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TikTok Of A Crying Mom Goes Viral As She Couldn’t Buy Diaper After People Bulk-Buy

Hoarders make other people cry. The entire world panics over coronavirus outbreak, and people are emptying supermarket shelves. These days, you can’t find any of the essentials. Hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, toilet paper, diapers… None of that.

Panic-buying makes everything worse, and some people are on the verge of a mental breakdown.

Being selfish these days is the last thing this world needs. We need to start thinking about other people. They all have needs, you know. Hopefully, this TikTok video will teach you a lesson.

Lauren Whitney, a mother of four, burst in tears in the middle of the supermarket. Poor Lauren couldn’t find any of the diapers her 18-month-old Rosalynd needs.


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This mom couldn’t believe that the Walmart aisle was empty.

In her TikTok video, the mom breaks down in tears

“So to all you crazy people buying out all the diapers, how am I supposed to,” she sobs. “How am I supposed to diaper my child, if I can’t afford to buy 20 at a time like you can?”

@browncoatbetty##thisapocalypsesucks♬ original sound – browncoatbetty

It was just a draft, but somehow, she had posted it online. She was panicking! Lauren wanted to take it down, but then realized that people need to see it.

Lauren shared another video later.

“Thank you so much to everyone that’s offered to help. We’re okay. We’re not destitute.”

The mom-of-four really hopes that her video will “bring awareness to the fact that people who go and panic-buying are causing problems to those of us who can’t afford to do that.”

It was a stupid situation, but Lauren lost it.

There were people who suggested that she uses cloth diaper. But, Lauren’s baby girl is close to being potty trained, so cloth diapers are not worth the investment at this point.

The mom returned to the supermarket, and found two size 5 packs.

@browncoatbettyTHANK YOU!!!! I mean holy moly, I did not expect that!♬ original sound – browncoatbetty

As you may be guessing, Lauren bought one, and left the other one for someone else.

The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association has an advice for all the hoarders out there. The situation can easily get out of control. We need to stop this insane practice. There are people who really need the extra hand sanitizer you just snatched.

You wouldn’t be happy to see another crying mom in front of all the empty shelves in Walmart, right?

“Hoarding and stockpiling create unnecessary gaps between the time that someone who truly needs a product can find it back on retailers’ shelves. This is particularly important for our most vulnerable neighbors — the elderly and those who are struggling with other health issues.”