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

Mom Calls Gay Bar To Figure Out What To Do When Her Son Came Out And Got Perfect Advice
Updated 4 months ago

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: can I ask you a? 

Me: sure 

Lady: Are you Gay? 

Me: YES MA'AM 

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

Me: Umm 

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.