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One Dodger Clown’s Mission to Help L.A.’s Homeless

This clown’s charity work is nothing to laugh about.

Say hello to Hiccups Payaso. He’s arguably the No. 1 Dodgers fan in LA.

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The season pass holder makes an effort to be at every home game cheering on his favorite team.

He’s a crowd favorite and is kind of a big deal at Dodger Stadium.

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He’s even become a bobblehead.

He’s also an incredible philanthropist.

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Since 2013, Hiccups Payaso has been helping the homeless on LA’s Skid Row.

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He organizes clothing drives to give Skid Row residents new clothes.

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And through his Hiccups Pizza Project, he makes sure that everyone has something to eat.

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Don’t worry. There’s also water and fruit.

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And Hiccups Payso never asks for anything in return, other than help from more community members.

Hiccups Pizza Project’s goal is to help 350 people per event.

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Hiccups Payaso, who prefers to keep his real name private, can be found on LA’s Skid Row the last Sunday of every month.

Kudos, dude.

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Even the little ones are getting involved.

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One of Hiccups’ biggest reasons for this work is to give children a chance to experience what it is like helping those in need.


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Mad respect, Hiccups.

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When he isn’t at a game or Skid Row, dude visits the Children’s Hospital LA.

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His selflessness is something to admire.

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Thank you, Hiccups. You are making LA better one Sunday at a time. Keep it up!

“Some people are very grateful; some people are embarrassed, but most people that are getting in line to get something for free are in line because there’s a need,” Hiccups Payaso said in an interview. “But you just got to come out here with an open mind and remember that everything we have: a roof, a key to our car or our house, a job. We shouldn’t take for granted because there are some people who don’t have absolutely nothing in the world.”

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

Parents always find new ways to be proud of their children and how to tell the world how proud they are. This includes Julio Urías’ father who recently unveiled his newest tattoo in honor of his World Series-winning son.

Julio Urías’ dad is showing off just how proud he is of his son.

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Tattoo artist Andres Ortega Rojas posted photos on Instagram showing off the tattoo. Carlos Urías forever enshrined his sons victorious lunge after Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays while a tattoo on his left arm.

Rojas told TMZ that the tattoo took nine hours to complete and that is was Carlos’ first tattoo. The moment captured on Carlos’ arm is one that is etched into the brains of Dodgers fans. It was the first time the Dodger has won the World Series since 1988 ending a decades-long dry spell.

The tattoo is catching everyone’s attention.

People are loving the tribute made to his son with a tattoo. It being his first tattoo is even sweeter. We all know how much our parents are anti-tattoos so seeing this happen is extra touching. Julio is framed by the flags of the Commissioner’s Trophy in the tattoo marking what is clearly Carlos’ most proud moment.

The moment marks a culmination of a long journey to athletic stardom.

Julio first pitched for the Dodgers in 2015. The Mexican baseball player was called up to join the famed baseball team. Carlos and the family made a 13-hour road trip from the Mexican state of Sinaloa to Maryvale Park in Phoenix, Ariz. It was after that long trip that Carlos got to see Julio on the field pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It just goes to show you that anything is possible and that, if you work towards your goals, they can come true.

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Meghan Markle Spoke Spanish During A Volunteer Visit To An L.A. Charity That Taught Her How To Make Tamales Twenty Years AGo

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Meghan Markle Spoke Spanish During A Volunteer Visit To An L.A. Charity That Taught Her How To Make Tamales Twenty Years AGo

Meghan Markle is impressive no doubt about it.

On top of studying French for six years, the Duchess of Sussex completed an internship at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires while attending Northwestern University. There, according to the royal family’s website, she learned to speak Spanish.

It turns out, the Royal put her Spanish skills to the test during a visit to a charity organization in Los Angeles.

Markle surprised people at Homeboy Industries when she put her Spanish skills to good use.

While working with the organization which supports people moving on after incarceration or gang involvement, Markle and her husband Prince Harry, baked goods alongside group members while learning about their backgrounds. According to People, “To the surprise of the room, Meghan, 38, also began speaking in Spanish with one of the participants.”

“She spoke Spanish perfectly with one young woman,” the group’s founder, Father Greg Boyle, told People in an interview. “She just went right into Spanish, which was a revelation — and it was very good.”

According to Boyle, Meghan and Harry “were completely engaged and very informal” during their volunteer visit. Boyle added that soon after George Floyd’s death, the Duchess of Sussex called him to arrange a visit to volunteer with Homeboy Industries.

“She didn’t want to have a long-table discussion or presentation or even a tour,” Boyle explained. “They knew we pivoted our organization to help address food insecurity in the county and that was intriguing to her, so she said, ‘We want to come and put an apron on,’ and that’s what they did. It was quite wonderful.”

While preparing croissants and baked goods, the couple wore masks and connected with the community.

According to a source that spoke to People it’s not her first time working with Boyle, who has worked at times with her alma mater (Immaculate Heart High School). Years ago, Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland, joined Boyle for a cooking workshop, and Marke “remembers the tamale recipe she learned there to this day.”

According to Boyle, “We were joking about that and she said, ‘I don’t even think Harry even had a tamale before!”

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