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You Will Cry Tears Of Joy When You See This Abuela Doing a Mariachi Howl After Getting Surprised On Her 93rd Birthday

Abuelas are the best. They’re wise, fierce, cranky, and, if you’re lucky, they are so loving. That is why it’s so important to pay them the respect they’ve earned, while also celebrating their incredible life. People should honor their grandparents each year as if it’s their last — and in a way that they’d love.

That’s exactly what one family did for their grandmother.

A family in Arizona surprised their 93-year-old abuela on her birthday and holy hell was it sweet.

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As soon as nana opened the door, her family started playing mariachi music, and she loved it! We have no idea how many people were in that house, but by the sounds of it, there was a lot. Her stunned face clearly showed she had no idea a birthday party in her honor would be behind the door.

The coolest part is seeing this cute abuelita do a mariachi howl.

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She seemed so ecstatic not only to be celebrating her birthday with her family, but also to be celebrating herself. Reaching that 93rd year is an incredible accomplishment and you can tell she was happy for herself.

The tweet — posted by @Bracamonteee21 — has since gone viral and has been retweeted more than 30,000 times.

“Thank you all for your kind words ???????? I’ll be going over to my nana house today to show her ❤️????,” @Bracamonteee21 tweeted. Although the family celebrated their nana’s birthday on March 25, today is actually her birthday. @Bracamonteee21 tweeted today: “Lunch with nana for her birthday ????❤️.”

Here’s some of peoples reaction to this heartwarming video.

She was so happy!

We live for these kinds of tweets.

If we’re not crying happy tears, then what’s the point?

We must see how they celebrate her 94th birthday.

She is everyone’s nana now.

The afterlife should feel like this kind of party.

We can only hope.

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If You Laugh At These 20 Tweets About Abuelas, You’re Def Going to Hell

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If You Laugh At These 20 Tweets About Abuelas, You’re Def Going to Hell

The matriarchs of our families, our abuelas deserve unwavering respect for everything they’ve done to love and raise us. Teaching us right from wrong, showing their love through food and quietly sacrificing for their loved ones, our grandmas are extraordinary people. Still, that doesn’t stop us from making fun of these hilarious little women.

There’s no better place to find jokes about our abuelitas than on Twitter. Whether it’s about their salty ways or their tough love, there’s plenty of tweets that poke good natured fun at them. Just don’t let your abuela catch you laughing.

They’re pretty funny, but if you laugh at these abuela tweets, you’re def going to hell.

1. Abuela just isn’t tech savvy.

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To be honest, you’re probably lucky if your abuela’s house even has wifi. If it does, don’t count on an easy-to-remember password. Our abuelas didn’t come up in the tech age like we did so it’s understandable that this stuff is hard for them. Still, don’t make fun of your grandmother too much unless you want to be stuck doing tech support.

2. *Stares in Abuelita*

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Let’s be real, not much is going to stop an abuelita from making judgements about her grandchild’s life. Not even the afterlife. So, you can be sure that no matter what you’re doing, your abuela is somewhere out there looking at you while tiredly mumbling, “Ay, Dios.”

3. That authentic Abuela smell.

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Considering our abuelas stay trying to feed us, it makes sense that even their scent is tied to the kitchen. Whether it’s pozole and limón or menudo and pan dulce, those smells are kind of like your abuela’s personalized perfume. It might not be Chanel N°5, but it smells great to us.

4. You’re never too grown to get yelled at.

Twitter / @brittalaflame


If you think you’re old enough to avoid getting chewed out by abuela, think again. As matriarch of la familia, she’s earned the right to check you whenever she wants. However, it’s not just you that’s in for it. Whenever you feel bad about getting in trouble, remember all those times you’ve seen your abuela take your mom down too.

5. Don’t mess with perfection.

Twitter / @iwatchVHS


When it comes to things that are sacred, their home cooking is like a religion to our abuelas. You mess with that, and you’re messing with something almost holy. So, if you don’t want your abuelita to look like this, you might just was to comer los frijoles like she told you to.

6. She’s earned it.

Twitter / @kelseydarragh


Listen, abuela has had a hard day and she deserves to unwind. It may be 9 am here but what do they say about it being 5 o’clock somewhere? Don’t judge abuela. Just give her una mas tequila shot and go on with your business.

