We collected the top five best stories of the week, in case you missed out on them.
Parent-child relationships are always tumultuous, even when they’re good. As kids, we sometimes fight and feel embarrassed by our families, but with any luck, we eventually come to accept and appreciate them.
This is especially true for Richie Anne Castillo, who had a complicated relationship with her father growing up. As a kid schoolmates bullied her because her dad has Down syndrome. She grew up with more than the usual amount of embarrassment, even shame. But for his 50th birthday, Richie shared a post detailing all the things she’s come to love about her dad, and the moving tribute went viral. Read More >>
Kansas City Chiefs lineman, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will not be helping his team defend their Super Bowl title next year. The 29-year-old Canadian became the first NFL player to opt-out of the upcoming NFL season due to concerns over COVID-19 last Friday. Kansas city’s offensive lineman will instead be working on the front lines. Read More >>
Three Georgia inmates helped saved a deputy’s life when the man suffered a heart attack outside of their cells. Mitchell Smalls, Terry Lovelace and Walter Whitehead rushed to help Deputy Warren Hobbs when he collapsed at his desk at Gwinnett County Jail. Smalls was the first to act, alerting his fellow inmates by banging on his door. Lovelace and Whitehead then ran to Hobbs’ side when the guard managed to unlock their cell door. Read More >>
Congratulations are in order for Tahlequah, a Puget Sound orca, who is expecting a little squirt two years after capturing the world’s attention with a heartbreaking story of loss and motherhood. Read More >>
A woman with alopecia asked her boyfriend to shave her head, and when she reacted to the initial shock of her new haircut, he turned the clippers on himself in solidarity. Eva Barilaro, a French law student from Monaco, periodically cuts her hair and shaves her head to manage her alopecia, a condition she lives with that causes severe hair loss. But this time around, she’d been letting her lockdown locks grow freely for months and hadn’t had it buzzed in a decade. She asked her boyfriend for help and the couple filmed it. Read More >>