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He Thought His Dad Had Forgotten His Birthday…But Then This Happened

Braheim Fowler is all of us when he thought his dad forgot his birthday.

You can almost feel his heartbreak at first. You see him trying to keep a brave face, but hiding his head with his hat so the camera can’t catch his disappointment.

He’s so upset! Don’t let them see you cry, though…

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But then his dad sends him to get something out of the trunk…

Someone must be cutting onions in here…

I hope you hit all the home runs, ever, in the whole, wide world, Braheim. Also, happy birthday!

Travelers Are Hard To Shop For, But Here Are 20 Gifts Any Globetrotter Would Love

Face it. It’s kind of hard to impress people with material goods when they’ve seen half the planet.

Avid travelers who board flights to far-flung destinations across the globe each year are notoriously tricky to shop for when birthdays and holidays roll around. After all, it’s kind of hard to wow someone who has seen everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Sahara Desert with some knick-knack wrapped in pretty paper.

We can’t just go to their birthday parties empty handed, but what are we supposed to do? Use their experiences to our advantage, of course! Okay, that sounds horrible, but hear me out. Thoughtful gifts that remind them of favorite their trips (and help them plan their next one) will never go unappreciated. Here are a few ideas to help get you started!

1. This cork globe doesn’t just look great. Your favorite traveler can push thumbtacks into every country they visit until the whole world is covered in pushpins!

2. The Scratch Map gives users the satisfaction of revealing a beautiful, colorful map by scratching off the countries they cross off their lists.

3. Photos are the best souvenirs, so why not hook your loved ones up with a network of professional photographers from around the world who can help them immortalize their adventures just about anywhere. Learn more on Flytographer’s website!

4. Speaking of photos, give them this slim, portable external hard drive that they can fill with pictures as they go.

5. Find me one traveler who wouldn’t love their very own GoPro.

6. If you need a last-minute gift or a stocking stuffer, these adorable planet socks will do the trick!

7. No one really likes sleeping in hotels and on planes, but you can help tired travelers relax with a sleep kit full of things like earplugs, sleeping masks, neck pillows, and even battery-operated white noise machines.

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8. One essential that’s often forgotten about is a decent towel. This portable, ultra-absorbent travel towel folds into an iPhone-sized pouch!

9. The Platypus PlusBottle is a reusable water bottle that can be folded up when it’s empty to help adventurers save a few bucks and travel lightly.

10. Travel memoirs are great reads, and they can help people nail down their next getaway! This one by Nate Damm would be a great place to start.

11. There’s nothing quite like going back and reading your own accounts of adventures abroad, which is why nice journals make great gifts.

12. Help them stay organized with this awesome diary designed with ticket stubs in mind.

13. Getting a taste of local culture at markets is always fun, and it’s even better when you have a lightweight tote on hand to stock up on knick-knacks and culinary treasures.

14. If your traveler has a thing for beer, this brewery map of the U.S. will make that empty wall in their apartment look nice and give them a little road-trip inspo!

15. If vintage-inspired photos are their jam, the Diana Camera would make the perfect present.

16. Three words: travel mini bar. Enough said.

17. Drink the pain of flying away with this gin and tonic kit that’s carry-on friendly!

18. The Ollo Clip 4-in-1 Lens will help them step up their iPhone photo game.

19. This durable, multi-purpose sack that can easily be attached to a bike would be greatly appreciated by anyone who loves visiting all the world’s major metropolitan hubs.

20. Kammok makes sturdy hammocks that are insanely lightweight, which is every camper’s dream.

I don’t know about you, but all of this travel talk makes me want to hop on a plane right now! Which of these gifts will you pick up for your favorite wanderer?

13 Times Aziz Ansari Showed Us How To Live Life To The Fullest

On the comedian’s 32nd birthday, learn to treat yo self and your parents too.

1. When he wasn’t afraid to put his feelings on display in a loving eulogy to his friend, comedy writer Harris Wittels, who died last week:

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Ansari wrote in a post dedicated to Harris, “I miss you and I’m glad I got to enjoy your genuinely amazing and original presence. I wish I got to you know even more. I hope people reading this realize what a incredibly unique man you were…”

2. When he loved his parents so much he insisted they take photos with Jay-Z, Beyonce…

….AND Kanye:

3. When he and Retta made “Treat Yo Self” a life motto:

4. When he joyously instagrammed food with the fresh excitement of a kid:

5. When he made #RupertsFault trend after anti-Muslim tweets by media magnate Rupert Murdoch:

Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.

— rupertmurdoch (@Rupert Murdoch)

.@rupertmurdoch Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.

— azizansari (@Aziz Ansari)

.@rupertmurdoch You are Catholic, why are you not hunting pedophiles? #RupertsFault

— azizansari (@Aziz Ansari)

6. When he had a 3 second cameo in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis like it was nbd:

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7. When he taught Giuliana Ranci a new dance after she said he looked like he had “good rhythm”:

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It’s called the What? That’s Racist. Don’t Say That Again.

8. When he and Grover explained the meaning of the word ridiculous:

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9. When he proudly self-identified as a feminist:

10. When he killed the style game with his impeccably cut suits both as Tom Haverford on Parks & Recreation and in real life:

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11. When he shared gems from his childhood on Instagram, including this photo of his time as a tiny dancer:

12. When, at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, he shut down the casual racism of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars…

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…as well as their homophobia:

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13. And when he showed us what our priorities in life should be:

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Aziz, keep on being a boss and treating yo self! Happy 32nd!

