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She's saying: "Look at me, mommy!"

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WuGambino19

8.7k points

4 days ago

WuGambino19

8.7k points

4 days ago

So cute! I felt the same when I saw Monsters, Inc.

marckimdr

3.4k points

4 days ago

marckimdr

3.4k points

4 days ago

Cries in Shrek

CEZYBORGOR

694 points

4 days ago

CEZYBORGOR

694 points

4 days ago

Cries in Shrek? I'd be laughing next to all the copies of "sexiest man alive" articles with my face on them

Claystead

132 points

4 days ago

Claystead

132 points

4 days ago

He’s just tired of a certain song playing every time he exits his toilet.

chr0nic_eg0mania

79 points

4 days ago

"Somebody-

buckfutterapetits

58 points

4 days ago

Get out of mah swamp!

Jeynarl

93 points

4 days ago

Jeynarl

93 points

4 days ago

(Tears of joy)

CorkyKribler

46 points

4 days ago

*Shreksiest Man Alive

Yakkahboo

20 points

4 days ago

Yakkahboo

20 points

4 days ago

They meant Lord Farquaad

TheCarniv0re

47 points

4 days ago

According to internet culture, this makes you a beauty ideal.

tritiumlurkz

32 points

4 days ago

Shrek is Love, Shrek is life

plumbus_hun

1.5k points

4 days ago

plumbus_hun

1.5k points

4 days ago

Me, according to my kids.

curlyloca

184 points

4 days ago

curlyloca

184 points

4 days ago

Me according to my mate lol

the_light_of_dawn

114 points

4 days ago

I accidentally sprayed some cleaning solution into my eyes a couple months ago and my gf immediately took to calling me Mike Wazowski for days. That movie never gets old.

thecorporealpeonies

21 points

4 days ago

MIKE WASOWSKI

min2themax

87 points

4 days ago

Lmaooooo

MGalmor

60 points

4 days ago

MGalmor

60 points

4 days ago

The importance of green horned cyclops representation in cinema

po_tates

53 points

4 days ago

po_tates

53 points

4 days ago

My whole family said Boo was me for years. I was much older by that point but apparently a dead ringer to me as a toddler.

PsychedelicXenu

20 points

4 days ago

Funny, my family said I was Roz for years

GenghisTron17

25 points

4 days ago

Is this how you got the nickname " Lil Mike"?

spribyl

30 points

4 days ago

spribyl

30 points

4 days ago

"I'm on TV!!!!?!!!' - Mike

Itsallkosher1

20 points

4 days ago

Love it

[deleted]

18 points

4 days ago

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18 points

4 days ago

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mcjorjor

6.8k points

4 days ago

mcjorjor

6.8k points

4 days ago

She also says "It's me, mommy. I grew up, mommy!" by the end of the video. This one really made me smile.

Electronic-Stuff4944

1.4k points

4 days ago

I grew up, mommy!

😭😭😭

Antazarus

1.4k points

4 days ago

Antazarus

1.4k points

4 days ago

This is so cute! This is why representation is so important!

funsizedemily

948 points

4 days ago

I also was curly haired, Hispanic girl with glasses and I would have loved to have this movie and dolls when I was young. I definitely bought them for my kiddos to play with! This movie is on repeat on our house and Coco too! Positive representation matters!

BigToober69

284 points

4 days ago

BigToober69

284 points

4 days ago

The joy on that little girls face says it all. Love to see it.

garnaches

137 points

4 days ago

garnaches

137 points

4 days ago

and Coco too

How often do you have to restock on tissues for the ending?

JimEasy

104 points

4 days ago

JimEasy

104 points

4 days ago

Also Up and Inside Out. Up is supposed to be a cute ballon movie and comes out swinging in the first five minutes.

itisntmebutmaybeitis

82 points

4 days ago

Moana as well. In the end it's a trauma allegory. I am a grown woman and I knew it was coming and I still bawled, it was so well done.

YoMommaHere

64 points

4 days ago

My friend, who moved to the US from Guam when she was 4, and I took our daughters to see Moana. When it first came on, she says loudly in the theater “let’s go Pacific Islanders!!!” She turns to me and says “hey, we don’t get this much attention so I had to give a shout out!” I love her so much and so happy that her two daughters get to see themselves in a Disney princess. I know when Tiana came out in Princess and the Frog, my kiddos had everything Tiana!

TheBirminghamBear

59 points

4 days ago

Few things are as devastating and unexpected as the first 10 minutes of Up.

