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A Couple Surprised Their Autistic Son with His Own Mini Blockbuster Store

We’ll do anything to make our kids happy.  And this is such a great example.  A couple in south Texas named Hector and Rosa Zuniga have a 20-year-old son named Hector, who’s autistic and non-verbal.  (It’s pronounced Zoo-KNEE-guh.)

For the past seven years, they’ve taken him to their local Blockbuster store twice a week and he LOVES it.  It’s part of his routine, and one of his favorite things to do.

But a few months ago, an employee told them the store would be CLOSING.  Which they knew he’d be devastated about, so they came up with a plan.

When the store officially closed this past Sunday, they took him down to show him what was happening, so he’d fully understand.  He was pretty upset about it.  But then they told him they had a surprise.

They’d secretly been buying up all his favorite DVDs.  Employees even set stuff aside for him, so no one else could buy it.  And when they got home, they surprised him with his OWN mini Blockbuster store that they set up in a spare room.

They bought an actual rack from the store that closed, and got a few Blockbuster signs.  So it looks pretty legit.  His brother posted photos of it online.

His dad says that even though he doesn’t talk, he was able to say thank you in his own way.  He walked up to him and touched his ear, which is what he does when he wants to say, “I love you.”

(Huffington Post)

You Can Eat All the Butter, Cheese, and Other Fat You Want . . . As Long As You Walk 22 Minutes a Day

  Fat has gotten a pretty bad reputation, but the more research that comes in, the more it becomes clear that eating a bunch of fat REALLY might not be all that bad.  Here’s the latest . . .

A new study out of the University of California, San Francisco found even if you eat butter, cheese, and all the other delicious saturated fats in the world, you can avoid increasing your risk of developing heart disease with a TINY bit of daily exercise.

Seriously.  They found that you can offset your risk if you just walk 22 minutes a day.

Now, obviously, it’s BETTER to eat healthy and not eat six sticks of butter just because one study said it’s fine . . . but consider this another piece of evidence that fat really may not be as bad as we were all led to believe.

(CNN)

Breaking News: Twinkies Now Come in Chocolate

It’s crazy that Twinkies almost died a few years ago, and now they’ve roared back stronger than ever . . . and started mutating.

For the first time ever, there’s a new line of Twinkies that DON’T use yellow sponge cake.  They’re called Chocolate Cake Twinkies, because . . . obviously . . . they’re made with chocolate cake.

They are now available in stores nationwide



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