Teen brings little girl’s mermaid dream to life

Teen brings little girl's mermaid dream to lifeKeegan Carnahan/Twitter: @selftltledtyler(TAMPA, Fla.) — One little girl’s magical mermaid dreams of being “Under the Sea” came true during bath time last week.

Keegan Carnahan, a teen from Tampa, Florida, was helping give her nanny’s daughter a bath while the nanny, Jenna Haslam, was busy making dinner.

Haslam’s daughter, 3-year-old Alidy Clark, thought Carnahan looked like a real-life mermaid because of her dyed pink hair, so the teen decided to take it one step further by putting on a waterproof mermaid tail she had in her closet.

The timing worked out perfectly because Haslam had just ordered Alidy a children’s mermaid tail too, and the two quickly flipped and floated their way into “gadgets and gizmos a-plenty” paradise.

“Alidy had decided to wear her mermaid costume around the house and ironically I had gone through a phase a couple years ago and had a mermaid tail in my closet!” Carnahan, 15, wrote to ABC News. “I thought what happened was funny so I was texting my friend Sophia about it and put it on Twitter but I never would’ve expected it to get this big.”

Carnahan tweeted photos of their enchanting mermaid time together on March 22 and it was an instant hit on social media, garnering 15,000 retweets and 25,000 likes.

“What are you up to” pic.twitter.com/y0KUGSQcV6

— keegs (@selftltledtyler) March 23, 2017

The girls’ sweet bonding time meant the world to Haslam, who said her daughter has been going through a tough time since Alidy’s father died in November.

“Since the day he passed, Alidy has decided to wear princess outfits. It makes her feel better, so I think we’ve gotten every single one,” Haslam explained of the costumes. “So the fact she and Keegan found something to bond about … for Keegan to take the time to do that for her meant the world.”

Carnahan, however, was thrilled for the opportunity to brighten Alidy’s day while channeling her own inner-mermaid.

“Alidy’s dad had passed away a couple months ago and that has obviously been pretty hard for her to comprehend,” said Carnahan. “I’m really happy that we were able to have fun and ‘dive’ into things that make her happy. I really hope to be in her life for as long as possible because she is a really hilarious kid.”

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Katy Perry pays tribute to Katycat killed in car accident

Katy Perry pays tribute to Katycat killed in car accidentOlivia BeeKaty Perry has paid special tribute to an 18-year-old superfan who died tragically in a car accident.

According to KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, 18-year-old Katie Bell died this past weekend when she lost control of her car and collided head-on with another vehicle.  The other driver was also killed. 

According to Billboard, news of Bell’s death inspired the hashtag #RIPKatycatKatie — Katy Perry fans call themselves “KatyCats” — and Katy herself took notice.

Tuesday morning, the star tweeted, “We see you angel and we love and will miss you. KC’s, light a candle for Katie. Rest In Peace.”  She included one of Bell’s videos in her tweet. 

Most touching, though, is the fact that Katy has changed her Twitter handle to #ripkatycatKatie‏.

We see you angel and we love and will miss you. KC’s, light a candle for Katie. Rest In Peace. 😔 https://t.co/0SxDFfOub5

— #ripkatycatKatie (@katyperry) March 28, 2017


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