YouTube artists came together and recorded their stunning version of ‘We Are The World’

 

 

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In 1985, the world’s biggest artists came together and recorded the mega hit WE ARE THE WORLD. The legendary king of pop Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote the song that became an instant classic.

From the USA For Africa website:

“On January 28, 1985, the music industry and the world came together in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity in response to the tragic famine wreaking havoc in Africa at the time. The biggest names in music ‘checked their egos at the door’ to create what was and still is a worldwide phenomenon. The recording of We Are The World.”

From Channel Aid:

“In 2018 we recorded the remake of “We are the World” together with YouTube Music and 33 artists at the legendary Capitol Studios at Studio A in Los Angeles. It was a very special feeling for everyone. We wanted to show that the online world stands together for something special. None of us would have thought that exactly this song would be so important again 15 months later.

The Covid-19 has reached us. We all have to stay at home. We all have to limit ourselves to prevent bad things happening and to save lives. Because of this we have decided to show solidarity with all the artists + Allie Sherlock from 2018!”

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Woman with dementia records “My Way” with caregiver and hits the charts


Chart-topping musicians can come from all backgrounds, but this latest musical sensation is certainly a sweet surprise. Margaret Mackie, an 83-year-old woman with dementia and resident of Northcare Suites Care Home, a senior care facility in in Edinburgh, Scotland, just recorded a heartwarming version of “My Way” with her caregiver – and it’s a certified hit!
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Mackie’s journey to the top of the charts began at her care home’s Christmas party, where she sang the Frank Sinatra song with her caregiver, Jamie Lee Morley. The caregiver and part time musician never thought he would be working in a senior care facility.

But the past few months in the senior care facility and caring for Margaret have been life changing. He posted a video of his duet with Mackie on YouTube, saying “Every day in work we sing this song together and I do whatever I can to brighten her day and all the other residents.”

Looking back, Morley thought he was listening to the radio when he first heard Mackie singing. He was walking past a lounge at the senior care facility when he heard a lovely and on-pitch rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” “I was stunned,” Morley said. “I’ve loved singing and music since I was a little lad, and I could just tell that Margaret did, too. Her voice is amazing.”
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A former whiskey distillery worker, Mackie rarely remembers one day from the next. Jordan Simpson, manager of the senior care facility, said that while dementia made Mackie forgetful, she still recalls the lyrics of her favorite songs.

Simpson said, “Singing is something that makes Margaret happy. She has a great singing voice. And although she has dementia, she has a great memory for song lyrics. She and Jamie sing together most of the day.”

The caregiver began to use music as part of Mackie’s therapy. “You can just see the change of the look in her face when she starts singing or she hears music that she likes. She comes alive when she sings, and she looks so happy, it is beautiful to see. It is the power of music.”

Mackie’s daughter Mairi Hunter added, “It has brought her back to life. The dementia was taking a hold of her and she was getting sad with it, but this has given her a new lease of life. It’s quite remarkable how she can remember the lyrics. It just seems to come back to her.”

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The song choice for the Christmas party also holds personal meaning for Morley. “For those close to me will know this was my Grandad’s funeral song who our family sadly lost to Alzheimer’s last year. I’ve never really sang this song as it’s a classic, but I knew how much Margaret and her family would love it.”

He recalled being so moved as he sang with Mackie. “But what an amazing few months it has been. Last night I was asked to sing and host the Christmas party for the residents… and I have never been so emotional on stage my entire time of doing what I love.”

After the video of the duet surprisingly, but happily, went viral, Morley took Mackie to a studio to make a professional record of the song. “It was the first time that she’d been in the studio, but was like she had done it a 100 times before. She’s got such an amazing voice. The fact that she can do that while living with dementia is mind-blowing. It’s just crazy,” said Morley.

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Now, not only is Mackie a hit singer in her 80s and famous beyond her senior care facility, the song is also helping others with proceeds going to Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society. Morley remarked, “For her to get up on stage at her age and have so much courage and fight and sing so beautifully absolutely blew my mind. This is a moment I will never ever forget. Be more like Margaret and live each day to the full and sing your absolute hearts out!”

Mackie, on the other hand, said she wouldn’t mind recording another song, and even joked that she may record an entire album! She related, “It’s great seeing your face in all those newspapers. It’s nice to have a busy life like that, every now and then.”

