Luc Perreault wrote an open letter to one mother in a red SUV but everyone needs to hear what he has to say.
On July 23, 2013, Luc Perreault, from Ontario, Canada, was making a quick stop for coffee. A little girl said hello to him and he replied in kind. The girl’s mother pulled her away saying “We don’t talk to dirty bikers.” Respecting the little one enough not to say anything then, he turned to Facebook and this was his response:
To the family in the red SUV at Tim Horton’s today, Yes, I am a big 280 lbs guy with motorcycles and full of tattoos. I am a welder, I am loud, I drink beer, I swear and I look like I would eat your soul if you stare at me wrong.
What you don’t know is that I have been happily married for 11 years, my kids call me daddy, I am a college graduate, my mother is proud of me and tells everyone how lucky she is to have such a wonderful son, my nieces and nephews are always happy to see their m’noncle Luc, when my daughter broke her arm I cried more than she did. I read books, I help people, I go out of my way to thank war veterans and I even cried at Armageddon.
So next time I smile and say hi to your little girl and you grab her and tell her “No, no dear we don’t talk to dirty bikers”, remember that even though you hurt my feelings, this ‘dirty biker’ would be the first person to run into your burning house to save your little girl’s gold fish so she wouldn’t be sad!
Thank you, Luc, for showing grace under fire.
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