This Teenage Boy Was Taught By A Stranger A Lesson He Will Surely Not Forget

Published on 10/13/2020
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Each generation is proud to be the greatest which has ever come into existence. The young people nowadays appear to think they have all the advanced technologies in our hands to conquer the world. A few generations earlier, everything was more complex and difficult. We may know more than ever before about new technologies, but it doesn’t necessarily imply that we are smarter than they really are. Nowadays, children have lost their etiquette. It’s an excellent thing that this certain guy decided to deliver a message to this child.

Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson

Riding the subway to go somewhere pretty much means that you are ready to fight for a chance to take a seat and be comfortable all through your journey. Particularly if you have a long ride ahead of you. We, like average folks, just take one seat, however, so that everyone else has just as much space as possible. Well, a young teen liked to think he was entitled to take only three seats, but one individual wouldn’t simply accept such behaviour.

Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson

Someone Should Teach Him A Lesson

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Insensitive Passengers

Unlike the common perception, many other individuals do not have a vehicle that can be used as a mode of transportation going from one place to another. The majority of the people remains to be using public transport in a very reasonable way. When you do so, it is automatic that you will be able to meet and see different types of people; this is something inevitable. With that being said, the people you will meet and see will not always be kind and respectful.

Insensitive Passengers

Insensitive Passengers

An Eye For An Eye

Unlike the common perception, many other individuals do not have a vehicle that can be used as a mode of transportation going from one place to another. The majority of the people remains to be using public transport in a very reasonable way. When you do so, it is automatic that you will be able to meet and see different types of people; this is something inevitable. With that being said, the people you will meet and see will not always be kind and respectful.

An Eye For An Eye

An Eye For An Eye

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Rudeness 101

Whenever you are on the train or bus, there are several different circumstances when someone does something considered insulting. This is quite normal when you are in an enclosed space for a very long time and have nothing else to do. Also, since you’re in public transit, you can’t really teach strangers on how to act according to your liking.

Rudeness 101

Rudeness 101

Disrespectful

For example, in the case, numerous different commuters keep refusing to consider to give their seats whilst others put their items on their benches. Many also play music loudly or have a half-hour-long telephone call. These things can be offensive for others and not for some. You would not really know, and most of the time, people just let it slide.

Disrespectful

Disrespectful

Selfish Passengers

As clearly pointed out, a few other absolutely egoistic commuters may believe the need to place their luggage on their seats next to them to prevent everybody else from being able to sit down. It is terrible enough even to take more than one seat, and yet you still keep refusing when somebody respectfully asks you to give more space for them? It’s just inappropriate. So what would you do if the unfriendly traveller explicitly indicated “no”?

Selfish Passengers

Selfish Passengers

Stay Peaceful

Many individuals would come to terms in various ways with all of this perplexing problem. While others can peacefully conclude a process to move the individual, others can become more arguing at present and continue to demand their seat badly. We are all different in handling situations like this, and we all have our own techniques to solve the problem peacefully. However, there’s this one guy who decided to handle the situation in his own unique way.

Stay Peaceful

Stay Peaceful

Looking For Trouble

Of course, you would also not know beforehand what the bad-mannered rider could do. What if this person stands up and tries to fight with you? But was it worth having into a violent confrontation just for the sake of needing room to relax? The so-called victim in this article did something out of bounds of the imagination.

Looking For Trouble

Looking For Trouble

A Viral Tweet Post

A user of the social media platform, Twitter, posted a tweet about what happened on the subway that day. She managed to capture it and as well as the reaction of the teenage boy when a stranger taught him a lesson he will never forget. Last May 2019, the post reached 137,000 likes, 47,000 retweets, and thousands of comments.

A Viral Tweet Post

A Viral Tweet Post

Faith In Humanity

The comment section of the social media application was full of comments saying “as a new yorker this gives me life!” “My faith in humanity has been restored,” and “it’s the only way children will learn!” What do you think was the content of the tweet to make people react that way?

Faith In Humanity

Faith In Humanity

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Capturing Unforgettable Moments

None of the passengers noticed that a person was recording the whole scene that was happening at that moment. Her name is Isabel Kim, and she is very active when it comes to social media. She goes by the username @da_drought_3 on Twitter. It’s been a habit of her to capture different sightings using her phone and post it on Twitter.

