Haven’t you always wanted to be “that person in the photo”? Well, with the shots you’re about see just below, you can get a taste of what that feels like — all from these interested faces! But all joking aside, check these out, one by one, and you might get some ideas for your next great “photo escapes”. Who knows? Maybe next time, one of these could happen to you:
Take me out to the ball game!
Can you say, “Catch”? It looks like everyone here can. It’s a good time to raise those hands and get funky!
Man, woman, child, it doesn’t matter who you are: Anyone can raise that hand and pick up a flyball, or raise one just “for the heck of it”. Everyone’s a Superman here. Are there any heroes in the house?
Stylin’ in that gel!
Perfect shots like this never happen. Well, at least, they usually don’t. So bask in the glory of this one. It is a rarity.
“What can I say? I’m just not that kind of batter!!!” From the look of things, at least here, A-Rod has a mind of his own, and he’s not planning on leaving his social-chat life out of his game this time around. We love you, man!
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the sickest waterboard surfer of them all??!
This one says it all: Careful gliding with perfect precision meets ideal timing, with of course, the perfect photographer behind it all. For every great moment, there’s a dude in a waterboard — or something like that, right? If that’s not a popular saying, then it should be, especially after a photo like this one. And the best part is he didn’t even get wet!
No ping pong fo’ you!
Good ol’ Mr. Ching Pao Yoo-Suk (‘You suck!’) is here, once again, going for the local title at the all-around Maraby’s Senior Center Yearly Matchup. The proud winner for the last seven years in a row, he is certainly bent on defending his title once more — and not stopping for anything. This time, rumor has it that his strategy involves what he calls a little “opponent distraction”, and it’s all done through making silly faces that will distract the other players — all of which they cannot refuse! Finalist challengers, you’re all going down!
‘Whacko face’ works every time!
Just remember this slide the next time you’re about to catch a big one in the open stands: Make a disgusting face that the player — or even flyball — will have no option but to pass around or simply deflect. For this guy, that plan seemed to work quite well as the player completely missed him and went for the lady with the open mouth. And it looks like that ball could fit in there just perfectly. Perhaps the harder part will be the swallow; can she do it? I’m rootin’ for the ball.
Waterman to the rescue!
If Waterman’s not a superhero name, at this point, then it certainly ought to be — especially considering the fact that this athlete’s gliding over the waters at 700 mph! Now that’s a record!
But to top it all off, he even blows his water when passing through the water at such a speed that it conceals his identity. Notice how you can’t even see his full face here? The water becomes his mask! Villains may try, but the Waterman will stump them all — and still get back home in time for dinner with his wife.
I thought it was a cream puff!
Pain can only begin to describe what this man must be feeling right upon the capture of this specific shot, and ‘pain’ alone is perhaps an understatement of a word, at best. But you get the idea, and this, sadly, is what happens when dazed baseball players have way too many donuts and sugar balls the night before a big game: They start to see everything as a big white ball of cotton candy, cream and sugar, and any other sweet out there — you name it. In this case, it was no different. Just remember not to eat the fastball — or what you perceive as a flying cream puff.
Can you say “cheese”?
Folks, idol obsession has certainly crossed the NBA line this time around, and that’s no joke — or is it? Well, from the look of things, we’d say she certainly did end up getting her shot, and perhaps an arm in the hospital. But either way, for Cindy Graham MacDaniels, the risk was well worth it — but was it? Kobe would agree otherwise, and that’s the final word.
The patriotic boy with the flag!
Lucas Jones was not going to take “no” for an answer when he asked if he could participate in the next upcoming triathlon, and we’re sure glad he didn’t back down from the challenge! Already ahead of each competitor by an entire 7-mile lap, he came off the bike and is now doing the “running part” of it all. Why can’t all you bikers in this photo seem to catch up? At this rate, Lucas is taking home the title.
But wait. That’s not all. He’s doing it all in style, and what better way than through carrying the American flag altogether?
Food Is Delivered By A Stray Dog
Yusuf Kılıçsarı discovered something enchanting and positive the day he came into contact with a stray dog. Most people will see a stray dog and think to themselves that it must live nearby, that it may have run off from a home looking for a better life, or that it was born in the wild. They will then move on and not think about the dog again. Yusuf however, wanted to get to know the dog and its troubles. Since Yusuf is an animal rescuer, it is his nature to care for dogs and cats. He took his caring to a new level when he decided to follow a dog to see where it went.
Kılıçsarı lives in Turkey and recently posted a video on YouTube showing the encounter he had with a dog last month. He had noticed a stray dog walking down the street as he was driving slowly past in his car. When he took a closer look at the animal, he saw that it had a plastic bowl of food in its mouth. This is a strange sighting and the dog looked extremely determined as it sauntered down the street. Yusuf decided to take a closer look and followed the dog in his vehicle to see where it was going to bring the bowl. He drove slowly down roads, never losing sight of the dog, who looked back at him every so often to make sure he was still following.
