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Watch Diddy surprise his kids with a puppy for Christmas

Music producer, rapper and mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs made Christmas merry and bright when he surprised his kids with a puppy

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“Daddy is magic!” he exclaims in the video clip that captured the moment. Overcome with joy,Diddy’s 11-year-old daughter Chance screamed and cried with happiness, Essence reported. Twin daughters Jesse James and D’Lila Star also beamed with smiles as they pet the new puppy.

Diddy also celebrated the holiday with sons Justin Dior, 23, Christian Casey, 19, and Quincy, 26.

Diddy has been making headlines lately with his stated goal of becoming the Carolina Panthers’ new owner.

After the Panthers’ current owner, Jerry Richardson, announced plans to sell, Diddy responded with a succinct tweet: “I would like to buy the Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!”

Related: Diddy wants to buy Carolina Panthers, Colin Kaepernick, Steph Curry want in

Richardson announced the impending move in a statement that did not mention recently reported allegations that accuse him of making sexually suggestive comments and a racial slur.

Diddy didn’t mention the allegations either, but said he wanted to make history as an African-American NFL owner.

Arizona girls get special Build-A-Bear Christmas gifts to remember late father

For children whose father has died, Christmas can be a sad time. Holding on to memories are difficult because the void remains.

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But thanks to the ingenuity of an Arizona girl and her mother, the memory of a Phoenix man who died in June was preserved in a special way for the teen’s two younger sisters, KPNX reported. 

When 12-year-old Aaralyn Angel and her 7-year-old sister, Allani, opened one of their gifts on Christmas Day, they found a Build-A-Bear for each of them sprayed with the favorite Burberry cologne of their late father, Albert Angel. Urged to squeeze the bear, the girls then heard a recording of their father singing “You Can't Keep a Good Man Down,” by Alabama. Both girls began to cry uncontrollably as older sister Alina Angel and their mother, Stephanie Angel, recorded their reactions, KPNX reported.

Albert Angel died of systemic lupus and several surgeries, KPNX reported. Alina, 16, and her mother bought the three teddy bears and had them customized for the two young girls and their grandmother. In addition to the cologne and recording, the bears were dressed in miniature shirts made from the material of one of Albert Angel’s shirts.

Alina picked the recording of her father singing the Alabama song because it was clear audio and her father’s voice was easily recognizable, KPNX reported.

The video on Twitter now has nearly 6 million views. Alina said the reaction on Twitter was supportive and heartwarming. 

“I would have never expected that,” Alina told KPNX. “Most of my videos get six views.”

Twitter user helps soccer star Christian Pusilic reunite with dog for Christmas

Thanks to Twitter, soccer star Christian Pulisic was reunited with his dog for the Christmas holidays.

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Pulisic, a midfielder for the German team Borussia Dortmund who has played for the U.S. men's national team, had returned to the United States for the Christmas break, ESPN reported. He was in Washington D.C., but really wanted to see his pup, who was 2½ hours away in Hershey, Pennsylvania, SBNation reported.

Pulisic put out a plea for help on Twitter on Dec. 22, and a fan made the reunion between Pulisic and his dog a reality. Tristan Gilliland-Kunkle, a Borussia Dortmund fan, delivered the dog in time for Christmas Eve, ESPN reported.

Gilliland-Kunkle snapped a photo for Twitter that included himself, his girlfriend Mihaela, Pusilic and the soccer star’s sister.

Metro Detroit church gives away cars for Christmas

A church in metro Detroit gave away gifts on four wheels this Christmas.

Triumph Church in Southfield gave away the previously-owned cars to those in need, WXYZ reported. The recipients included a single mother, a single father, a college student and a family. The cars were presented to the recipients on Christmas Eve.

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The church also gave away free groceries to a 1,000 families and a shopping spree to 1,500 children and their parents. Triumph Church officials told WXYZ it's not the first time they've given cars away. They've seen such a gift change the lives of their church members and hope they can set an example for other organizations.

Salon owner works to give away wigs to women undergoing cancer treatment

A two-time cancer survivor is taking her experience and turning it into a way to help other women going through cancer treatment.

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Cynthia Boren opened Wigs Wigs Wigs Salon in Broken Arrow so that men and women can find wigs that look natural.

