Man Scared a Kid to Spite His Mom: Was He Wrong? 😱

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A 32-year-old man, already dealing with the unexpected loss of two family members, found himself at the center of a conflict with a rude mom and her misbehaving child. After being fat-shamed by the mom, he decided to take matters into his own hands and scare the child into behaving. But did he go too far? Read on to find out what happened and decide for yourself.

A Heavy Burden 🏋️

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Family Tragedy 😢

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Seeking Comfort 🍔

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Misbehaving Child 🙄

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Rude Mom's Threat 😠

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Hurtful Words 💔

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Boiling Point 🔥

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Scaring the Kid 😱

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Survival Mode 🏃‍♂️

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Confrontation 💥

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Feeling Guilty 😔

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Crossing the Line? 🤔

In a moment of grief and frustration, a 32-year-old man scared a misbehaving child to spite his rude mom who fat-shamed him. While he doesn't regret standing up to the mom, he feels guilty for terrifying the child. Was his reaction justified or did he cross the line? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

Woman scares rude child by jokingly saying she eats them. 😂

Guess_What_I_Think | Guess_What_I_Think

Playing along with a scared kid makes OP NTA 👍

gabatme | gabatme

Encouraging weight loss progress with a touch of humor 😁

Commercial_Tank1959 | Commercial_Tank1959

Mother uses man to scare child, but it backfires. NTA 😎

crbryant1972 | crbryant1972

Mom warned the kid, but was he still wrong? 🤔

polaritystill | polaritystill

Great uncle in law's response to parent's fear tactic 😂

justcallmephil35 | justcallmephil35

Stranger scares kid, but saves the day. NTA! 😊

Equivalent_Sector786 | Equivalent_Sector786

NTA. Commenter acted like the bogeyman and had permission. 😎

FrequentGazelle9569 | FrequentGazelle9569

Mom threatens, man follows through: NTA or ESH? 🤔

Jealous-Percentage-7 | Jealous-Percentage-7

Commenter scares kid, but is praised for not being the a**hole

b_gumiho | b_gumiho

Standing up to fat-shaming: One mom's lesson learned 💪

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Scaring a kid to spite his mom is not okay 🙄

mizireni | mizireni

Fatphobic behavior from the mom, but scaring the kid ESH.

remindmeofthe | remindmeofthe

Parent finds humor in man scaring child, approves of behavior.

ChrisAAR | ChrisAAR

Commenter sympathizes but also wants to scare bad children. NTA/ESH.

MoSweetPotato | MoSweetPotato

Justified reaction or total a**hole move? Both, but one's worse. 🤷‍♂️

TaleOfDash | TaleOfDash

Weight loss progress celebrated, commenter defends scaring child incident. 👏

anonymouswalrus666 | anonymouswalrus666

NTA for scaring a kid, according to this commenter 😉

my_alt_59935 | my_alt_59935

Mom's bad behavior led to a bad situation for everyone 🙄

merkk | merkk

Not the a**hole for scaring the kid, but was it necessary?

dr-sparkle | dr-sparkle

Standing up for yourself and scaring a kid? 🤬 NTA wins.

really_robot | really_robot

Commenter finds situation funny and supports OP's actions.

Mechanical_Garden | Mechanical_Garden

Scaring a kid to stop misbehaving: justified or not? 🤔

small_deskchair | small_deskchair

This commenter thinks the person is a legend for scaring the kid and offers condolences for their losses. 😂

iam-melonlord | iam-melonlord

Parenting gone wrong, but scaring a kid is never right 😕

DazzlingAssistant342 | DazzlingAssistant342

Scaring a kid is wrong, but the mom deserved it 😂

MerelyMadMary | MerelyMadMary

NTA for scaring a kid, but don't take out frustrations on them 🙅

hazymissdaisy | hazymissdaisy

Commenter approves of man's actions, admits inferiority. 😂

Idlbit | Idlbit

Parenting woes: One commenter supports scaring kids to calm down.

