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Posted: March 29, 2018

Gator’s got the answer: Family uses alligator for gender reveal

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A Louisiana family has pushed the envelope for its gender reveal.

They used an alligator. 

But it was no big deal for Mike Kliebert. He’s a gator wrangler, trainer and tour guide with the nickname, “T-Mike, the Gator King,” WGNO reported.

So how did he use the gator for the big reveal?

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Kliebert opened the gator’s jaws and fed him a hollowed-out watermelon. The gator chomped down and blue jello came out, WGNO reported

The video has gone viral with more than 91,000 shares and 6.8 million views.

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Soldiers help with gender reveal for the baby of one of their fallen

He gave his life for his country, but not before finding out he was going to be a father. Now, the soldiers who served alongside Chris Harris were able to take part in the gender reveal of his unborn child thousands of miles away while still serving in Afghanistan.

Chris and Britt Harris were married for less than a year when Chris was killed by an improvised explosive device. One week before his death, he found out he was going to be a dad, ABC News reported.

Chris, who was an only child, considered the members of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82 Airborne Division, not just fellow soldiers, but also his brothers.

>>Read: Fundraiser for wife of soldier killed in Afghanistan tops $32K in first day

Britt decided to keep those brothers part of her family, allowing them to be the first to know whether she was having a boy or a girl.

She shipped confetti poppers that contained the appropriate color of paper.

The soldiers lined up in front of a flag, ready to find out together.

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One of the servicemen, Joel Crunk, posted, “Chris Harris laid down his life for our country. His newly wed wife was expecting their first child. The reveal is in Afghanistan with the men who fought by his side. We are happy to welcome the new member of our company.”

What color would they find inside the poppers?

The men ended up in a cloud of pink paper.

Britt plans on honoring her daughter’s father. She will name the baby Christian Michelle Harris. Chris’s full name was Christopher Michael Harris, ABC News reported.

Father of four girls left speechless after hearing gender of fifth baby

A father was dumbfounded after he was told some big news. 

Mark Taylor and his wife, Angel Taylor, are parents to four girls. Recently, Angel found out she was expecting their fifth child. 

But when she learned their newest addition to the family was going to be another girl, she told 1010 WINS she was “shocked.”

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Angel enlisted the help of their four daughters to break the news to Mark. 

When Mark walked into their living room, which was covered with pink balloons, he was speechless.

In a now-viral video, Angel waited hours for Mark to muster a reaction.

Two hours later, Mark grabbed a cold one and finally responded with, “Wow.”

The couple, who are both Air Force veterans, said all the girls are excited to have “a new best friend.” Angel said she and her husband teach their daughters that their sisters are their best friends.

Servicemen help pregnant widow of fallen comrade with Veterans Day gender reveal

A military widow got some help from her late husband’s comrades in revealing the gender of the couple’s baby.

>> Watch the video here

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ryan Lohrey was killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi. The plane was heading from North Carolina to Arizona for a military training, WECT reports.

Ryan had tied the knot with his wife, Cassie, just one month before his death on July 10.

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“Our wedding was June 3,” said Cassie. “Just to think your life had completely turned upside down in 24 hours, just nothing you would ever expect.”

Cassie found out she was pregnant just days after Ryan’s July 31 memorial service.

Though she was heartbroken over the loss of her husband, Cassie was excited to welcome a baby.

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“I knew Ryan wouldn’t leave me alone,” Cassie told CNN. “He wanted me to have a piece of him forever.”

She asked his team members to visit on Veterans Day to help with a gender reveal.

“I wanted to honor her daddy on this special day,” Cassie said. “Veterans Day is a big deal for us every year, but this year it’s extra special.”

Photos and video shared by SaralynJ Photography on Facebook show at least 17 of Ryan’s comrades surrounding Cassie.

>> See the photos here

The Marine and Navy corpsmen released tubes of pink confetti, revealing the exciting news that Cassie was expecting a baby girl.

“There was a lot of crying, a lot of yelling and a lot of hugging,” said photographer Saralyn Johnson told CNN.

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CNN reports the baby girl will be named Ryan Jo Lohrey. She will arrive in March 2018.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the soon-to-be single mom. If you’d like to donate, click here.

>> Watch the news report here


Firefighters help with partner’s baby gender reveal announcement

Even the toughest of firefighters have a soft spot for babies. 

Members of the City of Decatur, Georgia, Fire Department helped a fellow firefighter find out if he’s having a boy or a girl. 

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As the YouTube post said, only the pump operator knew as buckets of blue-tinted and of pink-tinted water sat nearby.

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Firefighter Tubbs and his wife manned the hose that first shot out normal water, then quickly changed to pink as the rest of the fire crews waited and recorded the special moment. 

It’s a girl for The Tubbs family.

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