A hug makes everything better, right?
Jennifer Connell, a human resources manager from Manhattan is suing her nephew over an over-exuberant greeting from the then-8-year-old that left her with a broken wrist, according to reports.
Connell, 54, believes little Sean Tarala, who was 8 at the time, should have known better than to jump into her arms as a means of welcoming her to his birthday party in 2011, ctpost.com reported Monday.
Connell, of E. 73rd St. on the Upper East Side, is seeking $127,000 in damages for suffering a broken wrist when the two fell to the ground.
“I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walkup so it has been very difficult,” Connell testified Friday at Connecticut Superior Court in Bridgeport. “And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan.”
And if that doesn’t pull at your heartstrings….
“I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvres plate,” she added.
The incident happened on Mar. 18, 2011, when she arrived at her nephew’s Westport, Conn., home.
Sean was outside playing with a brand new bike he had received for his birthday. The excited boy dropped his new set of wheels and ran toward his aunt to greet her, shouting, “Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen.”
“All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground,” Connell testified, according to ctpost.com. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.”
Although hurt, Connell said, she didn’t tell her nephew the extent of her injuries.
“It was his birthday party and I didn’t want to upset him,” she told the jury.
If the story hasn’t made you hurl yet, Sean’s mother died last year.