Man Helps Stranger In Need, Girlfriend Gets Upset

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A man helps a stranger who appears to be in distress, but upon returning home, his girlfriend is upset that he didn't call and was late. The man's girlfriend had a traumatic experience in the past and worries about him, so they agreed that he would always call if he was going to be late.

The man forgot to call and was late due to helping the stranger. His girlfriend is upset that he prioritized a stranger over her. The man asks if he is the a**hole for helping the stranger and forgetting to call his girlfriend in this situation. Read on to find out more.

Good Samaritan's actions upset girlfriend. Drama at the bar 🍻

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Good Samaritan helps stranger in need despite girlfriend's disapproval ❤️

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Good deed almost backfires, girlfriend misunderstands intentions 😅

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Late boyfriend forgets to call, girlfriend worried due to tragic event.

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Man helps stranger, girlfriend gets upset. AITA? 🤔

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Handling unsolicited advice on my relationship. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Helping a stranger or prioritizing your girlfriend? 🤔

A man's act of kindness towards a stranger has caused a rift in his relationship with his girlfriend. After a late night at work, the man in this story encountered a scared and desperate young man who needed help getting home. Despite his girlfriend's expectation that he would call her if he was going to be late, the man decided to help the stranger and was subsequently late getting home.

The girlfriend was upset that the man prioritized a stranger over her and didn't call to let her know he would be late. The man is now questioning whether he did the right thing and seeking judgment from others. Read on for the reactions from people on Reddit to this moral dilemma.

GF's extreme reaction to OP helping a stranger raises red flags 🚩

Oligocepha | Oligocepha

OP's girlfriend's unreasonable expectations lead to NTA judgement. 🤦

Portie_lover | Portie_lover

NTA for helping a stranger, but girlfriend's reaction was selfish 😒

loc_nessmonster0 | loc_nessmonster0

Defended stranger, girlfriend upset; NTA. Yikes, indeed. 🤦‍♂️

Fireneji | Fireneji

Delay happens, silent treatment never acceptable. NTA and good job!

trilliumsummer | trilliumsummer

Girlfriend upset that boyfriend prevented stranger's potential fall 🤔

your_average_plebian | your_average_plebian

NAH, Girlfriend worried about safety. OP apologized and suggested compromise.

MultiFazed | MultiFazed

Reading the signs: Redefining everyday heroism ✨


Commenter suggests girlfriend needs therapy for her issues. Replies offer empathy and support.

GodofHate | GodofHate

Kind stranger faces girlfriend's anger for helping those in need

the_last_basselope | the_last_basselope

Man prioritizes helping stranger over girlfriend, internet approves 👏

StAlvis | StAlvis

Risking assault to help a stranger, forgetting girlfriend, NTA 👍

OSUStudent272 | OSUStudent272

Being a good Samaritan doesn't make you an a**hole. 🙌

FuriousPI314 | FuriousPI314

Helping a stranger leads to girlfriend's trauma resurfacing 💔

WantToBeACyborg | WantToBeACyborg

Forgotten notification causes GF to overreact 😒👀

zippykaiyay | zippykaiyay

Man helps stranger, girlfriend worries. NAH, but communication is key.

ladyofthe_upside_dow | ladyofthe_upside_dow

Man helps prevent possible sexual assault, GF uneasy due to past trauma

Alecto53558 | Alecto53558

Unexpected good deed causes relationship tension. All's well now ✌

fabulousfantabulist | fabulousfantabulist

Protective instincts clash with past traumas, NAH resolution reached ❤️

runedued | runedued

Helping stranger in need > Being 20 mins late 🤷‍♂️

JDubbs0098 | JDubbs0098

Being late isn't always bad. NTA helps stranger in need.

Otherwise-Table1935 | Otherwise-Table1935

Being forgetful can cause trouble in a relationship 🙈

Creative-Echo-8406 | Creative-Echo-8406

Helped a stranger, upset girlfriend's trauma, NTA but be patient ❤️

puddlepiggle | puddlepiggle

Missed opportunity to help a stranger, NTA comments agree.

Dickduck21 | Dickduck21

Good Samaritan forgets girlfriend, still NTA 👍

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Kind stranger helps in danger, girlfriend overreacts. NTA 🙌

Zombiemommy1980 | Zombiemommy1980

Spontaneous good deed causes relationship trouble 💔

EffableFornent | EffableFornent

Girlfriend upset over helping stranger, commenter suggests therapy.

RoachGirl | RoachGirl

Being a good Samaritan can sometimes lead to misunderstandings 😕

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Compassionate act gets misunderstood, sub judges girlfriend harshly 😕

ObjectiveCoelacanth | ObjectiveCoelacanth

Forgotten promise leads to understandable worry, but NAH.

1980peanut | 1980peanut

Prioritizing safety over emotions: a difficult but necessary decision. ✨

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Partner upset over helping stranger, but OP not the a**hole 🤷‍♂️

hummymai | hummymai

Girlfriend upset due to trauma, commenters misunderstand her concerns. NAH.

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Helping a stranger sparks small disagreement, but worth it 🤝

HellblazerHawk | HellblazerHawk

Forgiveness wins: NTA forgets once, saves stranger, GF upset

Invisibleamber | Invisibleamber

Choosing kindness over fear: A stranger in need helped.

A-RovinIGo | A-RovinIGo

NTA for forgetting to call, but girlfriend overreacted 🙄

Snoopyla1 | Snoopyla1

Empathy and understanding go a long way in relationships. 👭

tparkozee | tparkozee

Saving a life > Answering a call. 🙌🏽

Underwater_20897477 | Underwater_20897477

A cautionary tale about helping strangers, with a tragic ending 💔

BEzzzzG | BEzzzzG

Saving a life makes you NTA, girlfriend disagrees 🙄

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Helping a stranger vs communication with girlfriend 🤔

emherrera1960 | emherrera1960

OP's girlfriend worried due to past trauma, but NAH overall ❤️

Thatanimevelvet | Thatanimevelvet

Small gesture, big impact. Don't forget to communicate with loved ones.

Comfortablynumb_10 | Comfortablynumb_10

NTA for helping a stranger, but upset girlfriend needs communication 🤔

bizianka | bizianka

Don't be an a**hole, pick up the phone 📞

barbaramillicent | barbaramillicent

Curiosity piqued: Did the girlfriend try to contact him?

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Adrenaline-fueled heroics cause girlfriend strife 😬💪🏼

tonemant | tonemant

Man helps stranger, girlfriend upset about lack of communication 🤔

Conscious-Salt-8876 | Conscious-Salt-8876

Preventing a crime and being a hero can be tricky 😅

KikkioPotPie | KikkioPotPie

Forgetting a promise, gentle YTA. Quick solution: amend agreement.

CyberneticPanda | CyberneticPanda

Empathize with scared GF, but prioritize saving a life 🙏

monmonmon77 | monmonmon77

Empathy wins, kind stranger helps someone in need 💕

Ehvyxo | Ehvyxo

Prioritizing a text over a life? NTA, girlfriend needs therapy 💬

whateverisnttaken22 | whateverisnttaken22

Forgotten girlfriend worries, man helps stranger, both are valid. 💕

TattieMafia | TattieMafia

Debate on whether helping a stranger in need is safe 🤔

Bitwix | Bitwix

Good Samaritan boyfriend helps stranger, girlfriend worried but understanding 🙌

ArgyleBarglePlaid | ArgyleBarglePlaid

Helping a stranger vs. girlfriend's worry. NAH, but communication needed.

pisceshusky | pisceshusky