From Miss USA to Miss Universe, every year our television is graced by many beauty pageants. This year’s Miss Universe competition was held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States and saw 3 contestants from Mexico, Puerto Rico and South Africa land in the final. After Sofía Aragón, the Mexican beauty, was announced as the 2nd Runner-Up, everyone held their breaths to hear who was the winner of this year’s Miss Universe title, Madison Anderson or Zozibini Tunzi. And behold, the host, Steve Harvey, announced (thankfully he didn’t mess up this year!) that it’s Miss South Africa who snatched the crown.
And while the crowning moment is, perhaps, most satisfying to watch, after congratulating her on the win, many people looked back and focused on what message Zozibini Tunzi channeled throughout the competition. Some, including model and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, praised Zozi for expressing her beliefs about beauty standards and how her presence and titles were changing what was once considered a norm.
On December 8 Miss Universe 2019 was crowned and it’s South African contestant Zozibini Tunzi!
This is what Zozibini had to say in regards of beauty and her image
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine." 👸🏿 pic.twitter.com/Cqlm7YVTi1
6-year-old Anya Howard was told to restore her plate of hot nourishment after a cafeteria associate found she needed more cash in her understudy record to pay for the $2.25 feast…
She was advised to come back to the rear of the lunch line to sit tight for a nutty spread and jam sandwich – simultaneously, a few schoolmates giggled at her and made her vibe “miserable.”
Anya’s granddad, who said the granddaughter was “lunch disgraced”, presently encourages region executives to survey their cafeteria strategies.
Anya needed to stroll past around 20 understudies at Southwest Elementary School — including some who remarked on her installment issues — to come to the rear of the line, she said.
Her granddad, Dwight Howard, said he felt the “cafeteria stroll of disgrace” was superfluous and mortifying.
“At the point when she was conversing with me about it, she was more than ‘miserable,'” he told WFLA.
“I mean, that’s embarrassing for a little 6-year-old.”
According to a note from the school dated Friday, Anya’s cafeteria credit had dipped to $0.10.
But the school hadn’t alerted Anya’s family of her account status.
“They waited until there was a dime left, denied her the opportunity to eat the lunch that she had [been served and tried to pay for] and then she had to go to the end of the line to wait for a PB&J,” Dwight said.
Declined to comment
Dr. Kent DeKoninck, the Greenwood Community Schools superintendent, emailed a statement to News 8:
“It is not an uncommon occurrence for multiple students to be served the alternate lunch on any given day. Any time this happens, our staff looks to handle all of these as discreetly as possible… We do allow elementary students to charge two hot meals before receiving the alternate meal.”
He also said that the school had not been contacted directly by Anya Howard’s family and declined to comment on specifics of their complaints.
What’s your opinion of this current school’s arrangement and how Anya’s circumstance was dealt with? Have you at any point run into anything like this with your own children?
As I would see it, nourishment at school ought to be allowed to all understudies, rich or pool. No understudy ought to need to stress over cash to purchase nourishment at school!
This heartwarming tale about kindness and humanity is probably what you need to read now. It is one that goes to show that there are still genuinely good people out there who are truly selfless.
A true hero
An 87-year-old woman in Massachusetts spent months doing something truly incredible. She knitted 75 hats for children, and she hoped the hats would help them keep warm this winter. This guardian angel prefers to remain anonymous but her kindness speaks volumes. She feels like what she did would be a way to give back to the community since she isn’t as active as she was in her youth anymore.
What amount of work did she need to do?
She most likely doesn’t consider it to be ‘work’ yet at the same time, it took her around one day to make each cap. In a meeting with Boston25news, she stated, “I like doing them. I believe it’s entertaining. I simply prefer to remain out of sight. Because it makes me feel great that I can accomplish something for somebody.”
