A mother sparked a debate after sharing a photo of the vegan lunchbox she gave her son at a birthday party.
British mother Emma Lougar recently aware a tweet to X, formerly known as Twitter, showing a thoughtful vegan lunchbox made for his son at a birthday party.
The contents of the personalized meal were clearly labeled and consisted of a “vegan” chicken burger, “eggless” minis, sweet potato falafel bites, and a vegan sausage roll.
Emma, a vegan, captioned the tweet: “My son is at a birthday party and looks at this cute individual lunch box they made for him.”
She explained that she offered to provide his own food and was delighted that her son’s dietary requirements were met, but not everyone in the comments agreed.
A British mother was delighted by another parent’s generosity when they packed a custom-made vegan lunchbox just for her son, despite her offering to provide him with food.
One X user wrote: ‘How thoughtful and adorable! “They really know how to make a child feel special.”
Another added: “That’s really nice, they managed to go the extra mile and include it.”
A different user echoed the same sentiment, saying: ‘That’s great!!! It’s great to see that some people are happy to do this.
‘Maybe it’s not huge, but when they’re already doing so much, there’s definitely more work to fix this, and it’s a lot easier not to have done it. Very well done!’
Meanwhile, someone with a sweet tooth was excited to discover that vegan KitKats exist.
One was pleased that veganism had become mainstream, saying: “It’s so different now as vegan and allergies are respected.” In the 90s they treated my son like he was poison.
‘No child in his year wanted to invite him or attend his birthday. Then it was McDonalds, nightclub, local fun factory (they told him to bring his own food to one). Very well done, good to see.’
Others praised the party host’s generosity, with one saying: “This is so lovely.” And they didn’t even skimp. “It’s a real lunch that someone has thought about.”
‘When they could have accepted your offer to provide something. “It’s very good for your son that they did this.”
Emma responded: ‘I know it automatically makes me think, “This person cares about us.”‘
Most X users praised the father who made Emma’s son’s food vegan and shared their own experiences growing up in a less vegan-friendly time, although others were horrified that he was vegan at such a young age.
However, not everyone was impressed by the fact that Emma’s son followed a plant-based diet, with one story criticizing her parenting, saying: “Making a child vegan is a crime.”
And another expressed a similar sentiment, writing: ‘No, that’s really stupid. You’re supposed to eat things like pizza and ice cream at a kids’ party, not food served at a spa.
“No 6-year-old child cares about being healthy, they care about proving that things are delicious and this doesn’t seem even remotely delicious.”