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You Can’t Even Handle The Moment This Baby Sees Her Mom For The First Time

Eight-month-old Louise was born with albinism. Because of the lack of pigment in her eyes, she also has nystagmus, a condition that results in poor vision.

Two months ago, her mom, Megan McMorris, fastened a pair of glasses onto her daughter that gave her the ability to see. After looking confused for a few moments, Louise seemed to lock eyes with her mother and immediately broke into a smile.

Once she could actually see me, it’s like ‘Oh hi that’s you,'” McMorris told ABC. “She’s happy. At least she didn’t start crying.”

The mom has also been singing to Louise and told ABC that she can tell her baby’s “really listening.”

“[The glasses] have helped slow her nystagmus because I think since she sees better, [she] is focusing on objects more than when she’s not wearing her glasses,” Megan mentioned to BuzzFeed. “She’s such an old soul. We love her to the moon and back!”

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Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-abortion extremists have taken to protesting outside the home of Julie Burkhart, the CEO and founder of the Trust Women Foundation and the Executive Director of the South Wind Women’s Center.

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Here’s Proof That Birds Just Desperately Want To Be Friends With Cats

Cats are notorious loners, yet nothing will stop these extroverted birds from trying to forge a friendship. Haven’t they ever seen a Tweety bird cartoon?

It’s a dangerous game for birds to play with their natural predators, but oh, how they try. The birds’ cheerful singing may win some people over, but here it proves useless. Perhaps it’s true that cats only enjoy “calming music and soothing stories.”

Watch how far these birds will go to befriend their feline contemporaries in the video above, then see how dogs fare when they try to do the same.

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Viola Davis Calls Out Hollywood’s Lack Of Diversity During Empowering SAG Awards Speech

Viola Davis brought the audience to their feet with her touching acceptance speech at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

“When I tell my daughter stories at night, inevitably, a few things happen,” Davis said while accepting the award. “Number one, I use my imagination. I always start with life, and then I build from there. And then the other thing that happens is she always says, ‘Mommy, can you put me in the story?’ And you know, it starts from the top up.”

Davis called out the lack of diversity in Hollywood, and thanked the “How to Get Away With Murder” producers (including Shonda Rhimes) for thinking a “mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me.”

This empowering speech follows the one Davis gave at the People’s Choice Awards earlier this month, in which she took a dig at New York Times’ television critic Alessandra Stanley.

“Thank you Shonda Rhimes, [producer] Betsy Beers and [creator] Peter Nowalk for thinking of a leading lady who looks like my ‘classic beauty,'” she said, referring to Stanley’s assertion that Davis was “less classically beautiful” than Halle Berry or Kerry Washington. “I’m so proud to be an actor and so happy to do what I do. And I’m so happy that people have accepted me in this role at this stage in my career.”

Speaking after the SAG Awards win, Davis said she didn’t anticipate making the speech, but also knew what had to be said:

Viola Davis didn’t plan her amazing SAG speech. “Being in the business for 27 years, you know, I have a lot to say.”

— Andrea Mandell (@AndreaMandell) January 26, 2015

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Frances Bean Cobain And Courtney Love Attend Kurt Cobain Documentary Screening At Sundance

Mother-daughter duo Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain shared a sweet moment on the red carpet at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The pair embraced as they attended the screening of “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck,” a documentary following the the life of the late Nirvana frontman:

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The film was directed by Brett Morgen and executive produced by Cobain, 22. Proud mom Love took to her Twitter account to share praise for the movie:

So sad @brettmorgen @alka_seltzer666 so so sad yet so uplifting, beautiful and gorgeous. Your daddy would be so proud of you baby. thank u

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) January 25, 2015

Cobain also shared photos from the Sundance red carpet on her Twitter account. She posted a collage of herself posing alongside Love, Morgen, fashion designer Jeremy Scott and actor Jack Black:

Sundance. pic.twitter.com/E6dm9RE9Ey

— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) January 25, 2015

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The 8 Steps to Happiness

1. Know what you want. Don’t think you know what you want — really, truly 110 percent KNOW what you want. Don’t chase titles in your career or in your relationships. Don’t say you want something just because you have some ridiculous life timeline that…

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15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.

Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We’re wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that “life is too short.” We’re saving our favorite things for “a special occasion,”…

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Guy’s Chin Debuts As ‘Ed Sheerchin,’ Perfectly Performs ‘Thinking Out Loud’

World, meet the latest ginger-haired singing sensation: Ed Sheeran Sheerchin.

Redditor DevilDevine uploaded a hilarious video Saturday featuring his friend Shaun Solomon and his chin-with-a-face cheerfully lip-syncing to Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”

The performance is disconcertingly uncanny and entirely wonderful.

Watch it above.

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Henry The Dog Was Allegedly Left For 7 Days In A Cage With A Broken Back. Here’s His Second Chance.

It’s hard to think of this little terrier as lucky, until you know how things might have turned out for him.

Henry was rescued out of a Jacksonville, Texas, animal shelter, where he’d been taken in as a stray. Animal control brought the dog to the designated location after he was hit by a truck. Cindy Nash, founder of Nicholas Pet Haven, came for him on a Thursday in mid-January after seeing his photo on the department’s Facebook page.

Convinced the pup belonged to someone, Nash figured she’d get Henry groomed then go on the hunt for his owner. She knew his legs were hurt, but she didn’t know the extent of his injuries.

Veterinarian Dr. Gary Spence later confirmed the dog’s back was broken. He gave Henry pain medication and steroids, then sent him to Texas A&M for surgery and further treatment, which, fortunately, seems to be working.

He told KLTV it was “obvious no care was given to” Henry at the shelter. The pup was allegedly left for a week in a urine- and feces-filled cage with an untreated broken back.

But Henry’s fate could’ve been worse.

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henryHenry after his rescue, before his surgery. Photo credit: Nicholas Pet Haven

Henry was saved just before the director of the Klein Animal Shelter was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. Spence, who examined the shelter after the arrest, found two freezers full of recently euthanized animals.

“It was really shocking,” he told NBC affiliate KETK. “These animals hadn’t even begun to freeze. There are so many in there that it’s probably going to take a week for those animals to freeze.”

An investigation into allegations against the shelter is currently underway. The good news is there’s hope that the remaining animals will go on to live better lives.

That includes Henry.

On Friday, Spence told HuffPost that Henry was looking “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” In fact, the vet — whose clinic has a cat and duck duo that hangs around the lobby — said there’s a possibility Henry may even walk again.

“You’ve got to wait and see, and give mother nature the benefit of the doubt,” he says.

Nash is also feeling optimistic. A foster family has been lined up for Henry upon his release from the hospital.

Once he’s fully recovered, this special dog will be looking for a home for good. Nash says any future owner should have a wheelchair ramp, in case Henry needs help moving around, and be ready to give him everything he needs.

“It will take someone with a lot of dedication to take care of him,” she said. “We’re going to be looking for the perfect person.”

Nicholas Pet Haven has set up a YouCaring page for people who want to contribute to Henry’s care. Keep tabs on Henry, and find out more about taking in a foster pet, on the Nicholas Pet Haven Facebook page.

Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share.

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