In a heartwarming incident in Detroit, a brave dog named Blue rescued a one-year-old baby named Chantal from a devastating house fire. The fire broke out in a multifamily unit, and this intelligent canine quickly became a superhero, springing into action to save the day.
Lost at sea for over three months with only his loyal dog as company, an Australian sailor’s incredible survival story has captivated the world. Tim Shaddock’s sailing adventure turned into a gripping survival tale as he braved the vast Pacific Ocean. Their miraculous rescue is a reminder that hope and determination can conquer even the most daunting challenges.
Harrison Ford blew out his candles for the 81st time on July 13, 2023. With a career in Hollywood that has spanned over 6 decades of memorable moments, the Indiana Jones-star is a never-ending source of fascinating stories. To celebrate his birthday, we dug up a few lesser-known facts about him and some are even more mind-blowing than his own movies!
As the saying goes, reality can sometimes be stranger than fiction. It can resemble fantasy, comedy, science-fiction scenarios or even feature mythical creatures that we thought existed only in fairy tales. Such is the experience of a group of divers recently saved by brave and gorgeous mermaids. It sure sounds like a scene from a Disney film, but it’s true — and the moment of rescue was caught on camera.
BenBen, nicknamed the “saddest cat in the world,” had a challenging life. Although the shelter was ready to give up on him, he was rescued by a lovely family that gave him a new start in life. His story proves that good intentions can change lives, and we wanted to share BenBen’s story with our audience.
Simon and Leonardo, a cow and a giant tortoise, went through hardships until they finally found each other. These 2 besties prove that happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, we just need to look at the bright side.
Longtime Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Dicaprio isn’t just a star known for his roles in movies. He has also greatly contributed to the well-being of not only people but also our planet. Although he’s won 101 awards, that is not his main focus when making movies, and he rather enjoys every step of the process. “Every single time you just go in there trying to bat a thousand, trying to give it your all,” he says. He is not only a passionate actor but a passionate activist as well, proving that even the most famous people can be very down to Earth, literally.
The decision to get a pet should always be well-thought-out — well, almost always. That’s because there are some cases when all rational thinking should be kept aside and one should only listen to their heart. And that’s what the characters of our compilation did when they saw a stray animal and realized there was no other option but to adopt them.
Although Disney princesses are the main focus of viewers’ attention, the princes also deserve recognition. Over the decades, there have been several changes in the way they have been portrayed, going from being the generic Prince Charming to heroes with their own names and personalities. This is how they show details that reflect part of the plot and make them as relevant as their companions.
Little thoughtful acts can go a long way, like giving food bags to delivery drivers or returning a long-lost wallet. However some peoples’ kindness knows no boundaries and they go out of their way for others, like the cheerleader who held up her friend for the perfect photo. These acts of kindness remind us daily that some people really are guardian angels looking out for us.
A giant needy wolf that loves human hugs, a clingy bird that follows you wherever you go, or even a sense of gratitude from a dog being rescued and sent to its forever home — all animals are capable of feeling the love humans can give, and the bond that is born from it is unbreakable.
When we need some advice on what to do in a difficult situation, the Internet comes to the rescue. More than 26,000 people shared their pieces of wisdom when asked about seemingly weird life hacks that can come in handy. And some of these tips are so simple yet genius, we can’t help but wonder how we lived so long without ever knowing about them.
When our life is in danger, the success or failure of the outcome depends on what we do within the first few seconds. It’s extremely important to know how you are going to behave and what you are going to do at this moment. The best advice is to not panic but to act with a sense of calmness. Even if you fall down on subway tracks or find yourself in the middle of a burning forest.
Getting rescued just by using your hands, leaving a discrete message about violent abuse, or using gestures when driving or riding a bike that could help you avoid an accident. There’s no doubt that hand signals can be a powerful communication tool. In fact, studies have shown that our gestures can reflect our thoughts, can help other people understand us better, and can even replace the need to talk.
Sometimes we are envious of our pets whose lives seem to be nothing but a bed of roses. Sleep all day, eat whenever you want, have some people to take care of you. But sometimes life adds a couple of lemons to their carefree lives, and their emotions reveal that these furry guys weren’t ready for such an unexpected turn. Bright Side has come across some furry babies that have found themselves in quite the pickle and are ready to show you just how hilarious they are.
The Vale da Rainha Sanctuary, one of the safest places for animals on the planet, is located in Brazil and run by kind-hearted and generous people. The organization’s mission is to “rescue animals and bring consciousness to human animals.” Patricia Favano, the sanctuary’s spiritual leader, helps the animals heal through song and kindness, and their response is beyond incredible.
There is a heart-touching story that happened in Canada. One girl’s teddy bear was stolen during her move to a new home in Vancouver. It was a present from her late mother. It has a voice gadget sewn inside with her mom’s last words recorded on it. The girl wrote about the loss on Twitter and suddenly Ryan Reynolds joined in the search.
