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A Public Candlelit Confession of Love Literally Goes Up in Smoke

Young love in the time of winter and fire extinguishers.

There is nothing a guy won’t do when he’s in love. Case in point, this guy got a little creative when he tried to express his affection to a special woman.

This is the story of a Chinese college dude who made a public confession of his undying love for a student at the Zhengzhou University of Finance. He went through all the trouble of laying out a ring of candles and petals in the shape of a heart just outside the dormitory of the university.

The setup of candles and petals for his ladylove.

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This college dude professed his love in public. How sweet.

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Quite the lovestruck guy he was, right?

Unfortunately, university officials didn’t seem to like his idea of lighted candles and petals that they extinguished the flames of love in a big smoke. According to some bystanders who saw the incident, the girl in question hadn’t even arrived yet to see the effort.

His friends helped him lay out the props.

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The guy, together with a couple of friends who helped him, laid out the candles and flower petals at the dormitory yard. A large group of audience gathered to watch the college dude as he painstakingly made sure all the details were perfect.

University officials didn't like the public confession though.

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The event had gone viral on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, as several students circulated pictures of the incident. Some of the social media users were sympathetic with the college student when the university officials put out the candles.

A crowd gathered to witness the event.

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Netizens have mixed reactions about it. Weibo user Astro said:

“I wonder what sort of heartbreak those teachers who extinguished the flames went through in their youth, to have forgotten how young love feels.”

Meanwhile, user Min Gao felt otherwise:

“It was a corny gesture anyway!”

Too bad the girl didn't get to see the whole thing.

We can only hope that the college dude was still able to show his love to the lady in question. Young love in the winter season just warms the heart! Too bad this ended up unexpectedly.

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“When you get there, you tell them you’re Santa’s Number One elf, and I know they’ll let you in,” Santa told the dying child.

It’s a heartbreaking Christmas story that unsurprisingly went viral on Facebook. Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer who also works as a professionally-trained Santa Claus, was called by a hospital in Tennessee. A nurse said they needed him because they have a “very sick 5-year-old boy” who didn’t have much time left – and he wanted to see Santa Claus.

Schmitt-Matzen immediately rushed to the hospital and arrived 15 minutes later.

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Dalian Wanda Group founder and chairman Wang Jianlin, 62, has publicly shared that his son Wang Sicong, 28, has refused to take over his businesses composed of shopping hotels, shopping centers, sports clubs, and theme parks.

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“I have asked my son about the succession plan, and he said he does not want to live a life like mine,” said Wang.

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Caught on Video: Mom With Baby Told That She Can’t Sit in Train’s First Class Section

A woman with a baby clashed with an elderly woman who was adamant about not letting her to use an empty seat on the train’s first class cabin.

It's great when we follow rules. However, we shouldn't forget to have empathy and compassion for those who need it. An incident on a train in the UK that was caught on video presents a very good example of this scenario.

On the said footage, we can see a woman with a baby boarding the train — specifically, the Southern rail service headed to the seaside town of Brighton in East Sussex, England. Apparently, though, the mom with a baby wasn't able to find a seat.

The two women's argument made everyone uncomfortable.

The mother had paid for a ticket for a basic seat. However, since she was reportedly unable to find a seat, she went on to the first class cabin. There, she found a seat that was reserved for elderly people, disabled people, pregnant women, and other individuals who have difficulties. Thus, the mom thought she qualified for a reserved seat....

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