Morning Buzz! Adele’s Special Trip to Visit a Terminally Ill Little Girl Will Inspire You + More
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Morning Buzz! Adele’s Special Trip to Visit a Terminally Ill Little Girl Will Inspire You + More

1. Well, get the tissue. Not sure how Adele managed to look so composed in these photos, because reading even the first line of this Change.org petition from a very sick 12-year-old girl’s mother has us very choked up. “I have a very sick daughter who [has] cerebal palsy, epilepsy, can’t walk or talk and is tube fed, [and] she has recently become bed bound,” mom Tracy Gibney wrote on the petition named “Help Rebecca meet or FaceTime Adele!!”. “She listens to Adele from [when] she gets up in the morning until her bed time. All I am asking for is for Adele to FaceTime [with] Rebecca or send her a video message, it would be her dream come true, please please help my beautiful sick little daughter.” Adele was in Belfast, Ireland, kicking off her world tour with two shows, and after learning about the petition — which has only a modest 364 signatures — she made a special trip to see the little girl. Last year, Rebecca was given just six months to live and has so far defied her prognosis. “I do know that when Rebecca passes away she did get her dream come true,” Tracy said. “It’s made me feel like I’m the best mummy in the world which I never felt. Adele told me I was the best mummy in the world too.” (via BBC News)

2. Marissa Cooper is BACK! Mischa Barton keeps relatively low key, so we’re excited that Us Weekly is reporting that The O.C. star will take part in season 22 of DWTS, which will also feature newly renewed Fuller House‘s Jodie Sweetin. The full list of new DWTS contestants should be announced today, so keep those Internet peepers peeled! (via Us Weekly)

3. Pack your bags, pals. As the surreal U.S. Election bumbles on and on toward its eventual end date in eight more months (how?!), Google searches for “how to move to Canada” exploded this week — right around the time both Trump and Clinton were speaking after their respective Super Tuesday showings. Google Data pointed out that most of the searches responsible for the spike came from Massachusetts, where Trump took 49 percent of the vote. Mashable even points out that at the peak of the searches, the Canadian government’s website seemed to be overloaded, giving an error message of “You may experience delays while using the website. We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience.” Oh, Canada! (via Mashable)

4. Selfie tips from the new face of Neutrogena? Yes please! Disney star Olivia Holt was named the new face of Neutrogena yesterday, and with an Instagram following of over 4 million, we couldn’t help but pay attention when the 18-year-old beauty started sharing her selfie strategy with People. “Obviously, the angle: It can’t be low. It can’t be too high either,” she says, leaving us thinking we’ve got a better handle on this than we thought. But the real secret to looking amazing? Um, just don’t smile. “You know, no one ever smiles. It’s always the pursed lips or the almost-squinty eyes. It’s what we call ‘the smolder.'” And here we thought she was just gonna say “Uh, Facetune. Duh.” (via People)

5. McDonald’s Happy Meals are SO MUCH COOLER in Sweden. Uh-oh, we feel ourselves getting all, “Kids these days!” over this one. Instead of a measly toy with their Happy Meals (which, tbh, we were totally fine with), kids in Sweden can now fold their Happy Meal box into cardboard virtual reality glasses. A smartphone slides inside and a VR video game developed by McDonalds can be played. “We’re trying to be a modern and progressive burger company,” said Jeff Jackett, marketing director of McDonald’s in Sweden. “It’s not a joke.” The magical boxes aren’t slated to come to the U.S. just yet, but one can dream. (via WSJ)

6. Quote of the Day: “I went to my room and cried. I wasn’t crying because I was going to die. I was crying because I realized I wasn’t going to see my kids grow up. I wasn’t going to see them get married, have children. I was devastated. But the next day, I picked myself up and said, ‘No more pity party.’ I have a strong faith and I believe everything happens for a reason. I knew that if I was meant to battle cancer, then I was going to fight every day of my life.” — 39-year-old Chere Rush, who ignored early signs of breast cancer only to later be diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given two years to live. She’s now nine years in and fighting for early detection campaigns in California. (via People)

(Featured image via Sascha Steinbach/Getty)