I almost cried reading this, I shit you not. This is one of the most heart warming stories I’ve seen on buzz feed.
Last week, Reddit user HeMeYou claimed he had discovered his son was gay after stumbling across the Google search history on the teenager’s iPad.
He wanted to be there to support his son, but didn’t know how to approach the subject, so he turned to Reddit for advice and left the following message.
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“I found out my 13 y/o son is gay… He hasn’t told me, but I want to support him. What can I do?”
I’m 38, and a single dad to my 13 year old son, 14 in four months. The other day I asked my son if I could borrow his iPad and he gave it to me. After my first attempt at Google searching something I noticed that he forgot to delete his history as a lot of the search terms were along the lines of “I’m gay what now?” etc…
I love him regardless of which gender he loves, in fact when I was slightly older than him I had a few flings with guys, which he doesn’t know about, so I am 100% supportive. He has seemed slightly down recently, as in, he isn’t as cheerful as he once was, and I desperately want to tell him that I love him regardless of which sexuality he is.
What are my options? Should I wait for him to tell me? Or should I make a few hints at it?
I’m worried that if I don’t hint at it, that he will be worried about something that he really doesn’t have to be worried about… if that makes sense.
Replies flooded in, with messages of support and advice.