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A TikToker Raised $12K For An 89-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Driver And Our Hearts Are Full

Carlos Valdez is a TikTok sensation with 63,000 followers. The TikToker decided to do something nice with his presence and raised money to help an 89-year-old pizza delivery man he knows. The TikToker shared the video on social media and it is so sweet.

Carlos Valdez first met the pizza delivery man when he delivered pizza to his home.

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The TikTok user realized that the pizza delivery man was a good candidate for some help so he decided to do something to help him out. According to CNN, the octogenarian works 30 hours a week delivering pizzas for Papa Johns. The old man delivers the pizzas because he recently came to the realization that he cannot survive solely on his social security wages.

Valdez immediately turned to his followers to help raise the money needed to help the pizza man out.

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Valdez knew that he had the kind of followers who would help him makes this man’s life a little easier. So, he turned to his followers and asked them to participate in a Venmo challenge to raise enough month to give this man some help.

And came through they did.

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Valdez was able to raise more than $12,000 for the viejito to make sure that he had an easier life. After all, a man in his 80s should not have to work. This is the time that he is supposed to be enjoying his golden years doing what he wants when he wants.

They even included some merch in the gifts.

The shirt is a drawing of the pizza man holding open a pizza box. The words “Hellooo are you looking for some pizza?” are written inside the box. The shirt really excited him because, tbh, we all love to be seen in a drawing. It is so nice and personal.

But that check got him right in the feels.

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That amount of money is life changing for anyone, but especially for someone on a very fixed income. Seeing his face when he realizes that the social media star brought him some serious money will make your heart melt. It is one of the most sincere moments on social media. Grab the tissues because you are going to cry.

Valdez is keeping his followers updated and it seems the pizza man is happy, beloved, and super into his shirt.

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“This couldn’t have gone any better,” Valdez told KSL about the whole experience. “He needed this. I’m just glad we could help him. We just need to treat people with kindness and respect the way he does. He stole our hearts.”

READ: This TikTok User Went Viral For Making a Video About What a Latino Character in the Harry Potter Universe Would Look Like

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7 TikTok Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The Buy

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7 TikTok Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The Buy

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It’s true that makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products go viral just about every day but today, the true measure of a good product these days, seems to be if it’s TikTok approved! While the social media platform might be best known for its viral dances and memes, the app has also become a fool-proof way to figure out the latest beauty trends.

Check the list out below for TikTok approved beauty products below!

1. CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser

The affordable, drugstore skincare brand is a go-to product on TikTok. Loved for its “no fuss” formula, the product went viral thanks to TikTok’s Hyram who often breaks down skincare products with reviews.

2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Products

TikTokers have an obsession with the “dewy” look and it’s been heightened by users who have been stunned by Glow Recipe’s all-time favorite watermelon products: Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner and the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops. TikTok beauty gurus like @mikaylanogueira and @glamzillaxo have even given them their stamp of approval.

3. L’Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Liquid Longwear Foundation

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For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, the L’Oréal Infallible is Tiktoker approved!

Check it out here.

4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer

TikTokers exposed this e.l.f. products as a worthy swap for Tatcha’s Silk Canvas Primer. Achieve the same smooth, poreless effect for less the cash!

5. SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder

Want your legs hairless without the effort of using a razor. SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder is essentially like Nair and TikTokers promise it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

6. Maybelline Sky High Waterproof Mascara

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TikTokers promise this drugstore product will give off long and luscious lashes. 

7. One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

Just under $60 and available to order on Amazon, Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush has been given five stars by eager TikTokers.

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Want To Make Money On OnlyFans? It’s A Lot More Complicated Than You Might Think

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Want To Make Money On OnlyFans? It’s A Lot More Complicated Than You Might Think

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Technology has changed the way we do a lot of things, with sex work being one of the industries that’s seen some of the biggest shifts. Where in the past people would have to contact producers, directors, and agents before getting started – with them taking profits and calling the shots as a result – it’s not possible to make sex work for you.

One of the platforms that’s exploded in recent years is OnlyFans, which is allowing content creators to charge a monthly fee that allows customers to see pictures and videos. With OnlyFans comes the added benefit of freedom, with creators choosing what they post and when, giving the platform 20% of profits and keeping the rest. But, it’s often touted as something of a get-rich-quick scheme. But is it?

OnlyFans is different from other platforms but just how much?

In effect, OnlyFans is one of the rare spaces where sex workers have the power. The biggest difference between OnlyFans and other platforms of its kind is that it allows sexually explicit content, and its pay model is similar to camming sites in that it allows for tipping and pay-per-view content on top of the subscription fee.

The model’s brilliance is in its simplicity, and it’s revolutionary in how it prioritizes the agency of creators, offering them the ability to have autonomy over their bodies, their content, and their prices.

The company also offers free legal services to all of the creators, working quickly and swiftly to remove any leaked content (and yes, a lot of the sexually explicit content is leaked to PornHub). Of course, this isn’t a charitable enterprise: OnlyFans takes a 20 percent cut of its creators’ profits, and with 75 million active users, the company has been turning a profit of its own since its inception. 

So how much can you realistically make?

With claims from the company that they’ve paid out $725 million to its 450,000 content creators, and celebrities including Cardi B, Blac Chyna, and Tyler Posey registered to the subscription service – not to mention Bella Thorne, who claims to have made $2 million from it in less than a week – it’s easy to see why it’s an attractive option. Like any form of work, though, you get what you put in, as evidenced by those who use OnlyFans to sell photos.

Subscriptions to an OnlyFans account start from $5 and move their way up to $25 a month. Although there’s no cap on what you make, it does vary a lot between smaller and larger creators, so it’s important to be realistic.

What kind of content should you be uploading to the site?

OnlyFans is primarily for adult content, but there are a number of creators who use it for different reasons. Some food and fitness influencers share premium recipes and workouts to their paying subscribers.

You have absolute choice over what you post but, as mentioned, you’ll likely get requests from subscribers for specific things. Although you might make extra money from these requests, only ever do what you feel comfortable with.

Before you get into things, perhaps write a list of absolute ‘no’ content, and this can act as your benchmark for what you’re happy to do. From there, it’s just about your own creativity and imagination.

Now, how do you get those followers and their coins?

For established adult performers, the fans you have already can be translated onto OnlyFans. However, all of the creators we spoke to said that the main way they found their loyal subscriber base was through interaction and finding a niche.

Honey Gold, an award-winning pornstar who posts content on OnlyFans said: ‘It takes no time at all to find out exactly what your fans want, making it easy to provide them with the best content and keep them on-board as subscribers… ‘It’s really important to interact with your fans too – a lot of your subscribers will be paying for this reason alone. By doing this you can find out exactly what content to put out and build a really dedicated fanbase as you go.’

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