Not all humans wear capes, but not all people need a hero, either. One little girl learned a hard life lesson after waiting in the queue for a Formula 1 simulation ride. There was only one more ride left for the day. The only problem was there was a man in front of her, waiting in line. This guy could have been her hero by letting her trade places, but he decided to keep his spot and take the last ride. A video of the incident went viral, and surprisingly, the internet is on his side
A hero who teaches hard lessons
Standing in a long queue of people to go on a ride is not a new or bizarre phenomenon. Carnivals and theme parks are famous for the endless lies of people waiting for a few seconds of thrilling fun. Maybe a few minutes, depending on the ride. The same goes for a certain Formula 1 simulation ride. One can get into the driver’s seat of a car that goes nowhere, and it simulates a Formula 1 race.
One man had been waiting in the queue for a while before he got to the front. They were informed that only one ride was left for the day, and everyone else would have to return another time to get a turn. Behind the man was a little girl who was desperate for a turn. She asked him whether he would trade places, meaning he would have to give up his chance to experience the Formula 1 simulation. He chose to turn her down and posted a video about it which very quickly went viral.
As you can see, the video shows the man looking at the camera while waiting int he line for the simulation ride. Then, he pans out the camera to show the people waiting behind him. There is the little girl with her face buried in her father’s arms, presumably crying. The text overlay on the clip reads: “When they say you’re the last one to be able to ride today and you deny the little kid behind you asking to trade places.”
The video was posted by myrightmiddletoe on TikTok, and it has since gained 2.2 million likes, and there are nearly 8000 comments. Most people might assume he received a lot of flack from his viewers. However, the internet surprised everyone by siding with the man who made a little girl cry for not trading places. Even the mothers who watched the clip were on his side. One mom wrote: “As a mom of 3…love that for you 🤣🤣🤣🤣”
Another person said they would have done the same thing. “I would do the same 😂 not gonna miss out on the F1 test drive lol,” they commented. Another person wrote that the man in the clip taught her a life lesson. They said: “Gotta teach them you don’t always get what you want in life!“
Someone else pointed out the fact that the little girl might be too young for this ride. Firstly, she might not even remember the ride the way the man will because he is an adult. Secondly, she is too young to know how to drive, so the ride could have been pointless. The kid wrote: “The kid probably wouldn’t have remembered the experience, and they’re not even old enough to drive.”
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- “A Man Went Viral For Refusing To Give Up His Spot On A Ride To A Crying Child.” Scary Mommy. Kate Garrity. March 1, 2023
- “I refused to give up my place to a child after getting the last slot for an F1 simulator ride – she ‘cried’ but people say I was in the right. Daily Mail. Jessica Green. March 1, 2023.