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Homeless Man’s Good Deed Lands Him Cash, Job Offers

Shelby Hudgens doesn’t have a whole lot, but that hasn’t stopped him from helping out where he can.

On Feb. 21, Hudgens – who was left homeless after a fire destroyed his home in November – spent three hours helping push cars up a hill that were stuck in the snow after a winter storm. KOAA caught the act of kindness on camera, which got viewers interested in finding a way to help.

One viewer, Sarah Webster, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Hudgens, who is currently living out of his car. It has already raised nearly $20,000, which is more than double its original goal of $7,500.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to get a job just as quickly and everything will just keep snowballing and getting better,” he told KOAA after finding out about the fundraising page.

Since the video came out, another stranger has offered to put him up in a hotel for a few nights, and others have offered him jobs.

Hudgens told Webster that he’s going to use the money to get a local ID so that he can get a new Social Security card and birth certificate, which were both lost in the fire that took his home. He also hopes to get an apartment and take a class to become a certified medical assistant.

“His needs are basic and his goals logical and attainable,” Webster wrote on her GoFundMe page. “He has a good head on his shoulders and a vision of where he’s going and what needs to happen to get there.”

Webster also uploaded a video interview with Hudgens to thank everyone for their kindness, and he said that he plans on taking people up on those job offers.

“It’s amazing,” Hudgens says in the video. “There are no words that can express the gratitude that I have for all of this.”

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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So This Baby Weasel Decided to Hitch a Ride on a Flying Woodpecker’s Back

The battle for survival just got airborne

An amateur photographer in the U.K. captured the snap of his lifetime on Monday when he witnessed a weasel clinging onto a woodpecker’s back mid-flight.

Martin Le-May from Essex near London said he was first alerted to the bird’s “distressed squawking” at Hornchurch Country Park after the tiny carnivore apparently pounced on it in search of a meal.

“The bird flew across us and slightly in our direction,” he told ITV News. “Suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life.”

The woodpecker landed in front of Le-May and his wife, at which point the weasel seemed to get distracted and momentarily let go of its quarry.

“Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight,” adds Le-May. “The woodpecker left with its life, the weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry.”

TIME animals

Watch This Skateboarding Cat Pull Off Some Sweet New Moves

Seriously though, this is very impressive

Back in January, we met Didga, the Internet’s crazy-talented skateboarding cat who lives in Australia. Now, this skilled feline is back — and this time, she’s got a GoPro camera to capture her new tricks. Really, she’s quite impressive. She’s only a cat, but she’s so much better at skateboarding than most humans, including Justin Bieber.

If the video inspires you to get your own pet to perform cool tricks, the YouTube channel that originally introduced us to Didga also offers training tutorials. You can learn how to train your cat to shake paws, use a toilet and more.

TIME Sports

Watch an Epic Dunk Bring Down the Entire Hoop at a College Basketball Game

No one was injured

At a recent basketball game between Northern Illinois and Central Michigan, spectators saw something pretty rare: the entire hoop and the supporting structure came tumbling down.

Northern Illinois’s Pete Rakocevic was barreling toward the hoop and sunk a two-handed dunk. The crowd cheered, but then the backboard began to fall just moments later. It nearly collapsed onto a Central Michigan player, who managed to move out of the way with just a second to spare.

As CBS Sports points out, this could have caused some serious injuries. Luckily, everyone was okay.

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This Instagram Feed of Hot Men Drinking Coffee Is Your New Morning Pick-Me-Up

The account @menandcoffee is exactly what it sounds like

Recently, NewsFeed told you about the “Hot Dudes Reading” Instagram feed, which is exactly what it sounds like — photos of attractive men reading books on the New York City subway. Now, “Men and Coffee” (@menandcoffee), an account with a similar mission, has been picking up steam since it launched a few months ago.

Started by Alex Tooby, a social media strategist from Vancouver, British Columbia, the feed aggregates photos of men either drinking or holding cups of coffee that have been plucked from the Internet or submitted by users via the hashtag #menandcoffee. Last month, Tooby started @womenandcoffee, too.

Examples from @menandcoffee:

Men, coffee, and puppies.. Happy Sunday! #menandcoffee

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

#menandcoffee photo by @ablebrewing!

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

Men, coffee, and beards? #menandcoffee

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

Deep in thought #menandcoffee

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

This has to be one of our favorite #menandcoffee pics to date! Thanks to @nma.g for the amazing photo!

