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    Soldier gets to see family for Memorial Day weekend thanks to stranger’s kindness


    A soldier from Illinois was able to spend the Memorial Day weekend with his family in Missouri all thanks to the kindness of a stranger he met at a Dallas airport.

    U.S. Army mechanic Keaton Tilson, who is stationed at Fort Hood, was stuck at an airport for two days, trying to get a flight on standby, KTVI reported. But Josh Rainey from Glendale, Missouri, wasn’t having any of it.

    At first Rainey tried to give Tilson his ticket, but airline regulations wouldn’t allow the transfer, so Rainey decided on the next option, buying a last-minute ticket for Tilson to St. Louis so he can be with family over the holiday weekend.

    Rainey told KTVI that the he spent $341 on the ticket and that the fact that Tilson was able to get home was worth more than the money.

    “He walked away and came back and asked if he could hug me, and I think we both had to fight back the tears after that,” Rainey said.


    Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening



    A 10-year-old boy fell from a water slide Saturday at the opening of a $43 million water park.

    After falling from the Emerald Plunge at The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, the boy was shaken, but walked off on his own power after receiving first aid rendered for a scratched shoulder.

    The ride, which drops riders at an 80-degree angle from the 48-foot-tall slide tower, and an adjacent water slide, were closed as officials investigate, according to the East Bay Times.

    Manufacturer WhiteWater West Industries will inspect and assess the slide, officials told the East Bay Times. The slide had been tested numerous times and permitted through Cal-OSHA, said Dublin Assistant City Manager Linda Smith, who attended the opening.

    “We’re not going to open it until we know what happened,” Smith said.



    Watch a Tearful Reunion Between Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill

    It obviously had been a while since dear friends Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill had seen each other.

    On May 22nd they had the chance to meet up once again at Naomi Campbell’s “Fashion for Relief” show during the Cannes Film Festival.

    “I miss you” Mary said to Lauryn. Watch the tearful reunion and feel the love:


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