From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.
Tiger Photobombs Bride and Groom
Now this is a photo to share from your wedding day. Just after they said, “I do,” Karma and Andrew Madgwick were photobombed by a tiger at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England. Fortunately, there was a plate of glass separating the happy couple from the beast. The couple said today that when they decided to hold their wedding at a zoo, they never expected that kind of wedding crasher.
Stephen Colbert’s Touching Tribute to His Mother
Stephen Colbert returned to his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” last night after a short time away. The 49-year-old host broke from character for a moment to pay tribute to his late mother. “I’ve been away from the report for a week because one week ago today my mother, Lorna Tuck Colbert, died and I want to thank everybody who offered their thoughts and prayers,” he said as the show began. He then went on to share his favorite anecdotes of his mother, who he said was a huge fan of the show. “She had trained to be an actress when she was younger and she would teach us how to do stage falls by pretending to faint on the kitchen floor. She was fun. … And I know it may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long, but the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish, it only magnifies, the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut.” Colbert said his mother’s greatest gift to him was teaching him to love life without bitterness and be grateful every day.
LeBron James Will Wear Headband During Game 7
The countdown to game seven of the NBA finals is on. There is lots of speculation about whether LeBron James will wear his headband tonight. In game six, when the headband came off, James powered up, sparking a comeback. Today, James settled the debate, saying he’s a little superstitious so he’ll wear that headband, adding, “[My headband] has been part of this journey, the ups and downs of my career, so far.” And he’s not kidding. James wore his headband on the cover of Sports Illustrated and even during his high school basketball days.