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Indigenous Man Buys Racist Women a Pot of Tea

One Indigenous Man's Polite and Pointed Response to Racism

Perth man Jarred Wall has provided the perfect example of killing them with kindness. When Jarred overheard two elderly women speaking badly about Aboriginal people, instead of getting angry, he decided to buy them a pot of tea.

Jarred was having lunch with a friend at a café in Fremantle when he heard the women talking, "The conversation was less than distasteful," he wrote on his Facebook page. "I could have unleashed a tirade of abuse but that wouldn't have helped. Instead, I did something nice and bought them a pot of tea and left a little note on the receipt." The note read "Enjoy the tea! Compliments of the two Aboriginals sitting next to you on table 26."

Jarred added that he hoped the ladies will think before they speak next time, or even better, that there wouldn't be a next time. The Facebook post has had 21,000 likes, more than 2,200 shares and over 2,000 comments praising Jarred's actions, including one from his mum who wrote, "I'm so proud my son that you rose above the hurtful rants of others. Kindness goes a long way, and you all walked away after with your heads held high." Which were exactly our thoughts.

Went out for lunch today. Food was great but to our misfortune we inadvertently heard two elderly ladies, seated next to...

Posted by Jarred Wall on Thursday, September 8, 2016

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