Video: Son says mom has not gone out to buy pads for herself for years, it's the boys who do it
A man shared how he takes care of his mother when she is on her periods.
Instagram user Anish Bhagat shared a reel video in which he shared how he, his brother and his father treat his mother "like a queen" when she her on her periods.
"My dad introduced my brother and I to the concept of periods at the age of thirteen. He just wanted to make sure that mumma is looked after no matter what," Anish said.
They even have a WhatsApp group named 'Bhagat Men'. The group is also used when the mother is sick.
Anish said, "We actually have a group called Bhagat Men for many years which is about taking care of mumma when she is unwell or she is on her periods. So, three of us actually take turns and alternate every couple of months to get her fresh set of pads."
It was his turn recently to take the responsibility of getting sanitary pads for his mother. He thought of surprising her with a gift hamper which had chocolates, skincare products and special tea.
"So basically, in the past six years, she has never gone out to get pads for herself. It's the boys who do it," Anish said.
Anish captioned the video, "She’s treated like the QUEEN that she is. Periodt."
The Instagram reel video has gone viral, garnering over 2 million likes. Here's what netizens said:
One user said, "Your Dad is an OG!!! I need him to teach a class or have a Ted Talk! Please tell him thank you for loving his wife like this and teaching you to do the same for the people you love."
Another wrote, "This is a father who understands parenting. Boys learn to pay attention by having to by the right products. Boys learn about women and empathy and the monthly cycle. It’s wonderful."
A third user added, "Amazing! This is a perfect example of an outstanding upbringing. Period is a natural thing which should be discussed and normalized as much as pregnancy. I am happy to see some guys taking the initiative to go over and beyond - to that I am very thankful… its a good start."
Yet another commented, "Well just go head and write a manual please that needs to be a mandatory class in all schools."