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Elementary school students sing support to counselor battling cancer

A child development specialist at an Oregon elementary school, who is battling breast cancer, was serenaded by a choir of students in a heartwarming show of support, the East Oregonian reported.

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Lisa Roberts began chemotherapy three weeks ago. Sherwood Heights Elementary School Principal Theresa Owens encouraged students to perform a special song for Roberts, so students spent part of each music class practicing Martina McBride’s song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

“I firmly believe singing builds community,” Owens told the East Oregonian.

Thursday, the Pendleton school’s 500 students filed into the gymnasium and waited as Roberts was summoned.

“They told me a student was having a meltdown,” Roberts told the East Oregonian.

Expecting to find a child in distress, Roberts instead found a gym full of children and members of her family.

“We love you and want you to know we’ve got your back,” Owens told Roberts as she was led to a seat.

Fourth and fifth graders sang the first verse of the song, with the younger students joining in for the chorus, the East Oregonian reported.

The children waved daffodils, which they presented to Roberts.

Roberts said the students have been very supportive as she went through her treatments. Four siblings pooled their money to buy her flowers, and one boy brought her his favorite toy car, the East Oregonian reported.

“Every day has had silver linings,” Roberts said. “The kids have been so sweet.”

Girl afraid to wear ‘Star Wars’ shirt gets support from Mark Hamill

Kids can be cruel. The mother of a little girl in Phoenix took to social media to share about the bullying her daughter was going through that was bringing the 7-year-old to tears.

N.J. Simmonds said that her daughter was in tears, afraid to wear her “Star Wars” shirt to school because her classmates would laugh at her, calling “Star Wars” boys’ stuff, AZ Central reported. She reached out on Twitter to show her daughters that there are female “Star Wars” fans all over the world.

She thought she’d get a few responses, but there are more than 50,000 retweets and nearly 112,000 likes since the Tuesday post, Romper reported.

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But the most shocking response was from one of the biggest names in the “Star Wars” universe, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

>>’Star Wars' icon Mark Hamill awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Hamill gave the girl, who was not identified by name, a little technique to help when she’s being bullied about the notion of “boy stuff.”

But Hamill wasn’t the only “Star Wars” actor who reached out in support of the 7-year-old.

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Ashley Eckstein, who voices the female Jedi - Ahsoka Tano - also posted a photo of herself wearing a “Star Wars” shirt. Eckstein also has a line of clothing that includes traditionally male-centric fandom of “Star Wars,” Marvel and Doctor Who, called Her Universe.

She also received support from female role models who work in a male-dominated world of NASA.

“Star Wars” has introduced a bevy of strong, female characters from the original trilogy’s Princess Leia to “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi’s” Rey and “Rogue One’s” Jyn Erso. Disney, the parent company that owns Lucasfilms, also produces “Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” which features the stories of Rey, Leia and “Star Wars Rebels’” Hera and Sabine.

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Penguins show selfie skills in Antarctica

What do you think happens when members of the animal world find a camera?

They act like nearly any person, apparently, and pose for a selfie. 

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In a video shared by the Australian Antarctic Division, two emperor penguins found a camera lying on the ice and shot a quick video of themselves investigating the device. 

The Washington Post reported that the camera was left on the ground by expedition member Eddie Gault. 

The group of adventurers told ABC News, “It didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.” 

Technically, the penguins didn’t snap the selfie video themselves, since Gault left the camera on the ice near the Auster Rookery, recording, The Post reported.

It doesn’t matter though to many who have liked and commented on the video.

WATCH: The Rock is upstaged by daughter on International Women's Day

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not used to being upstaged, but the professional wrestler-turned-actor met his match on International Women’s Day.

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Johnson released an Instagram video of himself teaching his daughter Jasmine some key phrases, including “girl power.” She nails the phrases, her dad notes, “perfect.”

“To every woman out there ‘round the world -- all ages and races -- I proudly stand by your side to always honor, protect and respect. Especially, the loves of my life at home,” Johnson wrote. 

WATCH: Teen recreates ‘Mulan’ training montage shot-for-shot for homework, project goes viral

A teen in Hawaii is going viral thanks to her take on a school project.

