Foster mom gets ridiculed in Walmart, but rude bullies get served a timely lesson
Lindsay Rae, a customer at her local Walmart, found herself disgusted by the remarks made by a couple behind her in the check-out line as the pair insulted the woman in front of her for being a foster parent.
A mother to nine children, Rae overheard the couple making mean remarks about the woman who came with five children and seemed to be struggling to figure out how to pay for her purchases.
They started saying inappropriate comments about how the woman seemed to not care for her children as she didn’t even clothe them appropriately to fit the weather.
To make things worse, the couple went as far as making rude assumptions that the woman must have had different “baby daddies” since some of her kids looked Caucasian while some appeared to be Hispanic.
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A FOSTER MOM HELPS ANOTHER
Rae took to Facebook to share her experience and tell how she helped the woman and gave the couple the lesson that they needed to hear.
As it turned out, the woman in front of Rae made a selfless act to foster children whose parents were unfit to care for them.
At the time, the woman was struggling to pay for her purchases, which were mainly clothing items, as she was figuring out which cards to use and how the foster-system-payment process worked.
While that was going on, Rae said the couple behind her made another comment.
“As the class act behind me deeply sighed; and said, ‘There’s our tax dollars neatly at work.’’ I shot them what I can imagine was the death glare only a mother of nine can execute to perfection,” wrote Rae.
Perhaps the reason why Rae was ultimately disgusted by the couple behind her is that she can relate to the woman. Out of her nine kids, only two are her biological children, and the rest are her foster kids.
Feeling the urge to help, Rae stepped in and offered her assistance to the woman. As she helped her, she asked the woman if the kids were “foster or adopted.”
The woman admitted that she was a new foster mother and that the children only arrived three days before they shopped at Walmart. She said the children were going to be with her for a while.
“They gave us food, but the kids needed clothes, but no stipend has come through yet,” the woman told Rae.
In a sweet gesture, Rae taught the woman how to use the card and even gave her some advice on how to be a good foster parent. Before they parted ways, she told the woman, “You have got this.”
A FOSTER MOM TEACHES A LESSON ABOUT RESPECT
When the woman and her children left, Rae was emotional and turned around to the “well-dressed” couple behind her.
Containing her rage, she told them, “Those children? They lost the right to live with their parents just days ago. Those clothes? Probably the only clothes they own, or got to leave their home with. THAT woman? Opened her home to kids—kids that needed a safe place to go, when the one they lived in no longer proved to be safe enough or secure enough for them. The food stamps? Something that health and welfare helps an already mother to two feed three new mouths. There are not nearly enough women or people like her this world.”
“AND even IF those kids were all hers, and she had a dozen “baby daddies” and was on food stamps… no child in this country or any other deserves to be cold or hungry, I am sorry, but your behavior? Poorly done, VERY poorly done,” Rae continued.
After her outburst, the couple silently transferred to another lane.
Afterward, as Rae was paying for her purchase, the cashier thanked her for what she said to the couple. The cashier was a single mother, and she thought what Rae said “rocked.”
Hopefully, Rae’s Facebook post can bring awareness to the kids who need foster homes. Also, being a foster parent is not an easy job, people like Rae and the other woman should be applauded for their selfless decision to welcome other children into their home without hesitation.