Talk about shaking it off.
Two years ago Ronnie Brower weighed a staggering 675 pounds, and his doctor told him if he didn’t make some drastic changes he would be dead within 10 years.
But now, thanks to hard work, harder workouts, a dedicated teacher, and some inspiration from Taylor Swift, Ronnie has dropped down to 250 pounds!
Ronnie’s friend and former teacher Joe Bufano promised Ronnie that he would take him to see Taylor Swift perform after he lost 400 pounds.
Ronnie listened to Taylor Swift throughout his weight loss, and now, to celebrate reaching his goal weight, he will see her perform live.
“He told me in his darkest days ... he would often listen to Taylor, and it was the messages in her music that kind of gave him some source of joy and happiness. It kept him buying into life,” Bufano told the Daily Dot.
Now that Ronnie has met his weight loss goal, Joe has another goal — to have Ronnie meet the pop icon herself. Joe posted a video chronicling Ronnie’s transformation set to
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, May 18, 2015
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Meet Kristie and Tavis, an engaged couple in their late 20s who were given the chance to grow old together in a span of hours.Read More »from Watch this engaged couple grow old in front of each other, thanks to a lot of makeup
Thanks to the folks at The Cut and YouTube’s Field Day channel, the couple got the chance to fast-forward through their marriage to get a glimpse of what they’d look like in their 50s, 70s and 90s.
“My mom thinks this is the coolest thing ever,” Kristie said in the video, “She said, ‘What a treat for us. Because we’ll be gone when you’re that age. To get to see that…’ It’s a neat way to think about it.”
Using family photos for reference, a team of makeup artists began to age the couple and take them on the journey of a lifetime.
As the couple got older, things started getting emotional as they discussed what their lives had in store for them at each age.
“I can’t help but think about what the potential last 50 years were. To see her look like this makes me think of where we have gone to be next to each other looking like this,” Tavis said in the video.
A video of a young boy discovering an ancient artifact is making the rounds on the Web today. Well, to be clear, he encounters a payphone on the street. He picks up the receiver and stares at it blankly. The woman recording the video, who we assume is the boy’s mother, asks, “Do you know what that is?” After the boy gives her a puzzled look, she laughs and says, “He has no idea what it is.” She tells him it’s a phone booth, and after some thinking, the youngster asks, “Is this an old-fashioned phone?” Read More »from Young boy has no idea what a payphone is
Yep, exactly. It’s an old-fashioned phone. Wait until he finds out what a VCR is! Has your kid been confused by any old technology and made you laugh? Share it with us on our Facebook page!
Opie Hughes has been colorblind his whole life and has never been able to truly experience color. But thanks to a pair of unique glasses, all of that has changed.Read More »from Watch this colorblind dad see his kids and the world around him in color for the first time
When Opie’s kids gave him a gift, he had no idea what was in store. Hidden inside a box, inside a box, inside bubble pack, inside a case was a pair of EnChroma glasses. These special glasses have colorblindness-correcting lenses that allow the user to fully take in all of the colors around them.
Opie’s sister Katherine Empey captured the incredible moment when her brother first put the glasses on and was able to see his surroundings in full color.
Needless to say, Opie was pretty overwhelmed by the experience and broke down in tears as he took in the vibrant new world around him.
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Thu, May 14, 2015
proving us all wrong. He’s an employee at a Qdoba Mexican Grill in Louisville, Ky. When a disabled patron came in for lunch, the 23-year-old carried over her meal and got her a drink, napkins, and utensils. Then he asked if there was anything else he could get for her. The woman, whose name is unknown, said, “Sir, if you don’t mind, could you help me eat?”A fast-food joint isn’t exactly a place where you’d expect to have your heart warmed, but, today, Ridge Quarles is Read More »from Fast-food worker helps disabled patron in heartwarming video
As Quarles fed the woman, patron David Jones took notice and recorded the whole thing on video. Jones said of the experience, “He didn’t stop to think about, ‘Well, should I help her, should I not?’ He just went over, put the gloves on, and started feeding her.”
Quarles says the woman has been coming to the restaurant for about five years, and is usually dropped off by a public bus. He says she often waits outside the restaurant for someone to notice her and open the door.
Although the video is going viral, Quarles says
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