They say you should be careful with what you wish for because you might just get it. However, in the life story of Chris Koch, it was “be careful with your jokes because it might just define your loved ones’ life.” The joke that his grandmother cracked though molded him in a positive way and his disability didn’t stop him from becoming a diligent worker.
Chris was born without forearms and legs. Despite these parts that’s missing from his body, he was completely healthy. He was also fortunate that he was born into a family who gives him full support, but they also made sure that he will grow up independently like anyone else who was born normal.
Chris was born without arms and legs when his grandmother joked about hus father not finishin anything.
The passionate farm worker said he grew in a happy family where the members have a great sense of humor. Not to mention his grandmother who had a rather sarcastic and dry sense of humor. Chris shared the story about his grandma cracking a joke just a few hours after he was born. The old lady reportedly said that “Bruce (Chris’ father) never did finish anything he started.”
Chris then proved that he was different from his father and that he can finish his tasks even if he doesn’t have arms and legs. Although he cannot drive legally in his condition or operate a chainsaw, he said he is capable of doing almost everything a ‘normal’ person could do. He explains:
“It takes me upwards of 400% more energy to do everyday tasks than someone with arms or legs. I’m hopping on one leg, it’s a good little workout.”
Chris serves as a farmhand at Apricot Lane Farms. He renders his help all of the tasks and needs of the farm and that even includes driving a tractor. He said he grew up riding tractors and when he reached the age 9 or 10, he decided to start driving the equipment himself.
The inspiring man indeed grew up in total independence as his family raised him just like any other kid. Chris said his family did not limit him just because of his disability. Chris shared his heart-melting conversation with his dad where he sked his father “what did you do differently with me than you would have any other kid?” and his old man simply told him “Nothing.”
Chris works in a farm and he loves to drive tractors even without his arms and legs.
As a child, Chris owned prosthetic limbs. However, he hated wearing them. He would even be sent to the school office for not wearing them on. For Chris, the prosthetics didn’t feel right for him since he didn’t actually feel that he didn’t have any arms or legs. He felt like the other kids who are “complete.” He said:
“Some people are ashamed of their freckles or some people are ashamed of that spare tire around their waist; they have big ears or a big nose or whatever. I think if you’re worried about how you look, you’re cheating yourself out of opportunities.”
Watch Chris’s powerful story from the video below:
You’ll Know It’s True Love When You And Your Better Half Feel These 3 Things
If you and your partner feel these three things, you may have hit a jackpot in love.
True love is not something one would feel immediately. There is that so-called sensation of having “butterflies in the stomach” when a person meets someone they are attracted to. Oftentimes, people mistake this for true love but it really isn’t. It’s infatuation, a phase in a relationship that doesn’t last long, experts say. There are those that move past the infatuation stage and begin to bond with each other. This stage is where couples get to know each other on a deeper level and begin to invest more in the relationship. But when infatuation and the bonding stage doesn’t move forward, relationships mostly fail.
So how do you know if you’ve found true love? Elite Daily shares what it feels like to truly feel a strong emotion for your significant other. If you and your partner feel these three things in your relationship, you may have hit a jackpot in love.
#1. Being recognized
When you have someone who’s for keeps, you don’t need to demand attention. You are willing to give each other time and space-time to listen to your ramblings or worries and space where you can intimately discuss important things....
Rude Man Creeps Out His Date, Off-Duty Police Intervenes
A Redditor shares a true to life story about an off-duty cop that saved a young lady from her creepy date.
As a man, having an assertive personality is one thing, but being a downright douchebag is totally different; especially on a date. This is the subject of a Reddit user’s story about the worst “nice guy” he encountered a year ago.
According to the Reddit user that goes by the handle ThrowAwayForPancakes, he was having a dinner with his girlfriend that time when he overheard the discussion of a couple behind them. Based on what he heard that time, the date of the two wasn't going great. What’s more disturbing was that the guy was straight up creeping his date out by making inappropriate comments.
There was no denying it, the girl was uncomfortable.
When the Redditor was about to intervene, an old man put a hand on his shoulder and assured him that he got it.
Dog-Loving Bride Replaces Bouquets With Puppies During Her Wedding Day
According to the bride, the groom definitely “knew what he was getting himself into” when he decided to marry her.
You know what’s more adorable than seeing a bride and her bridesmaids posing with flowers? Well apparently, it’s when they are holding dogs!
Bride Samantha Clark recently made headlines when she, being a dog lover, used her wedding to raise awareness about dog rescue efforts. Her idea was simple yet praiseworthy – to replace bouquets with puppies.
Instead of flower bouquets, Samantha and her bridesmaids held cute Chiweenie dogs.
In a report by Mirror, we learn that A Heinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport expressed delight upon the bride’s request to borrow the puppies and raise awareness about their cause. The local rescue organization has been caring for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey....