Five most ‘awww-dorable’ social media moments of 2015

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2015 15:18 IST
Martin Le-May’s photograph of a weasel riding piggyback on a woodpecker had many asking him if it was real. (Photo: Twitter user @KingYamel)

Moments that make you go weak in the knees or inspire you to make the world a better place are worth sharing with one and all. Thanks to social media and the internet, the sharing part is taken care of.

So, we present to you the five most ‘awwwdorable’ moments that got all the social love in 2015:

Canadian sings Hindi song for his Indian bride

Simran Malhotra’s reaction when Frank Gregoire sang ‘Tum Hi Ho’ for her. (Photo: YouTube video grab)

The best wedding day surprise for a bride would be to hear her husband sing a song for her. It becomes a doubly joyous moment when a Canadian man sings a Bollywood number for his Indian bride at their Sikh-Christian wedding. Much awww-ness happens!

Frank Gregoire sang ‘Tum hi Ho’ from Aashiqui 2 at his reception for Simran Malhotra. Reports suggest that it took Frank six months to perfect the lyrics and his diction for this grand performance. Originally, he had planned to write and read a poem for his wife. As the video went viral, ‘Tum hi ho’ started trending on Twitter. Here’s the video:

A tea-seller, who has travelled the world, has some serious life goals

A moving documentary about Vijayan Mohana and his wife, who have travelled to 16 countries, is a must watch if you are looking for some inspiration. Vijayan and his wife have been running a tea shop at Ernakulam in Kerala for 40 years now. As soon as he saves enough money, he asks for loans from banks, travels to a new country, comes back and repays it within two-three years.

At one point of time, the couple had hit a roadblock when they wanted to visit their dream destination, the United States. A news website, NewsMinute, helped raise funds for them and that’s how their story got viral. Watch Invisible Wings, a documentary based on their travel tales:

‘Do you trust me?’

An unknown Muslim man went to Place de la Republique, the mourning site for the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris, and placed two placard signs. One read: “I’m a Muslim, but I am told that I’M A TERRORIST.” And the other said: “I trust you, do you trust me? If yes, HUG ME.”

Throughout the day, people from various walks of life came and hugged him. “I did this to send a message to everyone,” he says in the video while thanking everyone who came and gave him a hug. Watch the video here:

Tiny, screaming bundle of joy

This video of an infant girl playing with her father as he tries to trim her nails went viral earlier in the year. Marcelinha, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, is seem screaming every time her father tries to cut her nails and gets into a fit of laughter. No matter how much the father tries, he just isn’t able to trim her nails.

We bet even you won’t be able to stop yourself from laughing after watching her troll her father!

See the video here:

Woodpecker gives weasel a ride of his life

Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex, captured an extraordinary picture of a weasel riding on back of a flying woodpecker. The photograph was taken at Hornchurch Country Park in east London. It was all over the internet and could be one of the top contenders for animal photo of the year!

“I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst. I soon realised it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back,” he told the BBC.

If you think we missed any such moment, please tell us in the comments section.

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