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Top Viral Stories Of The Week - November 6th, 2015


An emotional moment across the pond with American Marines moves Prince Harry, a petition to stop Phil Collins from coming out of retirement is growing in both popularity and signatures, a heartbreaking note from a little boy asking that his mother remain in jail surfaces and a girl power moment makes headlines. These are just a few of the stories that made waves this week.

1. Prince Harry greets wounded veterans at Buckingham Palace

"Walking With the Wounded" is a non-profit group that raises money to help wounded veterans. The group had just finished a 1,000-mile trek across the United Kingdom when Prince Harry himself decided to surprise them at the finish line.
Marine Kirstie Ennis walked the route with 25 dog tags belonging to fellow soldiers who had lost their lives in battle, and she left each one in various locations across the U.K -- but she saved one for the end and decided to give it to the prince, who's also a fellow serviceman.

Prince Harry became emotional, saying he couldn't accept the sacred gift. Fighting back tears, Ennis insisted and the two embraced.

2. Man's creepy move leads to woman's viral video

One Boston woman is receiving serious praise for taking back the power and sticking up for women everywhere.

Jase Dillan was running errands on Boston's Newbury Street when she noticed a man with a camera secretly filming her. After getting into her car, she says she saw he was inappropriately filming other women too.

"I could see his viewfinder... him zooming in on [women's] crotch areas," Dillan said. "He had the camera positioned low. He was zooming in on crotches and backsides."

It was when she saw him start to film underage girls, though, that she decided she had to step in.

She confronted the man and captured it all on camera.

The video went viral after Dillan posted it to Facebook and received over 50 thousand shares.

Cosmopolitan called her a badass and several other national media outlets have interviewed the watchdog as well.

3. Boy writes letter asking judge to keep mom in prison

A heartbreaking letter written by a 10-year-old boy is gaining attention due to its graphic and tragic content.

Little Bradyn was just 4 years old, his sister Brooklynn a little over a year, when they watched their mother, Shannon Smith, stab their father in the heart inside their Ohio apartment.

Smith was arrested and indicted for murder, and the children were placed with their grandparents.

After 6 years in prison, Smith could be released.

In the letter the little boy wrote to a parole judge he says: "Life for me would be 10 times better if mom didn't kill my dad. That took a big amount of happiness out of mine and my sister's lives."

Smith argues she killed her boyfriend in self-defense, which is why she received a lesser charge.

"I think it would be better for me and my sister if my mom would stay in prison cause I am afraid of her. I have seen what she did to my dad," the boy continues in the letter.

The story originally done by WLWT in Cincinnati has been picked up and shared by several national publications.

WLWT in Cincinnati has since reported that the mother will in fact be released early.

4. Music fans launch petition to stop Phil Collins' return to music

Phil Collins is planning to come out of retirement, and there is a grassroots effort trying to prevent it.

Change.org exists to give a voice to real concerns of citizens around the world -- but have petitioners taken it too far?

Some are petitioning the United Nations via Change.org, entitling the plea, "Phil Collins must be stopped."

In the letter, the petitioner states, "Phil Collins has announced he is 'no longer in retirement.' There is far too much suffering in the world as it is. This must be stopped."

One man's reason for signing the petition was, quote, "I struggled for years with addiction to Phil Collins's music. Just take a look at me now."

Almost 2,500 others have signed the petition.

A counter petition called "Welcome Back Phil Collins" has been created and is slowly gaining some momentum. Eh, you can't hurry love.

That's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.

