A HEARTHBROKEN mum who suffered a stillbirth endures more pain after her friend allegedly asks her to give back the gifts she bought the child.
The so-called friend had no shame in requesting the gifted items back, including a blanket the grieving mum planned on burying her dead baby in.
The alleged conversation was shared online Credit: Getty – Contributor
The woman claims that her friend had bought her son Benjamin a soft fleece blanket, cuddly elephant, booties, some clothes and a singing toy for when he was born.
But tragically, she revealed he was born at just 29 weeks and didn’t survive.
Just a week after losing her baby, the woman claims she received a text message from her friend asking if Benjamin had used or touched any of the gifts she’d bought him.
She continued to say that if he hadn’t she’d like them back so that she could give them to someone else which would save a little cash over Christmas.
The supposed conversation was shared online by the grieving mum, which has since been posted on Reddit.
The mum shared a screenshot of the messages she received from her friend
After listing what her friend had supposedly bought, the mum said: “I didn’t ask for these things, as I said they were gifts.”
She shared screenshots of the apparent conversation between her and her friend – and it’s safe to say they are no longer in touch.
In the messages, the woman reached out to her grieving friend, and said: “Hey, hun just wondering if u used the bits n bobs I got for the baby?
“If not I can give them to Laura’s little one. Hope your ok and resting up hun?”
I’m not doing OK, I’m heartbroken.
Before the devastated mum even got a chance to reply, her friend sent another message saying: “Let me know hun before I buy more stuff, save a bit of money before Xmas, you know how it is
Shocked and in utter disbelief, the mother finally replies with: “I’m not doing OK, I’m heartbroken.”
She continued: “I can’t believe you’re asking me at the moment, but yes I still have the things except for the blanket, he will be buried with it because it is warm and I thought it was stunning. I mean… I hope that’s OK for you?!?”
Unfortunately, the persistent woman kept pushing explaining that she “needed to know before I spend anymore”.
The friend acted sympathetic while asking for the gifts back
Adding: “Is there a chance you have another blanky for him babe?
She quickly followed with a show of support for her grieving friend and said that she’s ‘there’ for her friend if she really needs her.
Ignoring her friend’s outrageous request, the woman followed up AGAIN, saying: “What if I popped round tomorrow? I can pick it up then babe.”
Furious, the mum hit back with: “No! Don’t come here, please. The blanket is in with Benjamin!
Is there a chance you have another blanky for him babe?
“You can have the rest (of the things) I’ll drop them off at yours, don’t even think of coming here. My husband is fuming with these messages you are sending me a week after I lose my baby.
“They’re packed in a bag… I’ll leave them at yours. The blanket is with Benjamin he is having ‘use’ out of it thank you very much.”
Rather than understand her friend’s defensive response, the woman insisted she had been patient and that she desperately needed to know for financial reasons.
Adding insult to injury, the woman even asked the mother for money to cover the cost of the blanket if she wasn’t going to return it.
The mum was outraged
Needless to say, people didn’t react to well after reading the exchange on Reddit with many labelling the friend “evil.”
“Imagine harassing a grieving mother over stuff that amounts to pocket change,” one person wrote.
“I hope the woman blocks her out of her life entirely,” wrote another. “Wow… what a garbage human.”
While some people did suggest that 2020 has been rough on people financially, few people agreed the woman had any right to make such demands.
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