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#TGIF: 3 Feel-Good Stories to Keep You In Good Spirits All Mother’s Day Weekend Long


Mother’s Day is a joyful time for many — and for good reason. Looking back on the touching moments that you’ve shared with your mom, step-mom, or the motherly figure in your life is a reason in and of itself to celebrate. Plus, it’s the weekend! There’s more time to relax and unwind by reading some uplifting content. 

Browse these three heartfelt stories in the sixth-edition of our “Feel Good Friday Roundup” series which are sure to keep you in great spirits all weekend long!  

1. A 73-Year-Old TikTok Star Becomes Best-Selling Cookbook Author

Your dreams don’t have an expiration date, which is why it’s never too late to pursue them. Barbara Costello (@brunchwithbabs) started her first TikTok cooking video two years ago. Now, the 73-year-old is celebrating becoming a USA Today Bestselling author following the March release of her cookbook Celebrate with Babs!


Wow!! It’s never too late. First time author at age 73. My NEW & first cookbook, Celebrate with Babs ✨ Available everywhere books are sold #nevertoolate

♬ Here Comes the Sun – Relaxing Instrumental Music

Costello (a Connecticut-based mom and grandma) began sharing her traditional family recipes on TikTok at the start of the pandemic. Her demonstrations of how to make comforting dishes earned her well over one million followers. 

The reason? Her followers feel connected to her not just because of her mouthwatering food, but because of her unique personality.

“I get so many messages each week that I’ve helped fill a hole or space in many lives that are missing their mothers or grandmothers,” she tells AllRecipes. “It is the thing that really keeps me going.”

2. This Married Couple Shares a Simple Moment of Joy

Enjoying life’s simple moments and sharing a laugh with your significant other are two keys to a strong relationship.

No one knows that better than this older married couple! In a recent short clip, the pair shared a loving embrace and a chuckle after the husband tried to do his wife’s hair. You don’t want to miss this adorable moment!

3. Hoda Kotb Receives an Early Mother’s Day Surprise From Her Daughters

Mother’s Day weekend is finally here! While most of us will wait until Sunday to give gifts to mom, Today Show host Hoda Kotb received an early surprise this week from her daughters, Haley and Hope.

In the clip below, the girls decide to wake up their mom and present her with a few special gifts as they wished her a happy Mother’s Day — such a sweet gesture and way to start the morning!

“Mother’s Day came early. Lucky me ❤️❤️ #melting,” she wrote in the caption.

We hope you enjoyed the sixth-edition of our weekly Feel Good Friday Roundup!

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