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 atABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on World News.
The Rev. Billy Graham Hospitalized
The Rev. Billy Graham, known by many as America’s pastor, is back in the hospital tonight. He is being treated for respiratory problems. Just two weeks ago, hundreds of well-wishers gathered in Asheville for Graham’s 95th birthday and his final sermon. His doctors said they expected him to return home in a day or two.
Hunter Rescues Deer Trapped in a Lake
When a hunter in Minnesota heard that a deer was trapped in an icy lake, he sprang into action not with his rifle but with his canoe. He cracked the ice with his paddle and hauled the doe into his boat. The deer seemed to understand the hunter was a friend, not a foe. The deer sat motionless, calmly looking toward land the whole time as the hunter told her, “Bambi, I’m just trying to help.” When the two reached land, the deer scampered off back into the woods.
Van Damme Parodies Popping Up Online
Everyone is talking about action star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s stunt with two Volvo trucks. Now, parody versions are popping up all over the Internet. Channing Tatum jokingly tried the stunt today and Toronto’s embattled Mayor Rob Ford’s face was superimposed on Van Damme’s body.