They didn't have a lot of money when they got married in 1957, so Rosa and Russo Dias had a simple ceremony without a professional photographer. When photographer David Balatonfuredi of São Paulo Fotografia heard about the couple, who live in Cordeirópolis, Brazil, he decided to put together the photo session that never happened. He got other vendors involved — a dress was donated to Rosa, a suit to Russo — and it cost the Dias family nothing. "Many, many times a marriage does not last this long, most times not even close to it, so it was pretty clear they were a very special couple," Balatonfuredi told HuffPost . Rosa and Russo have nine children, 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and some of them were on hand for the photo shoot, where the couple posed hand-in-hand under twinkle lights and on a swing.
After spending time with his aunt feeding the homeless, Jahkil Jackson, 9, of Chicago saw firsthand the difficulties they faced, and jumped into action. With his mother, Jackson launched the nonprofit organization iAMNaeem. They purchase everyday items like toothbrushes, socks, soap, granola bars, and deodorant and place them in "blessing bags." The bags are packed up in the back of Jackson's godfather's pickup, and distributed on the streets. So far, Jackson has handed out almost 2,000 bags, and he hopes to hit 5,000 by the end of the year. "In a perfect world, I would buy every homeless person a house," he told USA Today . "But since I can't do that, I will try to help as much as I can."
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