A Tik Tok of a mother crying in Walmart because there were no diapers left is going viral.
This comes as an increased number of people around the world have been stockpiling essential goods after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, leaving many vulnerable people without the basics that they need to survive.Watch the heartbreaking video below:
In the video above, 36-year-old Lauren Whitney breaks down in tears because there are no diapers left and says: "How am I supposed to diaper my child if I can't afford 20 at a time like you can?"Hilary Duff goes in on millennials not taking the coronavirus seriously:
In an interview with Buzzfeed after the video went viral Whitney explained: "I took the video intending to keep it in my drafts, but accidentally uploaded it and logged on an hour later to see it went viral. I debated taking it down, but decided it needed to be seen."
At the time of writing, it has been viewed 5.2 million times on the video-sharing platform.
Whitney has now opened up about the response to the video on her Instagram, writing: "So I posted a video on TikTok yesterday that went viral. And I'm not entirely sure how to handle it.
"I'll be honest, I didn't post the video in hopes that it would go viral. But I did post it in hopes that people would become aware of how all of this panic about the coronavirus is affecting low-income families, like my own."Earlier in the outbreak, this Wuhan medic broke down in distress:
The 32-year-old continued: "I'm glad to say that the majority of the comments are positive and supportive. But there are a good amount of people that are still very mean, and don't have anything nice to say. I'm trying so hard to let those comments roll off my back, but some of them are just so mean.
"I've also been very lucky, and fortunate to have a lot of people try and offer some help, whether it be financially, or by offering to send me diapers... that’s not the reason why I posted the video. We are alright. I promise we are doing ok.
"Thank you to everyone that has been so kind to me by offering your help. Hopefully, all of this panic, and craziness will go away soon, and life can just resume as normal."
So, with that in mind, please only buy what you need to ensure that there is enough to go around during this difficult time.