Boren accepts donations to help her give away the wigs.

She’s working to give 100 wigs to 100 women.

So far, she’s given away 31 wigs.

Kitten born with two faces dies

A kitten born with two faces has died.

Bettie Bee was born Dec. 12 in South Africa with a rare congenital condition called craniofacial duplication, The Dodo reported. The kitten was born with two noses, two mouths and three eyes. While Bettie Bee received special care and was initially thriving, she died 16 days after birth after developing pneumonia.

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While most cats born with two faces die shortly after birth like Bettie Bee, a few have beaten the odds over the years. Frank and Louie lived to be 15, making it the the longest surviving janus cat according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

More than friends: Buddies for 60 years find out they’re long-lost brothers

Two men who have been friends for 60 years found out they’re more than friends. They’re actually brothers.

Alan Robinson and Walter MacFarlane met when they were in sixth grade. They are only 15 months apart in age and didn’t have a clue that they were related until recently, KHON reported.

MacFarlane didn’t know his father. Robinson said he was adopted.

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MacFarlane searched for years using social media and other internet queries and was never able to find details about his family.

Eventually he tried DNA-matching sites and at the top of the results was Robi737, who turned out to be Robinson. His nickname was Robi and he flew 737s for Aloha Airlines, KHON reported.

Robinson and MacFarlane had identical X chromosomes, other genetic matches and, as it turned out, the same birth mother. 

The brothers announced their discovery to friends and family members on Saturday.

They now say they will enjoy their retirement together, KHON reported

Woman married 80 years says she loves husband even more now

A Texas couple has reached a remarkable milestone, celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary earlier this month.

Lois and B.E. Thompson, both 98, have been through a lot together. B.E. is bedridden and in the latter stages of Alzheimer's disease, WFAA reported. The couple’s loving bond has only grown stronger since they were married in 1937.

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The Thompsons have four children, 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, WFAA reported.Lois told WFAA that what has kept them together for so long is always showing love to one another.While family gathered to mark the milestone anniversary, Lois mostly remained by her husband's bedside. When asked if love for someone can remain as strong as it was 80 years ago, Lois said, “I love him more. And I’m not ready to see the end." 

Police help teen accused of shoplifting gifts to give to little sister

He said he was just trying to get Christmas presents for his little sister. It was how the 15-year-old was going about getting them that could have landed him in police custody. Instead, police came to the teen’s aid to provide for his family. 

Police officers Brandon Rinehart and James Smith, with the Charleston, West Virginia police department, went to a local Kmart in response to a shoplifting call.

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Eventually, Rinehart and Smith found the alleged shoplifter.

According to WCHS, the teen, who was not identified was found to have taken some toys. Police found out they were gifts he was planning to give to his sister for Christmas.

The officers took the teen back to the store, where he returned the items and apologized to store officials, WCHS reported Sunday.

Then Rinehart and Smith decided to spread the Christmas spirit. They bought the toys the teen had taken, saying that while it was wrong for him to take the items, he did it for a good reason.

“We deal with so many people, we could tell genuineness and where it came from, from him. We could tell he was just a kid, lost. He didn’t have anyone to support him, so we figured we’d do it,” Smith told WCHS.

VIDEO: Rapper T.I. helps single mothers buy last-minute Christmas gifts

Atlanta rapper T.I. continued his record label’s tradition of giving back during the holidays.

The rapper posted a video on his Instagram page on Christmas, saying he wished he could have stayed longer and helped more people.

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He and his team walked into a Target store and surprised unsuspecting shoppers, calling for all single mothers who had gifts they were not able to buy their kids.

He called them to the back of the store, where the grateful mothers began loading up on electronics and games.

Within 30 minutes, he said he spent $20,000. 

Mom left speechless at Navy daughter’s Christmas homecoming

She didn’t seem sure as to why she was getting a full-length mirror for Christmas, but it was what was reflected in the glass that mattered.

On the night before Christmas, a Navy mom got the surprise of her lifetime and the video of her daughter’s homecoming has gone viral with more than 8 million views on Twitter.

The mother, who was not identified by Fox News, was told to stand up, close her eyes and unwrap the mirror.