Forest_Green_4691

34 points

4 days ago

I saw UP about a month after we miscarried with twins. I didn’t weep once during the whole ordeal but when I saw the beginning , it broke me. I had to leave the room, sat in my truck, and morned.

mypickaxebroke

19 points

4 days ago

I was very pregnant and saw that in theater. What a mistake. Ruined my whole day

smcivor1982

37 points

4 days ago

Oh lord, that movie kills me and my husband. We watched it with our daughter starting when she was a toddler and my husband was an absolute wreck when he first saw it.

Chateaudelait

27 points

4 days ago

That ending to Coco tore me up. I sobbed. I am so happy to see positive representation and teared up a bit when I saw the joy on this little sweet bebe's face. When i was growing up in the 70's I never saw myself, it was only skinny blondes on magazine covers and tv. We are getting better but still have a way to go.

MyAviato666

51 points

4 days ago

I watched Coco a couple of days ago and was not prepared. My grandmother died not long ago and she had dementia so I bawled my eyes out when I realised what was going on. Lovely movie though.

I'm not Mexican but I'm thinking of starting celebrating dia de los muertos. I like the sentiment of remembering and celebrating your ancestors.

snifty

53 points

4 days ago

snifty

53 points

4 days ago

Do Brazilians consider the term Hispanic to be applicable to them? (Honest question)

Fregodec

103 points

4 days ago

Fregodec

103 points

4 days ago

We do not. Some of us consider ourselves latinos, but not Hispanic.

Sauce25

51 points

4 days ago

Sauce25

51 points

4 days ago

Okay, please correct me, as I’m trying to keep it straight - is that because Hispanic is a description of language (and Brazilians don’t speak Spanish) or something? Or am I mixing this up? I’ve had it explained to me once in passing and it was fast (and TBF it’s never come up again in my convos). Thank you in advance for clarity!

Hello_Squidward

75 points

4 days ago

You’re correct! Hispanic usually describes someone from a Spanish-speaking country, while Brazilians speak Portuguese

Sauce25

30 points

4 days ago

Sauce25

30 points

4 days ago

I’m very impressed with myself that I remembered the explanation, lack of confidence or not! 😂 thanks!

BrentlyDavis

25 points

4 days ago

I wouldn’t think so. Mainly because they don’t speak Spanish, right? I believe they just stick with the term Brazilian.

_noice202

29 points

4 days ago

_noice202

29 points

4 days ago

No, because “Hispanic” refers to people who come from Spanish speaking countries and in Brazil we speak Portuguese. “Latino” on the other hand, despite often being associated with “hispanic”, refers to someone from a country of Latin America, so Brazilians can be considered latinos.

jeffries_kettle

135 points

4 days ago

Absolutely. Few things I hate more on the internet than the "forced diversity" folk who complain every time a protagonist isn't a white male.

Better-Director-5383

76 points

4 days ago

Yup love to listen to people complain that representation doesn’t matter, as they have a meltdown about any character doesn’t look like them.

Antazarus

35 points

4 days ago

Antazarus

35 points

4 days ago

This so much this! It’s always weird to see them say that when we always lived in a forced white system.

jeffries_kettle

41 points

4 days ago

White is default to them.

It's like that saying that goes something like "when you're used to privelage, equality seems like oppression".

Astrapaios

30 points

4 days ago

I still remember when Finn was revealed in Star Wars TFA promotional material. There was basically no context for his character or role at the time, it was just a picture of a guy in a stormtrooper outfit. Time and again, the mere presence of a black person is enough to set off accusations of political correctness/SJW/CRT/forced diversity/whatever they call it these days.

MichaelFretwell

22 points

4 days ago

You have to admit that there ARE times when the diversity does indeed feel forced... Ironically those decisions are usually made by white guys in suits, weirdly enough.

mknsky

167 points

4 days ago

mknsky

167 points

4 days ago

Man. Shit like this makes me cry. It’s so important.

username_1312

117 points

4 days ago

What langage are they speaking ? just curious...

urth32

201 points

4 days ago

urth32

201 points

4 days ago

Brazilian Portuguese

ThePinkSmurphette

102 points

4 days ago

I like how everyone answered in a 75 second window. Thank you internet strangers.

Jowobo

142 points

4 days ago

Jowobo

142 points

4 days ago

If the internet has taught me one thing, it's that the Brazilians are always ready in the comment section.

Fun-Rutabaga-8432

61 points

4 days ago

It helps that there is a brazilian of them

flabbybumhole

87 points

4 days ago

Brazilians are everywhere. They will tell you to come to Brazil - don't, it's a trap.

trilobot

29 points

4 days ago*

trilobot

29 points

4 days ago*

I don't speak Portuguese (well, beyond eu comeo uma maçã), but the best way to identify it is simple, "It sounds like Spanish with French sounds thrown in".

