Ashe Williams (asheism) wrote in operation_smile,
Ashe Williams

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Please, read this.

I saw something tonight that made me so incredibly sad..

This woman. She had the most beautiful kids I'd ever seen, and one of her little girls at merch asked if she could have something with her tickets, and the mom just went off on her. She was like 'I'm going to beat the fuck out of you!' Right there in front of so many other kids and people. She kept pushing her around and she was screaming at her... and the little girl put her hands up over her face and then I knew...

I just knew that the mom had to be beating her kids at home. It just made me so sad because I felt so helpless. My eyes welled up with tears and I had to just.. go.

I know that I joke around a lot about how annoying kids are, but no kid EVER deserves to be treated like that. I had to go in the back of the store because I was crying so hard. Anytime someone would ask what was wrong, I couldn't explain it to them because of how hard I was crying.

It's just not fair.

Please, please, please if you ever see a child being treated like this, do something about it. Imagine how the rest of their life is going to be spent if something isn't done. And imagine how guilty you'll feel if you sit around and do nothing.

You can't save everyone, but at least let someone know who can do something about it.
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