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17 Reasons Bruce Wayne Is A Straight Up Boss

Happy birthday, definitely-not-Batman!

1. The life of a sad billionaire orphan isn’t easy, but Bruce Wayne handles it with impeccable style.

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2. Remember that time he handled the tragic death of his parents like a man? I do.

3. And when some little punk tried to get in his face about being an orphan or whatever, Bruce had absolutely none of it.

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4. He cracked that sucker’s face open with his father’s watch because Bruce Wayne doesn’t have ~time~ for bullies.

And Alfred let him do it. Never forget that.

5. While other kids his age are collecting Pokémon cards, Bruce collects evidence of corruption in the city he calls home.

6. (He also often falls asleep on the evidence of corruption in the city he calls home but that’s OK Bruce, it beats doing homework.)

7. But seriously, Bruce Wayne is a genius boy detective and every single cop in Gotham wishes they had his skills.

Even these two. Especially these two.

8. Bruce Wayne once fell down a hill and probably sprained his ankle. Do you think that stopped him?

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9. IT DIDN’T. He army-crawled right back up that hill and arrived in time to drink tea and watch the sunrise.

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WHY DO WE FALL?

10. The young ladies of Gotham have also noticed that Bruce is a total BAMF.

11. Selina Kyle might even like him, and she doesn’t like anyone.

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12. Bruce is the de facto head of a multibillion dollar company. In case you didn’t know.

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13. His Board of Directors thinks he’s just a little boy but that is the last mistake any of them will EVER MAKE.

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14. Because Bruce Wayne isn’t even close to messing around when it comes to his parents’ legacy.

15. That’s just the kind of guy Bruce is! Brave, stalwart, true, and also a total badass-in-the-making.

16. So until everything falls to shit and he decides to dress up like a bat and wreck criminals in his spare time, Gotham’s going to have to answer to Bruce Wayne.

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17. It’s Bruce’s world and we’re all just living in it.

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As it turns out, today is both the birthdays of Bruce Wayne the character AND David Mazouz, the actor who plays Bruce Wayne on Gotham. How’s that for a coincidence?

Happy Birthday to both!

A 70 Year Old Grandpa With Alzheimer’s Learns It’s His Birthday. His Reaction Is Priceless.

Reddit user roboticphish’s grandfather has Alzheimer’s Disease. Anyone who is close to someone with this dreaded disease knows how much it affects not only the person with it, but everyone around them too.

roboticphish wrote:
“It’s hard for everyone in the family, but we all support and love one another, and I think that’s the best possible environment for him to be around. He just becomes a lovey dovey little kid.”

And that’s clear in these photos. On this day, he learned that it was his 70th birthday… and his facial expressions say it all.

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If that didn’t make you smile right along with him, nothing will. His grandson who uploaded the photos also wrote:

“He has completely forgotten my name, but he knows innately that I’m important to him, and when he sees me every couple of months his face lights up like in the picture and he gives a hearty “Well, look at you!”. All I can do is return the smile and say ‘Hi papa, I missed you.'”

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Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease, but we can always cherish those precious moments like this one.

Animal Birthdays Are Obviously The Best Birthdays. Happy Birthday, Little Guys!

Human birthdays are so passé. Only those in the know throw parties for their pets instead! After all, who doesn’t want to see their dog chow down on a T-Bone steak, or have their chinchilla give the smile of pure happiness?

Not THIS guy!

1.) Mr. Hedgehog, you win again.

1.) Mr. Hedgehog, you win again. Inquisitor

2.) “Mine!”

2.) "Mine!" Cutestpaw

3.) “They remembered?!”

3.) "They remembered?!" Reddit

4.) Somebody’s happy!

4.) Somebody's happy! Cheezburger

5.) An elephant never forgets…her birthday.

5.) An elephant never forgets...her birthday. Reddit

6.) “O…M…G…”

6.) "O...M...G..." Reddit

7.) This is how you throw a party.

7.) This is how you throw a party. BuzzFeed

8.) “It’s actually my 7th, but I appreciate everyone forgetting.”

8.) "It's actually my 7th, but I appreciate everyone forgetting." Reddit

9.) That smile says it all.

9.) That smile says it all. Reddit

10.) “Birthday pass.”

10.) "Birthday pass." Tumblr

11.) Feeeeeels good!

11.) Feeeeeels good! Imgur

12.) Ten years strong deserves something special.

12.) Ten years strong deserves something special. Reddit

13.) (Happy Birthday) Hello Kitty.

13.) (Happy Birthday) Hello Kitty. Reddit

14.) What every lizard wants for their birthday.

14.) What every lizard wants for their birthday. Reddit

15.) Smile, birthday boy.

15.) Smile, birthday boy. Cutestpaw

16.) Just straight chillin’.

16.) Just straight chillin'. Tehcute

17.) “I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow that thing down!”

17.) "I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow that thing down!" Imgur

18.) Everyone deserves a quacking party.

18.) Everyone deserves a quacking party. Cutestpaw

19.) It’s all your’s, buddy.

19.) It's all your's, buddy. Cheesburger

20.) Ain’t no party like a small dog party.

20.) Ain't no party like a small dog party. Reddit

21.) …Wow, he’s blown away!

21.) ...Wow, he's blown away! Superedo

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If that doesn’t make you want to run to the store to buy party supplies for your pet, I don’t know what will. Now, how many more days until my pup’s birthday? Hmmm…