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People say she's too pretty to be deaf. That's when she hits them with this face.

It's not uncommon for an "innocent" question or comment to end up being unintentionally rude or hurtful. As I like to say, "You don't know what you don't know." In this video, vlogger Rikki Poynter answers some questions you should avoid next time you meet someone who's deaf.

People say she's too pretty to be deaf. That's when she hits them with this face.

This video is full of WTF-worthy comments, but here are a few of my favorites.

"Is deafness contagious?"


"You're too pretty to be deaf!"


"You don't look deaf."

"Can you hear me now?"



All jokes aside, there are millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States.

Deaf people are just like everyone else, except they're unable to hear (or have limited hearing). That's it! We have to stop seeing people with disabilities as anything other than people. It's OK to be curious, but it's more important to think before you speak.

Check out the rest of Rikki's advice for "Things You Don't Say to Deaf & Hard of Hearing" people below. And make sure to stick around for 0:59, where she gives one of the best "Oh no she didn't" faces of all time.

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I hope we can all agree that despite the intent, these questions are always a no-go. Give this post a share and spread the word so more people don't make these mistakes!

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Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

4-year-old New Zealand boy and police share toys.

Sometimes the adorableness of small children is almost too much to take.

According to the New Zealand Police, a 4-year-old called the country's emergency number to report that he had some toys for them—and that's only the first cute thing to happen in this story.

After calling 111 (the New Zealand equivalent to 911), the preschooler told the "police lady" who answered the call that he had some toys for her. "Come over and see them!" he said to her.

The dispatcher asked where he was, and then the boy's father picked up. He explained that the kids' mother was sick and the boy had made the call while he was attending to the other child. After confirming that there was no emergency—all in a remarkably calm exchange—the call was ended. The whole exchange was so sweet and innocent.

But then it went to another level of wholesome. The dispatcher put out a call to the police units asking if anyone was available to go look at the 4-year-old's toys. And an officer responded in the affirmative as if this were a totally normal occurrence.

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