A college student recently posted a photo of a surprisingly poignant, uplifting and inspiring message that she found ... taped to the stall in a women's restroom.
The student, also a Reddit user, wrote: "In a girls' bathroom stall at my university, girls have written about some of their most horrifying life experiences."
"This week, somebody replied."
The reply, written on notebook paper, is anonymous. It reads in full:
To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope.
To the girl with eating disorders: I promise you, although I don't know you, you are beautiful, you deserve your health. You deserve freedom from that hell.
To the girl with the alcoholic father: I am so sorry for the agony it must cause. Again, such courage is remarkable you must be such a strong person to see such pain.
To the girl whose father died: Missing them never goes away. The ache of their absence never goes away. But the love they had, the memories you share surely must last. I am sure, out of the bottom of my heart, the people who have left you in this world are exceptionally proud of the person you are.
Every time (sic) I see these walls, these confessions, I feel so blessed to know I have the priviledge (sic) of seeing them. Your moments, these secrets, are all precious even though they are sad. To all of you (including those I did not mention, and those who have not yet written)
- You are worthy.
- You are strong.
- You are brave.
- You are loved.
- Somebody cares.
Written below that, somebody offered a quick response:
"To the person who wrote this, thank you."
We can all second that sentiment.
With all the bullying, hatred, confusion and negativity in the world, isn't it nice to know a stranger read it (Reddit if you will) and more importantly, cared?