Natalie Woods was eating out at Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar in Addison, Texas, on November 11 when she heard a family of three discussing a nephew that just came out.
One family member said how “disgusted” he was when his “liberal” nephew came out as gay. Another family member responded that they would pray for Jesus to cure the gay, liberal nephew. Upon hearing these things, Woods was inspired to — pay for the family’s meal.
After paying for their meal, she left a handwritten note on the receipt that read, “Happy Holidays from the very gay, very liberal table sitting next to you. Jesus made me this way. P.S. Be accepting of your family.”
Woods didn’t stay behind to see the family’s reaction, but we can imagine it might have been one of surprise.
Woods explained her actions to Huffington Post: “It’s time myself and the people of this country defend each other, defend minorities, defend people of all races and religions. Sometimes it starts with small acts of love, sometimes it’s protesting in the streets, voting, lobbying, or running for a local office.”
Perhaps, Woods’ actions have changed the hearts of this family, and if not, at least it might make them think a bit differently about Christianity, acceptance, and kindness.