We are quite familiar with the stall doors in bathrooms that are pretty depressing to look at. Reputation- ruining information, graffiti left with a permanent marker, weird notes and sad details that apparently no one wants to listen to are often witnessed by the users which is of course nothing unusual.
But what if someone actually takes out time to come up with something thoughtful and caring on a sheet of paper addressing some grim comments left by previous users? Isn’t that unusual? It’s exactly what Redditor chellylauren saw when she entered the girls' bathroom at her university.
On January 14th she posted on Reddit: In a girls' bathroom stall at my university, girls have written about some of their most horrifying life experiences. This week, someone replied.” And accompanied it with an image.
The letter addressing some of the confessions tried to cheer up the other ladies who had used the wall as a venting post. The unsigned note did not use any names, it simply ended with ‘somebody cares’.
Here’s how it reads:
To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope.
To the girl with eating disorders: I promise you, although I don't know you, you are beautiful, you deserve your health. You deserve freedom from that hell.
To the girl with the alcoholic father: I am so sorry for the agony it must cause. Again, such courage is remarkable you must be such a strong person to see such pain.
To the girl whose father died: Missing them never goes away. The ache of their absence never goes away. But the love they had, the memories you share surely must last. I am sure, out of the bottom of my heart, the people who have left you in this world are exceptionally proud of the person you are.
Everytime(sic) I see these walls, these confessions, I feel so blessed to know I have the privilege(sic) of seeing them. Your moments, these secrets, are all precious even though they are sad. To all of you (including those I did not mention, and those who have not yet written)
-You are worthy.
-You are strong.
-You are brave.
-You are loved.
This is definitely one of the most uplifting letters we have come across in recent times. Redditors considered the efforts as thoughtful and beautiful. Some of them gave some pretty good responses, have a look.
Thank you from all of us who suffer. Thank you to all of those who share their pain with us. We are all women.