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Ailing 5-Year Old Marries Best Friend, Is Too Precious for Words

WARNING: The following photo gallery will make you cry.

It's all but guaranteed.

But we still think it's worth your time to read about a five-year girl named Sophia Chiappalone.

She hails from Connecticut and she was born with a serious heart defect.

Prior to going in for her fourth surgery, Sophia told her parents that she wanted to marry her best friend, a four-year old named Hunter.

With the assistance of photographer Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Sophia's parents turned this dream into an amazing reality.

Scroll down for all the details, and grab a box of tissues as you do:

1. This is Sophia

This is sophia
She has tragically been in and out of the hospital for most of her young life.

2. Such a Sad Story

Such a sad story
Sophia was born with a genetic heart defect and not expected to live past the age of two.

3. Sophia is Due to Undergo a Fourth Surgery on Her Heart

Sophia is due to undergo a fourth surgery on her heart
First, however, she asked for something special: Could she marry her best friend, Hunter?

4. Too Precious for Words

Too precious for words
“That’s all she wanted in the world, was to marry the love of her life,” Sophia’s mom, Kristy, told a local NBC affiliate.

5. The Perfect Bride

The perfect bride
“She was born with half of a heart — the whole right side of her heart was missing,” added Kristy to NBC upon sharing these photos and this story.

6. Enter Marisa Balletti-Lavoie

Enter marisa balletti lavoie
The photographer was only too happy to help with this special project. (And you can follow her on Facebook at Sassy Mouth Photo.)

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Jackson Roloff Had the BEST Time at the Zoo!

Grandparents and grandchildren share a special bond. The Roloffs are certainly no exception.

Matt Roloff took to social media to share that it’s getting harder for him to spend time away from his grandbabies, even for just a few days.

And we can see why — because in the mean time, Zach Roloff took sweet baby Jackson on a surprise trip to the zoo. And these pictures are golden.

This year, Matt Roloff got to welcome two grandchildren into the world. His first two.

Early this summer, sweet Jackson Roloff was born. And then, only four months later, precious Ember Jean was born.

As a grandparent, that’s a dream come true.

(It’s also, we’re sure, exciting stuff for Zach and Tori and for Jeremy and Auj, what with becoming parents and all)

Here’s the thing, though.

Matt Roloff lives on Roloff Farms with most of the rest of his family, but he has a habit of heading down to Arizona.

Most of us are sick to death of this warm weather and would like to squeeze in a few weeks of fall weather before winter arrives, but Matt Roloff likes to enjoy downtime and the warmer weather that Arizona has to offer.

But he’s taken to social media to share how difficult that trip is becoming, for one — or two — adorable reasons.

Matt Roloff shared this precious photo of his son, Zach, and his grandson, Jackson.

Jackson, you can just barely tell, is still dressed like a pumpkin. What a delight.

Matt’s caption for the photo, however, proved to be bittersweet:

“Had to say good bye to these guys for a couple of days …”

Awww, we know that it’s not easy. Especially when you can’t explain to a baby why they won’t see you for a few days.

Matt continued: “Headed to Arizona in search of some warm sunny weather..”

Again, we’ve absolutely had our fill of warmth and sunlight for 2017, but some people like it more than others.

(And we should remember that Matt Roloff is a grandparent and some people, as they get older, become sensitive to cold, particularly in their joints)

“Getting harder and harder to leave even just for a few days. Can’t stand to miss even a minute with these precious grand kids.”

You know, that’s normal for grandparents who live exceptionally close to their grandchildren.

Kids can change overnight. What if your grandbaby learns a new word and you’re not there? What if they learn to walk?

And Zach Roloff took to Instagram to share what Jackson got up to.

Zach and Tori took Jackson on an impromptu zoo trip.

As Zach explains, he’s not usually a huge fan of the zoo:

“Great day at the Zoo and World Forestry Discovery Center Museum. Never been too much of a fan of zoos because all the people and the small enclosures but today was class. Nobody was there and the animals were all out. Great day with the family as well.”

The trick to visiting lots of places is to go there when it’s not crowded. It’s like going out to dinner on a Tuesday instead of on Friday night.

Zach also hinted at a reason that he, especially, might not be comfortable in big crowds … and it’s not his height. Not directly.

Zach ended his post with Samuel 16:7, a biblical passage about ignoring what a person looks like because what matters is what they look like on the inside.

Interestingly, in context, the passage is referring to a super good-looking man whom the faithful are supposed to reject, but we can see how the words could be a great comfort to someone who feels judged for his appearance by total strangers.

And speaking of being judged, Zach and these adorable baby photos got actual hate in the comments for going to a zoo.

Zoo animals are either born in captivity or rescued, folks. Often rescued from actual horrible conditions.

There are some bad zoos in the world, but most of them are essentially massive animal rescues with habitats and trained professionals.

Don’t hate someone for supporting an educational facility that brings joy to children while helping countless wild and even endangered species.\

Just relax and look at the cute baby:


Halloween 2017: See All the Best Costumes!

Isn't Halloween just the best?

There's costumes, there's candy, there's all kinds of fun, spooky shenanigans!

Really, there are way too many great things about this holiday to list, so right now, let's focus on the costumes … specifically the celebrity costumes!

Check out some of 2017's best looks below!

1. Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban

Kim kardashian and jonathan cheban
Kim and her bestie, Jonathan, went to a party as Sonny and Cher, and sorry, but this is iconic.

2. Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian

Kourtney kardashian as michael jackson
Kim also went out with Kourtney Kardashian — Kim was Madonna while Kourtney was Michael Jackson. Also iconic.

3. Kim Kardashian

Kim kardashian dresses as aaliyah
Yes, another Kim kostume … this time around, she’s dressed up as Aaliyah. This costume is actually kind of offensive.

4. Adele

Adele was kind enough to share this photo of herself on Instagram. She’s … well, she’s dressed up as … look, does it really matter? It’s Adele, and she’s amazing. The end.

5. Paris Hilton

Paris hilton
Oh, Paris. Never change.

6. Nicki Minaj

Nicki minaj
Nicki Minaj dressed up as Malibu Barbie. Literally no one is shocked by her choice of costume, but at the same time, literally everyone is in awe.

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Bill Murray Proves Once Again Why He’s the Best

Bill Murray enjoyed himself quite the Wednesday night.

The beloved actor attended Game Four of the National League Championship Series, watching his Chicago Cubs earn their first victory of this playoff round by a tight score of 3-2.

But that wasn't all.

He also helped met a married couple named Robbie and Kirsten Schloss and helped them make an announcement of a lifetime:

They're expecting a baby!

“Hey, I got news for you. You’re gonna be grandparents,” Murray says in the clip below.

Adds an excited Robbie: “We’re having a baby!”

Robbie, who will become a first-time father in April, expounded on what happened in a post published to the Love What Matters Facebook page.

“We talked casually during the game and he playfully switched glasses with Kirsten for a minute since his shades make the entire stadium turn blue,” he wrote.

“After the Cubs win, I told Bill I needed him to make our pregnancy announcement.

"Kirsten struggled with fertility so we decided not to make it public at first but this was too fun to pass up."

This has sort of become Murray's thing.

As you can see below, he once photobombed a couple's engagement photo shoot:

And we'll never forget when he also crashed a bachelor party, actually giving a heartfelt and hilarious toast in the process.

Seriously, remember the following video?

There was also the time he went viral for dancing to Turn Down for What.

Bill Murray is the greatest, that's all we're saying.

Check out his pregnancy announcement now:

Bill murray helps cubs fans announce pregnancy watch cheer