Glenna Matauto was tasked to recreate a scene from her family movie for her broadcast media class, Hawaii News Now reported.

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So she and some friends took on the segment “Be a Man” from Disney’s “Mulan” and recreated the training montage from the 1998 animated feature.

Matauto said in her Twitter post that filming the clip took “three days, five broken sticks and a shoe and volleyball stuck in a tree” for them to put together their 38-second video.

The video in the six days after posting had more than 8.6 million views and 581,000 likes.

Hawaii News Now said that Matauto hasn’t received her grade yet for the project but some on social media think she deserves an Oscar.

She also has plans on making another video and is taking requests on her Twitter account.

Army vet given truck to replace one that was stolen

An eight-year Army veteran was given a new truck to replace the one that was stolen.

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Aaron Eubanks, 28, said his truck was stolen Jan. 1, before he left for class at Tulsa Welding School. The truck was a gift from his father and had a welding machine and tools inside.

The Soldier's Wish organization teamed up with Subway and an anonymous donor to replace the truck. Eubanks was given a new truck worth roughly $20,000.

Eubanks will finish his welding program in April.

Waffle House employee in Texas helps elderly man cut up his food

A simple gesture of kindness by a Waffle House employee in Texas has gone viral.

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Evoni Williams, 18, was working behind the counter at the Houston area restaurant on Saturday when she noticed 78-year-old Adrien Charpentier, who had an oxygen tank, was struggling to cut his food, reported.

Williams, “without hesitation,” took the man’s plate and began cutting his food, reported. Sitting nearby, patron Laura Wolf snapped a photograph and posted it to Facebook.

“He said his hands didn’t work too good,” Wolf wrote on her post.

“This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge,” Wolf wrote. “I'm thankful to have seen this act of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in this world seems so negative," she wrote.

The photograph has been liked more than 52,000 times and shared more than 42,000 times.

“They got a fancy picture of my suspenders in the back," Charpentier said.

Williams, who started working at the Waffle House after graduating from high school in May 2017, said she never expected her actions to receive so much attention.

"I didn't know the photo was taken until a couple hours later.” Williams told on Wednesday. “When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody.”

The City of La Marque honored Williams with her own day, and she received a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University, KSDK reported.

Williams said she wants to study business management.

International Women’s Day: Stars celebrate

International Women’s Day is March 8, and celebrates the achievements of women. As people across the world celebrate with messages about the women in their lives and continue to advocate for gender equality, celebrities have shared messages about the day on Twitter.

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Here is a selection of tweets from celebrities from Britney Spears to Jane Fonda on International Women’s Day.

Carolina Panthers' RB Christian McCaffrey helps save life of elderly hiker 

Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey helped rescue a 72-year-old man who fell 20 feet onto a rock while hiking along a Colorado trail Saturday.

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“We were going to go to lunch,” McCaffrey said on the Panthers’ website. “And then just randomly we were like, ‘Let’s go hike the rock.’”

McCaffrey, two of his brothers and two friends were at Castle Rock hiking when they saw Dan Smoker Sr. fall. Smoker's 13-year-old grandson, Eli, also was on the hike and witnessed the ordeal.

“It felt like he was in the air for 10 seconds,” McCaffrey said. “I had never seen anything quite like that in my life as far as the trauma and the sound. We were in shock.”

They called 911 for help. Smoker was seriously injured and his breathing stopped. They started performing chest compressions on the man.

Paramedics arrived in about 11 minutes.

Smoker was taken to the hospital with a broken femur, a broken pelvis, internal bleeding, bleeding on the brain, nine fractured ribs and a broken neck.

He was in critical but stable condition Tuesday.

A day after the accident, McCaffrey, along with his brothers and mother, visited Smoker in the hospital.

“They introduced themselves and I still hadn’t pieced it together,” said Smoker's son, Dan. “I can’t say I’d recognize Christian without his football gear on. Around here, Valor Christian is a popular high school, and I knew that Ed McCaffrey had just taken over as head coach there. We were talking and they had mentioned that they went to Valor, and we were looking there because our son loves football as well."