Kılıçsarı videotapes the excursion, showing how the dog leads him down various streets in town, past a construction zone area, and through a junkyard. This was the destination the dog had in mind. The video is enthralling as it has an air of mystery throughout the clip. Why is the dog walking with a bowl of food? Where is it going to end up? Is it going to take the food in a hidden area and eat it without being under the watchful eyes of others? In the video, the reason for the bowl of food is seen at the end of the clip.
Living in the junkyard, were four adorable puppies. The love of the mother dog had sent her out on the streets to look for a source of food to feed them. Even though this seems like a dire situation, it shows that the compassion of a mother is always in play. The dog had searched the town for food to bring back to her offspring so that they would thrive.
There is no ending to the story, unfortunately. The man who had filmed this exciting clip was not able to be reached afterward to see if he had continued to care for the puppies and dog. He most likely had brought them to a safer area and had them adopted. He was an animal rescuer, after all.
A Young Man’s Journey to Feed the Needy
If you’ve ever felt a need for inspiration, a young man’s story is sure to warm your heart and soul. Liam Hannon saw homeless people on his way to school every morning, and felt horrible for them. When school let out he asked his dad, Scott Hannon, if he could take them lunches for their afternoon meal. Scott thought it was a wonderful idea filled with love and caring, and wasted no time getting the required materials together to begin the project.
Liam lives in a small Massachusetts town, where at ten years old he had just finished fifth grade last year when the project started. Lunches for Love, as the small business is aptly titled, began with Liam and Scott making 20 lunches every week to hand out to the impoverished homeless people in town. Unlike most pre-teen young men, Liam decided to forego television and video games in the hopes of accomplishing something far more rewarding and of value to the community.
What He Does
Once started, the project seemed to take on a life of its own. Liam started a Go Fund Me account to help sponsor the growing needs of Lunches for Love. He works in tandem with a local community adult resource, the Hildrebrand Family Help Center, in an attempt to not just feed the homeless but to help provide them with the skills and resources they need to lift their lives to something more fulfilling. To this end, by the end of the summer he was making up to 60 lunches each week to hand out. Although he did have to go back to school when autumn arrived, but continues to hand out as many lunches as possible on weekends. Of course, that is between completing his homework on time, studying for tests, and generally being a great student at the top of his class for grades.
Why He Feeds the Poor
Liam has his own reasons for feeding the poor, which is the sheer honesty of children. He saw they looked hungry, that hurt his feelings, so he decided to do something about it. As a ten year old child is wont to do, he asked his dad for help and advice to get started, needless to say, he has a great dad who was absolutely supportive of the idea and used the opportunity to make it a father/ son project. When the local community realized what was going on, they asked questions to find out that even though he had some help, the project was the brainstorm of a young man. Everybody was amazed and impressed by the boy’s ambition and willingness to give so selflessly of his time a generous gift to those in need. If you ever find yourself lacking in inspiration, remember what this young man has accomplished and allow the story to lift your spirits at the what can be accomplished when you set your mind to it.
Children Who Were Lost For Years And Finally Found
It is a big world, and it is sometimes a cruel one. However, there are still moments of truly stunning mercy and grace. There are few things that can befall a family more painful than to have a small child disappear without a trace. In the vast majority of cases these poor families will never see their missing loved one again. They will simply have to go through their days with their burden of sadness and loss, perhaps never to even know what befell their child or where their little body may rest. Nevertheless, there are a small percentage of families who are blessed by a true miracle. Sometimes, after a period of years, the lost child will be found. Here are a few stories about children who were gone for years, even decades, before they were found again.
Jaycee Dugard is possibly one of the most famous cases of a missing child reunited with her parents. She was kidnapped at age 11 and forcibly kept in a shed in a California backyard for over eighteen years. In that time she was raped multiple times and bore two daughters to her captor. After she and her children were rescued, she was joyfully reunited with her family. Although her captors have themselves been imprisoned, Jaycee has made the difficult decision to allow her children to have contact with their biological father.
Tanya was a 13-year-old girl who was having trouble at home. A 37-year-old security guard tricked her into running away from home, then kidnapped her and locked her in his bedroom. It was there that he kept her as a prisoner for over a decade. After a while the guard began to allow her out to run errands, and she was able to signal to someone that she was in trouble. She was rescued and returned to her parents.
Carlina White was just a newborn baby when someone came into the hospital where she was born and took her away from her mother. Nothing more was heard of this tiny infant for more than 23 years. Meanwhile, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a young woman named Nejdra Nance grew to maturity. She had a child of her own, and in 2010 happened to see a picture online that looked exactly like her child. It was a picture of her. Nejdra, or “Netty,” as she was known, re-established contact with her birth parents, but refused to give up all contact with the woman who had raised her as a daughter.
