Many people are calling for an Oklahoma day care to be shut down after pictures of a boy’s severely sunburned and blistered back went viral on Facebook.
Happiness Day Care in Vinita is accused of leaving two boys -- one of whom is a redhead -- out in the hot sun all day without shade or sunscreen. The boys’ aunt, Amanda Harvey, posted photos of the alleged result on Facebook, and the post quickly went viral, Inquisitr reported.
“This is my nephew,” Harvey wrote. “He and his brother was left outside FRIDAY at HAPPINESS DAY CARE IN VINITA. No sunscreen. They are in so much pain.
“The eldest is a red head [sic],” she continued. “Please follow up with this! Thank you.please share let this get out so the news takes this story and helps them babies. One is 7 the other is 5.”
The post was shared more than 24,000 times and received more than 2,700 comments, most from people expressing their outrage with the day care.
“Happiness day care is about to get sued!!” wrote one user. “If this was my child I would file a lawsuit against this daycare.”
“Prayers for your nephews!!” wrote another. “This is just neglect and the Day Care Center needs to be shut down!!!”
Harvey recently provided an update on the condition of her nephews.
“UPDATE:!!!!! THE BOYS AND THEIR MOTHER ARE BEING LIF [sic] FLIGHTED TO SHRINERS IN TEXAS,” Harvey explained. “HILL CREST HOSPITAL REFERRED THEM. (Please) KEEP PRAYERS GOING FOR MY NEPHEWS AND THEIR MOM.”
It is unknown at this time if any action has been taken against the day care or if police are investigating.