7. Abuelita tried to save our soul.

Twitter / @ItsAllBollocks


Mija, you’re precious to abuela. She only wants to make sure you’re protected in this world and the next. The least you could do is gargle some holy water and stop making fun of your poor abuelita.

8. The newest Olympic sport.

Twitter / @shadiacrespo


Abuela might love you, but she’s not above taking off her chancla and putting you in your place. So, abuela’s naturally going to dominate in this game. Look at it this way, you weren’t victimized by her chancla — you were just her training partner.

9. The Look™

Twitter / @Lib_Librarian


Garunteed, if you’re back on your BS, you’re going to get that official Look™ from your abuela. It could send a chill down the spine of the baddest hombre and stop your grown tios right in their tracks. Sure, it’s easy to make fun of the Look™ when you aren’t on the receiving end but you better hope abuela doesn’t turn it towards you.

10. Abuelita likes to party, too.

Twitter / @lelatoledo14


There are two possibilities here. This abuela could have only seen the word “Jesus” and shared it in hopes to spread el amor de Dios. Or, abuelita just likes to par-tay. Either way, you do you, grandma and thanks for the laugh.

11. She’s got your best interest at heart.

Twitter / @Viciousjess


If you think you have freedom to pursue anyone you want, think again. When she asks “Y el novio?” she’s not trying to see someone with a giant tattoo on his face. Unless that tattoo is La Virgincita or the crucifixion. Those MIGHT get a pass.

12. Sana sana colita de rana

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Abuelas made Vivaporu what it is today. Now, even folks outside the Latinidad know the power of this little jar. That being said, if abuelas could mix their love of food with their love of Vicks, we’d already know it. However, there’s no doubt they already tried it.

13. Savage, abuela, savage.

Twitter / @WandyFelicita


Abuelas don’t hold their tongues when it comes to criticizing their grandkids. In fact, you’re sure to get some solid shade if abuela is feeling especially feisty. That art of subtle yet devastating shade is something you can’t be taught. You simply inherit the talent when you become an abuelita yourself.

14. This look didn’t age well.

Twitter / @rauls2cool


Keep in mind this was the style back in the day, but that tattooed makeup didn’t age well with the changing trends. Especially when it comes to those thin, high-arched eyebrows abuela has tattooed up on her forehead. Still, be careful about teasing abuela over this look unless you want her to roast you on your own makeup game.

15. Abuela swears by it.

Twitter / @krystashayeoh


If you look in every purse and bag in your abuela’s home, you’re going to find tubs of Vaporu. According to her, this magicial miracle can cure your cold, stop your runny nose, heal your broken bones, heal your broken heart and find you a new man. Here’s to hoping we can believe in ourselves as much as our abuelas believe in vaporu.

16. Abuela didn’t raise no diablos.

Twitter / @commonhspanicg


Abuela didn’t raise no dark brujas so you better not show up looking like one. If you come around with those devil nails, be prepared to get on your knees and recite the rosario for the rest of the night. She’s just trying to save your soul, mija, and that’s no laughing matter.

17. Every Abuela everywhere.

Twitter / @kaliwhatchumean


No matter where your grandma is from or how old she is, she probably looks like this. It’s only natural. One day you look like yourself, and the next day you’ve become an abuela. Is it funny? Sure, but you might not want to laugh. This is a glimpse into your own future, after all.

18. Masters of chisme.

Twitter / @taejinkoook


If you want that good chisme, you’ve got to head to abuela’s kitchen for the download. She’s got the goods on the whole community and she’s ready to spread everyone’s business. Except for you, of course. She’d never gossip about her precious grandchild. Just kidding; she’s totally talking about you too.

19. We get it from our abuelas.

Twitter / @DiovanniFrazier


Abuela has always been a bad babe, but when she was your age, she was the fiercest mujer on the block. She definitely hasn’t forgotten about it. So, if you ever start feelin’ yourself a bit too much, allow abuelita to humble you a bit. It will serve as a reminder of what a babe SHE was.

