Verbal abuse is sometimes discounted and overlooked when in reality, it can be just as damaging as physical abuse.
When someone is being physically abused, one would assume, that someone would step in to help. But why is it any different if the apparent abuse is verbal?
The ‘mind your own business’ thought might pop into your head, but if someone’s being verbally abused in public, can you imagine what goes on at home?
The fact of the matter is that abuse is abuse, no matter what form, and it’s never okay.
When the popular show What Would You Do decided to shed light on this topic, they found a teen with a heart of gold and a brain-wise beyond her years.
As the two actors stage a fight, the man becomes very loud, derogatory and abusive. But, everyone keeps walking. Everyone but Martina.
Martina is only 19-years-old and still showed more compassion, and strength, than every other person in the store.
She takes this woman out of the situation and comforts her, she asks if she’s okay, and literally stands in between her and her abusive boyfriend.
When she finds out that it’s all actors, herself and the pretended victim get emotional.
It’s absolutely amazing what she did for that woman, and she deserves to be noticed for it!