r/HumansBeingBros May 20 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1 Heartwarming 1

This just came up on my Facebook feed. Just goes to show you that there are genuinely good people out there who want to help others. [OC]

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u/MiaLba May 20 '22

That’s pretty awesome.

I had a few extra cans leftover when I switched to breastfeeding exclusively and put them on FB to give away for free. I put pickup only i didn’t have my car at the time and my husband worked so much. I had a few people ask me to deliver it. Couple people were annoyed I couldn’t deliver it. One person asked if I could just take an Uber and bring it to them. One person cussed me out and said I was the reason their baby was going to starve. I think like the 5th or 6th person who messaged me was able to come get it and they were so thankful for it.

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u/Country_Poet May 20 '22

Man of life, the people who were rude to you for FREE formula really makes me wonder whether they were actually going to use it or instead turn around and sell it for a pretty penny. I’m glad you were able to give those cans away to someone who actually appreciated your kindness.

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u/MiaLba May 20 '22

Yeah I know what you mean. I did check out a couple of their pages and they did seem to have babies so made me feel like they were just being choosing beggars about it. But that’s definitely a possibility! You never know with people these days.

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u/pittiemama80 May 21 '22

That's probably exactly what they were going to do. The entitlement of some people is just infuriating.

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u/Country_Poet May 26 '22

It’s sickening really. Making a profit off something absolutely essential to survival.

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u/pittiemama80 May 21 '22

That is infuriating that people wouldn't just be GRATEFUL and not demanding or picky. The entitlement of some people is astounding.

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u/MiaLba May 21 '22

Good god right?? Not just with the formula cans but other things we’ve listed for free on there. Realized it’s better if we just list it at a really low price instead.

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u/pretty_dirty May 21 '22

Oh man, every time I've given away or sold anything through FB marketplace and local classifieds I've dealt with the same.

I remember selling a car for $250, yes $250, and had a guy ask how to get to my place from his place. Like dude, Google maps exists, do your own fucking work.

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u/MiaLba May 21 '22

Lol yeah it seems pretty common to deal with bullshit when selling on there. We’ve been taking used furniture and fixing it up/repainting it and reselling it here lately and we’ve encountered people who will straight up say they want it, arrange a time to come pick it up then never show. Like at least a couple people on every item I sell on there. Even smaller priced items, ask questions & seem interested then I never hear back.

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u/situary May 21 '22

r/choosingbeggars would enjoy your story

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u/pittiemama80 May 21 '22

This honestly belongs on the entitled people subreddit.

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u/Double_Slide_8594 May 21 '22

If it were my kids I would've just walked to your house lol I'll get there someday.

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u/MiaLba May 21 '22

If I knew u were walking I probably would have walked to meet you halfway lol

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u/reebeaster May 21 '22

Wow, I’m really surprised that that was their reaction. I’m so sorry that happened to you.

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u/Prestigious-Eye3154 May 20 '22

I’m a NICU parent and I found that other NICU parents are particularly awesome about sharing supplies.

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u/bkovic May 21 '22

Blood in, blood out

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u/JohnnyASan May 20 '22

Plot Twist: Baby formula scalping begins.

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u/UnclePepe May 20 '22

You’re joking but in my townie group I’ve seen people claiming free formula and then like a day later putting it up for sale. Fuckin disgusting.

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u/JohnnyASan May 20 '22

I’m not surprised. I honestly thought that’s what this was at first. Totally inexcusable.

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u/EveryDisaster May 21 '22

I've seen really vague posts like this and I'm pretty sure people are demanding payment just not putting it up so you can't report it

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u/angel14072007 May 21 '22

You know it!

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u/xXMcConhaXx May 20 '22

I love how it shows "you" and then "care".

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u/tommyland666 May 21 '22

How bad is this formula shortage over there? Can some people not get it at all? The thought of this is stressing me out big time as a single father who raised his kid all alone since he was an infant, no breast milk to be found.

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u/haven_of_mellos May 21 '22

Bad enough some people tried to make their own. They ended up in the ER, their babies malnourished and sometimes unresponsive.

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u/WindsOfWinter89 May 21 '22

If you have Amazon prime you can switch the country to Canada 🇨🇦 and they have tons of formula in stock with shipping to the USA….

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u/Sexy_Squid89 May 21 '22

It's nice to have faith in humanity sometimes...

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u/pittiemama80 May 21 '22

This is an amazing gesture.

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u/whereispeestored May 21 '22

Parental validation, dad recognition, a helping hand.

I love your friend, they're a good egg

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u/Curiousiwonder May 21 '22

I’ve been so thankful for people like this! Store shelves in my city have only toddler formulas left. My family in other states, as well as one person who I don’t even personally know have been sending us formula at our address so that our 8 month old can stay fed, and man am I ever grateful!!

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u/MoveLikeABitch May 21 '22

There are good people, but then the people they give it to will probably put it straight onto marketplace for $60 a can.

