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The ‘Are You Going To Miss Your Mom’ Kid Is Back Two Years Later And He Is Ready For School This Time

This time, he admits he will miss his mom.

Andrew Macias became Internet famous two years ago when he was interviewed about his first day of preschool. The boy, who was 4 years old at the time, was being interviewed by Courtney Friel of KTLA 5 in Los Angeles when she asked Macias if he would miss his mom. What followed was a shocking revelation for the toddler who, until then, wasn’t aware he would be going to school without his mom. Now, two years later, and with more experience under his belt, Macias is venturing into first grade and is ready for his first day.

Since first appearing on KTLA, Macias has not only become a meme, he’s also shown up in a “Tosh.O” skit. The original clip of Macias was used by eBay for a commercial. Even his mother, Patricia Macias, who was right off camera, was surprised at how quickly the clip of her son grew on the Internet.

“I’m like, ‘Oh, just an interview, nothing is going to happen,” Patricia told KTLA. “And then suddenly, an hour, two hours after – ‘Oh, he’s famous now. He went viral.'”

As for how Andrew is handling the upcoming school year, he confidently says “yes” when asked if he’ll miss his mom.

That’s right kids. It’s officially back to school time.

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But hopefully, like Andrew, you’ve grown and become more confident in what the year has in store for you. Good luck in 1st grade, Andrew!


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Young Boy’s Plant Business Started During Covid Spares Family From Homelessness During Pandemic

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Young Boy’s Plant Business Started During Covid Spares Family From Homelessness During Pandemic

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Update December 14, 2020

Aaron Moreno started his plant business in response to the Covid pandemic. His mother lost her job because of the virus and with only $12 left, they family invested in the little boy’s dream. Since then, thanks to social media and a GoFundMe page, the family’s life is forever changed.

Aaron Moreno changed his family’s life after creating his business, Aaron’s Garden” to save his family.

Like a lot of families right now, Aaron’s mother lost her job because of the virus leaving the family financially uncertain. The family was on the verge of losing everything when they invested in Moreno’s business venture.

“I feel happier because we don’t have to struggle as much as before,” Moreno told KABC.

The boy’s business and a GoFundMe page have given the family a chance to buy a house.

Credit: GoFundMe

Berenice Pacheco, Moreno’s mother, now has a part-time job and the mix of funds gave the family a crucial lifeline. Not only were they able to buy a new home, but they also bought furniture and a car. What started as a dark time has changed dramatically for the family. The GoFundMe page has raised more than $60,000. The money has also helped to bring his sister back from Mexico, where she was sent to live because of financial struggles.

“The best part of what Aaron has done for us is bringing back his sister,” Pacheco told CNN. “It was so hard being without her and we are a whole family again. And I was so happy to see they still had their amazing bond even if they spent so much time apart. It’s such a blessing.”

Original: Covid-19 has forced families to figure out the best way to make enough to take care of things. Some have had to find new jobs after being laid off and having to make up enough to save their families. A young boy in Los Angeles is doing that to help his mom makes ends meet.

Meet Aaron and his garden.

The young boy and his mother were on their last $12 when he had an idea of creating a business. According to a GoFundMe account, the young boy convinced his undocumented mother to start a business selling plants to help them make it through the pandemic.

Aaron’s Garden was the business he and his mom created to make some money.

“Aaron and mom have been struggling from being homeless to shelters and bouncing from house to house and now live in a shed,” reads a GoFundMe account. “He came out with the idea of selling plants and starting a business in his yard to be a provider and buy his own hot Cheetos with cheese without having to ask his mom for money.”

Aaron advertises his plants and when you can buy them on his Instagram.

The LA entrepreneur is creating a lot of buzz with people celebrating his efforts. People in the U.S. are struggling as the additional $600 in unemployment has disappeared and a second Covid-19 stimulus is stuck in Congress. Aaron’s plant selling is helping his family during one of the most difficult times in modern U.S. history.

Way to go, Aaron.

We are all so proud to see you doing your best to make it through this time. Check his Instagram to see what he has and when and where he is selling the plants. Keep going, mijo!

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Here’s How One Child Spent His Birthday Asking People To Help Him Raise Money To Close The Camps

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Here’s How One Child Spent His Birthday Asking People To Help Him Raise Money To Close The Camps

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Children are facing inhumane and deadly conditions in detention camps on the southern border being compared to concentration camps. The crisis is becoming a part of daily conversations and a sad legacy of the Trump administration. That’s why people are trying to fight back by giving money to organizations fighting the atrocious conditions created by the administration’s deadly policies.

A 4-year-old child celebrated his birthday by raising money for an organization fighting against Trump’s immigration policies.

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“We have joined this birthday with an organization that helps the children detained at the border,” reads the invitation. “If you want to get me a gift, then unite with me and give money as my gift.”

The birthday is everything you would expect from a 4-year-old birthday, complete with a mordida.

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The only real departure from a typical child’s birthday party was the humanitarian call to action. The birthday boy put his money where his mouth is by wearing a mitú Close The Camps t-shirt. The shirts, made in partnership with RAICES, is raising money for the immigration service organization with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting RAICES.

His mother made it a point to share exactly what they were doing for everyone checking out her Instagram story.

Courtesy of Raquel Mata

“We decided to host a party with a purpose for Ian. With his consent,” she wrote on Instagram. “No games, no clothes, no gifts, but let’s give financial donations to the organization RAICES that helps children who are separated from their parents are the border and puts them in cages.”

Honestly, no one could rock this t-shirt better than Ian.

Courtesy of Raquel Mata

Children younger than the birthday boy are spending untold amounts of time in horrendous conditions in camps along the southern border. Some children have died because of the conditions, like being denied medication, toothbrushes, and beds.

Happy birthday, little dude.

Your parents are clearly very proud of you and the stand you are taking to help children just like you.

Buy your own mitú + RAICES #CloseTheCamps shirt now from the mitú shop.

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You can get own for kids clicking this link. Or one for yourself and all the adults in your life by clicking this link.

READ: This Special Shirt Is Helping RAICES And Kids Who Are Locked Up In Migrant Detention Centers

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