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Tents are reflected in a puddle with waste inside the camp known as the Jungle in Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. More than 5000 migrants are fleeing conflict zones or poverty at the rapidly growing camp outside Calais. All hope to make it across the English Channel to Britain. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The newly restored Trevi Fountain is lit during the official inauguration in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The historical fountain, famed as a setting for the film "La Dolce Vita'' and the place where dreamers leave their coins, reopened after a 17-months restoration financed by the Fendi fashion house. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A migrant sits on a wall on the Slovenian side of the fence which separates the country from Austria in Sentilj, Slovenia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Slovenia has said its ability to deal with the influx has been stretched to the limit with thousands of migrants crossing its territory in hopes of reaching Western Europe. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
A view of the Statue of Liberty as seen from the air near New York City, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this photo made available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian Military on cars approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Russian cargo plane on Monday brought the first bodies of Russian victims killed in a plane crash in Egypt home to St. Petersburg, a city awash in grief for its missing residents. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)
A supporter of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves The Justice and Development Party, (AKP), flag as she celebrates in front the AKP headquarters, in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Preliminary results in Turkeyâs parliamentary election suggest that the ruling party has restored its majority in a stunning victory. State-run TRT television reports that with more than 95 percent of the votes counted, the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, has won just above 49 percent, which would comfortably restore its ruling majority. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A long exposure photo showing people carrying candles to graves at a cemetery in the town of Rakov, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Belarusian Catholics marked All Saints Day by visiting graves of their relatives. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Leading runners move along 4th Ave in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 02: Participants balance on slacklines set up between rocks in the Cantagalo favela community during the Highgirls Brasil festival on November 2, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was femaled-focused and allowed men to participate in female attire. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
TREBON, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 02: A fisherman sorts fish during the traditional carp haul at Dvoriste pond near the south Bohemian town of Trebon on November 2, 2015, Czech Republic. Carp, the traditional Czech Christmas Eve dinner served with potato salad, is fished primarily from southern Bohemian ponds and fishermen use traditional methods of catching the local carps. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
A man's face is illuminated by a laser torch as he waves a large Romanian flag, after climbing the University building, during the third day of protests, joined by tens of thousands across the country, calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Romania's President Klaus Iohannis has named the Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim premier following the resignation of the Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his cabinet. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Thousands of people hold up the glowing displays of their mobile phones during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against what they call the uncontrolled immigration and asylum abuse in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
An Afghan man swims in the Aegean sea as he waits for a ferry to transport him to Athens in the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded on Lesbos due to a ferry strike that began Monday. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
Responders pick through the wreckage of a cargo plane which crashed in the capital Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The cargo plane was taking off from the South Sudanese capital of Juba when it crashed along the banks of the Nile River, killing dozens according to witnesses and the government. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin)
A man smokes outside a bank in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a selfie with cadets during a street rally for National Unity Day in Red Square on November 4, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Thousands gathered in Central Moscow for a traditional Soviet-style rally. A national holiday marks the 402nd anniversary of the 1612 expulsion of Polish occupiers from the Kremlin. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
A girl runs between mattresses inside a sports arena where residents are taking refuge after being displaced by bursting dams in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The rupture of two dams at an iron ore mine unleashed a mix of water and mining residue on a village downhill, smothering the enclave of Bento Rodrigues. Only about 10 of the village's around 200 houses were left standing, and cars and other objects were tossed by what survivors described as an eruption of mud. The mine operator Samarco is jointly owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale and Australia's BHP Billiton. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A Palestinian protester hurls stones using a sling shot during clashes with Israeli soldiers on the Israeli border with Gaza in Bureij, central Gaza Strip, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Mikhail, the grandson of one of the plane crash victims Nina Lushchenko, sits at her grave, during her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest on Thursday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod. Russia's Airbus 321-200 broke up over the Sinai Peninsula en route from the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 on board. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 photo, a train of mules cross a suspension bridge at Jorsalle, which lies on the Everest trek route, Nepal. Since April's earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people, Nepal has been desperate to bring back the tens of thousands of tourists who enjoy trekking the country's mountain trails and climbing its Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa)
Two men are silhouetted as they walk along the overpass above the Pacific Coast Highway near the Santa Monica Pier, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif. Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up Wednesday across the lower elevations of southern California. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
SKINNINGROVE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Hundreds of people stand on nearby cliffs as fireworks expode in the night sky as they attend the annual bonfire and fireworks display on November 5, 2015 in Skinningrove, England. The theme this year for this popular display is the fishing heritage of Skinningrove. A huge wooden fishing boat was built by the local community over the days leading up to the bonfire using donated wood and it formed the main focus of the display. Skinningrove is a small village situated on the northeast coast of England between Whitby and Saltburn. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
A deer stands on a field covered in spiders' silk as sun sets on November 2, 2015 in Sieversdorf, northeastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PATRICK PLEUL +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A man reads a book outside the migrant and refugee registration camp in Moria, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Dozens of overcrowded inflatable dinghies and wooden boats reach Greek islands daily, even during bad weather, and hundreds have drowned as their overloaded and unseaworthy boats overturned or sank. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
A woman in the role of a spirit known as a "Gede" looks on while holding a human bone in her hands during Day of the Dead celebrations at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Day of the Dead traditions coincide with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
A tree is partially fog covered near Mintraching, southern Germany, on November 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARMIN WEIGEL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read ARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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