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The World’s Poorest President Is Also One of the Most Generous

Here’s a tribute for Jose Mujica who served as the President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.

Considered by many as the “World’s Poorest President,” Uruguay’s Jose Mujica is living quite a modest lifestyle. He has served as the country’s highest-ranking official from 2010 to 2015 and he has won the hearts of many. Besides, this is a man who consistently donated 90% of his $12,000 monthly income to charity. Thousands have been benefited and have expressed great appreciation for Mujica’s kindness.

Unlike most traditional politicians, the president has never found attraction in living a lavish lifestyle. Instead, he lives a simple life that clearly demonstrates that the things that matter most are never at the mercy of those that matter less.

Here he is attending a meeting in simple clothes and footwear.

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Many years before entering politics, Mujica was a Tupamaros guerilla fighter. His group robbed gun clubs, bad banks, and similar businesses and then gave the money away to the poor. He has been imprisoned twice (for a total of 14 years) and shot 6 times.

A former guerilla, Mujica and his group were known as ‘Robin Hoods’ to the poor.

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Mujica is also a part-time farmer, planting flowers in the farm and then selling them to the public. According to him, doing this allows him to stay in touch with the struggles of his people.

He refused to live in this beautiful Presidential house.

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Mujica could live in Residencia de Suárez, the beautiful Presidential house, but he preferred a more humble place. He is an excellent example of a president that gives up his own comfort for the well being of others.

He chose to live happily in this simple house together with his wife and dog.

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Even his choice of vehicle reflects his simplicity.

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The president drives a vintage 1987 Volkswagon Beetle. Obviously, he has no plans of buying any of those luxury automobiles.

As far as security goes…

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No, Mujica doesn’t even hire a lot of security officers. In fact, he only has two guards and a 3-legged dog named Manuela.

This president’s example is a testament to how we should live our lives.

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Surprisingly, Mujica disagrees with the “Poorest President” moniker. According to him

“The poorest is the one who needs a lot to live… My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I’m the son of my history. There have been years when I would have been happy just to have a mattress.”

Two thumbs up to this exceptional man who has proven power can never corrupt you if you don’t let it. His kindness, generosity, and influence will continue to be felt for many years to come.

Let’s all spread the word about this awesome president! Hopefully more politicians follow his example. Because the world really needs more people like this. Don’t you agree?

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People Avoided this Smelly Homeless Man at Starbucks Until a Stranger Made a Difference

People avoided this homeless man but when someone took and posted his picture, thousands of people cared.

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Every person has his own story to tell and a purpose in life, even the homeless people we come across every day. Yes, those people whom some regard as a mere burden to the society are human beings too. They have names and they lived a life like most of us before they tragically ended up the way they did.

It's sad that some people avoid them like being homeless is some form of an infectious disease that they can catch by just talking to them.

It's heartless, and it's true....

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This Dad’s Heartfelt Wedding Gift To His Daughter is a Real Tearjerker

She was not deaf, but her father decided to do this to express how strongly he loves his daughter.

When a woman marries, one of the most emotional persons on the wedding day is her father. Although dads do not usually show cheesy gestures to express how they truly feel, deep inside their hearts is an intense bottle of emotions tightly sealed but may explode when faced with events involving their children.

In this video we found, a dad uses sign language as he renders a song number on his daughter's wedding reception. The bride, Nicole Cortez, is not deaf but her father just wanted to express his emotions in a unique way -- something that could really showcase how he really feel deep inside. The performance got the guests all teary eyed as it was truly heartfelt and beautiful.

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A father's love is really unique and it is one of the best forms of love one could ever imagine. So to all soon-to-be grooms, remember to love your future wives the way their fathers did. For daughters, treasure your fathers and don't forget that no matter what happens, a father's love never fails....

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This Awesome Prosthetic Arm Allows Kids to Create Lego Attachments

The IKO Creative Prosthetic System allows kids to create Lego attachments for their prosthetic arms

Losing an arm can be a traumatic experience for a child. Imagine not being able to write, draw, play, and other ordinary things that kids do. On top of that, a child can be a source of ridicule among peers because of his or her change in appearance. No wonder being an amputee can take a toll on a youngster’s confidence.

Fortunately though, there are people like Carlos Torres.A designer by profession, Carlos has created the IKO Creative Prosthetic System which, as the name implies, aims to encourage a child to stay creative despite losing his or her limbs.

No, this is not an advanced ultra high-tech prosthetic arm....

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