Never judge a book by its cover!
Don’t make assumptions about something based on how it looks!
Luc Perreault was trying out his mom’s motorcycle when he stopped at a Tim Horton’s cafe in Ontario, Canada. A young girl waved at him, and what happened next was unbelievable.
Luc is a big guy. He loves riding his motorcycles. He loves to drink beer. He has a lot of tattoos and he’s got a mustache and a beard.
Despite his tough exterior, he is still very sensitive. He has the same issues and insecurities as everyone else.
It’s alright because he knows that he’s just like everyone else and has his own problems. That’s why he tries not to be critical of other people.
Not everyone agreed with him, and that’s what happened when they stopped for coffee.
He said he’s a big guy and most people would be scared if they saw him. He said he looks like he could eat your soul if you give him a wrong look.
At the coffee shop, a small girl saw Luc and instead of being scared, she went up to him and said “Hi”. Luc, surprised but delighted to be greeted so warmly, responded with a “Hello”.
Most parents would be happy when their kids show strong personalities and choose to be kind
Unfortunately, the little girl’s mother wasn’t as open-minded. When she saw her daughter talking to Luc, she quickly took her away. As they were leaving, Luc heard the mother telling her daughter she wasn’t allowed to talk to ‘dirty bikers’.
Luc was very upset when this happened. He tries not to judge people by how they look, but unfortunately not everyone shares his opinion.
He was unhappy with how the mother behaved when her daughter was around, so he posted a strong message on Facebook.
To the family in the red SUV at Tim Horton’s today, we want to thank you for your kindness.
I’m a big guy who weighs 280 pounds and loves motorcycles. I’ve got lots of tattoos. I’m a welder, and I’m pretty loud. I like drinking beer and swearing. If you look at me the wrong way, I might seem like I could eat your soul.
I have been married for 11 years and have two children who call me Daddy. I graduated from college and my mother is proud of me. My nieces and nephews love their M’noncl Luc. When my daughter broke her arm, I was more emotional than she was. I enjoy reading books, helping people, and thanking war veterans. I even cried during the movie Armageddon.
The next time I smile and say hi to your little girl and you pull her away, remember this: even though it can hurt my feelings, the ‘dirty biker’ would be the first to go into a burning house to save your daughter’s goldfish so she won’t be sad.
Luc’s writing was so popular with his family and friends that they shared it on their walls. Before long, Luc’s post was all over the internet!
He has had over 4,000 shares of his post since he first posted it.
People everywhere agree with this idea, and it’s something we should always keep in mind.