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From the cutest mini-prom ever to a 10-year-old sending art kits to children in need, these stories will bring a smile to your face
‘s prom was canceled, 7-year-old
was still determined to give her the ultimate high school experience, staging a prom in his backyard.
With help from his mom. Curtis put together a day of dinner (their favorite after-school snack: peanut butter and apples served as the appetizer) and dancing with Rachel, with the North Carolina pair even sporting a prom dress and tuxedo.
“She has become a part of our family…he absolutely adores her,”
, Curtis’ non, told
Good Morning America
.”She’s a just great person with good heart so it’s been a blessing to have her helping us out with Curtis.”
Rachel, 17, who had been baby-sitting Curtis part-time for over a year when the coronavirus outbreak occurred, said of the mini-prom,”I was so surprised. I had no idea he was going to go all out. It was very thoughtful and sweet.”
The Party Don’t Stop on TikTok
Tia Bee Mele Stokes
using TikTok to stay positive during
leukemia treatments since being diagnosed in April.
“Cancer doesn’t have to be an end-all, life is over kind of attitude,” Tia, a dancer, told E! News of recording the videos, which have now helped her gain over 200,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok and”the perfect way to motivate” her to”get up and move and do something fun.”
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tia’s husband and kids have been unable to visit her in the hospital.
“It’s been a huge impact on me emotionally because I am literally been in a hospital room all by myself,” she said,”and besides my amazing nurses and my doctors, I just have social media to communicate with people.
Tia’s nurses even join her videos sometimes, learning the dances and performing them with her.
@vana_eb via Instagram
Grandkids’ Graduation Greeting
After becoming the first members of their family to graduate from college, two siblings paid a very special and (socially distanced) visit to their proud grandfather.
, graduated earlier this month with a law degree from Loyola Marymount University, and her brother, who earned a medical degree, stood outside their grandfather’s nursing home room wearing their caps and gowns, with the 86-year-old
starting to cry after seeing his grandchildren graduate after immigrating to the U.S. from Iran in 1989.
Vana documented the emotional encounter on her TIkTok,
telling Good News Movement
,”We were able to accomplish the dream they always envisioned when they came here. It wasn’t an easy ride for them but it was like we really had reached that American Dream and it was all worth it…we found a silver lining in a virtual graduation and that is that we were able to share that moment with my grandpa.”
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What do you do when you’re 103 years old and just beat COVID-19? You crack open an ice-cold beer, of course.
did in her nursing home bed after a bout of coronavirus, with the staff giving her a cold Bud Light to celebrate with.
“This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus,”
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