On this day in 2008, Kevin was on hand to pay tribute to some of Great Britain’s unsung heroes at the Pride of Britain Awards:

“Also honoured was 26 year-old Ricky McCalla, whose dreams of being a dancer were shattered when he was shot in the neck. He’s now a mentor to young people at risk of getting involved in crime.

Lucky Ricky got Kevin Spacey to hand him his award and Kevin seemed impressed with Ricky.

He said: “He could of responded to this crime with bitterness, anger, revenge. Instead he decided to turn it on its head and said ‘actually that’s not going to do me any good’. He’s now giving opportunities and chances to others.”

From the BBC

Someone Who Makes You Smile - So my senior year of high school was a literal hell; some days I didn’t want to get out of bed, or couldn’t find the energy to make it through the day. Overall, I just wasn’t happy. It was then that my brother introduced me to Markiplier and through his channel I found Jacksepticeye. And while both distracted me with their humor, Jack brought so much energy to the table that it was infectious! Getting through the day became easier, and as one of the last art pieces of my high school career, I thought I might as well pay homage to someone who helped get me through it. These guys truly have a gift when it comes to making people they don’t even know smile. 


#WeAreHere: WWI ‘soldiers’ appear across UK in moving and powerful tribute to the Battle of Somme

Volunteers dressed as World War I soldiers appeared in towns and cities across UK on Friday 1st July as part of Battle of the Somme commemorations, marking 100-years since one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

The soldiers silently handed cards to passers by, each bearing the name of a soldier who died at the Somme on 1st July 1916.

Occasionally the volunteers broke into song, singing “We are here because we are here” to the tune of Auld Lang Syne.

The Battle of Somme (1st July - 18th November 1916) was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front - more than one million men were wounded or killed.