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If You Grew Up With A Twin, This Post Will Have You Laughing And Crying At The Same Time

Having a sibling alone can be super annoying but having a twin takes that annoyance to a whole other level. As much as my twin brother and I argued at home, in the classroom, and with our friends, having a twin is also the best thing to ever happen to me.

This is my story as told to Jessica Garcia…

Having a twin can be described as a mix between having a permanent BFF and permanently having someone you want to punch in the face 24/7.

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There’s no in-between. When you’re growing up with someone who looks like you, acts like you and lives with you, you’re in a constant battle trying to outshine the other person. It feels as if your mission in life is to become the favorite twin.

But because you two fought so often, you get so good at it that it becomes somewhat of a hobby.

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No matter how silly and unnecessary the argument was, you just couldn’t let your twin have the last word.

Whether it was winning an argument or getting the best grades at the end of a semester, life has always been a competition.

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This doesn’t mean you’re against each other; you both want each other to win and succeed, but it was still a race to see who could get there first.

And the most annoying part about having this person attached to your hip since birth is sharing everyyyythinnnng with them.

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But sharing the bathroom is the absolute worst. ?

However, there is one thing you don’t mind sharing with them: your birthday.

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Thanks to your twin, there’s never such a thing as a dull birthday. Every year it’s a new celebration and new adventure.

And of course you don’t mind sharing each other’s Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix accounts. ?

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When it comes to parties and events, you two are considered as a single invite, which means you only have to buy one gift. #(T)WINNING

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Plus, you always have a date.

So after doing everything together, from kindergarten all the way through high school, the hardest part about having a twin is being separated. 

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So much worse than a breakup with a boyfriend or girlfriend because you grew up with this person. Your twin is your partner in crime, best friend, biggest headache, and closest family member. So when you two are not together, a piece of you is missing. But once you two reunite, it’s like you never separated in the first place.

As cliché as it sounds, you two are literally each other’s better halves, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

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You never have to explain what you’re thinking because they already know what you’re about to say.


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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A family from Arizona has tragically been without a home since New Year’s Day. Fortunately, however, thanks to the swift efforts of a neighbor, they still have each other.

On New Year’s Day, the Salgado family was asleep in their home in Avondale, Arizona when they heard a frantic knock at their door. Nicole Salgado’s husband, who lived in the home with their children, opened the front door to find her neighbor shouting at her to get her family out of the house. It was on fire.

The Salgado family woke up New Year’s Day to find their house in flames.

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“We were all asleep,” Salgado explained to CNN in an interview. “Then all of the sudden around 7:30 in the morning, we hear banging on our door and our doorbell is going off and we kind of get scared.”

Their neighbor, Carolyn Palisch, was there telling them to get out of the house. Footage from the family’s home security video shows their neighbor running past flames to get to the home.

“He opened the door and all I heard was our neighbor Carolyn saying your house is on fire you have to get out,” said Salgado.

Salgado, who is a mother to four children, hurried to gather her children. Together, all of them escaped the burning home safely. “It was just kind of frantic at first, making sure we got everyone out and the dogs out,” she explained. “Then once we realized the full extent of it we were just in shock as we watched our home burn.”

Sadly, the Salgado family lost all their belongings in the fire

Salgado explained that the roof of her house collapsed moments after they escaped. According to CNN, firefighters at the scene claimed that if the family had still been sleeping at the time the roof had collapsed they would have inhaled the smoke and likely passed out immediately.

We are so thankful to just be alive,” Salgado explained in a post to her TikTook page. She also included doorbell camera footage of the moment their neighbor came to the rescue.

Salgado’s video has been liked nearly 7 million times on TikTok.

“Never did we think it was going to blow up the way it did. But we are so grateful,” Salgado explained. “We are so glad it did for Carol, to show how amazing she is. If it wasn’t for her it’d be a totally different story. We feel so thankful to her. We’re always going to consider her family. She not only saved us, she saved our kids.”

Salgado says that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and shared that her family has created a Go Fund Me account to help them rebuild their lives.

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Man Records His Mother’s Vile Anti-Gay Religious Rant After He Tells Her He Is Engaged

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Man Records His Mother’s Vile Anti-Gay Religious Rant After He Tells Her He Is Engaged

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Henry Jimenez wanted to share the news with his mother that he was finally engaged to his boyfriend. Instead of her being kind to him she launched into a vile and hateful anti-gay rant she disguised as a religious matter. The video of the encounter will break your heart and the son breaks down in tears over her angry words.

Henry Jimenez broke hearts when he posted a video of his mother’s anti-gay, religious rant.

Jimenez shared the news with his mother that he was engaged. The influencer, as so many Latinos, wanted to share in the moment with his mother. He knew what would happen but still wanted to give his mother a chance to know. What followed was a hateful rant that would leave any child in tears.

At one point in the video, the mother says that her son being gay and engaged is going to kill her faster. You can see Jimenez’s heart break when his mother continued her verbal assault about how he is a sinner.

People are stunned that the mother could speak that way to her child.

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“How sad that she is so blind,” wrote _fanyluu. “And how ugly that she is such a blackmailer telling you that you are going to kill her…very bad on her part.”

Seeing moments like this are heartbreaking but create a stronger community of support.

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Being gay is one of the scariest things. The moment someone realizes that they are gay they immediately become different and have a secret from everyone else. It can be alienating and terrifying to navigate alone. Fortunately, social media created a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to connect and continues to be a valuable resource for LGBTQ+ people.

Despite the video, Jimenez’s love for his fiance is real and enduring.

Congratulations on your engagement, Henry! Love is love is love. We love to see two people happy and in love. May your marriage be filled with all of the happiness and love you two clearly deserve.

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