We seldom see grown men cry. And when we do, it is usually because of something that really touched their hearts. And needless to say, because what happened touched their hearts so much that they shed tears, we also can’t help but shed tears of our own.
Joel Skaggs’ mother introduced Dave Glenn to her family when Joel was only 10 years old. And like almost all kids who are suddenly trapped in a broken family, Joel was skeptical about his step-dad.
Throughout his childhood and teenage years, Joel did nothing but challenge the authority of his step-dad. It’s like challenging Dave to step into boundaries, but Dave never did that, he remained there for the family and never stepping out of line.
Dave’s wife, S. Glenn explained how Joel tested Dave at every opportunity he got.
“Dave married Joel’s mom, who had five sons. That is a pretty admirable undertaking! Through his teen years, Joel gave his mom and stepdad quite a bit of trouble and tested Dave at every opportunity. Through it all, Dave remained there for his family—leading by his loving, strong, and wise example.”
As Joel grew older, he came to realize how special Dave’s presence is. He even asked Dave to be his best man when he got married. Also, Joel’s kids look up to Dave as their grandfather. Joel also came to realize that he was also looking up at Dave as a father.
So, on Dave’s 60th birthday, Joel decided to make it official. Sitting on a couch, Joel wrote how much he respects Dave as his father.
“By your teaching and example, you have taught me what a man is,” Joel read. “By loving my mom, you have taught me how to love my wife. By sacrificing and standing beside me, no matter what life threw at us, you’ve shown me how to be a father to my own kids…You are the man that I most respect, and you’re my hero. I love you, Dad.”
Joel plans to legally change his name to Joel Oliver Skaggs Glenn. “It’ll be official,” he said.
“You really want to be my son,” Dave says.
“I already am,” Joel replies.
Watch the touching video here:
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Traveler Gets Arrested for Wearing Too Many Clothes, Gets Refused on Plane Twice
One traveler who tried to cheat the airline by wearing many layers of clothing to allegedly keep him from paying excess baggage charges was refused boarding by an airline. He was arrested, then, refused boarding by the next flight he booked the following day! Ouch.
Ryan Carney Williams, who uses the handle Ryan Hawaii on Twitter, took to social media to express his disappointment after British Airways refused to let him board the plane after he put on the clothes that wouldn’t fit within his check-in baggage in a flight from Iceland to England.
Cops were soon called to arrest Williams after he put on eight pairs of pants and ten shirts. He accused the airline of racial profiling, saying he had done nothing wrong except put on the clothes that were in excess of his baggage allowance. He further claims he wasn’t trying to cheat the airline but just couldn’t afford to pay for the excess.
He also claimed he had been polite throughout the incident but the airline’s ground crew had called the cops on him for ‘unruly behavior’.
According to Williams, the cops arrested him at Iceland Keflavík International Airport, sprayed him with mace, and held him on the ground despite him staying polite and just refusing to leave the counter – but why would he leave the counter, anyway, when he was actually trying to get into the flight?
He was brought to the police station where he formally gave his report. The plane flew without him.
After missing the flight over the incident, Williams booked one with EasyJet the following day but though he was able to go through check-in and security without problems this time, he was refused boarding at the flight gate – again!
He was told that he was not allowed on board because of the previous day’s incident with British Airways. Ironically, though, his luggage was able to fly ahead as it had already been checked in at that flight.
It angered Williams to be stuck in Iceland with no money – and no more luggage! He took to Twitter to express his frustration. Fortunately, while reactions varied from netizens, he did receive a refund from both airlines.
He was later able to finally fly to England on a Norwegian airline. Whew.
— Ryan Hawaii (@RYAN_HAWAII) January 10, 2018
Man From Taiwan Earns $2700 A Month Just For Cleaning A House And Brushing A Turtle
Being a housekeeper is a noble job. They help us to our day-to-day lives, without them, people can’t go through to their busy schedules.
However, much as we benefit from their service, it’s common knowledge that housekeeper doesn’t earn much despite their heavy loads of work, but not this Taiwanese housekeeper.
Recently, a Taiwanese guy named Lee became viral after he was learned to have earned TW$80,000 (approx. US $2714) salary each month for being a housekeeper.
Lee was once an employee at a restaurant who only earned TW$30,000 (approx. US $1017) per month. But one day, he decided to switch career and become a full-time housekeeper, and guess what, it turned out to be the best decision he ever made in his life!
“Many families in Taiwan have dual incomes. Since both the husband and wife need to head out to work, they have no time to take care of their home. This is where housekeepers like us come in to help sort things out,”
Aside from his main job which includes cleaning the house and other normal chores for a housekeeper, Lee was required to clean the client’s tortoise. Easy, right? Well, read on.
You may think cleaning tortoise is an easy task but it’s not. Cleaning the client’s tortoise require skills and should be done with extra care.
Lee would first brush the tortoise’s’ shell and repeat the process on its belly. He then would try to remove any possible dirt from the shell. For that, he earned TW$80,000. Just be careful not to hurt the tortoise and scratch its valuable shell if you want to keep the job.
Same as to the most of us, Lee works ten hours a day, only he’s paid double or triple our salary for being a housekeeper.
Boy, doesn’t it make you want to switch jobs?
Woman Pulls Prank on Her Husband at Her Death Bed
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that one person that would make you smile for the rest of your life? That person who knew how to make you happy no matter what happens, even if you know that you are both going to eventually die?
Well, one man found that kind of wife – and they lived a happy life until she passed away after a 5-year battle with cancer. But little did he know that she would pull a prank on him even on her death bed and would make him smile years after her passing!
Phedre Fitton, 69, of South Africa had battled cancer for 5 years.
In her death bed, surrounded by family and holding the hands of her beloved husband whom she met when she was still 16 years old, Phedre took the time not just to bid goodbye but to also prank her husband; although he didn’t know about it until many years later.
Their daughter Antonia would share the discovery of the prank on Twitter:
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He’s been religiously watering them & keeping them alive.
They [looked] so amazing he decided to take them to his new [retirement] home, only to discover they are plastic! Can [still] hear my mum chuckling.
Can you believe that? On her death bed, Phedre managed to put in one last big prank for her husband – and it was the most adorable thing!
But her husband, Nigel, really had no idea that it was a prank or that the plants weren’t actually real. He followed his wife’s instructions religiously, watering the plants not just once but twice a day! He did that for years since Phedre died of cancer in 2013.
Their kids only find out when they helped him move to his new retirement home. Isn’t this hilarious but also quite sweet?
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