If you saw a child being neglected and treated badly by a foster mom, what would you do?

If you saw a child being neglected and treated badly by a foster mom, what would you do?

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People put into awkward situations act differently. Especially, if there is a situation that needs them to take decisions by interfering in a matter, and those decisions are the ones which can be made only on the basis of morals, then their true integrity is tested. People may or may not interfere, given that it is their personal decision.

But here is a case in which it is tough to decide whether to interfere or not, since there is a child involved in the scenario in a very delicate situation. Actually it is a test of integrity of people who witness injustice happening or try to avoid the awkward situations where they are needed to take a decision.

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Watch and read for yourself and tell us in the comments, what would you do in the same situation?

1 What happens?

A woman enters into a restaurant with a girl and a boy of African-American lineage. The girl was her daughter, while the boy was a foster kid that the lady was talking care of. On the first look, it seems that they are a normal family. But slowly and surely, the layers come off and it becomes evident that something is extremely wrong with the mother’s behavior.

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She starts scolding the kid for no fault of his, while her daughter continues to be the princess in her eyes.

What happens?

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2 The whole story

When the time comes to order the food, the daughter first asks for a milkshake and while the boy also asks for the milkshake, the lady rudely scolds the boy for asking for the same drink and says that he could have her left overs.

She also tells him that he has only $4 to order his food, when he asks for a hamburger like the one ordered by her daughter. She tells him that she is my daughter and can order whatever she wants, but he has only $4 to order from. She also scolds when he taps the table like her daughter and says to the kid that he will never be adopted and that even she will not adopt him, as that would stop the payments she gets from the government.

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While the kid goes to the washroom, the daughter asks how much the mom gets and she answers that she gets $713 dollars per month and she tells the daughter that she might get an iPad if they can save enough money.

The whole story

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3 Reaction of people

Women nearby listen to the woman talking like that to the kid and sigh in disgust, but when the kid goes to the washroom, one of the women gets up and scolds the woman for behaving like that in front of a kid. The woman also asks the mother to reign in her daughter and treat the kid to proper food.

Another time a women offers to pay for the boy’s food and puts whatever he orders on her bill. When the kid goes to thank the woman, she gives him her number in order to contact her if he ever finds himself in trouble with the foster mom.

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On the third instance, a man calls the mom over and berates her for treating the kid like that. He threatens to call the authorities if she continues the step motherly treatment and continues to treat the boy badly.

Reaction of people

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4 The reality

Actually the whole thing is hidden camera TV series named ‘What would you do?’ It puts people in awkward situations and records their reactions to the situations similar to this. There have been episodes on a child been abused in public, a son telling his family that he is gay and the family creating a scene, a boss sexually harassing his secretary and a shop owner racially abusing a Muslim woman and asking her to get out of his shop.

The crew comes to the rescue of the actors who portray the mother, the daughter and the foster son, before things go out of the hand. The host of the show then asks the people who intervened, about what they thought about the whole scenario. Most of the women are overwhelmed on seeing the true face of foster child care system in the US.

Now the biggest question is for the readers- What would you do, if you are presented by such a situation in real life?

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