1. In 2012, a frog sat like a human.
2. And a cat also sat like a human.
3. There was a beautiful display of 300 illuminated origami boats in Canary Wharf.
4. A Slinky ran on a treadmill.
5. Mister Rogers got auto-tuned.
6. Butterflies drank a turtle’s tears.
In Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, butterflies sip a yellow-spotted river turtle’s tears. The mineral-rich liquid helps the insects reproduce. In exchange, the reptile gets a good eye-cleaning.
7. Sloopy danced for his dinner.
9. A 3-year-old with cancer got his wish to ride an elevator and push all the buttons.
10. This 9-year-old’s perfect instructions on raising a cat were published.
11. The best marriage proposal ever happened.
12. An orphaned elephant was taken care of.
13. A village made an entire orchestra from discarded trash.
14. Thousands of kids got to cover an all-white room with thousands of stickers.
Art installation by Yayoi Kusama.
15. Neglected ducks were rescued and got to see water and go swimming for the first time.
16. 3-Year-Old Christian Haupt threw out the first pitch at a major league baseball game.
17. Katy Perry sang “Firework” with Jodi DiPiazza, an adorable 11-year-old autistic girl.
18. Christian Bale visited the hospitalized victims in Aurora, CO.
19. Some humans of New York made the most out of a bad situation.
20. A band serenaded a stranger with “I Want To Dance With Somebody”
Daryl asked Count’s lead singer Gabbi McPhee to marry him and she had to decline, but she offered him Whitney Houston to soften the blow.
21. A cathedral was made from 55,000 LED lights.
22. A family reunited at a football game.
24. An animal-loving young cancer patient experienced the “Cat Immersion Project.”
25. An 8-year-old won $1000 and gave it all away to his 2-year-old neighbor who has leukemia.
“I didn’t know what I would do with $1,000. But I knew what they could do with it.”
26. Billy was rescued from a puppy mill.
27. After a year of searching for her missing cat, this girl finally went to the shelter to find a new friend
and found her long-absent cat there waiting for her.
28. This man got his final wish at a football game.
29. A puppy and kitten were both abandoned and became best friends.
30. And Santa was a UPS man.
- Police in Athens used pepper spray on protesters two days ahead of Greece's major bailout vote.
- A medical helicopter crashed in Colorado. The crash killed the pilot and injured two crew members.