook on life and, over time,  a strong and inspiring sense of self-confidence.

But now, after nearly 20 years of looking different, Gabriel is preparing for surgery, which will potentially make him look identical to his twin brother…

Please watch Gabriel’s fascinating story below and please SHARE with your friends on Facebook!

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Marine Father Finally Gets To Meet His Tiny Baby Daughter In Person

Starting a family is easily one of the hardest things anyone can do. The amount of planning and questions and money is enough to make anyone feel the waves of exhaustion. But after a lot of work and a little bit of luck, a loving couple can always manage to get their family started!

From planning the size of the house, to something as simple as the correct name for the newborn, these things might seem simple enough, but a lot of work goes into every single step of the journey.

So even though Marine Sgt. Scott was overjoyed at the prospect of meeting his new baby girl, it was a bit heartbreaking to realize that he wouldn’t be home in the weeks leading up to that amazing day. Scott would be thousands of miles away from the mother of his baby girl, and there would be nothing he could do about it.

Please check out the rest of this incredible story below if you believe in miracles!

 

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Pregnant Mother Shows Off Just How Much Her Baby Likes To Wiggle And Dance

Mom was 30 weeks pregnant when Dad caught this incredible footage on tape; but looking at her belly, you would think that she was overdue and just about ready to pop!

Things were going perfectly normal for Mom, but suddenly she felt an odd sensation in and around her belly. When she looked down, it must have been quite the shock. Even with the knowledge that your baby is happy and healthy inside of you, it honestly must be a bizarre feeling for all the amazing moms in the world who go through this!

It’s not easy to create a new life out of nothing, but after nine long months of work, these amazing mothers somehow manage to bring a whole new human into the world. It really is an incredible feat when you think about it, but it takes amazing videos like this to show just how amazing it looks, too.

Make sure to check out the wild video below if you love moms everywhere!

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Dad Writes Surprise Message To Mom On Newborn’s Onesie

When baby Everly was just one day old in November of 2014, she was tasked with a very important job. Everly’s dad, Chad, worked secretly to give the mother of his child, Lauren, the surprise of her life — but first, she needed to realize the surprise was written on Everly’s adorable onesie. Lauren had no idea what was coming just 24 hours after delivering her baby girl.

The surprise was truly a family affair. Chad enlisted the help of Lauren’s cousin to come up with the brilliantly creative idea, which you’re about to see. Both Chad and Lauren’s families were in the hospital room and in on the surprise. Even the nurses were involved in the set-up!

Here’s how it went down: Lauren’s aunt, who was holding Everly at the time, told Lauren that she had a dirty diaper — so she handed the baby back to the glowing new mom. “Lauren started unwrapping the blanket to change her and the rest is history,” Chad told us.

Watch the video below to see the message Dad had written for Mom on Everly’s onesie. The second Lauren realized what was happening, she was absolutely stunned.

Please SHARE this touching moment with your friends on Facebook!

[Credit: Chad McDevitt YouTube, Facebook]

Sleepy Baby Can’t Help But Use His Dog Friend As A Pillow

It seems that dogs have a special kind of loyalty to the babies in their families. Somehow, they instinctively know when they’re in danger and when they need help. This rescued pup followed his 3-year-old human for miles until he found help. That’s when he started barking and authorities found the pair safe and sound!

But these incredible creatures aren’t just there to save lives, but to provide comfort to those who love them. And “comfort” has more than one meaning! It’s not just emotional for this baby, who simply needed a place to lay his head.

In this footage by America’s Funniest Home Videos, the camera focuses on an adorable baby-and-puppy pair, and the little one can’t seem to keep his eyes open. He slowly sways back and forth, and it looks like he’s going to tip over any moment.

The quiet pup is unfazed, and doesn’t flinch when the baby finally does lean all the way forward… and makes himself comfortable on the dog’s soft fur. That’s quite the pillow, if you ask us!

In turn, the dog helps the baby get comfy by spreading out and laying his head down. How cute is that?

Watch the short clip to see these two share a beautiful friendship.

Please SHARE if you’ve ever witnessed this with your kids and pets!

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They Put Baby On The Floor, But When Puppy Does THIS, Dad Can’t Stop Laughing!

Dogs and babies… It doesn’t get any cuter than that, and this video is proof-positive.

In a video that’s been seen over eight million times, watch in delight as Shortie puppy Wicket gets deep in conversation with Baby Sophie. Sophie’s parents call her a bona fide dog whisperer, and I tend to agree. Little Sophie crawls on the carpet and has a lot to say to her canine sibling, and Wicket talks right back!

Their back-and-forth banter is priceless, and you can hear Sophie’s dad cracking up as the camera rolls. Everyone loves it when babies and dogs meet each other for the first time, like when Buddy, the adorable pit bull, couldn’t stop giving a baby kisses! And if you love videos of newborn animals and babies talking to each other, then you’ll love this, too.

I don’t know who’s cuter, the baby or the puppy. Let’s call it an even tie, and let these two cuties duke it out.

Thank goodness the fam was there to film this beautiful moment. It certainly be a wonderful memory that everyone in the family will cherish for years to come. It’s so wonderful to see these two young babies with full lives ahead of them so happily playing with each other!

Please SHARE this precious video with your friends on Facebook!

 

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Dad Puts Newborn Baby In Bath For The First Time. Seconds Later? OMG!!

When you bring home a new baby, every little action is a monumental experience. The first feeding at home; the first time he or she sleeps through the night; the first bath time, even! And here we meet a doting Dad who gets to give his baby her very first relaxing bath.

James Perry uploaded a truly adorable video of him bathing his brand new baby girl for the first time, as Mom stands by and proudly films the two. The way he talks to her so sweetly, tickles her and gently holds her in the warm water is just too much to bear!

What an adorable family. By now, this baby is 3 years old, and I would love to see what she looks like.

If this video made you smile, then please SHARE it with your friends on Facebook!

 

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Parents Discover A Secret Hidden In Adoptive Daughter’s Family Tree

Life was good for Lisa and Gene Lumpkins. They were financially successful. They had two beautiful children. But they realized something was missing. That’s when the Georgetown, Kentucky couple decided to trade in their fancy cars and comfortable lifestyle to adopt four orphans from China — each child with special needs.

One of Lisa and Gene’s adopted children is a little girl named Aubrey. Not only does Aubrey have cerebral palsy, but she was neglected and abused by her biological mother. At one point, Aubrey’s birth mom attempted to smother her to death. But now that she’s part of a loving family, Aubrey couldn’t be happier — but her story has recently taken an unexpected turn.

One day, Lisa’s friend and an orphanage volunteer posted a photo of an orphaned girl on Facebook. Lisa noticed the girl in the photo looked staggeringly familiar. She couldn’t shake the similarities between this unknown girl on Facebook and her adopted daughter, Aubrey. As soon as Lisa started posting the photo of the girl on her own Facebook page, even her friends and family members agreed.

Feeling in her gut that there was much more to it, Lisa paid for a DNA test and sent in a swab of Aubrey’s saliva. Nothing could prepare Lisa or her family for what they discovered next…

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