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Here's One Of The Best Reasons Not To Hate Rats I've Ever Seen

These rats save lives. And all they expect in return are some bananas.

Here's One Of The Best Reasons Not To Hate Rats I've Ever Seen

You can learn everything there is to know about hero rats at APOPO. But get started by watching this TED talk by Bart Weetjens, founder of APOPO — and the original hero rat trainer.

I love his takeaway at 11:17:


"... you may think this is about rats, this project, but in the end, it is about people. It is about empowering vulnerable communities to tackle difficult, expensive, and dangerous humanitarian detection tasks. And doing that with a local resource, plenty available.

So something completely different is to keep on challenging your perception about the resources surrounding you. Whether they are environmental, technological, animal, or human. And to respectfully harmonize with them in order to foster a sustainable world."

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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