A pregnant mother suffering from the effects of type 1 diabetes collapsed in a street as passersby ignored her.
Daily Mail reports, Jade Howard, 30, noticed Theresa Ale’s son, aged six, trying to help her down a busy street in Auckland, New Zealand, when she saw him stumbling and heard him say: ‘it’s all right mum, you can do it, we’re nearly there’.
But no-one was helping the type 1 diabetes sufferer who’d just collapsed – in fact, drivers in cars were sounding their horns and yelling out their windows at her and pedestrians walked past ignoring her.
According to Ms Howard, one even yelled out ‘you wasted b****’.
With a feeling something wasn’t right, she sprung into action. When she approached the pair, the boy said his mother had diabetes and needed sugar.
Ms Howard gave them lollies she had and helped them to her car before driving them home. She’d asked if the woman needed a doctor but she said she had everything she needed at her house.
The unwell woman revealed to her she’d been scared for her life.
In a Facebook post, Ms Howard wrote: ‘While driving her home she said “thank you so so much I was AFRAID for my life but no one would help me”. This broke my heart’.
‘I was holding back tears I mean, I know society is f****d but it was so disturbing to witness people from my community where I grew up and my kids are growing up just stroll/drive past a clearly struggling woman.
‘Of all these people that we share parks and pools with, sit next to at the library, stand in queue with at the supermarket, sit next to at church, whose kids go to the same school as mine, not ONE took a second to see if she was ok and offer some help…why?? This is so bewildering to me.’
Ms Howard, who admitted she’d thought Ms Ale was intoxicated at first before realising something was wrong, said she wasn’t posting about the story seeking likes or ‘to boast’, but to ask people to be a little more selfless.
‘What if it were your mum, aunt, sister or daughter!?
‘Where the f*** is the compassion these days?’
Since uploading the video it has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
Over sixteen thousand people have shared and commented on the video, congratulating Ms Howard for her actions.
Jade has since shared – The response to my video is so overwhelming. Thank you to everyone for sharing. All your kind words and blessings has me dumbfounded. I appreciate it hugely. Arohanui kia koutou xox
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