Good Samaritan in Target verbal abuse video speaks out - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Good Samaritan in Target verbal abuse video speaks out

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A Connecticut woman said she was verbally attacked while nursing her baby at a department store in Torrington on Monday morning.  (WFSB) A Connecticut woman said she was verbally attacked while nursing her baby at a department store in Torrington on Monday morning. (WFSB)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Since a video taken of a woman reportedly being verbally assaulted for breastfeeding at a Target in Torrington aired on Eyewitness News, it has gotten more than 43,000 views and hundreds of comments.

Most of those comments are in support of the mom, and many cheer the Good Samaritan who came to her aid.

In the video, you see a the sleeve of a woman in a green shirt and hear her scolding a man in a blue shirt who allegedly cursed out a woman as she nursed her daughter in the food court area.

On Tuesday, Eyewitness News met with Sara Pasquariello-Pera, a mother herself, who says she could not just stand by.

"This man's attacking her. I was worried. I felt as a human being, as a mother, as a woman. I needed to go in there and make sure she was okay,” Pasquariello-Pera said.

New mom Jessie Maher has expressed her gratitude at the outpouring of support and in particular the lady in the green shirt.

“She was the lady in the green shirt. She was just yelling at the guy and protecting me,” Maher said.

The two women have now become friends on Facebook and a bond over an unfortunate incident has been formed.

In Connecticut, a woman has a right to breastfeed her baby in public. Target has reiterated its stance that nursing moms should feel welcome to breastfeed in their stores.

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