Every generation believes that they had good manners, listened to better music, wore more relaxed clothes, and was better in every way than the entitled, spoiled children of today. Do you believe that it is true? Well, it is accurate. We are all aware that there are a few unspoken rules that we all should follow whenever we’re on the subway. However, some children are simply too rude and disrespectful. This is why a stranger took the time to teach a disobedient teenager a lesson.
Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson
It was not comfortable to be a subway passenger. Looking for a seat can be quite a challenge, and once you are able to find a seat, you are only supposed to take one at a time. However, a young man believed that he was entitled to occupying over 3 seats at once, preventing others from being able to take a seat. Thankfully, one passenger would not let it slip.
A lot of people do not have the privilege of driving to and from work every single day by car as not all of us owns a vehicle. Thankfully, public transport is here to help us with our transportation needs, making it easier for the most of us to go and come home from work. Although, this also meant that you may interact with people who are a bit disrespectful.
An Eye For An Eye
For reasons unknown, public transport seems to have a way of getting the worst out of people. In a way, trains, buses, and other forms of public transportation becomes a dog-eat-dog world. This article is one of many that can show just how insensitive some passengers can be.
There are many different situations whenever you’re sitting on the train or bus that you may see someone doing something that can be deemed offensive. Over time, you’re in an enclosed space, so it makes total sense for some to do things that you don’t agree with.
For instance, some passengers would refuse to give up their seats, while there are those who wouldn’t let anyone have a seat next to them by placing their belongings on the seat next to theirs. There are even people who would play music out loud or have a loud phone call that would span for over half an hour!
As we mentioned earlier, there are those who would place their belongings on the seat next to theirs, effectively keeping people out of sitting down at some point. But do you know what is worse? A passenger placing their legs on the other seat. It’s already terrible for someone to occupy more than one seat, but refusing someone who kindly asked for room so that they could sit? Clearly an unacceptable act.
Most people would deal with this bizarre scenario in various ways. Though some people would try to sort things out as peacefully as they could by once again calmly asking the other person to move, some people would be a bit argumentative and demand their seat fiercely.
Looking For Trouble
Of course, you have no way of telling what the rude passenger would do to you if you insisted for your seat. That person may stand up and try to pick a fight with you, who knows? Was it even worth getting into a violent fight for the sake of being able to sit on a public transport? The victim did something unimaginable in this story.
A Viral Tweet Post
A Twitter user who goes by the name of @da_drought_3, posted on a tweet that is the heart of that story. The Tweet surprisingly became a viral sensation overnight, garnering over 137,00 likes, 47,000 retweets, and thousands of comments as of May 2019.
Faith In Humanity
The comments on the Twitter post included statements such as “as a new yorker this GIVES ME LIFE,” “My faith in humanity has been restored,” and “it’s the only way children will learn!” With all these positive, and supportive comments that were given to the Twitter post, what was it about the tweet that sounded right to a lot of people?
Capturing Unforgettable Moments
Isabel Kim is a young woman who was able to capture this fascinating moment on twitter. @da_drought_3 is quite active in social media, due to the fact that she is quite recognized on Twitter. She loves to capture moments and share her experiences in her daily lives to her virtual audience.
Just An Average Day
It was a usual day for her when she took the subway as she was going to work. However, she noticed something unusual that was happening right before her, leading her to take out her phone and start to take pictures.
He Has Another Plan
In order to fully understand what had happened in Isabel’s tweet, we need to put things into perspective. People who usually take the subway will understand that there are some trains that are not sectioned separately. Some of them could have long benches that can accommodate more than one passenger.
A Young, Annoying Boy
This is exactly what happened during this situation. Although three people could very well fit on that bench comfortably, the main annoyance of this story involved a young boy, who in fact had other ideas.
In the world of public transport, there is a certain group of people that we are all familiar with. They are informally called the “lay downer”, the name itself is pretty much self-explanatory. In the viral Twitter post made by Isabel, this kind of passenger was portrayed by a young boy who decided to lay down on one of the subway benches as he was leaning up against his mother.
Because of his act of laying down, he occupied over two seats and put his feet on the bench. As he was playing games on his mobile device, it seems like he is unaware of the damage, and the disturbance that he has caused to everyone else on the train. Is the kid that much self-absorbed?
Ignoring People’s Request
On public transport, you are expected to give up your seat to people of society that senior citizens, people with disabilities and pregnant women, as well as other group of people who may be in dire need of the seat that is reserved for them.
Parenting Skills Gone Wrong
Despite three people asking the kid if they could sit on one of the two seats that his legs occupied, he simply ignored them and continued playing games on his cellphone. What made the whole thing worse was the fact that the mother seemed to not care and did not do anything to ease the situation.
