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In just 50 words, this viral tweet shows that homophobic parents can change

Father and son holding hands

Matt Vekakis is an MFA poetry student at the University of Florida whose work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, the Appalachian Review, OxMag, and other publications. But Vekakis may have reached their biggest audience yet with the following tweet, posted last month:

10 years ago, my dad left highlighted bible passages on the kitchen table for me to find re: abomination, hellfire, “you shall not lie with a man,” etc.

Today, he drove my partner to work early this morning because it was raining and he didn’t want him to get wet.

As of the time of this writing, that tweet has gotten more than 132,000 likes and more than 6,400 retweets. And other Twitter users were moved, to say the least, including blue-checked users like Dynasty actress Elaine Hendrix.

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Even better, Twitter users replied to Vekakis’ post with other stories of homophobic parents who have come to bask in the rainbow’s glow.

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For anyone else in Part 1, may you all get to Part 2 posthaste!