Celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary on September 27, 2023, George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney embraced a low-key evening at home with an unconventional gift exchange. But neither of them was particularly impressed with the gift they received. Let’s dig into why.
The Exchanged Gifts
In adherence to tradition, George Clooney chose pottery as the theme for his present but readily admitted that the gift “wasn’t an exciting one.” Amal agreed, describing it as “something not very exciting.” In return, she gifted George a silk robe with the word ‘Hubby’ written on it. George jokingly critiqued the gift as too much, implying that it wasn’t going to be worn very much. Understandably.
The Albie Affair
The elegance of the Clooney couple was on full display at the second annual Albie Awards in September, where Amal graced the occasion in a bespoke white Versace gown. white accessories. In a collaborative effort with the Versace team in Milan, Amal drew inspiration from a simple beach dress to curate a stunning ensemble.
As they celebrated their ninth anniversary on the eve of the Albie Awards, Amal emphasized the significance of the event, highlighting the honor of hosting awards that recognize defenders of justice.
George, meanwhile, opted for the timeless sophistication of a classic black tuxedo with a tight beard. The couple not only celebrated love and laughter on their ninth anniversary but also radiated glamor and style as they hosted an event honoring champions of justice. The Albie Awards recognize individuals showing exceptional dedication and courage in defending justice on various fronts. As a prominent human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney’s involvement was a prominent attendee, with George in tow!
Fathers are one of the building blocks in their child’s life. They teach us life lessons, share inspirational victories with us, and make us strong enough to overcome challenges. But, there are many children unfortunately deprived of such fatherly love and guidance in their lives. For those kids who yearn for a father, the viral TikTok ‘Dad’ is here!
The Spark of Inspiration
Summer Clayton used to create and post feel-good videos like any other avid TikToker. But, one day, in the fall of 2020, he stopped at one message, while reading all the comments for his recent post. The message read, “Thanks, Dad.” The 26-year-old wasn’t exactly from the league of fathers. But, that particular comment made the Mississippi-based personal trainer think about the exact kind of effect of his TikTok videos. He was reminded of the support and love he got from his own father. He realized that every kid needs a father figure around them to teach practical lessons and to say the words all children dream of hearing from their parents — “I’m proud of you.” That’s when Summer thought to try to fill the gap, even just a little.
Becoming the ‘Dad’
The next morning, Summer posted his first TikTok video under the handle @yourprouddad. He started to post how-to videos, regularly demonstrating mundane life skills like handling a shaving razor, tying a tie, checking the tire pressure, jumpstarting a car, etc. He kept adding uplifting thoughts and motivational commentaries to his videos. Summer got another idea to host virtual dinners with his TikTok followers. In his videos, he cooks food and sets out two plates so his guests feel like having a meal with him. During the meal, he asks his audience to share about their day. As expected, comments started to roll in from viewers of all ages, sharing their days’ experiences and remembering their own fathers. With that, Summer has brought sunshine to all!