Being bullied in school can leave permanent consequences on an individual. These things are hardly forgettable, even tho we should know that we were kids while we were going trough that period. Sometimes, it hits us back later like it did to this dude.
When she was 12 years old, Louisa Manning was bullied about her weight and for being hairy.
She was called many names like “manbeast” and others. She eventually developed an eating disorder, and her self-esteem and confidence suffered. When she was going to St. Peter’s College at Oxford eight years later, she bumped into one of the guys who had bullied her.
She was pretty angry that after being bullied for being “ugly,” this guy was suddenly interested in her now that she was “attractive.”
But story takes an interesting twist. Instead of turning him down, she said yes. But she had a plan. They planned to meet at a restaurant, but Louisa got there a little bit early.
She gave a letter to the waitress and asked her to give it to her date when he got there. When Louisa’s date arrived, he was given a note and a picture of Louisa when she was 12.
“Hey [name obscured],
So sorry I can’t join you tonight.
Remember year 8, when I was fat and you made fun of my weight? No? I do – I spent the following three years eating less than an apple a day. So I’ve decided to skip dinner.
“Remember the monobrow you mocked?
“The hairy legs you were disgusted by? Remember how every day for three years, you and your friends called me Manbeast? No perhaps you don’t – or you wouldn’t have seen how I look eight years later and deemed me f***able enough to treat me like a human being.
“I thought I’d send you this as a reminder. Next time you think of me, picture that girl in this photo, because she’s the one who just stood you up. Louisa.”
The guy reached out to apologize.
“Hey…For what it’s worth, I was actually here looking for a chance to meet up looking to make friends, not because you are very good looking.
“I guess I had it coming though, and certainly don’t blame you for standing me up.”
“I can’t change who I was 8 years ago, and I won’t insult your intelligence by pretending that it didn’t happen, but I hope you believe me when I say I’m a completely different person now.”
“I can only apologise and wish you the very best.
“I guess I won’t hear from you again but I mean it when I say that I hope you have every success you deserve.”
For everyone that was bullied in school, she is a real inspiration to all those people.
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