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The Director Of ‘Coco’ Got A Letter From A Mexican-American Fan And The Responses Will Make You Cry

This week Lee Unkrich, director of the Disney-Pixar film “Coco” which debuted in the U.S. a little over a week ago, shared a fan letter on Twitter. A woman, whose name wasn’t shared, wrote in to Pixar’s email on a whim. She explained how much she appreciated the film, but more importantly what the film meant to her and her mother who hadn’t stepped inside of a movie theater in 30 years, until “Coco,” of course. She didn’t think anyone would read it, but she was wrong. Now thousands of people have read it and so many of them are relating to her story. And crying, too.

“Coco” director Lee Unkrich shared a letter from a fan explaining how much of an impact the film has had on her and her mother.

In the letter the fan explains that her parents are both Mexican immigrants who aren’t fluent in English. Since the film is being screened in the U.S. in Spanish at several locations, her mother was able to finally, after 30 years, comfortably watch a film at the movie theaters. She said that her mom “Forgot she was not from here. She felt at home.”

*I’m already crying*

After Unkrich shared the letter, people started chiming in about how much the film meant to them, too.

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This fan thanked Unkrich and the “Coco” filmmakers for bringing representation, especially at this time.

This Twitter user explained how one aspect of the film expanded his family traditions.

A big part of the film is not letting your loves ones be forgotten. The altar is a way to do that and that aspect of tradition is explored throughout the film.

Other Twitter users just jumped in to talk about how authentic to the Mexican experience the film was.

Twitter user @coldplay109 wrote “you guys completely nailed Mexico’s essence.”

People were happy to jump on the thank you train, letting the filmmaker know what the movie meant to them.

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“Thank you for letting the rest of the world see just how wonderful my country is!” wrote Twitter user @gabsshidalgo.

Quoting from the letter, this user only had one thing to add.

Twitter user @hectorisfunny wrote “?????.” Is there anything more than needs to be said about an immigrant mother feeling like she belongs after 30 years besides a waterfall of tears?

This Twitter user’s GIF game was on point.

“Thank you so much for bringing home and a little piece of my beloved Mexico close to me,” wrote @Mars_prinz who now lives in the U.S. but misses Mexico.

Like her GIF says, I’m not crying, you’re crying. ?


READ: Pixar Has Finally Released A Full List Of Every Theater Showing ‘Coco’ Dubbed In Spanish


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Mariah Carey Got Her First Dose Of The Vaccine And Made It Into An Iconic Moment

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Mariah Carey Got Her First Dose Of The Vaccine And Made It Into An Iconic Moment

Vaccines are rolling out across the country. People are getting their shots so life can finally start getting back to normal after a year of quarantining and social distancing. Mariah Carey let her fans join on her first shot and it became iconic.

Mariah Carey got her first shot of the vaccine and hit that whistle note.

More and more Americans are finally getting vaccinated to get the world back to normal. More than 160 million vaccines have been given in the U.S. and people are starting to see the results. Life is slowly getting back to normal for families who haven’t seen each other in years.

The singer was “excited and nervous a little bit” about getting the vaccine. Her demeanor showed just how impactful it is for people to do their part to get us back to normal.

True to form, Carey was in her camera-ready pose when she was getting ready.

People receiving the vaccine are told to keep their arm relaxed but Carey clearly isn’t made for that. How do you just turn off your star charisma?

It’s important to keep your arm relaxed while you are getting your vaccination to save you from the pain. If your arm is tense or in an awkward position, it is more likely to move during the jab, which can be painful. Listen to your nurses.

Some people are very curious how someone so young got the vaccine.

President Joe Biden announced that all states must make vaccine eligibility open to all adults by April 19. Some states are allowing people as young as 16 to get vaccinated. This is an accelerated deadline from the previously called for May 1. President Biden has worked hard to push the vaccination rate up and he has delivered on his promises for various vaccination deadlines.

People want to know if the vocal skills are a side effect of the vaccine.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories circulating about the vaccine. Some people believe that Bill Gates is microchipping them using the vaccine. It is a conspiracy that persists despite people definitively debunking the theory.

Congratulations, Mariah!

The world is eager to get back to normal and the vaccination rollout across the world is going to get us there. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is slowly releasing new guidelines about what fully vaccinated people are able to do.

For example, it is safe for fully vaccinated people to gather in small groups indoors without masks and social distancing. Fully vaccinated people can also fly on airplanes without much risk because of the effectiveness of the vaccine.

READ: This Is How Cuba Is Developing Its Own COVID Vaccine When It Can Barely Get Daily Necessities To The Island

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A Twitter User Found Shrimp Tails And Baked Rat Caca In His Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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A Twitter User Found Shrimp Tails And Baked Rat Caca In His Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Yeah… this is one cereal box prize we’ll pass on.

Once upon a time, it was considered to be a real treat if you found something that wasn’t food in your breakfast cereal box. From sticker tattoos and puzzles to action figures, as kids, a cereal box presented quite a bit in the way of motivation when waking up early on school mornings.

Recently, however, a man came across a surprise in a General Mills Cinnamon Toast Box that’ll be sure to make you think the next time you reach for those Wheeties.

Writer and comedian Jensen Karp says he found shrimp tails, string, and what appears to be mouse poop in his Cinnamon Toast cereal box.

In a tweet he posted on Monday, which has since gone viral and retweeted more than 11,500 times, the comedian shared the strange discoveries. “Ummmm @CTCSquares – why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? (This is not a bit),” he asked in a tweet on Monday.

It didn’t take long for the Cinnamon Toast cereal account to reply that the shrimp-looking things were, not shrimp tails but rather chunks of cinnamon and sugar.  “After further investigation with our team that closely examined the image, it appears to be an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that sometimes can occur when ingredients aren’t thoroughly blended,” the account replied. “We assure you that there’s no possibility of cross-contamination with shrimp.”

In response, Karp tweeted “Ok, we’ll after further investigation with my eyes, these are cinnamon coated SHRIMP TAILS, you weirdos,” he wrote. “I wasn’t all that mad until you now tried to gaslight me?”

It didn’t take long for Twitter to express how unimpressed they were by the brand’s explanation with a barrage of memes and replies.

Twitter users also expressed concern for those with shellfish allergies.

Karp went onto share more photos of his cursed cereal, this image showing what appears to be baked-on rat poo. Another tweet showed a string found in the same box. One user replied to the images sharing that it was possible that a mice or rat burrowed into the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal ingredients and brought in a few of their own belongings.

In a final follow-up photo of the other bag included in the family-sized box of cereal, Karp revealed what “appears to include … dental floss.”

Though the saga continues, Karp revealed that the company asked him to send them the product so that they could get down to the root of the problem.

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