We have seen a lot of challenges go viral online like the Try Not to Laugh Challenge, Chubby Bunny, Cinnamon Challenge, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. While there is nothing wrong in getting into the bandwagon, one should always take care and make sure that doing the challenge will not harm you or anyone around you. Just take the story of this unfortunate experience of a teenager who got injured just because of his ‘friends’ wanted to follow The Hot Water Challenge trend.
The ‘Hot Water Challenge’ recently became widespread on the internet. It is where you pour boiling water on someone who does not expect it.
15-year-old Nickolas was a victim of his so-called friends.
While he was sleeping, his friends boiled water in the microwave. They headed to Nickolas’ bedroom and poured it on him. As a result, the teenager suffered from burns.
“I felt this really bad burning on my neck and when I woke up and I started screaming and crying. It was the worst pain of my life,” the teenager told The Sun.
Furthermore, it was not the first incident that his friends intentionally burned him. Apparently, they have previously hurt him with a cigarette lighter.
“I just want them to leave me alone. They’re not my friends anymore and they’re not going to be,” Nickolas added.
As a matter of fact, many have already suffered from this insane trend. Last August, an 11-year-old burned her face after her friends threw boiling water at her direction.
Also, an 8-year-old girl from Florida unfortunately died after being subjected to a variation of The Hot Water Challenge. The young one’s cousin challenged her to consume boiling water from a straw. She accepted and accomplished the task. Unfortunately, after a few months, she lost her life due to the effects of the boiling water she consumed.
Meanwhile, the little girl’s aunt, Diane Johnson advises parents to keep their children safe.
“Parents, talk to your kids about these challenges. Don’t just give them your phone and let them go by. Watch what they are doing,” the aunt told CBS12.
Here is another person who suffered because of the challenge.
Moreover, netizens expressed their thoughts on this extreme trend.
One even suggested that those who do it to others should be punished as it could leave life-long scars.
This kind of challenge is definitely something that could lead to fatal injuries. Parents should remind their kids on its dangers and that they should not do it to others. May these kinds of incidents raise awareness among everyone.
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