The whole “I’m cool with gay guys unless they try and hit on me” line has been ugly and tired since, oh, it was first uttered between sips of Coors Light in a dingy sports bar.
And thankfully things are changing, as evidenced by this anecdote shared by a straight guy from a recent wedding he attended.
In short, he was sitting alone at the end of the night when a guy came up to him and said, “I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed you all night. I wanted to leave this with you before I left.” He left his number and walked off.
Here’s the text conversation that took place shortly after:
The image has been viewed on Imgur 350K times, hopefully giving a life lesson to some other guys out there who may find themselves in a similar situation one day.
Here’s the full caption:
I was at my cousins wedding reception and had just sat down from dancing. It was nearing the end of the night at this time so I was pretty secluded from everyone. A man walked up to me who I hadn’t seen before and nervously said “what’s your name?” I replied, “Chad, what’s yours?” He said “Shane, I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed you all night. I wanted to leave this with you before I left.” He handed me a piece of paper and quickly walked out. It was his number. Without knowing if I was straight or not he had built up the guts to put himself out there. I thought it was extremely brave and I know it’s something I wouldn’t be able to do. I’m sharing this to remind everyone to live their lives without regrets. Almost all of my regrets come from the things I didn’t do, not the things I did. I will be living my life more like this man and I suggest you all do as well. Good night.