Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

When Her Children Had Tantrums In The Store, A Stranger Stepped In And Solved The Problem.

Public Meltdowns Are No Fun

Public Meltdowns Are No Fun

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If you have kids, then you probably know how difficult it can be to bring them to the store. They tend to get overwhelmed by all of the external stimulation - the people, smells, sounds, and the lights. They can certainly become excited when they see all of the toys and candy. Throw in some teething or needing a nap and what you've got is the perfect recipe for a public meltdown. Like so many parents, Rebecca Paterson learned this while on a shopping trip at Target.

The Meltdown Begins

The Meltdown Begins

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Rebecca was shopping at Target with her sons, two-month old Aiden and two-year-old Jacob, when they both started throwing a temper tantrum. We give credit to her for bringing them both to the store with her in the first place. She probably needed some wine in that cart. Rebecca was beginning to put all of her groceries back on the shelf, in an attempt to get out of the store as soon as possible, when a stranger, and a mother of two, as well, decided to step in.

A Helpful Hand

A Helpful Hand

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The stranger was Tiffany Jones-Guillory, and as she walked up to Rebecca, she offered to hold Jacob and walk around with Rebecca so she could finish grocery shopping. Jacob was still freaking out a little bit, so in order to try to calm him down, Tiffany pulled out her cell phone to distract him with pictures of her own kids. Rebecca couldn't believe what was going on, so she took out her own phone to take a picture that soon went viral.

Kindness Goes A Long Way

Kindness Goes A Long Way

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“She walked with me while I got the essentials needed for the day and kept hold of my toddler while he calmed down. She saved me today moms! I am so sleep deprived and was running on empty. A little kindness and understanding goes a long way," said Rebecca. Imagine how exhausted she must have been after all of that. And not to mention all of the nasty looks she was probably getting from the other shoppers, well except for Tiffany.

A Little Compassion

A Little Compassion

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“I know how it is. I've been there. I have two kids, it's frustrating, and that baby is two months. You have hormones going…and people are looking at you crazy, and I just wanted to help. God sent me there to help her," explained Tiffany. It makes you think about all of the times you've seen a child flipping out and you asked yourself why their parent wasn't doing anything for them. They're probably doing the best that they can and just need people to be a little more understanding. Another mom urges people to have a little compassion when they see something like this happening.

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