On November 11, a woman in Texas named Natalie Woods, responded to hate with a gesture of kindness when she paid a homophobic family's restaurant tab. Then she posted a picture of the check and the comments she added to it on Facebook.
The caption she posted on Facebook along with the picture, "Bought dinner for the strangers behind me talking about their 'awful, gay, nephew, that they need to pray for.'"
On the check, Woods wrote:
Happy holidays from the very gay, very liberal table sitting next to you. Jesus made me this way. P.S. Be accepting of your family.
Her post is now going viral, because it's such a nice gesture from someone whom that family presumably doesn't like very much.
On Thursday, Woods posted a follow-up on Facebook, writing,
I didn't pay for anyone's mortgage or name my first born after them, I simply bought their dinner and wrote a message of love and truth. I don't know whyyyyyyyyyyyyy this is blowing up, but if it inspires kindness or compassion in others, cool. Upworthy contacted me and Chanel 11 is coming to interview me at 3, then Fox at 5. Where's Ellen? I need furniture from her design show. All these people, dang.
Ellen, can you help her out?