A lot of teenagers seem to do everything and anything but the right thing.
Which is why we were pleasantly surprised to hear about this young man who turned out to be one mother's knight in shining armor!
Julia Wykes was out and about with her baby in Ottawa, Canada when the 102.2F weather finally got to her, and she laid her weary body to rest at a Starbucks.
As she waited for her drink at the counter, her baby let her know - in a loud manner - that he was hungry, and so the mother decided to feed him right there and then. And she didn't even think about covering her breast from wandering eyes. She said:
"I am not going to suffocate my child to save you from the potential glimpse of side-boob."
However one middle aged woman was NOT pleased with the sight, and asked a teenaged male barista to "deal with" the breastfeeding mother.
Which is when something amazing happened! But we'll let the momma, who was a firsthand witness to the events, tell how it went.
Here's what she recently wrote on Facebook:
"If you're ever at Starbucks in Trainyards (Ottawa), give them a good tip! This morning I was nursing my son in Starbucks and a woman very loudly complained (so she knew I could hear) to the baristas that they should get me to stop doing that in public as it was disgusting. The barista smiled at her and said he would handle it. I was gearing up for a fight, but he came over with a free drink for me and said loudly 'And here's a voucher for a free drink next time you're in here, I am so sorry that you had to deal with such unpleasantness today.' Coming from an at most 19- year-old guy!"
That is mighty impressive indeed!
It's hard enough to be a mom, but when you have rude people watching and judging every move you make - it makes everything that much more difficult!
We're glad that this young man took a stand against the mantra that the customer is always right because it's so obvious that this judgemental lady was definitely not!
And in the process he made one momma a fan of teenagers!
Although we're not sure that love will last once her own child reaches that stage, ha!
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