We have definitely heard of instances where parents would go out of their way to provide their children with the best. Regardless of what the examples are, we all know that these parents did it out of love. And sometimes, out of desperation as well. Like this mother. Stole Food To Feed Children A 31-year-old lady was recently caught for stealing food at supermarket location at Bandar Iskandar University, Malaysia. While you may think that it was just habitual stealing, this single mother of three children stole from the supermarket as she wanted to feed her children. Her three children are aged four, six and ten. Image: Facebook (Shuk Kama) According to World of Buzz, the mother of three is currently in the midst of a divorce with her husband and is only surviving only on RM500 (~S$165) per month. This income is made impossible to survive as she has to cover the school expenses of her kids. "I Only Took Food And Items For My Children" This was her exact words when being interviewed by Sinar Harian. A social worker, Rohaidatul Asma Jusoh, has shared that she has been helping the family for the past few years. During the interview with Sinar Harian, Rohaidatul said: "Yesterday at 1pm, she sent me a text saying that she didn't have any money to buy household items, so she resorted to taking them herself.". That desperation she had. Image: Giphy It was reported that the stolen goods include home essentials, chicken bone, raw chicken and black pepper powder. Supermarket Insisted On Reporting Upon being caught, the supermarket had filed a report against the single mum. Members of the public were thinking of ways to resolve the issue without involving the police. However, the management of the supermarket had shown no leniency and insisted on filing a report. The police also confirmed the arrest of the mother and the kids are currently under the care of other family members. It was clear that the poor mum was just desperate, hence she resorted to such actions. While stealing isn't the right thing to do, I do feel that the supermarket management should have shown some empathy towards the lady. According to a colleague who's once worked in a supermarket (in Singapore, of course), once a person is caught stealing, the staff would assess the situation and decide whether or not to file a police report. There were cases whereby the staff just let the person go after knowing his or her backstory. So, to the supermarket in Malaysia: mercy, please?