“One of the things that amazed me the most was just the humility,” Dan Smoker said. “It was not about, ‘Look at who I am.’ They just wanted to make sure we were OK. That was it. They wanted to see how my son was doing.”

McCaffrey continues to text back and forth with Smoker’s son following the incident.

"It’s such a -- I don’t know what you’d call it. Truly a blessing that we turned the corner at that exact moment and we could be there for him. I don’t know what would have happened. We were lucky to be at the right place at the right time.”

Who is Elsie Eiler? Meet lone woman in one-person town

Talk about a small town. 

The town of Monowi, Nebraska, is really small. How small? How about not having 10 residents, or even five. There is only one person who lives in the town. 

Elsie Eiler is the town’s only resident. She’s also its mayor, treasurer, clerk, secretary, tavern owner and librarian, Fox News reported.

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She’s the only one living in Monowi, according to the 2010 Census. It’s also the only town, village or city in America with a lone person listed as a resident.

Eiler is 84 years old and a cancer survivor after battling colon cancer in 2011.

She opens her town to visitors from all over the country and the world, serving them economical burgers for $3.50, hot dogs for $1.25 and “the coldest beer” in town, Fox News reported.

So far people from 47 states and 41 countries have stopped by. There are also her regulars to the Monowi Tavern who come in from nearby towns.

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As taxpayer and treasurer, she is the only person who pays taxes and she pays them to herself to the tune of $500 to keep water and electricity supplied. She also creates a road plan that she has to submit to the state to get funding. She also applies for, and approve,s the tavern’s liquor and tobacco licenses each year, the BBC reported.

Eiler wasn’t always the lone resident. Back in the 1930s, there were businesses, 150 residents and a prison, the BBC reported. But like many cities, people moved away or died, as did Eiler’s husband Rudy, who passed away in 2004, Reuters reported shortly after the Census was released.

Parents paint uplifting messages on bathroom stalls at Texas elementary school

Looking to brighten their kids’ days, a group of parents at Mary Moore Elementary School in Arlington got together and painted uplifting messages in the school’s bathrooms, KENS5 reports

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Colorful flowers and motivational sayings now decorate the bathroom stalls, saying things like “Your mistakes don’t define you” and “Every day is a chance to be better.” 

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The school posted pictures of the parents’ work to Facebook

The Facebook post has since been shared nearly 158,000 times and garnered nearly 6,000 comments. 

Patty Jenkins, Chloe Kim, Bindi Irwin, more get Barbies for International Women’s Day

Barbie is celebrating 17 women in honor of International Women’s Day.

Mashable reported that the toy brand has highlighted three historical and 14 modern-day women from diverse fields and backgrounds ahead of the March 8 celebration.

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“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” Barbie Senior Vice President and General Manager Lisa McKnight said in a Tuesday news release. “Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”

Related: Body positive model Ashley Graham gets her own Barbie

Fourteen women who have “broken boundaries in their fields and have been an inspiration to the next generation of girls” are being honored with one-of-a-kind dolls made in their likeness, the brand said.

Barbie dolls will be made in the likenesses of filmmaker Patty Jenkins, Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, conversationalist Bindi Irwin, boxing champion Nicola Adams, windsurfer Çağla Kubat, chef Hélène Darroze, volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi, designer Leyla Piedayesh, golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, soccer player Sara Gama, actress and philanthropist  Xiaotong Guan, ballerina Yuanyuan Tan and fashion designer and entrepreneur Vicky Martin Berrocal.

Related: Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad’s new Barbie doll is the first to wear a hijab

Barbie also announced the start of an Inspiring Women doll series. Three dolls made in the likenesses of historical women will start the series. 

Artist Frida Kahlo, aviator Amelia Earhart and NASA “human computer” Katherine Johnson are the first three dolls in that group.

The 17 dolls join the likes of model Ashley Graham, director Ava DuVernay, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and ballet dancer Misty Copeland in being honored as Barbie Sheroes.

More information on the women being honored and the Barbie Global Sheroes and Inspiring Women series can be found at

Michelle Obama dances with little girl photographed gazing at her Smithsonian portrait

A photo of a 2-year-old girl gazing at former first lady Michelle Obama’s portrait in the Smithsonian warmed hearts across the internet last week. On Tuesday, the subject of the inspirational photo got to meet Obama herself.

