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This Family Thought They Had Pulled Off The Perfect Mordida But What The Birthday Girl Did Will Leave You Shook

La mordida, the Mexican tradition of shoving someone’s face into a cake, is always cause for laughter, but this Latina teen is going viral for brilliantly dodging a face filled with icing.

On Monday, Emory posted a video on Instagram of her high school graduation-slash-birthday party. In the short clip, the Latina, who turned 18, is seen doing something most Mexican kiddies only dream of: evading la mordida.

Right when three partygoers push Emory’s head into her rectangle cake, she places a paper plate over her face. As the crowd cheers and chuckles, it’s Emory who has the last laugh when she arises. The teen, with slight white and blue icing on the top of her forehead, reveals a clean face, with her black eyeliner, mascara and gloss all still in tact.

“Bitchhhh,” she yells in a green tank top and denim shorts as her friends and relatives hurray even louder, realizing that Emory cleverly turned the joke on them.

While just a few seconds long, the video has gone viral, with more than 112 thousand views and 245 comments.

The clip has even been shared by influencers like Daquan, whose post, which suggested Emory has a 200 IQ, has more than 3 million views.

Viewers were stunned by the teen’s savvy.

“She just completely changed the entire game! How did we not think of this when we were kids,” one user commented.

“This girls going places fur sure,” another one added.

While it’s common practice in most cultures to put a little icing on the person celebrating their birthday, in Mexico, and Mexican-American communities throughout the US, the fun (or misery, depending on who you ask) goes a little further.

During birthday celebrations, it’s tradition for family and friends to hover around the person who’s going to blow their candles out and chant, “mordida,” “mordida,” “mordida,” which is a call for the cake smash.

No one is safe from la mordida, which translates to “bite” or “take a bite,” not babies celebrating their first birthdays or elders commemorating their feat over the hill.

But now, thanks to Emory’s genius, we all have a quick shield we can use the next time we hear a crowd shouting “mordida.”

Read: 17 Wonder Women Who Accomplished The Impossible: Remaining Classy After La Mordida

This Fresno Teen Is Using The Internet To Get People To Buy Pan Dulce From This Viejito And It’s The Sweetest Story On The Internet

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This Fresno Teen Is Using The Internet To Get People To Buy Pan Dulce From This Viejito And It’s The Sweetest Story On The Internet

Javier Amaro / Facebook

We adore young people that honor their elders by showing them love, advocating for their lives, and more importantly helping them with their hustle. That’s exactly what we are seeing out of Fresno today with a young man asking people to support his favorite street vendor and his bread.

Fresno resident Javier Amaro is paying it forward by giving a local Mexican bread vendor a huge shout out.

Credit: Javier Amaro / Facebook

Amaro, a bodybuilding enthusiast, posted on his social media platforms that local residents should purchase Mexican bread from this vendor. Not only does Amaro say they’re delicious but they are incredibly inexpensive.

“FRESNO, CA AREA!! this older man sells really good Mexican bread they are $1 a bag, I purchased $15 to help him, shows me a lot that even if you are older and not that fit or healthy to work, when you enjoy doing something that you love to do, age or time doesn’t matter. PLEASE help him out he is located in 2034 N. ANGUS or give him a call 559-515-1271”

The post, which went live on Facebook on June 4, has been shared thousands of times.

Credit: Javier Amaro / Facebook

Does this vendor know his phone number is floating around the internet? We’re certain his phone is blowing up nonstop. Who can resist $1 pan dulces?

Fans are showing support for the elderly gentlemen and those who have tried his goods are sending their praise.

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“We always brought from him when we lived on Brown Ave., ” Angie G. Aguilar wrote on Facebook. “Sweetest man and his pan is really good! I’ll call him for sure. And share your post.”

@_lizzylizz wrote, “Dude I always use to buy bread off of him really nice sweet guy and the bread is definitely worth it.”

This is not the first time someone has posted a message in order to give their favorite vendor much-needed business.

Credit: @abc12houston / Twitter

Last year, a then 18-year-old  Jacqueline “Jackie” Garza tweeted that her father’s bakery would close due to lack of business. So, she asked people to come and help, and they did. Thanks to her social media outreach, the panaderia was able to stay in business.

READ: Here’s How One Houston Panadería Was Saved Because Of A Teenager’s Tweet

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