Despite it being 2017, the act of “coming out” can still be as harrowing and daunting as it was several decades ago. However, we have come a long way with the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to make gay marriage legal in all states in 2015. (Can you believe it has already been two years since that time?)
Though gay marriage is legal, it is unfortunately not nationally accepted, so it’s understandable that children may feel cautious when revealing to their parents their sexual preference.
But these parents handled their son’s indirect coming out confession in the most heartwarming way, and it’s going viral.
I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now.
I’ve known you were gay since you were six. I’ve loved you since you were born.
P.S. Your mom and I think that you and Mike make a cute couple.
The title of the original post says it all: “Every parent should be so cool; the world would be a better place.”
Truer words have never been spoken.
The note even included a subtle dad joke: “The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now.”
A class act all around.
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Here’s what social networks say about this:
Amy Schauer Patrick Robertson that was a special moment. He overheard a conversation that wasn’t meant for him and instead of embarrassing him he did it the best way possible but people sometimes can’t see that they have to pick out and find something wrong please people stop trying to find something wrong all the time there’s enough wrong in this world we don’t need to look for it.
Paula Shaw What a lucky young man to have parents who understand him so well and love him to to moon and back. We wish you all the very best for a happy future xx
Susan King This is great! Why can’t more parents be like this! Love is Love !
Connie Davis This made cry, I’ve known my kid was gay since she was 6, it brought back when she came out to me. Great moment.
Clyde Council This is a good thing to read I don’t care how prejudice you are if you have a heart at all this tell you what real parental love should be like!