- A woman has asked for the gift she gave her friend during a baby shower to be returned
- She noted that although her demand sounded awful, the gift to her friend was of no use since she had lost her unborn child
- Livid netizens told the woman off, saying she should have empathy for the grieving woman and her family
A woman has sparked online outrage after demanding the return of a baby shower gift from her friend who recently suffered a miscarriage.
Lack of empathy
The incident has garnered significant attention on social media, with netizens expressing their disbelief and outrage at the woman's insensitivity and lack of empathy.
According to New York Post, the woman, who sought anonymity, said her husband spent KSh 55,000 (N183k) on the gift.
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She argued that the miscarriage had rendered the gift useless, and she should be able to retrieve it for her benefit.
"Asking her to pay us back for it also seems very cruel. My husband and I are also decently high earners, but KSh 55,000 is still a lot of money. It’s one thing if she’s able to get a few years of use out of the item. That’s money well spent. But if it’s going to sit in a box in her attic for years… that’s where we are getting stuck."
Social media reactions to the woman's request
"Better to just treat it like a regular gift and not think about it as a waste."
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"I wasn’t aware people actively took away gifts after losses to make it extra hard for their friends."
"Only heartless AH demands a gift back. You are kind to give a pick-me-up gift. What my ex SIL really appreciated after her miscarriage was when a couple of friends came over with a bunch of heat and eat meals, cleaned her house and did her laundry."
Pregnant woman chases guests out of baby shower over gifts
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a pregnant woman had chased guests out of her baby shower over gifts
In a video that made the rounds online, the expectant mother asked those who didn't come along with a gift to leave her occasion.
She stood beside her husband and a family friend to make the announcement. According to the woman, some guests attended her wedding without bringing gifts, and she didn't want to repeat such an incident.