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He was secretly homeless. When his town found out, they made him a miracle.

When a small town’s quirky ticket-taker fell on hard times, his neighbors were there to catch him.

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Everyone’s gotta find some way to pass the time at work. But the way Eric Glover does it … is kind of hard to describe.

Eric is a ticket-taker at a movie theater in Morristown, New Jersey, where he has worked for years. And he’s well known in the community for his unique approach to his job: He makes “tick-tick-tick” noises to imitate a ticket machine, gestures wildly when he’s tearing off the stub, and tries to make every ticket-holder smile.

You kind of just have to see it for yourself:

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It may not seem like a huge claim to fame, but Eric is well known in Morristown for his quirkiness and undeniable ability to spread positivity.

Morristown loves him for it. The local bar, where he has worked as a bouncer, once gave him a 2003 Cadillac DeVille for his birthday. He even has a Facebook fan page— "dedicated to the coolest guy ever" — which is how you know you’ve really made it.

A couple of weeks ago, though, a community member found out that Eric had a big secret.

His work hours had been cut, and he had been living out of his car. "I’ve been homeless now for going on ten months," Eric said in this video.

When they found out about this, Morristownians kicked into high gear.

A community member set up a GoFundMe page for Eric, and 10 days after the page was created, contributors had exceeded the original fundraising goal of $50,000 — by more than $15,000. Some people even commented on the page to offer up personal support.

Screenshot via Eric's GoFundMe page.

"I have a spare room if he needs a place to stay," one commenter wrote. "No one should be on the streets, especially this time of year."

Another community member said:

“I donated because on my first date with my wife, Eric took my ticket, and made me smile. Then, hundreds of times, thru out my life, he did it over and over. ... For one single man, to rise up every day, despite his own troubles, and give a smile to the world every day he goes into it ... that is a gift. It is a gift this man has given to thousands.”

It can be easy to feel like the world is huge, cold, and impersonal.

But every single day, communities across the globe are showing us that people still believe in the importance of lending a hand to their neighbors.

We saw it in the Ohio pizza shop that hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. We saw it in the community that replaced an elderly woman’s stolen bike. And we saw it in the town that fundraised to rebuild a mosque that had burned down.

Now, we’re seeing that kindness again in Morristown.

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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.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"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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Co-sleeping isn't for everyone.

The marital bed is a symbol of the intimacy shared between people who’ve decided to be together 'til death they do part. When couples sleep together it’s an expression of their closeness and how they care for one another when they are most vulnerable.

However, for some couples, the marital bed can be a warzone. Throughout the night couples can endure snoring, sleep apnea, the ongoing battle for sheets or circadian rhythms that never seem to sync. If one person likes to fall asleep with the TV on while the other reads a book, it can be impossible to come to an agreement on a good-night routine.

Last week on TODAY, host Carson Daly reminded viewers that he and his wife Siri, a TODAY Food contributor, had a sleep divorce while she was pregnant with their fourth child.

“I was served my sleep-divorce papers a few years ago,” he explained on TODAY. “It’s the best thing that ever happened to us. We both, admittedly, slept better apart.”

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