Take this story that was recently shared on the internet community Reddit. It’s about an event that recently took place at a movie theater. The writer, BrainKatana, witnessed a woman insulting a disabled man. But instead of looking away and pretending that nothing had happened, the everyday hero decided to put his foot down.
It may seem like the obvious thing to do. But the truth is, we all too often look the other way. So I hope that a lot of people read this story. May it be a cause for everyone out there to stand up for their fellow human beings!
“I was waiting in line to buy tickets at a movie theater, and there was a fellow in front of me with cerebral palsy (or MS, or some other horrible thing that puts you in a chair and messed up your body).
It was taking a while. I watched this guy struggle to open an envelope by holding it with his teeth and using his one functional hand.
I wasn’t sure what to do, or if offering to help would be insulting, so I just chilled.
He was doing it before the person in front of him was done with the cashier anyway, and it looked like he’d done this before.
He gets up to the counter and it takes him a minute to get out his Regal card and pay for the ticket.
The woman behind me started to make (loud) snide remarks about how ‘people like that shouldn’t be allowed to go to the movies.’
I was enraged. It was a kind of anger I’ve never experienced before.