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10 Things Only Latina Sisters Will Understand

If you have a sister, you know it can be the absolute best thing in the world (and maybe the most frustrating). And let’s be honest: While sisters in general are amazing, Latina sisters are on a whole other level.

Here are 10 things Latina sisters will understand:

1. You’re called “linda” by abuelo and abuela no matter what.

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While it may seem like a compliment, since we know you’re definitely beautiful (duh), let’s call this exactly what it is: Your grandparents have too many nietas to bother remembering you and your sister’s names at all times.

2. Sharing clothes is a necessity.

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You can all put aside your annoyances with one another when it comes to fashion. (Even if you kinda know you’ll never see your favorite belt again after your younger sister borrows it.)

3. You can slip into Spanish when your friends are annoying the hell out of you.

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This is maybe the best part about being Latina sisters. When all your basic friends are turning you into the eye-roll emoji, you can just slip into Spanish and vent without them knowing. Basically, it’s a genius plan and you’re welcome. (Works well with strangers, too!)

4. You can make fun of your mom for getting too invested in her telenovela.

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And then when mom goes to bed, you can cry in each other’s arms while watching that same telenovela because OH MY GOD, IT’S SO GOOD.

5. Everything always ends in yelling (even if you aren’t fighting).

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Not trying to play into the angry Latina stereotypes here because UGH, but you and your sister can’t help but raise your voices at one another. It’s your love language so everyone needs to DEAL WITH IT.

6. It’s absolutely impossible to keep secrets from one another.

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It’s the curse of having a Latina sister. Forget trying to keep a secret from each other, you’re terrible at it! The more you try to hide something, the harder it gets. You’ve learned that no matter what, you’re sister is going to know what’s up and you just need to embrace it.

7. You have someone to back you up when your mom grills you about your significant other.

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Thank god you have someone to vouch for you… even if your sister was the one who told your mom you were dating someone in the first place.

8. You have someone to binge watch Jane The Virgin with.

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You constantly bond over how it’s a show that gets Latino culture right, and your white friends just don’t understand why you’re so incredibly obsessed with it. You and your sister are TV bingers for life.

9. You always have a dance partner.

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No one gets down like Latinos! And with your sister, you’re ready to bust a move whenever your favorite jam comes on. Haters can move to the side.*

*This is especially vital when your mom makes you and your sister(s) clean the house early Sunday morning. To bomb-ass music, naturally.

10. You have a best friend for life.

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You’re BFFs for life. What more could you ever want?


READ: 11 Things Only a Person From a Big Latino Family Will Understand

What is your favorite part about having a sister? Let us know in the comments below!

When His Dad Died He Was Left With A Few Shirts, He Wore One To A Date With His Mom And Her Reaction Is Everything

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When His Dad Died He Was Left With A Few Shirts, He Wore One To A Date With His Mom And Her Reaction Is Everything

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In Latino families, a love between a mother and son is solid as a rock. Sometimes a little too much. The term mama’s boy transcends all cultures, but either way, their bond is always genuine and from the heart. If you’d like a beautiful and heartfelt example of what this kind of relationship between a mother and son, look no further than this viral tweet from Texas. 

Clayton Walker shared on Twitter that his dad died when he was just one year old. Now that he’s a grown man, he was finally big enough to fit into his dad’s shirt. 

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The young man from Fort Worth, Texas was clearly excited to wear his dad’s shirt for the first time as a grown man. He was so proud and excited to be able to fit in it completely, and he looks good in it, don’t you think? He said in his tweet that has since gone viral, “My father passed away when I was one and I only have a few shirts of his so I wore one for date night with my momma.”

Clayton knew one other person that would be just as proud to see him in his dad’s shirt, and, of course, that was his mother. He surprised her and her reaction was so touching!

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“My father passed away when I was one and I only have a few shirts of his so I wore one for date night with my momma.”

“Aww,” his mom said with a huge grin. “What do you think?” he asked her.  

“You look good,” she said but she was clearly getting emotional so Clayton hugged his mom to give her comfort. 

Clayton’s tweet has been retweeted almost 200,000 times and like by more than 900,000 people.

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Clayton addressed the massive attention — both good and bad — that he’s received and said on Twitter, “Just wanna say thank you to all the ones showing love fr fr and to the ones hating and claiming I’m chasing “clout” you don’t know me you WEIRDOS🤣 but regardless big blessings for everyone forever and good vibes por vida🤞🏽💕 God bless.”

Yes, true to form, there were trolls on Twitter that displayed such hate and ignorance toward Clayton and his mom. They actually accused him of using his dad’s death as a way to get his tweet to viral.

