Young love is hard, no matter what the situation. Sometimes, though, it can be harder when you're in a situation that not a lot of your network has been in. Who do you go to for advice? One young man, who found himself falling for a trans classmate and unsure how to proceed. His environment has shown itself to be intolerant, and he's young and afraid, but also so very smitten. So he asked the citizens of internet.
He clearly really likes her, the letter he wrote has us all like:
Check it out here:
The writer was an absolute head-over-heels sweetheart about this girl, plus his responses were compassionate and woke AF. So the internet was already rooting for this kid when Laverne Cox spoke up and really kicked the conversation into high gear:
Omg if I could advise this young man I would say that life is so much bigger than high school and if this young woman makes you as happy as it seems you must go towards that happiness. Love sets us free. Make her feel as special as she is & as you see her. #transisbeautiful https://t.co/gfdWjDAyD2— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) January 25, 2018
Once again, people were cheering for love.
Well said, Laverne, this boy should follow his heart and try to ignore narrow minded nasty people. After a while, the novelty wares off and the bullies move onto someone else. Been in the same position, but I’m old and could deal with the dreadful comments xxx— Deborah williamson (@debsmadein1964) January 25, 2018
Send her the flowers! That's my only thought! Those people you consider friends have made their impact. When you leave high school, you grow away from them. They are nothing. But embracing the woman you adore will absolutely affect you forever. Be bold, be brave. Be real.— K.J 🏳️🌈 (@Kandco_10) January 26, 2018
Wow. This young man is so together at 17. Emotionally and spiritually. It is astounding to me to be that mature.— hwt (@hwtkk) January 25, 2018
Yes. We only live once and there is no beautiful trophy at the end of life for living for the approval of others.— Fat in Public (@garlicmeg) January 27, 2018
This is everything. I want to know they’re living happily ever after 😍👫— Layton Williams (@LaytonWilliams) January 25, 2018
If only we could all go back to have coffee with our teenage selves, the honest conversations wed have with them. We'd tell them to love more, smile more, work a little harder - it pays off, but most of all, be more kind and patient. Because #LoveWins every time, if you let it!<3— Casey Metcalfe (@CaseyMetcalfe) January 26, 2018
I feel terrible for these kids. She has to deal with bullshit on a daily basis, and he has just this mountain of fear to get to where he wants to go. I hope he does it, but goddamn, kids can be so cruel.— Will (@iFollowMirrors) January 25, 2018
But this tweet managed to capture everyone's thoughts while also acknowledging that Laverne said it way better, lol:
That’s way better than my initial reaction, which was:— moderate malcontent (@joegibbskins) January 25, 2018
“F—- your lame ass friends”