Pretty much everyone fell in love with this 17-year-old boy for how much he's in love.
The story is just so damn adorable. In a subsequent comment, someone asked him if he knew what her “private part situation” was, and his response was just perfect: “I have no idea about her private parts,” he wrote. “At this point I feel like even if Gollum lived in her pants I’d somehow find that cute. “
Needless to say, everyone wants to know how things end up.
We are all rooting for this kid.
Of course, some came to the table with blunt advice:
The truth of the matter is, this isn’t going to be easy. Chances are, going public with this girl will lose him some friends. As unfortunate and unacceptable as that is, that’s the reality we’re living in right now. And as this Twitter user points out, anyone who would dump a friend for dating a trans person isn’t a real friend to begin with.
Anyone who read this story became immediately and entirely invested. Obviously.
How could you not?
The urge to protect this teenager in love was strong with the Internet.
This could be viewed as a sad story about the state of our world, but most people chose a more optimistic outlook. Someday, we’ll live in a world where teenage boys can be in love with whoever they want without fear of judgment, and I think that day is coming faster than it might seem.