A mother decided to punish her son after he spilled his milkshake while they were in a cafe. She tried to pour hot sauce on her tongue and everyone ignored them except for a teenage girl who defended the child.
Lillian was a single mom who raised her 10-year-old son Kyle on her own. They didn’t have a close relationship with each other, as Kyle was afraid of his mother and she was always in a bad mood.
One day, Lillian took Kyle out to eat at a cafe, so she wouldn’t have to cook dinner. She was exhausted from work and just wanted to relax.
Lillian took her son Kyle out to eat. | Source: Pexel
However, while eating her food, Lilian noticed Kyle not paying attention to her meal and just playing with her phone. This angered her and she started scolding him for it.
“Hurry up and eat! I’m going to confiscate your phone if you don’t stop playing,” she told him. Hearing this, Kyle turned off his phone and started eating.
While eating, he accidentally spilled some of his milkshake on his shirt. Lillian, who had grown impatient at the time, yelled at him. “What’s wrong with you?! You’re like a pig! Get in the corner,” she ordered. Kyle sighed and walked to the corner of the restaurant, where he faced the wall.
Kyle spilled milkshake on his shirt, which irritated Lillian. | Source: Pexel
All the while, a teenage girl named Evelyn sat at another table with her friend Jenny. She had listened to Lillian’s conversation with her son and was upset with the way the mother was treating her own child.
“I really want to step in,” she admitted to Jenny. “I don’t think that’s the way to treat your kid. I feel bad for him.”
“It’s none of your business, Evelyn. Stay out of it! Jenny advised.
Even though Jenny told her not to interfere, Evelyn couldn’t help herself. When Lillian went to the comfort room, Evelyn approached the boy, who was still standing in the corner of the restaurant.
Evelyn couldn’t help listening to the conversation between Lillian and Kyle. | Source: Pexel
“How are you, young man?” You must be tired. Come and sit at our table for a while,” she invited. “We have a few extra fries we can share with you.”
Kyle looked at Evelyn and his eyes filled with tears. “My mom might get mad at me if I leave the corner,” he whispered.
Evelyn shook her head. “Don’t worry. I won’t let her do anything to you,” Evelyn assured him. With that, Kyle hesitantly walked over to the table, where he breathed a sigh of relief as soon as he sat down.
“Thank you,” he said to Evelyn. She offered him a plate of fries which he began to devour.
Evelyn offered Kyle fries while Lillian was in the comfort room. | Source: Pexel
After a few minutes, Lillian came out of the comfort room and was surprised to see Kyle no longer standing in the corner. His eyes scanned the room and saw him sitting with Evelyn and Jenny.
She held Kyle by the wrist without saying a word and led him back to their table. “What’s wrong with you?” Didn’t I tell you to face the wall? she cried as she sat him down.
“I’m sorry…” Kyle sobbed. “I was tired, and a nice woman offered to sit with them while you were in the bathroom,” he explained.
” I do not care ! I told you to stick around. How dare you disobey me? Who taught you how to talk to strangers? Lillian yelled again, furious. At this point, people inside the restaurant were staring at them. However, no one dared to intervene.
Lillian was furious with Kyle for leaving the corner where she left him. | Source: Pexel
When Kyle didn’t respond and continued to cry, Lillian reached across the table for something to punish him. She saw a bottle of hot sauce and started to open the cap.
“If you don’t talk now, I’ll put hot sauce on your tongue!” she threatened him. “Speak or open your mouth!”
Evelyn couldn’t stand what she was seeing and snatched the bottle from Lillian’s hand. “This is absolutely NO WAY to treat your child!” she scolded Lillian.
Lillian grabbed a bottle of hot sauce from the table while scolding Kyle. | Source: Pexel
Lillian was surprised by Evelyn’s confrontation, as she was so used to people turning a blind eye whenever she tried to berate Kyle in public. So when Evelyn threatened to call the cops if she continued to treat Kyle badly, the scared mom apologized. She realized she had gone too far with Kyle and was filled with regret.
“I’m sorry,” Lillian told Evelyn. “I’ve had the worst year. My husband recently left me to take care of our sick son and mother. I’m exhausted and I guess I’m picking on Kyle,” she said. Explain.
“I’m not the one you should be apologizing to,” Evelyn said, pointing at Kyle.
Evelyn asked Lillian to apologize to Kyle. | Source: Pexel
Lillian couldn’t help but cry after seeing the fear in her son’s eyes. She had pushed him away and scared him. What had become of her? She was a loving and caring mother. “I’m so sorry, Kyle. I promise I’ll be a better mother. I’m sorry for hurting you,” she sobbed.
Evelyn felt bad for Kyle and Lillian’s situation. She promised to help Lillian by visiting Kyle after school, to help him with his homework. She also offered to cook meals for him, which they would eat together.
This relieved Lillian of some of the pressure on her shoulders, and she had more time to rest, allowing her to better care for Kyle and her bedridden mother, and she was grateful to Evelyn for having her. helped.
Lillian promised to be a better mother for Kyle. | Source: Pexel
One day, Lillian’s mother called Evelyn to come over to her bed. She slowly reached out to grab something from under her pillow and slipped it into Evelyn’s hands. “I want you to have this,” she said.
Evelyn opened the box and saw a pair of gold-plated diamond earrings. She immediately closed the box and shook her head. “I can’t take this, ma’am,” she said, trying to return the box.
But Lillian’s mother put the box back in Evelyn’s hands again. “Please keep it. I want you to sell it and get a good education. You are a kind and selfless woman. Make something of yourself and make your parents proud, okay? ” she says.
Lillian’s grandmother gave Evelyn gold and diamond earrings. | Source: Pexel
“But what about Kyle?” Evelyne asked. “He needs the money as much as I do.”
“Don’t worry about Kyle. I had an education fund set up for him since he was born. His mom doesn’t know because I’m afraid she’ll take it away. Thank you for helping Kyle and d ‘to have given meaning to my daughter. We will be eternally grateful to you,’ revealed the old lady.
“It’s not a problem. We’re all humans trying to get through life. We should help each other and take care of each other,” Evelyn replied.
What can we learn from this story?
- We should pay attention to others whenever we can. Evelyn made sure to watch Kyle when it seemed like his own mother was abusing him. In the end, she was able to help Kyle with his studies and allowed Lillian some time for herself.
- You never know what a person is going through behind closed doors. It wasn’t until Evelyn berated Lillian that she learned she was a single mother raising Kyle in addition to caring for her sick mother. It made him want to help Lillian so she could get back on her feet and have time for herself.
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