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What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

Author: Eric O'Keeffe

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What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions.

Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood.

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Meet Whyla and Guyceratops, two shapechangers that Whendiana meets in the same place… only in two very different times. Can Whendi solve their problems? Can the Learninator overcome his fear of chickens? Can you guess the tricky twist? Lessons include: You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, it’s important to venture outside of our small communities and learn about different people This episode originally aired January 15th, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode's Whendiana artwork is by Ana Stretcu. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Fred the Dog runs out of sticks, and desperate times call for desperate antics! What will become of our President? Lessons include: not all attention is good for you; there’s more to being a leader than getting your way; What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork is by our talented patron, Anorah! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Josh from the podcast Josh Ke Saath visits What If World along with his mother, Deepti, and their mischievous friend, Boogerman! Can they help Dracomax get free from a magical clocktower? Lessons include: Being honest with others can help you feel better about yourself; Time keeps moving forward, and that makes life interesting and every day special. We had a ton of fun with Deepti and Josh from Josh Ke Saath today. If you want to hear more of their stories and improve your command of Hindi while you’re at it, check out their show! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Zach and Zizi are trying out something new this week, a tabletop role-playing game where violence ISN’T the solution to their problems. Let’s roll some natural 20s together… That’s a good roll ;) Lessons include: assuming the worst of others makes it hard to find friends or build a community; role-playing can be a fun way to tell a group story! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
When twin sisters start growing apart, can a strange curse help them work together again? Lessons include: it’s important to speak your mind to your friends and family; voicing negative thoughts over and over again can make anyone start to believe them; trying voicing your positive thoughts more often! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Alabaster Zero is tricked by Petrina the Pirate into going on a mission with Petey. Can they get Petrina’s secret envelope to safety? Lessons include: Making a new friend takes patience and a positive attitude; money can’t buy everything, but it’s important that we all have enough to stay healthy and happy! New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. The week’s art is by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The Wholympics!

The Wholympics!

2020-08-1024:06

Mamma Jamma and Poppa Loo are announcing the Wholympics, an undersea tournament of champions! Every competitor can wear a mask or even a disguise, so this story may have a surprise or two... We’re also checking in on some of our aquatic friends from way back in episode 45. Lessons include: traditions aren’t limitations; persistence is more impressive than perfection, and more achievable, too! Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. The week’s artwork is by Karen O'Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat? This story originally aired July 7th, 2017. Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming. Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu.  whatifworld.threadless.com Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s Dame Dot artwork is by Jason O’Keefe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
It’s all come down to this! Recap’s secrets will be revealed as we take one last trip back in time to Abacus P. Grumbler’s childhood. Lessons include: grown ups can be just as bad at communicating as kids sometimes; if your friend or sibling gives you a serious warning, it’s probably time to listen! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Karen O’Keeffe put together this week’s artwork. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Can Recap truly be Abacus’ brother? Can beds really eat pickles? Sounds like we’ve got a lot to chew on this week. This story reintroduces Abacus’ parents, who are no longer married. If you want to learn a little bit more about his family, make sure to check out 129. What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes? Lessons include: We have lots of feelings when there is a big change in our family, and it’s healthy to talk about those feelings; taking responsibility for our actions is part of growing up. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Our artwork this week is by Karen O’Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We’re back to What If World for real, this week, and there’s a new baby in town! Recap?! Can Abacus survive babysitting this omnipotent narrator baby long enough for Fred to get his teeth checked? Lessons include: looking after a younger sibling, cousin, or friend is a big responsibility, and can be a rewarding experience; good dental hygiene is important for preventing the appearance of dinosaurs ;) Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork is by OCAL. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In our first ever fanfiction story, we learn about Squid Appreciation Day and Abacus’s favorite food. Thanks a million to Mya, who wrote this story to answer her little brother Gavin’s “What if” question. Lessons include: There’s no need to wait for someone else to tell your story! You’ve got all the tools you need to imagine a great one, already. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork was put together with images from OCAL and IYO. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Uh-oh, Cthunkle is back on What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes? This episode originally aired June 24th, 2018. Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Melly Victor, host and creator of the podcast Stoopkid Stories, helps Mr. Eric tell a story featuring Princess Tia, a character from the Stoopkid universe. Can Tia help the ants make their queen feel better? Lessons: Small, thoughtful acts are often more helpful than grand gestures; Grownups need help too, sometimes Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com If you enjoy this story, you should check out Stoopkid Stories, which just finished its first season. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! Find our contact info and other handy links at linktr.ee/whatifworld What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is from Stoopkid Stories. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of our Alternia saga! Plus, unicorns ;)  Lessons: When people are feeling overlooked and unfairly treated, it’s important to listen to them; a fearsome lie can divide us, so we’ve got to always look out for the truth.  This episode touches on themes of injustice and prejudice. Here are a few handy links for parents who want to find out more, or make a donation:   How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids: 20 resources for parents  Embrace Race: Hubs for discovering diverse children’s books  Donate to support racial justice: Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers  Donate to Campaign Zero: Help end police violence in America  Donate to The Conscious Kid: Anti-Racist Children’s Books Education Fund  What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is by Lauren Tierney. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
M. Dorsett, author of The Lion and the Elephant, comes on to read her short story and then give it a What If World ending! Can the Lion, the Elephant, and the Queen learn to get along? Lessons: Learning to get along with different kinds of people can make you happier and more open-minded! To learn more about The Lion and the Elephant, go to chibur.info/books. Use the promo code wiw10 to get 10% off and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett! This episode first aired September 23, 2019. We’ve added a few resources for to our linktree, to help us grownups start (and continue) having healthy conversations with our kids about race: https://linktr.ee/whatifworld What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork by August Lewis, illustrator of The Lion and the Elephant. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Pixicato and Albatross Zero are off to meet Harriknow, the most knowledgeable being in Alternia. But Harriknow and his Intreenet aren’t as helpful as you might think. Lessons include: Right or wrong, if you feed an idea, it will grow; every good learner needs to be part detective; new experiences and connections are needed to bring new understanding. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is by OCAL. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We’re going to find out where Fred the Dog ended up in Alternia, but first, we’ve got to meet Kammy, the ruler of this world! Is she the unfairest of them all?  Lessons include: The world isn’t simply good people and bad, we can be reinvented every day through our actions!  Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork was put together by Karen O’Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Surfin Shout Outs

