GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ star Whitney Way Thore recently took to social media to announce that her mother Barbara “Babs” had been sending her “signs” from the afterlife. Thore posted the claims just a few days after her mother’s funeral. The TLC star shared her “little cardinal story” in a post on her Instagram account.”
According to Whitney, she has been spotting birds called cardinals everywhere. She revealed that she received text messages from her BFFs Tal Fish and Todd Beasley and “someone very close to her,” all claiming they saw the little red bird one way or another. Thore also posted the screenshots of text messages along with images of cardinals on Instagram. In the caption, she started her message by writing, “Y’all, I was hesitant to share my little cardinal story yesterday because I am a skeptic about most things, but it comforted me and made me feel good, so I did.”
She continued, “Today when I woke up and checked my phone, I had these three texts.” She added what Tal saw, penning, “Tal opened up his laptop, which changes to random images continuously and automatically, to a photo of cardinals. Someone very close to me saw one on their way to work, and Todd is pet-sitting at a new house he’s never been in before.” She also stated that all of it happened within an hour.
The TLC star noted, “All of this happened within the same hour.” And asked her followers if she was imagining it, as she wrote, “Y’all tell me I’m not crazy and this is a pretty big coincidence?!”
Many people believe that spotting the vibrant red bird is a spiritual sign. Cardinals are said to remind people that those who are dead will live forever, so long as people keep their memory alive in their hearts. Many also recall fond memories as cardinals sing their pleasant song.
Whitney’s claims are followed only a few days after Babs’ funeral. Thore had shared the devastating news about her mother’s death on Instagram with a video featuring photos of Babs. Whitney’s mother died on December 7, 2022, while watching her favorite movie with her family.