The stall doors in public restrooms are often a depressing sight. Graffiti left with a permanent marker or as scratches sharing reputation-ruining information or sad details that someone felt they couldn’t share with anyone beyond the bathroom door and everyone who would subsequently read it.
Such was the case for a stall at an unnamed university. But on this stall was also a sheet of ruled notebook paper with a letter addressing some of the confessions — and not in the sarcastic, hard-hearted way like we might be accustomed to expect of a note left on a bathroom door.
A Reddit user came upon the letter, took a photo and posted it on the site.
Here’s how it reads:
To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope.
To the girl with eating disorders: I promise you, although I don’t know you, you are beautiful, you deserve your health. You deserve freedom from that hell.
To the girl with the alcoholic father: I am so sorry for the agony it must cause. Again, such courage is remarkable you must be such a strong person to see such pain.
To the girl whose father died: Missing them never goes away. The ache of their absence never goes away. But the love they had, the memories you share surely must last. I am sure, out of the bottom of my heart, the people who have left you in this world are exceptionally proud of the person you are.
Everytime I see these walls, these confessions, I feel so blessed to know I have the priviledge of seeing them. Your moments, these secrets, are all precious even though they are sad. To all of you (including those I did not mention, and those who have not yet written)
-You are worthy.
-You are strong.
-You are brave.
-You are loved.
Written by someone else at the bottom of notebook paper letter in small print is “to the person who wrote this, thank you.”
(H/T: Huffington Post)