Caretaker swats at elephant with a rag, but it’s the next moment that’s melting everyone’s heart

Elephants are incredible creatures and quite smart, too. The females tend to stick together in packs while the males wander off either on their own after they’re teenagers or small groups of them band together. Some elephants sadly are abused and hunted, but at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, these majestic animals can seek solace and comfort among the volunteers there. Sangduen “Lek” Chailert, founder of the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand, has a special relationship with one particular pachyderm at the Elephant Nature Park named Faamai.

They interact surprisingly closely for a human and an elephant. Lek swats away flies for Faamai and begins singing to the elephant. But it isn’t just any song. It’s a lullaby. Faamai loves the attention Lek is giving her and pretty soon, Faamai begins to get drowsy. The next thing you know, Faamai begins to gently lower herself down onto the ground. She just can’t stand upright any longer with Lek’s loving voice serenading her.

Apparently elephants love lullabies. According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, classical music is soothing to Asian elephants. When orchestra violinist Eleanor Bartsch played a concerto for two elephants belonging to the Circus World Museum, she was astonished to see them swaying to the music, reports the Washington Post. Not only does Faamai get comfortable, but she does something so surprising once she’s on the ground! Watch the video below and see what happens as Lek continues singing to Faamai after she nestles herself near loving Lek.


“Sound of silence” starts to play. Seconds in haunting low voice sends chills to all

By now we’ve heard pretty much ever single cover of our beloved classic tunes. But, thanks to the Internet, aspiring musicians and even established artists from genre’s we don’t typically listen to are constantly surprising us with how many different ways these songs can actually be sung. When it comes to the “Sound of Silence” a singer will usually try to mimic the original duo’s honey sweet vocals. But, sometimes even a classic needs to be pushed outside of its comfort zone in order to hear it come to life in a beautiful new way!

Yet, beauty isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you first catch a glimpse of the gruff-looking man in this video clip. He looks like he belongs in a heavy metal rock band, a genre that is famous for sounding anything but soothing. With his tough exterior, he’s the last person you’d think would do justice to Simon and Garfunkel’s angelic harmonies. However, looks can be deceiving and the only thing South African musicians Ruhan du Toit and Deon van der Merwe from a Touch of Class are heavy in is talent.

Ruhan’s talent quickly becomes apparent as soon as he starts to sing! The soft piano solo in the background sets the tone for what’s about to come next. Although Ruhan’s vocals are low and throaty, it’s also surprisingly smooth. His powerful 4-octave range will give you chills as he belts out a haunting and eerie cover of this classic. It seems as if the song’s dark lyrics were actually made for a voice like his! With Deon strumming away on the guitar, this duo certainly add a unique touch of class to the “Sound of Silence.”


2-year-old saw her crush with another girl in the park, so she calls him and gives him a piece of her mind

This 2-year-old keeps making people laugh hysterically with the conversation she had with her boyfriend.

Mila Stauffer saw her sweetheart, Sawyer, with another girl in the park the other day.

“I was so mad, I’m calling him right now,” says the girl, frowning. Then, she picks up her pink toy phone, dials Sawyer, and starts having the funniest tantrum ever!

“This is ridiculous,” she says. “Sawyer, I saw you, don’t go to the park with her. I saw you. I’m so sad.”

When Mila’s mom shared this video on Instagram, it went viral. In just two days, it has been viewed more than 140000 times!

So, did Mila and Sawyer break up or figured out a way to remain together? Watch the video to find out the answer to this question.

Mila Stauffer has been able to garner millions of YouTube views and is even considered somewhat of an internet sensation due to her incredibly sweet videos.


In another video, the 2-year-old shared an experience she had during a plane trip. She talked about meeting a “chatty Kathy” who seemed very insistent on having a conversation with her. The video, posted in May 2017, has been viewed over 779, 000 times, and most commenters agree that it was really funny.

Mila is often described as the ‘funny mean girl’, and her impressions on some of her videos are simply the best. Her mom, Katie, published these hilarious moments on her YouTube page. In the description of one of the videos, the mother said that Mila is a very entertaining child and super funny. She wanted to give others a chance to get a glimpse of that and clearly, it’s working.


