Photographs are amazing. They capture a still shot of important moments that we had. However, they don’t always accurately remind us of how we felt at that exact time, especially when they were taken many years ago.
With that said, one dad opted to take videos instead. In fact, he filmed his family’s Christmas mornings for 25 years, and they are simply amazing.
From 1985 until 2009, Pat Confalone chronicled the growth of his children to adulthood. He captured his son Nick and daughter Patricia running, sliding and stumbling down the stairs to see what Santa had left them under the Christmas tree.
As Pat’s kids grew older, however, you’ll see different expressions from them. They go from excited children to embarrassed teenagers. What made it amazing though is the fact that both Nick and Patricia still did their Christmas tradition despite their age.
Nick is now a Los Angeles-based writer and producer, has two children, and his sister married that guy who appears around 2007 in the Christmas video and now works in real estate.
Now that he has a family of his own, Nick finally realized and appreciated the meaning of what their father had been doing for them every Christmas morning. So he edited two decades of footage together to make a short film as a Christmas present for his dad. Sadly, not all of the clips made the final cut as Nick said he couldn’t find clips from certain years.
He posted the heartwarming video on YouTube, writing “Every year, our dad would tape us coming down the stairs. This is a compilation of all the videos I could find. Relatives and pets grow up and disappear, and new extended family members appear in their place.”
Originally the film was 30 minutes long but several years ago, he released a much shorter three-minute film, complete with music. It has since been watched more than three million times now.
Watch the video here:
Heartwarming Moment Mall Santa Surprises Deaf Girl By Using Sign Language
“As soon as it happened, the whole area just went silent… People were crying in the crowd,” shared the mall manager.
We all grew up seeing Santa Claus as that generous toy giver. As it turns out, however, he's much more than that - the big guy also has a big heart and is willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
Take it from this young deaf girl who learned for herself how much Santa cared enough that he gave her the most awesome gift ever - the gift of communicating with her using her language - which is sign language. Now we're pretty much convinced Santa does know how to connect with children across the globe regardless of their language!
7-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Girl To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro In Honor Of Her Late Father
Sometimes, dads don’t have to be around to be great fathers.
Climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, is definitely a dream a second grader from Austin, Texas never thought could achieve, especially since doing so requires one to be at least ten years old. But seven-year-old Montannah Kenney proves that age is just a number.
Montannah and her mom, Hollie, were able to get a special permit to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. During spring break, Montannah successfully reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet despite the difficult weather conditions during her climb.
Her mother served as her personal trainer in preparation of the climb.
Dog Walker Has The Kindest Offer For Guy Who Just Lost His Job
An act of kindness has gone viral for its simplicity and generosity.
A dog walker has just turned into one guy's unexpected hero. The man had just been laid off from his job and needed to cancel his dog's appointments with the walker. However, he was blown away by an unexpected act of kindness that has inspired hundreds of people.
Zach Ehren and his wife Mallika Mathai always believed they were lucky when they found a dog walker for their dog Calli. The pit bull mix certainly enjoyed her regular sessions with Jon Miller, who owns Miller’s Menagerie in San Francisco. Unfortunately, Ehren had a stroke of bad luck when he lost his job. Since he was unsure abut getting a new job right away, he immediately called to cancel Calli's appointments.
Ehren shared the awesome message from Miller where the dog walker offered to walk Calli for free until Ehren found a job.