BuzzFeed News reported that Parker Curry was visiting the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., with her mother, Jessica Curry, and 1-year-old sister, Ava. Curry said she took her daughters to the museum on Thursday just to see the portrait of Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama.

“I was trying to get her to turn around so I could take a picture, but she wouldn't cooperate,” Curry told BuzzFeed News. “She just wanted to stare at it. She was fascinated.”

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Ben Hines was visiting the area and was waiting in line behind Parker when he snapped the now-viral photo and posted it to Facebook.

CNN reported that Curry saw the image of her daughter when friends began sharing screenshots of it on Twitter.

“As a little person looking at a portrait that large, I can imagine it's fascinating,” Curry told BuzzFeed News. “She had a little moment.”

“In the world we live in today, I’m just trying to raise a little girl who has opportunities to see women who look like her doing great things,” Curry said.

When Amy Sherald, the painter of Michelle Obama’s portrait, reposted Curry’s photo of Parker on Instagram, the former FLOTUS herself responded with three heart-eye emojis, CNN reported.

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Sherald herself shared her own response to the image on her Instagram page.

“Feeling all the feels. When I look at this picture, I think back to my first field trip in elementary school to a museum,” Sherald wrote. “I had only seen paintings in encyclopedias up to that point in my life. There was a show up of work by painter @thebobartlett whose work still inspires me to this day. There was a painting of a black man standing in front of a house. I don’t remember a lot about my childhood, but I do have a few emotional memories etched into my mind forever and seeing that painting of a man that looked like he could be my father stopped me dead in my tracks. This was my first time seeing real paintings that weren’t in a book and also weren’t painted in another century. I didn't realize that none of them had me in them until I saw that painting of Bo’s. I knew I wanted to be an artist already, but seeing that painting made me realize that I could. What dreams may come?”

By Tuesday, Curry, Parker and Ava were able to meet Michelle Obama and have a dance party. Michelle Obama shared a photo and video of the meeting on her Instagram page.

“Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)!” the tweet read. “Keep on dreaming big for yourself...and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”

Dogs love donated chairs at shelter

The dogs awaiting adoption at one Illinois animal shelter no longer have to sleep on a cold floor.

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The Knox County Humane Society posted a Facebook video Monday of their adoptable dogs lounging comfortably in donated chairs. Goober, Mickey, Tango and Buster Brown are seen making themselves at home on the chairs until they find their forever home.


The Knox County Humane Society wrote on Facebook, "The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs! If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!"

Teen hailed as hero after saving baby sister, cousins from apartment fire

De'Errica Hines, realizing that the lives of her relatives were at stake, relied on faith – as well as a cellphone and a shirt – when she ran back inside a burning apartment complex in Dayton, Ohio, last Thursday night.

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The 15-year-old Summit Academy Transitional High School student put the cellphone to work as a flashlight and used the shirt as a smoke shield to rescue her 1-year-old sister and cousins. Dayton fire investigators concluded the fire was an accident. The cause was electrical, they said.

District Chief David Wright said the origin of the fire appears to have been in a first-floor apartment and that smoke detectors activated as they should have.

De'Errica had been charged with looking out for the little ones because Mom was at work.

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De'Errica and her family lost their belongings in the fire, but she is gaining much more these days because of how she responded during – and after – an emergency.

"She's a real life hero. Usually, these stories ... you see they’re on movies," Summit Academy teacher Dustin Williams told WHIO's Lauren Clark on Monday.

De'Errica was in school the morning after the fire, seemingly not at all flustered and concerned only that she was wearing the shirt she had on the night of the fire. The clothing on her back was all that was left.

The straight-A student wanted desperately to go on the field trip, Williams said.

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He said when he found out what she had experienced the night before, her attitude stunned him. De'Errica didn't seem to be dwelling on her immediate past. She was looking toward the future and what she could learn from the field trip.

This week, Summit Academy students are wearing ribbons as a sign that each of them has donated a dollar or more to support De’Errica and her family. Already, at least $150 has been collected.

>> HOW TO HELP: Here’s the link to the school Facebook page, where there is a list of what the family needs and information about a fundraiser.

