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This Mom Made A Selena Costume With Only 50 Cents And People Are Loving It

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When it comes to Halloween, no one slays harder than Selena Quintanilla fans.

People LOVE to dress up as la Reina del Tex-Mex because the costume options are fabulous and endless! Even Chris Brown’s daughter got the memo this year.

As dozens of people channel their inner Selena last Halloween, the Internet was obsessed over a particular costume a Latina mom handmade for her daughter for less than a dollar. Goes to show our parents see no limits when it comes to making us happy ❤️.

Putting together this iconic costume was a piece of cake for Noel’s mother, Maria Luisa Garcia. “My mom has made clothes for us since we were little,” said Noel Garcia to mitú. “Making my sister’s costume took her like five days I think,” he added.

“With just 50 cents my mom spent days & nights working hard to make my sisters Halloween costume,” posted Noel Escobar on Twitter. “She’s Selena Quintanilla.”

***My heart is going “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” right about now***

As Mexicans who reside in Sylmar, Calif., the Garcia’s are huge Selena fans. “I was the one who actually told my sister to dress as her and she did!” said Noel, 21, emphasizing that he and his twin sister, Dalia, grew up listening to Selena’s music.

The end result was FLAWLESS and people didn’t hesitate to praise this woman’s dedication and creative skills because anything for… moms who do everything for their children.


I mean, emotions were real.



So real it even made them appreciate their own mom.


Some are even encouraging this mom to start her own business, because with those skills YAS.


Dalia, Noel’s sister and whom the costume was made for, totally agreed with everyone.

The tweet has been retweeted more than 74K times since it was posted on Sunday night.

“I did not think it would blow up this big honestly!,” said Garcia to mitú. “My mom is so happy especially since they are saying really nice things about her. She’s such a hard worker, she deserves it,” he added.

As for mamá García… You da real MVP!

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Moms have a way of being your biggest fans, harshest critics, best friends and worst nightmare at the same time. They will make you so happy and feel so validated when they yell at other people for coming for you but that same anger can backfire at you if you act up. While there might be some moments where you wish that you didn’t have to deal with your mother, there are just so many things that only our mothers do that keep us around.

1. They rage for you.

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Someone bullied you at school? She’ll go old school and corner that 12-year old until he gets his mom on the phone. The intimidation tactics are everything.

2. They push you…and push you…and push you.

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They claim to just want what’s best for us, but sometimes it is questionable. Raise your hand if your mom has ever asked you what happened to the plus at the end of your A+?

3. When food is love, it’s platos llenos all around.

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My non-Latinx friends would fast before coming over for dinner because turning down seconds just falls on deaf ears. “Tan flaca, mija, eat.”

4. Even when they’re enojada af, you know you’re in the clear when food arrives.

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There really is such a thing as comfort food and it’s virtually anything your mom brings you. We all have an emotional relationship with food.

5. No, seriously, food is the tie that keeps the bond alive.

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It would be more painful to not be invited down for la cena than it would be to be chewed out. Food=self-worth, and it’s a problematic concept to grow up with.

6. They will hunt you down if you go dark for five minutes.

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It’s like in all those movies where a girl gets kidnapped and she’s like, “My ~boyfriend~ will find me!” All hundreds of millions of us would say the same about our moms. They’re probably tracking us right now.

7. They keep you rooted.

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There is no end of the “When I was your age…” and the rest of those sentences are usually pretty unbelievable. I actually didn’t believe them growing up and would roll my eyes like, “yeah, right.” Now, I’m just all respect.

8. They always know what’s best for you.

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And they’ll tell you it over and over again, even if the timing is less than sensitive. Other things they know: Don’t go outside in the rain; Put hydrogen peroxide on all your pimples; Make him meet me before he takes you out.

9. They’ll also save your soul from el diablo.

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Not going to church is not even an option in my house. The day I broke my ankle, I was forced to hobble in there. Gimme a mom that reads me Bible pages. 😭

10. They will respond to a post like this with…

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“In no world am I una nana, so no. There is no resemblance.”

11. They will teach that para limpiar es vida.

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No matter what the house is “dirty” with. And that “one day we’ll thank them.”

12. They’ll give you body image issues, but it’s out of love.

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You’re always too fat or too thin, and she’s always at the ready to tell you.

13. They’ll teach you candid honesty until you want to scream.

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All her hopes and dreams are on you, so you might as well just expect to be in the spotlight. Behave yourself, siempre.

14. They worry over nothing because of how much they love you.

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They will worry themselves sick and then expect you to “know what you did.” We can only assume motherhood makes your mind go to crazy places.

