MILITARY PARENTS SURPRISE KIDS, YANKEES STYLE
A couple of military parents, who had both been deployed in Kuwait for the past nine months, surprised their young kids on Sunday with the help of the New York Yankees.
10-year-old Daniel Gomez and his little sister Isabella, who have been living with their grandparents, were invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees' spring training game in Tampa. Before winding up and delivering the pitch, they were shown a video of their mom and dad, Captain Elizabeth Gomez and Chief Warrant Officer Jose Gomez.
Then it was time to throw a strike. They each fired it in to a couple of Yankees catchers, and were surprised to find out they weren't really Yankees catchers. They were their parents ... with an earlier-than-expected surprise. (Fox News)
ANIMAL LOVERS LINE UP AT PIZZA PARLOR FOR DOG BENEFIT
Frisco's Pizza in New Haven, Connecticut, was a busy place recently as the owner – John Frisco – opened his doors for a charity benefit for a local dog who was down on her luck.
The dog, a pitbull-lab mix named Hope, was found on the streets in rough shape.
John, a dog lover who has dog treats in a special jar on the front counter, invited the community to his restaurant to raise money for Hope.
Customers waited up to two hours in line to eat, drop off supplies for Hope, or just donate money to the cause.
John said it was the biggest charity event he ever organized and was thrilled to see Hope nuzzling up to humans to be pet, just days after being rescued. (Shoreline Times)
RUNNING OF THE BRIDES EVENT IN THAILAND WAS A BIG HIT
In Bankok, Thailand, a fun event featuring women running a race in wedding dresses has captured the imagination of the country.
This year, 250 brides put on their wedding dresses, laced up their sneakers, and ran 2.5 miles in the annual “Running of the Brides.”
The brides were accompanied by their fiancés, who – of course – had to run the race while wearing suits.
And while it was fun, the stakes were pretty high, since prizes were there for the taking, valued at about $28,000, including a gown for the bride and a suit for the groom, wedding bands, and a honeymoon in the Maldives. (Footwear News)