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A Woman Lost Her Job At A Panera Bread After She Posted A Viral Video Of Her Warming Up Frozen Mac And Cheese

Social media is a wonderful tool when it comes to connecting with friends across large distances and finding a community. However, social media can also come with its own downfalls. Take the recent lesson learned by TikTok user @briannaraelenee. She posted a video on TikTok from work and it went viral eventually leading to her losing her job. Here’s what went down.

A viral video about Panera Bread’s macaroni and cheese took on a life of its own after it was posted.

@briannaraelenee

exposing panera ???????? #eyeslipsface #sweaterweather #whywebrokeup #marchforsisterhood #fyp #panera♬ Bruh look at this dude – ជរ មនោ៚

The video shows an employee preparing the macaroni and cheese for a customer. The food is frozen in a plastic bag and is dropped into boiling water to warm up. The video isn’t anything revelatory in itself since a lot of restaurants warm up frozen foods that are shipped to locations to insure consistency.

Her next video was dedicated to explaining how the food was still good.

@briannaraelenee

yooo i’m really not tryna get fired #LikeNancyDrew #sweaterweather #eyeslipsface #fyp♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

It didn’t take long for the video to go viral. As of the time of this writing, the video had almost 1 million views. Despite the text on her first video of “exposing Panera,” @briannaraelenee told people to keep eating at Panera because the food is delicious.

She quickly followed up with a video near tears apologizing to an Anthony.

@briannaraelenee

frick #LikeNancyDrew #sweaterweather #eyeslipsface #marchforsisterhood #whywebrokeup #fyp♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

The TikTok user really wanted to keep her job. She is making it clear that she likes her job and was not trying to tarnish or attack Panera Bread. One can only assume that she made the video without thinking about it.

She kept her fans, new and old, completely up to date on her journey from Panera employee to unemployed.

@briannaraelenee

learn from mistakes & follow regulations #LikeNancyDrew #pumpkinparty #eyeslipsface #fyp♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

She was all smiles when she explained that she was told that she was let go. As she puts it, they were parting ways, like a breakup. She then explained that she is not being fired for the video. Instead, she is being fired because she had her phone out and her nails were too long, both violations of health safety regulations.

The next video showed her in tears as she drove away.

@briannaraelenee

enjoy my breakdown :’) #LikeNancyDrew #pumpkinparty #eyeslipsface #ihavearrived #fyp #foryou♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

It’s hard to lose a job so unexpectedly. However, it seems that @briannaraelenee saw it coming when her video of the macaroni and cheese started to go viral. It was only a matter of time before people at Panera Bread saw the video.

While some might think she’d be full on her clout, she is letting everyone know that it is not the case.

@briannaraelenee

just a lil psa #ThousandDollarCrocs #trickortreats #hearmeout #artober #fyp #foryou♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

LOL. It’s like becoming famous. As soon as it happens, everyone you ever met is going to come out of nowhere to hit you up. Obviously, they think you are going to do them some kind of favors or will help give them their own social media clout.

The woman took to Twitter to address all of the concerns from followers.

Credit: @BriiRamirezz / Twitter

She is really holding herself up here. Not only is she taking responsibility for what she did, but she is also telling everyone else to calm down.

Not everyone is buying that her tweet was not coerced.

Credit: @SassmastatT / Twitter

You can’t really blame them. Social media is filled with lies and questionable moments. It isn’t too shocking that the Panera employee’s sincere responses to the scandal are being questioned.

Other people are just genuinely impressed with her composure throughout the whole thing.

Credit: @mikegstowe / Twitter

It really is impressive. She took responsibility for her actions and took the consequences in stride.

She does want to leave everyone this one special PSA about phone usage at work.

@briannaraelenee

quick psa #plslisten #layerup #getspooky #inmyroom #foryou #fyp♬ original sound – briannaraelenee

Solid advice. Hopefully, people can learn from her mistake.

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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A Woman On TikTok Gave Her Followers Insight Into What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed

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In 2009, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health reported that almost 5.4 million people in the United States live with paralysis. Still, despite how common this is, few people understand the condition of paralysis and how it affects a person’s daily life. Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Tawil, of New Jersey, recently set out to explain the experience on TikTok last year.

Since her first post in November, the TikToker has garnered over 1 million followers with content that focuses on her experience of being paralyzed from the waist down.

In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil explained an exercise that might give people a chance to understand the sensation of being paraplegic.