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

Happy Friday!! 👏 thanks for another great week. 💕

A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on

And from @womenandcoffee:

Lovely shot by @jjroyalsupremecoffee #womenandcoffee

A photo posted by W O M E N & C O F F E E (@womenandcoffee) on

Photo by @thehalffullmug #womenandcoffee

A photo posted by W O M E N & C O F F E E (@womenandcoffee) on

This photo reminds me of summer.. By @flowergirl_syd! #womenandcoffee

A photo posted by W O M E N & C O F F E E (@womenandcoffee) on

Coffee is liquid happiness. Photo by @vervecoffee #womenandcoffee

A photo posted by W O M E N & C O F F E E (@womenandcoffee) on

Everything about this photo is perfect! By @alfredcoffee #womenandcoffee

A photo posted by W O M E N & C O F F E E (@womenandcoffee) on

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TIME society

Spanish Bar Only Hires People Over 50

To protest age discrimination in the job market

A bar in Barcelona, Spain, is specifically hiring people over 50, The Guardian reports.

As Kim Díaz, owner of the bar Entrepanes Díaz, explained the rationale to The Guardian, “I was looking for waiters who are over 50 because I knew they’d be fantastic and because society has unjustly pushed them out of the job market.”

More and more, businesses are doing the same, Money reports. As “age-discrimination charges have fallen for six consecutive years,” companies such as Barclay’s, McKinsey, PwC, and MetLife are doing the same through programs that either seek out or retain older workers.



Watch Alec Baldwin Valiantly Attempt to Rap for Charity

Chance the Rapper provides beats

Alec Baldwin is many things: An actor, philanthropist, dating advice guru, podcaster and former Words with Friends enthusiast. Now, he can add rapper to that list.

Chance the Rapper posted a video to Instagram that features him beatboxing while Baldwin freestyles beside him. It goes about as well as you think, with Baldwin giving it his all while reading his rhymes from a piece of paper.

The video came about because Baldwin, Chance, Alfred Woodard and Ali from A Tribe Called Quest were in Chicago for a fundraiser for Young Chicago Authors, an organization Chance credits as helping him become a leader.


While it’s clear Baldwin probably shouldn’t give up his day job, he deserves props for giving it a go for a good cause, namely, promoting YCA’s Louder Than A Bomb poetry festival. Plus it seems like he had a good time:


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This Hilarious Video Teaches You How to Act Like All Your Favorite Movie Stars

You'll be channeling everyone from J-Law to Matthew McConaughey in no time

If you’ve always wanted to impress people at parties with awesome celebrity impressions, this video created by actor and YouTube personality Ryan Higa will definitely come in handy.

Higa starts off with Twilight stars, offering tips on how to act like Robert Pattinson (“talk real quietly and sound like you’re in pain”), Kristen Stewart (just be super consistent and never change your facial expression) and Taylor Lautner (“all you have to do is have a nice body and take off your shirt to distract people from your bad acting”).

From there, Higa explains how to act like Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson. He manages to poke fun at the weaknesses of just about all of them.


TIME nation

Man Arrested After Police Find Marijuana in Container Marked ‘Not Weed’

It was in a sour cream container under the front passenger's seat

Nebraska police arrested a 21-year-old man from Lincoln after finding 11.4 grams of marijuana in a container marked “Not Weed” underneath the front passenger’s seat of a car, the Associated Press reports via the Lincoln Journal Star. The driver, who admitted the pot in the 16-ounce sour cream container belonged to him, was cited for possession, though the sheriff’s office said the three passengers in the car were “not under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” according to the newspaper.

TIME World

Two Men Built This 30-Foot Tunnel in Toronto as a ‘Man Cave’

File photo of a ladder leading to a 33-foot-long tunnel supported using lumber which was found in Toronto
Reuters A ladder leading to a 33-foot-long tunnel supported using lumber found in Toronto on Feb. 24, 2015.

They just wanted to dig a cave to hang out, police say

Two men dug a secret 30-foot tunnel in Toronto as a “man cave,” police said Monday.

The tunnel discovered last week near a university campus led to an investigation by police that found the pair, both in their twenties, had built it with no criminal intent.

“It is simply two guys who just wanted to dig a cave,” said Toronto police spokesman Victor Kwong, according to CBC News. “They just wanted to dig a cave to hang out.”

No charges have been filed and the investigation is considered complete, police said. The police said the two unnamed men didn’t have formal engineering training, making the scale of the tunnel an impressive feat. It measures about 30 feet long, six feet tall and three feet wide.

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