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Tue Oct 27, 2015, 09:51 AM

A mom's post about a Halloween costume is going viral on Facebook. Thank you, Target!




http://www.upworthy.com/a-moms-post-about-a-halloween-costume-is-going-viral-on-facebook-thank-you-target?c=upw1&u=6bacec6889bf05ba106ae00be40328adccb1c8a6

By Laura Willard

Jen Kroll got pretty excited when she saw a recent Target ad.
No, it wasn't because of the "buy one, get one half off" sweater deal. It wasn't even because flannel sheets were 15% off.

Nope, not at all. (Though, flannel sheets do sound nice...)

Here's what made her week: a photo of an Elsa Halloween costume.
The ad meant so much to her that she posted it on Facebook and had this to say:



Do you see what Jen saw? The model sporting the dress worn by Elsa of "Frozen" fame has arm crutches!

Yes, that's a big deal. Especially for Jen because here's a photo of her incredibly cute daughter, who just so happens to love Elsa:


I mean, seriously. Can you even with the adorableness?! Photos by Jen Kroll, used with permission.

FULL wonderful story at link.

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Reply A mom's post about a Halloween costume is going viral on Facebook. Thank you, Target! (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 2015 OP
riversedge Oct 2015 #1
KoKo Oct 2015 #2
BuelahWitch Oct 2015 #3
onecaliberal Oct 2015 #4
CatWoman Oct 2015 #5
antigop Oct 2015 #6
demmiblue Oct 2015 #7
Digit Oct 2015 #8
hibbing Oct 2015 #9
Teagan Oct 2015 #10
niyad Oct 2015 #17
Iwillnevergiveup Oct 2015 #11
robbob Oct 2015 #12
progressoid Oct 2015 #24
PatSeg Oct 2015 #13
KittyWampus Oct 2015 #14
Omaha Steve Oct 2015 #16
niyad Oct 2015 #18
Duval Oct 2015 #15
niyad Oct 2015 #19
MiniMe Oct 2015 #20
Stargazer09 Oct 2015 #21
Amimnoch Oct 2015 #22
jwirr Oct 2015 #23
oberliner Oct 2015 #25
LuckyLib Oct 2015 #26
SoapBox Oct 2015 #27
jtuck004 Oct 2015 #28
Angry Dragon Oct 2015 #29
DesertRat Oct 2015 #30
demigoddess Oct 2015 #31
ladyVet Oct 2015 #32
LiberalElite Oct 2015 #37
IronLionZion Oct 2015 #33
d_legendary1 Oct 2015 #34
bettyellen Oct 2015 #35
WillyT Oct 2015 #36
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2015 #38
Alkene Oct 2015 #39

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:00 AM

1. thanks OS. Past time to included ALL kids.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:04 AM

2. Recommend!

Thanks, Steve. So good to see this.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:20 AM

3. This made my day!

That little girl is unstoppable! Thanks Target!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:26 AM

4. Fantastic!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:27 AM

5. I think this is extremely sweet

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:40 AM

6. thanks, OS nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:40 AM

7. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:01 AM

8. Wonderful, love it!

I would like to see more of this!

Look at those little darlin's.....adorable!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:02 AM

9. well dangit

Wow, and here I was last night whining about my stupid remote control on the idiot box not working very well.

Peace

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:02 AM

10. Good move!

 

Normalizing disability lowers the stress levels for those who are disabled. It also means a lot to the disabled veterans. I will continue to shop at Target.

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Response to Teagan (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:51 AM

17. welcome to du

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:04 AM

11. WOW

Just WOW!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:18 AM

12. You made me tear up!

....think I got something in my eye...

Sometimes we think our lives are so complicated and difficult but this little girl who has so much to overcome in life, beaming out her joy at the world makes me realize what a precious gift life truly is. Thank you for posting this!

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Response to robbob (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 01:18 PM

24. Me too! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:22 AM

13. What a great story!

What an adorable little girl too!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:28 AM

14. Magicwheelchair is a nonprofit that makes incredible costumes around wheelchairs>>>

 

The group creates wheelchairs that are unbelievable and make the kids physically confined to them into superheroes!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NQXvSb-ZC7U#t=5

http://www.magicwheelchair.org/

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:48 AM

16. The Night Fury dragon Toothless is awesome


Thank YOU for sharing!

OS

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:52 AM

18. oh goodness!! thank you so much for sharing these wonderful people.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:43 AM

15. Made me smile!

 

Thanks for this wonderful story, Omaha Steve.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:52 AM

19. a smiling k and r!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:58 AM

20. Props to Target for using this ad!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 12:00 PM

21. The ad is great!

That little girl is AWESOME! Look at that smile!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 12:45 PM

22. oh this is so awesome!

 

Really wonderful of Target.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 12:46 PM

23. A great step forward toward normalization. And just in time

as the WH and congress move to cut SSDI.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 01:44 PM

25. Upworthy sure does know how to get the clicks

 

Upworthy went to RootsCamp 2012 to present our findings. We have discovered just how easy it is to make things go viral. And we're sharing it with you. Because we love you.

http://www.upworthy.com/how-to-make-that-one-thing-go-viral-just-kidding

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 01:59 PM

26. This is what diversity awareness is all about -- making visible

the amazing array of differences in who we are as humans.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 02:07 PM

27. It's just the way it should be...

This is good.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:05 PM

28. That is leadership. n/t

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:27 PM

29. kick

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:07 PM

30. Wonderful!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 08:32 PM

31. I have a handicapped/retarded daughter. One mother, years ago

told her daughter that there were a lot of kids like my daughter. After about a year, she finally asked me (she was three yrs old at the time) "where are all the other kids like her?" I answered with "They are home with their mommies and daddies." She said, "OOOOHhh". And she seemed to like that answer. It made her feel better somehow. That is what we have to do, get these kids in our view, in our schools, and let the other kids know that being handicapped doesn't mean you lose your home, family etc. That you are just like them, only a little different in one or two things. It will be better for all our children.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 09:04 PM

32. Oh, man! Adorable alert!

Who wouldn't love this?

Back when I was this age, children who were disabled, or "different" or "handicapped" were hidden away. We didn't go to school with them (they had their own building, and never associated with us "normal" kids), nor see them around at the movies, or on Halloween. Same thing with black students (we didn't have many Asian or Latino families around back then in our area): they had their own school, and social mixing was almost unheard of.

Things are much better today, when we can see people not like us everywhere: on TV, in the movies, on the streets, in our schools, at the store... Still a lot of work to be done, but believe me, there's been progress.

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Response to ladyVet (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 12:05 AM

37. I also recall when the disabled were hidden away. At a party

in the '70s one of the guests was in a wheelchair and I had no idea how to act with him; all I could do was remember my mother telling me as a child "don't stare."

But times and attitudes change one way or the other -Twice last summer, in the NYC subway -I saw young women with prosthetic legs - one wearing a slinky "little black dress" and the other wearing a miniskirt.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 10:23 PM

33. That's wonderful!

Target has been making some very good choices lately.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:26 PM

34. Its great to see posts like these and know some progress is being made

Thanks for this!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:39 PM

35. LOVE IT!!! Thank you!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:49 PM

36. Wonderful...

 






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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 01:01 AM

38. ..

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:27 AM

39. Target is WalMart with better PR.

As demonstrated.

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