@jesstawil

#foryoupage #fyp #foryou #whatilearned #stemlife #needtoknow #weekendvibes #bekind #spinalcordinjury #productivity #disability #medical #paralyzed

♬ Epic Emotional – AShamaluevMusic

In a post shared on her TikTok page, Tawil shared an exercise with her followers that demonstrates how it feels to not be able to move a ligament. In this case, it’s your finger. According to Buzzfeed, Tawil came across the exercise after looking through posts related to disabilities. “I remember feeling so blown away because my legs felt the exact same way as my finger did,” she said.

“Not many people know too much about paraplegics and their capabilities, so I wanted to be that light to inform, educate, and even entertain people,” Tawil explained to BuzzFeed. “I want people to know what it’s like to be paralyzed … so that they can be a little bit more appreciative of what they have and remain humble.”

Tawil’s video demonstration currently has over 12 million views.

Tawil explained that a kidnapping and car accident led to her paralysis when she was in her teens.

Tawil explained that the accident took place on Nov. 15, 2014, when she went to a friend’s house in high school. When she arrived, Tawil discovered that men were present and instantly felt uncomfortable when she further learned that they had brought drugs and alcohol.

“When I eventually asked them to take me home, they took me to an abandoned road instead. When we got to this road, the driver stopped the car and put his foot on the gas and brake at the same time, doing a burnout with his wheels. He lost control of the car and crashed into a tree,” Tawil explained. “It was at this moment that I got whiplash, split my head open to the point where my skull was exposed, and sustained a spinal cord injury — leaving me paralyzed the moment we crashed,” she said. “Paramedics said that I lost the equivalence of a ‘Coca-Cola bottle of blood’ out of my head, and didn’t think I’d make it if they drove me to the hospital. So they drove me to a nearby soccer field where a helicopter airlifted me to the ICU. From there on, I went through seven months of rehab and remained permanently paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.”

Speaking about her injury, Tawil says she was “robbed of my ability to use the bathroom normally (I depend on catheters and enemas).”

Sadly Tawil says her experience led to her reclusiveness and weariness to trust others. Still, she finds that her disability comes with positives. “On the positive side, I have become a lot more spiritual and grateful to have been given another chance at life,” she told BuzzFeed. “My accident has emphasized the fact that we are not promised tomorrow, and that we should always be grateful for the simplest things in life… I also want to show people how I live my life in the present day — what is life like as a wheelchair user? — and devote my channel to being a blog where people can get to know me on a lot more of a personal level.”

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The TikToker Who Put Fleetwood Mac Back On The Charts Will Perform At The Inauguration’s Virtual Parade

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The TikToker Who Put Fleetwood Mac Back On The Charts Will Perform At The Inauguration’s Virtual Parade

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TikToker Nathan Apodaca has been giving many of us hope as he’s seemed to have had a pretty great past year – despite everything that’s been going on in the world.

Now, it’s been announced that he’ll get to participate in this year’s presidential inauguration festivities. Thanks to white nationalist terrorists and threats made against several targets in the nation’s capital, that inauguration will look very different this year but we’re still excited to see what Apodaca comes up with for his part in the virtual parade.

Nathan Apodaca, known on TikTok as @420doggface208, will take part in a virtual inauguration event.

TikTok star Nathan Apodaca, who went viral in 2020 for a video in which he drinks cranberry juice from the bottle and lip-syncs along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” will be a part of President-elect Joe Biden’s virtual “Parade Across America” inauguration celebration, local Idaho newspaper the Post Register reported.

Apodaca, an Idaho Falls resident also known by his social media handle “DoggFace,” became one of the country’s top social media stars last fall after one of his videos, filmed on the way to work in September, went viral. The success of the video not only brought Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks to TikTok to create Apodaca’s vibes, but also catapulted the 1977 single “Dreams” into a Billboard Hot 100 chart placement in 2020.

Apodaca’s agent, yes TikTokers have agents these days, told the Post Register that his contribution to the virtual event will be a video of him skateboarding that was filmed in his home town of Idaho Falls.

The event, “Parade Across America,” is a reimagination of an in-person inauguration parade.

This year’s inauguration will look very different from years past. Not only is it coming on an historic attack against the U.S. Capitol, but it also won’t include the outgoing President and First Lady.

The event is being dubbed the “Parade Across America” and is a sort of reimagination of an in person inaugural parade. Both President Biden and Vice President Harris are set to participate in the festivities after they’re sworn in and make a brief visit to Arlington National Cemetery. The event will feature people and representatives from all 50 states and several U.S. territories

Other stars joining include Jon Stewart, Andra Day, and The New Radicals, uniting for the first time in 22 years to perform their iconic song “You Get What You Give.”

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