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Video Overnight Thread- 2000 Running Santas For Charity

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Over 2,000 people dressed as Santa Claus raced through Belgrade, Serbia, today to raise money for children who suffer from epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease. The first 1,000 runners received full costumes, all others got a hat and a few days' extension on Christmas spirit.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- First Person with Down Syndrome to Finish NYC Marathon

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Inspirational. Via.

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Myles Kerr - Being a Real Man

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Myles Kerr

Here's a story that if you haven't heard it already, then you're in for a treat. And if you have had this shared with you, pass it on. It's what makes us feel good about our fellow man despite what the political and economic challenges are that we're all facing.

I found this wonderful story here as reported by Nader Salass.

While running in The Jeff Drench Memorial 5K in Charlevoix, Mich., Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr stopped to help out a young boy struggling to finish the race. Kerr, 19, put aside his ambition to beat his fellow Marines and instead helped motivate 9 year-old Brandon Fuchs, who lost his party during the race, to make it to the finish line.

Now, thousands of social media users are now celebrating his act of kindness afterSeals Of Honor, a Facebook group commemorating the life of Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died fighting in Afghanistan, posted a photo of Kerr and Fuchs running together.

It's so easy to forget the sacrifices soldiers and everyday civilians make on all degrees of selflessness. They don't have to be as big as Lt. Murphy's to be memorable. His is the ultimate. But even a small gesture, like that of huge-hearted Myles Kerr resonate throughout the world. We must salute both men, and all of the men and women who's gestures to mankind are worthy of a tip of the hat, but perhaps are lost in the cacophony of life.

Lcpl Kerr came around the last turn along with this small boy. The boy had become separated from those who he had started the race with. He asked Lcpl Kerr, “Sir? Will you please run with me?". Throughout the course, Lcpl Kerr urged him on when the boy wanted to give up and ensured that the boy saw the course to completion where he was reunited with his party.

Now, if you want to see and hear a bit more about this, the video that follows will fill you in. Enjoy, and maybe today do something nice for someone else. You probably won't be covered in HuffPo or even on Twitter, but you'll know. And isn't that reward enough?

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It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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Women's rights

Sadly, women's rights and equality is a marathon, not a sprint. And perhaps this video is a little too literal, but it makes a great point. If we look at the struggles and regressive thinking that's effecting women today by the GOP on the state and national levels, you'll see that brave and in-exhaustive women like Texas State Senator WendyDavis and Texas resident and hero Sarah Slamen are the Kathrine Switzer's of today.

Don't recognize the name?  Watch this video.

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