Amazing mom pens an open letter to the stranger who insulted her young son at the supermarket
When you are a child, you naturally get excited by a variety of different things, with some being as small as a simple trip to the supermarket.
For Hannah Sewell, her four-year-old son, Caden, jumps up and down in excitement when he finds his favourite apples. However, the mother and son duo recently had their fun cut short by a rude customer who didn't have time for Caden's enthusiasm.
The woman in question scolded the youngster for making noise when he found his favourite food and told Hannah that she needs to be able to control her kids.
Obviously upset and shocked by the incident, Hannah said nothing at the time but has now taken to Facebook to write an open letter to the stranger, explaining that her actions left her usually upbeat son completely heartbroken, and that he had also lost his appetite.
"To the woman in Aldi that made my son and me feel like complete sh*t today. Im sorry you felt that my son being excited about getting a bag of his favourite apples and jumping up and down beside me was such a big deal that you needed to ask me to 'control my kid because people are trying to shop,'" Hannah wrote.
"When I told you that he can't help it and was just excited, and even apologized to you, you decided to roll your eyes and cut me off. And then you did something I really wasn't expecting.
"I'm not sure if you noticed it when you bent down, but Caden got excited again thinking you were coming to say hi. He used to be afraid of strangers. We've been working on that.
"But instead of saying hi, you got close to his face and asked him 'What is wrong with you, does your mommy never take you anywhere?' Then you pointed out that he didn't say anything back to you. When I informed you that he is unable to talk, you laughed and said 'No surprise there, he can't even walk through a store' before walking away.
"I'm not sure if you can tell, but you broke his f***ing heart and mine when you did that. I left all of my groceries and walked out of the store.
"I took him to Wendys, his favourite place. I thought he would like some nuggets and he loves the apple slices there because they're different colours and he can line the colours up on his tray. But he didn't get excited. He didn't smile or jump. He just sat there with the saddest f****** look on his face while he picked at his food.
"I hope you're happy with yourself. Signed, pissed off mama."
The post has gone viral on Facebook, receiving over 30,000 likes and 180,000 shares, as well as thousands of comments. The majority of the comments are supportive of Hannah and her son, while also being critical of the shopper.
While little ones can be a bit annoying when they're excited, it's important to remember that they're kids. If Caden wants to get excited about a bag of Apples, let him.