Harlan Gardner, a 90-year-old World War II vet and grandpa we want to hug, makes a touching appeal for Mainers United for Marriage, a group that's encouraging state residents to vote yes on an upcoming referendum to allow gay marriage. The short video is just so lovely and wonderful that now I need to go hug my awesome old dog since there aren't any awesome old people to hug nearby.

In really really great news, according to recent polls, more than half of Maine's voters now support same-sex marriage, a reversal since the state voted against it in 2009. Exciting.