Unfortunately, some children and young teens don’t learn good manners from their parents, which means occasionally, they’ll have to learn them the hard way from strangers. When this young boy riding the subway, he decided to take up not one but two seats, leaning against his mother while kicking his feet up on the seat in front of him. Even when three adults wanted to sit there, the boy refused to move — so one man with no patience just plopped himself down directly on the boy’s feet. The moment was captured by a woman named Isabel, who shared them on her social media account.
‘This lil a—ole wouldn’t move his legs for 3 adults, so this guy comes and just SITS on his legs,’ she wrote (SEE PHOTO). Initially, the little boy is seen nearly laying down on a seat on the subway, with his back leaning up against his mom. On some trains, including this one, seats are not individually sectioned but rather long benches. However, it’s generally understood that three people should fit on each bench. This boy, though, is taking up two seats, with his legs spread out in front of him and his sneakers directly on the bench. He’s on his phone, and seems unconcerned by his surroundings.
Then, it seems he has moved a bit further down the bench, but is still taking up two seats. That’s when a man in sunglasses — who presumably tried to get the child to move his feet without success — sit directly into what should be an ’empty’ seat, right on the boys legs. The boy appears to have scrambled quickly to move his legs, but one still ended up under the man’s body. Next, the man has stood up again to adjust himself, and the boy looks up at him with horror.
Finally, the boy is shooting him a dirty look, clearly under the impression that he was right and the man was out of line for sitting on him. Isabel also shared a video of what happened next, while the man stood and the little boy sat back up. In the video, the boy’s mother is yelling at him, but not, it seems, because he was being rude. Rather, she seems to be blaming the boy, Joe, for making her miss her stop. According to Isabel, who recorded the moment, the kid later cursed out the man as he left the train. The post has been liked over 136,000 times, and hundreds of people have left comments applauding the man.