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Man Runs Into Burning Building To Save Cake 16

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-about-the-ice-cream dept.
The people of Jacksonville, Florida, take their cake seriously. They like their cake so much, in fact, that recently a father ran into his burning house to save his child's birthday cake. From the article: "The fire destroyed the home on Bowden Circle South. Those who live at the home said they were celebrating their child's fourth birthday when the flames started. We're told the child's father ran into the home and grabbed the cake so they could keep celebrating."

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Man Runs Into Burning Building To Save Cake

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  • Say what? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Yvan256 (722131) on Monday May 10, 2010 @02:49PM (#32159814) Homepage Journal

    He loves his child so much that he will risk the possibility of his child not having a father for the rest of his life to save a birthday cake the kid won't even remember eating in a few weeks.

    Wait, what?

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by v1 (525388)

      Other unexplained contributing factors may be things like (1) how special the cake was, and (2) just how involved the fire was

      1. I have vivid memory of many of my birthday cakes, as my mother always got the local bakery to make a special themed cake for me every year. One was King Kong, complete with big brown frosting gorrilla on top of what loooked like the white house, swinging at planes. (and the whole party, the cups, placemats, plates, etc were all on the theme) Saying things like this don't matter

  • It's who was hidden inside the cake.
  • This is a triumph. :-)

  • He was seen moving into the burning house on a levitating platform, carrying a futuristic-looking ray gun.

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