2 fans took a risk by showing up at their hero's house. Then he surprised them.

Some people say that you shouldn't meet your heroes because they might disappoint you.

But if you believe that, clearly your hero isn't John Williams.

You may not know John Williams by name, but you've undoubtedly heard some of his legendary film scores.


From "Jaws"...

GIF via "Jaws."

...and the "Indiana Jones" movies...

GIF via "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

...to a galaxy far, far, away...

GIF via "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Williams is one of the most critically acclaimed and prolific film composers of the modern era. Generations of fans admire him for his astonishing talent and contribution to film.

And that's why two of those fans decided to deliver a surprising tribute to him:

Two musicians teamed up to play the theme from "Star Wars" ... outside of Williams' house.

Flugelhorn player Michael Miller (better known as Mickle) and trumpeter Bryce Hayashi performed a duet on the sidewalk in front of Williams' home, and it was beautiful.

It was so good, in fact, that less than a minute in to the performance, Williams himself poked his head out the front door and gave a small wave.


GIF via bigeyezzzzzzz/YouTube.

And though it wasn't expected or necessary, the 84-year-old composer came down to the sidewalk to introduce himself and meet the musicians., too

GIF via bigeyezzzzzzz/YouTube.

Ever the artist, he even complimented their ability to hit the high notes.

GIF via bigeyezzzzzzz/YouTube.

The whole experience is a delightful 95-second reminder that using your talents and gifts can make the world a little brighter.

Whether you're an accomplished composer, a middle-school musician, or something else entirely, let your light shine. You never know whose afternoon, day, or life you may affect just by being yourself.

The same goes for extending gratitude to the people who've helped and inspired you, too. If you get the opportunity, say thanks, and keep the good going.

Of course, some celebrities are uncomfortable with this kind of attention, so we can't assume that every hero of ours will come out to the sidewalk when we stop by.

But you can (and should) live vicariously through Mickle and Bryce by watching their video of the performance.

Dare you not to hum along.

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But now the thing that breaks those unrealistic expectations… might also be porn? Pornhub has launched a sex education section.

The adult website's first series is simply titled, "Pornhub Sex Ed" and contains 11 videos and is accessible through the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center. The section also contains articles, some showing real anatomy and examples in order to bust myths people may have picked up on other portions of the website.

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Amazon is giving back by fulfilling hundreds of AmazonSmile Charity Lists, and donating essential pantry and food items to help organizations like Bread for the City provide to those disproportionately impacted this year.

Visit AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate directly to a local charity in your community, or simply shop smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to your charity of choice.

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While many of us have understandably let the challenges of 2020 get under our skin and bring us down, a young man from Florida was securing his place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Chris Nikic became the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full triathlon.

For the majority of people, a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride or a 26.2 mile run would be difficult on its own. The Ironman competition requires participants to complete them all in one grueling race. In a statement, Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock called Chris "an inspiration to all of us." She continued, "We are incredibly proud of Chris and the work he has put in to achieve this monumental goal. He's become a hero to athletes, fans, and people across Florida and around the world."

Nikic's journey to become an Ironman started off as a challenge far less lofty. He and his father, Nik, created the "1 percent better challenge." The idea was to keep Chris motivated during the pandemic and beyond. According to The Washington Post, the idea was for Chris to improve his workouts by one percent each day because he "doesn't like pain" but loves "food, videos games and my couch." The plan was to keep building strength and stamina while keeping his eye on the grand prize of completing a triathlon. Nik told the Panama City News Herald, "I was concerned because after high school and after graduation a lot of kids with Down syndrome become isolated and just start living a life of isolation. I said, 'Look, let's go find him something to get him back into the world and get him involved,' so we started looking around and we were fortunate that at the same time Special Olympics Florida started this triathlon program, and I thought, 'What a great way to get him started, get him in shape and get him to make some friends.'"


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