When a cub is under attack, watch out for mama bear, for she will protect her bairn at all costs.
This instinct to shield a child from harm is ingrained in animals and humans alike.
One protective mother didn’t bare her claws, but she did chew out the bully who has been relentless with her son.
Sticks and stones were less effective (and would’ve resulted in a lawsuit) compared to the words this raging mother used to lash out against her son’s tormentor.
Her arsenal of invectives was enough to leave emotional scars.
She warned the bully that she would “rip your f****g face off” along with the faces of every member of his family.
A video of the altercation was shared by London Streets on Twitter.
It showed the alleged bully filming the woman verbally daring him to touch her son again.
He can be heard taunting her in response:
“You can’t touch me, you ain’t allowed to touch me.”
This video shows a mum clearly frustrated at her child being bullied at school and approaching the alleged bully. For some people, this might seem aggressive – what do you think? #LondonStreets | https://t.co/ZDhgzZOoON pic.twitter.com/Ee5lFnXQD2
— London Streets (@LondonStreets3) November 4, 2019
After momentarily backing off to gather her long dark hair into a ponytail, she returned to get real close and personal with the camera.
“I ain’t from around here, you know who I am? I’m [child’s] mum, I’m [child’s] mum, yeah. No I ain’t gonna stop getting close.”
“Touch my son again and I’ll rip your f*****g face off, I’ll rip your mum’s face off, your dad’s face off … touch him I dare you to. I f*****g dare you to. know yourself know yourself, know yourself.”
That’s full momma bear….
— KinkyPimp (@kinkypimp) November 4, 2019
She remained aware of her physical boundaries, but her rage knew no bounds.
“I’m warning you, I’m warning you – one more f*****g time but I can’t touch you yeah I’m getting all up in your face.”
Many agreed that if schools choose to do nothing to protect students from violent bullies, parents may take matters into their own hands.
Good on her! Kid knows his rights too much “you’re not allowed to touch me” yet doesn’t know how to behave towards others
— RealityCheck (@SeekTheTruth20) November 4, 2019
Completely agree with her schools are too soft now on everything
— Grumbling Gamer (@GamerGrumbling) November 4, 2019
Imagine seeing someone you love, hurt and upset day in, day out…. hows shes reacting is totally understandable
— vlouise (@verityoc) November 6, 2019
I would smash the kids head in, I think she showed restraint considering! This is how you protect your child, this is the language that bullies are familiar with.
— Hannah ???? | REGISTER TO VOTE (@itshanmg) November 6, 2019
I bet her sons not had any problems since . So all well and good
— anthonybutler38 (@anthonybutler37) November 4, 2019
One user argued that the son should be able to fend for himself without the help of a parent.
I have been at the receiving end of bullying a lot – as a kid.
I fully empathise with her as a parent.
However, I do feel that kids must be groomed to stand up for themselves against the bullies. It is a process of character building since parental protection can’t last.
— choppy ???????? (@choppybaba) November 4, 2019
But that notion was shut down immediately.
— ????????kamil Nasiru Tejan-Cole???????? (@ColeKamil) November 4, 2019
The likelihood that an abused student is too afraid to speak out is a common factor.
If you have ever had to sit with a suicidal child afraid to go to school and have exhausted all avenues with the school and relevant authorities, the you will know how this mum has been pushed into a corner. Good for her.
— thebrit (@sunnkaa) November 6, 2019
'You can't touch me!' that tells you all you need to know. These children have to understand there are consequences to their behaviour. That mum was completely right to get all up in his face. He now knows not to mess with her son. The school should have stepped up earlier.
— MoOff-Key (@BadGyalTings) November 7, 2019
Her shocking confrontation remained justified for many.
Completely natural reaction and I'm serious about that.
— JohnnyRottenJr Austere Smartass ???????? (@JohnnyRottenJr2) November 5, 2019
It’s a mother’s natural instinct to protect their children
Hope it helps her kid it’s the parents of the bully they should be targeting
— Wee_albert (@wee_albert58) November 7, 2019
Hopefully the bully won’t mess with this classmate again. Or things could escalate to a level no good for anyone involved.
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