A bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding. The custom originated in the 1890s and is today most common in the United States, Canada, and, by North American influence, Australia. Bridal showers were originally arranged to present gifts to the bride since they commonly took care of the household deeds; however, in more modern times the bridal shower has been dedicated towards the giving of lingerie and sex enhancing toys.
Typically, invitation for males to be present at the bridal shower is not commonly given due to the embarrassing nature of the shower; however, we now commonly see a "Wedding Shower" which is more like the original bridal showers where ordinary house gifts are given to the bride and groom. In modern society is very common for the groom, groomsmen and friends of the groom to attend the wedding shower with the bride and to receive household gifts, cash and gift-cards to help the bride and groom in their marriage.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.