Mother in tears after child's 'nightmare' find in playground

A mother has shared a now-viral TikTok video of the gruesome piece of trash her daughter picked up and put to her mouth while at a park.

The video was shared by mum-of-five Charlotte Evans last week. In the video she is explaining to one of her daughters that it's time to leave the park.

Off camera, her three-year-old daughter excitedly tells her mum she found a "balloon".

But as Ms Evans pans the camera to her younger daughter, she quickly realises it's not a balloon, but a condom.

Mother Charlotte Evans had to pry a condom out of her daughter's hands after she mistook it for a balloon. Source: TikTok/charlotteevans__
Mother Charlotte Evans had to pry a condom out of her daughter's hands after she mistook it for a balloon. Source: TikTok/charlotteevans__

The little girl goes to put the "balloon" up to her mouth but Ms Evans quickly grabs on to her daughter's hand and manages to get her to drop the condom.

"When you think you’ve seen it all…" Ms Evans wrote in the caption of the video.

Since it was uploaded to TikTok earlier in January, the video has been viewed over 15 million times.

Ms Evans explained the condom discovery happened over a year ago and her daughter was fine. She added she took her to get tested just to be safe.

She also said the condom was not used, but Ms Evans did admit in the comments the situation brought both her and her daughter to tears.

"I cried. She cried. We all cried," she wrote.

To make the situation more mortifying, Ms Evans said the video was shot at a preschool area next to a school.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

It turns out it's not just Ms Evans's daughter is not the only child who has found a condom in a public place.

"I'm a teacher and I had a first grader blow one up on the playground," one person said on Ms Evans' viral video.

"That was an interesting phone call home."

"From the comment section, it seems like this is more of an issue than I ever could have imagined," Ms Evans said.

"So people let's do a little bit better. Clean up after yourselves."

The discovery also led to Ms Evans having to explain to her daughter in the most kid-appropriate way what a condom is.

Yahoo News Australia has reached out to Ms Evans for comment.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.