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Hello! My name is Luna and I am fourteen years old. We've all heard that a boomerang returns back to the person who throws it. Unfortunately my dad and I have recently experienced this ourselves. So today, I want to share our story.

My family comes from Iowa. My father has a farming business where he grows food crops and vegetables. Since this was the only way we made a living, we had to protect our farm from being broken into. And that's why we got Buddy. He was the sweetest dog ever. I was only four years old when we got him, so we've been best friends for years. He was not just a nice pet, he was the best defense we could get.

One night, I woke up because I heard a horrible noise. Buddy was barking as loud as he could. I rushed to my parents' room, but my dad was already on his feet and heading outside with a gun. We opened the front door just in time to see Buddy lock his teeth on the burglar's arm. The burglar's accomplice got away, but he hadn't managed to steal anything. This happened a long time ago, and Buddy has been my hero since that night. But time has not been kind to him.

It's been almost nine years, so he's obviously gotten pretty old, but he still kept our farm safe. I started noticing that he had become too passive and had lost his appetite. He wouldn't even get excited if I got him his favorite food anymore. I was getting really worried, but my dad said he was fine, just old. To tell you the truth, my father never was a sentimental person. So when our dog got older, he was upset, but mostly because he thought Buddy wasn't much of a help anymore. I just could not understand that!

One day, I went up to Buddy's dog shed and saw that he was just lying there and breathing heavily. He didn't even notice I had come to him. I ran to my dad immediately and asked him to drive Buddy to the vet clinic. But would you believe that he refused to do it and said Buddy had been a good dog and stuff, but that's life, and it was much easier to just get a new dog, after all. I burst into tears and begged him for a whole hour to drive us to the clinic, but he wouldn't listen. Then I said I was going to go alone, on foot! It was only then that he finally gave up. So, after hours of waiting behind the door and numerous examinations, the vet gave Buddy an unfavorable diagnosis. He was suffering from a bad stomach ulcer and he urgently needed surgery. And there was actually not much hope that it would even help. This news made me feel absolutely miserable and dejected. But there is no use in crying over spilled milk. We had to make a decision. My dad and I were silent in the car on our way back home. Later I heard him talking to my mom in the living-room and I was sure they were discussing the surgery date. But then I got close enough to overhear their conversation and heard those horrible words. They were going to put him down the following morning. I couldn't believe my own ears. Buddy had been the most devoted creature all these years and dad was able to just get rid of him so easily. Mom didn't back me up either. She couldn't go against my father's word. But I could. I would not let this happen.

I called my best friend Peter and asked him for help. I knew I would not be able to find enough money for the operation, but I took all my pocket money and Peter generously donated his. He also suggested organizing a fund for Buddy and putting posts on the internet. This is the definition of – a true friend. I wish I could've gotten my dad to give a penny. But we didn't have time for that. We had to take Buddy to a safe place because my dad could come after him and put his plans into action at any moment. So, we decided to take him back to the vet clinic and to hope for the vets' compassion for our poor dog.

I snuck out of the house early in the morning so that nobody would see me. Peter and I had to carry Buddy, because it was hard for him to walk. The clinic was pretty far from our house, so we had to get there by bus which took an hour. The vet recognized Buddy and I. We told him how much money we had and about our situation. We also shared our thoughts about the fund and asked if he could help us. The vet sighed and said that we didn't have even have half of the money needed and also that Buddy didn't have enough time to wait until it was all collected. I was about to burst into tears, when he said: "There's no such thing as hopeless." He went out of the room and discussed something with his colleagues. Then he came back and said that Buddy could stay in the clinic until the money was raised. He also told us that we could organize the fund right there in the clinic, so that it was faster, and said to not give up.



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★ DO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR STORY ANIMATED? SEND IT TO [email protected] IT WILL BE GIVEN A VOICE OVER BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND AN ANIMATOR WILL MAKE A VIDEO OUT OF IT! ★ Subscribe ACTUALLY HAPPENED https://bit.ly/2J5HP7j Hi, my name is Sophie, I am seventeen years old. I am telling you this story in order to talk to somebody, hoping that this way, I will feel better. Not very long ago, my life was ruined because of my parents. Huh, I am sure that many of you think you could have said the same thing, but my story is a little bit more complicated. The people that crushed my dreams are not related to me. They are my ADOPTIVE parents. Now you might ask yourself a question – why would somebody adopt a stranger into their family and then treat them badly? Honestly – I don't know. I really trusted these people, but they... oh, just listen to how it all began. It all started on my birthday – the very very first! I started at the parking lot near the back entry to a big city hospital. As the video security camera shot it, it was a tall and slender figure, tightly covered in a hooded cloak who brought me there. After that this woman... it seemed to be a woman, but the camera could not really get a good image of her face, so we cannot say for sure... however, she carefully placed me near the entrance and left. This was the part that my biological parents played in my life, the end. The parcel with the baby – meaning me, was quickly discovered by some of the nurses who later gave me my name. After that my life as a wanderer began, and it lasted for as long as fourteen years. In fact, there are many kids like me, but, as with every kid who's always missed out on parental love, I thought that I was the most unhappy of them all, or maybe, the biggest loser. It just happened that none of my foster parents wanted to take full guardianship of me. No, as a whole, I do not regret the time that I have spent with different people… except for maybe one couple who had a pretty unhealthy lifestyle. I stayed with them for a very short time and was taken away by social workers, and I think that was a godsend. So, I think that in fourteen years I changed six foster families. Some of them wanted to just help a kid who had found themselves in a difficult situation, and at least for some time, some of them were really thinking of adopting me, but had to abandon these plans due to some life circumstances. Anyway, I changed so many guardians that I learned to avoid any emotional attachment to them. Even though deep inside my heart I wanted to hope that somebody would finally come and become my real parent. And then Mr. and Mrs. Simmons appeared in my life. They are a very likeable couple in their 40s, and they were interested in adopting me. The Simmons owned some small legal services agency, they were neither rich nor poor, they lived in a big, spacious and beautiful house, and they also had their own daughter Gin, who was almost my age. Don't you agree that all of this sounds like a fairy tale?! I could have a real family, a real house, and even a sister who could have become my best friend... What a pity that reality rarely fulfills our dreams. The first three years of my life with this family were more or less normal. I had my own room, I did not really need anything, but I did not have any emotional ties with Mr. and Mrs. Simmons. They turned out to be very calm and even indifferent people. They paid a lot of attention to their work and their house, but were not at all interested forming a deeper relationship with me, or understanding my emotions and feelings. But I think that real parents have to be interested in these things. As a result, the Simmons did not even know that I had a Great Dream until it was too late. You see, I had decided quite a while ago which profession I wanted to choose. I think I was eleven years old at the time when one of my foster parents bought me my first smartphone with a decent camera. From that my passion for photography grew. I will not bore you with the details, I will only say that since that time I have spent all my money in order to get a better camera or to upgrade a lens. My love for photography was not limited to selfies or an Instagram profile, for me it was an art. I was dreaming that I would become a professional photographer, that I would take really artsy pictures, and that I would open my own exhibitions in the best centers around the world. But in order for my dreams to come true, I had to not only polish my professional skills but I also had to study a lot. And I choose a perfect college for myself. This college is very mod, very prestigious and very... expensive. It was a private college, and there were no quotas for kids like me, so I had to have the best grades to get in there. And believe me, I tried very hard! Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com #actuallyhappened