6 hidden facebook tricks that few people know about

Facebook makes communication better. Just recently, there has been an update – new animations activated by typing certain keywords!

Actually, the idea is great. Sometimes just words are not enough. When you add a comment for your best friends or beloved to cheer them up, congratulate, or just say how awesome they are, Facebook adds colorful and fun animations!

Maybe you did not discover all the keywords yet. We are here to help you.

“you are the best”

Type these words of praise for your beloved and you will see a flying star popping up! A nice way to let someone know how great he is.

“bff”, “bffs”

Mentioning your bestie makes dancing hands appear on the screen! Sweet!

“best wishes”

Wishing someone all the best in English, and in many other languages will surprise your pal with colorful confetti!

“you got this”, “you’ve got this”, “you can do it”

We all need to hear those words! Support from a friend is so important! Now you can encourage your friend even more with a bouncing thumbs up emoji!

“congrats”, “congratulations”

In addition, congratulating people in many other languages will make them excited with colorful confetti and balloons popped up on the screen.

“xo”, “xoxo”

We use those a lot, don’t we? If there is something missing – it’s the romantic emoji of flying hearts. Romantic and cute. Type “xoxo”, and that person you address your kisses to will see not just X and O letters, but red hearts floating up from the screen.

Expressing emotions is so much easier now. Are Facebook developers reading minds?

They seem to know what exactly we want – be more emotional through social media because sometimes just the words are not enough. Well done!


David Beckham shamed and judged as a father for the video with his 6-year-old daughter Harper

Victoria and David Beckham seem to be the most doting celebrity parents, and they love sharing sweet moments with their kids.

The famous couple has 4 children — 3 sons: Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12, and a daughter Harper who is 6.

Both parents put the family first and their children are precious to them. However, the couple was shamed a few times already for the controversial photos and videos they share on social media.

Many men, many minds! Recently, the former soccer star and model David Beckham was slammed for giving a daughter a lip kiss. Recently, the fashion designer Victoria Beckham posted a photo of his elder son who made a pretty tattoo on his arm.

He tattooed the word “Mom” just in the middle of a heart entwined with flowers!

The fans thought that was cute and sweet, and a real proof of mother-son love! However, Victoria was not so lucky with another post she made. There was a video on her Instagram of David and their daughter Harper, who sat on daddy’s lap steering the wheel of a golf cart! That’s what made people angry.

Some said: “it’s dangerous and not a good example for others who don’t have their privilege of being in a private place to do whatever they want.”

Other comments went: “Take that down before social services come to take your child for negligence and endangerment in the US”.

Among furious judgments, there were sweet comments about how great the father-daughter time was and how much it reminded people of the time they were kids.

The Beckham couple seems to know what they are doing. Daddy definitely appreciates every moment with his little princess.

They gush about special relationships with children and ignore the negative remarks from the community.

Little Harper stays David’s favourite one, and the queen of his heart!


From high school sweethearts to a long-lasting marriage: a love story of George and Norma strait

Falling in love is amazing, but staying in a marriage for long is even better. It requires a lot of efforts and commitment.

George and Norma Strait have managed their relationship quite well throughout their 46 years of marriage.

Once high school sweethearts
It is said that when love starts out as friendship, it is the most beautiful of all, and this holds true for George and Norma. The two grew up together in the same town before they started their relationship.

We knew each other forever, growing up in a small town, … I never really even thought anything about her, but then one day I asked her out and we went on a date. We didn’t see each other for a long time after that. Then one day, I thought, ‘I’m missing the boat here,’ and we started dating again.

Then they became lovers
The pair moved to Mexico in 1971. There, they got married before George started his army service. George caught a breakthrough in his music career with the 1982 single ‘Fool Hearted Memory’ from the album ‘Strait From the Heart’.

The couple had two kids Jennifer Lynn Strait and George Bubba Strait Jr.

46 years of marriage
Though their marriage hasn’t been a walk in the park, they have stood by each other through tough times. One of which was the loss of their daughter Jenifer in 1986 when she was just 13 years old. The couple weathered that storm together, and now, they are celebrating their 46th marriage anniversary.

We love each other and we still like each other. A lot!

Just like wine that only tastes better with time, George and Norma are still very much in love even after 46 years of marriage. They now spend their time as grandparents to their two grandchildren George Strait and Louise Strait.

