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It's a given that if you see a pregnant woman on public transport, you should stand up and offer her your seat, with literally no exceptions.

However, when this heavily pregnant expectant mother got onto a bus, and a man failed to stand up to give her his seat, she responded in the best possible way.

Australian television writer Brydie Lee-Kennedy, who is living in London, found herself in an awkward situation when a man on a bus failed to remove his bag from a seat for her to sit down, despite her requests for him to do so.

So, her response?

To sit on his hand and bag.

BOOM!

She explained what happened in now viral tweet:

Well it finally happened in my 8th month of pregnancy, I just sat on a man’s hand and bag when he wouldn’t move them off the last spare seat on the bus. We’re now sharing a very quiet ride.

She then followed it up with this Hunger Games quip:

I wonder what it’s like to live somewhere with a less Hunger Games spirit on public transport

Since being posted, her tweet has received more than 17.5K likes, and many other expectant mothers have taken to the social media site to share similar public transport horror stories:

One had to deal with a man spreader.

Sometimes pregnant women are just shockingly ignored.

Don't mess with pregnant women.

This one left us speechless.

Bus driver, and elderly woman, we applaud you.

Pregnant women are literally standing for pregnant women. Come on people!

Never, ever, ask a pregnant woman to stand up for you on public transport.

HT Daily Mail

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