Oh boy! Today's first episode of Judge Judy kept me on the edge of my seat! A mother and son were suing a friend and her son for the return of a snake that the other woman was asked to take care of. At first, it looked like the first little boy was not going to get his snake back, and he started crying right there in the courtroom. The mother kept looking at her little boy with sorrow in her eyes. She kept trying to convince Judge Judy that she tried to contact the other woman to get her child's snake back. But Judge Judy was not going to hear about it, and said she should have sued the other woman sooner than a year later, and that the other woman's own child was already attached to the snake. I began to tear up for the little boy who was the original owner of the snake, because he was obviously attached to the snake. But Judge Judy is always fair. She asked her bailiff to escort the first child out while they continued.
Judge Judy turned to the other mother, who was holding the snake, and told her that if she wanted the money that the first mother owed for her taking care of the snake, then she had to return the snake to it's original owners. Otherwise, they could keep the snake and get no money. The second mother had a hard time figuring out which she wanted more, the snake or the money. Just then a commercial break came on. I sat here chanting "Return the snake! Return the snake!" I still felt bad for the first little boy. At the same time, I also knew that if the first mom had filed a police report when she could not get ahold of the other mother, that at least could have provided some proof that she had made some attempt to get the snake back! The police themselves could not do much, but the report would have provided some proof that she at least tried.
Well, when the commercial break was over, we finally heard that the mother decided to give the snake back to it's original family. I was so happy! Everybody in the courtroom audience also cheered. I could not wait to see the little boy commenting at the end of the show. He was so happy, tears were still in his eyes, and he was still trying to catch his breath, but in between sobs he said "Thanks Judge Judy!" With the biggest smile on his face. I'm glad he got his snake back! The other mom can get her own kid his own snake. I'm sorry he was attached to that snake, but the snake belonged to the first little boy. It's one of the best cases I've ever seen on Judge Judy, with one of the best endings. I knew she would come through, and not let that little boy down. Gotta love Judge Judy!!! Even though she does not care for snakes. Hey! That's understandable! Some people don't like snakes. But others, like me, do like them.