Jagger Lavely is a happy-go-lucky 13-year-old boy.
He also happens to suffer from autism.
During Oak Middle School’s talent show, Lavely decided that he wanted to perform one of his favorite songs. After the first verse of Frozen‘s “Let It Go,” the teen began to get nervous and forgot some of the words to the song.
What happened next is truly inspirational.
The audience began to help him out!
That’s an incredible way to really foster a sense of community. You can see Lavely’s change in mood once the crowd started to help him out. We need more people like this in the world.
Reddit user GodIsMerciful recently underwent a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia. While he was undergoing treatment, Taylor Swift stopped by the hospital to surprise patients. During her visit, she dropped by his room to say hello.
When she noticed the keyboard in his room, she asked him to play a song for her. He decided to play a song he had recently started working on which was “Someone Like You,” by Adele. She said to him she would sing along the parts that she knew.
He was going through something terrible, but this boy was able to experience something amazing.
Jordan Smith, a 2015 contestant on The Voice, has already been making waves with his talent…but this week, he blew everyone away. He stepped onstage and began singing what was originally an Adele song (“Set Fire To The Rain”).
Most women wouldn’t be able to perform the song perfectly…but a man’s version? Jordan made the crowd go nuts.
Your jaw will be on the FLOOR.
After a performance like that, it’s easy to see why Jordan might just win! That’s the kind of talent that takes people places.
“It was probably the first song that talked to guys like that and the first time girls had this opportunity to go, `If she’s saying it, maybe it’s OK for me to think this way,’” Gore said of the song in 1994.
4. Which would create this glorious moment in history:
The 2012 PSA video features Miranda July, Sia, Lena Dunham, and countless other female celebs lip-syncing to “You Don’t Own Me” in a campaign to bring awareness to women’s rights in the upcoming presidential election.
6. Way before Beyonce put out “If I Were A Boy,” Gore sang the truth in “Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy”:
“Well, I basically did not go on tour unless it was a holiday or summer. I pretty much tried to maintain as normal an educational schedule as possible. So there were times I would work on the weekends but maybe I would have to skip a Friday class to get there. But I stayed in school most of the week.” – 2005 Interview
“They treat women like human beings, and they were doing that back then. It felt really good to…to feel good being a woman, and Sarah Lawrence had a lot to do with helping me feel that way,” Gore said of her time at Sarah Lawrence University.
9. Gore constantly strived to live an open and honest life:
“I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do. I didn’t avoid anything, I didn’t put it in anybody’s face. Times were very different then, so, you know, I just tried to live as normally as humanly possible. But as truthfully as humanly possible.” – 2005 Interview
10. She later wouldn’t hesitate to call out the music industry on its homophobic attitude:
“I had many people that I idolized who were singers like Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, but these weren’t exactly women I could call up every day and say, Hey, how’s it going, you know?
So I didn’t have a woman mentor until many years later—many, many years later when I became friendly with Bella Abzug. She kind of mentored me as to what’s important for women and where to put my energies in terms of gay women, and what I could best do to help women in our community and children. And that’s pretty much what I live by now, pretty much where I like to concentrate my efforts. You can only bite off so much, so you gotta know what you want to do” – 2005 interview
Now, grab a hairbrush and get in front of your mirror:
Years ago, when Richard and Sara first started seeing each other, he drunkenly made her a promise that he would write and sing her a song on their wedding day.
Well that day finally came, and as Richard says, what’s a man if he isn’t as good as his word? For the song, he decided to go with ‘Half The World Away’ by Oasis; but as he had promised all those years ago, the lyrics had to be completely his own.
Watch as he breaks out into song at the end of his speech, putting a huge smile onto his new wife’s face as well as everyone else’s gathered there to witness their union.
A home-video of something Taylor Swift did last weekend is going viral, and you’ll understand why. She was filmed visiting a young boy battling cancer, named Jordan Lee Nickerson, at Boston Children’s Hospital. This wasn’t any ordinary drop-by.
In the video, posted on Facebook by Jordan’s father on Sunday, the celebrity can be seen sitting on the floor with little Jordan and chatting to him about Spider Man and his favorite songs. She then offers to play him a tune on her guitar and encourages him to sing and dance with her. She ends up singing her song ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ while Jordan chimes in for the chorus and dances alongside the 24-year-old singer.