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Darling Little Girl Offers Flowergirl Services At City Hall – Would Also Like A Unicorn

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annabella earl flowergirl for hire Most days I would be all cynical about things like this because you know what? Life stinks kid and you can’t always get what you want. But little Annabelle Earl from Brooklyn is so flipping cute she has made my cold, black heart grow three sizes today by going to city hall and offering her flower girl services to any couple waiting to tie the knot. Yup, her mom put her in a dress, let her buy some flowers from a bodega, and she stood around and propositioned couples until she found a taker. From NBC.com:

Back in April, Kim Earl had taken Annabelle to Washington, D.C., where they visited Yoko Ono’s “Wishing Tree” in a Smithsonian sculpture garden. Annabelle walked up to it and whispered her heart’s desire.

“Then she said to me, ‘Can I tell you what I wished for?’ I said of course and she said, ‘I wished for a rainbow unicorn for a pet, a real one,'” her mother recalled.”I said, ‘Sweetie, those aren’t real. You can’t have that.’ And she was devastated.”Some other options were discussed and Annabelle decided that if she couldn’t have a rainbow unicorn she would like to be a flower girl.There was only one problem.”We don’t have anyone in our circle close to being married,” her mother said.

Annabella’s mom took her to the City Clerk’s office in Manhattan, where 20,000 New Yorkers get hitched every year in a no-frills $25 ceremony, and see if anyone wanted her services. After they found a couple who would let Annabela take part in the ceremony she got cold feet and her mom had to hold her because she was scared, and then she did what any other rational person would do (JUST LIKE ME) asked the bride if there was cake.  Because there was no cake, her mom took her to a bakery and bought her cake.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think the logical conclusion to this story is that some famous celebrity who is getting married asks Annabella to be their flower girl and she gets to attend some major fancy nuptials and they also buy her a real unicorn. I’m all for this plan.

(Image:Shelli Jensen/shutterstock)

42 Comments

  1. Ursi

    July 16, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Aw, kiddo, I wanted a rainbow unicorn too when I was your age. Stupid reality!

    I think it’s darling that she went to city hall to be a flower girl. I’d have taken her up on that. We didn’t have any child attendants at our wedding because I wasn’t about to press some unsuspecting child into service. Too much stress for her and us. But if someone had come up to me and asked to be flower girl of her own volition I couldn’t have turned her down.

  2. JenH1986

    July 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    This is a parent trying to do things for her kid I can get behind. Go mom for not traveling to a war torn area and claiming a strip of land from the native to “prove your love”.

    • Blueathena623

      July 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

      But the other girl is a princess! Princess!

    • JJ

      July 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Hey not just a princess. She’s Princess Emily!Princess Emily okay. It’s a title he has bestowed upon his daughter please everyone refer to her as that when you see her. We wouldn’t want to her to not think she is the most important thing in the universe.

    • BREEDER

      July 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      They are all princesses, cute

    • Blueathena623

      July 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      I see you have changed your user name.

    • BREEDER

      July 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      I’m trying to promote the idea that life is a good thing, and that I’m happy to have contributed to the continuation of humanity

    • Cee

      July 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Yes! This is what you do for a girly girl, not be an idiot who knows nothing about the political and historical implications of a foreign part of the world and planting a cloth on a stick in it.

    • keelhaulrose

      July 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Excuse me, but if her parents really loved her they’d break out the horse fur dye and get a shady vet to graft a horn to the horse’s skull because how dare we teach our children about reality and realistic expectations!!!!

    • fernerrobinson

      July 17, 2014 at 1:23 am

      just before I looked at the receipt ov $8130 , I
      didn’t believe that my sister woz like actualy bringing in money part-time from
      there pretty old laptop. . there aunts neighbour has been doing this 4 only
      about 22 months and at present repayed the mortgage on their appartment and
      bought themselves a Chrysler . see here C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­

    • Guest

      July 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

      That was exactly my first thought! A realistic but still loving and supportive mother who helped her daughter’s wish come true.

  3. Blueathena623

    July 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I would have re-married my husband to give her a chance at being a flower girl! Although I can’t tell from the article, how old is she? I recently went to NYC with kiddo for the first time, and I was so nervous because he’s soooooooooo social and has no concept of “stranger” and “personal space” and previous NYC trips confirmed the “detached New Yorker) stereotype. But everyone was so nice to him, so that warmed my heart.

