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19-Year-Old Parents Welcome Rare Identical Triplets: ‘A Lot Of Our Friends’ Said We Weren’t Ready – (

Amber Hill, mother of newborn identical triplets, talks about her complete confidence in herself as a mother in the face of internet haters. The 19-year-old new parents of triplets share their story and some cute pictures:

“A lot of our friends weren’t very supportive at first,” Brown-Fletcher says. “They were all like, ‘You are too young, you are not ready.’” And because Hills documented her pregnancy on Instagram, the couple has dealt with backlash from online trolls. Both have learned sometimes it’s better to just ignore the comments. “It’s not going to do much good getting into a fight with someone,” Brown-Fletcher explains. “They don’t know who we are. They have never met us, so they have no idea whether we are too young. We are both pretty mature for our age. And we know what we are doing.” Meanwhile, the new parents are focusing on more important matters. “I’m just excited to take them home and be a family together in one house,” gushes Brown-Fletcher.

Read More:Oregon parents welcome ‘one in a million’ identical triplets

Hunky Fireman Cracks Up When Grandma Reveals A Detail About Her Wedding Night – (

A fireman in southern Alberta goes viral after a photo is snapped at just the right moment. (With video interview):

Back when Alberta, Canada, was suffering from dangerous flooding, Wiebe did everything within his power to save as many lives as possible. People were stuck in their homes as the cold water continued to rise, they were stuck in their cars, and the situation quickly got a lot worse than anyone initially expected. But when he came across an older woman in need of help, instead of leading her through the water, Wiebe realized it would be a lot more efficient just to pick up the stranded grandmother and carry her to higher ground. The woman seemed tentative at first, worried that he wasn’t strong enough, but if you take a look at Wiebe, something tells us that he’ll probably be able to carry a small woman a hundred feet to safety! While Wiebe was carrying her to safety, she suddenly let out a laugh along with the hilarious sentence, “Oh! I haven’t been carried like this since my wedding night!”

Dog Sets Example Of True Love, Woos Flight Attendant With Complete Devotion Till She Adopts Him – (

An adorable story about a dog who became so smitten with a flight attendant that he would always find her when she stops at Buenos Aires (Many Pics):

In February, while taking a stroll around the hotel she was staying at, she met a friendly street dog. An animal lover, Sievers indulged the dog with some treats and played with him. The dog, in turn stayed by her side and refused to leave her even when she started to return to her hotel. “I tried to change my way because I didn’t want that he follow me back to the hotel,” she told Noticiero Trece. “But it was not possible. He always came back and followed me. I tried one hour, but he always watched me and followed me. He was really happy that somebody gave him attention.”

Man Finds Dead Worm In His Cucumber, Tesco’s Response Is Brilliant – (

A look at what customer relations is like in the internet age is really quite brilliant:

Customer service departments probably aren’t the funnest places to work, so when Rob from Tesco customer care received a complaint from customer Wes Metcalfe recently, he must have been pleasantly surprised by the message he found. Because Wes’ “complaint” was actually a tongue-in-cheek anecdote about a worm he’d recently found inside the package of a Tesco cucumber, and as you can see from the below correspondence, Rob wasted no time in joining in the fun. It all started when Metcalfe did some grocery shopping at a Tesco in Dinnington, Sheffield. Realizing that there was a rather flat (and rather dead) worm inside the plastic wrapper of his cucumber, he wrote to Tesco to complain. And things escalated pretty quickly after that…
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