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  • The Internet makes our lives easier in a lot of ways. Specifically, if you've lost touch with someone for a few years, having the world wide web at your fingertips, can make your search go a lot more smoothly. But what if you have not seen someone for sixty-five years? That was the case for Betty Billadeau and her brother Clifford Boyson, who were put into two separate Chicago foster homes as children in 1948. Clifford and Betty were able to speak to each other for the first time in more than 6 decades via video chat. "How long have you been looking for me?" Boyson responds, "a long, long, long time." Billadeau told a local TV reporter Anne Allred that she knew he was there, but not where he was at, and that not knowing exactly where her brother was had left a hole in her heart.

    Perhaps even more surprising that the reunion itself is who orchestrated it. "That's the little munchkin. He's the one who found ya," Boyson says to Billadeau during the chat, referencing Eddie Hanzlin, an

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  • Two men in Columbus, Ohio, experienced first-hand what can happen when complete strangers stand up for what they believe is right.

    After a night out, Ethan White and Joel Diaz decided to stop by the popular Mikey's Late Night Slice, a pizza truck. It was cold, so the two men held hands and stood close together. White and Diaz happen to be gay men. This did not sit well with one patron who was standing in front of them, and he let it be known by yelling at the them. He allegedly called out, "cut that gay sh-- out," and continued to yell out antigay comments.

    What happened next surprised White and Diaz. Instead of ignoring the man's outbursts, almost every person in line came to their defense, including their friend John Warner, who is also gay. But it was the straight people who surprised Diaz and White the most. They had not expected allies in a public forum--nor had they expected the man's outburst in the first place. The outburst was especially surprising to them because the food

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  • Susie and Chris Linford of Anchorage, Alaska, became the victims of identity theft when their debit card number was stolen a few weeks ago. They were contacted by their credit union, which informed them that their identity theft protection had kicked in and they would not be responsible for the fraudulent $5,000 online shopping spree the thief had gone on. In fact, their money was returned, and they were issued a new account number. Then they filed a police report and figured the nightmare was over. But while the Linford's story seemed to be a run-of-the-mill identity theft case, it does not end there. The next day, packages they had not ordered began arriving at their home.

    The thief who had cloned the debit card had apparently used the Linford's billing address as the shipping address as well. So a series of unexpected deliveries continued to arrive -- sometimes multiple shipments a day were being dropped off at the Linford's home.

    The first package contained a car stereo and radar

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  • It's been about two months since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, and a number of rebuilding efforts are helping people regain some sense of normalcy. Stories of hope continue to emerge and warm the hearts of those involved in helping the areas affected by Sandy. One particular story involves the O'Donovan family of Belle Harbor, in Queens, New York. The O'Donovans were fortunate enough to be reunited with their dog, Buster.

    A couple of weeks after the storm hit, the family's home was inspected by damage assessors. Christine O'Donovan was not home at the time, but she says that because of the unexpected visitors and construction activity, Buster likely became scared and ran away.The O'Donovans searched for Buster for nearly two weeks but were unable to find him.

    Then, on December 12, just one day before Buster was scheduled to be euthanized at a shelter in Brooklyn, Kim Fraser, a friend of Christine's, noticed Buster's picture on a website for animal care and control.

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  • It takes most brides at least several months to plan their dream wedding, but even after all that attention to detail, there can still be mishaps on the big day. Unfortunately, newlyweds Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse found that out the hard way.

    Even though both Kerin and Jonathan are afraid of heights, they planned to exchange vows in a hot air balloon over Rancho Peñasquitos, California. On Monday, just 20 minutes after the two lovebirds tied the knot, their hot air balloon was caught by a gust of wind. The entire wedding party was in a precarious position as the wind sent the hot air balloon crashing into nearby backyard. Kerin told a local news station how the group reacted during the frightening situation: "We were holding on. We were holding on to each other. Yeah, it was scary." The accident was captured on camera by local CBS affiliate CNS.

    Kerin goes on to say that she thought the hot air balloon was moving a little fast, and everyone held their stances to land. She said that

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