Indiana Pacers Surprise Brothers With Heartwarming Reunion

It’s an act of brotherly love that rivals Philadelphia’s famous namesake.

Brothers Aaron, 26, and Brandon Rector, 23 were just excited to be chosen for the half-court shootout challenge during Sunday night’s Indiana Pacers game against the Utah Jazz. For all the brothers from Greenwood, Ind. knew, they had a chance at winning some money — not the real prize that was in store.

No, the real prize wasn’t the $300 they had won after making a free throw and a three-pointer. It was their youngest brother, Justin, a U.S. soldier home from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. The Pacers captured the joyous reunion on their Instagram account:

“The emcee walked us out in the middle of the court and we glanced over and saw Justin come out of the tunnel,” Aaron told ABC News. “I lost it. We were pretty excited.”

Their parents and Aaron’s pregnant wife, expected to deliver their child on Feb. 28, had been planning the soldier surprise for about six months, completely unbeknownst to Aaron and Brandon, who thought their brother wasn’t supposed to return until March 7.

“My wife was a big catalyst in all this,” said Aaron. “She obviously wants him to be home for the birth of our daughter, and she helped plan so much of this.”

With no plans for redeployment, Aaron says the Rector family takes comfort in having Justin “home and safe.”

If the memory of the reunion isn’t enough for the family, fellow Pacers fans who witnessed the touching moment shared in the brothers’ excitement by tweeting Aaron and Brandon pictures from their seats.

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Mom Calls C-SPAN to Scold Pundit Sons (Video)

Mom Calls C-SPAN to Scold Pundit Sons (Video)

Brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse – one Democrat, the other Republican – where surprised when their mother called into their debate on C-SPAN to scold them for fighting over the holidays…

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16 Things Only Half-Siblings Understand

For the last time, same father, different mother. Why is that so hard to understand?

1. You may have a considerably large age gap.

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The case of the modern family — we get divorced, we find love again, we bring new life into the world. But all over a period of time.

2. And if you have a large age difference, sometimes people make the uncomfortable mistake of thinking you’re a parent to your little half-sibs.

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Umm, no, not my daughter. My sister. Why must you presume?

3. You and your half-sib might look very different.

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“Wait, you guys are related?”

4. You may even be different races.

You may even be different races.

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“Wait, your sister is half-Japanese? And you’re blonde? I don’t get it …”

5. But you love it when people think you two really DO look alike!

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You see it, right?

6. And you always feel beyond excited when people ask out of the blue, “Are you two sisters/brothers?”

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WHY YESSS! Yes we are!

7. You feel beyond annoyed when explaining your family structure, and someone says, “Oh, so you’re only half-sisters.”

You feel beyond annoyed when explaining your family structure, and someone says, “Oh, so you’re only half-sisters.”

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Only? ONLY? Well, you’re my half-friend now.

8. And then people don’t understand why you WOULDN’T just always label your sib as your HALF-SIBLING.

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Because that’s not how we feel, mkay?

9. There is no word for the parent you don’t share.

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My half-sister’s mom is my, uh, well she’s … um? Not my mom.

10. And if you grew up in a household with the parent of your half-sibling that you don’t share, you may still feel related to that parent.

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OK, let me explain: Say you have the same father, and you live with your dad and your half-sibling’s mom (dad’s wife). You may still feel like your step-mom is your mom because you have a link to her (your wonderful half-sib!).

11. The first question people ask after finding out you’re half-siblings is, “Same mother or same father?”

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::Trying to figure this out…::

12. Dealing with the fact that your half-sib might have a full-sibling. And like, does that make you something less?

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Keepin’ jealousy in check since 1985.

13. You may have a very large (and perhaps complicated) family.

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Definitely not a bad thing in your world.

14. Although one weird thing is that your half-sib has a whole other family outside of you.

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What do you mean you’re having Christmas with your other dad?

15. If you’re the younger half-sibling, you had a moment growing up when you grasped the concept of half vs. whole siblings. And it was kind of confusing.

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Because aren’t we still brother/sister? But not ALL THE WAY? What? What are you sayingggg???

16. At the end of the day, you’ll always think of your half-sibling as just your sibling. Because they are nothing less.

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Amazing Free-Stepping Kid (Video)

Amazing Free-Stepping KidAmazing Free-Stepping Kid

Brazilian free-step duo, little Gabriel Gaa Alves and his brother Rafa Anjinho, already went viral last year with their mad dancing skills, but I think this video deserves some extra views as well:

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A Mother Caught The Most Amazing Moment Of Love Between A Boy And His Newborn Baby Brother

When this 6-year-old boy was allowed to hold his newborn baby brother for the very first time, he did the most adorable and sweetest thing. Maybe he didn’t know he was being watched… but either way, he didn’t care. This loving little boy started singing a beautiful lullaby to his brother, a lullaby about all the things he likes about his new sibling. From those beautiful baby eyes to those tiny little hands. Watch this video of amazing brotherly love, it will totally melt your heart.