Now and then she gives her caps to destitute sanctuaries and she means to do likewise one year from now. “Simply these seemingly insignificant details would mean such a great amount to somebody who doesn’t have anything. In the event that I ever observe anyone in Market Basket or something wearing one of the caps, I’d be exhilarated,” she said
Litsa Pappas tweeted the story and got various remarks from individuals who were in amazement of such generosity.
They were grabbed up very quickly
After she was finished with the caps, her little girl put every one out of a zip lock pack and draped them around the fence of a neighborhood park — Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In only several days, they were practically all gone.
OK prefer to help?
This story has likely propelled you to plan something for assist kids with trip this winter. At the present time in the United States, it is fiercely cold. This is because of the enormous stop that immersed America after the issue of the bomb violent wind blizzard. Climate gauges show exceptionally low temperatures and wind chill maps show it will feel much colder than it is presently.
How might you help the less advantaged?
It doesn’t make a difference in the event that you can weave or not. You can give a winter coat to kids through Coats for Kids — a Children’s Charity Foundation that has given more than 18,000 coats to kids from 30 neighborhood philanthropies and associations in Washington, D.C. 
In any case, on the off chance that you can sew, you could volunteer at Warm Up America. This philanthropy association gives hand-sewed and sewed covers just as other garments and adornments made by different volunteers to individuals out of luck. You can give your opportunity to stitch and sew 7″ x 9″ square shapes or even a whole cover. You could likewise give cash to help with transportation and different coordinations.
All in all, there are several ways you can help. SHARE to thank that incredible Grandma who has restored our faith in humanity.
As of late, two long lasting perfect partners commended a mind blowing achievement, as Former president Jimmy Carter and his better half, Rosalynn, had their 73-year-wedding commemoration. They’ve presently become the longest-hitched presidential couple in U.S history. The Carter Center expounded on their amazing achievement in a Facebook post, expressing that the couple had been hitched to one another for 26,765 days. Previous President George H.W. Bramble and Barbara Bush recently held the record. Things being what they are, what is the key to their long and fruitful marriage? In 2016, during a meeting on Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Sunday, previous President Carter said that he’s constantly upheld his better half’s desire and dreams while enabling her to make her very own space. He likewise noticed that they never hit the sack furious.
“Rosalynn has her own thoughts, her very own desire, her very own objectives throughout everyday life, which, somehow or another, are unique in relation to mine. I let her do her thing; she gives me a chance to do my thing,” Carter said. “What’s more, we attempt to determine our inescapable and genuinely visit contrasts before we hit the hay around evening time.” The previous first woman is likewise a supporter for a few significant causes. Rosalynn Carter grew up only two or three miles not far off from her future spouse in Plains, Georgia. Truth be told, Jimmy’s more youthful sister, Ruth, was additionally one of her beloved companions.
Congratulations to Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter. They are now the longest married presidential couple and still going strong at 26,765 days!
The Washington Post reports, back in 1945, while Carter was on leave from the U.S. Naval Academy, he fell deeply in love with Rosalynn. And in less than a year, Carter proposed. But, at the time, Roselynn had to decline his offer, explaining that she had promised her father that she would not get married until she finished college.
After completing junior college, Rosalynn and Jimmy were finally married on July 7, 1947. Jimmy was 21, and she was 18.
The couple continued supporting each other’s passions over the years. Rosalynn was right by her husband’s side as he returned to Plains, Georgia, to take over his family’s peanut farm. Later, she joined him on the campaign trail in the early 60s during his run for Georgia’s state senate.
In 1966 and 1970, Carter ran for the office of governor of Georgia and would go on to become the state’s 76th governor.
Then in 1976, he became the 39th President of the United States, and Rosalynn made it clear from the very beginning that she had no intention of being a passive First Lady. In fact, she had her own ideas and agenda; also, she insisted on being informed about political matters. And Along with Betty F0rd and Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter was an avid supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1978, Rosalynn Carter would host the First Lady’s Employment Seminar, which was designed to give communities the information they needed to deal with unemployment.
