CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Charlotte mother who overheard three bratty young girls speaking at a Starbucks decided to take action.
Michelle Icard, who writes a blog about parenting called “Michelle in the Middle,” heard the girls recently making mean comments about others.
The girls laughed about a girl who sang about being lonely in a talent show, complained about gifts they didn’t like and make other disparaging remarks.
She left the Starbucks to go shopping but, still thinking about what she’d overheard, decided to circle back.
Sure enough, the girls were still at the Starbucks. So she wrote a note, walked up and handed it to them.
She wrote: “Hi Girls!“I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working. I wish your kindness matched your pretty exteriors. I heard you talk about a girl who sang a song about being lonely in the talent show – and you laughed. About a girl who couldn’t be lead singer because you got all the votes, about crappy presents other people have given you…and you sounded so mean and petty.“You are smart and you are pretty. It would take nothing from you to also be kind. – M.”
Icard wrote on Facebook that she was amazed at the response – which has exploded on Facebook and even been featured in People magazine and The Chicago Tribune.
Her original Facebook post has 493 likes and 140 shares.