so today, i was going into my gender studies class as this girl was coming out. we kind of bumped into each other and she pointed at me and went “YOU! I KNOW YOU!” really loud. i froze, and was like “uh?” cuz i literally did not recognize her at all. She then asked me if I was dating a guy named Alan, to which i said yes. I was thoroughly freaked out at this point, but didn’t think too much on it. And then she went. “Did you date this guy named Eric a few years ago?” And my heart just sank because this is a guy who was very horrible to me and who i STILL get asked about, even though I haven’t talked to him for nearly four years.
Anyways, I said yes, and she completely baffled me. She told me that when she was twelve, her grandma made her go to Eric’s birthday party. She didn’t know anybody there and she felt really out of place so she was kind of left alone. I was fourteen at the time so this was literally six years ago. Well apparently I had been sitting on Eric’s longboard away from everyone and watching everyone play volleyball because Eric had ditched me and nobody was paying attention to me. But then I turned to her, invited her to sit with me, and we talked for a long time. I ended up telling her that we should be friends and we exchanged instagrams and I kept her company for the whole night. She told me that I was the only person at the party who was nice to her and that she really appreciated that and always thought very highly of me after that.
Six years later, she STILL knew who I was, and she even recognized me enough to stop me and introduce herself to me again! It was… such a strangely therapeutic experience because you never know how much you impact someone’s life, and to hear that I did something for her that stuck with her all these years literally means the world to me :’) and this is why you should be nice to everyone you meet, because they could remember you years later for something you’ve done for them.
girl I love you, we all love you! I don't know what I'd do without you, stay strong and disregard the haters. do not kill yourself, please please please, you are worth every fibre of your being. I larb you so so much and your work! we are all here for you, rise above their repulsive behaviour babe❤️❤️