A Texas woman's note to a family she overheard using homophobic language at a restaurant is going viral.
Natalie Woods was having dinner at Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar in Denton, Texas, Nov. 11 when she overheard a conversation between family members talking about being "disgusted" at the discovery that their "liberal" nephew came out as gay, The Huffington Post reported.
The family reportedly said they would "pray" for Jesus to "cure" their nephew." Woods said she decided to "actually act like the Jesus" she "grew up learning about."
Woods paid for their meal and wrote a note on their a receipt.
"Happy holidays from the very gay, very liberal table sitting next to you," Woods wrote. "Jesus made me this way. P.S. Be accepting of your family.”
Woods left the diner before the family realized their bill had been taken care of. She took a photo of the receipt before handing it in and shared it on Facebook. The post has received nearly 2,000 likes and several comments of support.
"You make me want to be a better person. Thanks for the example!," wrote one user.
"I'm a 60 year old straight white guy - and I totally support what you did. Thanks for making our world a little better," wrote another.
Woods said the incident reminded her that despite the strides made by the LGBTQ community over the recent years, the “fight is long [from] over.”
“It’s time myself and the people of this country defend each other, defend minorities, defend people of all races and religions,” Woods said, adding that she hopes her story will inspire other people to “continue the message of love."
"Sometimes it starts with small acts of love, sometimes it’s protesting in the streets, voting, lobbying, or running for a local office."