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Expectant Parents Slammed For Sending Neighbors A 'Menu' Of Meals They Want Made

Having a baby is a stressful time in any couple's life.

Especially when it's their first child, it can put a lot of strain on a couple's life. Sometimes, friends and family understand the toll an expecting child can take and reach out to see how they can help or assist them—with baby items or even things for the parents, too.

More or less, when someone is having a baby, their friends and family end up rallying around them to help out.

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But of course, not everyone has that luxury, right?

People go through different things and sometimes end up in situations where they have to ask for help.

That was certainly for the case of the one couple we are about to look at.

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They had to request help from their neighbors as their due date crept up closer and closer to them.

Sounds simple enough right? Well, not exactly. Things heated up real quick.

In fact, the parents have gone viral for the kind of help they asked for.

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A Twitter user shared the story online, dragging the couple's choices.

Jack Jokinen, also known as @JJFromTheBronx, put the story on Twitter and it has received a lot of hate and criticism. .

Jack said he joined the app Nextdoor to get updates about local issues and crime in the neighborhood.

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However, he was taken aback when he saw that a neighbor of his had posted something about their baby that was on its way.

Jack clicked on it, out of pure interest to see if it was real.

"Turns out they are in fact asking total strangers to help them and with the most millennial phrasing I have ever seen in my life," Jack said.

The posting said that they were asking if people wanted to be neighborly and stop by with "things to help them," but, specifically, with meals.

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Obviously, this whole thing sounds strange to most people, right? Well, it gets more interesting.

He shared that he was trying to give the couple the benefit of the doubt, at first.

Until, he continued through the post and saw that the couple had posted an entire list of 30+ different meals for "breakfast, dinner, lunch, and snacks" with recipes to go along with them.

Additionally, they said that if any of the specified foods didn't work for people, they had alternatives and other requests.

The couple said that they "avoid sugar whenever possible" and eat "whole, simple foods."

But they were also willing to accept help with the dog and the vacuum!

Additionally, they shared that the food train wasn't "about food," but more about "checking in."

Which, if you ask me, is definitely a weird way to check in on your neighbors.

Whatever happened to just asking how people are doing? Is that too simple now?

People online began dragging the couple immediately.

Many were pointing out the fact that the couple was pretty much just putting their problems on their neighbors with complete disregard for their feelings.

Some called it the "most millennial thing they have ever seen."

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