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Admirable Mom Pays it Forward, Buys Coffee for People Who Insult Her

posted: 09/24/15
by: Courtney Reimer

If you've ever felt your blood boil overhearing some unkind words spoken about you, we're guessing your reaction was somewhat different from this mom of a 22-month-year old.

When Dianne Hoffmeyer overheard some people in line behind her at a coffee shop start referring to her as a "whale" and insulting her hair ("the roots are coming in"), she was hurt. She had recently lost 177 pounds and was, like many overtired moms, sensitive about her looks. But rather than lashing out she did something surprising: she picked up their tab.

According to her local Michigan TV station, she just wanted to set a good example for her daughter by doing more good than harm.

"I'd like to buy them another cup of coffee, and talk to them," Hoffmeyer told the ABC affiliate. "And explain to them how it made me feel."