Good News Fridays: If Black Friday Were A Movie


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How many of you went shopping on Black Friday, I did not!  So, if you want to laugh about this whole Black Friday thing, then Buzz Feed has something for you!  The website created a parody movie trailer showing what would happen if Black Friday got way out of hand.  The movie is called Black Friday Night Lights.  Remember, there’s no coupon for friendship, enjoy!

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Good News Fridays: Jet Engine Vs Tickle Me Elmo


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So how about something interesting this week?  The YouTube channel PowerModz had a jet engine on a truck, and they attached a Tickle Me Elmo doll to a pole.  So, how long does it take for the doll to melt away, not long at all!  Enjoy below!

Good News Fridays: Force For Daniel Was A Success


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On this Good News Fridays, let’s talk about a wish from a Star Wars fan who had terminal cancer getting his wish to see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens early.  A terminally ill Star Wars fan named Daniel Fleetwood was very ill from cancer (spindle cell sarcoma).  Sadly, the cancer is terminal and Daniel was worried that he would not live to see the new Star Wars film in theaters.  So, the Internet movement called #ForceforDaniel was created to convince Disney to screen the movie early for this fan.

Well, this week the mission was completed!  Director JJ Abrams called the family, and Daniel and his family got to screen an unedited version of the new Star Wars movie in their home!  Ashley Fleetwood, Daniel’s partner, put out this update on Facebook!

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Thank you Disney and Lucasfilm for making this happen!  Now, let’s hope Daniel can live to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters.  Now please, don’t spam this family about plots and storylines, we can wait one more month!

Good News Fridays: Target Celebrates Disabled People In Their Halloween Circular


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This will be a feel good store ad Good News Fridays!  The retailer Target included a disabled girl with braces and arm crutches in their 2015 Halloween circular.  The girl is dressed as Elsa from “Frozen.”  And when many saw this ad, people began to thank Target!

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Target has done some amazing things to make sure people who are different are welcomed in their stores.  They have also done an advertisement featuring a child with Down Syndrome.  They revamped their plus-sized clothing line.  And they are no longer labeling children’s items, including toys and bedding, by gender.

As someone who is disabled, thank you Target!  More stores and retailers should be doing what you are doing!

Good News Fridays: Kid President Talks About Socktober, Rachel Platten, And Tom Hanks


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This week on Good News Fridays, let’s talk about Kid President!  He has been busy this October releasing a lot of new videos!  The first video talks about the 2015 Socktober campaign, this is the fifth year of this annual drive, and they’re on a mission to activate 3 million people! How do you Socktober?  They want to see 3 million people take action and help their local homeless shelters as they prepare for the winter! It’s not just socks. Find out what is most needed in your area and rally the people in your life to meet it!  Learn more at: http://soulpancake.com/socktober/

The second video features the Kid President Awesome Girls campaign!  Kid President interviews Rachel Platten, who is a singer-songwriter superstar artist.  Yep, Kid President talks to a girl!

The third video features Kid President interviewing Tom Hanks!  Tom Hanks is the star of the new Dreamworks film Bridge of Spies.  And KP wants to know who his hero is, and what we can all do to be everyday heroes!  Enjoy!