More than 670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats are euthanized throughout the United States every year; each unable to find adoptive parents from shelters across the country. One heartwarming boy is trying to put a stop to it.
Meet Darius Brown.
“Darius Brown was diagnosed with developmental delays when he was 2, but a hobby creating bow ties has helped him flourish — while benefiting the animals he loves, too,” reports Today.
“Darius Brown, 12, has two big passions: bow ties and animals. So the Newark, New Jersey, resident helps shelter pets dress for success by donating his one-of-a-kind bow ties to rescue organizations across the country,” adds the website.
“It helps the dog look noticeable, very attractive,” he told TODAY. “It helps them find a forever, loving home … I love everything about dogs and cats.”
Brown was initially diagnosed with a speech delay, cognitive problems, and motor skill issues at the age of two.
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“With his fine motor skills, he wasn’t able to really use his hands well — tying a shoe was challenging,” his mother told TODAY. “My mother and I came up with the idea that if he helped us with things like prepping the ribbon or cutting it, and sewing fabric together, it would help him. And it did — it worked!”
Read the touching story here.
'USA! USA!': President Trump Gets 'HUGE' Reception by US Troops in Iraq
President Trump touched-down in Iraq this week to greet US soldiers during the Christmas holiday; speaking to a packed crowd of service men and women before holding high-level talks with military leadership.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted footage of the Commander-in-Chief addressing the American troops during his three hour visit on social media Wednesday, when the crowd broke out into a touching “USA” chant as Trump took the stage.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 26, 2018
The president’s visit comes just days after he announced the withdrawal of American troops from civil-war torn Syria; saying the US mission to destroy ISIS in the region was accomplished.
CHRISTMAS HERO: Little Boy, 5, Calls 911 to REPORT Grinch’s Plot to RUIN Christmas
A five-year-old boy from Mississippi was outright determined to derail the Grinch’s devilish plot to spoil Christmas this year; calling local authorities in an attempt to stop his evil plan and warning 911 operators to “watch for that little Grinch.”
According to the Washington Post, TyLon Pittman was watching clips of the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the internet when he dialed emergency responders, informing them of the Grinch’s scheme to ruin his favorite holiday.
“I just want to tell you something. Watch for that little Grinch. Because the Grinch is gonna steal Christmas, okay?” TyLon told 911 operators.
After determining the boy wasn’t in danger, emergency personnel spoke with TyLon’s apologetic father, saying, “No, no it’s fine […] He called in saying the Grinch was trying to steal his Christmas.”
A short time later, officers arrived at the home to speak with the five-year-old, assuring him that the police department and local authorities would never let the Grinch steal Christmas.
“She said she thought it was the cutest thing,” said the boy’s brother. “She wanted to pay him a visit to let him know his Christmas will be safe.”
Watch the heartwarming video above.