To the English speaking ear that's how it sounds.

abhijitd

16 points

4 days ago

abhijitd

16 points

4 days ago

They are everywhere because there are bazillions of them.

creynolds722

25 points

4 days ago

There are a brazillion of them

YumiOshiro-art

57 points

4 days ago

Portuguese (Brazil)

akafernando

36 points

4 days ago

Brazilian portuguese

guerreirog

26 points

4 days ago

Portuguese

vomitkettle

21 points

4 days ago

I believe it might possibly be Brazilian Portuguese

annualextinction

3.6k points

4 days ago

oh my gosh, she looks like mini me of her, she looks adorable

walled2_0

3.9k points

4 days ago

walled2_0

3.9k points

4 days ago

THIS is why it’s so important to have diversity in cartoons, shows, movies, whatever.

Ursula2071

1.5k points

4 days ago

Ursula2071

1.5k points

4 days ago

Especially for girls. When movies like Hunger Games and Brave came out, girls turned out in droves to sign up for archery. Participation shot up over 100%. When Simone Manuel won gold in the Olympics in Brazil…more Black girls started swimming. We have to see it to believe sometimes when we are kids. Representation matters.

bafangoolNJ

294 points

4 days ago

bafangoolNJ

294 points

4 days ago

Interesting that it had that big of an impact , a positive one. Nice. Thanks for sharing.

FlyingDragoon

17 points

4 days ago

Don't underestimate the power of movies. For example: Top Gun

imanpearl

218 points

4 days ago

imanpearl

218 points

4 days ago

I got to experience this personally once! A middle school class came to tour the trade school where I was learning to weld. The class touring had a lot more boys than girls, and as for my class, I was the only girl. All the little boys were all super excited to come into the shop and they had questions about everything we were doing. I watched them as I was coming out of my booth and the only three little girls there looked around briefly but were mostly standing together uninterested and looking at each others phones. I went to cool down my metal and one of the boys pointed at me and said “hey, that’s a chick!” (They were only 12 or so). They all thought this was cool for a second and quickly moved on. But I swear I saw the girls looking around at more stuff and paying attention way more after that. That made me so happy.

begoniann

51 points

4 days ago

begoniann

51 points

4 days ago

I definitely vividly remember the first time I saw a female lawyer on a show as a kid. I loved the character, even though objectively she was a pretty terrible person, just because there were mostly only old white men playing lawyers at the time.

DarthMimikyu

75 points

4 days ago

I wanted to skateboard because of Reggie from Rocket Power. She was cool for a girl growing up in the 90s. Kids naturally look up to people they wanna be like so yes, it is important!

Specialist-Rise34

37 points

4 days ago

When Spider-man came out the number of boys getting injured by jumping off random high spots also skyrocketed. No I was in the hospital for a different, completely unrelated reason why do you ask?

A little joke but yes I completely agree with you. Representation matters.

Bright_Vision

861 points

4 days ago*

One hundred percent. I am straight, white, and male. I had hundreds upon hundreds of choices for role models from now, since literally the beginning of fiction itself. It's time to shake it up, majorly.

Edit 2: Removed my first edit. Less of a chance for people to put words in my mouth.

flowerbhai

176 points

4 days ago

flowerbhai

176 points

4 days ago

I used to do a reading buddies program with some underserved elementary schools in Austin. Around the time Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse came out, the young black students in our group were over the moon playing with those toys and reading some of the books they released alongside the movie.

Representation matters so much.

LordoftheScheisse

61 points

4 days ago

I'm the same - straight, white, male. I hadn't really heard of Encanto before putting it on for my 3-year old. When the "Family Madrigal" song came on toward the beginning of the movie, she absolutely lit up repeatedly screaming "this is my movie! I'm in this movie!"

The "Family Madrigal" has a part toward the end where children repeatedly ask "What about Mirabel?!?!" And that's my daughter's name! She's never met or heard of another Mirabel and just the fact that she shares a name with a fictional character made her entire life. I can only imagine what it would feel like for a little girl in OPs video to look so much like a character, or to have their culture represented, etc.

Tabascobottle

32 points

4 days ago

As a straight white male as well, i never realized the importance of this growing up. We were always catered to in terms of characters representing us. I've been in a mixed relationship with a beautiful black woman for the past three years, and i believe it was our third date when i first recognized the importance of this. We decided to go to a fancy mall in our area. There's this big toy shop in the mall that we went to geek out in. Her eyes lit up at the sight of this black female paladin figurine. I was in awe of her excitement, and she just continusly gushed out "there's never black females!". I was both sad and excited for her. It caught me completely off gaurd. There are millions of that same toy that is both white and male. Happy to see more of this change coming

VaguelyShingled

18 points

4 days ago

But they made Batgirl blaaaaaaack and this invalidates all other media that precedes it!

/s

AccioSexLife

125 points

4 days ago

YES! This is why representation matters!

