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This Is A Film I Want To See. Because Stigmas Are Deadly And Stories Need to Be Told.

Almost 30 years ago, a group of people began working on the project that turned into the AIDS Memorial Quilt to bring light to a stigmatized illness that was claiming tens of thousands of lives. So much progress has been made with HIV and AIDS treatment, but before we get too comfortable, let's remember this: over 30 million people are infected worldwide and over 50,000 are diagnosed in the United States every single year. In the filmmaker's own words, this is "a story of resilience, love, activism, and hope." I'd love to see this film that tells the story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, along with the stories of many who live with HIV and AIDS, but they need our help to make it happen.

This Is A Film I Want To See. Because Stigmas Are Deadly And Stories Need to Be Told.
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Check out the Kickstarter campaign for "The Last One: The Story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt" to learn more and to help back this film. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. And finally, you can share this by hitting the buttons below!

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

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 conversation 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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