11 Reasons Why Aunts Are Some of The Most Important People in Your Life

An aunt, also known as an auntie, zia, tia or titi, is an important person in every kid's life. They can be a friend, confidant, caretaker and may even sub as a parent in some instances.

Many people have fond memories of hanging out with their auntie at every age, or sharing secrets with them that they would never be able to tell their parents or siblings.

Here are some of the best reasons why aunts are so important!

1. Aunts Spoil

If your titi is anything like the rest, she is great at giving presents. Aunts are known for giving tons of gifts for birthdays and holidays, and the best ones too.

It's not only presents that help to spoil nieces and nephews. When you go out for an afternoon on the town, don't be surprised when your aunt buys you a huge ice cream cone or extra sweets.

They give the best hugs whenever you want them and are never too busy to spoil with affection.

2. Playtime is Fun with Auntie

Parents are tired. Aunts are energized!

They are always ready to play whatever cockamamie game kids can think of and they never get tired of reading the same book out loud over and over again.

They love to play pretend, watch cartoons and eat snacks with the kiddos at any time of day.

3. Aunts Are Great in Charge

When an aunt is in charge for the day, it's easy for them to give out gentle discipline because the relationship is simply different than that of the one a child has with the parent.

They aren't worn down by constant supervision of children. They are refreshed and ready, filled with a reserve of patience.

4. They Can Provide Cousins

When aunts have children they create the best playmate for nieces and nephews: cousins! Many have great relationships with their cousins for their whole lives, and it's a special type of friendship.

You might be like a sibling to your cousins or have a best friend type of relationship.

5. Aunts Offer Perspective

Parents raise their kids in a certain way, but an aunt can offer a new perspective on the world. This is very helpful to some kids.

If a kid is different or feels misunderstood by their parents, an aunt can offer an understanding ear and some advice that gives more perspective on the world.

6. Aunts Help Parents

Aunts are known for being super helpful to parents. They can babysit, letting the parental units take a few hours off. They can also help to take the kids somewhere together, with the parents, to relieve pressure.

7. Aunties Can Give Advice

Aunts can not only give advice to the kids but they can also give advice to the parents. They have an outside perspective that makes them able to see a situation differently, so they are great at giving counsel to both.

8. They Give the Juicy Details on Mom & Dad

Your titi knows all the dirt on her sister, AKA your mom. She will tell you the crazy things they used to do as kids and all the times your mom got in trouble for the very thing that you did last week. You can all laugh about it now!

9. Helps Relationship Between Parents & Kids

Aunts can often act as a go-between in a conflict between a kid and their parent.

They are not directly involved in a situation, but they know the people, and can separately get the details to try to suss out what is really going on.

Many a problem between parent and kid has been solved by a compassionate aunt.

10. A Different Type of Role Model

Kids have all sorts of role models like sports stars and celebrities, but an aunt is a different type of role model. She is a real person a kid can look up to for an example of how to be a good person as an adult.

11. A Fun Vacation Destination

Some aunts love to have their nieces and nephews (and their parents) over for a visit for just a day or even a week. Everyone can have a fun family time.

When kids are old enough, in their later teens, they can feel independent and go to visit auntie by themselves!

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Man Buys Stranger's Groceries When Overhearing Her Tell Her Daughter They Can't Afford To Eat That Night

Kindness is within us all

A man has recently been getting attention online for his inspiring act. One night, while he was minding his own business, he was confronted with a family in need. He had two options. He could have done the same thing everyone else did in the store and let them figure it out for themselves, or he could be their hero that day and help them out within his means.

The thing is, the man didn't have much money himself, and he was working two jobs to support himself and his kid. Here's how he decided on what to do.

Meet Bear, A Man Who Works Double Shifts To Live

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It was a day like most for Bear, as he had just pulled two fourteen-hour shifts in a row and needed some food, but had no energy left to make it. He writes this on a post on Facebook and explains that this actually didn't turn out to be like most days: I stopped by the grocery store to grab food for dinner and as I was checking out a woman started crying in the next checkout line."

Bear listened in on the conversation between a mother and her daughter, and it was heartbreaking.

The Little Girl Asked Her Mom Why She Was Crying

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At first, it's easy to assume the mom is just having a bad day, maybe she got into a fight with her husband or is tired from looking after her kid. As he listened in, ge overheard the girl ask her mom what was wrong, as she continued to stand crying in the lane right next to hers.

"Her daughter asked her what's wrong and she all she could say was, 'we can't afford to eat tonight.''" These are the words that no parent wants to imagine ever needing to say to their child, who depends on them just to live. Yet, it is the unfortunate case for many.

Food Insecurity Is A Real Problem

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Food insecurity is a problem for many families across the country. This problem has gotten even worse with the pandemic as many families who relied on their small businesses had to shut down and couldn't make do anymore.

Even then, this problem existed before the pandemic and still continues today. In fact, the U.S Department of Agriculture reports that 10.5 percent (13.8 million) of U.S. households were food insecure at some time during 2020 and this number is unchanged from 2019.

This Time It Would Be Different

Bear and son take selfie in the city with red masks on

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For a lot of food-insecure families, they simply would have had to walk out of that grocery store empty-handed, with a kid possibly going to bed hungry that night. For this mom, kindness was in the cards, At first, another person who also overheard her gave them a few dollars towards their groceries.

But Bear knew she needed more than that. He walked over to the mom and her daughter and told them he would pay for their food and to get whatever they want. He writes on Facebook: "A person behind her gave her a couple of dollars and she bought her daughter a Kids Cuisine TV dinner. I told her to grab what she wants, I'll pay for it."

All In Divine Timing

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Was Bear's presence in that mothert's life at that time and place just a coincidence? Bear doesn't think so. He explains that he never actually shops at that store but for whatever reason, he felt inclined to do so that night. He think the reason for it comes down to divine timing…

"I NEVER stop at this Walmart. I'm simply saying GOD puts you where he needs you to be WHEN he needs you to be there"

People Find Bear Inspiring

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Bear's Facebook post has gotten a lot of attention as many who read it are inspired by his selfless act. For all he knows, he could have saved that family that night.

"That's my little Brother doing what moms told us to do when women and children are in need, we help them out with whatever they need. GOD put you in the right place last night. Thanks for helping a woman and her children with the food they need to eat so they don't go hungry. God's got you," a person commented.

Whether it was a divine intervention or simply the actions of a kind man, it brought good into the world and we only hope things like this continue to happen to make it a better place.

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Unlock the messages hidden in your Personality Code now with your free personalized video report!

Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.