Earlier this week, a photo of a handwritten letter spread like wildfire on the Internet. It was posted on a popular gay rights website, FCKH8, and grew popularity faster than anyone saw coming.
A father and grandfather, learned that his daughter disowned his grandson because he was gay. He was put out of the house and called an abomination by his mother and reached out to his grandfather. What he did next was not what anyone could have seen coming. He wrote his daughter a letter but it was not just any regular, old letter. He ultimately stated that he was disowning her just as she disowned her son and his grandson. One statement that made this letter very popular was this: “You have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded, and backward. So, while we are in the business of disowning our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you.” Almost everyone, a part of the gay community or not, was cheering this grandpa on for sticking up for his grandson.
He, then continued on in the letter to call her “narrow minded and backward” because of the horrible treatment she gave her own son. He thought that she did not treat him like the human he is, so he decided to do just that. The grandfather decided to take matters into his hands and raise his “fabulous grandson” himself, as he put it.
Although this is a heart warming story, there were many people that did not believe that it was real and it was just something made up. However, it was confirmed by the grandfather himself that it was indeed very true.