When actor Chris Salvatore moved in across the hall from an 85-year-old woman named Norma, he had no idea that his life was about to change for the better.
The pair’s unusual relationship began by exchanging hellos through their kitchen windows, which overlooked the apartment complex’s courtyard. After weeks of friendly greetings, Salvatore decided to knock on the woman’s door and welcome her into his life. Salvatore came to understand that Norma was living on her own without any family to visit her.
Norma had long been suffering with severe health problems, including a difficult battle with leukemia. Over the last four years, Salvatore has taken care of his aging friend by cooking her meals and driving her to appointments, not because he had to, but because he wanted to. The actor just carried out his most generous act of kindness yet.
Recently, Norma fell ill and was forced to spend two months in the hospital with pneumonia.
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Doctors didn’t expect her to make it past the holidays, but Norma is proving that she’s a fighter.
That said, doctors wouldn’t let her return home unless 24-hour care was available.
When insurance wouldn’t cover 24-hour aid, Salvatore took to social media to raise money and give his favorite lady the comfort she deserved.
Salvatore started a GoFundMe page to help fund home care and was able to raise over $60,000.
And to avoid placing his friend in a nursing home, he had her move in!
This unlikely duo can be found spending most days sitting in front of the tv watching the news and drinking champagne, which is Norma’s favorite.
Norma says she is thankful to have found a friend who she can call family.
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It seems to me that Salvatore is an incredible man with an unbelievable heart. Share this story as a reminder that there are still amazing people out there.
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One thing we can all agree on, no matter our diverse beliefs, is that cute animals are just the best.
And recently, a single tweet by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo started an adorable trend that reminded the world of that. They shared a picture of a new gray seal pup, and not long after that, other zoos and aquariums got in on the action. This is when the #CuteAnimalTweetOff was born.
This tweet probably wasn’t mean to start a cute animal movement, but that’s exactly what it did.
Soon, the Virginia Aquarium formally challenged the National Zoo by sharing this delightful duo.
Before long, Twitter became flooded with adorable animals, like these two who live at the Bronx Zoo.
Animals of all shapes and sizes were included.
There’s nothing better than seeing cute, cuddly animals in your news feed, am I right?
This little guy serves as the perfect distraction from all the world’s problems.
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The San Diego Zoo made sure to remind us that insects can be adorable, too!
As the day went on, it became more and more difficult for Twitter to declare who the mascot of the #CuteAnimalTweetOff should be.
But if you ask me, we’re all winners when there are cuties like these owls on the internet!
These animals were simply on a mission to make Twitter adorable again.
What’s better than one cute animal? Four, of course!
The Maryland Zoo wasn’t kid-ding around when it shared a picture of these little ones.
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Eventually, it was time for these creatures to get their beauty sleep. They had another long day of cuteness awaiting them.
Check out even more #CuteAnimalTweetOff submissions by clicking here. And don’t forget to share these cuddly animals with anyone who could use a pick-me-up!
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By Adam Biernat — Community Member
One day I woke up with a strong feeling that it was time to set off into the unknown. I packed my stuff and together with Marta we headed to an unearthly land — Iceland. It turned out that we stayed there not one week, not even two, but exactly 18…months. We traversed lava fields, ate shark meat, fought hurricane winds, escaped volcano eruptions, and we’ve taken great delight in everything Icelandic. During all this time I’ve been registering all these vast open spaces, otherworldly landscapes, in-between moments, trying to capture the essence of Iceland.
In the faraway land | Westfjords
Northern Lights dancing above an abandoned farmhouse | Westfjords
We met this lovely arctic fox while hiking in the Westfjords.
Where silence echoes | Mjóifjörður
This vast open space | Mjóifjörður
Staring into the abyss | Dettifoss
In search of elves | Hólmanes
Rain patters lightly | Westfjords
On the way to Djupavik | Westfjords
What remains | Reykjanes
Absorbing emptiness | Westfjords
Let’s go for a walk | Krafla
Northern Lights never stop to fascinate | Stafafell
Entrance to the centre of the Earth | Krafla
Sometimes you just want to hide somewhere | East Fjords
Abandoned farmhouse | Westfjords
Pounding the rocks | Dynjandi
Winter is coming | Westfjords
Is there anybody out there? | Westfjords
It’s time to set off to the unknown | Berserkjahraun
It’s not the end of our adventure. Bite into Iceland with us! Meet us on biteoficeland.com and on instagram.com/bite.of.iceland.
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