Thought you loved this 'Walking Dead' actor before? Wait'll you see his pic with 2 nursing moms.

Daryl, er, Norman Reedus is the coolest. If you weren't convinced he is just the best before, surely there's no contest now.

This guy, two moms, and their two babies just did their part to fix a crappy societal double standard that even Victoria's Secret engages in.

I'll show you in a minute. But at first, it just seems like a nice gesture a celebrity did for some mom-fans.


Free it! Love these ladies! Tonight's show is gonna be awesome!!!
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Yay, #FreeTheNipple! What a cute photo opp, right?

Now, excuse me for a moment while I indulge in an utterly predictable fan-girl moment, and then I'll get back to the breastfeeding thing.

OHAITHERE, UNCLE DARYL!

WHAT'S THAT? YOU THINK BABIES SHOULD GET TO EAT WHEREVER THEY ARE, WHENEVER THEY'RE HUNGRY?

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE THE BEST, UNCLE DARYL.

But these GIFs of Daryl Dixon and a baby don't really have anything to do with the breastfeeding thing. There's just something so great about seeing men caring for infants without it being seen as an emasculating thing that I couldn't resist. Also, hi: DARYL. OK, back to the topic at hand.

BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC

Babies need to eat, yo. And if you wouldn't want to eat YOUR lunch while being smothered and trapped under a blanket, or cramped into a bathroom stall, then let's all have some empathy for those nursing mamas and let them feed their babes in peace.

Because if we don't cheer on nursing moms and give them the space to do their thing, this happens:

Would society be a little more tolerant of public breastfeeding if a bunch of people saw this? SHARE, my mammary-supporting friends! Let's find out!

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Meet Eva, the hero dog who risked her life saving her owner from a mountain lion

Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva when a mountain lion suddenly appeared.

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As Belgian Malinois owner Erin Wilson jokingly told NPR, they’re basically "a German shepherd on steroids or crack or cocaine.”

It was her Malinois Eva’s natural drive, however, that ended up saving Wilson’s life.

According to a news release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva slightly ahead of her when a mountain lion suddenly appeared and swiped Wilson across the left shoulder. She quickly yelled Eva’s name and the dog’s instincts kicked in immediately. Eva rushed in to defend her owner.

It wasn’t long, though, before the mountain lion won the upper hand, much to Wilson’s horror.

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"I thought I was gonna walk across the stage to get my degree, instead I got my baby," Sayles tweeted, along with a series of photos. "My sweet face decided to make his way on MY big day (now his). Shoutout to my university for still bringing my graduation and degree to me."

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You're in the first grade. You wholeheartedly believe in Santa Claus and magic. You're excited about losing your front teeth. Your parents still prescreen PG-rated films so they can prepare you for things that might be scary in them.

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