The Star-Spangled Banner can evoke powerful emotions when performed well and with lots of passion. "Harmonica Pete" gave us exactly that.
At the U.S. women's national soccer team's (USWNT) match against Mexico, 96-year-old Pete DuPré gave a stunning rendition of the U.S. national anthem.
96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the @USWNT match 🇺🇸 https://t.co/TP3ggIF3z9— ESPN (@ESPN)1558887164.0
Pete steps up to the microphone, gives the crowd a wave of his hat, and then launches into his performance. This isn't his first time performing the song, as he's well known for his harmonica.
As each note rings out, the entire stadium is silent. The song comes to a peak, and small bouts of cheers break out, almost like the crowd cannot contain themselves at the display of musicianship.
After it's over, he returns to his chair and gives the cheering crowd another wave of his hand.
It is absolutely worth your time to watch.
If you haven't gotten a chance to listen, please do. This is awesome. https://t.co/3k8ThNgie2— KaySilvestri (@KaySilvestri)1559000239.0
Absolutely worth 2 minutes of your time 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/PmX146Ai2k— Dan Bongino (@Dan Bongino)1558956868.0
Found the twitter post, just wow much respect!!! https://t.co/z8mRvwxdbv— Mark Rangel (@Mark Rangel)1559007094.0
The Rochester native is very familiar with the USNWT, as he met the team in Normandy, France, earlier this year. Carli Lloyd, one of the athletes, was so excited for the experience, calling it one of the best things she's ever done.
Many wish to thank him for his service.
Thank you to all the brave men and women who serve and who have served. We honor you this #MemorialDay. https://t.co/DjoeKgCNIC— Mark Deklin (@Mark Deklin)1558907392.0
Goosebumps and tears. Thank you, Mr DuPre’. https://t.co/yGNB6z2nSL— Mia Hamm (@Mia Hamm)1558895119.0
@espn @USWNT Thank you Mr. DuPre for your wonderful rendition. Made me cry tears of joy and gratitude for your serv… https://t.co/JZvYz6VaFc— Brandi Chastain (@Brandi Chastain)1558910482.0
The USWNT took an early lead in the match, scoring a goal in the 11th minute of the game. They kept that lead into the first half.
They won their game 3-0. The FIFA Women's World Cup begins on June 7th, with South Korea facing off against France in Paris. The USWNT will have their first game against Thailand on June 11th.
And when it happens, we'll all be cheering "U-S-A! U-S-A!"
@espn @USWNT https://t.co/Uf3RvZpopU— Adam Carley (@Adam Carley)1558887438.0
IM READY TO RUN THROUGH A BRICK WALL NOW. #MERICA https://t.co/aGka56rgYM— Uncle Blaine (@Uncle Blaine)1558907102.0
This is the most goddamn patriotic thing I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/rs7GqPUsHp— Gary Whitta (@Gary Whitta)1558987472.0
This Genius Dad Has Mastered The Art Of Watching His Kid And The Big Game At The Same Time With His Brilliant Trick
A video is making the rounds on Twitter that has many parents questioning why they didn't think of it first.
Twitter user @Yo_bino shared a video of a dad and his small child at an Atlanta United soccer game.
The dad has managed to discover a way to both watch the game and keep his kid entertained at the same time.
The video can be seen below:
Dad of the year #AtlantaUnited https://t.co/U4PdXjrC2H— Taylor Scalera (@Taylor Scalera)1552319924.0
There was some argument on Twitter about whether this man was the most brilliant person of the day; some users asserting that he should simply give up on watching the game and focus solely on his child.
@Yo_bino @woodywhitehurst Dad of the year looks more like this to me....not videos/electronics to entertain #DadLife https://t.co/YxIt5cpvJS— Charlie Stephens (@Charlie Stephens)1552361756.0
@Yo_bino oh my goodness 🙄 I had better not trust men except you ( @aIperenuzum ) 🤣— pt.grigori (@pt.grigori)1552414989.0
@Yo_bino GROSS. Real “Dads of the Year” actually pay attention to their children. Not some dumb game that means not… https://t.co/uo4drqfOg3— Jerry Mandré (@Jerry Mandré)1552344690.0
@Aclemclark wouldn't let that stand.
@Yo_bino @spcook1972 Lol some people seem unhappy on the big thread. Wonder how many of those great parents take th… https://t.co/h2JPnL224S— Aaron Clark (@Aaron Clark)1552431960.0
Some thought the idea was brilliant.
