It's easy enough to accept families come in all shapes and sizes. But that doesn't mean some arrangements don't naturally turn heads.
TikToker Hunter Nelson is one such case, as the age gap between her dependent and herself was far less than usual.
In a resurfaced video that has gone viral again, Nelson made an "Oh Lord" realization TikTok, in which she reflected:
"Me driving down the road and realizing I'm 21 with a 15-year-old."
"No other parents or staff members at her high school are gonna take me serious (sic)."
"I can already feel people asking me what grade I'm in when I go to her events."
"How am I gonna teach her how to drive when I can barely get down the road?"
You can watch the video here:
TikTokers were endlessly confused about the video they'd just watched, so they naturally had a lot of questions. Was this a result of an adoption or some biological miracle? Was it legal? How did it happen?
Nelson went on to explain more about what happened in a follow-up video:
As it turned out, Nelson's sister's mother had passed away which meant the sister was going to go into the foster care system.
Instead, Nelson went through the process of filing for guardianship and moving her sister a few states over to live with her.
Fellow TikTokers were happy to see the OP had stepped up to take care of her family.
Fellow TikTokers wondered how the process was possible with Nelson being so young.
Nelson also posted two additional videos with how the process had been possible.
Nelson explained in one of her videos she was excited to see all of the feedback her videos were getting, specifically from people in similar situations to her own, raising teenagers while being young themselves.
Nelson decided she would continue posting about her and her sister's journey together, to act as a form of information for people interested in going through this process themselves and because she found it interesting to see others in her community.