This week the internet was abuzz over news of a reporter’s response to a nasty email, while a high school teacher went viral for all the right reasons.
A group of tourists in Venice, meanwhile, learned what happens when you don’t follow the rules.
Here are some of the trending news stories you may have missed this week.
Teacher’s viral video
Every year at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas puts together a wish list of items they would like to receive on Christmas.
Cheri Guy, a teacher at the school, made a TikTok video about some of the items her students had asked for.
Many of her students are “at risk” US morning show Today reported, and none of them asked for anything extravagant.
Instead, many of the items on the list were necessities, with some students even asking for gifts for their siblings.
The emotional video went viral, and since then people from all around the US are fulfilling those wishes.
Reportedly, over 900 students from the school put forward their wish-listed items and 300 of those wishes have already been granted.
Tourists fall in Venice canal
A group of tourists in Venice fell into one of the city’s famed canals after ignoring the gondolier’s orders.
As the gondola was approaching a bridge, the tourists were reportedly told to sit down, but they ignored his advice.
Instead they continued taking selfies and standing up, tipping the boat over.
Everyone ended up in the water, including the gondolier who helped his passengers.
Videos, which were shared widely on social media, show the tourists clinging to the capsized gondola.
Reporter puts troll in his place
Global News Calgary traffic reporter, Leslie Horton responded to a nasty email on-air, earning her a whole lot of praise and love online.
The emailer commented on Horton’s figure, while also taking a stab at her clothes.
“Congratulations on your pregnancy. If you’re going to wear old bus driver pants you have to expect emails like this,” the viewer said.
In reality, Horton had her uterus removed due to cancer last year.
“This is what women of my age look like. So, if it is offensive to you, that is unfortunate. Think about the emails that you send,” Horton said on-air.