I hear a lot of fucked up shit from passersby while I'm sitting on my porch, but every now and then I hear something that makes my heart swell.

This was one of those times, no joke!

I heard a woman's voice from the street, approaching from my right, saying, "...and if you don't like something, it's okay to say that you don't like it."

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As she comes into view, it's one of my neighbors with her two young daughters (maybe six & four years old). She continues, "There's a difference between being mean and standing up for yourself. Standing up for yourself when you don't like how someone's treating you is not being mean."

I smiled at her as they walked past but I really wanted to rush into the street and high five her.

Little things like that get me, man. Right in the heart.