Mum couldnt fit on bus with baby as stranger insisted on keeping doll in pram
It is only natural and the right thing to do to give up space on public transport to those who need it – like a mother with a pram.
But this one woman has taken to TikTok to slam a commuter who did not budge so she could put her buggy on the bus.
However, it is not as straightforward as you think.
Lexi Reene has asked those on the social media platform what they think about her not being able to put her daughter's stroller on public transport.
Instead of a grouchy teen or a stubborn middle aged commuter, the mum could not get a place for her daughter's buggy as someone already had a pram in place – but with a reborn child in.
Reborn babies are hyper-realistic dolls, so they strike an extreme likeness to an actual human tot.
These dolls are often treated like real babies by their owners which gives them the illusion that they are actually looking after a child.
For some, these dolls can be therapeutic and can aid women who have gone through infertility or miscarriage, amongst other reasons.
Lexi shared in the viral clip: “Point of view: Me not being able to put my daughter's buggy on the bus because someone’s reborn in a pram.”
And it’s safe to say that many people had some strong opinions about the situation.
One person commented: “I'd be annoyed, I understand people have reborn dolls for different reasons but at the end of the day they aren't real so should be moved.”
Another user blasted: “Nope shouldn’t be allowed.. they should fold the pushchair down and hold the doll if they want to take it on the bus, it’s harder for us.”
While a third person voiced: “I understand they have them for so many different reasons but at the end of the day a living child comes before a silicone doll.”
Someone else shared: "It actually happened to me when my little girl was a baby. They left me and my baby in the pouring rain for a doll.”
Despite the outrage of a doll taking a place over a real baby, some others felt that the doll had as much right as a human child.
One user slammed: “It's this arrogance that makes me never move for prams or push chairs on a path or for the bus.
"I don't think people should have dolls in prams on buses but just a message to all the mothers.
"Your child is NOT special and neither are you to be so rude to someone else because 'your child is real' give people the same respect you expect back.”
A second person wrote: “Some people have them because they cant have kids or other reasons. Please don't judge."
This user declared: “Not one bit of thought for the person who had the doll! This is why I’m so nervous about my child going out on her own.
"They were there first so why should they move or upset their mental health to please you? Get on the next bus!”
And, a fourth said: “I get that it's inconveniencing some people, and it would. but some people have suffered painful losses and they need them to cope, don't be rude.”
Let us know in the comments what you think of the situation – should the mum with a human baby be annoyed?
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