FORT GRATIOT, Mich. -- When she was insulted by two women behind her in line at Tim Hortons, a Michigan mom took the high road -- and now her good deed has gone viral.
WXYZ reports that Dianne Hoffmeyer was in the restaurant with her 22-month-old baby waiting to get the child donut holes and coffee for herself.
She said that two women behind her in line started talking about her hair, saying it was "nasty looking" with the "roots coming through." She said they also described her as a "whale," saying "Oh, the whale needs to eat."
What they didn't know was that Hoffmeyer had just lost 177 pounds, so the women's comments reduced her to tears.
So she told the cashier she wanted to pay for their coffee.
She then left the restaurant, got into her car and cried. After posting her story on Facebook, her good deed instantly went viral.
WXYZ reports the post said the following:
"To the 2 mean bitter ladies that were standing in line at Tim Hortons in Fort Gratiot behind me. I could hear you. I could hear the hurtful things you said about me. Sorry that my hair needs to be re-colored and the roots bothered you,but I have children that need to be taken care of. They come first. You both were right when you said I didn't need the small box of tim bits because I already looked... like a whale. Just so you know they were not for me. But for my sick 22 month old daughter who has kept me up all night crying and teething. I thought they might make her happy,yes I set aside the fact that they are not healthy because I wanted her to smile. You both made me cry. Then when I ordered a coffee that I RARELY get to treat myself to you both snickered and called me a "Retarded Lard [expletive]" I'll have you know I've worked hard to lose 177 lbs. in 22 months. I am proud of myself. You both should be ashamed of yourselves. But to show that my mother raised me better, I'd like to say YOUR WELCOME. Because this "Fat Retarded Lard [expletive]" paid it forward and I bought your coffee's this morning."