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How It Started

This month the internet was up in arms when the Stotlers, a Texas family of 11, was interviewed by CNN and revealed that they buy 12 gallons of milk a week. The segment was intended to shed light on the impact of inflation on families, but some viewers were astounded at the sheer amount of milk the family was going through.

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About the Stotler Family

Larry and Krista Stotler are the proud parents of 9 kids, and they reside in Kennedale, Texas. The couple has two biological children, but decided to expand their family by adopting a pair of siblings, next a trio of siblings, then one individual adoption, and lastly an individual from foster care. Obviously with such a large family, that's a lot of bodies to fuel.

Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash
Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash


Twitter Responds

Of course, everyone has an opinion on everything, and so the internet went absolutely wild at the revelation of a family going through so much milk.

Here're a just few examples:


Oak Farms Dairy Steps In

After hearing the story of the Stotler family and seeing the backlash the family was receiving for simply purchasing milk to provide for their family, Oak Farms Dairy decided to help.

The milk company made a special delivery to the Stotler home with 12 gallons of milk, but that's not all. Oak Farms surprised the family by gifting them to a year's supply of milk with coupons that the family can use until this time next year. At the end of it all, the Stotlers will have received approximately 624 gallons of milk.

A Happy Ending After All

The family is incredibly grateful, and have been using their newfound fame to remind the public that November is national adoption month.

As always, remember to be kind and pay it forward whenever possible. You never know just how much something simple to you could mean the world to someone else.

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