My Dad Reappeared In My Life After Many Years But He Wanted My Liver Not My Heart
My Dad Reappeared In My Life After Many Years But He Wanted My Liver Not My Heart

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★ DO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR STORY ANIMATED? SEND IT TO [email protected] IT WILL BE GIVEN A VOICE OVER BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND AN ANIMATOR WILL MAKE A VIDEO OUT OF IT! ★ Subscribe ACTUALLY HAPPENED https://bit.ly/2J5HP7j Hi! I’m Jennifer. Do you know what the worst part about people’s relationships is? It’s disappointment. When you first trust in their good feelings for you but then you realize that they just wanted to use you. And when this happens with the people you're the closest to or your family, it hurts the most. This story happened this past year. I had just turned 18 back then, just graduated from school, and found a nice job at the local grocery store when my older sister Stefani called me to tell me that our mom was in the hospital. Of course, that news made me really worried about my mom, but the very first thought in my head was “Please, let mom be OK ‘cause we can’t afford any treatment." I’ll explain. My sister and I have been raised by a single mom. Our life was full of ups and downs, and most of the time we had a pretty tough situation with money. To be honest, there were very few things that we could ever afford, actually. I’m sure mom tried to do her best to stay afloat, but my childhood was full of envy for my classmates. For example, when everyone else got the latest tech gadgets I was still using a pre-owned push-button cellphone. I tried not to show it to anybody if I didn't absolutely have to. And also, from time to time, we would buy clothes from the second hand store. Once my classmate Joana even recognized her former dress on me. She wasn’t my friend at all and when she told everybody that my dress used to be hers, I was terrible at denying that she was right. Some people believed me and some didn't, but I was totally embarrassed. I had to slightly rework it to be able to keep wearing it. Well, at least I can sew. Now you understand why my sister and I had to go to work right after our high school graduation, with no chance or opportunity to go to college. Anyway, that day mom happened to be admitted to the hospital because of a broken wrist. Her break was not that serious and we were going to take her home. While Stefani was filling in some documents, according to hospital procedure, I’d decided to find the vending machines. When I get back to Stef and mom, I suddenly saw them talking to… my father. Don’t be surprised. Mom left him when I was three and Stef was 6 or so and we’ve never discussed the actual reason she had for doing this. But we still had a couple of his photos somewhere deep in a box with other unnecessary stuff. We never associated with him or any of our other paternal relatives at all. And now, after so many years have passed, it was like seeing a ghost or something. Of course, that meeting went completely cold, but he unexpectedly stated his willingness to have lunch with me and Stef. Later on, when we had already gotten home, mom said that she was against the two of us seeing him. And she finally had to explain why. Mom knew that dad came from a wealthy family when they were about to get married. However, it turned out that he was going to inherit their fortune, their business, and other things, but only if she were to have given birth to a boy. Mom was deeply in love and she agreed, but after having my sister, and then me, mom happened to have some health complications. It turned out that she could no longer have babies. She was ok with it since two daughters was already enough for her, but dad wasn’t. He preferred his family business to his daughters and wife and found another woman who’d gotten pregnant with a boy. Mom was insulted and devastated. So, she’d taken us away and filed for divorce. He tried to pay her some money once, but she was too proud to accept any help from him. Now, since both my sister and I are already adults, we could decide on our own whether to keep a tie with our dad or not, but she won’t really be happy if we do. Stefani immediately took my mom’s side in all of this and said she was way too busy working and didn’t want to have anything to do with our dad. But it made me wonder. Not only did he turn out to be a wealthy man who could help us with money, but I felt that I missed him a lot. Even when I was a child I used to imagine how different the lives of children were who were from families with both parents. And now I had gotten a chance to experience the feeling of having both my mom and my dad in my life. That’s why I called him and the next day we were already sitting in a café close to my work. Dad kept asking about my life, my friends, and stuff and I couldn’t believe this was actually happening to me. I felt like I was a little girl amazed by the main man in her life. Dad gave me the latest iPhone, and took me to the Mall to buy new clothes, and we were having dinners in different restaurants every day. Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com #actuallyhappened