If Hell were a real place, there would probably be a special extra Hellish corner there for people like this.
While exact details are sparse as far as our Internet research has turned up, there’s a gif making the rounds on the Japanese Interwebs depicting a woman mercilessly wresting a foul ball from the hands of a small boy who will likely never know happiness again because of the woman’s selfish actions.
Join us after the jump to feel that little bit worse about humanity.
In the .gif, which appears to have been originally taken at a Yokohama Bay Stars game (judging by the jerseys fans are wearing), we see a player generously pass a foul ball off to a group of young fans. The eldest and most stoked-looking of the three young fans appears to have a pretty good grip on the ball and looks about to become the ball’s proud new owner when an apparently random woman comes from behind, physically prying the kid’s fingers off the ball and forever destroying his every hope and dream before turning around to gesture in a celebratory manner to the indifferent adults behind her.
Now, I guess it’s important to note we don’t know the full context of this incident. The woman could very well be this kid’s own mother, who in her excitement and pride for her child simply got caught up in the moment and did something that obviously looks very, very bad as caught on camera. She is the only adult in a massive group of otherwise unsupervised children, after all, so the odds of her being someone’s guardian are pretty high.
Of course, it is also entirely possible that this woman is simply a tremendously mean person who deliberately stole an important prize from this kid’s very hands, single-handedly proving that humanity is doomed forever.
Source: Hamster Sokuhou