16/04/2014 11:07 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Bus Mum Rages After Daughter Filmed Helping Her Is Taken Into Care

A young girl who was filmed trying to help her apparently drug-affected mum on a bus has been taken into care – prompting a furious response from the mother.

The girl, aged around seven years old, was filmed by a fellow passenger helping her mother as the woman repeatedly slumped over in her chair and appeared to fall asleep, leading to speculation that she had been taking drugs.

The video went viral after it was posted online - where it has been viewed more than 1 million times - and prompted the public to call for the woman to be found and the safety of the child ensured.

The Department of Human Services in Philadelphia tracked down the mother and then took the girl away.


The action led to the mum's angry response on Facebook.

She wrote: "I f***ing hope all you skumbags out there are f***ing happy. I just lost the best thing in the world to me all because ppl think before they open there mouths."

The 26-year-old has not been charged with any criminal activity, but according to a police spokesman they are still investigating the situation and have not ruled out making an arrest.

The woman has previous convictions relating to theft, disorderly conduct and promoting prostitution whilst being in prison.