The internet was feasting today on a heated dispute between two women and a boy who just wanted it all to end.
The Everhealth Medical & Everhealth Family clinic in Bukit Batok, where a mother was seen throwing a fit at a receptionist while her son begged them to stop, has apologized for the attention the encounter garnered in a viral video and said it would investigate further.
“We would like to apologize for causing public alarm over the Tik Tok video taken this morning outside our clinic. Please give us some time to look into the matter with the parties concerned,” the clinic wrote last night.
The now-removed TikTok, which accumulated more than 700,000 views in a day, showed the receptionist kicking a pram outside the clinic and shouting at the mother while the boy cried and pleaded for them to stop.
“Let’s stop talking!” the boy shouted.
It was not clear why they were fighting though it might have involved a medical leave issue.
“Why are you so rude to the customers, I don’t understand?” the mother said. She then threatened to call the police to which the boy replied: “No, mummy please don’t!”
Another video surfaced last night showing muted CCTV footage from inside the clinic which told a different story. The mother was caught shoving things off the reception counter before leaving as the boy gestured for them to stop.
In the TikTok, the boy also assured the receptionist that they would “clean up” his mother’s mess.
The dispute ended with both parties agreeing to send the CCTV footage to the police.
Many users pitied the boy and criticized the mother’s parenting.
“The irony where the lady is acting like a child,” Rydhwen wrote.
“She set a bad example for her son also then acted like a victim outside when somebody was recording,” Notsosupermarket wrote.
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