A tragically beautiful video captures Parisians singing hymns as they watch Notre Dame burn.

The world is watching a piece of history being destroyed before our eyes.

When news agencies began reporting that the Notre Dame cathedral had caught fire, the world held its breath. Throughout the day, we watched footage of flames enveloping the iconic structure, its grand spire collapsing, firefighters seemingly unable to control the inferno. Whether the structure could be rescued from total destruction has been unknown, though it appears now that the base structure has been saved.

Even those of us who are not Catholic and who have never visited Paris can feel this loss, as Notre Dame has been a fixture in human architecture and culture for centuries.


As Dan Rather wrote on Twitter, "Why has the burning of Notre Dame moved so many? Because we believe in beauty, majesty, faith, art, history, and the human expressions thereof. We recognize in this cathedral our common humanity. A scar now emerges in our connections to our past, our future, and each other."

It's only 37 seconds long, but a video has captured the helplessness we all feel witnessing this tragic event.

Author Steve Silberman shared a video captured by Ignacio Gil, a correspondent living in France, and it's enough to bring a tear to even the hardest of hearts.

It shows a group of Parisians singing hymns in French as they watch the 800-year-old Notre Dame cathedral burning in the distance, and it is tragically beautiful.

When there's nothing you can do but watch something beautiful burn, you stand in solidarity and sing. It's what humans do and have always done.

Hearts all over the world are with you, Paris. Vive la Notre Dame.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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