Amid all the frenzied stockpiling emptying our supermarket's shelves all over the world, many people are struggling to provide properly for their families.
An accident on a Texas interstate has helped open up the eyes of people up and down the country.
Keep scrolling for the full story including the devastating photographs from the scene.
Stockpiling has been one of the horrible outcomes of this pandemic.
via: Getty ImagesIt seems as though people aren't understanding that simply buying a month's worth of groceries won't help you survive compared to other normal folks who have opted not to panic buy.
And as the coronavirus continues to infect the globe...
via: Getty ImagesThe issue seems to be getting worse.
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Italy was one of the first nations to go into lockdown.
via: GettyLeaving their streets completely deserted. And despite their conditions being more serious, they have not chosen to act selfishly.
It didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettyThere have now been 199,273 more confirmed cases across the country and 4,375 deaths.
And, with all of this...Many people in the States have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
People have been urged to avoid large, crowded areas...And millions all over the world have been self-isolating at home, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid catching the virus.
But, amid all the panic and hysteria...Things have started to get ridiculous.
Many panicked shoppers have been taking to supermarkets to stockpile on supplies.
via: GettyIn apocalyptic scenes all over the world, supermarkets have been overcrowded with people frantically stocking up on soaps, sanitizers, toilet rolls, canned goods, and other non-perishable foods.
People seem to think that buying a years' worth of toilet paper will protect them from the virus...
via: GettyOh, alongside thirty cans of tomatoes. Because that makes total sense, right?
It's getting completely out of hand.People have been literally emptying supermarkets' shelves of their products, forcing large companies to put regulations in place to prevent people from buying too many things. Yeah, this is the world we're currently living in.
Some shoppers seem to forget that other people also need to buy these items...
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People with families to provide for have also been hit hard.
via: GettyMany parents have found themselves struggling to provide for their children as a result of the frenzied stockpiling.
It's one of the sadder realities of panic buying...
via: GettyThat those who need it the most are the ones who are left with nothing.
We've seen multiple instances of people left sobbing at the supermarket...
via: Getty ImagesMothers with no diapers. The elderly with no food. It just simply isn't right.
Now, an accident on the motorway has opened people's eyes.
via: YouTubeBecause of the mad rush, companies up and down the country have decided they need more products to fill their shelves.
A truck, carrying thousands of rolls of toilet paper across the country, crashed.
via: YouTubeThe eighteen-wheeler was involved in an accident on the Texas interstate and immediately burst into flames afterward, destroying the precious contents of the truck.
Thankfully no one was injured.
via: YouTubeThe driver and his pet dog were both fine, but firefighters reported that everything was up in flames when they arrived on the scene.