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Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, "Because they love each other." MMT

#4 (30) - Jul 21, 2009 by Marc - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (20371) - No, that made me sleepy. (3361)


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Awww :)

Why would I expect heads to turn when people walk into a coffee shop? I don't live in some backwards country or city. Also, I'm pretty sure straight guys can be friends and hold each other's hand. I don't know why you assumed they were gay.

re: #2: straight guys hold hands? uh, maybe in a perfect world they do but in 2009 America they certainly don't. our society has years to go before people are that accepting and being gay isn't blacklisted as tabu in the back of every other person's mind. it's sad and I don't agree with it, but we can't be so naive to think things have changed so quickly. we have come a long way, but we have a long way to go.

I agree with Bunbu . I live in middle east and it's normally that you will see men hold hands and even women ! So it's depend on the culture .

Yeah, it is normal is the middle east, but I think this happened in America, and here, straight guys don't hold hands no matter how close they are.

aw, i really like this one. =]

What a great mom.

Love is a beautiful thing and should not be bashed on, no matter what your sexual orientation is.

my mom would never do that - she would just look really uncomfortable

I wish everyone would be as accepting. That young girl will probably grow up to be a very good person. :)

that is a mother to admire, her daughter will grow up brilliantly.

Mother handles a potentially challenging situation with class. Good parenting! TS, Smile-Therapy.com

love has no limits or expectations.

Moms like this give me hope for the future. :)

i remember the first time i learned about gay people when i was little, my parents were ashamed to tell me about it. now, my two of my best friends are gay.

I hope this actually happened. It's rare to see a gay couple in public where I'm from, not because it's necessarily frowned upon, but rather because it's just uncommon. I wish straight friends could hold hands in public but that just doesn't really happen

I hope this actually happened. It's rare to see a gay couple in public where I'm from, not because it's necessarily frowned upon, but rather because it's just uncommon. I wish straight friends could hold hands in public but that just doesn't really happen

I think she handled that very well and gracefully :) Sweet story. :)

This story is great. Why accuse them of lying? Perhaps it is a lie, but maybe it IS the truth. Which would you rather have it be? Let it be.

I feel so lucky to have grown up in a city where one wouldn't expect heads to turn at all.

Gives me hope:)

The world needs more moms like that one! =)

Love it! So simple!

It makes me think that this actually makes people think. It's the only right answer.

I wish everyone would think like her.

I hope one day we'll live in a world where the little girl won't even have to ask.

It's seriously depressing that a gay relationship getting the same respect as a straight one is a big deal and a lack of bigotry "makes people think".

It is easier for us, say younger generation, to accept homosexuality. My best friend in college is a gay. He is actually not merely a friend but a sort of mentor for his wit and intelligence. But what worth mentioning is the mother's tactful reaction, thusbrilliant parenting.

love is sacred,more respects can give this world more loves and freedom.

that reminds me of the time i hanged a gay man

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