In a shameful incident, a mother along with her infant son was thrown out of a restaurant. The incident took place at Greek Islands Restaurant in Anacortes, Washington.
As per reports, the owner of the restaurant asked the woman to leave the restaurant and also told her to ‘never come back’. The reason behind this indecent behavior of the owner was that the woman was breastfeeding her newborn baby.
The woman named Ruby Meeden and her husband Aaron had planned to meet up with their family for dinner along with their newborn baby Rhett.
While waiting for the family members to come, Rhett got hungry and Ruby started breastfeeding her son inside the restaurant, KOMO News reported.
She told the outlet, “I made sure to get a good latch before we went in, and then I covered him and everything and we sat facing the wall.”
However, the owner approached her and told her family to leave the restaurant without giving any reason and also told them to never come back.
After this shameful incident, Aaron wrote a bad review about the restaurant online. He wrote, “My wife feels horrible and ashamed. I won’t be going back and I hope this actually makes a difference.”
On this review, the owner replied and called his wife an ‘animal’ and his infant son a ‘brat’, and wrote, ” “Don’t come to my restaurant to breastfeed your baby.”
After this incident went viral on social media, a group of angry mothers gathered outside the restaurant and protested against the owner.
One of the protesters said that the owner has to answer for his behavior because it’s illegal to kick a woman out for breastfeeding.
‘It’s unlawful for someone to request that you stop breastfeeding, cover your child, move to a different area, or leave,’ according to the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington.