Hearing For The First Time

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In case you were looking for a good happy cry this afternoon, I thought I’d share the YouTube rabbit hole I fell into this weekend.

I watched this video of a little baby hearing for the first time and immediately sent it to my Mom and sisters. It is absolutely the sweetest reaction, even my sister’s husband got sucked in and now it has over 9 million views on youTube:

And of course that led me to Jonathon’s beautiful reaction to hearing his mom’s voice for the first time:

It reminded me of the video that went viral a couple of years ago where 29 year old Sarah hears for the first time. Equally tear provoking:

This little girl is shocked to here her OWN voice for the first time:

Ohhhh the things we take for granted. Pass the tissue.

Viral Videos Of The Week: Skidboot Parody

One might say I have a bit of an obsession with YouTube videos…making them, watching them, finding fun people to follow.

Here are some of my most recent favorites:

I remember watching Skidboot when he made his debut appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This dog is phenomenal and this video alone has racked up over 5 million awestruck views:

I had forgotten all about Skidboot until a couple weeks ago when my friend Jessi put together this hilarious Skidboot parody:

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Other videos you must watch?

This sweet guy finding out he’s going to be a grandpa during his daughter’s pregnancy reveal made me cry (11 million views!):

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This funny dad compiled three months worth of Saturday morning snippits that are supposed to portray parenthood at it’s core (2 million views):

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And the cast of The Lion King made me want to travel everywhere with them. Apparently they never stop performing (16 million views!):

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YouTube Viral Videos: Pumpcast News with Will and Monifa Sims

Last week one of my Facebook friends shared a video that I’m STILL thinking about. I want this couple to adopt me.  Basically Jay Leno has a series on his show that they call Pumpcast where they prank unsuspecting gas pumpers, in this case Pumpcast News with Will and Monifa Sims. They asked the man pumping gas to sing a song and before you know it his wife is involved and the whole thing is just awesome. I love how happy they seem:

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They were so loved they were actually asked to come TO the Jay Leno show and perform:

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And I’m going to ignore the part where people claim this was all a fraud for good tv and that the couple featured were set up. They deny it and I believe them dammit!

How much of reality tv do you think is really staged?

YouTube Viral Videos: Conversations With My Two Year Old

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When I first caught wind of the YouTube Viral Videos “Conversations with my Two Year Old”, I was mildly annoyed that in less than a month the creators of that series have already hit 125,000 subscribers.

But then when I watched the videos I was all, “ohhhh that’s why they’re making waves…they’re talented”. Take a look at these hysterical re-enactments of actual conversations one man has had with his two year old daughter. The catch is that the person playing the role of the two year old daughter is actually another grown man.

Episode 1:

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Episode 2:

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Love love LOVE them!

The guys over at How To Be A Dad are hosting a live Google+ interview with the stars of the show Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 10am-11am PST / 1-2pm EST. If you’re interested in catching that you can find the details here.

YouTube Viral Videos: Surprise Pregnancy Reveals

I fell down the “surprise pregnancy reveals” rabbit hole of YouTube last night. Please make a mental note to yourself…if you’re ever in need of a pick me up, this rabbit hole is the answer. I found myself crying tears of joy for OTHER peoples babies. The excitement, the newness, it’s all just so happy and wonderful. Here are a few of my favorites that went viral.

1.) We tell the kids.

“My wife and I have been trying to have a baby for over two year. When we learned that we are having twins, we wanted to surprise the girls with a cake. Both of the girls were beyond surprised.”

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2.) Telling the In Laws We’re Pregnant

“The best 60th birthday party EVER!
We wrapped a pair of ‘Grandpas’ shoes in a box with a card and a sonogram picture and captured a moment that will be cherished for many years to come.”:

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3.) Mom and Dad We’re PREGNANT

“Watch what happens when I tell my mom she has a surprise coming in September.”

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4.) Mom, I’M PREGNANT!!!!

“I told my mom I was pregnant on her birthday. The gift is a baby onesie with iron on letter spelling “Baby” and our last name.”

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5.) We told Dads they’re going to be Grandpas

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Watching these videos made it abundantly clear I did my pregnancy reveals WRONG…I can’t even remember how I told my family. If there’s a next time you can bet I’ll capture that on video. Although my families reactions will probably be a whole lot less yelling and more like, “Again?? Have you lost your mind?”

How would your family react?

YouTube Viral Videos: Screaming Goat Songs

To understand this viral trend of the screaming goat songs that recently hit YouTube, you first need to watch this video compilation of screaming goats. Sheep? I don’t know some kind of livestock that sound like humans when they scream and some of these literally had tears running down my cheek. :

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That compilation alone has over 11 million views on it.

What happened next is this…to Taylor Swift:

And then to Katy Perry:

And Justin Bieber:

Bon Jovi:

And even Whitney Houston:

I just saved you from the “screaming goats” search on YouTube you were bound to do today and you’re welcome.

I’ve long been wondering what it’s going to take to get a video to go viral on YouTube and had I known it was a screaming goat I would have started adding them MONTHS ago!!

I’m always LATE to the game!!

Marsha Marsha Marsha!!

YouTube Viral Videos: Glee Auditions

While truly talented people are posting their Glee Auditions on YouTube, I sit in the comfort of my living room and quietly judge them. One of these days I think I’ll put together my own audition, but I’d prefer the part of Sue Sylvester and obviously that role has been taken care of. For now, I’ll settle for these wonderful videos.

Check out Lea Michelle’s audition and how she won producers over:

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This guy probably deserves a spot considering how much time he put into this video. Spoiler alert: Todrick Hall also appeared on American Idol and I think he got pretty far. Not surprised:

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And my personal favorite is from Cara Hartmann…this is the gal who posted the infamous Eharmony “I love cats”rel=”nofollow”target=”_blank” video. Her Glee audition is hilarious:

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