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Nun Armed with a Chainsaw Helps Clean Up After Hurricane Irma

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A video of Sister Margaret Ann, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, went viral after gaining 7 million views in less than three days. The video was posted by the Miami-Dade Police Department on Facebook and shows the nun operating a chainsaw to clear away a fallen tree that had fallen during Hurricane Irma and was blocking the roadway in the school’s neighborhood .

“She is truly an example of what a servant of God will do. It was just incredible,” said Officer Silvia Nadal who spotted and captured the nun at work on the video.

Nadal was surprised by the nun’s dedication considering that she was not dressed comfortably and the heat was stifling. The officer also informed the nun that the police department would send crews with the task of cleaning up the area, but the sister was insistent on helping.

“We have no exit,” the nun proclaimed to Nadal. He recalled how she emphasized that they were closed in from all sides, and she believed that she could help by emphatically stating, “I can do it.”

Apparently, Sister Margaret Ann learned how to operate the chainsaw by searching the internet:

“I actually had to Google it to find out how to start it because I’d forgotten how … ,” Sister Margaret Ann said. “The students have told me everything is online, sister; just ask the question online.”

Apart from learning things off the internet, the nun also explained that she received a lot of tips from people who saw the video and commented online.

“Some people have sent me videos on how to use a chainsaw because apparently, I wasn’t using it correctly or as safe as I should’ve been, so I’m learning, too,” Sister Margaret stated.

While the nun is not particularly craving attention, she is still grateful that her viral video gave the public a different perspective on nuns and what they are capable of doing.

“The students are telling me, they are saying, ‘Sister, you’re no wimp. You’ll get out there and work with us.’ And that is really the way it should be, and that’s the way sisters really are. We are not just sitting back praying, or asking other people, or begging for money or anything like that,” the nun said.

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Can You Believe These Celebs Are Turning 50 This Year?

It can be easy to not see celebrities as actual people. The temptation to view actors and musicians as nothing more than their forever-young movie characters, song lyrics and magazine photos is all too real. But they are people – flesh and blood humans with very real ages. And as every year passes, they grow older, just like everyone else. The difference is they age in the entertainment spotlight, where bad angles and poor lighting can’t be avoided, yet somehow they seemingly manage to remain untouched by the sands of time. We’ve compiled a list of your favorite celebrities who are turning 50 in 2019. Warning: It might be hard to believe!

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Here’s Who Your Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Dating In Real Life

HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones is best known as a show that brilliantly incorporates violence and drama into a complex plot line – and for killing off everyone’s favorite characters when they least expect it. But amid the chaos that consumes Westeros in this medieval fiction, there are some notable love stories: Jon Snow and Ygritte; Ned and Catelyn Stark; Jaime and Cersei Lannister – and more recently, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. But have you ever considered who the stars that play these characters are dating in real life? We’ve compiled a list, and you might find some of the pairings surprising.

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The Way They Were: Celebs Reflect on Relationships Past

They say hindsight is 20/20, and certainly it would seem that a little time and distance has given these celebs a little clarity when looking back on their past high profile relationships. Sure, in the moment everyone wants to play nice and no one is pointing any fingers, but after taking time to reflect, these stars are revealing what really went down in their relationship. Turns out making it work is hard, even in Hollywood. And breaking up in the spotlight seems to be even harder. Thankfully, years after all those hurt feelings have faded, there’s some lessons these A-listers would like you to learn.

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