Steve Carter was raised an orphan. After hearing about the story of Carlina White, he became curious and began to research the missing persons database for himself. Sure enough, he was in there under his birth name of Marx Panama Barnes. He contacted his mother and father, who had been searching for their missing son for thirty years, and they were reunited.
Cynthia Ann Parker
Cynthia Ann Parker was perhaps the most famous lost and found child in American history. Though she lived long ago and few know her name now, her life had implications that literally transformed the American continent. She was kidnapped after a Native American raid on Fort Parker in 1836, whereupon she was enslaved and sold to a band of Comanche Indians. This was enormous news of nationwide significance at the time. After her traumatic introduction Parker thrived among the Comanche, marrying into the tribe and bearing children to her husband. She was recaptured after a massacre in the year 1860 and was returned to her biological family, but she could not re-adapt to the American way of life, sickened, and died. However, her half Comanche/half Texan son, Quanah Parker, went on to be the last of the great Comanche war chiefs, the first of the Comanche to make peace with the United States, and later, the first to introduce the use of peyote to the American people. Cynthia Ann Parker’s kidnapping turned out to be one of the great stories of American history, defining the geopolitics of the post-Civil War period.
After This Little Girl’s Mom Let Her Down, Her Sister Brought Twitter To The Rescue
Anyone who has a presence on social media or any other web-based outlet knows that it can be full of negativity and nasty people, and Twitter is hardly the exception. Yet despite all the trolls and haters that thrive on the anonymity that comes with being online, there are decent people out there. And this story is a clear example. When this little girl’s mom disappointed her when she tried to do something creative for her big sister, their reaction was anything but delight.
She thought it would be fun to paint some shoes for her older sibling. After all, she was the one who asked her little sister to do it for her. She wanted to encourage what she believed was a natural talent that needed to be nurtured and developed, but her mother didn’t think it was such a fond idea. In fact, she was eager to tell her little girl that she didn’t like them. But what happened when her big sister found out is enough to bring a tear to your eye.
She made a post on Twitter with a picture of the shoes, and she made it clear what happens when her parents aren’t supportive of their children’s aspirations. The comments started pouring in, and many of them told their own stories about how their parents tried to crush a childhood dream. While that alone showed the good side of Twitter, it went even further. Not only did this little girl get an overwhelming amount of sympathy, but they also gave her a tremendous amount encouragement. Some even wanted to pay her to paint their own shoes, because they thought that what she did for her big sister was amazing. And one person decided to paint her own shoes the same way.
As it turned out, she started a trend that got the attention of a YouTube star, and she had to thank everyone for supporting her little sister. In fact, she was saddened by the fact that so many people feel let down by their own parents. After all, their opinions mean a lot to them. And it is sad that so many parents don’t encourage their children to follow their dreams.
Some people offered to send this little girl some art supplies so she could continue her work, which was enough to get things rolling for this future Picasso. This girl wanted to be an artist, and she had the entire world behind her. No matter how much her mother was blind to this girl’s natural talent, nothing was going to stop her now. The encouragement of so many people would be enough to keep that dream alive, and her creative juices would flow so strongly that she would eventually blossom into a great artist.
Her Father Refused to Let Here Marry, 50 Years Later Something Unthinkable Is Discovered
This story revolves around two lovebirds whose love life was full of hurdles. Janice Rude and Wilson Prentiss first met in 1962 when they were students at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Theirs was love at first sight as they loved each other from the very first time they met and even thought of getting married a few months later. When they met, Janice was working in the school’s cafeteria on a part time basis as she was still pursuing her studies. Many termed them as a match made in heaven and just a few months after they met at the college cafeteria, they announced of their engagement. Wilson says that the first time he laid his eyes on Janice, he knew that they were meant to be. Janice was a year ahead of Wilson which made him think that she could never give him a chance. He was convinced that Janice was the lady he wanted and being a hardworking student, he could wake up early every day to say hi in the cafeteria. The morning mee-tups were all beautiful and unique to the two young people and thus their love for each other grew day in day out. However, their marriage took so long to happen and their love story took turns that are not so common. They say that love will always find its way but for Janice and Wilson, this saying did not make sense until one day that they started to get its meaning. Janice’s father did not like the idea of them getting married and thus they had to separate ways but 50 years later, their love lives changed again.
When Wilson managed to win over the beautiful brown-eyed Janice, the two decided to get married after a few months of dating. Janice went ahead to tell her father, Rude, that she would like to get married to Wilson. Unfortunately, her father disagreed with the idea and urged Janice to end their relationship with immediate effect. Janice’s father disapproved their marriage simply because their family had a Christian foundation while Wilson was a Jew. According to Mr. Rude, a college education was much better to Janice than engagement and marriage and he urged her to choose education over engagement. He even went ahead to threaten her to either end their engagement or he would not support her financially.