These heartwarming stories are a nice reminder that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it. All of these athletes worked hard to achieve their dreams, and this year they ended up at the Olympic games in Rio.
Etenesh Diro represented Ethiopia in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase race and she did it while wearing only one shoe. During the race Diro fell down and broke some of the spikes on her shoes. She quickly tossed the shoes aside and continued to run for half a mile finishing seventh.
Everyone thought that Allyson Felix was going to take home the gold in the women's 400-meter sprint, but at the last second Shaunae Miller made a game changing move. Realizing that she was about to lose if she stayed upright, Miller took a leap of faith and decided to dive toward the finish line. The move was completely legal and it won her a gold medal.
Olympic medals have changed quite a bit over the years and many unique and interesting designs have been created over the years. Now it's time to take a look back and see just how much the medals have changed throughout history.
Fireman William Ziegler passed away in the age of 69, but before he passed he wanted to make sure he left everyone with a few laughs. He put together his own obituary and it's a bittersweet read for his friends and family, and even if you don't know him it will crack you up.
The Chilean volcano Calbuco was struck by lightning while it was erupting and luckily a photographer was there to capture the incredible shot. The one of a kind image is the winner of the international competition in 2016 HIPA.
Samson is a Maine Coon from New York City and he weighs a whopping 28 lbs. He's larger than most bobcats and 4 feet in length. He's been dubbed "the largest cat in New York City" and some people think he may even be the largest cat in the world as the Guinness World Record holder passed away a few years ago.
This poor toucan was beaten by a group of teenagers and left to die, but luckily he was given a second chance. Some good people gave him the attention he needed, and helped create a new beak for him using a 3D printer. Now he's one of the happiest birds in Costa Rica.