A woman on TikTok has captured the moment “embarrassing” parents scooped up all the Halloween sweets outside her house – and their actions have been slammed online
Yesterday, people around the world celebrated the spooky Halloween season, with many parents taking their children Trick or Treating at the houses around their local area.
And while most of us have taught our children how to share and not be greedy, one set of parents have shown a completely different approach to the sweet-filled holiday.
Elizabeth Peck, @llizzie.m, posted a video on TikTok which showed footage from her doorbell camera as she had placed a large bowl of sweets on her porch for kids to take one piece each instead of knocking on her door.
But the woman was left outraged when the camera picked up two parents and their young child arriving at the house – as instead of just taking one sweet, the parents picked up the bowl and dumped the entire contents into a large sack.
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Elizabeth wrote on her video: “It’s the adults you have to look out for when trusting Trick or Treaters.”
And the parents have already been slammed online by thousands of commenters, with many calling their actions “selfish” and “embarrassing”.
One person wrote: “These parents are entitled and embarrassing and that’s putting it nicely.”
While another added: “When anything is free, the scummiest people will take advantage.”
There were also comments from people who couldn’t believe the example the parents were setting for their child.
A person said: “Why have they got to ruin it for other people’s kids? Like really, teaching your kids selfish things.”
While another agreed, adding: “The biggest crime they committed is teaching their children to do wrong and be sneaky.”
And a shocked third person exclaimed: “It’s sad that’s the example they’re setting for their kids smack in front of their faces.”
Other commenters pointed out that not all parents are selfish, as they told stories of kind children that had been taught to share.
Someone said: “My daughter at five would stand at the end of the driveway yelling ‘The sign says take two, can you not count?’”
And another posted: “Terrible. There is hope though. I saw a video where a bowl was empty, and a kid left some of their candy behind so other kids could get some.”
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