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Over the summer, the West Side of Manhattan sat in darkness, but the blackout didn't slow down the city that never sleeps. The casts of multiple Broadway shows sang in the streets, and one couple even got hitched.

The blackout interrupted the wedding of couple Amy and Craig, but they didn't let something like a national news-making blackout stop them from exchanging their vows. New York Times reporter Emma G. Fitzsimmons posted the couple's story on Twitter along with an epic photo of the couple in front of a darkened Plaza Hotel taken by the brother of the bride, Justin Rosenthal. Their story went viral.

"I've got a great story from the Great New York City Blackout of 2019," Fitzsimmons wrote. "This couple was getting married at The Plaza. The lights went out during the wedding. They said their vows in the dark. No food; just candles. But they made the best of the situation and danced the night away."

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Falling in love is a universal human phenomenon without a universal definition. It can be a slow-building fire or a flash in the pan. It can happen over years, or over a single cup of coffee. Sometimes it fizzles and fades, and sometimes it lingers for a lifetime.

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Andy Grammer's 'mom hug' with a stranger is a beautiful reminder that we're all connected.

Many people chimed in to share similar stories of cosmic connections with strangers and stories of spreading kindness and love in honor of loved ones who have passed.

Singer Andy Grammer had a special connection with his mom who died of cancer nine years ago.

Grammer's beloved mother, Kathy, passed away from breast cancer in 2009, when Grammer was 25. He has written several songs dedicated to her, and he shares the wisdom he gleaned from his mama in his hit single "Give Love." Her death was an unexpected blow, and Grammer has talked openly about the difficult journey of coming to terms with her passing.

Years after her death, Grammer and his mom still share a special connection — one that made itself known while he was eating breakfast at a restaurant in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

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When you think of teenagers, "grateful" is probably not the first word that comes to mind.

In fact, teenagers often have the opposite reputation — spoiled, entitled, and selfish. Fittingly, advice for parents of teenagers frequently focuses on how to deal with bad attitudes.

However, labeling all teens inherently ungrateful isn't totally accurate. Many teenagers actually do appreciate their parents’ hard work, whether it’s cooking, doing their laundry, or helping them study for next morning’s algebra test. Of course, it might be hard to see that gratitude, especially when teens are busy hanging out with friends, texting at the dinner table, or slamming the occasional bedroom door during a disagreement.

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