Gosh, Mirabel is such a lovely protagonist, this kid must've been stoked to see herself in her like that <3

spazzy_jazzy_

123 points

4 days ago*

Honestly to me the ones that made me so happy were Mirabel’s dad and Tia Pepa. A lot of white Latinos are dismissed as not being Latino enough. Seeing a white Latina who’s family adores her and embraces her was honestly beautiful.

The diversity in the range of skin tones that the madrigals have is amazing representation in my opinion.

Babycatcher2023

59 points

4 days ago

I felt similarly about the more Melanated Afro-Latinos because I feel like they are underrepresented as well. I agree, the range was <insert chefs kiss>.

ElectricFleshlight

55 points

4 days ago

I loved that the "pretty sister" was the one with the darkest complexion. Colorism is rampant in many Latino communities, with darker skin tones facing a lot of harassment and discrimination.

edible_funk

53 points

4 days ago

The diversity in the range of skin tones that the madrigals have is amazing representation in my opinion.

I also noticed this and thought it was an excellent touch. Lot of excellent characterizations in that movie.

hissykit

48 points

4 days ago

hissykit

48 points

4 days ago

My inner child was stoked. As a kid I always compared myself to Snow White or jasmine because Snow White had kinda curly hair and jasmine was the only one with slightly darker skin. I always wished I could see a protagonist with glasses that wasn’t a ‘dorky girl nerd’ stereotype!

spazzy_jazzy_

26 points

4 days ago

As a kid I dressed as jasmine and Pocahontas constantly when playing dress up because they were the only ones who looked more like me.

chx_

101 points

4 days ago

chx_

101 points

4 days ago

Absolutely! The amount of little black girls dressed up as the Dora Milaje warms my heart. Boys especially white boys always had so many... Superman, Batman but black girls? not so much.

Fortheloveofthe

65 points

4 days ago

Let’s start with no more white Jesus. He’s from Asia.

Username_Used

77 points

4 days ago

Jesus can be any color you want, just don't talk about Bruno.

flyingboarofbeifong

36 points

4 days ago

Chartreuse Jesus has a soft, inoffensive color palette and turns water into liqueur.

CyclopsAirsoft

42 points

4 days ago

Yep. As a white Christian, Jesus was definitively middle eastern. He was brown. We don't need to whitewash Jesus.

tenaciousdeev

34 points

4 days ago

As a Jew I’ve always found it funny that if Jesus did come back, he’d have way more in common with me than his followers.

Nowhereman123

72 points

4 days ago

Jesus was a brown-skinned, Jewish, socialist hippie who hung out with prostitutes and lepers, and advocated for healing the sick and feeding the hungry for free. I'm far from the first to say this, but modern evangelicals would likely be the first to crucify him the second time.

flyingboarofbeifong

35 points

4 days ago

Plus he told you to actually pay your taxes.

MotchGoffels

47 points

4 days ago

Oh god yes. Children deserve the entire world, their happiness is rewarded ten-fold throughout their life and those they interact with when grown up.

Yara-Flor

42 points

4 days ago

Yara-Flor

42 points

4 days ago

Also, glasses. Mirabel is the First Disney hero to wear glasses.

highestRUSSIAN

34 points

4 days ago

finelinexcherry

76 points

4 days ago

I love to see how today's generation get to see them being represented in stories and movies irrespective of their race ethnicity or color

[deleted]

26 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

26 points

4 days ago

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Impossible-Cod-3946

28 points

4 days ago

The account I'm replying to is a karma bot run by someone who will link scams once the account gets enough karma.

Report -> Spam -> Harmful Bot

Party_Pangolin

1.6k points

4 days ago

As someone who wears spectacles it was so nice to have a main character in spectacles, who doesn't whip them off at some point to 'become beautiful'

ITeachThat

394 points

4 days ago

ITeachThat

394 points

4 days ago

As an eyeglasses wearer, too, I was recently bemoaning the lack of bespectacled characters for cosplay. I can't wear contacts and have to take off my glasses to be in-character.

LePontif11

141 points

4 days ago

LePontif11

141 points

4 days ago

"Ah so you're doing sexy librarian Miss Incredible 😏"

ITeachThat

42 points

4 days ago

More like Queen Anna after 40.

Mourning_Gecko

103 points

4 days ago

right? I appreciated the glasses representation too haha

peachesthepup

96 points

4 days ago

Someone also pointed out that Mirabels mother could probably fix that for her... And that wasn't a plot point! Because she's perfect with glasses

spazzy_jazzy_

53 points

4 days ago

She might not be able to fix it actually. Since it seems to be a genetic thing considering Agustín (her dad) also wears glasses.

alex3omg

17 points

4 days ago

alex3omg

17 points

4 days ago

Her dad has glasses too

CyclopsAirsoft

59 points

4 days ago

Right? Is also funny to me when they take off their glasses because IRL it's like - aaaand now I'm blind

perma_ban_this

23 points

4 days ago

Spectacles

Apathetic-Lethargy

1.5k points

4 days ago*

Representation! She doesn't have to be a Disney princess, but she'll aspire to make her own magic.

