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When Tim McGraw tells veterans they've earned the house he's giving them, he's not kidding.

Mad respect for the veterans, the country singer, and Operation Homefront.

When Tim McGraw tells veterans they've earned the house he's giving them, he's not kidding.
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This guy is like Nashville royalty.

With chart-topping hit after hit spanning decades and his high-profile marriage to Faith Hill, he could easily just bask in the glow of all his blessings and say "peace out" to everyone else.


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But he keeps humble and rolls out the red carpet for others instead — namely, veterans.

By the time he was done with his "Shotgun Rider" tour over the summer, he gave away 36 houses to veterans who've returned from war. MORTGAGE-FREE. One at each tour stop along the way. And he's already given away over 100 homes to veterans since 2012 with the help of Operation Homefront and Chase Bank.

What is Operation Homefront?

Operation Homefront serves a variety of needs that can crop up for veterans in the gaps between their own resources and what Veterans Affairs can provide — needs like auto repair, emergency housing, food, and more. Visit their site to donate or to seek help as a veteran.

When McGraw was asked why this is important to him, his response was simple.

For the veterans he's helping, this program means the world.

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We all have varying opinions on military policies. But no matter how we feel about that, most of us can agree that taking care of veterans is an important promise for America to uphold. And big ups to anyone who, like Tim, is putting their money where their mouth is to do just that.

Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande duked it out on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show.'

There are pop stars, and then there are singers. While recording studio technology can make people sound like amazing singers, the proof is in their live performances.

Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande took it a whole step further on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," delivering not only a jaw-dropping live performance but doing so in the form of revolving pop diva hits in an "impossible karaoke" showdown. In less than five minutes, they showed off their combined ability to nail pretty much anything, from imitating iconic singers' styles to belting out well-known songs with their own vocal stylings.

Watch this and try not to be impressed:

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A cat sitting funny and a happy pug.

When my old dog Murray really wanted to tell me something and his barking or pawing didn’t get the job done, he would start making sounds that I swear mimicked human speech. Now, I’m not entirely sure that he was attempting to get through to me as a member of my own species would, but I don’t know how else to explain this quirky behavior.

It’s pretty amazing when we see our pets cross the imaginary line that separates the species by exhibiting human-like behaviors. But if you were to try to explain them to someone who’s never had a dog or cat (or parrot you will soon see) most of them would probably just shrug it off.

So, I never really talked to anyone about my dog’s strange but funny human impersonation.

Reddit user DMLorance created a safe space for pet owners to share their stories that no one believes on the AskReddit subforum.

“Pet owners of Reddit. What quirk does your pet (past or present) do that nobody believes when you tell them?”

Here are 16 of the best responses.


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