Mom Calls Gay Bar To Figure Out What To Do When Her Son Came Out And Got Perfect Advice

Kara Coley works in a bar in Mississippi called Sipps that isn’t officially a gay bar, but is known around the area as being “gay friendly.” Coley’s been tending bar for 17 years. She’s probably answered a lot of questions and talked a lot of customers through their problems. We treat the people who give us alcohol as therapists working for tips, especially after having a few.

Then one Friday night, Coley got a call she’d been training for her whole life! Her post about the sweet exchange went viral on Facebook. Coley told the Huffington Post that it was a woman with a Northern accent, looking for answers for her gay son.

“So I got the most random phone call at the bar tonight!” writes Coley, turning it into a little script in case you want to read along at home:

Me: Good evening Thank you for calling Sipps! 

Lady on phone: Is this a gay bar?

 Me: well we are a everybody bar but yes mostly gay. 

Lady: What was the one thing you wanted from your parents when you a came out? 

Lady: My son just came out to me and I don’t want to say anything that may mess him up in the head. 

Me: well I think that you should just make sure he knows that you love and accept, wait do you accept it? 

Lady: well Umm yes if that’s what he wants. 

Me: You should definitely let him know that you love and accept him! I think everything will be ok from there! 

Lady: okay well thank you. 

Me: you are very welcome and good luck!

“17 years of bartending in gay bars on the coast! That’s definitely a first for me!” Coley concluded.

Coley’s little story has been shared hundreds of time, much to her surprise.

“I’m shocked and excited,” she told HuffPost. “Although I still don’t get it because I was just being honest and compassionate.”

People love the idea that Coley was able to help a woman trying to figure out how to love her son the best possible way:

Coley has not figured out who the mom that called was, but says if she and her son ever came to Sipps, “I would hug their necks!”

A great story about what can happen when the right person answers the phone.

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27-Year-Old Woman Gives Life Advice On Her Deathbed And It's Seriously Inspiring

When 27-year-old Holly Butcher was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people, she found herself facing mortality at far too young an age. On January 4th, the Grafton, Australia, woman passed away.  

But before she died, Holly penned a letter which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account once she was gone. 

The letter has since gone viral, with more than 85,000 shares and 61,000 likes. And it’s easy to see why: 

Holly starts by discussing what it’s been like to face death at the age of 27. 

She then offers some touching advice.

What incredible advice. 

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25 People Share Their Life-Changing Advice

My mom says this changed her life, and I to this day can’t believe the words came out of my mouth.

When I was 7, my great aunt and uncle who my mom was super close with her entire life were brutally murdered in an attempted robbery of their home. The murderer was the son of their neighbor – he had broken into the wrong home and freaked out and killed them in a panic.

She was devastated, obviously. I remember she wouldn’t tuck us in or eat dinner with us for months. She became a shell of the person she was before. Just wasn’t my mom anymore.

So one day, in my 2nd grade class, we were for some god given reason learning about coping skills and depression.

I didn’t know the specifics of what had happened at the age of 7 obviously, but apparently that day when my mom got home from work, I asked her if I could walk her out to the end of the driveway before she went on her run (REALLY long driveway). She of course agreed, and during this 5 minute walk to the end of the driveway the conversation went something like this:

Me: “Mom. You’ve been sad lately.”

Mom: “Yeah, I have honey. Mommy is just going through a lot of stuff right now.”

Me: “Because of Aunt xxx and Uncle yyy?”

Mom: “Yes.”

-silence until we get to the end of the driveway-

Me: “Have you heard of coping skills?”

Mom: “Coping skills? Where did you hear that?”

Me: “We learned about coping skills in class today. When bad stuff happens people get sad. Sometimes they need help using their coping skills to feel better. I think you need coping skills.”

My mom basically broke down crying and laughing because how is this 7 year old saying this to me and hugged me. She assured me she would and told me to go back inside.

She admitted to me when I was much older that she didn’t know what would’ve happened to her if I hadn’t asked her to go get help. It’s honestly crazy to me because I have very little memory of the event beyond her story. I remember her being sad, and I remember her getting better, but I don’t remember being the reason for it.

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