Capturing Unforgettable Moments

Capturing Unforgettable Moments

Just An Average Day

It was a usual day for her, and she was expecting nothing exciting to happen at all. However, everything changed when she took the subway that day to commute going to work. She can’t believe what just happened in front of her eyes and could not help but take photos of it. Something made her day extra interesting that time and she, of course, posted in on Twitter.

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Just An Average Day

He Has Another Plan

We probably need to put things into our perspective in order for us to understand what exactly happened that day. For all those who often commute and included riding the subway in their daily routine, they all probably know that the seats inside each wagon are not sectioned separately so there will be benches that can accommodate more than one person.

He Has Another Plan

He Has Another Plan

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A Young, Annoying Boy

Maybe you are all excited to know what really happened in this story. We’ll tell you now! The benches in the subway can probably fit three people. People sit next to each other and give up seats when needed in order to let someone sit comfortably. It has been a golden rule to take only one seat so that others can use it. However, there was this boy on the train who thought otherwise.

A Young, Annoying Boy

A Young, Annoying Boy

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Strange Passenger

In the world of public transport, there’s this type of person that’s called “lay downer”. We guess we no longer have to explain it further as it’s already self-explanatory. That day when Kim took the subway, a young boy did exactly the same as what they called lay downer. His feet and legs were all up on the bench, hindering people from using and sitting on it.

Strange Passenger

Strange Passenger

Too Self-Absorbed

If you saw the photos, it’s quite evident that indeed the young boy took up more than one seat, which is considered to be not only disrespectful but also insensitive, as there are other people who wanted to take the seat and sit comfortably throughout their journey on the train.

Too Self Absorbed

Too Self Absorbed

Ignoring People’s Request

It is widely known and has already been the practice that whenever there is a senior citizen, a person with a disability or pregnant woman inside a mode of public transport, you must give up your seat for them in order for them to sit comfortably. This is a practice that is commonly done by everyone worldwide to give consideration for the said individuals.

Ignoring People’s Request

Ignoring People’s Request

Parenting Skills Gone Wrong

People were asking the young boy to remove his feet and legs for other people to use the free space that he was consuming. However, he kept refusing the requests and continued to play on his mobile device which he was very focused on. What’s more annoying is that the mother of the young boy seemed to not care at all too. She ignored the request of the people too and did not talk to his son about it.

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Parenting Skills Gone Wrong

The Mother Refused As Well

The mother of the young boy was too consumed by the music she was listening to, just like his son who was too focused on playing games on his mobile device. These mother and son duo made other people a little annoyed that day because of their actions apparently. The fact that the mother did not do anything about his son’s behavior is already enough for people to get annoyed.

The Mother Refused As Well

The Mother Refused As Well

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They Got Frustrated

The young boy probably noticed the tension that was happening around him because of his actions. He did something to at least lessen the frustration of the people around him on the subway. He crouched up a little and lent some small space in order for people to sit down. However, he still did not fully remove his feet and legs on the bench.

They Got Frustrated

They Got Frustrated

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Unsung Hero

The young boy’s attempt to give space and allow room for others to sit down was totally useless. He was still occupying 2 seats and the room he created could not even barely fit one thin man. Maybe he just did it to somehow say that he already moved and give up the seats that have been asked for by a number of people already just to lessen the tension. Surprisingly, an unsung hero came to rescue and did something extraordinary.

Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero

Mysterious Man

Just when the tension inside the subway arises, a mysterious man comes into the picture and totally surprises everyone with what he did to the young boy. He was wearing black clothes and sunglasses, sporting a hair that is quite similar to Elton John. In the Twitter post that Isabel Kim uploaded, many of the people who commented or reacted said that he looks exactly like him and that maybe it was really him. What do you think?

Mysterious Man

Mysterious Man

Uncover

Well, of course, he was not Elton John, just like what everyone thought. They just have the same hair and quite the same facial and body figure, but it was not him. However, the plot doesn’t end there. What do you think this mysterious man did in order for Isabel Kim’s tweet to go insanely viral all over the internet? Let’s find out.

Unsung Hero

Elton John Look A Like

The mysterious man, who looks like Elton John, did what other passengers did earlier. He stood in front of the young boy in order for him to notice that he wanted to take the seat he was occupying for no important reason at all. However, when the young boy yet again refused to acknowledge his presence, he got upset and did something out of the ordinary.

Elton John Look A Like

Elton John Look A Like

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Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

When the mysterious man stood in front of the young boy and was ignored, it totally made him upset and offended. How can someone be so insensitive? Especially that they were in public transportation, the kid’s action is totally unacceptable. This made the mysterious man take the matter into his own hands.

