Hundreds of men contacted a single mother after it went viral for accidentally catching up on school sports day

A single mom who went viral for posing with her parents during a sports day said she has received messages from hundreds of men around the world. Katie Hannaford, 36, was running a dad race at her eight-year-old daughter’s school when she stumbled and fell, causing her dress to slip with her bottom exposed, Wells Online reports.

The video garnered millions of views online, making Katie’s accident a viral moment. She has since received as many as 500 letters from men all over the world – even Puerto Rico – with many showing her interest.

Katie was even recognized at her local Tesco store – and her mother said she “loved every minute” of her newfound fame. “It went crazy, I didn’t expect this at all,” said Katie, who runs a home décor business called Home of Hearts.

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“I can’t put into words how I feel but I loved every minute – I haven’t stopped laughing since. I thought something was on my face the way people stared at me when I was at Tesco yesterday – to give myself a reality check and remember why!”

Katie says she’s been overwhelmed by the positive comments she’s received since the video went viral. She said, “The best comment I’ve seen was the one that said, ‘Don’t be Karen, be a Katie.’ I can’t take the credit, but it’s my favourite! Someone else said, ‘You can take the girl.’ Out of Basildon…” Which is absolutely true.

Katie got stuck in her face during the school sports day race - and accidentally flashed more than expected
Katie got stuck in her face during the school sports day race – and accidentally flashed more than expected

“I received thousands of letters—at least 500 of them were from men from Greece to Puerto Rico to Germany and even Australia—saying ‘How are you? She called me ‘MILF.’ My oldest daughter even got a message from someone on Vinted when they found out about her profile after seeing a pair of shoes she was selling.

“[And] My little girl went to school the next day, and before she had a chance to explain what had happened, everyone was telling her that her mother was now famous. I also have some very moving messages. One of them came from someone who told me they were in a really dark place, and the video made them smile for the first time in six months.”

However, Katie said she also faces hate from online trolls – but said their vile comments don’t reach her. The mother added, “For haters, there is nothing you can say or do that would hurt or upset me.

“I didn’t do my best to be funny or try to get famous, these things only happen when you least expect it.” t hide from him. I’m not interested! It’s not awkward, it’s funny – I don’t care about drama or conflict, I just want to have fun. I couldn’t stop laughing for days.

“When I went to Slimming World this week, I was told I lost 4 pounds and I think that’s just from all the laughs. The message I want to give people is just have fun, be positive and laugh. Haters can keep hating – don’t be Karen, be Katie!”

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