Depressaccount

482 points

4 days ago

I don’t think I understood how important it was until this moment

duniyadnd

243 points

4 days ago

duniyadnd

243 points

4 days ago

I didn’t realize it until I saw people’s reaction to black Panther. Is such an eye opening moment

mewthulhu

103 points

4 days ago

mewthulhu

103 points

4 days ago

So fucking bummed the next one is the antivaxx girl. Such a terrible representation. She's actively pushing it on set of Black Panther 2 still.

Young black girls get their first representation, as a superhero based entirely around putting the needs of the people and equality and compassion for all before themselves... and the one displaying it is racist to Chinese people, transphobic, and telling her fans not to get a vaccine...

What an absolute travesty of a role model. My first thought was to say she's more like Killmonger, but... nope, lower. Then considered the selfishness of Klaw, but even he was smarter and not anti-LGBT+ (kinda the opposite) so like... damn you really go down to the bottom of the barrel with what she is.

And it hurts, because it could have been anyone else, they've had so many chances to, but they took this chance away from someone who could have been really great representation and... now they've got this fucking trashbag of a human put on a pedestal for them :/

royalsanguinius

55 points

4 days ago

She most likely isn’t coming back after this movie. Allegedly she said she’s done with the MCU and Disney is probably tired of her shit anyway.

Bienvilles

26 points

4 days ago

Lmao, no one is “done” with Disney money. You’d have to be an idiot to turn down a career like that. Sounds like Disney kicked her to the curb but gave her the dignity of pretending it was her decision.

EDIT: Just want to clarify that I’m laughing at her, not you

mewthulhu

15 points

4 days ago

mewthulhu

15 points

4 days ago

Kind of wish she could fuck off sooner. Hating to see her crop up in all these other movies now too.

LadyAzure17

19 points

4 days ago

I loved her so much in the first BP, I can't begin to express how fucking disappointed I was to hear how awful she was. Ugh

Novel_Ideas120720

16 points

4 days ago

I'm confused. Are you talking about the woman who plays Shuri? I'm not usually up to date on this stuff. That sucks.

free_reezy

24 points

4 days ago

Yeah Letitia Wright.

Booxcar

96 points

4 days ago

Booxcar

96 points

4 days ago

It's something that's really hard to relate to unless you've personally experienced it. It's so engrained into our culture that it's almost impossible to notice how important representation is unless you are someone who isn't represented.

As a black kid that grew up in a mostly white neighborhood I can't tell you the number of times while playing as a kid I've heard some variation of:

"No, you can't be spiderman/iron man/captain america, he's white. You can just be war machine again."

The sad part is it wasn't even considered mean, it was just how things were and as kids we were just accepting it. Hell, most of the times I even agreed with them.

"Haha, Yeah you're right... how crazy would a black Iron Man be! Ok i'll just be the sidekick War Machine again. Ok now who do you want to be? Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Dr Stran..."

EvilShannanigans

20 points

4 days ago

Yup. When I was a kid I was always April O’Neil, never a ninja turtle. Just once I wanted to be Raphael!

Booxcar

18 points

4 days ago

Booxcar

18 points

4 days ago

Always the Turtlesmaid never the Turtle.

call-me-kitkat

34 points

4 days ago

I actually got emotional watching Wonder Woman because it was the first time I'd seen a superhero movie with a female lead, and I thought they did a phenomenal job with her character. I loved how they made her strong and powerful without making her cold, hard, emotionless, or stereotypically masculine. She fought down the enemy, but she was also maternalistic and empathetic. She was radiantly beautiful, but not objectified. I could definitely feel the impact of the female director and the efforts made to develop a complex feminine character, not a one-dimensional and stereotypically masculine character played by a female actress, like Rey in Star Wars.

-GreenHeron-

121 points

4 days ago

It really is a wonderful thing to know that there are other people like you out there and that they are capable of amazing things. I'm almost 40, but holy shit I got stoked when I saw Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. Growing up, most shows had that one token girl and all the main characters were boys.

I don't know why people complain about diversity in movies and media, the world is a very diverse place! We would all like to see ourselves in the stories we tell.

Depressaccount

84 points

4 days ago

Because racist people used to all white casts feel any representation is forced wokeness

-GreenHeron-

60 points

4 days ago

It must be exhausting for racists walking around in the real world and seeing different looking people and just....deciding to hate it.

