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Most of us have experienced a painful burn or injury of some kind at some point in our lives. Therefore, it is always both very touching and inspiring to see someone who chooses to have a positive outlook on life despite their unfavorable predicaments. This is the uplifting story of a girl who went through unimaginable pain, but the power of her favorite songs keep her smiling.

Markeyla’s physical therapy causes her extreme pain, but music is the perfect distraction to get her mind out of it. She suffered from third degree burns on her head, shoulders and arms. Her mom had just sprayed oil in Markeyla’s hair, but she forgot all about it and went outside to light a cigarette. The moment she flicked the lighter, the chemicals from that spray instantly hit her hair. In a split second, the fumes became so big and blew in her face.

A helicopter flew her to the hospital to treat the severe <a href="" target="_blank">burns</a>. Even in her horrible pain, Markeyala’s bright spirit shined through. She’s been in the hospital for weeks and had a long recovery ahead, but it’s made a little easier with the <a href="" target="_blank">joy of singing</a>.

Twenty-two-year-old Markeyla Williams from Auburn, Alabama, has suffered more pain than most of us can imagine. May 20, 2018, was just another ordinary day for Markeyla, before it turned in her worst nightmare. Reportedly, her mom had sprayed oil in her hair, but Williams forgot about that fact and went outside to have a smoke. The moment she flicked the lighter, she realized what she had done.

“I… was talking with my cousin outside of my home when I flipped a lighter and caught my hair on fire,” she said. At the moment of struggle, this young woman didn’t believe she would live to see another day, however, she was a fighter and survived. A helicopter took her to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital to treat her injuries.

However, she will have to endure a long way of recovery is a long one, but with the <a href="" target="_blank">power of music</a>, she already feels better! Although, the physical therapy is excruciating, Markeyla’s’ faith in God, and her love for music have helped her get through the trauma. She suffered severe burns and lost all of her hair, however she is beautiful inside.

In this clip, Nicole Camp, a music therapist at UAB, plays songs for Williams on the guitar, trying to cheer her up and distract her from her pain. Watch as she sings along while a therapist is giving her the necessary treatment, instead of complaining she sings and smiles. Her joy is infectious, indeed!

“Everybody has just been so sweet to me,” Williams said in a video on Facebook, speaking of the hospital staff at UAB. “If God just survived me from that, the least I can do is to keep my head up high,” she said. We truly hope Markeyla makes a full recovery from this traumatic event, and keeps her positive attitude all along. Truly inspiring story!

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You may not have known that the Internet was first conquered by cats: a lazy cat, an angry cat, a cross-eyed cat, a brave cat… Remember the hero cat who saved the little boy from a dog attack? Of course, we all do! Kitty cats were on the all-star list of Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Photos, videos, memes, gifs, whatever you could possibly imagine to share online was instantly gaining immense popularity! Entire audiences of admirers and subscribers started to gather and expanded. And how did our dogs leg behind in this pet-craze? They actually did not! Dogs confidently began to catch up with the mustachioed mousers. And not only catch up, they even started overshadowing their popularity, and all because of excellent representatives of the canine population, just like the one you can see in our video. Go, go dogs!

This is why we decided to tell you a story of this amazing dog. This is Nono, the French Bulldog. He is pretty much the best foster dad around. He has raised as many as 17 kittens without batting a lash. You will never find a prouder foster dad than Nono the French Bulldog. He has had a hand (er, paw) in raising six litters of foster kittens! Watch the video at the top of the page!

The kittens were too young to be placed in a shelter and wait there for their adoption, so Nono has now taken the role of the caring father until they are big and strong enough to be taken in by human families. He might have had a bit of touch and go with the tiny mousers at the beginning, but after successfully managing six <a href="" target="_blank">litters</a>, he is now a pro.

French Bulldogs are renowned for their tenderness and tact when dealing with little children, but now, thanks to Nono, we know that they can be extremely good with <a href="" target="_blank">kittens</a> as well. Watch how gentle end tender he is with the little ones, devoting each an equal proportion of love and attention, just like a caring mother would. And he is only a pooch himself!

Being such a good foster dad, he teaches the little rascals on how to chew on stuff, like soft stuffed toys, and play peek-a-boo from inside an empty cardboard packaging (we intentionally used a euphemism, mentioning the word “box” can be the cause of spirited reactions amongst the feline population). And like any caring mom cat would do, he is licking them when they have made a mess of themselves, even though hairballs do not go down well with dogs. But the best part is when humans adopt his kittens. He can proudly say that they were raised right because he did it himself. Way to go Nono!

You should think about adopting a shelter kitty yourself because they also need homes and can give you and your family loads of love.

If you love dogs as much as we do, share this video on social media or tell us a story of your beloved four-legged pal in the comment section below. And remember: dogs rule!

While the crowd waited to see sons and daughters receive their high school diplomas, a son waited to see his father cross the stage to receive the diploma he put on hold 47 years ago in order to serve his country. The U.S. <a href="" target="_blank">army veteran</a> is sitting in his cap and gown among hundreds of graduating high school seniors. He is receiving his high school diploma, too. Roberto Garza dropped out of high school in 1971 to serve his country. He always wanted to finish high school, but didn’t think he could because of his age. With the help of his son, Roberto had the chance to fulfill a life-long dream. After the retirement, he expressed his deep desire to earn diploma to his son. Even though they were unsure about the chance of getting admission in school, his son searched and learned that his father is eligible to return to high school since he dropped out to serve his country during a time of war. Thus after 47 years of gap he still could get back to his former high school to earn his diploma.

“One day we were at the dinner table, and he says, ‘hey son, I want to... how do I get my diploma? I want to go back to school’… And I said, well, let me research it…”. Texas Education Code says that: …” a school district may issue a high-school diploma to a person who left school… to serve in war formally declared by the United States.” Roberto was able to complete his high school education at the same high school where he had started it 47 years earlier. “Everybody here sees their kids. I get to see my dad. It’s just awesome. There’s no words for it. I am really excited. To see the man that raised me. He helped me with everything, now to see him go through this...It’s just amazing”.

All forty members of his family traveled from across Texas to see Roberto graduate in the class of 2018. Despite the excitement and his achievement, Roberto thinks of his parents who didn’t get to see him graduate high school. Roberto wishes for his dad to be there with him, he would have loved it. He wants to study law and become a Texas Peace Officer, something he says his dad would have wanted. He smiled <a href="" target="_blank">through tears</a> to receive his school diploma after 5 decades of gap. This proud veteran from Texas made a remarkable milestone and the happy event is worth watching! The heartwarming video shows the proud veteran is receiving his graduation along with hundreds of teenage students with the class of 2018. The happy veteran was seen struggling to control his tears of happiness, and more than 40 of his family members were there in the stands to cheer and applaud his great achievement and his son felt it so awesome. <a href="" target="_blank">The poignant moment</a> left Garza’s son bursting with pride. Sometimes life has a surprising twist, that’s what makes it so exciting, isn’t it?

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