September 17, 2021
A mother was enraged after turning up at her child's daycare to find the kids unattended. She shared the clip on TikTok in an effort to call out the unreliable caregivers, garnering an army of netizens.
TikTok user @toledo.girl420 is out for war after discovering the laxity of children's daycare runners that could potentially endanger a kid's life.
The mom, who enrolled her kid in daycare, allegedly walked into the center to find the place unattended by an adult, despite having children flocking around.
The situation didn't sit right with her, given the millions of things that could happen to children when left unattended, especially if anyone else could have gotten in the way she did.
Hence, she began recording a video to document her discovery. The short clip began with the camera panning through the daycare, showing different empty desks and cabinets.
Her voice could be heard in the background complaining that there were no teachers present in her child's daycare. After commenting on the teachers' absence, she proceeded to raise her voice to confirm her suspicions. She asked:
"Is there anybody here?"
Right after asking, a female voice came from an inner room, saying, "I'm right here." The video ended abruptly at the sound of the voice. Via screen caption, she explained: "I walked in and noticed no adults around. The doors are code-locked, but still…"
The woman explained further in her caption that the sight of the kids left unattended did not sit well with her, hence her decision to share it on social media to seek others' opinions.
Netizens had the expected reaction, taking to the comment section to bash the daycare for their lack of professionalism.
The creator also explained via comments that after contacting the daycare's corporate office, they informed her the worker on duty had a momentary lapse in judgment. However, she later realized it was unacceptable to leave children unattended at all.
The response further fueled the outrage of TikTokers, who pointed out that there was no room for a lapse in judgment when children were involved. The woman's army of supporters joined her in bashing the daycare's ineptitude, racking up over five thousand comments. One noted:
"I work in a state-licensed daycare… the teacher can never leave the room where the kids are. Period. Doesn't matter if doors are locked."
Some wondered how a daycare tasked with taking care of kids had no working alarm system to alert them about intruders. One person commented: "Y'all are missing the point! If she could just walk in and see the kids w/out being noticed… SO COULD ANYONE. NOT SAFE."
Other users found the clip suspicious, especially as the woman stopped recording as soon as someone replied, "I'm right here." The absence of children in the video also made the furious mom's allegations questionable. A comment read:
"Uhmmm… where are the kids? You're saying there's no teacher in the videos, but I also see no kids in the video."
Regardless of the genuineness of the woman's claims, it goes without saying that leaving children without supervision in any situation was unacceptable. Everyone agreed on that, at least!