The moment you become a parent, you become a protective bear on the lookout for anyone and everyone who would even think about hurting your kids. That goes double when it’s a stranger in public who would dare say something to your daughter, or look at her wrong, or be everything that’s wrong with the world.
Thankfully, one of the great things about of the internet is that you can shame jerks for treating your babies wrong and everyone gives you a round of applause.
“A glance is one thing, but an obvious stare is another,” Julia said, and when the man deliberately stared at her behind, her mother started with “excuse me, sir, that’s my daughter you’re looking at.”
The man tried to dismiss the mother with a “mind your own business, lady,” like he’d never actually met a mother before in his life. In fact, he doubled down, following the women like a creeper through the store.
That was when Julia’s mother, Stephanie Ibarrondo, had enough – and Julia’s cousin started filming.
“You dirty old man, stop staring at my f***ing daughter’s a**,” says Ibarrondo as the video starts. “Get away from me! Now you’re bothering me and harassing me.”
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The man, who doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together, spits out “dress like a w****, you should look at a w****.”
Which…not only doesn’t make sense grammatically but also Julia was wearing sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt. Not that it should matter, at all, what someone is wearing, but I’m just saying.
The man was escorted out of the store after employees realized what was happening, and assured the women that they watched him leave. As a mother, you feel like you have to stand up for your child, but also, these days you fear what might happen if they lie in wait for you later.
As for Julia, she’s come out of the whole thing unscathed, and proud of her mother.
“She has raised me to be a stronger woman, so I’m able to teach my kids one day how to be strong as well. She has taught me that no matter what happens, it’s always important to stand up for yourself.”
A lesson for all of us, even the loser guy who couldn’t seem to slink away with his tail between his legs.