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“Just wanna say thank you to all the ones showing love…and to the ones hating and claiming I’m chasing ‘clout’ you don’t know me you WEIRDOS,” he added on Twitter. 

Clayton went on to say that his mom’s his best friend and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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And there isn’t! Imagine what it must like for his mom to lose her husband right when their family was becoming a family. It’s so sad, but some people on Twitter just have no love in their life, clearly. 

Some women even shared on Twitter that a man like Clayton that is close to his mom is marriage material.

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We totally agree with that. If a man is good to his mama, he will be good to his wife! One young woman didn’t even hide her thirst. She tweeted, “Can I go on a date with you?” 

Some people shared their own stories about losing their fathers at a young age as well.

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Nicole tweeted, “I can’t say it gets easier and you never forget, but you think of all the good things and it makes it a little better.”

If you want even more proof that Clayton is completely dedicated to the love of his father and mother, check this out.

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We are impressed by the honesty and purity of this guy. He’s so sweet! Clayton tweeted that he didn’t care about all the negativity he got, because at the end of the day he knows his truth and that’s all that matters.

“There is always gonna be hate because some people are ugly and that’s okay but I’ve had so many beautiful comments full of love and my heart is full. Thank you, you beautiful people.”

READ: This Photo Of A Dad Showing Up To Pride Even Though His Daughter Had Moved Away Is The Sweetest Thing I’ve Seen In My Life

This Latina Came Up With A Genius Hack For All Those Requests For Booty Selfies

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This Latina Came Up With A Genius Hack For All Those Requests For Booty Selfies

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If you’re dealing with an influx of requests for booty pics, Monica Escalante has got a solution for you. This savvy Latina uses the app Wit Puzzles to give her prospective beaus what they want, all the while making them work for it. 

Modern romance, what even is it? What did old people do in the past? Talk in person about their interests? Well, I haven’t got time for that, I am a well-educated, sophisticated woman; I’ve got “Drake is Dominican” memes to collect for my Master’s thesis. My parents met when they were 13 in the 1600s or whenever, I don’t know. All I know is hip hop wasn’t even invented yet. They’re still together. Love isn’t dead it’s just old. As I like to say, out with the old, in with the new. 

Meet this innovative queen.

Monica Escalante is a mere 18 years old and already shifting the paradigm of the modern sext. She and her friends have been using the Wit Puzzles app. The app turns any photo into a sliding puzzle game. You send the game to a friend for them to solve. It sounds fun and innocent, and yet… When a gentlemen caller requested a butt pic, as gentlemen callers do, Escalante decided to turn her derriere into a puzzle. Her mind! 

“My friends and I would just send random pics and see who would solve them the fastest and then an idea hit me and I was like wait, he wants a booty pic I’m gonna make him work for it,” she told BuzzFeed News. “So I just decided to send my booty pic as a puzzle.”

Would you want to date a guy who can’t solve a simple puzzle?

Escalante’s tweet went viral with over 56,000 likes. Most importantly, her man friend was able to solve it. Imagine if he couldn’t? How embarrassing that would be for everyone involved. I shudder to think!

“I am pretty sure he liked it, he solved it super fast, in less than 5 minutes with 34 moves,” she said.

This isn’t a lifestyle it’s a movement.

Whenever anyone has a good idea, it is bound to be imitated by others. The slide puzzle booty shot isn’t a lifestyle, it’s a movement. This is the next frontier of sexting. Don’t just give these dweebs your precious nudes, test them. How can we incorporate the Pythagorean Theorem? Yo, my guy, you have to know how to solve for X if you want to access my catalog of nudes.  

Unfortunately, others tried this technique and, naturally, some men were too “limited” to understand the proposition. 

Men were disarmed by this new collective bargaining chip. Great, that’s the whole point. Some felt this was a technique reserved for the elderly. That just seems like further proof this is a wise choice. 

“Damn I got to solve puzzles to get nudes nowadays. How old are we, 77?” One person responded.  

Another person praised the genius of the booty pic sender, as one should.

I mean this is a legit creative way to answer those damn requests Requests for nudes that guys always be slipping in them DMs and texts.

Thank this humble queen.

Escalante isn’t asking for monuments to be erected in her image as she should. Instead, she is a mere humble goddess who is satisfied with people liking her idea. 

“The reaction from Twitter has been amazing, people love it and I’ve been getting DMs from girls and guys doing it,” said Escalante. “I’m glad they’re having fun with it.”

When I think of making men solve puzzles to earn intimacy, I think of the eternal words from one of history’s greatest masters of the English language. “We found love in a hopeless place” — Rihanna. Yes, but we still found it. 

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