Heroes

If You Live On Earth, You Must Watch This Video ... And Then Go Hug All The Things

In under five minutes, we see earth's beauty, its destruction, and, right at the end, its heroes. Stick around for the heroes.

If You Live On Earth, You Must Watch This Video ... And Then Go Hug All The Things

FACT CHECK TIME: Our fact checkers looked into this, and these stories appear to be true, although some of the murders are officially "unsolved." Learn more about those heroes: Chico Mendes, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Dian Fossey, Joan Root, P.D. Majhi, and Amit Jethwa.

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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