Rude Man Tells Mom In Restaurant To ‘Shut Her Baby Up’ And His Dad’s Response Astonishes Her

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

Lucy Hatami, a new mom from the UK, took her 8-month-old son out in public for a rare adventure in August 2016. She wanted to eat a proper meal at a restaurant, and it was one of the first times she’d made the attempt to do so with her baby boy in tow.

During her meal, the inevitable happened: Lucy’s little boy began crying and screaming at the table while other patrons were trying to eat in peace and quiet.

In the midst of her embarrassment, Lucy heard a twentysomething man sitting at a nearby table mutter, “I wish she’d shut that thing up!”

Lucy was mortified, but she wanted to say something to defend her fussy baby.

However, before she could respond to the opinionated stranger, the young man’s father stood up, spoke out, and left her stunned…

A baby crying in a public space can be a nuisance, but it can be equally frustrating (and embarrassing) for the parent.

Some establishments have gone so far as to actually ban crying babies so as not to disturb the customers!

Facebook / Lucy Hatami

Lucy Hatami, a new mom from the UK, bravely ventured out of her house with her 8-month-old son for a rare meal at a local restaurant.

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But it wasn’t long into her breakfast that Lucy’s son started getting fussy.

Like any baby would do, her boy began crying and screaming inside the restaurant.

Facebook / Lucy Hatami

Lucy was already in a panic, so you can imagine how she felt when she heard a twentysomething man at a nearby table criticizing her and her baby.

That’s when something unexpected happened…


“That moment when your [sic] in a restaurant trying to have breakfast whilst your 8-month-old son is crying and a boy (early 20s) muttering, ‘I wish she’d shut that thing up!'”

Facebook / Lucy Hatami

“Before I could even respond, his dad comes up behind him clips him round the ear and says, ‘What and you think you were perfect? You were a right little sod.'”

“Now stop being a brat, go up there and apologize to her and offer to get her breakfast as she clearly has her hands full!”


“So I got my buffet breakfast with waiter service along with a lovely coffee…”


“Thank you to that dad who even after 20 odd years still remembers the difficulty of being parents to babies!”


Lucy’s post struck a chord with thousands of mothers across the world. Her post went viral!

Sometimes, the simplest gesture can make all the difference in the world.


Bravo to the young man’s father, who knows you’re never too old for an important parental lesson in patience and respect.

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