Man says partner ‘isn’t pregnant’ moments before she gives birth 

A man from Wales thought his fiancee was having severe stomach cramps. Instead, she was about to give birth, Wales Online reported.

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Gareth Williams and Rhiannon Oldham got engaged on Valentine’s Day. Oldham thought the reason she had gained some weight over the past few weeks was because of extra eating during the Christmas holidays, News Corp Australia reported.

Three days later, Williams called for an ambulance when Oldham’s pains were becoming too severe. 

As he spoke to emergency services, Williams said his fiancee wasn’t pregnant.

“She’s in a lot of pain, it’s like she’s trying to give birth to something but she’s not pregnant,” Williams told operator Chelsie Holbrook. “She’s actually got this large lump coming out, it’s just coming out. She’s not pregnant.”

Williams changed his mind seconds later as his partner of nine years writhed in pain.

“Oh no. No, she’s actually giving birth,” Williams said. “What do I do? The baby is crying and moving and everything.”

Holbrook talked Williams through the procedure, and Phillip Alan Williams was delivered safely, weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces, Wales Online reported.

“I’ve delivered five babies in my time as a call handler and this one’s definitely up there in terms of the most dramatic,” Holbrook told Wales Online.

>> Baby delivered in rush hour along HOV lane

“The call handler kept me calm and gave me really clear instructions about what I had to do, despite my sheer panic,” Williams said.

Despite the surprise and stress surrounding the birth, the new parents told ITV News they were “over the moon.”

“One minute we were planning for a wedding,” Williams said. “Now we’re planning for a nursery.”

Website’s DNA test helps woman abandoned as an infant find long-lost family members

An online DNA kit is starting to help a woman piece together her past and has reunited her with long-lost family members.

Toni DiPina was 9 months old when someone left her abandoned in a St. Louis vacant lot in May 1963, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

For years, she has tried to find out her past. She didn’t even know her real birthday, or her birth name. She was named Antoinette Baker by a social worker and doctors gave her a birthday based on her size. 

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She lived in eight foster homes by the time she reached 18 and had 16 different social workers.

The Post-Dispatch reported that, some of those foster homes were difficult. One woman was blind and wouldn’t leave her chair or even her home. One of her foster brothers died because of malnourishment. DiPina got though it all thanks to her church. She also was placed in a home where she was physically and sexually abused for five months. 

After the horrors she endured in the foster system, once she was an adult she was given a chance to move to Massachusetts and be a nanny for five boys. She would also be able to take college classes. She ended up getting her degree, getting married, having children and eventually followed her calling and became a pastor, The Post-Dispatch reported.

DiPina decided to take an online DNA test, urged by a professor she met at seminary.

Eventually, her test came up with a link to that of Ryne Awkard. DiPina’s test said he was a second cousin. Eventually his mother Rosetta took the DNA test. It came back that she and DiPina are first cousins, The Post-Dispatch reported.

They recently met face-to-face at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

As they share family, as well as their own, stories, they’re trying to figure out which of Awkard’s aunts or uncles was DiPina’s parent and are hoping more members of Awkard’s family will take the test to get the answer they want to find.

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“I keep thinking that if my mom had known there is no way this would have happened,” Awkard told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “We would have taken her in, no question. She didn’t have to go through any of that. And to know that someone in my own family did this -- I have a lot of anger.”

Click here to read more about DiPina’s and Awkard’s reunion and their stories.

Linebacker with one hand does 20 bench press reps at NFL combine

Give Shaquem Griffin a challenge, and he meets it head-on. The former University of Central Florida linebacker has been silencing critics for years, and his effort at Saturday’s NFL combine was no exception.

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Griffin, who was born with amniotic band syndrome and had his left hand amputated when he was 4 years old, did 20 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press Saturday, ESPN reported.

According to the NFL, Griffin is trying to become the first player with one hand to be drafted during the modern era, ESPN reported.

Griffin used a black prosthetic device that was affixed to his left forearm during the event, The Tampa Bay Times reported. He said the most reps he had completed at that weight had been 11, Sports Illustrated reported. But when he heard that an NFL general manager would be content to see Griffin do just five reps, the St. Petersburg, Florida, native rose to the challenge.

