Random Acts of Roadside Kindness, Caught on Dashcam

Today in viral videos: sometimes Russian dash cams (and Russians) will make you feel better about life, Kristen Wiig is prepping her SNL comeback, and the forbidden love between an owl and a dog. 

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cellphone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:

Usually Russian dash cams capture all kinds of craziness like cars being obliterated and gigantic meteors. These ones made us feel better about life in general, life in Russia especially, and the lives of little old ladies in particular:

Kristen Wiig returning to SNL as host this weekend is sorta like when that popular kid in high school comes back to high school parties too soon. (See: McNealy, T.) Except this time it's different, because we actually like Kristen Wiig.

This video is great for a couple reasons. Firs treason: It shows us that even some hardened New Yorkers appreciate a good looking man in a suit singing doo-wop and pop love songs to them. The second: Real New Yorkers still won't give this guy the time of day.

And finally, here is an owl and a dog who love each other. It's lovely. Enjoy your Thursday evening.

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