Bless This Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Tormund And The Hound Singing Together

The actors behind Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and The Hound (Rory McCann) had so much fun (or were so bored) during filming for the latest season of Game of Thrones that they sang a jaunty duet together—thankfully captured in its full beauty on Hivju’s Instagram page.

This video really took me on a journey of Kristofer Hivju‘s Instagram page, and honestly I have an entirely new Internet boyfriend. 

I mean:

Or even just look at him sharing, like, crafts that he likes.

Bad news, though—he’s married. And apparently his wife is also kissed by fire. 

I’ll just have to live vicariously through Brienne.

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Internet Bands Together To Find Woman's 147-Year-Old Wedding Dress

Tess Newall, a bride from Edinburgh, Scotland, got married in June wearing the same gown every woman in her family has worn since her great-great-grandmother. Even cooler? Her great-great-grandmother made it herself way back in 1870.

Some time later, the newlywed took the 147-year-old dress to Kleen Cleaners for a specialty dry clean. But soon after, the store fell into liquidation and Newall was told by administrators Wylie & Bisset that her dress had been lost in the process. 

Distressed, Newall took to Facebook in the hopes that someone might recognize the family heirloom. Her post quickly acquired more than 300,000 shares and 43,000 comments.

She wrote in full:

I have just found out that the dry cleaners have lost my much loved wedding dress. It was made by my Great Great Granny in 1870 (I altered the top) and I wore it in June 2016. Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh used to be the best but recently fell into crooked hands and have gone into liquidation. It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere. Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it! I realise there are far greater issues in the world but it means the world to us. More family memories need to be woven into its threads.

Thank you so so much.

Love Tess x</span>

Somehow, the post made its way onto the Facebook feed of the person who now owns the building. He checked what was behind by the previous administrators and found “a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor.”

The owner let Newall&apos;s parents into the shop, where they found that it was the dress they&apos;d been looking for. Newall updated her post to thank everyone for sharing the post.

Despite this letter received today saying..

“it appears that your dress was NOT located with the wedding dresses within the store and as such was DISPOSED OF when the premises were cleared”

..We received a phone call from the very kind landlord of the shop property who had read about it through this amazing response. He checked what was left by the administrators Wylie & Bisset and found a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor. My mum and dad have just been let into the shop and to their amazement and joy it is our dress! (Still with our ticket attached, but not even cleaned)</span>

But they still have one hurdle left: Actually retrieving the dress and taking it home.

Frustratingly – a representative of Wylie & Bisset who showed up after weeks of ignoring our pleas to let us in insisted that for “procedural reasons” he must take it back to his office in Glasgow, but assure us it will be delivered safely back to us on Monday.

My family can&apos;t thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was too late, and are over the moon to be *almost* reunited with Dora&apos;s dress</span>

Still, Facebook commenters were ecstatic at the news. “So very pleased for you,” one user wrote. “Nice to have a happy ending for a change.” The power of the Internet never ceases to amaze. 

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Twitter Is In Love With This Couple Who Went To Special Needs Prom Together

Twitter user ThatGuyJigg recently took to Twitter to share perhaps the cutest couple in the would right now — his brother, Justin, and his prom date, Victoria. They&apos;re all dressed up for Night to Shine, an “unforgettable prom experience” for special needs kids who might not be able to go their school&apos;s prom.

He asked the internet to help them go viral, and the internet obliged, retweeting the post 220,000 times and liking it more than half a million times. 

And Justin seems pretty excited about the whole thing.

Someone even drew a sketch of the two.

Mostly, people are just freaking out about how adorable these two are.

We really need some fashion tips from both of them. 

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These Siblings Are Making A Baby Together But It's Not What You Think

There’s really no “normal” way to parent anymore— at this point, we’ve heard it all… From celebrities spitting pre-chewed food into their toddlers’ mouths to families forgoing “the system” to rear “free-range” children who don’t wear shoes and eat every plant they see. However, one taboo remains: having a kid with your sibling. Except in a few cases— like the case of Samuel Leighton-Dore and his sister.

It’s not weird— we promise. Although, we admit his blog post about the scenario starts off rather oddly: “I’m going to have a baby with my sister, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Leighton-Dore, who is gay, plans to have a child with his partner— but wants the child to actually be a genetic combination of the two of them. “The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid’s DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner’s sperm,” he wrote in a post on parenting blog Mamamia. “No, she won’t be carrying the baby—just offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman’s oven.”

This hypothetical baby may not happen for a while, though. 

Leighton-Dore said he and his partner won’t be starting a family for quite some time, but they are planning ahead.

So, he asked his sister while they were both “a little drunk at a family function,” (the best time to ask for anything). And it seemed to work: he wrote that she “squealed in delight at the prospect.”

Whatever happens, this will be one lucky kid. 

Just read the last line of the blogpost.

And yeah, our family story might have a few extra narrative beats, a few extra laughs, and a few extra challenges. But one thing’s for sure, when the time comes – it’ll always be told with unconditional love.

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These Badass Women Celebrated Their 100th Birthdays Together As A #Squad

Long before the days of TSwift, Selena Gomez, Cara Delevigne, Karlie Kloss, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gigi Hadid were Gladys, Ruth, and Bernice. Yes, Taylor and the crew have a long way to go before their squad reaches the legitimacy of these three women who celebrated their 100th birthdays together in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. 

Gladys Butler, Ruth Hammett, Bernice Underwood, and the late Leona Barnes were all born in June and July of 1916 and have been best friends ever since. 

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According to The Washington Post, the four “played jacks and hopscotch and jumped rope together.” They attended the same church for years and three of them even had children in the same year (1933). During the celebration Butler, Hammett, and Underwood sat next to a painting of their missing squad member, Barnes.

It seems like they had quite the birthday celebration. 

The women presented a video in which they discussed their lives and shared their centenarian wisdom (which we should all pay attention to if we’re hoping to make it to 100). Partygoers shared memories and photos of the unbeatable trio throughout the years. Even D.C. local government got involved in the festivities— D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and City Councilman Brandon Todd offered birthday wishes. 

And it wouldn’t be a truly incredible story without Oprah making some kind of appearance. 

One of the ladies’ fellow churchgoers worked as a makeup artist for Oprah Winfrey and convinced the TV Queen to record a video for the original #Squad. Winfrey wished them “the grandest and greatest” birthday, and was in awe of their goddamn longevity. “The things you must have seen over the last century,” she mused.

And, we have to say, we really want to join this particular squad. 


Old age hasn’t seemed to affect them much— Underwood and Butler still live on their own. “I still dance,” Underwood said. “Sometimes by myself.”

…Step aside, squads under 100. (h/t washington post)  

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