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It then took a moment or two for her to notice her sailor daughter standing behind the couch reflected in the gift. But as soon as she realized what was happening, or rather who was there, she started screaming.

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Waffle House servers in Ohio receive huge tip from church members

Five women who work at an Ohio Waffle House received a touching Christmas surprise from members of Grand Lake United Methodist Church.

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Rev. Mick Whistler, the lead pastor of the church in Celina, challenged church members to set aside $1 each week of Advent, with each family bringing five $1 bills to the Christmas Eve service.

At the end of the service, Whistler took off his minister’s robes and revealed he was wearing a red server’s apron. He announced the church raised more than $3,500 and that they were going to take it to the Waffle House in Wapakoneta, where servers were unable to be home with their families.

Despite the snow and poor road conditions, church member Barb Vorhees said between 60 and 70 church members joined the caravan to the restaurant.

The five workers were amazed by the large envelope stuffed with $1 bills. 

“They were all very touched by it,” Vorhees said. “The cool thing about it was none of us knew about it. It was a surprise to us, too.”

Alaska restaurant helps feed homeless on Christmas Day

An Alaska restaurant helped feed the homeless at a shelter on Christmas Day, as more than 500 people were treated to a hot meal, KTVA reported.

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For the volunteers dishing out food from the Bean Cafe in Anchorage, it is a chance to give back to the community and help people in need. 

“Everyone is happy, it's Christmas,” Caroline Compton told KTVA. “They get (a) hot meal, a place to stay. It's festive and we get to meet a lot of nice people you may not get to meet in another way.”

Compton’s daughter, Stephanie Compton, works for AmeriCorps and has been volunteering at Bean’s Café. Over the past two months, she’s seen how little gestures, like a holiday meal, can make difference.

“There's a lot of stigma about homeless people in Anchorage,” Stephanie Compton said. “Bean's Cafe serves clients without discrimination. We feed anyone and everyone.”

Stephanie Compton said Christmas has always been a big holiday for her family so she’s happy her parents are volunteering.

“It's fun to see them around and working hard. They really taught me how to give back and share my privilege so it's awesome to have them here leading by example,” she said.

Las Vegas car clubs host cookout for homeless

Members of car clubs in Nevada sponsored a Christmas cookout for the homeless in Las Vegas, KSNV reported Monday.

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The event, called Save Our Christmas, took place in a lot on Las Vegas Boulevard. Members of several car club barbecued food and handed it out, along with food, blankets, clothes and toys to people living on the streets and in area shelters, KSNV reported.

“We're just a bunch of car club people that wanted to do something good for the community. This time of year, we all don't have a lot of money out of pocket, most of us live paycheck by paycheck but you look at these people out here and most of them live plate by plate,” Jeremiah Becker, Vegas Style Car Show president, told KSNV.

The cookout was funded from proceeds raised at the 17th annual Save Our Christmas car show, which was at the Texas Station casino and hotel in Las Vegas.

Diamondbacks’ top draft pick pays off family’s mortgage as Christmas present

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-round draft pick gave his family an unforgettable Christmas gift, Sports Illustrated reported.

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Pavin Smith, the team’s No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, received a signing bonus of more than $5 million. The former University of Virginia star used part of that money to pay off his family’s mortgage, and he revealed his plans to his family in an emotional letter on Christmas Day, the magazine reported.

Smith’s family, naturally, was floored by the gift, and broke down after reading his letter:

'Cash Me Outside' teen Danielle Bregoli pays off mom's mortgage for Christmas

Danielle Bregoli, the 14-year-old who shot to fame after inviting her critics to catch her outside during an appearance on “Dr. Phil,” surprised her mother on Christmas with a check big enough to pay off the elder Bregoli’s mortgage.

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In a video shared by TMZ, Danielle can be seen handing her mother, Barbara Ann Bregoli, a red envelope. Inside was a check for $65,000, TMZ reported.

In the video, Barbara Ann Bregoli can be heard asking if her daughter is serious before tearfully reaching for a hug.

Danielle gained fame after she appeared on a bizarre 2016 episode of “Dr. Phil,” coining the viral phrase “cash me outside.”

Danielle has since gotten into a few fights and faced a bit of legal trouble. Still, Danielle has had a successful year.

