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Top Viral Stories Of The Week - October 2nd, 2015


From a soldier being refused service to a father making a selfless move at his daughter's wedding, there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.

1. Restaurant refuses service to soldier for carrying firearm

A social media post about an armed soldier being refused service at a Kentucky restaurant is going viral.

According to W-L-E-X, Army National Guard soldier Billy Welch stopped at a Waffle House wearing his military uniform with his gun. After ordering his food, he was told he had to take his firearm outside.

"I got up and I walked over to them, asked them how they were doing and stuff, and they said I'd have to take my firearm outside...I said thank you, but no thank you I'm going to have to leave," said Welch.

One witness at the restaurant posted the details of the event on Facebook, saying she was hurt by the disrespect paid to Welch.

The owner of the Nicholasville Waffle House released this statement.

"For many years we have had a 'No Firearms' policy in place in our restaurants. We continue to believe this is the best policy for the safety of our customers and associates."

2. Couple charges guests who didn't show up to their wedding

This next story has many divided. What would you do if you couldn't attend a wedding last minute?

A few weeks ago, Jessica Baker was getting ready to go to a wedding with her husband, when her mother called unexpectedly and said she could no longer babysit.

Because the wedding was a "no kids" affair, Baker felt she had no choice but to stay home and miss the event. Baker has since received a bill for the wedding dinner she never got to eat.

Kare11 news shared a picture of the bill and thousands weighed in. Most agreed it was in poor taste and a wedding budget should account for a few last minute no-shows, but a HuffPost wedding blogger says the only excuse to a no-show after an RSVP is death.

3. Florida woman arrested for riding on a sea turtle

Police in Florida arrested a woman after photos of her riding a sea turtle went viral.

Melbourne Police Department arrested 20-year-old Stephanie Moore on a felony warrant relating to the possession, selling or molestation of a marine turtle.

As if a charge like that isn't embarrassing enough, the police department posted the photos and news of the arrest to its Facebook page.

4. Dad and step-dad hold hands as they walk bride down the aisle

One father is being praised by millions on social media for his kind gesture towards his daughter's stepdad.

Wedding photographer Delia Blackburn posted touching photos from Brittany Bachman's Ohio wedding.

According to the post, Todd Bachman was in the middle of walking his daughter down the aisle when he stopped the ceremony.

The photos show the father turning around and grabbing his daughter's stepdad so they could both take part in giving the bride away.

You can see the stepdad tear up. The photographer shared the photos on Facebook saying that there was not a dry eye in the house.

In her post, Blackburn praised Bachman for his selfless act of kindness, writing "Families are what we make them...make it about your kids and not your ego. Congratulations Todd Bachman on showing your kids what true love really is...love for your children."

On that touching note, that's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.

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4 trending stories you may have missed this week
Kashmiri protesters throw rock and bricks at Indian policemen amid tear gas smoke during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against the arrest of separatist leaders and civilians. They were also protesting against the ban on the sale of beef across the state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A building on the Umpqua Community College campus is seen on a hill as birds fly over the North Umpqua River Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, 26, walked in a classroom at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding several others. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A boy climbs on a bunk bed in a new temporary shelter for migrants and refugees at a hall on the fair grounds in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The accommodation will have beds for around 1000 people and is run by the Maltese emergency service. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Tourists ride a vintage American convertible during sunset on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students of Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candle light vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the college, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Louis Fernandez walks along a flooded Collins Ave. from his apartment to a nearby restaurant, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. The street flooding was in part caused by high tides due to the lunar cycle, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The supermoon, or perigee moon, occurs when the full or new moon comes closest to the Earth making it appear bigger. t's the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
People walk on the Champs Elysees during the "day without cars", in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Pretty but noisy Paris, its gracious Old World buildings blackened by exhaust fumes, is going car-less for a day. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo presided over Sunday's "day without cars," two months before the city hosts the global summit on climate change. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Crowds wait to go through a security checkpoint before entering the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the Papal Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. Pope Francis is in Philadelphia for the last leg of his six-day visit to the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Devotees shower flower petals and colored powder as an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha is taken through the streets prior to its immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The immersion of idols marks the end of ten-days long Ganesha Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A dark Devon Rex cat is held by its owner during a competition in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. More than 300 cats entered the international feline beauty competition in the Romanian capital. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Slum children ride a swing at a park as a municipal mini truck fumigates to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in Lucknow, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease dengue are reported every year in several parts of the country after the monsoon season that runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Pro independence supporters wave "estelada" or pro independence flags during a rally of "Junts pel Si" or "Together for YES" in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Catalans vote Sunday in regional parliamentary elections that the breakaway camp hopes will give them a mandate to put their region on a path toward independence - a goal the Madrid central government says would be illegal. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A Palestinian protester covers his face from smoke and tear gas during clashes with Israeli border police following a demonstration after the Friday prayers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on October 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)
GENOA, ITALY - OCTOBER 01: A baby manatee plays against the glass in one of the very first public appearances on October 1, 2015 in Genoa, Italy. The baby manatee is the only one in Italy and there are only 10 zoos in Europe with these herbivorous marine mammals. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
Morning mist rises from the pastures of the river Elbe on September 30, 2015 in Dresden, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARNO BURGI +++ GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read ARNO BURGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A super moon is seen from the German navy frigate ship 'Werra' in the southern Mediterranean sea, on September 28, 2015. The frigate, part of the European external action service Eunavfor-Med, an EU naval operation against human smugglers in the Mediterranean, enables participants to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking on the high seas, in line with international law. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
KUANTAN, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 28: A man is seen fishing at Kuantan river under the bridge shrouded in haze on September 28, 2015 in Kuantan, Malaysia. The worsening smog across northern Indonesia, neighbouring Singapore and parts of Malaysia forced some schools to close and airlines to delay flights this week, while Indonesia ordered a crackdown on lighting fires to clear forested land. The smoke resulted from wildfires caused by illegal land clearing in Sumatra and Borneo islands of Indonesia, often spreads choking haze into neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. (Photo by Mohd Samsul Mohd Said/Getty Images)
The lightning flashes over the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
A helicopter hovers over a skyscraper which caught fire in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The Sharjah civil defense directorate had no immediate comment. (AP Photo)
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C30) lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, South India, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. PSLV-C30 mission included the launching of India's space observatory satellite Astrosat. The Astrosat, which has a mission life of five years, will send its data to a control center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar)
Protesters holding yellow umbrellas gather to observe a moment of silence to mark the first anniversary of "Umbrella Movement" outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy activists who occupied them for 79 days in what became known as the "Umbrella Movement." The protests were led by students and other activists who took to the streets to voice their opposition against Beijing's plan to restrict elections for top leader of the semiautonomous Chinese city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A refugee screams for help after she and her daughter fell into the water after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Friday, Oct. 2 , 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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