There’s one Facebook story about Jennifer Aniston that was posted to the Jennifer Aniston Fans Facebook page on November 10 that’s certainly gained loads of popularity. With nearly 500,000 likes on Facebook, the Facebook post shows Aniston hugging a girl, and the accompanying story has made people share it quite a bit. However, as reported by the Huffington Post, the Jennifer tale isn’t from Aniston, but a 5-year-old Reddit story re-published to the Facebook page.
The Facebook tale begins, assuming that Aniston was the one that took a day trip from Canada to Seattle, during which Jennifer supposedly saw a young woman in the cold, begging for money.
“I was day tripping to Vancouver from Seattle and stopped in for lunch at a little cafe. From my window I saw a young teenage girl out in the cold, squatted down in a closed up business doorway, holding a small bundle in her arms. She was panhandling, people were mostly walking by ignoring her. She just looked broken.”
The tale goes on to claim that Jennifer finished eating and fished through her wallet to give the girl $5 for food. That $5 amount would be the first hint that it wouldn’t be Aniston — the mega-millionaire — fishing out only a fiver for the homeless girl. The Facebook post reports Aniston claiming the girl looked like a 14-year-old or 15-year-old. Not only that, but the teenager had a baby in her arms in the cold. The girl looked dejected, but tried to be strong as she allegedly asked Jennifer for money — and that’s when the Facebook post said Aniston offered lunch, as well. That’s when Jennifer also supposedly bought the baby formula, as well.
“Got her some pie and ice cream. She opened up and we talked. She was 15, got pregnant, parents were angry and she was fighting with them. She ran away. She had been gone almost 1 full year. I asked her if she’d like to go home and she got silent. I coaxed her, she said her parents wouldn’t want her back. I coaxed further, she admitted she stole 5k in cash from her Dad. Turns out 5k doesn’t last long at all and the streets are tough on a 15 year old. Very tough. She did want to go back, but she was afraid no one wanted her back after what she did.”
After Jennifer and the young mother allegedly spoke more, the fake Aniston Facebook story claimed that Jennifer offered her phone to the girl so she could call home. Eventually, a call home proved fruitful, and the young woman and the mother who answered the phone cried and cried and talked and talked. That’s when the Facebook story says Aniston drove the girl to the bus station, purchased a bus ticket for the woman to go home — and even gave her $100 in cash to boot.
In the end of the viral Facebook story, it claimed that Aniston still receives a Christmas card each year from the young mother, who is now 21-years-old and a college student. The young once-homeless mother is reportedly named Alice, and her baby is named Joe. Now that the Facebook tale has been unearthed as something belonging to a person on Reddit from five years ago, the Aniston fans Facebook post was edited to reflect the fact that it was not related to Aniston.
P.S- This story is not related to any celebrity and the person in the picture is just a wonderful fan and it’s not related to her but a story worth sharing! #SpreadPositivityInTheWorld
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