The annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China is an ancient tradition for local residents to celebrate the summer solstice. An estimated 10,000 dogs were killed for the festival, despite efforts of animal activists to buy as many dogs as they could on the open market.
A unique program in Brazil is partnering up teenagers with elderly Americans to help them learn English.
This video of children, families, doctors, nurses and administrators from the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock lip syncing Katy Perry's "Roar" is more than an afternoon cry. It's an afternoon weep. It's an afternoon emotion-hurricane.
CBC Music arranged for 5-year-old piano prodigy Ryan Wang to play a private concert for a 101-year-old grandma named Dorothy Landry who isn't into "rock n' roll" or "all that modern stuff." And they hug and cry and it's touching as fuq. Because we were not already dehydrated enough by this damn weather without leaking…
The documentary Miss You Can Do It, which premiered on HBO last night, is a heartwarming look at the beauty pageant of the same name that celebrates little girls with special needs and challenges, founded by Abbey Curran, who has cerebral palsy and was the first woman with a disability to compete in the Miss USA…
So I'm crying now. Cool.
If you only read one wrenching, touching, tearjerker of a story today, please make it this one.