- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now1 hr ago
From skydiving and lion hugging to pole-vaulting and swimming with sharks, we’ve seen intense and even dangerous GoPro videos from every angle. Well, this latest viral video may be the most intense thing captured on a GoPro — behold the thrilling adventures of one guy in his office! Edited in the fast-paced style of GoPro commercials, with pulsing music to match, the footage was shot by a Brazilian office worker who strapped a GoPro to his chest, capturing the mundane tasks he performs at his 9 to 5. The GoPro commercial spoof has become a viral hit, with more than 1 million views on YouTube after just one day online. This exhilarating video shows the man faxing documents, answering the phone, stuffing envelops, doodling and even making a trip to the bathroom. Very intense stuff!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now2 hrs ago
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!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now1 day ago
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!
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now1 day ago
Meet Mackenzie Moretter, a 10-year-old from Shakopee, Minn., who almost had a very lonely birthday party. When none of Mackenzie’s classmates RSVP’d to the invitation for her 10th-birthday party, Mackenzie’s mom, Jenny, decided to take a different approach to get people to attend. Jenny wrote a heartfelt Facebook post asking other moms of girls Mackenzie’s age to stop by the party or at least wish her a happy birthday. “She is incredibly loving and wants more than anything to have friends,” Jenny wrote. “As a mother, it is heartbreaking.” Within a few hours the post went viral, and suddenly hundreds of people were promising to come out for Mackenzie’s birthday party. When Mackenzie was 1 year old, she was diagnosed with Sotos Syndrome (cerebral gigantism), a genetic disorder that causes excessive physical growth during the first two to three years and also delays social and intellectual skills. Her parents say this has made it harder for her to make friends. “Kids are friendly to her, but she doesn’t have friends. No one calls and talks to her. I’ll show up at her school and she will be playing alone,” her father, Matthew Moretter, told NBC affiliate KARE. Mackenzie’s previous birthday parties have been smaller affairs, with just family members, but this year she told her mom that she wanted a “big-girl party.” Thanks to her mother’s viral Facebook post, she was able to have the party of a lifetime. “I honestly thought it would be a matter of a few other moms out there who I touched their heartstrings,” Jenny said. More than 300 people turned out on Saturday for the birthday bash, which was moved to a local park to accommodate the longer guest list. Volunteers pitched in to set up and provide music, and local businesses donated food to the event. “I’m overwhelmed with emotions, my heart has been touched by so many stories similar to mine or just people wishing her a Happy Birthday. I will never be able to thank you all enough for your kindness,” Jenny wrote on the event page on Facebook. There were also a few special guests in attendance, including Vikings player Charles Johnson and a woman who came dressed as Elsa from Frozen. To top it all off, the mayor of Shakopee, Brad Tabke, proclaimed April 18, 2015, Mackenzie Moretter Day. “I have a hard time making friends in school, but thanks to all of you, my voice was heard,” Mackenzie told the party crowd. “I love you all.”
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now4 days ago
If there are exceptions to the rule against reporters becoming part of the story, this is it. WCCO reporter Ashley Roberts was in the middle of a segment about wedding costs, when all of a sudden, her boyfriend walked on set and popped the question! Ashley’s This Morning co-workers were in on the proposal plan and started sharing their own engagement ring stories and discussing the cost of rings. “Guys are under a lot of pressure to treat the woman to a nice big rock,” Ashley responded. A fellow anchor then introduced a fashion expert to discuss ring styles further, and the expert turned out to be none other than Ashley’s boyfriend, Justin McCray. Ashley could barely contain her excitement, as Justin walked on set in a white suit, holding a ring box. She even did a happy dance when he got down on one knee. We are happy to report that Ashley said yes!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now4 days ago
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 feel about the clip: “I think I just pulled a muscle laughing...”
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
Lip-syncing videos are all the rage, from Jimmy Fallon’s lip-sync show to SketchShe’s amazing parked-car performances. The Russian comedy duo Bonya and Kuzmich decided to step up the lip-syncing game by performing a medley of songs in a moving car, complete with costume changes! The pair include both U.S. and foreign hits in their nearly five-minute-long mashup, and change costumes according to the song. If you watch carefully, the passenger in the back seat also partakes in the costume changes, and may be the best part of the whole video. Especially when he does the Macarena. We’re not experts on Russian driving laws, but we’re pretty sure this isn’t the safest way to travel. So don’t try this at home.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
In case you missed the memo, it’s National Library Week. And what better way to celebrate all things Dewey Decimal System than with a Taylor Swift parody video! The staff from the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas changed up the lyrics to “Shake It Off” to remind us of all that libraries have to offer. The spoof video, aptly named “Check It Out,” highlights the perks of library membership, like all the cash we could save using libraries for books, music and movies. If you watch closely, you can spot more than a few Taylor Swift “cameos” the library worked into its video.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now6 days ago
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 around Mother’s Day, and plan on revealing it in another creative way. Once again, the world will be watching.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now6 days ago
Keep calm and carry on. That’s exactly what this Buckingham Palace guard did after he slipped and fell during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony. The members of the Queen’s Guard are notoriously difficult to distract, so it should come as no surprise that this epic wipeout didn’t keep the guards from continuing with the ceremony. The incident was filmed by 50-year-old tourist David Meadwell. “The first group changed successfully, without any problems, and so I decided to video the next group doing it,” he told The Telegraph. “I didn’t expect anything like this to happen — he went flying. There were quite a few people around, and there were a lot of gasps as he went down.” According to ITV, the Ministry of Defence refused to comment on “a young man falling over while doing his job.” This guy definitely took “Grin and bear it” to a new extreme.