GaryDickersfield | GaryDickersfield

Agreeing with the commenter's NTA verdict 👍

MikailSardis | MikailSardis

Standing up to body shaming and bad parenting 💪

Doritos_nachocheese | Doritos_nachocheese

Mom's fault? NTA scares kid. No a-hole here. 😊

urson_black | urson_black

Commenter says NTA, but also calls the mom an a-hole 😬

mooningthecrowd | mooningthecrowd

Embracing fear in childhood: healthy or harmful? 😱

Fine_Helicopter7214 | Fine_Helicopter7214

Defending a loved one. 👍

Manyshitscanhappen | Manyshitscanhappen

Misunderstood man helps discipline child, gets accused of kidnapping. NTA 😊

SweetPotatoFamished | SweetPotatoFamished

Mom warned kid, man scared kid. Who's at fault? 🤔

DiggityGiggity8 | DiggityGiggity8

Hilarious comment on weight loss journey and fatphobia. NTA 😂

SingleAlfredoFemale | SingleAlfredoFemale

Mother criticized, man scares kid, commenter approves with laughter.

Charming-Wheel-9133 | Charming-Wheel-9133

Mom uses fear tactic on innocent man, commenter defends him. 😱

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Commenter supports man scaring kid, finds it entertaining. 😂

ThaneOfCawdorrr | ThaneOfCawdorrr

Parents using scare tactics on kids is not effective. NTA.

zebrapantson | zebrapantson

Is scaring a kid ever justified? ESH in this case.

ThisisjustagirlfromG | ThisisjustagirlfromG

Disciplining a child by using someone else as a scary threat? 🤯 ESH, but it's still kinda funny.

Mediocre_Advisor3416 | Mediocre_Advisor3416

When you laugh so hard, you inhale your tea 🤣

Low_Skill_5366 | Low_Skill_5366

Redemption for a flawed hero who scared a kid 😅

ilvincbs | ilvincbs

Heartfelt support for a victim of cruelty. 💖

Legitimate-Meal-2290 | Legitimate-Meal-2290

Mom involved him, he scared kid. NTA or ESH?

kipsterdude | kipsterdude

Playing the game or not, scaring a kid is wrong. NTA?

Weird-Roll6265 | Weird-Roll6265

Hilarious comment about a man scaring a kid gone wrong 😂

SisterWicked | SisterWicked

Mom told kid he'd be taken away, commenter says NTA.

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Playing along with a parenting threat or crossing the line? 🤔

justcallmeallison | justcallmeallison

Culture-specific discipline: 'F*ck around and find out' mentality. NTA 😎

Jayskull27 | Jayskull27

Mom and kid were out of line, NTA stood up

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Laughing at a scared kid: justified or cruel? 🤷‍♂️

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Commenter supports scaring misbehaving children in public and praises body positivity.

Scary-Alternative-11 | Scary-Alternative-11

Mom makes promises, man delivers. NTA, but sorry for losses 😢

Ipeddlebuttplugs | Ipeddlebuttplugs

Defending against rude parenting: NTA, tried to help reinforce lesson 👍

molotovmerkin | molotovmerkin

Standing up to body shaming with a hilarious response 😂

AzurePantaloons | AzurePantaloons

Confidence is key! Enjoy your burger guilt-free 🍔

Serrulata2099 | Serrulata2099

Taking responsibility for your actions as a parent. 👍

AbysmalPendulum | AbysmalPendulum

Mom's wish backfires as commenter dishes out consequences. 😎

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Mom's bad response to kid's fear makes NTA's point clear 😊

pessimistfalife | pessimistfalife

Sharing a funny video after supporting the poster's stance 😄

pancakepegasus | pancakepegasus

Regretful parent scares child, commenters disapprove 😞

cnzmur | cnzmur

Clever response to a manipulative mother. 😎

needlenozened | needlenozened

Agreeing with the commenter's NTA verdict 👍

CatoftheNile | CatoftheNile

Spreading laughter with a brilliant move. 🤣

Hasha84 | Hasha84

Parent's bad behavior doesn't justify scaring a child. ESH 🤷‍♂️

warmwaterpenguin | warmwaterpenguin

OP not the a**hole for scaring kid, condolences for loss.

xxAnimeO_OLoverxx | xxAnimeO_OLoverxx

Mom involved, funny outcome, not the a**hole. 😂

Extension-Concept940 | Extension-Concept940

Condolences with a touch of humor. Not the a**hole.

kerill333 | kerill333

Playing along with insulting threats - fair or foul? 🤔

Auroraburst | Auroraburst

Humorous comment brings levity to controversial parenting situation 😂

Maartjeknowsbetter | Maartjeknowsbetter

Scaring a kid isn't appropriate. Enough suckiness to go around. 😱

SugarSleuth | SugarSleuth

Don't scare the kid! But is the mom at fault too? 🤔

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