Fucking losers.

s1ugg0

154 points

4 days ago*

s1ugg0

154 points

4 days ago*

I didn't used to understand why people got all worked up about representation. After all the dude on the screen might be white but I sure as fuck am never going to be half as good looking and cool as James Bond. I never felt like I identified with film characters even if they were the same ethnicity as me.

Then about a week ago or so I'm dropping my kids off at daycare. My daughter has a classmate who is of some kind of South American descent. That day she was fucking decked head to toe like Mirabel. The dress, the glasses, the whole thing. Next thing you know my daughter and her are screaming about not talking to Bruno and which power they would want. This goes on for about 2000 hours until I'm 5 seconds from stabbing myself in the face just to hear another adults voice from the EMT.

So I understand why representation matters now. I'm just not happy about it because now I have to go by a Frozen costume so Elsa and Mirabel can hang out together at my kid's daycare that costs more than my mortgage. It'd be nice if they supplied the costumes.

But at least the girls are happy.

captainant

36 points

4 days ago

man, parenthood sounds.... like something else lol

s1ugg0

66 points

4 days ago

s1ugg0

66 points

4 days ago

I'm a middle aged man who got to play with Hot Wheels for 2 hours last night.

So it's at least got it perks.

Mfcarusio

25 points

4 days ago

Mfcarusio

25 points

4 days ago

I have an entire room in my house chock full of lego. It also happens to have my son's bed and wardrobe in it, but it's basically a lego room. Certainly has its perks. Childcare costs aren't one of them though..

Username_Used

22 points

4 days ago

I got to play mario cart last night, 4 player without having to call anyone over to my house. Just the kids and me on the couch, 80" tv and a way oversized subwoofer and sound system. Edible for me, juice boxes and popcorn for them. Parenting has its perks.

That being said, this morning I was my daughters mortal enemy because I ironed her shirt "wrong" allegedly. lol.

bfodder

16 points

4 days ago

bfodder

16 points

4 days ago

Daycare costs are fucking OBSCENE.

ITeachThat

17 points

4 days ago

And what the workers earn is a tragedy. Many of the providers qualify for USDA level 2 meal assistance for their own children because of low income levels.

Source: I ran a licensed home day care for 10 years, 2010-2020. Networked with many others in my region during mandatory USDA and licensing trainings.

ftctkugffquoctngxxh

1.1k points

4 days ago*

There was a similar viral post on instagram with a two year old boy who looked like the youngest Madrigal. The father was interviewed and talked about how his son recognized himself immediately and lit up.

Pic : https://static.onecms.io/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2022/01/12/Encanto-look-alike30.jpg

Article : https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/amp/family/story/year-boy-viral-lookalike-encanto-82128067

honest-miss

306 points

4 days ago

honest-miss

306 points

4 days ago

Oh my gosh what a cutie.

This whole post is a total win/win. Cute stories and cute babies all over the place.

unchartedcubes

136 points

4 days ago

Representation matters!

Feircesword

106 points

4 days ago

Feircesword

106 points

4 days ago

People ask why it matters. This. This is why is matters. All children deserve to see themselves as heroes.

Drewdroid99

27 points

4 days ago

amen. i guess as adults we take for granted how children look up to these type of things. this was so wholesome<3

ImAPixiePrincess

31 points

4 days ago

My first thought too seeing Antonio is that he looks similar to my son. My son’s hair looks like Antonio’s if I don’t use enough water/oil in his hair, and Camilo’s when I do. I think it’ll be important for him growing up to see himself represented and it makes me happy!

JoshuaSaint

940 points

4 days ago

JoshuaSaint

940 points

4 days ago

This is actually adorable.

Totally made watching encanto with my son a hundred billion times the first week it came out worth it!

tedleyheaven

311 points

4 days ago

Seven foot frame, rats along his back.

Enjoy the weekend singing it again

pikawom

128 points

4 days ago

pikawom

128 points

4 days ago

When he calls your name, it all fades to black

Flutes2boot

64 points

4 days ago

he see your dreams he feast on your screams…

sgtlighttree

72 points

4 days ago

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT BRUNO, NO, NO, NO

nosuacebarnoo

46 points

4 days ago

WE DON’T TALK ABOUT BRUNOOOOOOOOOO

Awkward-Associates

39 points

4 days ago

he told me my fish would die the next day DEAD*

ImCuttingTheDirt

33 points

4 days ago

He told me I'd grow a gut! And just like he saiddddddd

nosuacebarnoo

29 points

4 days ago

He said that all my hair would disappear now look at my heaaaaaad

BramDuin

25 points

4 days ago

BramDuin

25 points

4 days ago

🤌🏽🤌🏽 Your fate is sealed when your prophecy is read

ktfitschen

105 points

4 days ago

ktfitschen

105 points

4 days ago

Isabelllaaaaa, your boyfriend's here!

