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Good News Friday: 2 short videos to make you feel good about marriage. And the paraplegic surfer: a tale of courage and will

Man, good news breaking out all over the place this week. Thursday an actual real, live, immigration reform bill was passed in the Senate, and my Brooklyn Nets made an outstanding (albeit one-sided) trade to get future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Celtics).

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Happy Friday. Since marriage, and who’s allowed to get married (now everyone can, says the Supremes) has been so much in the news this week, wanted to start off today with a story and a clip both highlighting the awesomeness of love.

First, meet 81-year-old Cynthia Riggs, a mystery writer who lives on Martha’s Vineyard. Sixty years ago she had a friendship with a man she worked with in San Diego, and after losing touch for six decades, well, he found her in an unusual way. Enjoy this short piece from the always-excellent “CBS Sunday Morning.” So sweet…

**Next, a compilation of stories from one of one of my favorite movies of all-time (Top 10, no doubt, in my book), with some brilliant and hilarious tales of love (sadly, these are not real people, just actors, but the stories they’re telling are allegedly real).

“Nine extra floors…” so good.

**Finally, on a non-marriage front, check out this incredible story of an Australian surfer named Pascale Honore who, despite being a paraplegic, has still managed to find a unique way to keep her love of surfing alive.