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WATCH: Sweet and Funny Prank Father Played on His Special Needs Son Will Warm Your Heart

The whole mall was stopping to watch the action

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As the dad of a child with special needs, Rich Houck knows very well that a sense of humor is an absolute necessity to get through life. But when a friendly prank he played on his son, Jacob, in the mall over Thanksgiving weekend began to draw a crowd, he taught us all a lesson: life is a gift to be cherished.

The Facebook post showcasing Houck’s heartwarming stunt took place at the mall in Deptford, New Jersey. It was shared by Nicole Prodin, an assistant manager at Buckle, who says Houck came to her with an unusual request.

“Hey can I ask a favor?” Houck asked the young woman. “My son has special needs and I wanna make him laugh, I’d like to pose in your window, if possible…”

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Prodin was certainly “puzzled” at first, but agreed to Houck’s odd request, not expecting the heartwarming hilarity that would shortly follow.

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As Houck climbed into the window display and played around, Jacob was so excited and amused, he had to join in!

“The whole mall was stopping to watch the action and it clearly didn’t just make my entire night,” Prodin added, noting the attention Houck’s simple, fun act drew.

In an interview with a local news outlet, Houck gave a little insight into why his joke with Jacob is so special: due to an extremely rare health condition, the fact that 21-year-old Jacob even survived childhood is a miracle.

Just before his fourth birthday, Jacob was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid brain tumor.

“It usually takes life before the age of two,” Houck, a former respiratory therapist, explained.

Jacob, however, is blessed not only to be living a full and healthy life, but to have family members like Houck and three brothers who cherish every moment, and every laugh, they get to share with him.

“He’s not supposed to be here,” Houck said. “We are enjoying every day we got with him.”

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President Trump Says He’d ‘Go In And Do A Number On Middle East Countries Persecuting Christians’

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President Trump recently said that he would “do a number” on countries located in the Middle East that are persecuting Christians if he could find solid proof and evidence that sort of thing was happening. Christians in that part of the world are heavily persecuted, mostly by radical Muslim government regimes and terrorist groups, for daring to stand up boldly for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “If you look at the way Christians have been treated in some countries, it’s beyond disgraceful,” Trump said Thursday during a news conference at the White House. “If I had information and if I had absolute proof — some of the stories that we’ve heard, which are not easy, which is not easy to get — I would go in and do a number to those countries like you wouldn’t believe. He added, “What they do to Christians in the Middle East — it’s disgraceful.” Trump made the comment while discussing the nascent “Abraham Accord” treaty to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is not only going to be a big help to Christians in that area of the world, but it will also help Israel as well. For many, many years, the Jewish Nation has been surrounded by countries who do not recognize it’s legitimate right to exist. Striking this deal is a first step in changing that way of thinking in that part of the world. It’s something a lot of folks probably never dreamed possible before. Christians are told in the Bible to expect persecutions and to rejoice in suffering for the cause of Christ. However, that doesn’t mean we should allow persecution to continue on as if it’s a good thing. It’s not. If we have an opportunity…

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SCOTUS Sides With Religious Schools And Hospitals In Employment Discrimination Case

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The Supreme Court, in its second religious freedom decision, decided to side with religious employers, which includes schools, hospitals, and social services organizations, stating they are exempt from certain aspects of the employment discrimination law when that law conflicts with closely held religious beliefs. If you listen closely, you can hear the screams of the angry LGBTQ+ mob ripping through America as it dawns on them they have no right to force their beliefs upon those who disagree with their lifestyle choices. Here’s more from The Daily Wire: The 7-2 decision had the same breakdown as the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision; Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s conservatives, as did Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. The case before the court involved two Catholic schools, St. James Catholic School and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, that dismissed employees who later sued. Religious institutions typically have a so-called “ministerial exemption” allowing them more leeway in hiring and firing and certain protection from employment discrimination suits, but the case before the Supreme Court ultimately tested whether there was a specific limit to that “ministerial exemption,” particularly where the fired employees were not technically members of the church’s ministry. Employers have the right to decide who they want to hire and not hire, to terminate employment or not. It’s their business. They should be able to do what they want. Especially when it comes to actual religious institutions. This is a hard pill to swallow for the left who seems to think that employers themselves, by starting a business, have no rights, or give those up the moment they create a company. If a business owner doesn’t want someone to work at their business, they have the right to say…

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