A Japanese Twitter user shared a heartwarming message that his mother sent him after he came out to his family while he was staying at a hospital.
The message was sent to Twitter user @_Fromage_
a day after he introduced his partner to his family while he was at a hospital for treatment of an unspecified illness.
“When I became ill and had to go into hospital, I called my family and my partner. There, for the first time, I told them that I was gay and introduced them to my partner of six years,”
he wrote in his post, as translated by SoraNews24
. “My sister just laughed and said that she’d known, and my mum giggled and hid her face. That day, there was no more mention of the subject, but the next day I got a message from my mum.”
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The next day, his mother sent him a lengthy message that made many netizens feel all warm and fuzzy:
“About him, and about him being your close friend, the one who gets you, I completely understand. He seems like a really nice guy. To tell the truth, I’m actually relieved that you have someone like that.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a boy or a girl. It must have been hard to find the timing to tell me, though. In the past, people doing what they actually wanted to do must have been really hard, but the times have changed. As much as I miss some parts of the olden days, I would never deny anyone the right to follow their heart. If you make each other happy, that’s the most important thing.
“First, get to know each other, then I truly hope that your partner can become the person who knows and understands you best.”
Social media users were moved by the mother’s message to her son:
“What an amazing family! Make sure you look after them, and your boyfriend!”
“I hope I can be as good a mum to my sons.”
“What a great mum…Some parents don’t care if they don’t know anything about their kids, but she obviously wants to know and be involved in everything. Such a cool family.”
“’I would never deny anyone the right to follow their heart,’ what a fantastic thing to say. I hope we can all learn from that mother that can respect everyone’s rights as individuals, even her own kids.”
“That’s real love, I think I might cry.”
Netizens hope that this message could help inspire others to open their hearts and show their support when someone they love comes out.