The hit single is moving fast on the download charts in the UK, climbing ahead of world-known artists such as Ed Sheeran and James Blunt. The music comes with a video of the duo’s trip to the recording studio.

According to Morley, “This video isn’t about being pitch perfect but it’s about this amazing woman doing what she loves the most, which is singing. I feel so blessed to have been able to get her up to sing with me. A moment in my heart forever.”

Available on Apple, Amazon, and Google Play, the single is an inspiration to people with loved ones afflicted with dementia. “It’s been a very special moment for me and Margaret. The world needs this type of happy stories with all the bad stuff going on in the world.”

Morley added, “For someone with dementia, it fascinates me how amazing music makes her feel. She becomes a different person. It’s just incredible. She has definitely got the music in her blood. She is an inspiration to so many people — especially me! I just love her.”

See the amazing video of the two below:

https://mypositiveoutlooks.com/woman-with-dementia-records-my-way-with-caregiver-and-hits-the-charts/

Someone cares if you’re happy today

Have a wonderful holiday🌟

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“Someone cares if you’re happy today,
If your day is cheery and bright.
Someone cares if you’re lonely today,
If everythings not going quite right.
So here we are in a warm hearted way
Knocking away at your door,
Wishing you love and wishing you peace
and friendship for ever more.xxxx”💜
Hugs and smiles across the mile…

– Wendy Mcfarlane

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Photographer Documented The Friendship Between A Grey Wolf And A Brown Bear

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Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen captured the amazing sight of a female grey wolf and a male brown bear. The unlikely friendship was documented over the course of ten days in 2013. The duo was captured walking everywhere together, hunting as a team and sharing their spoils.

Each evening after a hard of hunting the pair shared a convivial deer carcass meal together at the dusk in the wilderness.

Image Credit & More Info: kesava | wildfinland.org.

They hung out together for at least 10 days.

“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, told the Daily Mail in 2013 when he took these surprising photos. “From what I could find, it’s actually the first time, at least in Europe, where such a friendship was developed.”

“No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” Lassi continued. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone…It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see.”

Lassi’s guess is as good as any, as there are no scientific studies on the matter, and it is very hard to find such cases – especially in the wild.

“It seems to me that they feel safe being together,” Lassi adds.

The duo comes from two species that are meant to scare everything the meet. However, this male bear and female wolf clearly see each other as friends, focusing on the softer side in one another and eat dinner together.

The two friends were also seeing playing!

The heart touching pictures of the unusual duo was captured by nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen, in the wilderness of northern Finland.

Rare pictures depict the bear and the wolf sharing a meal in leisure!

The friendship looks like something straight out of a Disney movie.

Nature never ceases to amaze us. While scientists are baffled by the unusual friendship, the pair seems to be enjoying each other’s company.

“No one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” said Lassi. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone”.

The friends were seen meeting up every night for 10 days straight.

https://whatzviral.com/photographer-documented-the-friendship-between-a-grey-wolf-and-a-brown-bear/

The struggles of having a little sister…😻

Watch “3-Legged Deer Is So Grateful His Mom Saved Him | The Dodo” on YouTube

Animal Altruism: Animals save other animals

Thank You For Making 2017 A Success

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Your the best… 

You have signed petitions, shared links, stories and reblogged my posts. 

You stood in blazing heat, freezing cold, in wind, rain and snow.

All to make a difference for animals and the environment.

I’m looking forward to many more wins in 2018

Many Blessings to you and your family in the new year

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Thank You For Making 2017 A Success

Photo Dec 31, 6 10 38 PM

Your the best… 

You have signed petitions, shared links, stories and reblogged my posts. 

You stood in blazing heat, freezing cold, in wind, rain and snow.

All to make a difference for animals and the environment.

I’m looking forward to many more wins in 2018

Many Blessings to you and your family in the new year

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Thanks To Animal Rescuers EVERYWHERE !

Well this warms my heart. I’ll be looking for them for my last rescue

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and grey, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All the recent arrivals were confused and concerned. They had no idea what to think for they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had spent some time waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was happening and began to gather at the pathway leading to the Bridge to watch. They knew this was something special.

It wasn’t too long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung heavy and low with tail dragging along the ground. The other animals on the pathway…the ones who had been at Rainbow Bridge for a while…knew the story of this sad creature immediately. They had seen it happen far too many times.

