Although there wasn’t a great deal of context provided, from what we can tell, this appears to be a classic case of a situation that the vast majority of us will remember from growing up – you’ve booted the ball a little too hard and it’s gone over the fence into your neighbour’s garden and got stuck in the bushes.
Whether you’ll ever get it back again though, now that’s a different story.
Some neighbours have virtually no issue when this happens and will often kick the ball back over the fence, or allow the kids to retrieve it for themselves, but with others, it’s quite the opposite and the kids are just better off buying another ball if they want the game to continue.
If they’re really lucky though, their neighbours might even give them a helping hand in finding the ball if it ever goes missing.
And that’s exactly the kind of neighbour these three siblings are “eternally grateful” to have.
After @dolly_sud helped her neighbour’s young children find their football that went missing in her garden the week prior, the siblings decided to show their appreciation by leaving some chocolate and a handwritten note on her doorstep as a surprise.
Presumably unsure of her name, the handwritten note was adorably addressed to “Miss Lady”.
The note read: “Dear Miss Lady, thank you so much for helping us find our football in your garden last week. We needed it for an essential football match and if we couldn’t carry on playing, it would have been a catastrophe.
“[We are] eternally grateful”.
The tweet already appears to be capturing the hearts of the nation and has gone on to amass over 75,000 likes and retweets, with hundreds of comments from members of the public touched by how thoughtful of the gesture is.
One Twitter user commented: “It makes me so sad hearing stories of grumpy ole people not giving children’s toys back or having a go at them when it ends up in their garden. Like worse things happen, accidents happen, and it’s really not a big deal – Lovely story”.
“Best thing I’ve seen today, this game was an emergency I tell ya Ms Lady.” said another.
Another added: “That made my heart melt, what lovely manners those kids have and their parents should be so proud of them”.
As is usually expected with viral tweets of this nature, a few people in the comments have been quick to question whether the note is actually genuine or not, due to the neat handwriting and some of the vocabulary used, but we can only presume that it was written by a parent / guardian on behalf of the children instead, right?
Let’s just overlook that, shall we?
It’s always nice to hear of acts of kindness and appreciation, after all.
Manchester City fan gets treble tattoo before Champions League final
We’ve seen plenty of tattoos gone wrong down the years and even more football fans getting ahead themselves, but it must have taken a special kind of confidence for this Manchester City fan to get the treble tattooed on his body before the Champions League final has even been played.
Nevertheless, after yet another stellar domestic season and with two-time UCL winner Pep Guardiola at the helm, most fans, rivals and neutrals alike all think this is the year they’re going to lift their first Champions League — in fact, this man is certain of it.
The diehard City fan, simply known as Stuart on TikTok, shared multiple clips on his account on Tuesday, the first of which showed the treble tattoo in progress and has already had nearly 200,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Naturally, the comments underneath the videos are as you’d expect, with people remarking, “you’ve just made Inter win”, “he’s gonna regret that”, “RIP bro”, “pov: 2021” — the last CL final they qualified for and lost to Chelsea despite being heavy favourites — and so on.
However, responding to haters in the comments, Cityzen Stuart’s confidence looks to be unshakable, stating that it’s now “impossible” for them to lose and there’s “not a chance” Pep goes another yet without winning another Champions League.
Having already flown over to Turkey for the final in Istanbul this weekend, he shared a more recent video showing the tattoo in more detail, complete with full colour and shading.
Football fans are often superstitious (it’s such an unpredictable sport that it’s hard not to be) but it’s fair to say a lot of people are now worried he might have jinxed it, not to mention every single Red hoping that he has. For his sake, he better hope the footballing gods don’t take this kind of stuff into account.
This year’s final kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, 10 June and City fans everywhere will be hoping to Pep and co. lift the Champions League trophy in the club’s history and win a historic treble in the process.
They are already going to go down as one of the best squads ever assembled but, for many, this could see them held up there as the greatest of all time. The question is, can they take that final step?
Featured Image — @stuart1308 (via TikTok)/Comedy Central/UEFA
Nando’s launches new Fully Loaded Chips as part of limited-edition summer menu
Nando’s has launched a new limited-edition summer menu, and there’s one long-awaited side dish that seems to be the star of the show.
After taking to social media over the last week to tease that a handful of new and returning favourites would be forming part of a menu refresh as summer nears closer, Nando’s has finally confirmed what foodie fans have been waiting for.
Fully Loaded Chips are actually a thing, and you can now order them at restaurants across the UK.
Fans of the Portuguese-inspired restaurant chain on TikTok are known for sharing their own ‘Nando’s hack’ recreations of classic Nando’s dishes at home, as well as giving others some handy and budget-friendly tips and tricks for how to give their usual meals a bit of Nando’s flare.
Videos showing fans’ fully-loaded versions of the restaurant’s popular PERI-Salted Chips have often gone viral, and
But now, it’s no longer just a viral make-at-home concept, as the restaurant has revealed that its brand-new sharer is available to order as the ideal side dish to accompany any Nando’s meal out with your mates.
Nando’s has even admitted it’s “inspired by fans and Nandocas making their own on TikTok”.
The new Fully Loaded Chips is a big sharing portion of the chain’s legendary PERi-Salted Chips topped with pulled chicken, melted cheddar cheese, spring onions, PERi-Tamer sauce, and a creamy dressing.
Currently only available to order as an ‘Eat In’ dish at Nando’s restaurants in England, Scotland, and Wales, the new dish is described as being “the ultimate sharer” that combines “all your Nando’s favourites into one”.