In a culture that worships thinness and unrealistic Barbie proportions, being overweight already comes with its own set of self-esteem issues. So when those insecurities are exacerbated by cruel strangers, like they were for Savannah Phillips, a trainwreck of self-loathing emotions can come pouring out.
The Christian mom was on her flight to Chicago when she encountered what she describes as her “worst nightmare”: being seated by someone who is made uncomfortable by her size.
Not only was the man next to her “uncomfortable,” but he also decided to make Savannah uncomfortable by openly texting in PLAIN view that he was seated next to a “smelly fatty.”
As steamy, salty tears rushed down Savannah’s face, the man ignored her and went about his cruel texting — but thankfully God planted an angel right behind that man who also happened to see the text messages he was sending.
What this airplane hero did in response is perhaps the most chivalrous act the Internet has seen, and moreover, an act that made Savannah feel “seen” by God.
Read Savannah’s heartwarming story that she shared on Facebook below:
“I am only sharing this story of what happened to me today in hopes that the person who stuck up for me will somehow be recognized…
I’ve been on airplanes for the past three weeks. My flight to Chicago was changed to an earlier flight because of storms, so I didn’t get to pick my seat like a normally do. I always try to sit in a row where I don’t have to sit next to anyone. I’m not the biggest person on the airplane, but I’m not the smallest. My worst nightmare is someone being uncomfortable because they have to sit next to me.