We wish them happier years together as they age in grace.


Dad forces his ‘bully’ son to run to school in the rain

If there’s one thing I detest the most in life, it’s bullying.

There is absolutely no need for it. Watching someone hurt and upset another person boils my blood and makes me incredibly angry.

No one wins when it comes to bullying. The victim will continue to feel worthless, and it’ll affect their confidence and other areas of their life.

But it also hurts the bully because it’s a clear sign there’s something wrong with his life that will continue to go unchecked.

Bullying isn’t just something we experience as children, it’s something that follows us into adulthood too.

We can get bullied in the workplace, hell, you can even be bullied on the street!

Seriously, why do we struggle to avoid saying anything nasty to other people who simply don’t deserve it?

A lot of different people have very different ideas on how you handle a bully, especially if you find out that the bully is your child.

Well, one dad has recently caused a huge stir on the internet with his style of discipline when it comes to teaching his bullying son a lesson.

Bryan Thornhill made his son run a mile to school in the rain after finding out that he had been banned from the school bus for bullying other kids.

The dad was utterly disgusted to hear his son had been “a little bully.

So as a punishment for the child’s unacceptable behavior, he made his son run to school in the rain.

The video of the punishment was uploaded to Facebook where it soon went viral.

Bryan filmed his son running to school while he drove behind.

In the viral video he said:

“Hey everyone, welcome to ‘you better listen to your Dad 2018’.

“My son has finally got in trouble on the bus enough to where he was kicked off the bus for three days because he was being a little bully which I do not tolerate, can’t stand.”

In the video, you could see the boy was only wearing a hoodie, not a proper coat, and he had a large rucksack.

Not suitable equipment for running in the rain.

It was easy to see that Bryan was amused by the punishment. He claimed his son keeps up a “good six mph pace”, and that as a result of his punishment, the young boy had already started to adjust and improve his behavior.

“He hasn’t got in trouble at school this week, whereas last week he was absolutely out of his mind.

“This right here is called parenting.”

As you can imagine, Bryan’s parenting style divided people’s opinions.

Anita Hayden Hawthorne commented on the video: “I was in a classroom for 29 years I wish more parents were like you!

Another said: “Thanks for taking a stand against bullying and teaching your children lessons. Keep up the good work!”

Laura Allie agreed with Bryan’s choice of punishment: “You’re raising your kids right. Don’t listen to the ignorance. It’s not killing kids to run/walk in the rain or cold.”

Chandra Blue praised Bryan’s actions: “Thank you, Bryan Thornhill, for helping to spread the word and knowledge of actual parenting and not coddling these children to the point where they feel entitled and helping to teach them to become a productive member of society”.

But not everyone was wowed by Bryan’s parenting style.

Wendy Walsh wrote: “Horrible horrible example of parenting. Videotaping your child’s punishment on social media?!

Another said: “Really. Demeaning and humiliation are not good parenting tools! Hope you get charges brought against you!”

Maggy Fierro claimed that Bryan was “bullying” his son: “He learned to be a bully from you!”

And Mildred Gouveia said: “A different perspective from a mom & grandma. Maybe your son’s a ‘bully’ cause you’re one. You think? Kids learn from example. Look in the mirror. Just saying…”

But despite the mixed feedback, Bryan is still proud of his decision to punish his son like this.

He said in a later Facebook post:

“Ninety-eight percent of people love it and support. A few don’t which is fine. Can’t make everyone happy.

“I don’t care about the attention for me though. I care about the fact the thousands of messages I am actually reading with parents struggling to find ways to help their kids make it in society. So many parents fight with children as I do. Wanting to make sure that the kids are proper adults with respect and accountability.

“So far I have given many new ideas to parents that they love. That truly has me inspired for our future, for our children.

“To see people like me facing the same battles but wanting to be proper parents. Society has allowed children to have free passes for everything. We have built a society with free reign that can’t support their own children so therefore becoming dependent on assistance to survive.”


Pregnant ruthie Ann Miles was injured in car crash, while her 4-year-old daughter along with her friend’s toddler son were killed

The 34-year-old actress, who won Tony Award for portraying Lady Thiang in The King Of I, was injured in a car accident that killed her daughter.

