This guy’s response to his best friend coming out via text is the best thing ever

This dude was nervous about coming out. But his best friend responded in the best way possible. 


EJ Dickson


Posted on Oct 25, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:21 am CDT

Coming out isn’t easy for anyone. But it’s probably twice as hard if you’re a bro who wants to tell his best friend he’s gay via text message. One guy on Reddit, however, bravely confronted the fear of those three ambiguous “typing” dots to come out to his best friend via text message—with surprisingly heartwarming results.

Here’s a screengrab of the text Redditor ecg006 sent to his BFF, after a one-night stand with a male TA:

See, when potential employers talk about how they’re looking for people with the ability to prioritize important tasks, this guy is exactly who they’re talking about. Hire this man, college headhunters. He knows how to focus on the important issues at hand.  

In the comments for the Reddit thread, the original poster admits that he was anxious about coming out to his friend via text.

“Right after I sent the message saying I liked guys, I started freaking out, thinking, ‘Oh my God, why did I do that? What’s he gonna think?’ and I wondered if he’d act weird,” he wrote. “And then he literally responded a minute later in the most nonchalant way possible, making me feel ridiculous for almost freaking out in the first place. Huge relief.”

Here’s hoping other bros will have as easy a time coming out as this one did. Now to resolve one final, unanswered question: Did these guys ever figure out which one of them is picking up alcohol for the weekend?

H/T BroBible | Photo by Clinton Steeds/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2014, 4:40 pm CDT