FORT GRATIOT, Mich. (WXYZ) – A few days ago, a mother walked into a Fort Gratiot Tim Horton’s. That woman – Dianne Hoffmeyer – was with her 22-month-old, attempting to get donut holes to please the teething child. Two middle-aged women, standing in line behind her, unprovoked, lobbed hushed insults her way. “‘Oh look at her hair, its nasty looking and the roots are coming through’,” she recalled the women saying. “‘Oh she’s a whale, oh the whale needs to eat’,” they continued.
For Hoffmeyer the insults stung. She recently lost 177 pounds. The women, complete strangers, were unaware of her previous weight.
“I told the cashier, I’ll pay for their coffee.”
She then turned around, walked out and went to her car, where she cried.
She says she wanted to set a better example for her children by paying it forward rather than the impulse of lashing out at the duo.
(I do not know if this mother is a Christian, but that was a perfect Christian response to such a situation. That being said, I hope that I would be able to respond in such a manner to such bullying. My hat is off to her.)