Healing magic of balloons

A mass giveaway of 10,000 bright pink balloons brought some smiles to war-weary residents of Kabul on Saturday, May 25. But it's not the only place enjoying some healing magic of balloons lately.

Ariel Castro Arraigned On Kidnapping And Rape Charges

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 09: A member of the Guardian Angels ties balloons outside the home of kidnap victim Gina DeJesus on May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro was arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges for abducting DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry and holding them for about 10 years. No charges were filed against Ariel's brothers, Onil or Pedro and they were released by the judge. Bail was set at $8 million for Ariel. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ariel Castro Arraigned On Kidnapping And Rape Charges

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 09: Balloons and presents sit outside the home of kidnap victim Amanda Berry on May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro was arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges for abducting Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and holding them for about 10 years. No charges were filed against Ariel's brothers, Onil or Pedro and they were released by the judge. Bail was set at $8 million for Ariel. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Singapore Celebrates St Patricks Day

SINGAPORE - MARCH 17: A man makes Shamrock balloons prior to the start of the Singapore St Patricks Day Parade at Boat Quay on March 17, 2013 in Singapore. Singapore's Irish community gathered at Boat Quay for a three-day-long St Patrick's Day Street Festival which featured street performances, buskers, and Irish food and drink. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Kermit balloon floats at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Arrives Home After Being Discharged From Hospital

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 06: A security guard holds a small get-well gift and balloon from two-year-old Kristen Lewis outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela during Kristen's second birthday party in the Houghton neighborhood of Johannesburg on April 6, 2013 in South Africa. Kristen and her birthday party guests deliverd the gift and placed painted rocks in planters outside the home of the former president. Mandela, 94, was dischared after spending more than a week at a hospital in Pretoria being treated for pneumonia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Boston Deals With Aftermath Of Marathon Explosions

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: A man carries a balloon to a memorial for victims blocks away from the scene of yesterday's bombing attack at the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings, which occurred near the marathon finish line, resulted in the deaths of three people while hospitalizing at least 128. The bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race, resulted in heightened security across the nation with cancellations of many professional sporting events as authorities search for a motive to the violence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)