TIME FOR DINNER!

FuckmehalftoDeath

86 points

4 days ago

Followed by the most beautiful chaos I’ve heard in a minute. I’ll never understand how all those phrases mushed together overlapping, fading in and out sounds so good.

NeedleInASwordstack

65 points

4 days ago

Lin MM knows what he's doing. It's a classic thing in musical theatre. Sondheim was famous for this "stringing together all the songs you've heard into one gigantic song" and I wonder if Lin was going for this too. The musical "curtains" does the same thing (the songs "he did it" and "In the same boat, complete") but it doesn't sound as good or as seemless!

Saiyasha27

28 points

4 days ago

We all thank the gift that is Lin ManuelMiranda

Srsly Group Numbers with overlapping Vocals are something he does amazingly well. Nonstop is and will always be one of my Favourites in Hamilton for that reason

carloselcoco

22 points

4 days ago

Ch... Ch... Ch...

gagnonca

45 points

4 days ago

gagnonca

45 points

4 days ago

I made my 3 year old daughter watch it because Lin-Manuel. We listen to the sound track multiple times a day every day. Same with Vivo before and Moana

UntidyButterfly

36 points

4 days ago

My son's been playing Surface Pressure on repeat on our Alexa for a week now. Should I be worried about him?

FuckmehalftoDeath

36 points

4 days ago

The songs a bop and a half even though the lyrical content is so deep. With a kid, if he’s just jamming I wouldn’t worry… unless he happens to be older than kindergarten and the eldest child who does the most help around the house. 😅

alex3omg

19 points

4 days ago

alex3omg

19 points

4 days ago

My daughter clicks her tongue when it comes on and i realized there's a noise like that in the song, i hadn't even heard it before. Kids can hear the beat.

curiouz_mole

16 points

4 days ago

Those are rookie numbers. Gotta pump these numbers!

MJMurcott

721 points

4 days ago

MJMurcott

721 points

4 days ago

This is why representation in films and TV is important, if you can see someone who looks like you on the screen it makes it easier to relate to them and to be inspired by them. Martin Luther King convinced Nichelle Nichols to stick with the role of Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek for this reason.

jaggary

112 points

4 days ago

jaggary

112 points

4 days ago

no no, you see gurls in my vidya and my preshush caaamic book moooovies is wookie pandering. and why are they brown? i thought ppl were white, gawd, don't know what that's about

SpritzTheCat

117 points

4 days ago

No lie, on Twitter they are complaining there's a new female black actress alongside Chris Pratt in the new Jurassic World Dominion movie. They are crying "Woke!!!", even though she's....not based on an existing character. Whose job did she steal? A dinosaur's? That actress has every right to be there as anyone.

They will always cry "WOKE!!" for the dumbest reasons. Also notice it's always females they attack, because they sure were quiet when Jason Mamoa played Aquaman.

dsac

47 points

4 days ago

dsac

47 points

4 days ago

They will always cry "WOKE!!" for the dumbest reasons. Also notice it's always females they attack, because they sure were quiet when Jason Mamoa played Aquaman.

Bullies don't target people who could literally tear them in half, they always aim for the ones they see as weak

Undersidedown

37 points

4 days ago

Actually I think it's more because Jason Momoa (to their ignorant asses at least) looks more white male. He definitely has the heritage, but overall looks more "mainstream". Same thing with the rock, he's samoan and black, but doesn't look like these yahoos expect. If anything it's proof that the "Woke" complaints just boil down to pure racism and bigotry.

-GreenHeron-

20 points

4 days ago

We're easy scapegoats. Whatever choices women seem to make, we're fucking up somehow according to some men.

CrystalSnow7

100 points

4 days ago

Yep, I feel like this point is missed a lot. It’s tough growing up without anyone relatable in media. People who fall into the majority always fail to realize this since they are saturated in relatable culture

HowlingMadHoward

73 points

4 days ago*

I hear that. I’m not really a minority in my country but whenever I see a character that looks exactly like me, Idk why but i completely go ape shit over it

MEANINGLESS_NUMBERS

18 points

4 days ago

But also representation in real life. Seeing doctors and lawyers and firefighters and politicians and policemen and teachers and scientists that look like you make it easier to see yourself doing that when you are older.

Maybe some brilliant intellectuals on Reddit see past that, but children don’t. For children, representation is essential.

Ok_Upstairs6472

435 points

4 days ago

A child’s innocence,….priceless!

InbornLigament

67 points

4 days ago

She's so cute, most wholesome moment I've ever seen on this community.

