A Mom Facing Criticism For How She Hugged Son At A Football Game

There is nothing quite like the feeling of pride that consumes a parent when their child succeeds. Whether it is the stumbling cadence of first steps or the nervous acceptance of a university degree, there are shining moments in life that just cannot compare.

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One woman has immortalized her moment, sharing it on Instagram in a short video that has downright outraged viewers.

Amber Lund, mother of teenage son Brix, is seen in the aftermath of a football game, cuddling in her son’s arms, straddling his waist with her legs. 

Mom Claims Son Picked Her Up

“This boy will forever and always have my entire heart,” Amber wrote sincerely, adding, “when I walked up to hug my baby boy after his game, he immediately picked me up and just held me. It may have been 20 seconds, 30 seconds, or a minute, I have no idea. But at this moment, time stood completely still.” 

Viewers Call It Attention Seeking

Amber, who is well-groomed with blonde hair and tight jeans, has angered viewers, many deeming her actions inappropriate. “It is attention seeking,” one commenter said.

Another reply said, “I’m a single mom and very close to my sons. I hug them in public without hesitation – but straddling them in high heels would cross a line neither of us would be comfortable with.”

Would a Dad Do the Same?

“How would you react to a dad doing this to his teenage daughter?” One response demanded, with others chiming in that a man would be put in “handcuffs” for the same thing.

Others ignored this argument, instead making assumptions about Amber herself.

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Mom’s Actions a Bit Much

“This guy’s future wife doesn’t stand a chance,” said one person, “She’s definitely wearing a white dress to his wedding when he gets older.”

The comments are buffered with thousands of likes from people who share the opinion that Amber’s actions were a bit much.

Mom Says She Did Not ‘Jump’ On Her Son

In response, Amber answered a comment angrily. “For those who clearly are disturbed and have their minds in the gutter about this video, allow me to offer some clarification.”

She continues to explain that her son picked her up, enthusing that she did not jump on him, as had been suggested in the comments.

A Good Boy and a Controversial Mother

He and I do have a close and HEALTHY relationship,” she added. “My son is a 4.0 student, an athlete, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, and has never been in trouble. Just try to get on my level as a completely single mother, I dare you.”

It May Look Different, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Wrong

Others chimed up in Amber’s defense, saying that her actions were innocent and affectionate.

“If you see something wrong with a boy wanting to pick up and hold his mom after a rather intense football game,” Amber asked, “maybe ask yourself what in the hell is wrong with you that your mind goes there.”

Viewers Say It Isn’t About Mom’s Clothing

Despite her retort, public opinion maintained its divide. People continue to express discomfort with Amber’s actions, some saying it wasn’t about her clothing but about “the fact you’re straddling a teenage boy.”

Some Commenters Understood

Amber, who left her comments open, ultimately received some support for her behavior. One woman wrote, “When one is blessed enough to have a child, hold them dear, love them unconditionally, keep them close!”

Mom Continues to Post Online

While the drama from her original post may have died down, Amber has continued to share snippets from her life on social media, including photos and videos from her son’s football games.

And though Amber herself may have moved on, her content is still rife with comments about the “hot mom” and the weird relationship with her son.

This article was produced by TPR Teaching.

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Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.

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