Taking Matter Into His Own Hands

Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

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Moment Of Bravery

The mysterious man lost all his patience and decided to sit on the young boy’s legs. He asked him nicely to remove his legs and feet on the bench so that he could sit on the vacant space that he was consuming for no reason, yet, the young boy ignored his request again. So the mysterious man did what he did. The child’s reaction initially was to get out of the situation but you can clearly see the look on his face!

Moment Of Bravery

Moment Of Bravery

A Truly Remarkable Moment

Isabel Kim managed to take photos of the precious moment wherein the face of the kids showed how he was surprised by the mysterious man’s action. He was indeed lost for words. With the reaction on his face, it seemed like it was one of the rare times when things did not go as he planned it.

A Truly Remarkable Moment

A Truly Remarkable Moment

He Has The Rights

The mysterious man had every right to sit on the vacant seat available on the train. Well, technically, those benches were meant to be sat down by people and not to be just space where you can put your legs and feet. The child’s name is Joe, and it is quite evident that he wasn’t taught how to act properly on the subway, that’s why this mysterious man did it instead.

He Has The Rights

He Has The Rights

Blocking Out The Seats

Since the mother of the young boy was too consumed by the music she was listening to, she was not able to witness the whole thing. It was already too late when she noticed the tension that’s been going around. She then noticed that they already missed their stop and tried to blame his son for it. What the woman witnessed was when the mysterious man was already in his seat, trying to fit himself.

Blocking Out The Seats

Blocking Out The Seats

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Definitely A Crazy Moment

Of course, who would not miss their stop if you let either Youtube and music consume you all throughout your commute on the subway? There’s no one else to blame but herself, obviously. Isabel Kim was able to record everything on her mobile phone, even the aftermath of what happened. She posted it on Twitter as well, together with the whole thing that had happened.

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Definitely A Crazy Moment

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The Mother Made A Scene

The young boy’s mother made a scene on the subway with regards to what happened. The situation got uncomfortable, and she just wished to get off as soon as possible. This mysterious man taught the young boy a simple public transport etiquette which he should take by heart, especially if he’s going to take the subway often in order to avoid such situations again from happening. The mother yelled at his son but Isabel Kim was not able to include it in the video.

The Mother Made A Scene

The Mother Made A Scene

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He Cursed At The Man

If you think the incident ends there. You’re wrong. Just when the people on the subway thought it was over, the young boy did something yet again that proved his bad behavior. He cursed at the stranger that sat on his legs. It was very unkind for someone to do especially if you’re in the wrong. He was only taught a lesson that he probably would never forget.

He Cursed At The Man

He Cursed At The Man

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He’s On The Shirt

The story of the young boy and the mysterious man that went viral became so insanely popular that people even made a shirt out of it! The shirt was printed with Joe’s face that was caught on camera by Isabel Kim when the mysterious man was sitting on his legs. What do you think? Does the kid deserve it or things went overboard?

He’s On The Shirt

He’s On The Shirt

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Subway Folklore

We can guarantee you that the story of this young boy and the mysterious man will go around for a long time and will always be remembered by everyone who reads it whenever they step on the subway. Especially with technology nowadays where if something interesting happens, it is always remembered and can be watched anytime if it is uploaded on the internet.

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Screenshot 77

Subway Incident

What happened on the subway has taken the internet by storm. Although a lot of people supported the mysterious guy for what he did to the young boy, there are others who consider it too much. Of course, you can’t really please everyone, and you won’t really get everyone’s approval with everything that you do. We all have our own opinions about everything, including this incident.

Subway Incident

Subway Incident

Subway Etiquette

The people who were able to read the story of this young boy and the mysterious man started wondering if what happened was even legal and did not violate any law. Some people even thought that what happened was assault. However, some people did support the decision and action of the mysterious guy.

Subway Folklore

Subway Folklore

He’s Just A Kid

Here’s another story where you will witness yet another man teaching kids lessons in the most unexpected way. We all know that bullying nowadays has increased all over the world. There are kids that just love to make fun of other people. As they say, the offender usually have personal issues; that’s why he or she acts that way. However, it will never be an excuse to tolerate such behavior.