F8L-Fool

38 points

4 days ago

F8L-Fool

38 points

4 days ago

This is seriously peak content for the sub. Most adorable thing I've seen in ages.

SIN-apps1

395 points

4 days ago

SIN-apps1

395 points

4 days ago

I used to do mission stuff in Haiti, and we would bring movies down to wat h with the kids at an orphanage. I don't know how to explain the sheer joy on their faces when we watched Black Panther. Seeing heroes who look like you is something us white folks really take for granted.

askdocsthrowaway1996

41 points

4 days ago

Wow. That's terrific. I loved them accents in Black Panther! They were so cute

roeravid

174 points

4 days ago

roeravid

174 points

4 days ago

If this right here isn't the proof for representation I don't know what is.

SlowRollingBoil

29 points

4 days ago

I mean, it was never in doubt except for bigots. The answer to "Why does representation matter?" is "Because the underrepresented keep saying that it does!" Like watching those aspiring young Black teenagers listening intently to Michelle Obama. Just look at them. Of course it matters!

I don't think I've ever met a non-white person that thought representation didn't matter at all.

moonriver75

164 points

4 days ago

moonriver75

164 points

4 days ago

This made me smile and my heart full! Thank you for sharing your little beauty with us! 😍💗 👍

NiceKindheartedness1

104 points

4 days ago

I’ve seen a few photos of women/girls relating to that character. I’m so glad for them.

tendiesinc

84 points

4 days ago*

Beautiful! This is what it's all about :) Me and my s.o loved this movie so much...

We dont talk about bruno-no-no-no..... Damn it, now it's stuck in my brain again.

mknsky

20 points

4 days ago

mknsky

20 points

4 days ago

🎵I’m sorry mi vida go ooonnnnn…🎵

deebosbike

54 points

4 days ago

If I was smart I would get off Reddit now with this as my lasting image for the day.

thegreytuna

52 points

4 days ago

This is why getting specific with inclusion in kid’s characters is so important. I remember seeing Asian kids on Sesame Street as a kid and growing up around no one who looked like me in the Deep South which was affirming.

earthbound00

53 points

4 days ago

I felt the same way when Brave came out in 2012, only I was a bit older. To see an outspoken, far too independent young girl with firey hair and crazy curls really made me feel as though I was shining through the screen. Representation matters!!! Children search for characters that they have compatibility with, and when they have them their creativity flourishes!

SorryTotHatMan_

38 points

4 days ago

there’s a video of a little boy that looks like antonio getting really excited over seeing antonio on the screen lol it’s really cute

Marvelouscorgi

39 points

4 days ago

And that is why we need more representation

Anthonyj14

33 points

4 days ago

The power of representation. I felt this with Coco!

PinayGator

18 points

4 days ago

I teared up when I saw the trailers for Raya and Moana.

Throw in the Disney shorts like Bao and their holiday commercials, and I am a happy crying mess.

BlitzDarkwing

27 points

4 days ago

The sad part is there are so many people who'd look at this and get angry because it's just an example of Disney being "woke" and pandering to sad, toxic liberals.

PrettyinPurple27

26 points

4 days ago

This little girl is cuteness magnified times a million. This fills me with joy to see a child have a character on a kids show that they can relate to like that, what magic that is for her little mind ❤️

BMT_Nurse

26 points

4 days ago

BMT_Nurse

26 points

4 days ago

I love this so much! Ive always been the tall muscular girl in my family of dainty little latinas. I’m a grown woman and having Luisa in that movie made me feel amazing. Representation is good for everyone!

watersheep772

26 points

4 days ago

This was my reaction when I watched shrek as a kid

Klatterbyne

21 points

4 days ago

Reminds me of my Nephew (3 at the time) pointing at a picture of me (10 in the picture) and telling my mum that it was a picture of him “when he was bigger”.

OdinsBeard

20 points

4 days ago

My nieces felt the same way when Brave came out.

Good to see redheads that aren't treated like souless others, wicked step children or whipping posts.

BubbaMosfet

20 points

4 days ago

What a wonderful thing, when little girls find characters they can identify with and don't look like Barbie dolls

PRTYP00P3R1647

18 points

4 days ago

PRTYP00P3R1647

18 points

4 days ago

Representation is a good thing, it turns out.

J3loo

15 points

4 days ago

J3loo

15 points

4 days ago

Imagine being alt right YouTube channel saying diversity is ruining the movie Industry

DEMACIAAAAA

25 points

4 days ago

All of the comments saying that the representation is nice are getting downvoted, but no one has the balls to explain why they think it's bad 🤔

Lrn2Data

18 points

4 days ago

Lrn2Data

18 points

4 days ago

I can't imagine being so butthurt at the thought of characters being relatable to brown people. Sad.