Not all heroes wear capes, they say, and kind-hearted people who choose to adopt animals in need instead of buying pets can surely be called our superheroes. Whether it’s the intentional act of rescuing a lonely soul from a shelter or an unexpected encounter, cats and dogs who got help from these people will always be grateful to their saviors.
Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. But out of this huge number of animals, only a small number have found their precious forever homes. Without hesitation, celebrities have taken some of them home and they are now a big part of their lives. Bright Side has a list of 10+ celebrities that you’ll definitely appreciate for their unconditional love for animals.
The saying, “Life is given for good deeds” is relevant not only for people but also for our small friends. They, just like us, know how to be compassionate, provide support, and come to the rescue. In their little hearts, tons of tenderness and love are hidden, which animals gladly share with each other and with humans.
A guy comes to visit an acquaintance and sits on her bed wearing his street pants (jeans that haven’t been washed for a month, and the dude had been hitchhiking). His friend screams like a wounded bird. At first, the guy doesn’t understand what’s wrong at all. When he figures it out, he exclaims, “Things are more precious to you than people!” Another guy (this is a story from my life) helped his acquaintance with renovations. For example, he painted the windows. He doesn’t bother to lay down newspaper, and he has never even heard of masking tape. The glass gets covered with paint, and there is paint everywhere on the floor. His acquaintance is unhappy. The guy is offended — he came to the rescue and he worked hard! And she grumbles something about disgust, instead of thanking him. Things are more precious to her, than people.
When it comes to making a difference and getting to work to try and save our planet, there is no age limit. And a little boy named Owen is such a good example. When he heard about what was happening in Australia, he decided to help rescue teams to be able to assist more affected animals. The idea little Owen came up with is very sweet, so we thought it was worth covering this story.
With so many animals in need of a loving family, every person who makes a choice to adopt a pet instead of buying one from a breeder, does a great thing. And when this person is a celebrity, thousands of their followers are exposed to this wonderful idea and think about adopting a cat or a dog from a shelter, following the good example of their favorite singer or actor.
There are many photos that show Chris Evans’ devotion to his dog. And fans love witnessing their bond because it’s so sincere and full of love. When you look at them, you have an immediate urge to get a dog and enjoy a peaceful life together.
Aela is a baby kitten who was rescued and given shelter when her mom left her. The woman who is taking care of this fluffy ball of fur has been battling with making her stronger and healthier, given the conditions the little kitten has. Her unique cleft nose is one of those conditions, but it is also what makes her stand out from other cats.
A dreamy countryside post-wedding shoot for a loving couple was interrupted when a big bull decided to photobomb their perfect moments. At first, the cow seemed harmless and the newlyweds continued with their shoot, but then things took an unexpected turn.
A survey says that 61% of women take measures to stay safe in public, and approximately 50% are scared of walking home at night. However, we’re not completely alone out there, and we mean that in the best possible sense. Sometimes help in a dire situation can come from a complete stranger, and our story will prove exactly that.
We are in the midst of one of the most catastrophic wildfires that has already taken around a billion animals and continues to cause wreak across Australian land. And while things are not looking to get better anytime soon, the Irwin family has stepped up to help save as many lives as they possibly can, and their deeds haven’t gone unnoticed.
People usually have pets like cats, dogs, parrots, turtles, or fish, but how often do you see someone with a pet elephant? These majestic creatures belong to the wild, but one little fella found his way into the home of a kind woman, and they became the best friends.
In a real-life case of “rags to riches,” a dog abandoned at a kill shelter has been chosen by Disney to play Tramp in the upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic Lady and the Tramp. All thanks to Hollywood, Monte, a mutt, has left his dog days behind and is now living the American dream, being cast as the lead in one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Imagine if every day was “take your pet to work” day. Well, employees of this Japanese company don’t have to. Not only are they allowed to take their pets to the office daily, but some of these cute animals also live there. And what they can do for a country famous for having a workaholic and anxiety crisis is worth sharing.
Imagine that you have spent several weeks or months preparing for a marathon run. Its distance is about 26.2 miles long so you have clearly put a great deal of effort and time into it. And now think about the reasons that could make you put this event on the back burner. If nothing came to your mind, read this story that happened to a woman from Bangkok and her decision that made us gasp.
World Kindness Day takes place internationally every November 13th. It highlights and celebrates good deeds in the community. This day gives us a great feeling when we all wish to help each other without demanding gratitude. It’s good to know that we live not in an indifferent world, but on a planet where you can get help from a stranger without a second thought.
There are many animals that have seen both the good and evil sides of humanity. Cruelty and indifference left deep wounds in them but, luckily, they have finally met nice people that managed to restore their faith in kindness. We collected 11 mini-stories about pet transformations that will melt even the toughest heart.
Baby squirrels might be a bit awkward and clumsy with their first moves so it's scarily easy for them to fall out of their nests. However, this little guy got lucky with his landing. He was saved by Indian photographer, Rahul Sharma, who fed and nursed him back to health so his mother could bring him back home.