Ever since we were little children, our parents taught us to never judge people based on their physical appearance. Sadly, there are still those who make assumptions about others based on their looks.
Luc Perreault is a big guy with a heart of gold. He drives motorbikes, loves drinking beer, and has a lot of tattoos so it doesn’t really come as a surprise for people to think that he’s a bad guy. The truth is that Luc is a gentle giant who wants to break the stereotypes about the bikers.
Luc never judges anyone as he knows that different people face different struggles in their life. So, he makes sure he minds his own business without ever offending anyone.
But, just recently, he experienced a very unpleasant situation.
As he was sitting at Tim Horton’s having his coffee, a little girl who was at the coffee shop with her mother approached closer and said hi to him. Luc was delighted by the gesture and said hello back.
He though the little girl was raised the right way and believed her mother would be happy that her daughter is polite and kind. But he was very wrong.
The mother got really upset with the girl speaking to Luc, so she forcefully grabbed her and pulled her away. On the way out, the rude mother could be heard referring to Luc as a “dirty biker.”
At that moment, Luc felt really bad. He got offended and believed the mother was doing the wrong thing teaching the little girl to judge people like that.
He continued drinking his coffee, but that woman’s words haunted him throughout the day so he decided to take it to Facebook and write a word or two about how she made him feel.
“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 goldfish so she wouldn’t be sad! – L.P.”
Those who know how kind Luc really is shared his post. In a matter of days, his touching words had gone viral and many say how what he had to say is a lesson we should all learn.