The Mother Refused As Well
Not only did the child disregard the demands of the people, but his mother also refused to give any sign of notice nor respect. After all, if she was ignorant about the situation, then her son will obviously be the same as her. She wasn’t minding anyone at all as she was focused on the phone just like the “lay downer” and was consumed by whatever she was listening to. The people around them found the situation to be unsettling.
They Got Frustrated
The kid soon felt that his actions created some form of tension on people on the train, as they became more enraged with every passing moment while they were waiting in front of him. In order to avoid upsetting them a bit more, the kid tried to crouch up to give some space so that others would be able to sit down.
His attempts in trying to ease up the people proved to be pointless as his legs were still occupying to spaces on the bench. Although the people on the subway did not do much about it, someone passed by and saved the day! Who or what was it?
After a short while, a mysterious man came over and looked at the insensitive child as he continued playing on his cellphone. Wearing black, sunglasses, and having a hairstyle that is oddly similar to that of Elton John’s, a lot of people posted comments on the tweet saying that this person might have been the British pop star.
It Wasn’t Him
Of course, the mysterious man was not Elton John, but that did not really take anything away from what this stranger did to the plot. What did this mysterious man do that made this tweet become a viral sensation overnight?
Elton John Look A Like
Just like the people who came before him, the Elton John lookalike was standing there, in hopes of the kid noticing them and free up space so that they would be able to sit down. The stranger became even more fed up when the young boy refused to acknowledge the fact that he was there.
Taking Matters Into His Own Hands
It was very clear that this man was offended by the sheer amount of insensitivity that this young boy was showcasing. It was at this point that this man decided to teach the child a lesson that he would never forget.
Moment Of Bravery
Just like that, the man wanted to do something bold to sit on the kid’s legs. Before doing so, he asked the kid to move away. Unfortunately, the kid refused to acknowledge his request, leading him to lose his patience and sit on his legs, after all, the seat is supposedly vacant. The kid’s initial reaction was to get away from this man, but the look on his face said it all.
A Truly Remarkable Moment
It was at this moment when Isabel Kim was able to capture the spectacular moment when the stranger sat on the kid’s legs. The kid was speechless for over a minute, and all he was able to do was sit there with his mouth open. This is probably one of the rare occasions wherein the kid doesn’t get his way and found it hard to come to terms with it.
He Has The Rights
And as for the man, he had more right than the legs of the child to sit in that space and justifiably. He decided to teach him a lesson, knowing that the kid whose name was Joe wasn’t taught at home how to act on the subway. So there’s no doubt in saying, though, that he had learned his lesson in a forceful situation. When the mother started to notice what had happened, it was too late.
Blocking Out The Seats
Ever since the man sat down on the kid, the woman proved to have failed to give any to attention to what have happened. By the time that he was able to make himself a bit comfortable, the woman suddenly realized that they had missed their stop and immediately tried to blame her kid for it.
Definitely A Crazy Moment
Obviously, she only has no one to blame but herself as she was too consumed with music and Youtube, effectively blocking off the world around her. Isabel was able to record the aftermath of the crazy event and posted the video on Twitter as well.
The Mother Made A Scene
The area became quite uncomfortable as the mother made a scene regarding what had happened, which is why they wanted to get off the subway as soon as possible. Not only did the random man taught the kid an important life lesson regarding public transport etiquette, the kid’s mother also scolded him in front of everyone else there. It wasn’t caught on video as the mother and son left the subway right after Isabel pressed “stop” on her phone. However, that’s not all.
He Cursed At The Man
Shortly, right after the video came to an end, the kid went to say something before they got off the train. It wasn’t the kind of words the stranger might want to hear, though. He cursed at the stranger before leaving, according to Isabel. The story has somehow been working its way into unpredictable places.
It’s reasonable to conclude that up until the end of time, Joe as well as the stranger will go down in subway folklore. There were those out there, even then, who just weren’t that fascinated by the incident and this is why. In fact, they had plenty to say on the matter, and they didn’t hold back at all.
Even though most people on social media saw the humorous side of the subway incident and were pleased that there’s some kind of justice that was addressed, there were some who voiced their concern about whether or not the man was right to sit on Joe at all. Did he really do the right thing in this case? Let’s see what people said.
Some would even be questioned whether this action was legally acceptable or not, classifying the incident as a form of “assault”. The majority of people who have seen the twitter post agrees that the man did the right thing, while only a few percent of people believed that he did not do the right thing. If you think this story is amazing, wait until you read the next one about a dad teaching a group of strangers a lesson too.
He’s Just A Kid
As the old saying goes, “Pulling someone down will never help you reach the top”. Bullying has to be addressed as it has been growing exponentially all around the world. Most of the time, bullying comes from the offender’s personal issues. No matter the reason, bullying is never okay, and there is no reason for anyone to bully others. Have a look at this father who refuses to let his child endure any more torment. It was also thanks to him and his coat that turned things around.
