How often do you see a normal Facebook status go viral? The truth of the matter is, often the most normal incidents become extraordinary for all the normal people in their normal lives.
Kara Coley, a bartender at Sipps in Gulfport, Mississippi, was a part of this unusually beautiful conversation that has won hearts over the world.
She got a phone call from a lady and this is how the conversation took place…
Coley: Good evening. Thank you for calling Sipps!
Lady: Is this a gay bar?
Coley: We are an everybody bar, but we do attract a lot of LGBTQ crowd.
Lady: Can I ask if you’re gay too?
Coley: Yes ma’am, I am.
Lady: What was the one thing you wanted from your parents when you came out? My son just came out to me. And I don’t want to say anything that may mess him up in the head.
Coley: Well I think that you should just make sure he knows that you love and accept, wait do you accept it?
Lady: Yes, if that’s what he wants.
Coley: You should definitely let him know that you love and accept him! I think everything will be ok from there!
Lady: Okay well thank you.
Coley: You are very welcome and good luck!
In 17 years of her bartending career, this was one conversation that made her think deeply about this sensitive and burning issue across the world.
She says that the conversation has struck a chord with friends and strangers alike as everyone is looking for encouraging moments. “Everyday people wake up and there is so much negativity in the world- people just need a breath of fresh air!”
About LGBTQ issues, Coley says to parents: “Educate yourself on the subject and do a little research. As parents, the best day you can do at the end of the day is, make your child understand that you are there with them through their thick and thin. Just knowing you have someone in your corner takes a little weight off shoulders.”
The little conversation was widely loved and the comment section on Coley’s wall soon filled with love and gratitude for her simple yet strong answer.
“My heart is truly touched by this,” one Facebook user wrote. “A parent wanting to support correctly, and a beautiful response. This is progress. This is love and acceptance in the rawest form.”
“Kara, this old granny lesbian is so grateful for you, and for a parent that thought outside the box to get advice!” another user chimed in. “Keep being you!”
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