Subway Worker Makes Sandwiches With Baby Strapped to Chest in Viral TikTok

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A TikTok of a Subway worker, who was seen with a baby strapped to his chest while on shift, has sparked a huge debate online…

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The TikTok video quickly went viral, gaining over 3 million views since it was posted on November 5th.

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The video is set to the song I’m A Survivor by Reba McIntyre, with the caption “Single mom thingz.”

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And the controversial clip has gained a lot of mixed responses.

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Most comments are from people who have had poor experiences with the childcare system here in America, with people sharing their own accounts of times they’ve had to take their children into work with them…

However, you might be surprised to learn that the video isn’t all that it seems, keep scrolling to watch for yourself…

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However, while it looked like the man in the video was the baby’s father, it turns out he’s actually an old colleague of the woman filming, who is the real parent of the baby.

Leslie Munoz, who once worked alongside the man filmed behind the counter at the Subway, asked him to hold her son while she ate.

“[The old co-worker] was so excited and strapped him on,” Munoz said, as per The Daily Dot.

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“He then proceed to make my sandwich, but as soon as a customer came in he was given back to me,” she added.

Despite this, it seems many TikTok users got the wrong end of the stick with Munoz’s video, with many asking her for the man’s GoFundMe, insisting “he deserves help.”

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Others commented giving their support and well wishes for the “hardworking father”…

Resulting in many conversations about single parents, child support, and the outdated policies of maternity leave here in the states.

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One comment read: “If I saw this at a local Subway, I would not be bothered. Sometimes childcare falls through.”

“Can we normalize this,” another user asked. “There shouldn’t have to be a choice between taking care of the child and making money to care for the child.”

And as it turns out, Subway doesn’t offer paid maternity leave, so it’s definitely something that needs to be brought up. Munoz, in particular, thinks it’s amazing that the “video was able to start so many conversations” about the issue.

What are your thoughts?

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