Blog Posts by Mia Fitzharris

  • Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour starts May 5 in Tokyo, and in addition to her millions of fans who are excited for it to start — you can add one more ecstatic fan. She’s the mom of dancer Robert Green. He called up his mama to let her know that he had been picked to join Swift on her 78-show tour through Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia. Robert posted the video of the phone call to YouTube, and it is sure to pull on your heartstrings. Over the course of five minutes, he and his mother cry together over the happy news that is sure to change the path of his career. At one point his mom sobbed and said, “Oh Robert, I’m so proud of you!”
     
    Taylor herself even tweeted the video out to her more than 57 million fans, writing “I feel so lucky to get to perform alongside people who love it this much.” Looks like Robert can cross Mother’s Day gift off his to-do list because he’s already made her day!

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  • 5-year-old adorably threatens to move out

    When you were a kid, did you ever tell your parents you wanted to run away? A feisty 5-year-old threatened to move out of her mom’s house, and thanks to good old YouTube we get to watch the funny exchange she had. Check out little Saige’s proclamation that she must move on.  The video has already been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube!

    So where does she want to go? Saige says, “I’m moving on. I’m going to Jen’s.” By the way, Jen is her mom’s best friend.

    Saige is also not happy with the conditions of her living quarters: “My bedroom is a zaster [disaster].”

    When Mom asks Saige’s brother Tanner, “What did you say to her to make her mad?” Saige responds for him with, “He was throwing dirt at me, Mom.”

    We totally blame Tanner for this. Throwing dirt is not cool.   

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  • Prom season is in full swing and that, of course, means adorable “promposals” popping up across the country — and you just have to see this one.  Jacob Lescenski from Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas asked his best friend, Anthony Martinez, to the prom in the most adorable way possible. He tweeted a photo of a banner that reads “you’re hella gay, im hella str8, but you’re like my brother, so be my d8?” Anthony happily said yes!

    Jacob’s plan went into action when he learned that his friend didn’t have a date after Anthony tweeted, “I dont want to date you i just want a guy as a date to prom. I always help with dances it’d be nice to get asked to one.”

    Now both friends are feeling the love from Twitter. Here are a few of our favorite reactions: “Wow! … you are a prime example of who an ally is.  Thank you!” And “takes a real man to do something like this for his best friend.” And “you guys are awesome! If only more people were open minded.”  

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  • Chilean volcano puts on a show in time-lapse video

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted twice on Wednesday for the first time in 42 years. Ash and smoke were sent about 6 miles into the air

    About 4,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the areas surrounding the volcano, which is located about 600 miles south of Santiago, the Chilean capital. Chile is home to more than 90 active volcanoes, and Calbuco is one of the largest, measuring about 6,500 feet tall.  

    A time-lapse video of the remarkable scene was uploaded to YouTube by Rodrigo Barrera, and has been viewed more than a million times so far. In the video, ash billows out of the volcano, and even a few bolts of lightning can be seen in the red, smoke-filled sky.  

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  • 102-year-old dancer sees herself on film for first time

    During the 1930s and 1940s, Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer at famous clubs like the Apollo and the Cotton Club. Back then, these performances were sometimes recorded and called “soundies.” The thing is, Alice, now 102 years old, had never actually seen herself dance.  

    Researchers from Jazz on Film dug up the soundies and brought them to Alice, who now lives in a Brooklyn nursing home. Alice watched the clips on an iPad from her bed and recounted how her nickname during her dancing days was “Chicken Little.” After watching the footage, someone in the room asked Alice how it was to see herself, and she answered, “Making me wish that I could get out of this bed and do it all over again.”

    And then the crew came back with more footage to show Alice, who had this to say about seeing herself after all these years: “Its just fabulous! Fabulous to see these.” She added, “I used to often say to myself, I am being paid to do something that I enjoy doing, and I would do it for free because

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  • Pandora’s Mother’s Day commercial will make you cry

    Mother’s Day is almost here! So in addition to picking out the perfect gift and ordering flowers to show Mom that you love her, you can expect a few tear-jerking commercials to make the rounds. This one comes to us from the jewelry company Pandora. It brought in six mothers and blindfolded their precious little ones for an experiment. Would they know which woman was their mom, based on the way she felt and her touch alone? According to the heartfelt commercial, the answer is yes.

    The ad, titled “The Unique Connection,” has been viewed more than 5.3 million times on Pandora’s official YouTube page. Share your favorite Mother’s Day commercial with us on our Facebook page!

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  • You’ve probably never seen a photobomb that left you in happy tears. When Army Cpl. James Bass returned from duty in Kuwait, he came up with a creative way to surprise his son. Eight-year-old Joshua was having his photo taken for picture day at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham, N.C. Joshua smiled for the camera while his father made a silly face behind him. Then, the photographer showed him the photo and pointed behind him. Joshua ran into the arms of his dad for a precious surprise reunion. A happy event with a photo that’s worth way more than a thousand words!

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  • Maine man stuck in seat belt causes roaring laughter

    We never thought we would laugh so hard at a grown man stuck in a seat belt, but a video going viral on YouTube and Facebook has proved us wrong. Clint Chadbourne from Maine was having a pretty difficult time with the safety device while pulled over at a rest stop on Interstate 95 on his way home from Massachusetts. In the video, Clint playfully calls his wife Bonnie “Mom” as she tries to assist him out of the seat belt which he appears to be stuck behind. The other voice and laughter heard in the video is Clint’s daughter, Kelly. While trapped in the constraints, Clint says “I’m getting hydrophobic.”

    Bonnie posted the video to Facebook, where it was shared more than 600,000 times. His wife also posted an update that, yes, Clint did in fact make it out of the seat belt. And, for the record Clint, hydrophobia is the fear of water, not getting stuck in a seat belt, which we don’t think is an actual clinical fear.

    The video was also posted to YouTube, where one commenter summed up how we

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  • Couple announce pregnancy with ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ rap

    Pregnancy announcement videos are a dime a dozen on social media, but sometimes a supercreative couple comes along and really hits it out of the park.  At the plate today, 31-year-old Jesse Meek and his wife Melissa Meek, 28, of Happy Valley, Ore., who created a custom rendition of the theme song from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    Here are just some of the lyrics: “In Happy Valley, Oregon, livin’ and wed. Bought our first house and started to build our homestead.  Chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxin’ all cool. While all thinking that our lives pretty much ruled.  When our family and friends, who were up to no good,  Started askin' questions about parenthood.  We told one little lie, said ‘It’s not time yet.’ Parents said, ‘We’re ready for grandkids, so get a move on it!’”

    The couple, who call themselves “goofy” and “fun” said they uploaded the video for family and friends, and that they didn’t plan on it being viewed more than 3.1 million times on YouTube! They find out the sex of the baby

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  • Toddler is hysterical over Hillary Clinton’s run for president

    Hillary Clinton’s announcement on Sunday that she is running for president was met with cheers and some jeers. One toddler also wasn’t happy to hear the news — but for a much different reason than the “Stop Hillary” group. His name is Zeke. His mother, Erin Celello, filmed his reaction to Clinton’s presidential campaign news and posted it to Facebook. In the video, Zeke cries and explains that he is upset because he wanted to run for president. Mom then asks Zeke, “What would you do if you were president?” “Play,” he responds. Of course! Don’t give up on your dreams, kid.

    Zeke is ready for Hillary. Just not in the way she'd probably expect...(This was Z's immediate reaction to viewing HRC's announcement video. Instant meltdown.)

    Posted by Erin Celello on Sunday, April 12, 2015
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