Parents’ Perfect Response to Anti-Gay Graffiti on Their Garage

Lots of feels for these parents. 🙂

Waking up and finding a graffiti message spray-painted on the side of your home would make most of us feel angry, embarrassed, and even fearful.

But when it happened to the DeLong family late last month, they found a way to turn an act of criminal vandalism into something powerful and inspiring.

On the morning of July 30, Erin Kennedy DeLong was awakened by her 17-year-old daughter, Miranda, and Miranda’s friend. The two brought DeLong outside of the family’s house in Villas, New Jersey, to show her something shocking: Someone had painted the words “I’m Gay” in big black letters across the front of their garage.

“I was dumbfounded — I realized someone had committed a hate crime at my house,” DeLong tells Yahoo Parenting.

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