He Was Bullied
Joey is a boy who enjoyed hanging out at the park, playing ball. Sadly, he was also a subject to bullying as no matter where he goes to or what ever time, he always gets bullied. This particular day, a group of teenagers showed up at the park where usually played. It is heart-wrenching to know that a lot of people do not how to deal with bullying, but something had to be done.
A Happy Day Turned Into Nightmare
The bullying of Joey Mason started when he was in fourth grade, but it was still mild at this time. Because of this, he preferred playing with his pets dog and cat. He lived in a residential community in Toronto, Canada, where a beautiful park was nearby his place. He frequently goes to the park after school to play ball. Until one time after school, his safe space suddenly became his absolute nightmare. The older boys were certainly up to no good.
I Am A Victim of Bullying
Joey Mason believed that one of the best ways to vent out how he was feeling for being a victim of bullying was to post it on social media. His post reads, “My name is Joey and I’m 10 years old. I am a victim of bullying. It hurts me very much. Please, stop bullying.” A lot of people’s attention were caught by his post but did not take note of the person who mattered the most. His dad was oblivious to what was happening to his son’s life and that he had taken to social media.
He Felt Uneasy And Alarmed
Parents always wish the absolute best for their kids, it is only natural for a parent to worry whenever their kid wasn’t feeling well. The same can be said for Joey’s father, as he was alarmed when he noticed that his son wasn’t happy every day. He took the initiative to find out what was going on in his son’s life, but when he talked to Joey, he did not give any response.
Joey’s father eventually noticed small changes to his son when he switched schools. He was sure that his jovial son would turn into an emotional mess by the time that he moved schools. He couldn’t figure out what may have been troubling Joey, but he was determined to find out. He initially thought that the reason would be the new school environment, or perhaps the other students, or maybe even the teachers.
Something’s Not Right
Whenever his son came home from school, the father would immediately notice that his son would come back crying. It was clear that something was off. However, he just did not have enough evidence that Joey was being bullied. He decided to find out what was really happening, and when he learned of everything, he couldn’t believe that it was happening. He knew that something was needed to be done so that his son wouldn’t stay miserable.
He Came Up With The Best Plan
He was deeply worried for his son and couldn’t bear seeing him sad as time passed by. It hurt seeing his son feel hurt. He decided that he was going to do something about it, but he wasn’t exactly sure about what he will do. He needed to come up with a plan and stick with it. It might have taken some time, but the plan was set. What did this father decided to do?
What Was The Cause Of Bullying?
The father spent a lot of time, thinking of how he would put his plan into action. It didn’t take long for him to figure out that his son was being bullied by his classmates. He also couldn’t help but wonder if his son’s teacher was a part of it as well. He was sure that their family and home life were going very well, which is why he was 100% sure that the problem wasn’t coming from the home. He needed to learn the truth, which is why he secretly followed his son to the local park after school ended.
His World Turned Upside Down
It was upsetting to see that the place his son enjoyed the most suddenly became his worst nightmare, as his once safe place no longer made him feel safe because of the bullies. The teenagers come over to Joey as he was starting to play with his ball. Unfortunately for the bullies, they were unaware that someone was watching over them. So, what did Joey Mason’s father do there?
He’s The Target
Whatever they were planning to do wasn’t clear, but they soon began to tar Joey Mason. This has been happening for several weeks, and no matter where Joey Mason goes, it seemed like the bullies were following him no matter what. Joey was a strong and courageous young man, so he tried to ignore the name-calling that they were doing to him. The bullies weren’t pleased with this and decided to up their bullying their game.
Joey Was In Trouble
Joey Mason never troubled anyone as he was a harmless boy, which is why he probably became the target for the teenage bullies. Everything seemed going well for everyone around him, but they weren’t aware that a huge turn of events was about to happen. Joey would be in big trouble and the uproar attracted the attention of everyone in the park. Let us see what would be the next thing that would happen!
At school, Joey wasn’t confident enough to defend himself, and other students were too afraid to speak up on Joey’s behalf regarding the bullying. A lot of the teachers thought that these kids were just messing around. Not only was the poor kid being bullied at school, but they were also pushing boundaries as they tormented him at the park. Thankfully, there was someone in the park who caught what was happening. Hopefully, this person would step in and help Joey out.
It Escalated Quickly
The bullies believed that it was amusing to steal the ball from Joey without any intention of returning it. Things were starting to intensify and yet, no one came to help the poor boy. For those around the area, it seemed as if things were normal as it looked like they were just playing with one another. But in fact, things were a lot worse as the teenagers had an ulterior motive.
It’s Not Getting Any Good
One of the bullies shouted “Hey kid, a nice ball you got there. Can I see it?” And before Joey could act, the bully snatched the ball away from him. The poor boy tried to fight back as he yelled “It’s mine!” But the bullying went on as the bully said, “Come on, just give it to me, man. It’s just a ball.” While this was happening, they were unaware that they were being watched.