Dad Leaves His Kids in Coach While He and His Wife Fly in First Class | “I’ll Be Damned if I Spoil My Kids”
A wealthy father decided to not give his kids the luxury that he can afford, all the time. A father of three, Samuel Leeds took to TikTok to post a video shot on an airplane. The camera follows Leeds all the way through the plane to first class where he is seen joining his wife who is also his business partner for wine and dinner.
“Don’t worry, they sat with their nanny," he wrote in the caption. "Rich people, don't spoil your kids," said Leeds in a video voice-over. "Walking past business class because I earned it ... agree or disagree?" It seems Samuel Leeds believes in tough love for his kids. We wonder how the kids react to their dad's decision especially if their friends' parents do not believe in the same kind of treatment for their kids. We hope these kids don't grow up feeling jealous of their rich friends' vacations! Leed's followers mostly wrote things in his favor, "Your hard-earned money, not theirs," someone wrote. Per TODAY, Leeds believes that a self-sufficient lifestyle benefits children when they're older. "What happens when their friends say, 'Hey, should we go skiing (in) Canada?' And they can't afford to go first (class) but they're used to going first (class)?" he said in the video. "They'll be ruined, they'll be spoiled. I'll be damned if I spoil my kids."
He also said that he wants them to understand the value of money. He said that he always reminds his kids that the house they live in is a reality because their father worked very hard for it. He said that they need to realize sooner than later that living in a mansion and flying first class is not normal. He also tells TODAY, "It's OK to have the luxury as long as you understand where it came from when you understand the process of how to get it," he added. "And money doesn't make you happy, particularly when you inherit it and have it given to you on a plate." He also said that he will be giving his children a shot at the family business given they start from the bottom and work their way up. He mentioned how he loves his kids "to bits" but wants them to go through the same process as everybody does.
People in the comment section were quick to respond in the most hilarious ways possible, one user wrote. "You’re rich enough for a nanny, they’re already spoiled" another user simply wrote, "Fair play." A user pointed out that "Kid should be buckled, other than that who cares… they do not need the extra room anyway." TODAY reached out to Leeds but he refused to comment and his team directed the outlet to a response video shared on Instagram, responding to "recent attacks on my parenting."