I just don't see how anyone is debating the parents' actions. What would you do if an icbm was about to vaporize your entire family?
If you are told you’re about to be hit with an ICBM, which carries a nuclear warhead, you’re going into a mode most people can’t comprehend.
In any other circumstance, this would be wrong to do.
These people literally thought they were about to all die, and as hopeless as an effort like this appears to us, it’s the best decision they could come up with other than killing themselves, which I’m glad no one did.
Imagine being woken up at 8 am on a Saturday with the news that a nuke is on the way. Not the best way to start a weekend.
Somebody fucked up bad. Made it worse that it said this is not a drill.
There is nothing fucked up about this man staying calm in what everyone believed to be an impending disaster and trying to save people.
it's like the opposite of those animal rescue gifs.
Safer than above ground I would imagine. I’d do anything to save my kids, including this if I thought it would help their chances of survival.
Now that they know it was a false alarm and everything is fine I see this conversation in the future when she’s a teen:
Kid: remember that time you threw me in the sewer?
Dad: ya. I should have left you there
This is just evidence that no matter what is happening, someone will be filming on a phone. Nuclear strike, tornado, hurricane, whatever.
I'm just waiting for the TIFU post from the guy who turned the alarm on.
My mom and step dad just landed in Hawaii last night. They were not too thrilled for their first morning in Hawaii
Why are people making fun of this guy? Assuming there’s no Nuclear Fallout Shelter, this seems like a reasonable place.
Hawaiian guy here...
I work at a 5-star resort here in Hawaii. I happened to be the point-person for my department today (which is a coffee shop). After our alarms all went off, concerned and confused, a guest looked up at me and asked, "Is this real?" My response, also slightly nervous, was, "I hope not! But, here's your latte. Have a lovely morning."
A part of me wanted to find out wtf was going on but the other part was like, *well, I still got to do my job I guess...*
In a fallout game you would be exploring the sewers and find a child's skeleton.
People need to understand how completely helpless everyone felt. I'm active duty air force and I live on Hickam. I called my leadership and asked what to do and was basically told there wasn't much I COULD do.
“It’s ok honey. There’s a clown with a balloon down there.”
Live in Honolulu. Was with my wife and toddler when the alerts went off. Only thing I could think about was keeping my son safe. We were rushing to find shelter ASAP. My wife was obviously distressed and panicked. Little one (oblivious to what was going on) kept telling her "Please be happy, Mommy.". Broke my heart.