There's a story online that we can't PROVE is real . . . but we sure hope it is.

A guy says he was at a Burger King after a really bad day, and a woman and her kid got in line behind him.  She was on her phone, and the kid was out of control . . . yelling, hitting her, and going on and on about how he wanted a, quote, "[effing] apple pie."

So the guy asked the woman if she could quiet the kid down, because he had a headache.  But the woman yelled that it was none of his business how she raised her kid, called her kid "sweetie," and promised he'd have his apple pie soon.

Then when the guy finally got to the front of the line, he asked how many apple pies they had in stock.  They told him 23.  And he bought ALL of them . . . just so the kid couldn't get one.

As he walked away with the pies, he heard the woman yelling at the clerk asking how they could be out of apple pies. is doing a poll on what the guy did:   55% say it was a brilliant lesson for the mom and the kid, 4% say the guy was a jerk for doing it, and 40% say the guy wasn't mean ENOUGH . . . he should have handed the pies out to everyone ELSE.