When the Daily Mail approached a father to use footage of his children on the Mail Online website, it probably wasn’t expecting his forthright response.
With much of the country getting shut down by snowmageddon, lots of families are enjoying playtime in the flurries. Composer Nick Harvey and his two children were among them.
The worst thing about working from home is that you can never blame the weather for not being able to make it in.
The best thing about working from home is that you can always pretend you’re working, when actually… pic.twitter.com/2ZKuhevH09
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) February 27, 2018
But soon after Harvey shared the footage online, the Daily Mail came calling. And it was their turn to get shut down.
Harvey’s response soon went viral, with fellow Twitter users branding him a hero for putting the Mail in its place.
Nick Harvey you are a true hero old fella – Respect
— TimWilliamWhitwell (@TimWW1969) February 28, 2018
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