This mother stopped shopping to breastfeed at a Target in Connecticut, minding her own business and feeding her hungry baby. When a man in a nearby food line called her a “whore” and then started loudly harassing her, bystanders and Target employees quickly came to her rescue. Watch the video below to see this sad situation and the kind people who stepped in to help.

Breastfeeding in public has been a hot-button issue for the last few years. Some people think it’s inappropriate for a mother to bear her breast to feed, while others view it as a natural thing that has to happen – babies have to eat, too, and sometimes babies don’t get hungry at the most convenient times.

But, no matter how you feel on the topic, it is never acceptable to yell and degrade someone in public. The fact that this man went so far as to call this MOTHER FEEDING HER CHILD a whore, then to verbally abuse her and even demand a refund from the in-store restaurant is terrible.

As one of the bystanders said, “If he doesn’t like it, he can leave.” Also, if you don’t have anything nice to say…I’m just saying.

It’s really fantastic that these people stepped up to defend this taken-aback mother, who was probably embarrassed and concerned for her child’s safety. They truly redeemed what otherwise was a terribly mean situation, one which we hope to never witness ourselves.