Surfin Shout Outs

2020-05-1809:57

Randall Radbot hosts this week, and we feature an original song inspired by our fans. Mr. Eric has put out about three months of new episodes, so he thought he’d give himself a little break. Turns out, making a song is a whole lot of work, too!  Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Our artwork this week is also by Jason O’Keefe, some early Randall Radbot concept art. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
While Pixicato searches for Fred the Dog in the land of Alternia, we meet Albatross Zero, a would-be detective who gets paired with a mischievous partner.  Lessons:  Unfairness can spread unseen, unless we learn to look for it; treating yourself and others well is one of the best ways to restore hope in difficult times.  What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for all of April and through mid-May to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon and get coloring pages for your favorite characters as a bonus! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork is of Ronny Kind Cypress, and was drawn by our patron, Silas! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Audrey Montgomery

I love it!💟

Sep 6th
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Audrey Montgomery

I love you so much!!!!💟

Sep 3rd
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Audrey Montgomery

I love it so much what is world!!💟

Jul 29th
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Audrey Montgomery

I love it so much what is world!!💟💟

Jul 29th
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C H

What if thare were 172 seasons???

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WEI SHI

😭😭😞😟😭😭Some stories are sad😭😭😟😞😭😭

Jun 28th
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WEI SHI

I'm sorry that you have a cold😞😞

Jun 24th
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WEI SHI

What if I got all of the super powers in the world by accident?

Jun 24th
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Dionne Dawkins

what if cats chased dogs and can i get a shout out please by jf cat btw my name is lenora

Jun 18th
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Dionne Dawkins

from jf cat

Jun 18th
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Dionne Dawkins

can i please get a shout out

Jun 18th
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Dionne Dawkins

what if cats chased dogs

Jun 18th
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C H

Knockoff alarm

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C H

if trees did not exist we would not

May 29th
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C H

I hate corintene ilove this episode

May 24th
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YELLOWSNOW 69

science professor David Cameron said the Avenger movies are not in order at all.$?!%#^

May 10th
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Mayank Bhatta

I have made a video about podcasting. The link is below 👇 https://youtu.be/oKCbOztmEVA

May 4th
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Audrey Montgomery

got to good 🐩🐆🦁🦄👛👜👠💄👡🦄👗👚😙😚💎💍😍👚👗💍☺😗😍😘😙😚😙😙👠

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BadgerBear

THE BEST THING IMAGINABLE HAS HAPPENED STORY PIRATES CROSSED WITH WHAT IF WORLD 😄😄😄😄😄😆😆😆😁😁

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Amber Van Arsdol

number 22

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