Rosalynn Carter was also very passionate about getting rid of the stigma around mental illness, as well as ensuring that mental health care was available to those who needed it.
And throughout everything, former President Carter remained a loyal supporter of his wife’s efforts and had the utmost respect for her as his equal partner.
In 1984, Rosalynn Carter published a book titled “First Lady From Plains.”
The Carters have four children: John William (born 1947), James Earl III (Born 1950, Donnel Jeffery (born in 1952), and Amy (born in 1967).
Also, after more than seven decades together, the Carters have stayed unfaltering for one another through many high points and low points. In any case, through everything, they have consistently been each other’s closest companion and fiercest supporter.
Former President Carter and Rosalynn are currently very committed to continuing their humanitarian work. The couple started the Carter Center, which promotes human rights and alleviates suffering around the world. They’ve also begun the Carter Work Project, a weeklong event for Habitat for Humanity.
This year, President Carter suffered a terrible fall, which left him with 14 stitches. However, even at age 95 (which makes him the oldest living president), he’s not missing a beat. In fact, this year, President Carter helped build a Nashville home for Habitat for Humanity.
Here is a video tribute dedicated to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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A young girl’s fortunes have changed after she was rejected first by her mother and then by 20 potential adoptive families.
The story of Luca Trapanese’s journey to adopting baby Alba has gone viral for several reasons, paramount of which may be the fact that social services don’t often grant custody to a single, homosexual man.
Nevertheless, they made an exception in Luca’s case … and we’re so very happy they did.
According to the BBC, 41-year-old Italian Luca published a book wherein he recounts his journey to becoming the father of Alba, a girl with Down syndrome.
During a radio interview, Trapanese explained that his case is special because it “destroys stereotypes about fatherhood, religion and family.”
How well do you know your neighbor? Do you know them well enough to invite them over your home? What about inviting them to live with you?
In 2013, Chris Salvatore moved in across the hall from Norma Cook, an 85-year-old woman, and her cat, Hermes. The two always said hello to each other, but after Salvatore introduced himself they became fast friends.
In fact they became such good friends that when Norma was near the end of her life and in need of constant care, Salvatore, a 31-year-old actor, asked her to move in.
When Norma turned 89 her health began to rapidly decline. After a hospital stay, Salvatore learned that Cook wouldn’t be allowed to return home unless she had constant care. Without any children of her own or family nearby, she was at a loss.
Salvatore took to the internet and set up a GoFundMe for Cook. Once the two best friends tested a few caretakers, the 31-year-old realized he was going to have to do something more.
“I’m so happy I was able to give her this gift of living her last days at home,” Salvatore told GoFundMe. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through the end of your life at a hospital without your friends or pets.”
The two turned out to be excellent roommates.
“We always watch the news,” Cook told TODAY. “We mostly talk and drink Champagne and eat peanuts.”
Best friendship at its truest! While my best friends and I are busy searching for the hottest shoes on a heavy sale, other best friends are planning their retirement in magical, little eco-towns.
These four environmentalist couples have known each other for over twenty years, and they recently decided to secure a future together. They chose a peaceful area facing the Llano River in Austin, Texas, to build a small settlement where they plan to spend their golden years.  They employed San Antonio-based architect Matt Garcia to design four tiny, sustainable cabins, a common area, a guest bedroom, and a communal kitchen.
In the settlement, which they named the Llano Exit Strategy, each of the cabins cost roughly around $40,000. The interiors were constructed with light-sanded plywood to keep costs at a minimum. The cabins were strategically placed side-by-side so everyone can have a lovely, unobstructed view of the scenery. During the heat of the summer, the cabins remain cool due to the reflective, corrugated steel walls and special insulated windows. There are several windows in each room to provide adequate lighting and ventilation.
Forever getaway spot
The Llano Exit Strategy is situated in a drought-affected region, so the roofs were slanted for maximum collection of rainwater. The butterfly-style roofs can capture about 50,000 gallons of rainwater in large barrels with underground pipes to keep the area irrigated.
