This 2-Year-Old Hosted A Tea Party For The Officer That Saved Her Life

It’s no surprise that police/citizen relations have taken a big hit lately, especially with all of the unfortunate tragedies we hear about in the news. So it should come as no surprise that the entire world stopped for this “awww” moment between a 2-year-old and the officer that saved her life.

Roughly one year ago, Rowlett Police Cpl. Patrick Ray arrived onto a potentially tragic scene. Tammy Norvell, mother of Bexley Norvell, ran into the front yard clutching her baby.

According to Inside Edition, Bexley’s lips had gone completely blue, and she wasn’t responding to anything her mother was doing, not even to getting her cheeks slapped.

Tammy even tried to pry her daughter’s mouth open, but her jaw was clenched shut, making it impossible.

Working quickly, Corporal Ray took Bexley and began doing everything he could to open the young girl’s mouth. After a moment, he was able to push whatever was in her throat downwards with his fingers. A small pop and a squeak later and Bexley was all well again.

X-rays were taken later and it was determined that little Bexley somehow managed to swallow a penny.

Tammy knew that this would be a day that her daughter would remember forever, but she wanted to make sure her daughter remembered it for the right reasons. To commemorate the day her daughter’s life was saved, Tammy commissioned a professional photographer to take pictures of Bexley and Corporal Ray (or “P-Ray” as Bexley likes to call him) enjoying a tea party together.

“I don’t have any girls myself,” said Corporal Ray, “and this was something I couldn’t resist. I just couldn’t say no.”

Doesn’t get much cuter than this, does it?

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Photo Credit: Chelle Cates Photography


Little Girl Explains How She Landed A Million-Dollar Business Deal With Whole Foods

Mikaila Ulmer is the 11-year-old creator of BeeSweet Lemonade, a tasty homemade lemonade that also saves endangered honey bees in the process. We recently reported that she was able to land a multi-million dollar deal with Whole Foods, which would distribute her product to 55 stories nation-wide. Watch her explain how she was able to get such an amazing deal in the video above.

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Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark


Hero Restaurant Owner Yells At Screaming Toddler After Parents Do Nothing

Last Saturday, an unpleasant scene erupted at Marcy’s Diner in downtown Portland when the owner of the restaurant scolded a 2-year-old child for screaming.

That Saturday morning started off busy for Darla Neugebaueron, the diner’s owner, as she was faced with a full restaurant. She said that neither her restaurant or grill are very big, which made it difficult to get even the easiest orders out quickly.

While Neugebaueron is used to busy Saturdays, she was not used to non-stop screaming. After 40 minutes of crying from a young child at table five, Neugebaueron lost her patience.

Neugebaueron recounted to ABC affiliate WMTW:

“I turned around, slammed both hands on the counter, and then pointed at the child and said, ‘This has got to stop.’ Oh, and then the mother screamed at me because I was yelling at her child. You know what lady, you should have taken the kid outside.”

Tara Carson, the mother of the child, reportedly said:

“Did you just yell at a child?”

Neugebaueron replied:

“Yup! Sure did! Shut her up too! Why is it OK for that kid to disrupt the experience for 75 people when mommy and daddy could have taken it outside?”



According to Neugebaueron’s Facebook page, she had previously asked the parents to either take the child outside or to leave, but they refused to listen. She said that even after the child’s pancakes were brought to the table, the parents continued to talk and eat in spite of their screaming daughter, who couldn’t reach her food.

Neugebaueron said that she was justified in her actions because after she screamed at the child, the crying stopped.

Tara Carson was naturally appalled by the incident and posted some words on Darcy’s Diner’s Facebook page. Neugebaueron responded with some words of her own, which has now sparked a national debate.

Carson is in disbelief over the insanity of Neugebaueron looking for support from other mothers, saying:

“Anyone with a toddler knows when you wait for more than 40 minutes for food your child runs out of patience so crying is normal.”

Neugebaueron said she refuses to host screaming babies and absent-minded parents in her restaurant. She said:

“We all have our opinions. I think maybe mom and dad should have taken the kid out and nipped it right in the bud. I’m not a parent. I don’t know 100 percent. I know after 40 minutes of screaming, I had had enough.

“I may have crossed the line. It’s my line to cross though.”

On Monday, a reporter from WCSH-TV caught up with Neugebaueron and asked her if she was sorry for the way she acted. Neugebauer said:

“Life is full of choices and you’ve got to live with all of them. I don’t know if sorry would be the proper word. I might have used poor judgment.”

Written by Riley Schatzle of NextShark


6 Year Old Caught Driving On His Way To Get Chinese Food


What did you do when you were a little kid? Did you play on the swing set? Play with Pokémon cards? Maybe watch TV? Did you ever get the chance to drive a car — by yourself? I’m going to go ahead and say no.

Police were alerted by other drivers Saturday morning by what looked to be a 6 year old child driving a car. When police finally arrived on the scene, the car was boxed in by two drivers and another driver took the keys out of the ignition of the car the boy was driving.

While the boy’s name wasn’t reported, he told officers that he took the keys off of the counter and drove the car to grab some Chinese food. Guess he was fed up waiting for cereal and took matters into his own hands.

According to police he had never driven a vehicle before nor sat on his dad’s lap to practice steering. During his takeout attempt the boy hit a “no left turn” sign and managed to rack up some cosmetic damage. It was soon after that the police called the boy’s father to come pick him up.

The father, according to Sheriff Engster, wasn’t even aware that his son was gone because he was sleeping the entire time. This kid was determined to get his late night grub on.

We suppose a quick trip to Panda Express for some Orange Chicken is the best way to start your day, even if you don’t have your front teeth to eat it.



Behold: the Beer Bottle Car Seat, for Scumbag Parents

For basically being over 70% water, most people’s most precious cargo is still remarkably fragile. But luckily for those parents who strive to take at least as much–if not more–care of their favorite brews as they do of their children, now there’s Growler on Board.

Essentially a holster-like foam “Beer Transportation Unit” designed to keep your little darlings safe on long car rides, GoB can hold up to three ~64 ounce growlers, keeping them from tossing around and making messes all over your back seat.

And for that bit of extra safety, the Growler on Board website also offers $2 car decals so you can warn other drivers to keep far, far away from your precious water bags–or you know, just convince them of what a horrible, horrible parent you are.

Growler on Board/BTUs are $30 online and available in yellow, grey, red and black; 2 for $50.

Drive responsibly.

[Via Gizmodo]