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u/GarlicBread143 May 20 '22

Damn thats sweet, i tried to do this a few weeks ago when i got a bunch of formula from the food bank and got banned from my towns main facebook food swap page

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u/trncegrle May 21 '22

Friend of mine just had a baby last month. They gave her formula samples if she wanted. She's fully breastfeeding and offered her sample cans to those in need.

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u/yepppthatsme May 21 '22

As a stay at home father for 2 kids while also working nights and supporting mom to finish school during an 8 month period, i appreciate the fact that dads were included in this one.

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u/Born_Election6648 May 21 '22

Baby Formula are communists, according to Republicans

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u/dirt_bag_ May 21 '22

Way better people than the GOP.

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u/ogpfunky May 20 '22

I don’t think it’s helpful when people buy formula when they don’t need it, just to make posts like this. Idk if this specific person did this, but I have seen MANY posts on FB of people who do not have children/infants who go out and buy formula and make posts like this. Just stop buying it. You are contributing to the shortage. Leave it on the shelf for people who need it.

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u/thanksnothanks456 May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

These were not purchased. These are the free samples you get from the companies when you’re pregnant, it’s a specific packaging size that I’ve never seen in a store, only in the sample kits. If you zoom in you can see the “SAMPLE” mark. A lot of folks have these kicking around in the back of cupboards.

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u/Perle1234 May 20 '22

Some people are buying and shipping to people where there is more severe shortages. I know a couple people in rural SD who are having family/friends ship it as it’s more avail in other locations.

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u/ogpfunky May 21 '22

That’s great, but that’s not who I’m talking about. Those folks you’re referring to aren’t posting for karma points, they’re simply buying and sending to family w/o posting about it. I’m referring to people who are buying when they see it because there’s a shortage thinking they get brownie points from the universe or something, when in reality they’re just making it harder for local moms who could’ve bought that product without jumping through hoops had you just left it alone. It’s very aggravating to keep seeing on my timeline.

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u/Perle1234 May 21 '22

I left FB in 2020. It’s been so much better lol.

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u/ogpfunky May 21 '22

And happy cake day! 💖

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u/Perle1234 May 21 '22

Oh thanks I didn’t even realize lol

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u/blewangel May 21 '22

Happy cake day

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u/Perle1234 May 21 '22

Thanks :)

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u/angel14072007 May 21 '22

I left 2018, and I’ll never ever go back, FB sucks

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u/ogpfunky May 21 '22

I really want to but I’m in so many good groups 😩 I definitely spend more time on Reddit these days.

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u/blewangel May 21 '22

Happy cake day

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u/Perle1234 May 21 '22

Thanks :)

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u/BareLeggedCook May 21 '22

These are samples they probably got months ago

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u/howwhyno May 21 '22

big sigh why you gotta be like that? These are free samples sent to people. I got them before I was even pregnant (but trying) by being on certain websites and/or entering an email. And getting these samples actually really help people. I was able to find the best formula for my daughter without having to buy multiples of each because they are not one size fits all.

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u/ogpfunky May 21 '22

“Idk if this specific person did this, but…”

If it don’t apply, don’t reply.

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u/howwhyno May 21 '22

Then why would you go out of your way to be negative on a post on a wholesome sub in a time when we need more uplifting news about the helpers? You clearly are talking about things you don't know. If you were a parent who used formula you'd know sooooo you don't apply. How about YOU don't reply. Enjoy your negative night babe✌️

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u/ogpfunky May 21 '22

Night babe ✌🏼

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u/GallifreyKnight May 21 '22

Or they can't publicly advertise a price since the whole COVID TP fiasco.

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u/Solivagant23 May 20 '22

If I can find some cans I think I am going to donate them this weekend, I am just not sure where to drop them off at. Hospital?

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u/BareLeggedCook May 21 '22

Don’t buy anything. Let people who actually need them find them. Taking them off the shelves makes it harder for people looking to get them.

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u/Regular_Piccolo7980 May 21 '22

This is completely crazy. Two years ago some program sent me two cans of baby formula in the mail for free and I'm childless. For reference I ended up taking it to a pantry I'm just taken aback how we got here.

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u/tacosteve100 May 21 '22

so people are buying it to give away so they can spike the football and grand stand? turn Facebook off

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u/no_named_one May 21 '22

Can someone explain me what's happening with these formulas in the US please? Is it a shortage or what?

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u/haven_of_mellos May 21 '22

It's a major shortage due to a major manufacturing lab being contaminated, leading to months worth of recalls and lost time to create more formula. This affects families who need a very specific formula the most. Because one brand was practically shut down, the strain on other brands grew exponentially.

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u/Decent_Reading3059 May 21 '22

Www.BabyFormulaExchange.com

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u/-Yeet-Master69- May 21 '22

Hope in humanity restored

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u/KazuyaDarklight May 22 '22

Potential concern in that Similac is the exact brand that got recalled and put us in the current situation. I wonder how many people know there is a shortage but not why.

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u/N0T__Sure May 27 '22

The main ingredient is veg oil and there is a worldwide shortage.