Internet Slams Woman for Kicking Son Out After Engagement Announcement

In a new post that has gone viral, the internet slammed a mother who kicked her son out of the house after he announced he was marrying his late friend's girlfriend.

Posted to the infamous Reddit forum, "AmITheA**hole," the original poster (OP) used the throwaway account u/throwra5-engagement to submit her story. The Reddit thread already has 7,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, over 38,000 Americans people die in a car accident every year, whereas another 4.4 million people are injured in one. The Redditor explained that her 24-year-old son Adam's best friend Carlos tragically died in a car accident a few years back. The duo were extremely close and had been friends of the family for a while. She admitted that the loss was hard for the family.

Carlos had a girlfriend and a 4-year-old son and Adam helped them throughout the loss. During that time, Adam got a new job so it was rare to see him. Once he began visiting family, Adam's parents noticed that he had changed for the better and wasn't as devastated by the loss of Carlos as he once was. According to the OP, Adam then went to visit family with Carlos' girlfriend and son.

She wrote: "We had dinner and then he all of a sudden he told us that he and Carlos's girlfriend have started dating and announced their engagement there. I was in shock, I didn't expect this at all. I didn't know what to say but I felt upset and shocked mostly."

She was concerned that this could cause conflict between the families which broke out into a heated conversation.

"He went on about how I upset his fiancee and that I should be supporting him but I said that he should've told me, and that he shouldn't have got together with his best friend's partner and perhaps use her grief to get her to date him, he acted shocked and called me unbelievable that's when I asked him to leave my house," she wrote.

She revealed that Adam has not contacted them since the incident while admitting what they did was "messed up" and that she "needed time" over before speaking to him.

Reddit users were quick to comment, slamming the Redditor.

"It's been 2 years. The gf is allowed to move on and find love again. I'm sure they grew closer in supporting each other, so this is unsurprising. Intimacy is not predatory," u/EwokCafe said, receiving the top comment with over 15,000 upvotes.

They continued: "You accused your son of being manipulative and predatory without cause. You also made it seem shameful that she's moving on and not starting permanently a grieving widow, which I'm sure she's had to work through the emotions of already on her own. You behaved very badly to both of them."

"YTA. Ma'am, Carlos is dead. If your son and his fiancee found comfort together after his passing, that's fine and dandy. Pretty s****y to accuse him of taking advantage of her," u/EntireBroccoli9631 wrote.

U/AppleThrower5000 weighed in saying, "This is an easy YTA. Carlos is dead, it's not like your son and the gf are cheating on him. They probably both bonded through the grief of losing him. Is she supposed to stay single forever?"

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The internet slammed a woman for kicking out her son after he announced he was getting married to his late best friend's girlfriend. sswartz/iStock / Getty Images Plus