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This Texas Family Wears Helmets At Home For The Sweetest Reason

Texas-based writer Shea Serrano (Grantland, The Ringer) recently posted a photo of his cousin’s family hanging out at home. And yes, they’re wearing helmets. While the image might seem like they are getting ready for a family bike ride, the caption paints a different, more touching picture. According to Serrano, the baby of the family wears a head shaping helmet. The helmet, medically known as a cranial orthosis, is used to shape a baby’s head who has plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, or scaphocephaly, according to Cranial Tech. Essentially, the baby is born with a flat or misshapen head and the cranial orthosis is used to mold the head.

Gary Gutierrez, Shea Serrano’s cousin, has the whole family wearing helmets in solidarity with the youngest member of the family.

According to ABC News, the Gutierrez family’s baby boy was diagnosed with severe case plagiocephaly and the problem continued to get worse. After seeing a doctor, the San Antonio family was given a helmet that would reshape his head. The baby, named Jonas, has to wear the helmet 23 hours a day for six months, according to CBS News. Serrano snapped a picture of the family as the father was cooking dinner and posted it to Twitter. By the time of this story being written, the tweet had more than 29,000 retweets and more than 116,000 likes.

The tweet got people talking about their own experiences with plagiocephaly and cranial orthosis treatments.

“We’re really grateful that people have been moved by this,” Shayna Gutierrez, Jonas’ mother, told CBS News. “We’re just an average family trying to do our best.”

The tweet and image have really touched people who can relate.

Just goes to show you that you are never truly alone in your struggle and situation.

Other people were just moved to silence but the kind of love and solidarity being shown by this family.

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People just couldn’t get over how sweet this gesture is.

That’s what family is all about.


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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.

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