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These Kids Just Realized Their Moms Were Dropping Them Off And It’s The Most Heartbreaking / Cutest Thing Ever

When I got dropped off at school on my first day of preschool, I threw myself to the floor, started yelling, crying and wouldn’t let go of my mom’s legs when she was trying to leave. Yup, I threw major fits. And I know I’m not the only one. Check out how other pre-schoolers are reacting on their first day of school once they find out that their moms can’t stay with them for the day…

Remember this kid that went viral two years ago?

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On his first day of preschool, Andrew Macias, was interviewed and asked if he was going to miss his mom. He responded, “no,” and nervously laughed about it. But then that laugh immediately turned into a cry as he realized that he actually was going to miss his mom.

Well, kids are having similar reactions to their first day of school this year.


Pobrecita.

And teachers are struggling trying to pretend everything is okay.

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Just smile and nod, smile and nod.

Some pre-schoolers already know that crying won’t solve anything.

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She already knows what’s up.

While other pre-schoolers are there to offer moral support throughout these hard times.

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Looks like this little girl is going to become her pre-school BFF.

Perhaps some of these kids woke up and hopped into the car thinking they were on their way to Disneyland.

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His face expression changed really quick.

Because their smiles quickly turned upside down when they realized they were on their way to learn and be educated… ?

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Funnnnn!

Away from their moms.

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This kid is so mad, his eyebrows are about to fall off.

You can tell how excited they are about having to be at school five days a week, from 9 to 3. ☺️

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He’s like, “Noooo mamá porque me haces estooooooo.” Same, kid. Same.

These kids couldn’t be more happy about having to play together and share the toys.

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It looks like this little girl isn’t a huge fan of “sharing is caring.”

Ultimately, no matter how hard these preschoolers try to handle their emotions and keep it together on their first day of school…

Being an adult has me like…

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This is me.

Truth is, it feels like the end of the world as soon as they see their mommy leave.

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This was soooo me on my first day of school. But hey, who wouldn’t miss being at home all day with their mom instead of being stuck at school (or work) with kids you don’t know?


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


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Young Girl Flips Off Audience At Christmas Pageant And Social Media Is Loving It

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Young Girl Flips Off Audience At Christmas Pageant And Social Media Is Loving It

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A little girl cast as an angel in her very first nativity play is being celebrated by the Internet for flipping off the entire audience for at least 20 minutes. Young Ella made an unforgettable stage debut when she walked out to the stage, sought out to see where her mom was sitting and flipped the bird. “Bless mason and Ella in their school play, it’s just a shame Ella spent the whole time trying to show me she’d hurt her middle finger ????????‍♀️????????,” Ella’s mom, Carla Bovingdon, shared to Facebook along with the hilarious photos of her angelic daughter. According to Bovingdon, Ella just really likes to show her mom when she’s hurt herself. Once Bovingdon shared the picture of innocence with the Facebook world, little Ella’s debut stage performance went viral.

Now, we’re all hurting with stitches from laughing so hard. ????

The moment Ella walked out onto the stage, she searched the crowd to find her mom and concertedly waved her middle finger in the air for her mom to see.

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At first, Bovingdon was horrified and kept asking Ella to put her finger down. “I was thinking, ‘oh god, Ella please stop.’ Because she was doing it so innocently I think most people were thinking, ‘oh bless her,'” Bovingdon told Manchester Evening News. “I was like put ya hand down????????‍♀️ ????” Bovingdon later commented on her now-viral Facebook post.

Bovingdon was more embarrassed than amused at first, but after she saw a few people giggling in the audience, she was able to accept that her daughter was not going to let up. “The performance was about half-an-hour long, and I would say 70 percent of it she had her middle finger up. Now after people have had a laugh I can see the funny side of it,” she told the outlet.

All Ella was trying to do was show her mom her “injury.”

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“She likes to let me know if she’s at all injured, so she was basically trying to show me what she had done from across the room. It was the tiniest little hangnail as well,” Bovingdon told Manchester Evening News. Later, Bovingdon shared an image of Ella’s tragic injury, saying “This is the tiny cut she was trying to show me ????????‍♀️????????????.” If you look closely, you see a little bit of redness around Ella’s bird finger cuticle. While Ella just had a hangnail, it’s easy to forget how concerning it probably was the very first time we all had a hangnail or ripped skin around our cuticles. We’ve all become hardened now to the feeling, but Ella was the definition of innocence that night.

At one point, Ella put up two middle fingers just so she could compare her ‘injured’ finger to her other finger.

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Little Ella only had eyes for her middle fingers for the duration of the school play. When Ella decided to pull her middle fingers together side by side, essentially becoming the angelic version of Eminem, her mom decided she just had to accept that Ella was going to do what she wanted. At the very least, the nativity scene must have taught Bovingdon the gift of “serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.”

