Watch Two Strangers Make Beautiful Music Together In A Paris Train Station

Music just makes everything better — even traveling through a busy and crowded train station. 

 

Which is precisely why French train company SNCF decided to put pianos smack dab in the middle of select train stations.

 

The pianos — which are known as “À vous de jouer” pianos, or “It’s your turn to play” — are free for anyone to use, and lucky travelers in March of this year were treated to a real show when two complete strangers improvised a beautiful and original piece together. 

 
 
 
 

One man had just sat down at the piano and started playing around when the second man, in the white shirt, approaches and observes admiringly. At the 1:10 mark, the second man jumps in, augmenting the original music. 

 

The two men barely look at each other as their composition grows, but more and more travelers stop to watch as it becomes obvious something beautiful is unfolding. 

 

The men really hit their stride around the 2:50 mark, then shake things up again around the 4:30 mark, at which point the entire train station seems to have stopped in awe of them. 

 

After their big finale, they finish with nothing more than some shy shrugs and a high-five, proving once again that music is not only universal, but truly magical. 

 

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Tearjerker Ad Shows Couple Fight Dementia To Relive The Day They Met

 
 
 

Memories may fade, but true love never does in a new ad showing a couple battling dementia together by reflecting on their past.

 

The ad was created for Swiss photo book company, ifolor, this holiday season to show how powerful photos can truly be.

 

The video shows a woman visiting her husband, who suffers from dementia, at a care facility. She hands him a Christmas present — an album full of old photos from the days when they were young. Suddenly, they’re taken back to the first time they met and their eyes locked across a room.

 

Confused at first, the photos seem to revive the husband’s memories, as they recall the moment they fell in love all those years ago, and he gets up to ask her to dance.

 

The two move across the floor together as if they were young once again, in a truly powerful and sentimental moment.

 

A picture really is worth a thousand words.

 

Watch the video above — but don’t forget to grab the tissues, first.

 

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Ron Burgundy Could Meet The Internet In ‘Anchorman 3’

 

Let’s be honest. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” was so bad we almost couldn’t contain our disappointment in a glass case of emotion. There were too many celebrities, not enough Christina Applegate and most of the jokes stunk as badly as Brian Fantana’s Sex Panther cologne

 

However, Adam McKay, who co-wrote both the original and the sequel with Will Ferrell, recently explained his idea for a third installment in the franchise that doesn’t sound half-bad. 

 

When asked what “Anchorman 3” might be about, McKay revealed he wants to introduce Ron Burgundy to the Internet and maybe involve him in the Iraq War. We’re not too sure about that last part. 

 

“We talked about doing one that was about the rise of the new media,” the “Funny or Die” founder told Yahoo! Movies. “I also thought it’d be cool to have Ron Burgundy get embedded in the Iraq War. We kicked around that idea. But we’ve never got that serious about it, but it would have to be the next stage of what the media has become … I think it’s the Internet. The only thing is by then Burgundy would be getting pretty old. So maybe it’s a movie we make in 10 years, when Will’s aged up and it actually makes sense that you can set it in 1997 or 98.”

 

He also explained how the message behind “Anchorman 2” — “the satirical origin story of modern media” — was largely misunderstood by audiences.

 

“We made the movie … to talk about how [the emphasis on] ratings and for-profit [news] destroyed broadcast journalism as we know it,” he said. “We loved the idea that Ron Burgundy was the one to think of it. I think we have been playing with [those ideas with] each movie through the years, sharpening the view.”

 

Sorry, we were too distracted by Kanye West’s starring turn as an MTV News reporter. Yeah, that happened. 

 
 
 
 

For more from McKay, head over to Yahoo! Movies

 

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The Most Popular Dog Names Of 2015

Some pet owners treat their canines like their kids. This couldn’t be more evident in a round up of the year’s most popular dog names: According to a recent survey by Rover.com, 49 percent of pet owners gave their pup a human name in 2015. Compared to 2013’s results, in which 19.88 percent of dogs were given people names, this is a huge spike (get it? no? sorry.).

 

So say farewell to Fido, Fluffy, Lassie and King. Many of 2015’s trendiest canine names were duplicates of the year’s top baby names, which would make for one confusing time if both beings lived in the same household. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen too often. 

 

Is your four-legged pal en vogue this year? Check out the graphic below to see if your pooch is one cool cat.

 
 

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