This Teacher's Last Request Has Started A Debate About School Funding

If you’re lucky, you will leave behind a legacy that honors your life. A woman named Tammy Waddell is getting national attention after her death for doing just that. Waddell died on June 9, after a long battle with stomach cancer. She was 58.

Her cousin, Brad Johnson, shared a tweet describing Waddell’s last wish: that in lieu of flowers, people send school supplies in her memory to a non-profit called Project Connect. The organization provides backpacks to students in need in her Georgia community.

Waddell had been a teacher for 30 years in Forsyth County Schools, according to ABC News. Even at the end, she wanted to help kids get the education they deserved. A photo of backpacks waiting to be delivered after her funeral on June 13 has everyone weeping:

Johnson said close to a hundred teachers who had met or worked with Waddell showed up to retrieve her backpacks for Project Connect.

He shared a photo of them all lined up with the donations:

In an interview, Johnson told Good Morning America, “She was very inspirational in me achieving all that I have. She was as quick to give a hug as she was quick to give supplies to students who needed it.”

People are finding Waddell’s story so inspirational, they want to send backpacks, too:

And everyone is deeply moved by how one person can keep helping others even after they’re gone:

Waddell had a son, Kevin Waddell, who also works in Forsyth County Schools. He told GMA that he wasn’t surprised by his mother’s request.

“Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It’s one of the inspirations that led me to the profession,” he said.

“She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention … she was just focused on the love,” he continued.

“The message she would try and deliver at this point is donate to your local schools. It doesn’t have to be here specifically.”

Kevin Waddell has said he’s heard from people wanting to donate supplies from as far away as Great Britain.

There it became a more controversial discussion about how Waddell’s gesture shouldn’t be necessary: fund schools and give kids supplies, wrote commenters.

It’s not possible to tell from Waddell’s obituary what she thought of school funding, but it does say she was “had a passion for literacy and believed that every child deserved an opportunity to learn.”

And that is a legacy people will remember.

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Women Troll Guy Who Accidentally Started Group Chat With All Of Them

Guys, just a heads up. If you’re going to talk to multiple women on Snapchat, don’t make the mistake of creating a group chat when you’re intending to send the same message and photo to those women. That’s what Kyle did. Don’t be a Kyle. 

Twitter user Elizabeth, aka @Springbreak2005, recently took to the social media platform to share the conversation that took to place after Kyle, a college student, accidentally invited a bunch of the women he was talking to into the same conversation. 

They were gentle with Kyle at first…

And then it descended into craziness… 

Looks like they won’t be needing Kyle any more. 

Your loss, Kyle. 

Unsurprisingly, Elizabeth’s tweet went viral with over 100,000 retweets and 380,000 likes. And yes, we got a photo of the cute dog. 

We’re all in agreement. 

Some women missed out on the group conversation. 

Dammit, Kyle. 

Let this be a warning to you all. 

Hopefully he learns from his mistakes. 

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Canada's Immigration Site Crashed Once Trump Started Leading In The Polls

Americans are seriously freaking out as what they thought was a sick joke is looking more and more like a reality: Donald Trump may just become President of the United States of America.

When Trump was nominated as the Republican Candidate for the Presidency, tons of people started threatening to leave the US and move to Canada if he won out of sheer embarrassment.

There have already been an insane amount of queries in the past few months about US immigration to Canada.

And now with Trump leading in the polls, there’s been such an increase in searches for immigrating to Canada, that our Great Northern neighbor’s site has crashed.

Multiple sources have reported that it’s off and on due to the insane increase in traffic.

Lots of Americans are saying that moving to Canada is a silly option and are encouraging others to stay behind and fight for next election if Trump wins.

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What a farce of an election.

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Clowns Have Started 'Clown Lives Matter' Because Everyone Is Threatening To Shoot Them

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are a bunch of pranksters going around dressed as clowns threatening to kidnap kids and generally trying to frighten people. Just today, a knife-wielding clown wearing big floppy shoes chased a teenager through a New York subway station. And earlier this week, a boy in Arizona claimed that he was cut by another knife-wielding clown

In response, some users on social media have been threatening to shoot any clowns that approach them. 

Unsurprisingly, professional clowns are getting pretty fed up with the pranksters and the potentially deadly response they’re generating. 

To combat the trend, the clown community in Tucson, Arizona, have decided to organize a “Clown Lives Matter” march for next week.

More than 100 clowns are expected to come to the protest according to organizers, while a flyer for the event explains the reasoning behind it.

“This is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers. We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”

Jordan Jones, known professionally as Snuggles the Clown, works in Screamland Farms in Frederick, Maryland. He started the Clown Lives Matter movement to show pranksters that they’re putting the lives of professional clowns in danger. Snuggles told FOX:

“Everyone took this as a joke but it’s really become serious now, and I just want all these teenagers to know that it’s not a game anymore. You’re ruining my job and other actors around the world.”

“They go outside like myself the other day I went outside for a photo shoot and people were driving by taking pictures saying they are going to call the cops because they profiled me as one of the clowns in the woods.

And he says that the recent attacks aren’t just worrying him. 

“You know my family they fear for my life now. My sister, she don’t want me doing this anymore.”

He hopes that marches like those in Tucson will help people take the profession seriously.

“They need a positive role model like myself. Yes, I’m in the clown suit, but at the end of the day I’m a brother, I’m a nephew, I’m an uncle, I have a family.”

“I think it’s really negative. It’s becoming very, very serious and I don’t think a lot of people know how serious it’s becoming.”

But people don’t really know how seriously to take the movement. 

Police forces across the country have condemned the clown sightings, saying that pranksters are wasting valuable resources. 

“There are many other emergencies and calls for service that troopers and other first responders need to get to without being misdirected to a prank,” Connecticut state police said in a statement. 

That statement followed several lockdowns at schools in various states when clowns were spotted nearby. A 13-year-old student in Texas was arrested on terrorism charges after posting a “clown’s hit list” featuring the names of several classmates on social media.

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Body Shamers Started Hating On This Olympic Gymnast And The Internet Came To Her Aid

You have to be a special kind of idiot to body shame an Olympian. Their bodies, for years, have been stretched and developed and pushed to the limits of the human anatomy for them to be the best at what they do.

But because the internet is full of people who like to sit back and say that they could do something better than a f*cking OLYMPIC ATHLETE, we’re treated to wonderful tweets like this.

Which translates to:

“Alexa Moreno, another example of pseudo athletes sent by the CONADE [Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport] just to fullfill the quota.”

Alexa Moreno, a Mexican gymnast, is getting hated on by people like the moron above, for being “fat” and “out of shape.”

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Despite the fact that she’s able to perform amazing feats of athleticism like this:

…bullies are still being total jerk faces.

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“Exclusive pictures of Alexa Moreno at the end of her gymnastic routine.”

However, the internet wasn’t going to let a bunch of jabronis roast an elite, professional athlete.

“Congratulations to #AlexaMoreno for your great participation in the Olympics! One more reason to be proud despite all the criticism.”

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to insult an Olympian?!

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