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Standing Ovation For This Teenager Who Saved A Little Girl From A Drunken Pervert While At Target

Love this. Kid just gets it. It takes some serious balls to stand up to a stranger, let alone a drunken pervert, but this kid crushed it. There are a million ways this could have gone wrong, but young Cameron Cook looked all of those possibilities square in the face and said ‘f*ck you, I’m doing the right thing.’

Via CBS:

The South End teen and his mom were doing some shopping at the South Bay Plaza Target when something odd caught his eye–a man with what he describes as a demonic look on his face.

“I seen the guy grabbing himself, and my mom goes, ‘Cam let’s go, keep walking,’ I was like, no, something’s going on.”

The 17-year-old noticed that man fixated on a young girl pushing a shopping cart.

“I was close enough that I could smell the liquor coming from his mouth,” said Cameron’s mother, Heather Cook. “It was horrible.”

But it got worse when the man thrust himself up against the somewhat startled youngster, prompting Cameron to step in.

“So I went up to him, I was like, ‘Excuse me sir, do you know her?’ And then the first thing he said was, ‘I’m not a pervert, I’m not a pervert.’ I was like, I didn’t ask you that sir,” said Cameron.

Weak AF move by the mother being in the bathroom without her daughter. A+ move by Cameron, F- move by the parents. I mean, shit, good lord lady, you don’t let your small child wander around a department store by themselves. That’s day one shit right there. That’s basic parenting shit right there. Get it together, lady.

[h/t CBS]

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