Man refuses to help child who fell over at park

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A man sitting on a bench at a park witnessed a child fall off their scooter and start crying. When the child's mother rushed over, the man laughed and refused to help the child up, saying the child wasn't hurt. The mother got angry and started yelling at the man. The man wonders if he is the a**hole for not helping the child. What do you think? Click here to read more.

Heartless bystander refuses to help fallen child at park 🤦‍♂️

offmychestthroawau | offmychestthroawau

Heartless man refuses to help crying child at park 😠

offmychestthroawau | offmychestthroawau

Man faces backlash for not helping child who fell over 😬

offmychestthroawau | offmychestthroawau

Man refuses to help child at park, sparks debate on responsibility.

offmychestthroawau | offmychestthroawau

Man refuses to help crying child at park 😠

A man at a local park refused to help a six-year-old child who fell off his scooter and started crying. When the child's mother asked why he didn't help, the man responded that the child wasn't hurt and therefore didn't need any assistance. The mother got upset and confronted him, but he walked away. Many people are divided on whether the man was in the wrong or not. Some argue that he had no obligation to help the child since he wasn't hurt, while others believe that basic human decency requires helping someone in need, regardless of whether they are injured or not. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Refusing to help a child and laughing at them? YTA 💔

blinkingsandbeepings | blinkingsandbeepings

Laughing at a hurt child? YTA. Others agree, except one.

Zillah-The-Broken | Zillah-The-Broken

Commenter calls out OP's immaturity and sarcastic attitude

the-last-ranger | the-last-ranger

Showing concern is the bare minimum. Don't touch the child 🤦‍♀️, but asking if they're okay or need help goes a long way 👍

SisterEmJay | SisterEmJay

Man criticized for refusing to help crying child at park.

mmiggs | mmiggs

Commenter calls out edgelord and their 'YTA' behavior

charlichoo | charlichoo

Laughing at a crying child? YTA and AH territory 😒

PossessionOk7286 | PossessionOk7286

Commenter calls out rude behavior, receives support from others 👍

attababy_bats | attababy_bats

NTA for not helping, but YTA for being a jerk 💁

earlinesss | earlinesss

Commenter calls out OP's lack of decency, others share similar stories.

ThreeDogs2022 | ThreeDogs2022

Lack of empathy for a child's pain is disturbing 😞

Traditional-Pen-2486 | Traditional-Pen-2486

Refusing to help a bleeding child? YTA is being called out

AlexFairchild | AlexFairchild

Heartless park-goer gets called out for lack of basic kindness 😔

Forward_Squirrel8879 | Forward_Squirrel8879

Mother reacts swiftly to child's fall; disagrees with stranger's help. NTA

Beck2010 | Beck2010

Refusing to help a child and using dehumanizing language = YTA 🙅

InevitableAnywhere30 | InevitableAnywhere30

Not helping a fallen kid for bragging rights? YTA 🤦

lost_YellowSeptember | lost_YellowSeptember

OP earns the YTA judgment and comes off creepy 😬

Julle58 | Julle58

OP's parenting skills questioned. 🤔

TheeQuestionWitch | TheeQuestionWitch

Mom defends not expecting help, but commenters debate laughing at falls 😂

meeiakitty | meeiakitty

Engaging with strangers' children is not always the answer 🙅‍♂️

PunkGayThrowaway | PunkGayThrowaway

Helping strangers: to do or not to do 🤔

locomama83 | locomama83

Laughing at fallen children - a controversial stance 😅

[deleted] | [deleted]

Commenter defends man's decision to not help child at park.

stopitmark_555 | stopitmark_555

Lack of empathy towards a child's fall is concerning 😒

Lilitu9Tails | Lilitu9Tails

Stranger danger? NTA refuses to help child, gets support.

Designer-Bid-3155 | Designer-Bid-3155

Importance of consent and first aid training when helping a child 👍

crazyrichequestriann | crazyrichequestriann

Laughing at a crying child? Not cool! 😒 YTA.

Angelblade92 | Angelblade92

OP didn't see any blood and the mom was there. NTA 🤷‍♂️

Koda5111 | Koda5111

Being an a**hole to a hurt kid? Not cool 😒

Introvertedlikewoah | Introvertedlikewoah

Ask if he's okay next time. Don't be YTA 🙅

NightNurse14 | NightNurse14

Parental responsibility or lack of empathy? 🤔

TeaTime7079 | TeaTime7079

Compassion for kids is a basic human trait 🧒💕

anonthrow_away88 | anonthrow_away88

A small fall from a scooter is nothing, kids are durable 😊

PeachNo4613 | PeachNo4613

Parent prefers to comfort their child after a fall, NTA.

GirlinBmore | GirlinBmore

Refusing to help a child at the park? YTA indeed 😒

Aestro17 | Aestro17

Not responsible for helping, but laughing at injury is unacceptable 😬

gemmarenee | gemmarenee

Navigating societal expectations of helping while suppressing laughter 😬

thothscull | thothscull

NTA for not helping a child at park, stranger danger concerns.

CowGroundbreaking151 | CowGroundbreaking151

Not responsible 😂 NTA for laughing at someone else's kid

Groundbreaking_Map90 | Groundbreaking_Map90

Be kind, always. A little empathy goes a long way 💕

DVDragOnIn | DVDragOnIn

NTA, but could've handled response to child's bleeding question better 😬

Embarrassed_Grab_419 | Embarrassed_Grab_419

Man laughed at crying child and refused to offer help. YTA.

Ranos131 | Ranos131

Avoiding entitled parents like 👎

N0SpringChicken | N0SpringChicken

Man refuses to help scared child at park and laughs at him - YTA

Blizard896 | Blizard896

Not the a**hole for not helping a stranger's child at park 🤷‍♀️

Sea-Ad9057 | Sea-Ad9057

Be a good human and offer help to anyone in need 🤝

ShallotZestyclose974 | ShallotZestyclose974

Commenter doubts validity of story 🤔

whaat_isthis | whaat_isthis

Commenter thinks OP is TA in strange park incident 🤔

Poison-Ivy-0 | Poison-Ivy-0

Navigating social norms is a catch 22 in today's society 😕

Right-Ad8244 | Right-Ad8244

Let's be real, you were damned if you helped or not 😅

Own-Safe-4683 | Own-Safe-4683

Stranger danger? NTA for not touching someone's kid.

randomtrucker78 | randomtrucker78

Insensitive behavior towards child gets called out. YTA.

TheLavenderAuthor | TheLavenderAuthor

Empathy or boundaries? Navigating parent-child interactions at the park 🧒

BuzzyLightyear100 | BuzzyLightyear100

Refusing to help a child who fell over? YTA 🤮

Low_Actuator_3532 | Low_Actuator_3532

Why some people hate kids as their whole personality 😒

lilacdei | lilacdei

Prioritize helping over laughing, YTA. 🤦‍🏻‍💻

AccessibleBeige | AccessibleBeige

Commenter judged NTA but became YTA for lack of empathy

SlightMammoth1949 | SlightMammoth1949

Don't be a jerk. Work on yourself. 🙅‍♂️

Lovelylittlelunchbox | Lovelylittlelunchbox

The fear of being labeled a kidnapper in today's world 🌍

PositiveTheory3115 | PositiveTheory3115