“This is a magical place, but it’s arid,” said future-resident Fred Zipp.  “We’re doing what we can to reserve as much water as possible for the native trees and grasses. Fortunately, they’re beautiful.”
Each cabin spans an area of 400 square feet, and is fitted with a queen-size bed, a couch, a reading table with a chair, a small bathroom, multiple bookshelves, and a porch with an incredible view of the mountains.
The settlement has a 1,500 square-foot common area where the couples can get together and relax. There’s also a small guest bedroom with bunk beds, a cute octagonal wooden table to accommodate each one of the eight residents, and a large pine porch.
The idea of happy, communal living continues as they share a general kitchen area equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and kitchen furniture to make their lives as comfortable as possible. There’s a black granite countertop with fully-stocked wine racks and stools on either side. The countertop separates the kitchen from the common area. They have a large clear-glass refrigerator and a stainless steel commercial-style stove.
A fantasy come true
“It’s like a Disney movie out here… We have hares, bobcats, deer, and all kinds of birds,” said Jodi Zipp, Fred’s wife. “As we spend more and more time here, we find more and more.”
The eight friends have put in a lot of hard work to make their perfect little town come to life, but it still needs a bit more work before it’s ready to accommodate its inhabitants. However, by the time they are ready to retire, they’ll have all they ever need ready and waiting by the peaceful Llano river of Austin.
This flight attendant has the sweetest dad who thought of the best Christmas gift.
While Christmas is widely accepted as a time people should be spending with their families, that just isn’t always possible. Some people just have to do their jobs. We’ve gotten pretty good at recognizing the sacrifice made by people like doctors, police, and firefighters. But one person most of us have probably overlooked who has to work on holidays? Our flight attendant.
Hal Vaughan, whose daughter Pierce Vaughan is a flight attendant with Delta Airlines, certainly didn’t overlook his daughter’s work schedule on Christmas. Pierce was scheduled to work on six different flights on Christmas Day and the day after, so she wasn’t able to be with her family. So Hal grabbed a seat on each and every one of those six flights so he could spend Christmas with his daughter. Six flights. Flying once on Christmas is a pain, but six times? That’s true dad love, folks.
Mike Levy was seated next to Hal in First Class on their flight from Fort Myers, Florida, to Detroit, Michigan. He snapped a selfie of himself and Hal, as well as a photo of a smiling Pierce, and uploaded both to Facebook, where his description of this dad’s sweet Christmas deed went viral.
“I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home,” Levy wrote.
“His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas. Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!”
Levy was shocked at how quickly the story spread.
“I’m happy to share such an amazing story,” he told Scary Mommy. “And I never thought it would get this big, didn’t think I would have 10 shares let alone this!”
His post even got the attention of Pierce herself, who shared it, writing, “Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle). [Shout-out] to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is!”
We’re sure the Vaughans had a wonderful Christmas in the sky. With a dad like that, the holiday can only be great.
What a wonderful family and story! Share if Hal’s love for his daughter warmed your heart, too.
Savannah is a five-year-old girl that has a very special talent. That talent showed up when her father was having problems breathing. They were at home together at their Hancock County, Indiana property and she dialed 911 on her own. She talked to the 911 operator, Jason Bonham and it turns out that it is one of the cutest calls of all time.
The operator assured Savannah that everything was going to be okay and that help was coming. She was relaying the information to her father but she wonders if it is okay if she and her father stay in their pajamas. People are going to be coming into the house any minute, after all, and she wants to be ready for them.
The operator tells her to stay by her father’s side but she is insistent that she wants to go to her room and put on something else. He is trying to keep her focused until the ambulance arrives. At that point, she starts introducing the family dog to the operator who is ‘friendly but barks a lot’.
This is a conversation that you really need to listen to in order to appreciate it. You may never have the opportunity to sit in on a 911 switchboard but if you did, a little girl like this would make your day.
Share away, friends!