“Had to be my kid ????????‍♀️????” Bovingdon would later comment on social media. 

We’re so glad this real-life angel could brighten up so many people’s day.

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“Oh my word that is hilarious ????????thank you Ella for cheering up a gloomy Tuesday ????????,” commented one family friend. “This keeps popping up on my feed and I’m literally laughing at it every time ???????????? hilarious,” commented another friend.

The best part about Ella’s stage presence is that, according to her mom, “she was completely oblivious ????.” Her family and friends are suggesting that she hold onto the photos and wait until young Ella is a ripe 18-year-old and can enjoy a proper laugh from her naivete. In the meantime, her mom has tried to convey what it means that she’s gone viral, but she still doesn’t get it. At first, Bovingdon told Manchester Evening News that, Ella “wanted to say thank you to everyone for liking her picture, but then she said, ‘I don’t know what’s funny though’. She doesn’t get what the joke is.”

One day, Ella. One day.

READ: Check Out Some Of The Most Tiny And Adorable Nacimientos

There’s A New Character On Plaza Sesamo And She Happens To Be HIV-Positive

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There’s A New Character On Plaza Sesamo And She Happens To Be HIV-Positive

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Sesame Street has long been known for its inclusive agenda, not only in its United States iteration but also in the many versions of the show worldwide. The show was originally released in the 1969-1970 season in the United States, and uses puppets, live action actors and celebrities to convey educational and inclusive messages through songs, dance, laughter, some mild cheekiness and a lot of love. Characters such as Cookie Monster and Elmo have inspired generations of little children and their parents to be kinder, more resilient and overall awesome.

Sesame street just turned 50 and its cultural saliency cannot be underestimated. Among its many celebrity guests we have seen Muhammad Ali, Burt Lancaster, David Beckham, Beyoncé, BB King, Robin Williams, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, among many others. 

So it came as no surprise when the South African version of the program announced the launch of their new character, a girl named Kami (we just love her name yo!). 

Kami loves to dance, dress with cool streetwear and, by the way, she is HIV-positive.

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The show is called Takalani Sesame in South Africa and its producers describe it as a show: “Promoting literacy, numeracy and basic life skills. A distinctly South African television, radio and community outreach program.”

This type of advocacy is key in a country like South Africa, where Apartheid is a not-so-distant memory and racial conflict is sadly still an important challenge for social cohesion. HIV levels in the country are also high, and some children are born with the virus as there is perinatal transmission from mother to child which is not always prevented due to limited access to the proper health services. 

Kami is five-years-old and lives a happy and giving existence.

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The HIV virus is part of Kami’s family life and the show tried to educate young audiences on the facts and myths about HIV-positive people. Her name is derived from the Setwani word kamogelo, which means acceptance. She is a healthy carrier of the virus but knows well how it can affect lives, as her mom died from it. Her mission in life is to inform others about what an HIV-positive status means, but also how to be accepting towards others, particularly if they are different. 

Kami was revealed to the world in 2002, but her message is more relevant today than ever before.

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Kami is a real celebrity and has been named a “champion for children worldwide” by UNICEF. the UN agency in charge of promoting children’s wellbeing. It is amazing to see how directly they deal with the issue, without sugarcoating reality, while at the same time keeping the show child friendly. For example, in this episode Kami is sad because other kids don’t want to play with her, so her friends clearly explain that touching an HIV-positive person would get you sick. It is heartwarming and poignant at the same time. 

Sesame Street uses puppets to teach kids about harsh realities worldwide.

Kami is not the only Sesame Street character that has taught kids about concepts that are hard to grasp because they belong to the realm of death, war and disease. As Hank Stuever reminded us in a 2019 article in The Washington Post, producers have dealt with social issues for years, which is one of the reasons why the show is so endearing.

He writes: “‘Sesame’ has helped its viewers cope with divorce, the incarceration of a parent and the deployment of family members in the military. Julia, a Muppet with autism, made her 2017 debut on the TV show to wide acclaim and gratitude from parents. The Workshop reaches children affected by war or hurricanes and other disasters. In Afghanistan, it showed that girls can and should go to school”. The show is good in measuring the cultural temperature of the times and dealing with issues that affect kids and kids care about. 

Besides Julia, a character with autism, the show made an important inclusion in the United States, as reported by Vancouver Province: “Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind the show, has welcomed Karli, a Muppet in foster care, as well as her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem. All three Muppets appear in videos posted online as part of an initiative to provide free resources to caregivers navigating difficult issues, such as family homelessness, foster care and trauma.”

This is what children’s programming should be all about: issues that are complex to understand and explain, and finding ways to make things approachable for the little ones. Last year the show introduced the first muppet to be experiencing homelessness, a growing problem among struggling families in the United States and elsewhere.