15. They will also shit talk you, but with love.

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One of my first words as a kid was puta and I had no idea why I got smacked for saying it. I thought it was a term of endearment! HA

16. They inspire us to get loud for what we believe in.

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And I mean LOUD. Every step of the way, our moms are speaking up and out, and as kids, it embarrassed us. Now, their fire burns in us.

17. They teach us tough love.

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They’re never going to comfort you after you take a fall because you should have known better. And now you do. #parenting

18. They will fuss over you until you want to cry.

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Stop plucking my eyebrows. Stop fiddling with my hair. JK-you’ll never actually tell them to stop unless you want to be smacked or make them cry.

19. There’s a reason they deserve two Mother’s Days.

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Latina moms lecture us, scold us and love us twice as much. So heap praise twice as often as you think you need to, because she needs to hear it, every day of the year.


READ: Selena’s Hometown Crowd Couldn’t Get Enough Of Jojo’s ‘Dreaming Of You’ Cover

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Soledad O’Brien Has Been Taking Down People On Twitter And OMG

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Soledad O’Brien Has Been Taking Down People On Twitter And OMG

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Soledad O’Brien’s journalistic career is known for delivering hard-hitting truths without playing the political game of ‘playing nice.’ She’s calling Trump a racist and she’s calling out The New York Times‘ for refraining from calling Trump a racist because “that language is a turn off to some readers.” 

O’Brien is so matter-of-fact, her show is called, “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” If you’re not watching her show, her Twitter feed is as blunt as it gets. She’s savagely taking down ignorant fathers who wouldn’t know consent education if it hit them in the cojones, and they still don’t know what hit them. Here are O’Brien’s victims from this month alone:

This father who victim-blamed survivors of sexual assault, but he told his daughter to just kick the guy in the cojones so “She’s no one’s victim.”

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After one person called O’Brien out for being “a bit harsh” given that “he at least taught her to say no,” someone named Zoe actually had to explain. “It’s not harsh,” Zoe replied. “He only taught her to say no in very specific situations that almost never happen. I guarantee he never taught her how to say no to relatives, friends, boyfriends, bosses, etc – people you can’t just hit due to freezing up, or social/financial/etc consequences.”

RIP, white men and your naive musings about a post-Trump America.

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Sorry, bro, people of color are simply unfazed to see racism thrive in America. Fox & Friends will never shun Trump so long as he’s stoking the fear-baiting racist fires. O’Brien dared to say what we all couldn’t fathom–Trump will get his own show on Fox & Friends, whether he gives up the Presidency or goes full-on authoritarian.

*GASP* Could racism really be …. systemic?

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Even the methods used to combat racism are racist. O’Brien, an Afro-Latina woman entirely familiar with racism in America, is just “not shocked.” You can check someone’s privilege based on how surprised they are to learn that racism is systemic. 

We simply cannot.

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Of the many excuses we hear for why folks voted and continue to support Trump, “economic anxiety” is the biggest excuse for condoning human rights violations and racism like we haven’t seen in a century. O’Brien followers lamented to have to add “fundraising while black” as a life-threatening task in America. Someone else used the GOP’s excuse used for white supremacist mass murderers: “That woman should not have access to video games. At all.”

When a former Navy SEAL trains dogs to “attack school shooters,” O’Brien sees into the future as adding dead dogs to the list of consequences of loose gun laws.

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“Anything but addressing the gun issues head-on. Dogs. Cats. Flying Squirrels,” comments one Twitter user. Someone else just perfectly encapsulated the dialogue between sensible gun reform advocates and NRA die-hards:

“People: Let’s regulate guns.
‘Merica: No! We’ll give teachers guns.
People: That would be super dangerous. Let’s regulate guns.
‘Merica: No! Backbacks that block bullets!
People: That would be very ineffective. Let’s regulate guns.
‘Merica: No! Dogs that attack shooters!”

Heads up that dogs are not immune to bullets, and shooters can just point downwards toward the dog.

O’Brien also has a special knack for mocking the not-so-newsworthiness of “news.”

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For some reason, a video clip of Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren “running in Franconia, NH” went viral. “She has my vote” filled the comment thread. We have a feeling that O’Brien was likely commenting on how silly it is that watching a woman run is news.

She’s not here for people calling men brave for dealing with issues women always face.

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Everyone in the comments is just shocked that this is even news. That anyone would think this man is anything but handsome. One commenter said that his wife wished he was as “ugly” as Simu Liu.