@KeeganMatheson @Yo_bino goodness. what a spectacular move— Braydon Holmyard (@Braydon Holmyard)1552342763.0
Many people struggle with finding a balance between caring for their children and still being able to enjoy the things they love.
If this dad's kid was older, the might be interested in the game too, but soccer is a bit much to follow as a toddler.
His idea keeps his kid entertained and safe while he can enjoy a sport he is presumably passionate about.
Seems like a win/win to us.
This Video Of A Woman With Some Seriously Impressive Soccer Skills Is Being Shared For An Important Reason
On Saturday, February 16, Twitter user @akinsawyerr shared a video to make an important point about equality of opportunity.
Alongside a video of a middle-aged woman brilliantly juggling a soccer ball, Sawyerr wrote:
"Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity isn't."
Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity isn’t https://t.co/bWvFVLlyHN— Akin (@Akin)1550339526.0
The video made an impact on many Twitter users who realized the woman's skill was far beyond their own.
@AkinSawyerr @Ya_a_seen_Him Meanwhile, in Barcelona. https://t.co/bLh64WuCtl— Julian T Richardson. (@Julian T Richardson.)1550387860.0
@AkinSawyerr Dont understand the language but am pretty sure she said "u are all useless" to the men standing there at the end— Sean (@Sean)1550353926.0
@AkinSawyerr @kuvie_ I’m just happy watching this😊😊👍🏾👍🏾— #ODOBRA🌴🥥 🇬🇭🇳🇬🇯🇲 (@#ODOBRA🌴🥥 🇬🇭🇳🇬🇯🇲)1550366754.0
Though the talented baller may not have the resources to become a professional player, there's no doubting her talent.
@AkinSawyerr She makes it look easy. Dope Af. 🔥— Vincent (@Vincent)1550373703.0
@AkinSawyerr She is superb— Omeiza1 (@Omeiza1)1550375869.0
@AkinSawyerr @CapitalNekia She can obviously do that in her sleep. Wow!— Lia Marie (@Lia Marie)1550380453.0
@AkinSawyerr Talent!!!!— Shennika (@Shennika)1550364877.0
If things had been different, she might have become a soccer star.
@AkinSawyerr @ayosogunro Incredible 👏— THA MASTERMIND (@THA MASTERMIND)1550389227.0
@AkinSawyerr She needs to practice her diving, rolling around in ‘agony’ and looking in a mirror, she’ll then be re… https://t.co/CH2Vo1Snk4— Matthew Ross (@Matthew Ross)1550413510.0
@AkinSawyerr The caption broke my heart a little 😔— D. (@D.)1550425458.0
And yet, she's still capable of astounding feats!
@AkinSawyerr @thelaolu She is wearing skirt 🔥🔥🔥— Ayotunde (@Ayotunde)1550347456.0
@AkinSawyerr Now that is impressive! Talk about soccer skill/ball control‼️How much more talent is out there that n… https://t.co/s16Qcomjqh— Anthony Barone (@Anthony Barone)1550409830.0
Our goal in the world should be to ensure those with the ability to do great things are given the opportunity to prove themselves.
Life will always through us curveballs. You can prepare and prepare and prepare to a fault but things will still go awry. It's how you handle yourself in those moments that matter. We must have a mantra, a count to ten mini-break, whatever can get you over the hurdle that the situation you planned meticulously has blown up in your face. But you can be saved.
Redditor u/OvertOperation needed to find some ways to avoid stress by asking... What "you know what, just to be safe..." thing you did ended up saving your ass later?
One of my closest friends used to be a personal assistant for someone very, very wealthy. One of the first things she learned is that having that much money means you live life on a completely different scale. Money becomes almost meaningless for you and you do thinks like abandon entire vehicles in the desert because it's more convenient to just buy a whole new Jeep than to spend time trying to winch this perfectly good one out of the sand. Yup, somewhere in the desert near Baja there's at least one 2016 Jeep just sitting there because a rich dude didn't feel like putting in the effort of pulling it out when he could just have a brand new one delivered to his house.
One Reddit user wanted to know if other users have ever seen this sort of thing, so they asked:
Redditors who work with or around that ultra-rich: what's the worst excess or waste of money you've seen?
Believe it or not, it gets way worst than abandoning Jeeps. Brace yourselves, it's about to get privileged up in here. Some of these responses have been edited for clarity.