A WOMAN was seen struggling with a gas pump in a viral TikTok this week as it quickly shot out gas.
As gas prices all across the country surge, people are criticizing the original poster for not doing anything to help.
A video went viral of a woman struggling with a gas pump as it spews out gasolineCredit: TikTok
Many people criticized the original poser for allegedly not stopping to help the womanCredit: TikTok
The video was posted on February 16 and has gained over a 5.5million views and nearly 150,000 likes.
In the video, a visibly distressed woman is seen yelling and looking for help as the gas pump she’s using spews gasoline all over the floor.
“Somebody better save her but it ain’t gonna be me,” read the video’s overlay text but user @big_beardd.
Since then, some commenters believed the TikToker’s decision to film the woman and not help her was mean.
“Why wouldn’t you at least try to help her?” wrote one user. “This makes me so sad. She looks embarrassed & helps, but at least you got likes on social media, right?”
“Is helping each other a dying art?” wrote another.
Another person said if they were in the woman’s shoes, they’d point the hose at the person taking the video.
However, @big_beard said that the video was “a joke” while responding to comments.
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Another topic of discussion was how expensive all that wasted gas must have been. Prices are at record highs, in part, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“She is never gonna financially recover from this,” said one user.
Yet, another one said that the gas station likely wouldn’t charge her as the owners would be more worried about a lawsuit.
The video comes as the US is facing record gas prices due to the gas shortage partially due to the Russian invasion of UkraineCredit: TikTok
The poster said that the video was ‘a joke,’Credit: TikTok
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