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Trending today: Report claims girl asked to leave KFC was a hoax; girl's sweet letter to dad's boss at Google

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A report claims the 3-year-old girl asked to leave KFC earlier this month due to her facial scars was a hoax (Photo: Facebook/Victoria's Victories). A report claims the 3-year-old girl asked to leave KFC earlier this month due to her facial scars was a hoax (Photo: Facebook/Victoria's Victories).
A little girl's letter is winning the Internet after she after she wrote one to her dad's boss at Google and got him a week off (Photo: Reddit/FOX19). A little girl's letter is winning the Internet after she after she wrote one to her dad's boss at Google and got him a week off (Photo: Reddit/FOX19).
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While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about. 

Presidential 'bear' on the loose in Washington

There's a bear roaming the streets of D.C. Or at least, that's how President Obama describes his recent efforts to break free of the cage that is the White House security bubble. And Twitter loves it.

Last month, Obama and Joe Biden went to a nearby Shake Shack, where they ordered burgers, fries and milkshakes. He also recently slipped out of the White House without reporters to join his chief of staff Denis McDonough for a Starbucks run. The president ordered a hot tea.

And Monday, on the way to a speech on working families, Obama made a pretty uneventful stop at Chipotle. Then White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo on Twitter of the president leaning over the sneeze guard to order his burrito bowl toppings, and the reaction was immediate.

"It's been awhile since I had the burrito bowl," he said after lunch.

Where will the bear go next? No one knows. But there's an anonymous Twitter handle (@BearObama) following his every "bear" move.

Report claims girl asked to leave KFC was a hoax

A little girl in Jackson, Mississippi captured the hearts of Internet users across the country earlier this month. But according to local newspaper Laurel Leader-Call, some of the circumstances surrounding a child asked to leave KFC due to her facial scars after a dog attack may be untrue.

Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher was seriously injured when she was mauled by three pit bulls in her grandfather's backyard.

Her grandmother said Victoria had just left the hospital when they stopped at KFC to get her mashed potatoes. That's when she claims they were asked to leave because the young girl's face was "disturbing" other customers.

After posting about the incident on Facebook, the anger spread. Social media users began opening fire on the restaurant and calling for a boycott. KFC publicly apologized, donated $30,000 to help pay her medical bills and said the company would investigate the situation.

Now, sources close to the investigation told the newspaper that KFC store security video does not show Wilcher nor her grandmother in the KFC where they said the incident happened. In addition, KFC receipts fail to show the "mashed potatoes and sweet tea" order the family claims.

"When the allegation was first made, KFC pledged $30,000 to go to medical expenses and started an investigation to find the truth," KFC franchisee owner Dick West posted on social media over the weekend. "They have pledged the money even if it is proven that the incident never happened. At this point their story is full of holes. Any thinking person who follows their timeline can see it. The event at KFC never happened."

So far about $135,000 have been raised for Victoria.

The final report on the situation is expected to be released later this week. Read the Laurel-Leader Call's original story here: http://leader-call.com/2014/06/23/kentucky-fried-hoax

Sweet letter exchange between Google and little girl

A little girl's letter is winning the Internet after she after she wrote one to her dad's boss at Google.

It reads:

"Dear Google Worker,

Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off.

Like he can get a day off on Wednesday. Because daddy only gets a day off on Saturday.

From, Katie

P.S. It is daddy's BIRTHDAY!

P.P.S. It is summer, you know."

Her dad's boss, Daniel Shiplacoff, apparently saw the letter and responded with his own:

"Dear Katie,

Thank you for your thoughtful note and request.

Your father has been working hard designing many beautiful and delightful things for Google and million of people across the globe.

On the occasion for his birthday, and recognizing the importance of taking from Wednesdays off during the summer, we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time.

Enjoy!

Daniel Shiplacoff"

Google has confirmed this response is real. Take notes, everyone.

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