A woman sparked a heated discussion on social media after revealing she refused to swap her plane seat with a child.
Dr. Sabra, who is known on TikTok under the handle of @lifewithdrsabra, recently took her viewers by surprise as she revealed that she was approached by a flight attendant during her recent trip only to be asked if she could move from her 1A first-class seat so that a child could seat with his family.
“POV: Flight agent asks me if I want to give up my 1A seat so a child sits with their family,” the woman captioned her clip in which she’s seen smiling as the audio of a person saying: “Girl, f*** them kids and f*** you too” plays in the background.
“That’s a no from me dawg. Would you have given up your seat? Also they ended up finding a solution so no, I am not a terrible human being. Also the child was like 13,” Sabra added as she defended her decision.
The clip quickly went viral and was viewed by over 5 million times. While many viewers praised the woman for standing her ground and insisting on getting the seat she paid for, others called her out for being “selfish” and not considering other people’s needs.
“Unless they upgrade me to first class I’m not moving. I paid for that seat you should have planned your trip better,” someone wrote.
“I wonder if some families actually on purpose buy the cheapest tickets, to plan to ask someone for their seat ‘I got kids, pls move,’” another said.
A third suggested: “People need to PLAN AHEAD. stop making your lack of planning everyone else’s problem.”
After the clip went viral, Dr. Sabra shared an update in which she explained it was actually not the family’s fault they were seated apart from each other.
“To clarify, the gate agent asked me, I asked to see the seat map, I didn’t like the alternative. They were kind and found a solution right away,” she added.
“The family never addressed me. I think it was even the airline’s rule, not them asking to sit together.”
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