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All I Want Is You2

A blind fan at a U2 concert holds up a sign requesting a chance to play a song for his wife. Some roadie hero sees it. An unspecified amount of time later, we get this…

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Pussycats

Thanks, Jordan!

Double-Down: Compassionate Canines

The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” – Mark Twain

In light of recent world events, some of you might be developing some un-Goodosphere-like attitudes about your fellow man or at least a few of them. But do not despair! We need only look to man’s best friends for a shining example of how to treat each other.

This Japanese video is making headlines worldwide. It shows a camera crew stumbling upon a frantic pooch amidst the destruction in the Arahama area of Japan. As it turned out, the lovable mutt had been faithfully watching over another dog- presumably a chum- who’d been injured in the disaster.

If the loyalty and compassion dogs are capable of was in doubt- here’s another testament to it from deep in the Goodo-archives:

Looks like good ol’ Mark (or Sam) had it right a 100 years ago.

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: LOVE!

Nim & Alex (& Charles) prepared this very special Goodosphere Tells A Joke segment. Aww.

“L is for the way you laugh at me.” – Nat “King” Cole (not really)

Double Down: Masterpup Theatre

Last week, we provided ye Goodosphere readers some great moments in model manipulation courtesy of one Sesame Street. There’s a great wealth of prime puppetry outside of what goes down on the Street, but with the creations of Henson and fellow heroes broadcast in over 120 countries, it’s hard to think of any arm warmers more influential, recognizable, and inspirational than those of the Sesame crew.

Take recent Internet sensation/explosion of exuberance “I Love My Hair” for example:

The song was penned by Sesame’s head writer, Joey Mazzarino. After hearing his adopted daughter repeatedly gripe about her un-Barbie-like hair, Mazzarino was prompted to show some love for the underrepresented curly mops. Not only has the video taken young blacks, whites, and everything in-betweens by storm, but there has been an outpouring of thanks from grown-ass men and women who have praised Mazzarino for his exercise in self-love and confidence building. Many of them have even left comments on its YouTube page lamenting the fact that a similar video wasn’t around during their own identity struggles.

Goodosphere’s puppeting past has been a little more steeped in the vicissitudes of love, loss, and life (surely three of the L Words). In this very special Double Down, we bring you “feliz con turkey,” an original production(!) that would have never existed without the likes and imagination of all those faceless friends who spent their afternoons with us on public television; teaching us, singing to us, making us laugh. Kudos.

Danny & Annie

StoryCorps’ mission is to “provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” The stories people tell are broadcast on public media and posted online before they land in the Library of Congress. Not a bad deal.

The group recently upped its game–turning some of their favorite tales into animations. It’s hard to say whether the stories take on extra poignance or pack a similar punch as the isolated audio, but one thing’s for sure: These folk are doing some good work.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.