A dad couldn't get home after Harvey. So he went to class with his daughter.

Enock Anassi lives in Houston, but he wasn't home when Hurricane Harvey hit.

He was in New York with his wife helping their daughter, Kerubo, get settled in at graduate school. That's when Harvey made landfall, and the severe flooding that followed made flying back into the Houston area a no-go.

So Enock stayed put. At his daughter's school. And went to class with her.

Enock's son, Omete, posted selfies his dad sent him from where he sat in the back row of class with Kerubo.


"In class called ... oral history @ new school. Kerubo behind me" Photo via Omete Amassi/Twitter.

Enock even introduced himself to the class, gathered a syllabus, followed along, and quizzed his daughter on the material while the professor lectured.

It was a grand old time ... for Enock. Kerubo, on the other hand, was dying of embarrassment.

"Mommy come get him," she wrote in a frantic group text with her family.

Image via Omete Anassi/Twitter.

I believe this is called cheesin'.

Image via Omete Anassi/Twitter.

Omete's Tweet recapping the saga went viral, with over 45,000 retweets.

Everyone loves good embarrassing dad content — that much is a given. But in the middle of a crisis, a silly story like this can take on much more meaning.

If you want to keep the good vibes going and help out the people in Houston, there are plenty of ways to do it.

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Macy's and Girls Inc. believe that all girls deserve to be safe, supported, and valued. However, racial disparities continue to exist for young people when it comes to education levels, employment, and opportunities for growth. Add to that the gender divide, and it's clear to see why it's important for girls of color to have access to mentors who can equip them with the tools needed to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.

Anissa Rivera is one of those mentors. Rivera is a recent Program Manager at the Long Island affiliate of Girls Inc., a nonprofit focusing on the holistic development of girls ages 5-18. The goal of the organization is to provide a safe space for girls to develop long-lasting mentoring relationships and build the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to thrive now and as adults.

Rivera spent years of her career working within the themes of self and community empowerment with young people — encouraging them to tap into their full potential. Her passion for youth development and female empowerment eventually led her to Girls Inc., where she served as an agent of positive change helping to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

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Inspiring young women from all backgrounds is why Macy's has continued to partner with Girls Inc. for the second year in a row. The partnership will support mentoring programming that offers girls career readiness, college preparation, financial literacy, and more. Last year, Macy's raised over $1.3M for Girls Inc. in support of this program along with their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming for more than 26,000 girls. Studies show that girls who participated are more likely than their peers to enjoy math and science, score higher on standardized math tests, and be more equipped for college and campus life.

Thanks to mentors like Rivera, girls across the country have the tools they need to excel in school and the confidence to change the world. With your help, we can give even more girls the opportunity to rise up. Throughout September 2021, customers can round up their in-store purchases or donate online to support Girls Inc. at Macys.com/MacysGives.

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In the Pacific Northwest, orca sightings are a fairly common occurrence. Still, tourists and locals alike marvel when a pod of "sea pandas" swim by, whipping out their phones to capture some of nature's most beautiful and intelligent creatures in their natural habitat.

While orcas aren't a threat to humans, there's a reason they're called "killer whales." To their prey, which includes just about everything that swims except humans, they are terrifying apex predators who hunt in packs and will even coordinate to attack whales several times their own size.

So if you're a human alone on a little platform boat, and a sea lion that a group of orcas was eyeing for lunch jumps onto your boat, you might feel a little wary. Especially when those orcas don't just swim on by, but surround you head-on.

Watch exactly that scenario play out (language warning, if you've got wee ones you don't want f-bombed):

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