John Oliver came up with a brilliant scheme to take down one of the world's most evil companies.
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Let's review, shall we?

Tobacco companies like Philip Morris used to be on top of the world.


Then countries started passing laws banning their advertising.

For a little while, their profits took a nosedive.

But then they figured out a diabolical solution.

Sue those countries, especially the ones that can't afford to fight back!

Like Uruguay, a small country in South America.

And Togo, a tiny nation in west Africa, that just happens to be one of the 10 poorest countries in the world.

That's more than a little messed up.

But John Oliver is a peacemaker!

So he came up with a genius way to let countries warn their citizens about the dangers of smoking while still letting tobacco companies keep their advertising.

He created a new spokesperson for Marlboro, Philip Morris' signature brand.

That's Jeff the Diseased Lung!

And wouldn't you know it, they love him in Uruguay!


They love him in Togo!

Let's help him go global, eh?

Share #JeffWeCan on Facebook and Twitter. Let's give the tobacco companies the branding they deserve!

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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.