By Mendel T.
Dear COLlive readers,
I want to tell you a story that I saw this past week and think its very important for parents and caring adults to read.
I was in the main shul at 770 and after davening I saw a guy going over to a group of boys standing around. He was clean-shaven, eyes blocked by sunglasses and a black casket, wearing a white tshirt and tan pants with a leather backpack.
His whole demeanor was off. He started giving out ices to these kids and they were happily taking it. He was also telling them to come outside…
I walked over and asked the kids if they know the guy. They said ‘no but the ices are kosher.’
When I confronted the guy, he said he’s just giving kids ices and there is ‘nothing wrong with it.’
I told him if he wants the best for the kids, he should be teaching them not to speak to strangers. He replied, “that’s the parent’s job, not mine.”
The kids thought it was funny and he kept finding more kids to give out ices to.
When members of Shmira came, he ran out of the shul.
Parents, teach your children to be careful — even in 770. You never know what are people’s motives, cas veshalom. May Hashem protect all of our children.