Actor Luke Wilson Was Called A Hero After He Saved A Woman From A Fatal Car Crash

Ruthie was crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York with her friend and children when they were hit by a car, which drove through the red light.

Both children were killed in the crash.

Pregnant Rutile and her friend are both got injured and now are in the hospital. The actress is in a stable condition. According to her agent Dustin Flores, Ruthie’s unborn child is ‘doing well’. Lauren Lew was injured, but she is also in stable condition now.

The terrible crash happened on Monday around 12:40 p.m.

Lt. John Grimpel of the NYPD confirmed to PEOPLE that the driver was a 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns who “failed to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pedestrians.”

The NYPD source revealed that the woman allegedly continued driving down the street until she crashed into some parked cars. The 1-year-old Joshua’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with the child in it.

According to the New York Daily News, Bruns was suffering from various health problems, including multiple sclerosis. It is believed that she had a seizure while she was driving a car.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez commented:

It’s a real tragedy, but we have to make sure that this woman should have been driving in the first place.

The 44-year-old woman has been ticked for driving through red light four times already. She was also noticed speeding through a school zone.

Ruthie’s colleagues and friends, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, have shared their words of support on social media:

A GoFundMe page was set up for Ruthie and Laurie’s families in order to raise money, which now raised $325,040 for Broadway actress and $158,989 for her friend.


Tourists threw more than $1.5 million in rome’s trevi fountain in just one year

Trevi Fountain is one of the most popular sights in Rome. According to legend, the person who throws a coin in it, will return to the city again. If he throws two coins, he will meet his love; if three, he will get married. Those who decide to throw four coins, will become rich.

By the way, there is a special rule for throwing a coin. Tradition dictates that visitors should throw a coin into it using the right hand over the left shoulder.

Judging by the value of the coins that the cleaners annually collect, the enigma comes true. In the early 2000s, more than $ 800,000 was extracted from the fountain. Now the figure has doubled and increased to $ 1.6 million.

There are two factors that have influenced the growth of the number of coins tossed into the fountain. The first factor is related to the growth of the tourist flow. The second reason is associated with the fact that coins are collected daily by the municipal services. Previously, some part of the coins were collected by ordinary people who did not feel embarrassed to get into the water and ‘earn’ some money. At present, swimming in Roman fountains is prohibited by law. The penalty ranges from $ 350 to $ 600. The authorities note that this cultural heritage must not be used for any other purposes, and people are not allowed to put it under risk.

When the coins are collected, they are sent for cleaning and sorting.

Various coins can be found in the fountain — from dollars to yens. In addition to coins, medallions, keys, bracelets, glasses and even false teeth are sometimes found in the mountain.

All the collected money is used for charities (shelters and canteens for the poor).

You can track the process of collecting money from the fountain in the video below.

It turns out that tourists donate money for charity without even knowing it. It’s great that all the money is used to help the needy. What do you think of the tradition of tossing a coin?


8 exercises for women over 40: an effective fitness routine that tones the whole body

No matter how hard we try to remain young and fit, aging brings with it muscle loss and it slows down metabolism. From the age of 30, physically inactive people can lose from 3 to 5% of their muscle mass and this percentage increases with every 10 years.

This condition is called sarcopenia and it doesn’t only affect the way the body looks. It causes weakness and diminishes mobility and strength! In order to avoid such unwanted consequences, it is important to stay active daily and make fitness an integral part of your life.

The best choice is a full body workout, it should be intensive enough to speed up your metabolism and enrich your body with oxygen. Fitness activity boosts your immune system, slows down aging and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Obviously, there are many benefits from it. We suggest you exercise every day to tone all your muscles and stay healthy.

For your back
As muscles deteriorate, your posture may suffer. This is also the result of a sedentary lifestyle and weak back muscles. Here is what you can do to strengthen your back.

1. Bird dog

Get on your knees and hands, keep your back straight, do not round your shoulders. Then lift your right arm and left leg at the same time to form a straight line from your fingers to toes. Hold the position for 3 seconds, and then switch arms and legs.

2. Back Bow

Lie on your tummy and put your hands behind your neck. Lock your fingers together. Lift your chin a little bit and as you exhale squeeze your shoulder blades and move your elbows back.