This Rescue Dog And Baby Are Best Friends And We Can't Get Over It

Do you like friendships between babies and animals? Of course you do! You are a person with a heart. 

Well, here’s a good one for you. Nora is an English Pointer who was rescued seven years ago from an abusive situation by a woman named Elizabeth. Nora is still a little skittish but there is one thing she truly loves, Elizabeth’s youngest son Archie. 

The two of them are pretty much inseparable. When speaking with Bored Panda she said, “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too.”

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There's Now A Tinder-Like App For Lonely Moms To Make Friends

On Wednesday morning, Good Morning America shared a segment on an app that’s been floating around for a few months called Peanut. Peanut is being marketed as “Tinder for moms.” Tinder is a hookup app for sexy singles, but Peanut promises something less sexy and more necessary: friendship.

Created by mom and CEO Michelle Kennedy, who previously worked on dating app Bumble, Peanut gives you a platform to meet moms in your area who are desperate for some like-minded companionship. After all, someone has to be the first parent in their friend group, and that can be a difficult transition. 

Kennedy herself went through the same thing when she saw her friends partying on Instagram and realized how lonely she’d gotten. “I just felt like I needed to speak to another woman who was doing the same thing as me,” explained Kennedy on GMA.

Basically, you tell the app a bit about yourself, including a photo and location, and then you can swipe on other moms to see if you have anything in common. Then you’re given the option to wave at them and if they wave back, you start a conversation. People are having surprising reactions to it online, from this guy who wants to know when HE gets an app:

To this very judge-y woman who is ironically telling moms to get off their phones from her Twitter account:

And, unfortunately, quite a few disappointed users:

But don’t despair! Peanut is relatively new, and there was a time when you would see the same guy ten times in a row on Tinder. The more moms who use Peanut, the more likely it is you’ll find someone you can click with. I hope this thing has got a million more users by the time I’m a mom, though I predict I’ll be the last parent in my friend group.

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These Friends Have Been Recreating This One Photo For Over 30 Years

John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson got their photo snapped in 1982 while hanging out on vacation near Copco Lake in Northern California. The group was from Santa Barbara and partying like young men do, all only 19. What do teens do? Set the self-timer, of course, because even in the early eighties, teens were obsessed with selfies.

 In 2007, the group told the Santa Barbara News-Press that they knew this picture was special.

“Once we took it and saw the photo, we said, ‘We should come back and take it in five years.’ I said, ‘We have to vow to do it every five years,’ ” said Wardlaw, whose grandparent’s cabin was hosting this wild group. “We all thought, ‘In 20 years, what if we all don’t know each other?’ By vowing to take a photo every five years, it would be a way to stay in touch.”

And it actually worked. Every five years they meet at Siskiyou County lake, though they don’t have quite the same luxury of time that they once did. Most are family men with busy jobs and lifestyles. But they made it work.

“Mark drove all night just to get there this year,” said Dickson. “He arrived at 3 a.m. the day of the photo.”

There are seven photos all together, taken in 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012, but to be honest I was having trouble figuring out which one was taken when on their Facebook page. These fellas didn’t age much:

The group tries their hardest to recreate the image exactly, from sunglasses to jar shape, but occasionally things have slipped in the intervening years. It’s become quite a production, sometimes taking hours to set up. The lesson here is that if you want to take a yearly portrait with your crew, make sure it’s simple:

For 2017, the three original shirtless men committed to baring their midriffs for maximum accuracy. Their friendship is strong and so are their bods! 

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Barack Obama And The Dos Equis Man Are Now Friends, And People Love It

Jonathan Goldsmith, aka “The World’s Most Interesting Man” from the Dos Equis commercials, just got even more interesting.

In his memoir, Stay Interesting: I Don’t Always Tell Stories About My Life, But When I Do They’re True and Amazing, the actor gives his reader a glimpse into his world. One that includes a friendship with former president Barack Obama. 

In an excerpt from the memoir published by Politico, Goldsmith talks about his struggles early on as an actor in Hollywood, and how he eventually left Tinseltown in his 50s, even starting a  multimillion-dollar marketing company.

When that company  eventually went under, Goldsmith, now in his late 60s, headed back to Hollywood, eventually scoring the commercial role that would come to define him.

Despite run-ins with Michael Jordan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence, his unlikely friendship with Obama was a “dream,” according to Goldsmith. The two met in Vermont during Obama’s reelection campaign, when Goldsmith was part of a welcoming committee. He writes:
 

“He was just starting his second run for the presidency, and we were invited to be in a greeting line of about 200 people. Barbara, my agent who is now my wife, was right when she predicted he would recognize me. Obama is a huge sports fan, especially the NBA. At the time, the Dos Equis commercials were all over ESPN. Our 10-second photo-op turned into a several-minute conversation.”

That friendship blossomed when Goldsmith was invited to be a surprise guest at Obama’s 50th birthday celebration. The two talked for a long time, even getting to a first-name basis with one another. And thus, a friendship was forged.

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