Susie the dog

Sometimes you really can find what you didn’t know was missing. It happened to Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular blog and book “Humans of New York,” when he adopted a funny little 11-year-old dog named Susie. Now a new Facebook page bearing Susie’s name aims to connect people with older dogs up for adoption all over the country.

It can be tricky to thank a bashful Good Samaritan for a kind act. But one Minneapolis couple is grateful that their mystery hero reluctantly stepped forward.

Rescued shelter dog

Remember Theron Humphrey, the photographer who attained Internet fame with images of his dog Maddie standing on things? His latest photography project, “Why We Rescue,” packs a similarly blissful wallop. “When you’re in someone’s home with their rescued dog,” Humphrey said, “there’s a real tangible example of a person making the world a better place.”

Jenna Bush Hager and Michelle Obama

As part of TODAY’s “Love Your Selfie” week, a special series examining body image, first lady Michelle Obama spoke with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager about raising self-confident girls. “We don’t talk about weight,” Obama said of her relationship with her daughters. “We talk about health. We talk about what’s on the inside.”

Meet Frank, a rescue puppy who was almost euthanized but is now training to become a therapy dog for children and adults with the same condition he has: hydrocephalus.

The TODAY family is growing with a familiar, friendly face: Tamron Hall has been named a co-host of TODAY’s Take, the show’s 9 a.m. hour. She’ll be joining fellow hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.

Launched with the goal of “lending a hand to paws that serve,” a new charity called Mission K9 Rescue aims to find comfortable, happy homes for all sorts of working dogs when they age out of their vocations. At one recent reunion between a retired military dog and his former handler, all the humans involved cried — but the dog couldn’t stop smiling.

TODAY’s weather anchor Al Roker doesn’t think New York City schools should have stayed open during Thursday’s major snowstorm — and he took to Twitter to share his feelings about it.

Duchess Kate dazzled onlookers Tuesday night with a longer hairstyle, a stunning Jenny Packham gown and something else: Serious royal bling, borrowed from her granny-in-law. Queen Elizabeth II loaned Kate the diamond necklace she received as a wedding gift for her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1947.

Gustavo AlonsoGustavo Alonso, 27, served in the Marines for eight years before becoming a fashion designer. On Tuesday night, he showed his eveningwear collection at New York Fashion Week — the same day he wed his partner of five years.

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