Literally nothing is cuter than these two cats who became best friends against all odds.

In late April, a woman who goes by the name "Mac" on Twitter posted a picture of her cat, Simon, looking forlornly out the window. What was out there that could captivate Simon for so long?

Was it a bird flying by? Was it the call to be outside?  Or was it the realization that Mac is living in my personal nightmare of having her window face directly into another window ensuring at least one embarrassing situation of rom/com proportions?

No, well kinda: It was the other cat that lives in the window across the way.


Simon was in love and he didn't know the cat's name or have any way to get across for a meow-and-greet (sorry).

Here's the picture:

First of all: The "Love, Simon" is iconic because that was the best movie of 2018.

Second of all, this cat looks truly friend-sick (which is kind of like being love-sick except when you meet someone who you're like 'wow they would be so cool to hang out with' and just obsess over it for a few hours. Totally normal) and that breaks my heart.

Third, this beautiful collage of pictures has revealed that the other cat's name is "Theo" and he's not great at grammar, which is very important.

Theo even showed up for Simon's birthday. How did they know? Why isn't this kind of stuff covered in "Cats: The Musical" starring Taylor Swift?'

Soon, Simon and Theo's parents were leaving the windows open so the cats could talk and, predictably, the whole thing went viral.

I'm not going to pull 500 tweets to prove this to you -- too many pictures of cats to be seen -- but I was there for it and my timeline was filled with people (rightfully) breaking down because two cats were at the beginning of the kind of beautiful friendship we all wanted in our early 20s.

Because this is 2019, suddenly Theo had a twitter account and was posting pics of himself chilling in a bow tie...just like his friend had on his birthday. Anyone else getting "Single White Female" vibes off of this? (Oh, Simon has a twitter, too.)

Of course, now that the cats — animals without opposable thumbs or the ability to speak in human — were set up with social media, the only other thing they could do was meet each other for the delight of the internet-loving public who demanded either an in-person friendship or at least one of the parties to quickly move away (so that we could text our friends "sometimes I still think about that cat whose best friend moved and it's really an amazing allegory for connection in our hectic, modern lives").

Simon was anxious for the meeting:

But it turned out pretty well! Everyone had a great time! (I honestly don't know what that means because I don't have cats and am just sitting here in my living room trying to google "cats meet+good outcome!)

And Simon was so hyped by the time the meeting was over, that the only way he could come back down the ground was by watching Taylor Swift's new single.

Same. Here's hoping a lifetime of friendship for these two!

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On an old episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in July 1992, Oprah put her audience through a social experiment that puts racism in a new light. Despite being nearly two decades old, it's as relevant today as ever.

She split the audience members into two groups based on their eye color. Those with brown eyes were given preferential treatment by getting to cut the line and given refreshments while they waited to be seated. Those with blue eyes were made to put on a green collar and wait in a crowd for two hours.

Staff were instructed to be extra polite to brown-eyed people and to discriminate against blue-eyed people. Her guest for that day's show was diversity expert Jane Elliott, who helped set up the experiment and played along, explaining that brown-eyed people were smarter than blue-eyed people.

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Young people today are facing what seems to be greater exposure to complex issues like mental health, bullying, and youth violence. As a result, teachers are required to be well-versed in far more than school curriculum to ensure students are prepared to face the world inside and outside of the classroom. Acting as more than teachers, but also mentors, counselors, and cheerleaders, they must be equipped with practical and relevant resources to help their students navigate some of the more complicated social issues – though access to such tools isn't always guaranteed.

Take Dr. Jackie Sanderlin, for example, who's worked in the education system for over 25 years, and as a teacher for seven. Entering the profession, she didn't anticipate how much influence a student's home life could affect her classroom, including "students who lived in foster homes" and "lacked parental support."

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Valerie Anglemyer, a middle school teacher with more than 13 years of experience, says it can be difficult to create engaging course work that's applicable to the challenges students face. "I think that sometimes, teachers don't know where to begin. Teachers are always looking for ways to make learning in their classrooms more relevant."

So what resources do teachers turn to in an increasingly fractured world? "Joining a professional learning network that supports and challenges thinking is one of the most impactful things that a teacher can do to support their own learning," Anglemyer says.

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A new program for teachers that offers this network along with other resources is the WE Teachers Program, an initiative developed by Walgreens in partnership with ME to WE and Mental Health America. WE Teachers provides tools and resources, at no cost to teachers, looking for guidance around the social issues related to poverty, youth violence, mental health, bullying, and diversity and inclusion. Through online modules and trainings as well as a digital community, these resources help them address the critical issues their students face.

Jessica Mauritzen, a high school Spanish teacher, credits a network of support for providing her with new opportunities to enrich the learning experience for her students. "This past year was a year of awakening for me and through support… I realized that I was able to teach in a way that built up our community, our school, and our students, and supported them to become young leaders," she says.

With the new WE Teachers program, teachers can learn to identify the tough issues affecting their students, secure the tools needed to address them in a supportive manner, and help students become more socially-conscious, compassionate, and engaged citizens.

It's a potentially life-saving experience for students, and in turn, "a great gift for teachers," says Dr. Sanderlin.

"I wish I had the WE Teachers program when I was a teacher because it provides the online training and resources teachers need to begin to grapple with these critical social issues that plague our students every day," she adds.

In addition to the WE Teachers curriculum, the program features a WE Teachers Award to honor educators who go above and beyond in their classrooms. At least 500 teachers will be recognized and each will receive a $500 Walgreens gift card, which is the average amount teachers spend out-of-pocket on supplies annually. Teachers can be nominated or apply themselves. To learn more about the awards and how to nominate an amazing teacher, or sign up for access to the teacher resources available through WE Teachers, visit walgreens.com/metowe.

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"Men as well as women tend to establish the worth of individual women primarily by the way their body looks, research shows. We do not do this when we evaluate men," Naomi Ellemers Ph.D. wrote in Psychology Today.

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