This Gay Couple Had the Ultimate Response to a Hatefully Scrawled Homophobic Slur

As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Maybe that's what one couple had in mind when they devised a response to someone who carved "faggots" into their apartment door.

Take a look:

Source: Reddit.com

In case you have a hard time reading the note:

To the individual who scrawled the word "faggots" into our door:

We regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed, and your handwriting was positively atrocious.

It is for these reasons that we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper.

Fabulously yours,

The Gays in Apt. 611

Though the couple could have just cleaned up the hateful graffiti and ignored the incident, or even tracked down and retaliated against whoever drew it, their response was ultimately the best option. Not only was it funny and clearly played into the outdated stereotypes the person who wrote the homophobic slur would probably assume to be true, "The Gays in Apt. 611" showed this person, as well as the rest of their apartment and now the world, that they're not ashamed of who they are.

It's reassuring that in the face of senseless hate and masked homophobia, one can take the high road. In this case, that high road also happened to be hilarious. 

h/t BuzzFeed

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