‘Sexy lady. Hey, sexy lady!’ An older man yelled loudly on my usual running path. He lashed out.’: Woman ‘touched’ after little boy steps up to street harasser, ‘thank you to the parents raising the next generation to be brave’

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“I was on my usual running path when I heard an older man yelling loudly enough for me to hear through my headphones.

‘Sexy lady. Hey hey hey, sexy lady!’

He kept screaming it and I decided to just ignore him and keep running.

This ignoring seemed to really annoy him, so he lashed out and said, ‘Eff you, dumb b****!’

Now, let’s keep in mind he was well-dressed and appeared to be on his lunch break from an office job.

That was my trigger point.

The B word.

I ripped off my headphones prepared to stand up for myself when this little boy who was walking alongside his mother and little sister in a stroller looked at the guy.

He said, ‘Hey. That is not nice to say to her an she didn’t like you yelling at her. You shouldn’t do that because she is a nice girl and I don’t let anyone say mean things to people. She’s a girl like my sister and I will protect her.’

The man was immediately embarrassed and started gathering his lunch to leave.

I asked the mother if I could hug the little boy (his name is James) and I told him how grateful I was for him.

He just shrugged and said, ‘Well, I just wanted to make sure your heart was okay.’

According to his mother, this is a typical day in the life of James.

Thank you so much to the mothers and fathers who are raising the next generation to be brave and courageous, and to be little earth angels for all.

I am so touched.”

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