“Eat the rich,” a famed quip by social theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau, has enjoyed quite a resurgence this year, as many poor and middle-class folks struggle with the financial strain of a global pandemic, all while watching the rich prosper.
She followed up the prompt with her own story of overhearing the mother of a wealthy family saying she hated vomit so much that whenever one of her kids threw up, she would simply throw out the whole mattress and buy a new one.
TikTokers truly delivered with their responses to the prompt, with “eat the rich” stories ranging from head-turning to heartwarming.
One time, when Dani experienced an issue with her financial aid and scholarships, her friend asked why she didn’t simply get her parents to help her out with her payments.
“I said, ‘I can’t do that, my parents don’t make enough money,'” she told the friend at the time.
And … he DID IT.
“I have chills,” one user commented on the video. “She didn’t get your struggle, but knew she could help. That’s so awesome.”
When she explained she couldn’t afford to quit her job, the man apparently offered her $20,000 cash to “walk out right now,” which she readily accepted.
Kasandra says her mother used to bring her to work sometimes, where the restaurant owners, who had three sons, grew attached to her and eventually offered her mother $1 million to adopt her.
“They really wanted a girl so bad, but they could never have her,” Kasandra explained. “So … they offered my mom $1 million for me. They told her if she took the million dollars, they would raise me, they would pay off my college, I was never gonna need anything, I was gonna be well off, and that she could see me whenever she wanted.”
“Obviously, my mom never took the money,” she added.
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