Here’s what happened this week to make you smile

Here’s what happened this week to make you smile
Kailey Gray reacts to her Marine father's surprise appearance at her graduation. (Source: Carolyn Lane)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We hope you have a nice place to stay cool because it seems like that we’re getting a preview of summer. Another good thing to think about though, after we make it through this week, we can all look forward to a long weekend and shorter work week ahead hopefully!

Supporting a Miracle

Dozens gathered to celebrate the recovery of 5-year-old Ke’Miyah Edwards, who was shot in the head while in her front yard in April. The community held a fish fry fundraiser to help the family out. We’re so glad to see she is home and doing so well!

“My baby is here, that’s all that matters,” Ke’Miyah’s mother said.

Fundraiser for 5-year-old

SURPRISE!

This might be a tear-jerker so get the tissues if you need them! A Marine from Caroline County surprised his daughter at her graduation. Kailey Gray walked across the stage to get her diploma and went down the steps to a surprise greeting from her father. We LOVE this.

Marine makes surprises appearance at daughter's graduation

Music and Nature

Now, if those two words don’t sound like fun - this might change your mind. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a new interactive exhibit, “Pianos in Bloom,” which features three outdoor piano exhibits on display throughout the garden for visitors to play and enjoy.

The Pianos in Bloom exhibit is now open

Sweet Talk

Good news! If you live in the Virginia Piedmont region - you officially have a semi-sexy accent! According to a sample survey by “Big Seven Travel,” taken by 1.5 million people, the Virginia Piedmont accent ranked 19th. Do you think the accent is sexy?

(Source: Pixabay)
(Source: Pixabay)

Home Sweet Home

If you’re looking for a better place to live than Virginia, there aren’t many options. Virginia found itself ranked No. 7 on the “best states” list, according to an analysis by U.S. News and World Report.

Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach. (Source: NBC12)

Photo of the Weekend

SO CUTE! This 7-month-old basset hound named TootsieRoll is watching the kids play outside! Thanks, Tiffeny Thomas for sharing!

(Source: Tiffeny Thomas)
(Source: Tiffeny Thomas)

It’s going to be HOT, HOT, HOT

Make sure you drink plenty of water this week - you’re going to need it!

Forecast: Hot Monday with a storm chance, then cooler Tuesday

Final Thought

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Have a lovely week, ya’ll!

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