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On May 3, 2017, Sen. Bob Casey posted a series of gut-wrenching tweets encouraging his followers to rally behind a mother and child whose lives are at risk.

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According to the Pennsylvania senator, a mom and her 5-year-old son — who were in the U.S. seeking refuge from gang-related violence in Honduras — are in the process being deported by the Trump administration.

Though the senator referenced a child and "her" mother in the initial tweet, it appears to be an error — the child, as the senator writes throughout the rest of the series, is a boy.


Needless to say, the two are certainly not among the "bad hombres" Trump promised to kick out during the 2016 election.

The mother reportedly fled Honduras with her son after witnessing the gang-related murder of her cousin. Because she was a witness, she's now being pursued by the gang.

Despite the fact that the mother and son are being directly targeted — and the fact the child is likely covered under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status meant to protect abused or endangered foreign minors — the Trump administration is flying them both back to Central America — as Sen. Casey was tweeting about it.

The flight back is "a plane ride that can very likely lead to their death," Casey tweeted.

The senator confirmed shortly after 1 p.m. the mom and child were, in fact, ordered to board a plane back to Honduras.

Casey frantically made phone calls to the White House and Department of Homeland Security to see what could be done at this hour.

He was able to reach White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who said he'd look into the matter. And after touching base with the DHS, Casey confirmed that only the president can intervene at this stage to save the family.

Casey is now racing against the clock.

There are two planes the mother and son could be on, but the Trump administration refused to give that information to Casey.

One has a layover and the other is a direct flight to Honduras. If they're on the direct flight, Casey fears the worst.

The senator is pleading with his followers to tweet @DHSgov and @realDonaldTrump to do anything they can to keep the mother and son safe.

"This particular case is very simple," Casey said adamantly on MSNBC, explaining the dangers the mother and son face. "We should protect her. We should protect her son."

This is an on ongoing story. This article may be updated.

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

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"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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