(Source: Westmore Kids) Share this angelic big brother with your friends and family below.

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Fan Made Johnnie Walker Commercial About Brotherly Love Will Give You Chills

Congrats guys. Looks like you won’t have much trouble looking for a job once you graduate.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2015/12/15/fan-made-johnnie-walker-commercial-about-brotherly-love-will-give-you-chills/

What It’s Like To Have A Brother With Autism

Spencer Timme published this touching short film in January, but it is trending now. He talks about his special relationship with his older brother Mitchel who has autism, and explains how he is the most important person in his life.

Music is Always Gold by Radical Face. Spencer says “the song somewhat inspired me to make this video because it speaks of a tight lifelong bond between two brothers.”

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/07/15/what-its-like-to-have-a-brother-with-autism/

Three Young Brothers Play Blue Grass

It’s nice to see kids these days getting along and also doing something productive with their lives. Jonny Mizzone, age 8, rocks the banjo, and is backed up by his  brothers, Robbie, age 12, on fiddle, and Tommy, age 13, on guitar. Together they make some serious Blue Grass tunes.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/05/10/three-brothers-play-blue-grass/

21 Dogs Who Understand The Struggle Of Being A Little Sister

Having an older sibling isn’t easy.

1. You copied everything your older sibling did, except you were way worse at it.

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“AM I DOING THE THING?”

2. Everyone was always gushing over your older sister’s huge life accomplishments…

Everyone was always gushing over your older sister's huge life accomplishments...

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3. …and no one ever noticed your astonishing raw talents.

...and no one ever noticed your astonishing raw talents.

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4. Your older brother was constantly suspicious that your guy friend was secretly your boyfriend.

Your older brother was constantly suspicious that your guy friend was secretly your boyfriend.

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5. He didn’t realize that you never actually stood a chance.

He didn't realize that you never actually stood a chance.

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6. You ruined the flawless legacy your older sister left behind by showing up on your first day of high school like…

You ruined the flawless legacy your older sister left behind by showing up on your first day of high school like...

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7. Every single soul-crushing part of your awkward phase was pointed out and mocked…

Every single soul-crushing part of your awkward phase was pointed out and mocked...

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8. …your Pop Punk phase…

...your Pop Punk phase...

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“BLINK 182 IS STILL AWESOME.”

9. …your self-discovery phase…

...your self-discovery phase...

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10. …and your rebellious phase.

...and your rebellious phase.

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11. Your older sister was an athlete star and you were that kid that lost in every event on field day.

Your older sister was an athlete star and you were that kid that lost in every event on field day.

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“I CAN DO SPORTS TOO.”

12. There was never any food left, but she was sure to leave the deceiving empty snack box for you just to amp up your disappointment.

There was never any food left, but she was sure to leave the deceiving empty snack box for you just to amp up your disappointment.

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13. As a child, you were often stuffed, locked and trapped in obscure places.

As a child, you were often stuffed, locked and trapped in obscure places.

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14. THIS happened every time you went to the beach, except no one ever helped you out.

THIS happened every time you went to the beach, except no one ever helped you out.

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15. You always wanted to hang out with your older brother and his hot friends, but you were never invited.

You always wanted to hang out with your older brother and his hot friends, but you were never invited.

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“Am I cool enough yet?”

16. When you finally did get a boyfriend, your brother was so overly protective that he was scared away…

When you finally did get a boyfriend, your brother was so overly protective that he was scared away...

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17. …and you were once again, forever alone.

...and you were once again, forever alone.

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18. You lost at every single game.

You lost at every single game.

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19. It didn’t matter what the game was, you always lost.

It didn't matter what the game was, you always lost.

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20. And finally, when you started becoming friends…

And finally, when you started becoming friends...

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21. …they left for college.

...they left for college.

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“I’M JUST GOING TO HUG THIS UNTIL YOU COME BACK.”

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/kaelintully/21-dogs-who-understand-the-struggle-of-being-a-little-sister

We Are Brothers Best Man Music Video

Two brothers, ‘Baddy Paris’ and ‘Rufus Starlight‘, were asked by their other brother Robin to be best men for his wedding. Instead of a traditional best man’s speech, the brothers decided to make a music video inspired by the 80s and pop icons like The Human League, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Heaven 17, ABC, George Michael, David Hasselhoff, and Tom Cruise. The result is the best ‘best man speech‘ the world has ever seen:

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