Also, RIP to the possibly-NOT-a-bot “Amazon Fulfillment Center Ambassador.”

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@AmazonFCBilly went on to say, “Because people are wondering, yes, Frank was a valued part of the discussion! His insights into the downsides of trade unionism were very valuable!” One person genuinely asked, “If you type this do they give you a bathroom break as a reward?”

We ran the account through bot.me and they’re not a bot. It might be a “Get Out” situation, but not a bot. Maybe O’Brien snapped them out of it. Either way, we’re loving these clapbacks and truth-telling. Gracias.

READ: Soledad O’Brien Mourns Her Cuban Mom’s Death Just 40 Days After Her Father Passes Away

Little Boy On His Way to Kindergarten Tells His Mom ‘Don’t Be Scared’ And All Of Twitter Is Sobbing

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Little Boy On His Way to Kindergarten Tells His Mom ‘Don’t Be Scared’ And All Of Twitter Is Sobbing

Prepare yourself to desperately want kids if you don’t already. Possibly the cutest kid alive went to Kindergarten for the first time on Monday, and was feeling very ready. That said, his mom was far less ready to see her baby boy go off to school for the first time. So she did what any other mom would do–she asked him to “tell [her] something to help [her] feel better.” Oh, and she recorded everything and his response went viral on Twitter because it’s 2019.

Now, Twitter is begging the Universe to impregnate them so they can have a perfect muñeco lindo like this one.

“You’re going to your first day of Kindergarten.” his mom says. “How do you feel?”

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“Good,” he says matter of factly. “Good? You feel good?” she asks. “No,” he says. Incredulous, she double checks with her son and he answers her again, “No!” He’s not nervous, auntie.

“You’re not nervous? I’m nervous. Can you tell me something to make me feel better?”

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Just two weeks prior, a white supremacist drove 10 hours to El Paso, Texas to specifically target Latinos. He killed 22 people with an assault-type rifle. Everyone is scared. Except for this pequeño.

“Umm… Just please don’t be scared ’cause there’s nothing to be afraid of,” he comforts his mom. At this point, all the comments look like this: “THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I’VE SEEN.”

What the hell how is this kid 40 already?” asks one fan.

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Another commented, “I feel like 1 conversation with him, he can help me file my taxes, figure out why I’m depressed, tell me what foods to eat that can burn fat while I sleep and tell me the meaning of life. He GENIUS smart, I can tell. Lol”

Other parents could relate to Liz’s fears and are hoping their kid feels as confident as this little one.

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Another dad was commiserating with the mom’s fear, knowing he had to drop his daughter off at school soon, too. “This is awesome!” he tweeted. “Next week my baby starts kindergarten and I swear daddy is gonna be in tears to see my princess go somewhere without me being there! So I feel you on this”

His official “First Day of School” pic is even more precious. 

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Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Liz is clearly cultivating a bright kid. She captioned this photo, “So masterfully created and crafted. Wildfire-setting all things in his path ablaze.” she  An uncontrolled, genuine, grateful, innocuous, exuberant, kind, and messy version of two humans. A concoction of inquiries with very little answers, yet the burning question still rises within me…how am I so fortunate to know you? How giving Mother Earth has been for gifting us you.”

Folks have asked, “how is he so emotionally intelligent at such a young age?” Liz is raising him so, so right.

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She captioned this photo from March: “Boys will be boys, with respectful demeanors who hold the aptitude to take no for an answer.” I’m sobbing.

“Trust your offspring and they will deliver honesty,” she continues. “Remind them that it’s okay to cry, then laugh with them when the tears subside. Teach boys to water their gardens so that they can watch their flowers bloom until they are old enough to pick the right one.”

Everyone is wishing him a happy first day of school, and even offering to send him care packages.

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This new fan is just enamored with him. She tracked down Liz’s Instagram and commented, “Twitter brought me here, amazing kid with a big future ahead. Keep him protected at all cost. I don’t know of your life, but if you are a single parent. You are doing an amazing job 💙 reminds me of the bond I have with my mom. If you can send me anything he likes, books, snacks, toys. I’d love to send him a care package!

Seems like his first day might have been more boring than anticipated.

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Just 17 more years to go, pequeño! Chin up! Well, not *that* up. This kid has gotten more bendiciones in one day than most of us have had in our whole lives, so we know he’s going places. He’s been dubbed a “hero” and folks are looking to him “to do soo much in the future.”

Shoutout to this kid for giving Texas something to smile about.

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Also, Liz, can you write up a brief parenting course for everyone else out here? Brava.

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