You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, as Grandma used to say, and a gay couple demonstrated that by responding to a vandal who scratched an impolite graffiti on their door not with rage or a call to the police, but with a politely-worded note that [hopefully] took the vandal down a peg or two.
After a neighbor scrawled the words “F****ts” into the gay couple’s door, the couple responded to the graffiti with a note, and it’s priceless.
“To the individual who scrawled the word ‘faggots’ into our door
We regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed and your handwriting was positively atrocious.
It is for these reasons we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper.
The gays in Apt 611.
As of this post, nothing is known about where the anti-gay graffiti took place or the identities of “The gays in Apt 611.” The image was originally posted on Reddit by an anonymous user who goes by the username pwnyride13, whose location data is not revealed in his profile.
“Someone scratched a gay slur into my buddy and his boyfriends [sic] door, their response is priceless.”
According to the original Reddit poster, the gay couple’s apartment management company “basically didn’t care,” but they did repaint the door. However, the offensive graffiti was scratched into the door, so it was still visible, so “the gays in Apt 611” had to break out the sandpaper.
The response to the image on Reddit has been overwhelmingly positive, with a few gay Redditors chiming in with their thoughts. One representative comment comes from user throwaway989999999.
“Gay here. Chuckled at this. The gays are coming. Heh. Everybody run. Would be uncomfortable if someone addressed me as their ‘gay friend’ before yelling ‘let’s party’ though. Mostly because I don’t really party at all anymore. And because I grew up in a small town where drunk straight men knowing you were gay was not always safe.”
Sometimes people will respond to hateful messages left for them with responses that go viral on the internet. Earlier this year, a neighbor left a hateful message to a mother about her baby’s unwelcome crying, and the mom’s response caught the attention of the internet, according to this Inquisitr report.
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