An eagle without a beak got a new one that was printed just for her.

I have a story to tell you.

It gets sad, but then it has a happy and hopeful ending. I hope you're in for it!

Once upon a time...

...there was an eagle named Beauty. She lived in northern Idaho and spent her time being all eagle-y in the forest, probably doing something majestic like this:


This is a different eagle, but you get the idea. Aren't they cool?

There was also an evil hunter in the same forest. This hunter, who either doesn't know federal laws or who was trying to shoot something else and has really bad aim...

(Here comes the sad part)

...shot Beauty in the face.

But wait, that's not the end of the story!

Because of Beauty's horrible mishap, she lost most of her beak. She couldn't eat or clean herself, and she almost died. Luckily, conservationists found her, and she was nursed back to health. But she still didn't have a beak. Not yet.

Did you know that beak reconstruction is a thing? That exists in the world already?

A designer and a dentist (yes, a dentist) heard about Beauty's predicament. The designer used a computer program to design a beak for her, and after 18 months of design and construction...


...beauty now had a beak.

Cue Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson!

(It's a silly pun, I know, but it's been stuck in my head since I started writing this, so now you must enjoy those smooth '90s sounds with me.)

Watch the video below to see how her beak was reattached by a dentist — yes, for humans — and how Beauty has ha a new lease on life:

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.