Dad’s letter to his gay son goes viral on Facebook (Photo)

By on Mar 17, 2013 in Internet, Parenting Comments

A dad’s letter to his gay son is now going viral on social site Facebook, as shown in the photo below. The handwritten letter was posted on the official Facebook page of on Friday, March 17, 2013 and now has over 75,300 Likes and more than 46,250 Shares.

“Dad overhears nervous gay teenage son talking about his coming out plan…writes his son best note ever.” A statement reads on the Facebook post of, an organization active on aiming to spread love and respect to the LGBT community through gay-positive T-shirts, videos, and activist campaigns.

The letter, which was addressed to a certain Nate, is notably short but full of love and sincerity from his father, whose name was not revealed. The Facebook post has nearly 5,400 comments, with most of them finding it as a heartwarming message of showing unconditional love of a father to his son.

“I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me.” The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born.” The dad wrote on his letter to his gay son.

“You can imagine how happy we are that this father and son’s story is really touching people so deeply. We hope it sets a good example for fathers to love their kids the way they were born.” organizer Luke Montgomery told Mashable in their post this Saturday, March 16.

“The fact that it has been shared by so many sadly means this kind of acceptance is both too rare and deeply craved by LGBT people who are so used to being rejected by families.” Montgomery added, with the loving father ending the letter with the post mark, “PS. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

Dad letter to gay son
Dad’s letter to his gay son
Image Credit: Facebook

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