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To celebrate PEOPLE and ABC’s new series People’s List, we’ve rounded up seven stories that instantly made everything a bit brighter this week.
Eighth grader delivers hilarious graduation roast of presidential candidates
Chicago-area middle schooler Jack Aiello brought a much-needed touch of humor to the presidential election when he impersonated politicians in his graduation speech.
The tween nailed imitations of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and President Barack Obama during his nearly nine minutes at the podium. “Politics has been something he’s been interested in for several years,” Aiello’s father, John, said in an interview with ABC News. “He’s always been good with impressions, so while watching along with his mom and I, he picked up phrases and mannerisms of the candidates.”
Bear sneaks into a backyard for a pool party
A bear beat the heat wave in Bradbury, California, by taking a quick dip in a family’s pool. A video of the furry trespassers shows him gleefully enjoying his neighbor’s pool noodles and floats.
“He continued to play around for about 20 minutes. We watched him play with the different rafts and my baby’s pool toys,” Shannon Lievense, whose father owns the pool, told KABC.
Katherine Heigl announces pregnancy
The actress and husband Josh Kelley, along with daughters Adalaide Marie Hope, 4, and Naleigh Moon, 7, will soon welcome a baby boy to the family.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for us filled with hope, anticipation, and hormones. Well, only I’m filled with hormones, but everyone in the family gets to enjoy them,” Heigl joked in a statement to PEOPLE.
“We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible,” she later shared on her blog. “Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!”
“Naleigh and Adalaide are over the moon and [cannot] wait to spoil their new sibling rotten,” the actress added.
Girl Scouts unveil baking mixes inspired by their famous cookies
Girl Scout Cookie junkies be warned: Your favorite vice now comes in a whole new form, and it’s available all yearlong.
This week, Pillsbury announced the release of Girl Scout Cookie baking mixes. The new products include Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut (Samoas) cupcake, brownie and blondie mixes. Fans pretty much lost all composure on Twitter while celebrating the momentous day.
And the best part about the new twist on the classic cookies? They retail for only $3.29 each, which is almost $2 less than a box of the original treats cost.
Lifelong friends celebrate their 100th birthdays
Friends forever has a whole new meaning.
Washington, D.C., residents Gladys Butler, Ruth Hammett and Bernice Underwood gathered for a party at Zion Baptist Church to celebrate the big 1-0-0, which all of them are reaching this June and July.
The Washington Post reports that the three women have been friends since they were kids.
The trio’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and hundreds of other well-wishers gathered to share personal memories, photos and videos at the celebration. Oprah Winfrey even sent the birthday gals a video to congratulate them on the milestone. “The things you must have seen over the last century,” the star said before wishing them “the grandest and greatest” birthday.
Matthew McConaughey dishes on falling in love with wife Camila
The Oscar winner recounted his first meeting with his now-wife in this week’s PEOPLE cover story.
“I was very happily single and healthily single,” he said. “I was not looking. I was sleeping well, I was spiritually sound, I was good hanging with me.”
That all changed when he spotted Camila. “Out of the corner of my eye, this sort of aqua-green figure went floating across the frame about 20 feet in front of me,” he recalled. “”My eye went up and I remember what came out of my mouth. I didn’t say ‘Who is that?’ I went, ‘What is that?’ As l was trying to get that’s attention across the room, I went in my head, ‘This is not the kind of woman you call over across the room, McConaughey. Get your ass out of your chair and go get her.’ Which I did.”
The couple has been together for almost a decade since and now has three children together.
“The self-respect she had, the way I understood her and her relationship with family, the way she respected me but never took anything for granted, not putting on any airs whatsoever,” McConaughey added about how he knew she was the one. “We went on our first date three nights later and I knew then I’ve been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years and not with anybody else.”
The Gilmore Girls cookbook is officially happening
We’re all one step closer to becoming Rory and/or Lorelai.
Thanks to her successful Kickstarter campaign, super-fan Kristi Carlson is helping Gilmore diehards everywhere get a true Stars Hollow experience with Eat Like a Gilmore, which is slated for a December release.
“I thought of the first five recipes, and then that became 10 recipes, and then that became 25 recipes and it just grew,” Carlson told PEOPLE about how the new kitchen must-have came about.
Tune into People’s List Saturday night, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.