Target Employees & Strangers Defend Breastfeeding Mom Against Raging Man (VIDEO)

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No mother should ever have to experience this. An unnamed man verbally attacked new mom Jessie Maher inside a Connecticut Target cafe one morning for breastfeeding her baby. After being told she was "f***ing disgusting" numerous times, Jessie felt helpless as the man came closer and closer to her (and her baby). Thankfully, Good Samaritans defended this breastfeeding mother in a way that will bring tears to your eyes.

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"Because I'm feeding my baby, this man is going crazy -- and I'm shaking."

As she was being verbally assaulted, Jessie decided to pull out her phone and record the incident -- including the wonderful mommies and Target employees who came to her rescue.

Anybody know this asshole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby? (He's...

Posted by Jessie Maher on Monday, June 13, 2016

"You are f***ing disgusting ... you are f***ing disgusting ... you are f***ing disgusting ... you whore."

Unbelievable.

Target has a breastfeeding policy in place that fully supports any and all moms who choose to do so. As stated:

Target's policy supports breastfeeding in any area of our stores, including our fitting rooms, even if others are waiting.

If you see a woman breastfeeding in our stores, do not approach her.

(Yup, angry dude, you were wrong -- and then wrong again.)

When I saw this video, there was something inside of me that wanted to do ... something. I don't know this man in the video, or what inspired him to take the time to verbally assault this mother. Maybe he was having a bad day. Maybe he has some horrible connection to public breastfeeding that triggers such a negative reaction.

We'll never know.

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But what we do know is that there are good people, caring people who make it their business to come to the defense of someone in a situation. As a former breastfeeding mother, I can't even imagine being in a situation like this, what I would do, and how I would react with my baby so close. I'm sure Jessie felt helpless and stuck, seeing as she was nursing her child in the middle of a cafe.

Regardless of your stance on public breastfeeding, you can't help but get emotional at the sight of such kindness. To see mothers stand around Jessie -- along with the male Target employees who became a physical barrier should this man decide to go toward this mom and her baby -- is what it's all about.

Let this video be a reminder to be compassionate toward others and keep it moving should you disagree with a person's actions. With all that's happening in our world (our country) right now, the sight of a mother breastfeeding her baby should be the last thing to cause such an uproar.

 

 

 

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