Sunday, January 4, 2015
To The Family In The Red SUV
He’s big and full of tattoos, but he’s more of a teddy bear than a gangster type. This is what Luc Perreault tried to get across in a Facebook post he made after being the victim of discrimination by a thoughtless patron of the local Tim Hortons. When Perreault’s emotional reaction appeared on Facebook later that day, it caught the attention of many readers who shared it repeatedly, until it went viral throughout Canada and the United States.
Here is the post he wrote:
"To the family in the red SUV at Tim Horton’s today,
Yes I am a big 280 lbs guy with motorcycles and full of tattoos, I am a welder, I am loud, I drink beer, I swear and I look like I would eat your soul if you stare at me wrong.
What you don’t know is that I have been happily married for 11 years, my kids call me daddy, i am a college graduate, my mother is proud of me and tells everyone how lucky she is to have such a wonderful son, my nieces and nephews are always happy to see there m’noncl Luc, when my daughter broke her arm I cried more than she did. I read books, i help people, I go out of my way to thank war veterans and I even cried at Armageddon…..
So next time I smile and say hi to your little girl and you grab her and tell her “No no dear we don’t talk to dirty bikers” remember that even tho you hurt my feelings this “dirty biker would be the first person to run into your burning house to save your little girls gold fish so she wouldn’t be sad!!!!"
Never criticize that which you don't understand nor judge a book by it's cover. For inside those many pages, is a lot to be discovered.