"My goal was six (repetitions),” Griffin told ESPN with a smile. “I think I beat that by a lot. When I first got to training, I did like 11 reps. ... Just being able to do that, that was amazing. Hearing the crowd and having the juices flowing, I felt it ... I didn't know I had it in me, but it came out (Saturday).

“People didn't think I'd be able to do it, and him just saying five (reps), I mean, five to me is just warming up,” Griffin told the Times.

At last year’s combine, Griffin’s twin brother, Shaquill, did 17 reps in the bench press, Sports Illustrated reported. Shaquill Griffin was drafted in the third round by Seattle in 2017.

Some draft experts see Shaquem Griffin as a third-day pick in this year’s NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 227-pounder prepared for the combine and wrote an open letter to NFL general managers so they could learn his story, the Times reported.

Griffin was a two-year starter at UCF and a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection in both seasons, ESPN reported. In 2016 he was AAC’s defensive player of the year, collecting 92 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles and had an interception.

Jacksonville State center from Lithuania reunited with mother after 5 years 

A college basketball senior from Lithuania was reunited with his mother for the first time in five years, thanks to his coaches at Jacksonville State University, People reported.

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Norbertas Giga, a senior for the Gamecocks, had been invited to watch film with the coaching staff in a hotel conference room Tuesday as the team from Alabama prepared to play in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. 

Giga was told by the coaches that video cameras were present simply to document the team’s postseason run, People reported. Assistant coach Chase Richardson begins the session by asking the 7-footer about his mother’s discipline tactics.

“What did your mom used to tell you about belt whippings? You need them?” Richardson asks Giga. “When’s the last time you had one?”

“Oh man, that was about eight years ago?” Giga said.

Richardson walked to a door near the film screen and told Giga, “I’m tired of belt-whipping you myself. So we got the real thing for you.”

Richardson opened the door and Giga’s mother walked into the room. Giga ran to the opposite side of the room in disbelief, then returns to give his mother a teary embrace.

Giga has been a two-year starter for the Gamecocks since arriving at the school in 2016, CBS Sports reported. Prior to that he spent a season at the junior college level at Midland College and Tallahassee Community College and a year at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, CBS Sports reported.

A HUGE Thank You to everybody that was involved in this surprise for me. I can’t even explain how much it means and how this moment feels to me,” Giga wrote on Twitter. “THANK YOU! We are Gamecocks!”

The surprise was not enough to help Giga spark Jacksonville to an OVC title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. After defeating Tennessee Tech 73-70 on Thursday, the fourth-seeded Gamecocks lost 70-63 to top-seeded Murray State in the conference semifinals Friday night, ESPN reported.

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen donate $25,000 to Parkland shooting survivors’ March for Our Lives

Celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are joining the likes of Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney in supporting survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting.

The Blast reported that the singer and his cookbook author and TV personality wife donated $25,000 to March for Our Lives, the group started by some survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

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“We support the students,” Legend told The Associated Press Feb. 27. “We’re proud of the students. We’ve already sent them money. We sent them $25,000 to help with whatever costs they have for organizing, and we believe that our gun culture needs to change in America.”

On Feb. 14, a 19-year-old former student opened fire at the school, killing 17 people and injuring many others. He has been changed with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Classes resumed at the school Wednesday.

Related: George, Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors, Oprah Winfrey matches amount

On Feb. 18, survivors David Hogg, Alex Wind, Cameron Kasky, Jacqueline Coren and Emma Gonzalez announced a March 24 event in which students and supporters of March for Our Lives will march on Washington, D.C., for stricter gun laws.

The Clooneys announced they would participate in the march and donate $500,000 to the group Feb. 20. Winfrey later said she would match that donation. 

“We stand out among other major countries in the world when it comes to these types of massacres, but also in the everyday gun violence that people have to deal with,” Legend told The AP. “I don’t think that we should accept that as normal. I think we’ve decided that everyone having unfettered access to guns is more important than all of us being safe, and I think we need to reshape that balance a bit so that we’re all more safe.”

“I’m glad these kids from Parkland are saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ and we support them,” Legend said.

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