The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on throughout the world, and many people are getting more and more stressed and they are letting their emotions get the better of them. One young teenager based in the United Kingdom was definitely not exempt, but there is good news: even though he acted terribly, his father did the right thing and held him accountable for his actions.
The young teenager was at an ASDA supermarket located in Gosport, Hampshire, and the first thing he did was make several threats to the employees there. He was with one of his older friends, and he said that he would “jump on them” and then the young boy joined in by saying that he was going to come back and “slice you” and “f***king cut you up.” After that, he started being chided by some of the onlookers.
One of the onlookers started to chide him, asking him how old he was. “F****, how old are you?” he snapped back. “You look about 80.” Naturally, this whole entire exchange didn’t sit well with many people, especially the supermarket workers who have been working hard day in and day out to help their customers even in the middle of this horrible virus.
Luckily for all of us, this particular episode didn’t sit well with one of the fathers of the boys either. Once he heard about it, he immediately sprung to action.
First of all, he made his son march right back to that same store. Then, he made his son apologize to all of the employees, workers and customers in regards to his earlier extremely hateful behavior. Not only that, but this father also posted his son’s public apology on Facebook and said that he had contacted the local law enforcement authorities regarding his son’s behavior.
After that, the father had his own comments on the matter. He describes his actions as “a public apology to everyone involved at the ASDA supermarket yesterday who witnessed my son’s horrible behavior.” He wrote further comments on it as well:
“For all the people who have seen a video of this boy threatening members of the staff at Asda yesterday, please be aware that I have never been more mortified and disgusted with my son in my entire life. He was not brought up to behave like this, and I don’t condone this behavior one bit. Just so you all know, the police have been contacted, and they have now seen the evidence. It is up to them what they want to do with this situation.”
“For those who have a tendency to blame the parents, this is not, and I repeat not, the way that my wife and I have raised him. We will punish thoroughly and make sure this never happens again.”
As a matter of fact, this father is a person of his word, as the local authorities did indeed get a report of an assault at that supermarket and they were investigating the matter.
Naturally, the dad was commended on Facebook, with one commenter posting, “Now that’s a proper dad, it would be nice if more parents were like that.” Another person said, “He’s lucky to have a father like that, so there is hope for him yet. Respect, sir.”
So even though his son got angry and was threatening violence, there was at least a silver lining in the fact that there is still such a thing as good parenting even in the midst of these trying times.
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