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People Are Praising 21-Year-Old For Being A Parent To 15-Year-Old

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People Are Praising 21-Year-Old For Being A Parent To 15-Year-Old

A TikTok user has been heaped with praise after sharing her story of being a guardian to a 15-year-old, despite only being 21 herself.

The social media user, who goes by the name of Hunter Nelson on the video sharing app, talked of how she is raising a teenager, despite being not far off her age.

And while at first people were wondering how this was logistically possible - even questioning if she had a child at six years old - followers were so impressed with her when they found out Hunter's backstory.

It turns out the 21-year-old had filed for guardianship after both her parents had died.

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“So many people in my comments want to know how I had a baby at 6 years old. I will answer that for you. The easy answer to that question is that I did not have a baby when I was six," she said.

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"I recently filed for guardianship of my sister because our dad passed away in 2015 and her mum passed away a few months ago.

“And I thought the best way to keep my sister safe, happy and have all her needs and wants met was to move a couple of states over and live with me.”

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She shared: “I am 21, I'm a full-time college student and a full-time worker, but I still put Gracie ahead of my own. "Like right now, I'm sitting in my car when all my friends are hanging out because she has practice and I don't want to leave her, which I'm very happy to do.

Hunter explained her guardianship (Credit: TikTok/ @hunterenelson)
Hunter explained her guardianship (Credit: TikTok/ @hunterenelson)

"I'm happy to sit here and see how big she's smiling when she comes out [of school] with all her friends.”

Hunter explained that being her sister's guardian was "100 per cent legal", and orchestrated by the court.

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“I'm happy that she lives with me and that she's safe," she said.

Responding in the comments, Hunter was flooded with comments from well-wishers impressed with her for taking on such a huge responsibility.

Hunter says she her sister will always come first (Credit: TikTok/ @hunterenelson)
Hunter says she her sister will always come first (Credit: TikTok/ @hunterenelson)

"What a great thing your (sic) doing," someone wrote underneath one of her TikToks. "You will have a bond like no other.

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"All the best to you and your sister. Sorry for your losses."

"You are a gift to this earth. A beautiful soul, I am so grateful y’all have each other," said another.

"You are brilliant. I know that out of all this trauma you're going to create the best future for you and your sister."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: Life, Parenting

Joanna Freedman
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