He’s Just A Kid

He Was Bullied

There’s this kid whose name is Joey Mason and he suffered from bullying. Most of the time, he likes to spend his free time playing in the park with his ball. He said that he gets a lot of comfort and happiness with his playing routine in the park. However, everything changed when this incident happened to him. He was bullied by teenagers and it all messed up everything for him.

He Was Bullied

A Happy Day Turned Into Nightmare

When Joey Mason was in fourth grade, he was bullied. It was the reason why he chose to play with his cats and dogs inside the house instead of going out with other kids in the neighborhood or from school. He now lives in Toronto, Canada. His favorite thing to do after school is to drop by at the park and play with his ball. However, one day, when he decided to drop by at the park before going home, his day became a nightmare.

A Happy Day Turned Into Nightmare

I Am A Victim of Bullying

Joey Mason thought that the best way to let people know about his true feelings and sentiments was to post it online. When he did, it instantly gained attention and went viral. He wrote, “My name is Joey, and I’m 10 years old. I’m a victim of bullying. Please, stop bullying.” His father, on the other hand, was completely unaware of what was happening to his son and also his post on social media.

I Am A Victim of Bullying

He Felt Uneasy And Alarmed

As a parent, who would not want his or her child to be happy and feel all well? Of course, none. Joey’s father is pretty much the same as any other parents in the world who only wishes the best for their children. Joey’s father eventually noticed that change in his son’s behavior and could not help but ask him about it. When he does, Joey isn’t being truthful but he knows that there’s something wrong with his kid. So he tried to investigate himself.

He Felt Uneasy And Alarmed

Emotionally Despair

Eventually, when Joey’s father noticed the changed behavior of his son, he started to be worried about it and decided to take action. He didn’t know what was happening to his son. Did the problem come from school or from home? He also thought that maybe it was an effect of him switching schools since they just moved there. However, little did he know; it’s much far worse.

Emotionally Despair

Something’s Not Right

Joey’s father noticed that his son usually comes home crying, and it was an indication that something terrible is happening to his son, and he needed to find out why. He had taken matters into his own hands since Joey wasn’t really being cooperative when he’s being asked why he’s acting that way. When he found out the reason, he could not believe it. He made a plan right away on how he can settle things.

Something’s Not Right

He Came Up With The Best Plan

Who would not get worried when you see your child crying when he or she just got back home and does not tell you the reason behind it? Every parent will be worried sick, Just like Joey’s father. It was painful for him to see his child acting that way. That’s why when he soon discovered the real reason behind the changed behavior of his son, he came up with the best plan that he could ever think of in order to address the issue and to save his son from the nightmare he was in.

He Came Up With The Best Plan

What Was The Cause Of Bullying?

He was pretty sure that the problem did not come from the house as he has a good relationship with his son. When he discovered that the kids in his class were bullying his son, he plotted a plan and decided that he will follow his son while he is on his way home. Joey’s father also thought if the teacher of Joey was involved in this as well, but he can’t confirm yet as he has not discovered the whole truth.

What Was The Cause Of Bullying?

His World Turned Upside Down

It is saddening to know that the place that Joey once considered his safe haven turned into a nightmare. It was all because of the teenagers that were bullying him. When the teenagers were about to approach Joey, Joey was already playing with his ball. Little did these teenage boys know, someone from afar was watching them, waiting for their next move.

He’s The Target

These teenage boys targeted Joey. Whenever they go in the park, they will always bother Joey, who eas peacefully playing with his ball at a certain part of the park. Fortunately, Joey was strong enough to endure everything that these teenage boys were doing. This went on for several weeks, and Joey tried his best to just ignore them, but these boys just won’t give up easily.

He’s The Target

Joey Was In Trouble

Once the teenage boys were getting closer to Joey, trouble seemed to be getting closer for Joey too. The people in the park did not seem to notice what was happening between them and probably thought that they were just playing around. However, that was not the case at all. 

Joey Was In Trouble

Someone’s Watching

Although Joey was ignoring all the names that these teenage boys were calling him, he wasn’t brave enough to speak up for himself. Other kids in his school are no use too since they can’t stand up for Joey as well even if they know what was happening. The teachers at the school thought that it was all normal and they were just fooling around.

Someone’s Watching

It Escalated Quickly

These teenagers stole the ball of Joey, who was peacefully playing at the park. They thought it was funny so they kept doing it. From the outside look of it, it seemed like they were just all having fun playing. However, it was the very opposite of what was really happening. Things were getting bad, and there was no one available to rescue Joey from the situation he was in.

It Escalated Quickly

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