20. Every BBQ ever.

Twitter / @commonhspanicg


If anyone deserves to kick back and enjoy the asado, it’s abuela. Grab her a cerveza and fix her un otro plato. Our abuelas give us so much joy, fun, love and knowledge so let’s show these cute old ladies our respect.

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Latinas On Twitter Are Taking Part In The Microwave Turkey Challenge While Simultaneously Embarrassing Their Moms

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Latinas On Twitter Are Taking Part In The Microwave Turkey Challenge While Simultaneously Embarrassing Their Moms

Despite the stereotypes, not all Latinas know how to cook. Despite being raised in a culture of machismo, where so many of us are expected by family members, friends, even our boyfriends to know how to cook, with so much work to be done, not all of us have had the time or interest in learning how to. This is, despite the disappointment our lack of knowledge on how to cook even the smallest of meals it might cause our mothers and abuelas with their memorized memories and cooking methods to feel.

Twitter’s most recent social media challenge is putting the spotlight on our lack of cooking skills.

With just days to go before Thanksgiving, many of us are probably struggling to figure out how to cook that turkey. The Internet’s latest challenge has Latinx’s and non-Latinxs alike texting their moms to ask: How long do I microwave a turkey? Moms across the country are freaking out and cracking up as their kids seemingly ask a clueless question about cooking.

Responses to the texts have been filled with both astonishment and, fortunately, lessons.

If you have one of those sarcastic mamis, then god bless you. Twitter user Jaycee Rodriguez got a really good dose of humor from her mom, who advised her to microwave her turkey for a whopping 73 hours. If you’ve ever thought about it, then yeah, a 25-pound turkey probably really WOULD take about that length of time in the microwave. So maybe her mom was actually being serious?

Some moms are taking a more direct approach.

Any Latina knows that mami calling you an idiot is probably not that unusual. They only say it because they love us so much, amirite? But if you are planning to ask your mom a stupid question, don’t be surprised if she calls you out on it. That’s what happened with Twitter user Patricia, whose mami was quick to call her and tell her that she’s an idiot for wanting to microwave a turkey. Sorry, girl, you simply can’t cook a 25-pound turkey in the microwave. Just. not. possible.

Some learned quickly never to ask their mami this question again.

Another Twitter user, Haley Garza, went so far as to post the text messages that she exchanged with her family about how to cook a turkey in the microwave. As you can imagine, the messages were hysterical and enlightening.

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Her mami, of course, warned her about getting sick. Doesn’t everyone’s mom always worry about them getting sick? That’s certainly the case here, though mom admits that she has no idea how to cook a turkey in the microwave and instead tells her daughter to ask someone else.

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Sadly, Libby wasn’t much help in telling Haley that the turkey had to be defrosted first. Wait, you kids don’t even know that you can’t start cooking a turkey while it’s still frozen? Uh oh, we’re in trouble. Thankfully, Haley has one more person to turn to: Dad.

Papi offered a bit more helpful advice but telling his daughter that it will take six hours to cook a turkey in the microwave maybe wasn’t the best idea. We’ll just have to pray and hope she doesn’t attempt it.

Some good Latino parents tried to help, of course.

When Twitter user Ale Salazar texted his family about microwaving a turkey, they really tried to help! Mami started out by asking if the turkey “esta congelado?”

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Then dad chimed in with instructions direct from Google.

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Thankfully, by that point, the joke was up and Ale came clean…

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Thankfully, the adorable mami in this situation laughed it off and reminded him that at least his family supports him.

Sure, mom, thanks for the reminder.

Of course, not every mami is going to get in on the joke fully…. but they probably all will warn you about getting sick.

In the end, the challenge is all in good fun and mamis are hopefully enjoying the hilarity, too. You know, after they get over the initial shock and horror of not only their kid asking how to microwave a turkey but also the fact that they’re actually joking. Just maybe don’t be surprised if you’ve done this challenge and then mom doesn’t want to give you seconds at the Thanksgiving table.

Just kidding. Whose mami would actually NOT feed them more and then insist you take home all of the leftovers? Nobody’s, that’s who.

Read: Millennials Are Freaking Out Their Mamis With The “Microwave Turkey Challenge” Before Thanksgiving

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