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The aspiring rapper signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in September. Other artists signed to Atlantic Records include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa and Cardi B.

Danielle, who raps under the name “Bhad Bhabie,” released her first single in September. She recently released another music video for her song, “I Got It.”

Officers buy kids Christmas presents after finding family without tree, gifts

 

A pair of Indianapolis police officers took action when they found a family without presents for their young children early on Christmas Day, buying toys, candy and doughnuts for the children.

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“There are times in the profession of law enforcement that it can be forgotten by the general public that police officers are human, or it’s believed that officers don’t have feelings,” officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a Facebook post. “Officers like Tiffany Rand, who is compassionate and caring, showed that this stereotype is far from the truth.”

Rand was sent to respond to an undisclosed call at a home just before 2 a.m. on Christmas and “observed that the family had come up against some hard times,” police said. Three children lived in the home -- a girl and two boys between the ages of 3 and 6 years.

“Being Christmas day, Officer Rand was disheartened seeing that there were no gifts and no Christmas tree,” police said. “The officers did not discredit the mother for the circumstances, for they know and understand that folks get down on their luck and sometimes don’t ask for help.”

After handling the circumstances that led to the undisclosed call to police, Rand and Officer Ryan Archer, who also responded to the call, brainstormed ways to help the family.

The pair was able to find a CVS Pharmacy and a Speedway gas station open around 2 a.m., so they bought remote control cars, candy and stuffed animals for the boys. For the girl, they bought two Barbie dolls, candy and stuffed animals, police said. They also picked up a dozen doughnuts.

They returned to the home with their haul around 2:30 a.m., to the delight of the family.

“To say the children were overjoyed would be an understatement,” police said. “The look of undeniable happiness on each one of their faces were priceless!”

Officer provides unforgettable Christmas for 13-year-old girl

An Atlanta police officer went above and beyond to help a 13-year-old girl have a special Christmas.

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Channel 2 Action News was there Sunday when Officer Che Milton delivered a bag full of gifts, money and gift cards to Erika Gibbons and her family.

A couple of weeks ago, Milton said he got a call from Erika's mother asking for assistance.

Milton knew he wanted to do something special for Erika, a straight-A middle school student, who would not have had much of a Christmas. 

"I happened to answer the phone and say, 'Hey, we've got to do something," he said.

Milton got the rest of the Zone 1 precinct on board to help the girl. Erika and her grandmother went to the precinct to give police her Christmas list, which included a tablet at the top. 

Milton gave her the money for a tablet that day. 

"It's part of what we do. We wear many hats as police officers, so we are just trying to help," he said.

Milton also posted a message on Facebook asking if anyone in the community wanted to help. One woman drove hours to deliver her gift. 

"She drove two hours to give the mom a $100 gift card. A church donated as well," Milton said. 

Erika said this is a Christmas she will never forget.

"For everybody to just come together and help me and my family out with amazing gifts and cards and stuff, it really does feel wonderful," she said. "I just want to say I love you and thank you for everything you have given me."

This is not the first time Milton has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Earlier this year, a 12-year-old girl was caught shoplifting a $2 pair of shoes for her sister. Milton took the girl home and saw that she and her family were in desperate need. 

He took it upon himself to get food and other necessities for them. Read more of that story here. 

Veteran surprises children, who 'unwrap' returning father for Christmas

Mississippi man surprised his children by covering himself in festive wrapping and stoically standing next to a Christmas tree.

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The man, a Marine Corps veteran, is working as a security contractor in Iraq and had returned home for the holidays. 

"We didn't find out until about two weeks ago that he would be coming home," his wife, Jordan, told WLOX-TV. "The kids had no idea, and neither did his mother. We surprised her the following morning."

Watch their reunion below: 

Surfing Santas catch waves on Florida beach

Thousands packed the shores of Cocoa Beach as a total of 837 Santa-suit wearing surfers caught waves Sunday morning. 

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The Surfin’ Santas event began several years ago and has steadily grown to be one of the world’s unique Santa-themed gatherings. 

More than 10,000 people were attendance when the Santas hit the water. 

The total number of participating Santas is up from 772 last year.

The event raises money for the nonprofits Grind for Life and the Florida Surf Museum. 

The event raised over $95,000 Sunday for the charities. 

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