Dad's Letter to Gay Son Goes Viral, Warms Hearts

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A letter from a dad to his gay son - who he overheard saying he planned to come out to his parents - has gone viral this week due to its simple, hopeful message.

Writes Nate's dad:

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“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. Dad. PS Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

The letter was posted by FCKH8 (dot) com, a group dedicated to empowering youth through gay-positive, often snarky apparel, photos and videos.

“We get a lot of crazy stuff, so I almost didn’t look at it,” FCKH8 founder Luke Montgomery told Yahoo! Shine, but when he did read it, he said, “I cried.”

He said Nate, a high school student in Michigan, sent the letter.

Nate and his family did not want to share any information besides the letter itself, but the four sentences alone have been enough to inspire plenty.

“It’s actually sad so many people are excited,” Mongtomery said.

“And what I think that says is, one, it’s rare, and that’s really bad," however, on the positive side, "a lot of people are really craving this kind of reaction.”

“It’s what I want,” he explained. “It’s what everyone wants.”

The national organization Parents and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) also saw the letter and loved it, calling it "what PFLAG is all about."

Just don't forget the OJ and bread please, Nate. Responsibility!

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Nate, congratulations for the happiness you have a beautiful family.
Your letter is spreading across BRAZIL, everyone should read and have this kind of attitude, I cried a lot while reading the letter that you sent your wonderful father.
Good luck in life you deserve. Ary Neto - Brazil

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Isn't it strange that the father is so accepting, yet he never even hinted to his kid that he knew until the kid felt like he had to come out? Why make him go through so much angst for so long? Be nice if kids actually didn't have to come out at all.

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THE APPLE DOES'NT F ALL FAR FROM THE TREE !!!! DAD JUST HAS'NT GOT CAUGHT YET ... AND THIS SMELLS LIKE A PROPAGANDA STUNT ..

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That's so Gay, & God will send them all to Hell as the Bible says...

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@ KinG

I hope God sends you to hell for saying something so disrespectful as that...

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What a load of bullocks!! NO ONE is born homo END OF STORY.Thx to liberal white women,blacks and gays the US is going to hell in a handbasket.Friggin HOMOS!!! LOSERS!!! QUEERS!!

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@ anon poster

It's too bad Hitler and his Nazis didn't eliminate hateful homophobes, misogynists, and racists during World War 2 instead. Then they would have been heroes!

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@ anon poster

i hope you die you dipshit bitch

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What a wonderful message of hope!!! Kudos to Nate's parents for knowing it's not WHO you love, but HOW MUCH you love that matters. Congrats for showing the world what a wondeful place it could be :)

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Way to go Dad. I didn't come out to my parents until I was 22, out of college, and able to support myself. The only reason it took that long was fear. I should have talked to them sooner. All that fear for absolutely nothing. The fear was all religion based. I still believe what I was taught by my parents and so do they. They love me just the same. Hate doesn't bother me near as much as it used to. It's everywhere. Glad my parents don't add to it.

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What a wonderful father!!!!!! His son is so lucky to have him....many aren't that fortunate.

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he was obviously drunk........

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@ abe

I believe you're drunk and high on Meth. You ignorant DickHead!

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