A woman has created a surprisingly huge debate on Twitter after she told a story of petty revenge on a boy who poured a cup of water over her cat for no reason and laughed about it. In the spirit of the Bible, Shannon poured a basin of water on the kid (who she thought was 10 but it actually 13) from her window, which did not initially go over well with his dad.
My 10 year old neighbour just threw a cup of water over my cat who was sitting on the fence minding his own business n laughed so I threw a basin of water over him from the window and now his dad is at my door going mental but I don’t see the problem, don’t touch my cat— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 20, 2020
The tweet blew up after being posted on Wednesday, getting over 628,000 likes and nearly 78,000 retweets in less than three days, as well as over 4,000 comments and a lot of direct messages and, unfortunately, unsolicited photos of genitalia from men.
Since that tweet I’ve had so many dm’s but the strangest thing ever is guys sending dick pics without an invitation over a tweet about my cat, wtf is wrong with people I don’t wanna see that shit— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 22, 2020
In addition to a lot of jokes, multiple debates popped up in the comments around the topics of parenting, cruelty to animals, whether a 10-year-old is old enough to understand that pouring water on a cat is uncool, and whether pouring water on him as revenge was too mean. Some parents chimed in to say that they would have taken Shannon’s side, and cat lovers widely agreed.
As a mother I have to say: if that was my kid I’d tell them they got what they deserved ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— mama yaga (@1c3B3rgMama) May 21, 2020
OMG how were you so reserved / I don’t know what I’d do if someone did that to my cat…And she likes water pic.twitter.com/eC4KaZGM8j
— Jennet Siebrits (@JennetSiebrits) May 21, 2020
If you did this to my kid I’d be at your door to thank you. Kids know better. He was being cruel and needed a dose of his own medicine. He will recover
— adrianne danielle (@adrianneViewing) May 21, 2020
Others felt that Shannon should have talked to the kid’s dad about his behavior instead of dampening the child.
I get your point but as a parent I would’ve been pissed too. If my child is doing wrong you come and talk to me about it and I will correct it.
— kilOG🀄️🔪 (@kil_og23) May 21, 2020
Its v childish how you handled it you should had told the parents first so that they could punish their own kid… Like no that wouldn’t hurt a kid but at the same time as a parent myself ID LIKE TO HANDLE MY KID because no its not right the kid did that but its also not yours
— Luna (@GhoulEmpress) May 21, 2020
People defending this clearly haven’t surrounded themselves by children and don’t understand the development they are still going through. The child is still growing and understanding consequences. How could a FULLY DEVELOPED adult act like a 10 year old who is still learning?
— Wasabi (+18) (@Wet_Wasabi) May 21, 2020
Then of course, there were all the people taking things way too far.
shouldve filled it with acid and called it an abortion
— Aeris (@AerisSpl) May 22, 2020
Being currently on the receiving end of a randy unneutered male cat camped outside the back door (our female cat booked in for the op 2 weeks time), I can honestly say water is the kindest object I can think of chucking...— DB (@DB20Something) May 22, 2020
you deserve it for letting your cat outside.
thats plain negligence.
— Gemini+Aliens (@geminithesergal) May 21, 2020
Do that to my son and I’m destroying everything of yours that’s in front of your house 🤷🏾♂️. I would have reprimanded him, had him make amends to you, and taught him a lesson. You retaliate against my child, and I retaliate against you. It’s that simple.
— Major_Neil (@Fal_Neil) May 21, 2020
Before you get pulled in to the debate, it turns out the kid’s dad was only upset because he didn’t know what his kid had done to the cat. Shannon reports that she and her neighbor are friends and they’re laughing about the whole incident now.
people r so mad over this, the kid and his dad were laughing about it today, we r friends (also might I add the dad never knew what his son done which is why he was mad to begin with) also the kid is 13 he rlly looks fkn 10 lmao— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 21, 2020
It’s incredible the small things that so many people will get angry about. Can’t we all just enjoy the photos of Shannon’s dry, happy cat?
Ofc we do daily photoshoots in this house pic.twitter.com/P2v29yBJ3N
— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 21, 2020