At one point in her life, Malala Yousafzai didn’t think she would even complete her high school education, let alone graduate from one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. She has worked incredibly hard and has overcome so many obstacles over the course of her life, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this Nobel Peace Prize winner now has the opportunity to celebrate everything that she has achieved.
A Troubled Childhood
Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan, and while her family were in charge of numerous schools in the area and adored by the local people, the military forces around her were quick to destroy any chance of Malala and the other young girls from making a name for themselves. In fact, they were told that they were no longer allowed an education in 2009, and the girls’ school was closed indefinitely. Malala had big dreams, though, so she continued to pursue her education and inspired others around her to do the same – but in secret.
Becoming A Target
While she was revered by women’s rights groups and organizations, the forces around her were growing increasingly concerned about her influence. So, they made an attempt on her life. Malala was shot in the head and eventually flown to the United Kingdom for life-saving surgery and treatment. Although some suggested that she wouldn’t make it, Malala pulled through. After this, she was more determined than ever to finish school and graduate from college.
Heading To Oxford
Now, Malala has graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She posted about her celebrations on social media, where she could be seen sitting around a congratulatory cake with her family and covered in food and confetti after Oxford’s famous “trashing” ceremony. As you can see, she looked pretty proud of herself – and we understand why.
We can’t wait to see what Malala does next!
Whether it was a Christmas miracle or something else, a man from Maine met his dad for the first time dressed as the character Buddy from the movie Elf. In the popular movie, actor Will Ferrell played a human who was accidentally raised by elves on the North Pole. Eventually, Buddy becomes way taller than the rest of the elves and is told the truth regarding his origins. He then decides to find his real dad who turns out to be a powerful publishing executive, who lives in New York City.
Doug Henning Dressed Like Will Farrel’s Elf and Even Sang a Song From the Movie
Doug Henning, who was raised by adoptive parents, managed to find his biological father thanks to his cousins and the famous website Ancestry.com. Once Doug got in touch with his father, a meeting was set-up to happen at Boston’s Logan Airport. For their first meeting, Henning decided to dress in clothes quite similar to those Will Farrel’s character wore in the film Elf, and he even prepared to sing a song from the movie.
Another similarity with the Elf movie is that Henning’s father had no idea that he actually had a son, just like James Caan’s character Walter. Henning thought that he would be at the airport with his dad who wanted to hear a song from his son, so he decided to not only dress like Will Farrel’s Elf but replicate one of the songs from the movie.
Doug Henning’s Father Had Never Seen the Movie “Elf”
Age 43, Doug Henning is married and lives in Eliot, Maine. Even though he knew his father had never seen the movie, he decided to go full elf on him. He thought replicating the scene from the popular movie would be a good way to break the ice, despite the possibility that his father might think his newly found son was insane. In the end, it seems Henning made a good decision because his father gave him a big hug.