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Top Viral Stories Of The Week - October 16, 2015


This week was buzzing with controversy from an unwanted hug to the alleged appearance of the fabled New Jersey Devil. If you slept on the viral stories this week, don't worry: We've got you covered.

1. Aunt sues her 12-year-old nephew for $127K over a hug

Aunts and people everywhere were shocked this week to hear New Yorker Jennifer Connell was suing her 12-year-old nephew.

The 54-year-old woman claimed she broke her wrist when her nephew Sean, who was 8 at the time, jumped into her arms to hug her.

A jury this week rejected Connell's $127,000 suit and a media firestorm ensued...Connell was dubbed the worst aunt in America.

The woman swore it was a misunderstanding and took to the Today show to explain.

"I'm no legal expert but as I understand it, in Connecticut, it's not possible to name an insurance company in a suit of a homeowners insurance case," Connell explained. "An individual has to be named, and in this case, because Sean and I had this fall together, I was informed that Sean had to be named. I was never comfortable with that," said Connell.

Connell and Sean sat side by side and said they loved each other.

Sean defended his aunt, saying she would never do anything to hurt him or the family.

Connell claims her life hasn't been the same since the injury.

2. Photo bought at a thrift shop for $2 could fetch $5,000,000 at auction

Shopping at thrift stores is usually looked at as a way to save money not make it, but one antique collector could become a millionaire from his most recent purchase.

Kagin's Inc., a numismatic firm, announced it has authenticated a photo of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid.

Apparently the old-timey photo was purchased for two bucks in a Fresno antiques shop.

According to the firm, the 4-inch-by-5-inch pic shows Billy the Kid in the summer of 1878 alongside several members of his gang, The Regulators.

There's only been one other known photo of the outlaw and it went for $2.3 million in 2010.

Kagin's says the image could be worth up to $5 million, talk about a mark up!

3. Legendary New Jersey Devil captured on camera

We've all heard of BigFoot, Sasquatch, the Loch Ness monster, but not everyone may be familiar with the East Coast Urban legend known for centuries as the New Jersey Devil.

Said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, according to NJ.COMthere's been a recent sighting near Atlantic City.

Dave Black of was driving home from work when he saw what he thought was a llama running in and out of the trees lining the road.

"If that wasn't enough, then it spread out leathery wings and flew off over the golf course," said Black.

Black snapped this photo of the creature and told NJ.com he was looking for someone to make sense of what he saw.

Reporters at the New Jersey publication later received this video of another supposed sighting.

4. Watch this pizza deliverer break into tears when she gets the biggest tip of her life

Several lucky servers all across the country have reported receiving generous tips from random patrons looking to pay it forward, but rarely are the kind gestures and priceless reactions caught on camera.

A Domino's pizza delivery woman was gifted a massive tip by an Ohio church as part of a month long outreach project.

This video created by the Sycamore Creek Church shows Dominos employee Natasha being brought on the church stage with the $6 pizza.

Rev. Steve Markle then explained the church had been learning about generosity in the last month and had wanted to pass the lesson on.

It was a $1,046 tip that brought the young woman to tears.

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4 trending stories you may have missed this week (10/11-10/17)
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