Don’t mess with TikTok moms.
A traveling dad took advantage of a passenger’s kindness on a recent plane trip in order to give himself the gift of a “child-free flight” – only to be caught red-handed and later mercilessly dragged across social media.
Kristine Sostar McLellan offered to talk to the rude husband after she witnessed his wife struggling with her luggage in the other row while he was comfortably seated in his seat. Men swap seats.
“I just said ‘Oh sir, do you want to be with your family?’ Like, it was an obvious offer,” recalls Sosta McClellan, who posted a video of the encounter now It has been viewed nearly 5 million times.
The timid pop accepted – but what happened next shocked the content creator who calls herself @one_toughmother and left her reaching for her phone to film the video.
The man asked the child who had been sitting with him to join his mother and siblings in the now-empty seat, surprising the woman by inviting her to sit in her new seat – and reaching out Her smartphone recorded the family taunt.
“Why not [I] Cancel offer? I really wish I did! I’m still in shock…I just don’t know what to say,” she said. “I think it’s completely fair to slam the situation. “
“He’s enjoying flying without the kids,” she said angrily.
In a lengthy follow-up post, the outraged TikToker explained that the mom and her kids were sitting on the 7th and E floors while she was sitting in the aisle on the 7th floor with her own kids sitting in the aisle the other side. Dad is resting in the sixth row.
“This guy was yelling at her, and he was yelling and asking for things,” Sosta McClellan recalled of the moment she realized it was a family divided into rows.
Many in the comments were quick to bury the culprit.
“If my husband was like that, we would be divorced before we landed,” one user wrote.
Another added: “I appreciate my husband more and more every day and he never will.”
When some commenters pointed out that the other child would be sitting alone if the father moved away, Sosta McClellan responded, “The only reasonable option in this situation is for him to say ‘no, thank you.’ ‘”
While some think there’s a double standard if a mom is sitting alone, Sosta McClellan says, “Will it?” [other moms] Would you be upset if the roles were reversed? Yes. “
The news comes shortly after a couple sparked controversy by pushing their children back into economy class so they could enjoy business class seats.