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An Ohio mother is sharing a magical surprise her teenage son planned for his younger sister.

Photographer Christina Angel said her 13-year-old son asked her to get him a Prince Charming costume so that he could do something special for his 5-year-old sister and best friend.

Angel told ABC 7 Chicago her son suffers from depression and his sister has become his biggest cheerleader, so he wanted to thank her with a princess photo shoot.

Angel bought the costume and her son found a pair of black dress shoes at a thrift store. He wanted to get the details perfect, she said, even shining the shoes the old-fashioned way with polish and a rag.

When they were ready, the mother and son surprised the little girl with a brand-new Snow White dress.

The proud mom said her little girl loved every second of her photo shoot with her “favorite boy in the world.” And it shows!

Villagers are knitting jumpers for elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures
Elephants in India are sporting colourful woollen jumpers after villagers knitted the super-size garments to protect the animals from near-freezing temperatures. Women in a village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura reportedly began producing the colourful, pyjama-like garments after staff at the centre warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night.

stop teaching boys that girls are mean to them because they like them

stop teaching people that people are mean to them because they like them

this promotes abuse: physical, emotional, or mental (or a combination of the three) depending on how that meanness is being carried out.

In case anyone hasn’t seen it yet, there’s a documentary on netflix with Hawaiian trans/gender non-conforming representation! It’s called Kumu Hina, it’s about Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a teacher who is a native Hawaiian mahu (someone who embodies both a male and female spirit). It shows many of her struggles as well as accomplishments, and integrates a lot about her experiences of culture and community in Hawai’i. The documentary also features Ho’onani, one of her students who also embodies mahu. I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already!

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)