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A Celebrity's Ice Bucket Challenge Takes An Unexpected Turn That I Want Everyone To See

Like a lot of us at this point, actor and comedian Orlando Jones was nominated to take the ice bucket challenge. He dutifully accepted and agreed to make a donation in support of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) treatment and research. But when he turns that bucket up, you'll see that he has another deadly "disease" in mind.

A Celebrity's Ice Bucket Challenge Takes An Unexpected Turn That I Want Everyone To See

The ice bucket challenge is a truly awesome phenomenon, and it has generated bookoos of attention and donations for a really important cause. It wasn't originally about ALS, but advocates saw the perfect wave and smartly chose to ride it.

Jones made this video in the same spirit:


I wanted to do what ALS did, co-opt a viral thing and make it my own, to talk about the insanity happening in Ferguson and just around the world. ... It's not the first time I've seen a city in the world look like a war zone, and to be fair, where was my voice then? So for me, it was like, I can no longer be silent.

The video closes with Jones issuing a challenge to everyone who sees it: "To listen without prejudice. To love without limits. And to reverse the hate."

Now that may not be as simple as dumping a bucket of ice water — or shell casings — on our heads, but it's as worthy an undertaking as there ever were.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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