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Petition: SeaWorld: Don’t Separate Polar Bear Best Friends!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/870/884/771/seaworld-don%E2%80%99t-separate-polar-bear-best-friends/

Mom’s Video of 2-Year-Old Boy With Autism ‘Falling in Love’ With Snow White at Disney Park 

 

Mom’s Video of 2-Year-Old Boy With Autism ‘Falling in Love’ With Snow White at Disney Park Goes Viral

A sweet video showing a 2-year-old boy with autism “falling in love” with Snow White at a Disney theme park has been viewed millions of times online after it was posted to Facebook by his mother recently.

The tender moment took place when he went to a Disney park with his family last November, according to Amanda Coley, who posted the video on April 28.

Coley wrote that her 2-year-old son “Jack Jack” has autism and is non-verbal. He is typically shy with people he doesn’t know, and was “having nothing to do” with any of the characters he interacted with on the family’s vacation.

But all that changed when he came face-to-face with Snow White.

“When your 2 year old falls in LOVE with Snow White,” Coley wrote directly under the 32-second video, adding, “I must have cried 1000 tears watching his interaction with her. He was in love.”

Coley ended up with many friend requests from the video that she decided to create a Facebook page dedicated to her family’s adventures. The page is called “Disney Adventures & Autism.”

Two of three sons have been diagnosed with autism, and Disney World is “100% their happy place,” she wrote.

Dog Spends 2 Days on Frozen Rail-tracks Trying to Save Injured Pal (Photos, video) » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!


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Imagine A World Where Everyone Treats Animals With This Much Love 🌎 Happy World Animal Day 🌍

 

October 4th is World Animal Day

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                                                Reach out and help a friend today 

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Life’s a lot more fun when you have friends

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🌴 Happy Father Day 🌴

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  Start your morning with a little exercise…

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  Have some fun with your friends…

 

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Get out in nature…

 

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   Enjoy a good meal with family and friends…

 

 

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Eye surgery today

tmp_6205-cats-gone-bad1511764974720Well I had my cataract surgery today and I tried to read your comments, that’s not working out, so I’m going to give everybody 🌟 and by the weekend I should be able to see 20/20 so I’ll  be able to chat with you   😎

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The World Is Still A Pretty Awesome Place Photos…

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Penguin Travels 5,000 Miles to Hang Out With Rescuer | Care2 Causes

Life or Lunch?

Talk about gratitude.

How far would you swim to reunite with the person who saved your life? For one penguin who found himself in a sticky situation (literally), the answer is approximately 5,000 miles.

Have you heard about the Magellanic Penguin and retired bricklayer in Brazil who have struck up a unique friendship?

Joao Pereira de Souza lives in a fishing village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011 he found a tiny penguin lying on some rocks at his local beach. The creature was covered in oil and close to death.

Joao cleaned the penguin, nursed him back to health, and named him Dindim. Joao tried releasing the penguin, presumably never to meet again, but Dindim wasn’t ready to leave just yet. Joao recalls, “He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared.”

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He Posts A Picture Of His Lost Pit Bull On Facebook. Then He Reads THIS In A Strange Message…

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He Told His Wife The Pit Bull Would Have To Go. Then The Dog Does THIS. Incredible!

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Don’t Separate Therapy Pig from Disabled Young Boy

A pot-bellied pig that greatly helps a little boy deal with horrible Asperger’s symptoms may have to be rehomed because the city says it is an illegal pet. Urge city officials to allow this little boy to keep his pig so that he may continue to better deal with his chronic condition.

Source: Don’t Separate Therapy Pig from Disabled Young Boy

Homeless dog kicked by driver returns with pals to exact revenge on his car

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♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

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Golden Retrievers Tend To Owner For 2 Days After Fall Until Help Arrives, Show True Loyalty

Emilio Cogliani

Some guardian angels choose to look over us from close by.

And such help from two loving golden retrievers might be the reason Judy Muhe of Palmdale, Florida, is still alive today. When the 76-year-old woman, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and lives alone, fell in her kitchen, 10-year-old Higgins and 4-year-old Dodger clung to her side for two days until help arrived, reported ABC News.

Muhe bruised her head and shattered her shoulder when she fell, and spend the subsequent 48 hours drifting in and out of consciousness. Her two dogs, aware of her distress, laid down next to her, keeping her as warm and as comfortable as they possibly could.

“The main thing was they let me know I was not alone,” Muhe told ABC News. “[Higgins] laid up against my back, and Dodger laid on my feet and legs … I don’t know what I…

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