Watch This Man Stand Up For A Young Girl Being Harassed For Selling Candy

Credit: Andrea Lizarraga / Viralhog / YouTube

Not all heroes wear capes.

A Target shopper in Rowland Heights, Calif., was in for a surprise when she was leaving the store and witnessed an older woman berating a young girl trying to sell some candy. “She comes up to the little kid and is like, ‘Where is your license? Have you asked permission to be here,'” Andy Lizarraga, who captured video of the exchange, told CBS Los Angeles. “And then the kid is like, ‘No, I’m just selling candy. I’m trying to make some money.'”

That’s when a man, identified as Jay Lopez by CBS Los Angeles, walked up and took up for the child, who was in tears after the woman harassed her. Rather than going after the woman for confronting a young child trying to make some money, Lopez decided to just buy all the candy and give it to fellow shoppers. “She continued to yell at her and scream at her and tell her if she didn’t have a permit, that she was going to go to jail, that sheriffs were on their way,” Lopez told CBS Los Angeles.

Lizarraga posted the video to Facebook, where it promptly went viral.

Commenters on the viral video are praising Lopez’s quick action to help the child.

Credit: Andy Lizarraga / Alexa-Jade Cruz / Facebook

And people are NOT having it with the woman’s reaction.

Credit: Andy Lizarraga / Jorge Marquez / Facebook

Just goes to show that you should always be careful how you act in public because cellphones capture everything.

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