    • LadyClodia the Modest Rat

      July 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

      The main article says she’s 4, and it’s definitely worth a look for the adorable pictures of her. 🙂
      My 5 yo old is gregarious too, and I can see him wanting to do something like that. That’s great that everyone in NYC was nice to your son. Mine’s never been to NYC, but I’m sure he would want to talk to everyone. We had a bit of a problem when we went to Europe last year because he didn’t really understand that not everyone, and especially other children, didn’t speak English. He still tried to talk to everyone, though. But yeah there are no strangers to him, only potential friends. 🙂

    • AP

      July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Haha, I have a few three year olds in my classes right now who don’t understand that they’re bilingual. They’ll make a request half in English and half in Spanish, expecting everyone to get it. It’s pretty funny.

      I of course speak a little Spanish, but not well, which I’m sure is confusing the hell out of them.

    • AP

      July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Haha, I have a few three year olds in my classes right now who don’t understand that they’re bilingual. They’ll make a request half in English and half in Spanish, expecting everyone to get it. It’s pretty funny.

      I of course speak a little Spanish, but not well, which I’m sure is confusing the hell out of them.

  4. Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

    July 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    “Then she said to me, ‘Can I tell you what I wished for?’ I said of course and she said, ‘I wished for a rainbow unicorn for a pet, a real one,’” her mother recalled.

    DON’T WE ALL!

    This really was adorable. I love it.

    • tSubh Dearg

      July 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

      I still want a Rainbow Unicorn as a pet. 🙁

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Me too, man. Heart breaking.

    • Spongeworthy

      July 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

      I’d rather have a Pegasus myself…then I could fly! GET ON IT MOM AND DAD.

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

      You make a valid point. I’m changing my request to a rainbow unicorn/pegasus.

    • Spongeworthy

      July 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Get in line, I was here first!

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

      We will simply have to war it out.

    • Spongeworthy

      July 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

      How did you find a picture of me before my morning caffeine? I told my husband to destroy all evidence!

    • Spongeworthy

      July 16, 2014 at 10:47 am

      I have my ways…
      You’ve got some pretty sweet moves by the way.

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

      The more I watch that GIF, the more I want to know the circumstances behind it…Obviously, someone in a bear suit is kung fu fighting, but why? What’s his motivation? What’s his back story?

      I just don’t know. I don’t know.

    • thefluter

      July 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      I actually know this! It was a marketing ad for whiteout where you could type in what you wanted the bear to do and they would play a video matching that. It was actually pretty clever! https://www.youtube.com/user/tippexperience

  5. LadyClodia the Modest Rat

    July 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    What a cutie! This definitely has warmed my cynical heart.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_nsaWr1dsiE/U64HOK6xy8I/AAAAAAAB0to/kyR4b_cpw5w/s1600/medium.gif

    • RichardPrebble

      July 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

      She’s hot! So sèxy.

  6. RichardPrebble

    July 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I wish I had of been there. I would have given her a ride to my basement. Then I would host a sèx education lesson. Then I would have bashed her skull in.

  7. RichardPrebble

    July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Her mother is a known slût in Brooklyn. No doubt the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. She’s got those come FÜCK me eyes.

  8. LadyClodia the Modest Rat

    July 16, 2014 at 9:05 am

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

      I flagged and emailed her about it.

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I really encourage everyone not to engage with it, because it’s a nasty one, and I’d hate to see it get any kind of attention for it.

    • mommabeer

      July 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Yeah looking at his diqus profile and other comments, he clearly is a troll just wanting attention.

    • CMJ

      July 16, 2014 at 10:58 am

      I missed it!!!

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      It was really nasty. Not even mean nasty–just disgusting.

    • Eve Vawter

      July 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

      thank you for the email, ban hammer engaged!

    • Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      July 16, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Gracias, oh editor-extraordinaire!

  9. Katie L.

    July 16, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Aw, that’s sweet. I got married there years ago and there were no adorable little girls offering their flower girl services. If there had been, I would have taken her up on her offer.

  10. joanne

    July 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The photos in the NBC article make it even better! Cute little girl, cute little dress but the gloves… THE GLOVES! Honestly I’m pretty sure an ovary burst just now.

  11. Caitlin Fry

    July 16, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I asked my parents for a pet unicorn.
    Instead of telling me no, they said yes.
    After all, we lived on a farm. It was totally feasible that we had the space, feed and shelter for one.
    The moment I found one, I could keep it.
    (Scoured the ‘Trading Post’ for years. Never did find someone trying to find a good home for their unicorn, but at least my girlhood dreams remained intact.)

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