"It was ME without my wig! It was ME y’all!"
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 24, 2021. It has since been updated.
A parent can never stop worrying when their child is out of sight. When one mother got a call from her daughter's school letting her know that someone unknown person had come to pick her up, she panicked. Shanta, who goes by @heyshantaq on TikTok, revealed that the call sent shivers down her spine. The worried mother was informed by school authorities that a mysterious man was picking up her daughter every day from school.
“Saying that she had been leaving the school with a strange man every day — and it was not her dad," explained the mom in the video. She panicked, as any parent would. "I was trembling. My heart was beating outside of my chest," she added, mentioning that she'd informed the school to alert her if something like this ever happened.
"I’ve always made it a point to tell the school that if my daughter leaves with someone outside of ourselves, that they need to contact us immediately," she said. She wanted to know who it was and asked the school authorities if they knew anything. They described the stranger to her. “He was tall, stubby, looked like he was out of shape, his hair was fragile, he had a light mustache,” she recalled them telling her.
"I asked them did they have any proof. They sent over a photo. My heart started beating. I started whimpering. I was shocked." Thing is, the man in the photo was someone she knew—a bit too well, in fact.
"It was ME without my wig! It was ME y’all!" she exclaims in the video, which has since gone viral. Though the video started off on a rather grave note, no one knew it would end this way!
The comments reflect how others were all on the edge of their seats, thanks to this mom's amazing narration. "I went from concerned to dead in 10 seconds,” commented one person, while another wrote, “The way my hand clapped over my mouth I’m dead.”
One person wrote, "This is why they don't want you on your phone while driving.. almost drove off the road cause I was crying laughing! Another person joked, “I was ready to send out an Amber Alert.”
Not everyone would have the confidence to narrate the story they experienced the way Shanta did, and honestly, we're just all glad that her daughter is safe and sound!
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@heyshantaq