36-year-old Lauren Whitney is a mom of four who found herself crying in the middle of a store recently after she couldn’t get something she desperately needed for one of her children.
“To all of you crazy people buying out all the diapers…” she starts to say as she cries in her video, that she posted to TikTok.
TikTok; pictured above is Lauren in her video
“How am I supposed to diaper my child if I can’t afford 20 at a time like you can?” Lauren ends her video by saying.
Her video has since gone viral, and she recently took to Instagram to share her thoughts on everything.
“So I posted a video on TikTok yesterday that went viral. And I’m not entirely sure how to handle it,” she started out her post with.
TikTok; pictured above Lauren starts to cry over not being able to get the diapers she so needed
“I’ll be honest, I didn’t post the video in hopes that it would go viral. But I did post it in hopes that people would become aware of how all of this panic…is affecting low-income families, like my own.”
“I’m glad to say that the majority of the comments are positive and supportive. But there are a good amount of people that are still very mean, and don’t have anything nice to say.”
“I’m trying so hard to let those comments roll off my back, but some of them are just so mean.”
Instagram; pictured above are Lauren, her husband, and their four children
“I’ve also been very lucky, and fortunate to have a lot of people try and offer some help, whether it be financially, or by offering to send me diapers… that’s not the reason why I posted the video.”
“We are alright. I promise we are doing ok. Thank you to everyone that has been so kind to me by offering your help.”
“Hopefully all of this panic, and craziness will go away soon, and life can just resume as normal.”
It’s a powerful lesson for us all right now. If we all just buy only what we need, we won’t make it hard on others to get the essentials.
You can check out Lauren’s Instagram here.
We’ve covered a similar story to this last week when a mother of 16 bought out a store’s toilet paper, and the internet praised her response to being shamed over it. You can check that story out by clicking here or by clicking the image below.
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