Single-Serving Site of the Day: More than 4,000 street portraits have been taken for the Humans of New York Project, “an effort to create a photographic census of the city of New York.”
A highlight from the Tumblr:
I found this man on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. He was leaning heavily on his cane, looking down, wearing a grimaced face. I felt bad for him, so I smiled and waved when I walked past. His face changed completely. He lit up, smiled wide, and gave me a cheery greeting. There was nothing forced about it. He seemed like a man who went through life looking for the smallest excuses to be happy.
I walked 50 feet down the sidewalk, turned around, and walked back to him. “I want to take your photo,” I told him, “because of how big you smiled when I walked by.”
He said: “Well I saw someone smiling at me who I didn’t even know. So I thought: ‘By God! I Better do something!’”
Afternoon Snack: Just because he’s napping, doesn’t mean that this month-old endangered clouded leopard cub isn’t ticklish. He and his sister were born in early March at a Tacoma zoo, which is seeking public input on the siblings’ names.
When Life Imitates Alice In Wonderland of the Day: An adorable sleepy dormouse was found snoring inside a tea shop in Lyme Regis and brought to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in Somerset inside coconut shell.
He reportedly awoke for a time to greet Sir Terry Pratchett, who stopped by the centre to help launch a fundraising initiative for a new Wildlife Teaching Hospital.
The Dormouse will be returned to its habitat in Lyme once his hibernation period ends in the Spring.
oh my god how cute!