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9 Things That Happen When You Do Thanksgiving With Latinos

This Thanksgiving you can count on a wild ride of juicy chisme, delicious food, and LOTS of Chente. Here’s how it goes down…

1. Waking up to the sound of cumbias and the smell of Fabuloso.


You already know what’s in store for you: hours of cleaning.

2. After cleaning it’s, “tía said we could play in here.”


The party doesn’t officially start until your primos take over your room and undo all of the cleaning you did all morning.

3. The hunger games.


Hungry Latinos do not mess around. Everyone is all dressed up to only sit in la sala, it’s nearing 8 o’clock, and the food is finally ready. “Los niños primero” is more of a suggestion than a rule, right? Best believe abuela and the tías are keeping a close eye on your primo’s new girlfriend, who hasn’t made him a plate even though his own legs and arms work perfectly fine. Haters gon’ hate, chismosas gon’ chismear.

4.“¿Y el novio?”

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Like death and taxes, there’s no escaping this age-old question. Legend has it that you can buy some time with a line like, “I’m just really focusing on school right now,” but be warned that they will follow with a list of other questions about your career, school, and general life plan.


OR hit them with the “¿cuál de todos?” clapback ?.

5. The point of no “Volver, Volver.”


As the sun starts to sets and the tequila enters your tío’s bloodstream, everyone’s inner-Chente comes out. He embarks on his tear-filled and tequila-fueled karaoke rendition of “El Rey.” Your tía will stick it to the one that got away with some Jenni, and whoever is brave enough to take on JuanGa’s “Amor Eterno” will have anyone in the room who has a mom, in tears.

6. UFC: Drunk Tio Edition.

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As your tías and abuela go inside to continue the chisme, los tíos are usually found in the backyard finishing their Coronas. All is well until something is brought up (usually that “something” took place a decade ago at the very least) and it’s time to grab the popcorn or un tamal from the plate you hid in the kitchen.

7. The (eternal) goodbye process.


When you have a ginormous family, exiting the party is no easy task. It gets late, chisme has slowed and eyes are dropping low, but as soon as you get up to say goodbye, your mom says something that reminds your tía of something that reminds her of another thing. Soon enough you realize that abuela has poured her 11th cup of coffee and you’ll sit there for another hour. Get comfortable, no one leaves only saying goodbye once.

8. No leftover left behind.

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Just when you think you’re home free, if abuela notices you’re not walking out with an armful of leftovers, there will be hell to pay…or rather, you’ll just be waiting for another 45 minutes while she packs enough leftovers to sustain you until the next holiday. Don’t forget the margarine tub that’s actually filled with frijoles.

9. The morning after.


No Latino family party is over until everyone gathers once more to eat some caldo to soothe la cruda.

Latino parties are loud, long events that you’ll probably walk out 15 pounds heavier than you walked in. No matter the chisme we talk or how many times we taunt each other with “quiere llorar, quiere llorar,” we wouldn’t have it any other way. ?


READ: 9 Things That Happen When You Try To Leave A Family Party

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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.

READ: A Gay Single Father Of 3 Is Using TikTok To Share His Family’s Love With The World

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