No one can accuse Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being disloyal. Or unsentimental. After his predecessor Hugo Chavez died in 2013, Maduro claims that a "little bird" told him he should lead the country.
This wasn't just a euphemism for a political adviser. Maduro claims that when he went to pray after the late president's death, a small bird entered the chapel and sang. The bird circled him and whistled, and right then Maduro knew it was Chavez's spirit telling them to lead the charge [source: Carrero].
Even better, Chavez didn't give Maduro just one "Chicken Soup for the Soul" moment. Workers building a new subway line in Caracas claimed that they found a ghostly replica of Chavez in the plaster of the construction. Maduro quickly held a press conference to tell the county that Chavez "is everywhere" [source: Cawthorne]. Unfortunately, the image seemed to disappear right after workers took a cell phone picture. We'll just have to wait and see where Chavez turns up next in 2014.