UK-based tech support engineer Dante Jamie Coyne is getting tons of praise for not being a jerk to a Muslim woman. While on his way to work last week, Dante noticed other passengers on his train actively avoiding a woman wearing a niqab. Feeling bad for his fellow traveler, Dante moved seats to be closer to her and loudly said, "I'll sit here then." Dante posted about his experience on Facebook and the post went viral.
Now everyone who knows me can fully support I joke about pretty much anything and everything, I do not offend intentionally and I would never make someone uncomfortable on purpose. I jump on a busy train this morning and everyone made it beyond obvious they would not sit in this section of 6 seats, I loudly announced, "ill sit here then" and took my seat. We said nothing the entire journey but as she got off the train she nodded at me and heard a very quiet "thank you". guys dont be so judgemental #DontJudgeByTheBooksCover
Since his small act of kindness, Dante's post has received over 45,000 likes and media coverage over multiple continents (though it appears to have since been taken down or made private). Surprised by the attention, Dante told BuzzFeed News he is “still in shock that what I deem normal has been praised so highly."