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Straight Redditor Shares Story Of Falling In Love With His Gay Best Friend

A straight Redditor just shared the most well-written and adorable story of falling in love with his gay best friend.

Get your popcorn ready gents, cause this is a good one.

In the lengthy Reddit post worth 3,278 words, the OP shares that he has growing feelings for his gay best friend.

The OP starts by sharing that he’s an incredibly emotional and intense person. The type of guy who shares “too much too soon” and scares off most people looking for slow and superficial relationships/friendships.

And then on top of being straight, he’s also very religious and from a Catholic background.

But then he met his friend “Matt.”

“Cosmic interference is the only way to really describe how I met Matt. I was on a business trip in Utah (I'm a journalist), and I decided to take a few extra days to go hiking in a couple of the National Parks there. I got lost in the desert and had to spend the night outside. The next day, thoroughly panicked, I ran into Matt.”

The two instantly hit it off and found themselves talking about… everything.

“The commonalities we shared were just as remarkable. For starters, he lived 15 minutes away from me back home, 2000 miles away! We actually knew some of the same people and had had so many of the same experiences growing up.”

On top of that, The OP shares that Matt is an upstanding guy who’s had to deal with a lot in his life. Matt’s an only child to a single parent. Then a few years back, his dad started showing early signs of dementia, so Matt’s been taking care of his father since graduating college.

The two stayed in contact after that trip and the OP took a quick liking to Matt.

“I couldn't let Matt go, but I was far too dense, then or later, to understand why.”

Before they knew it, the two were spending every weekend together. Plus, the OP started helping out with taking care of Matt’s father. He would bring dinner over, sometimes cooking it himself, several times a week.

“Watching the way Matt took care of his dad, with such dignity, respect, and love, made me sort of crush on him. The emotional bond we developed was intense, and I realized he and I shared so much more than most friends ever do.”

Then everything changed.

One night after watching a football game the two sat together talking and Matt asked, "Can I share something with you?"

"Sure Matt, anything," the OP replied.

“And he leaned in close to me. I thought he was going to whisper something, so I turned my head, but he turned his head again so we were now staring right at each other. Slowly and gently, he moved in to touch his lips to mine. I was shocked, stunned, and paralyzed. I honestly did not know what to think or what to do. I didn't pull away, I just kept my head suspended in space, too shocked to do anything. After a few seconds, he moved in further and pressed his lips firmly on mine. And somehow--I don't remember thinking about it at all--I kissed him back. Passionately, fully, ecstatically. It felt so good and so real that it left me just shattered. I never knew that it was possible to feel that close, emotionally, to another human being. I didn't want it to end, ever.”

But it did end and on his account. The OP quickly fled from the scene after realizing what he had done and agonized in bed that night over his conflicting feelings.

“I was as confused as ever, but at least my priorities were clear. Save this incredible friendship at all costs, and avoid descending into a sin that I couldn't climb out of easily. Easier said than done.”

Then the next day, the OP confronted Matt. But what did he say? You’ll have to click on the link to the reddit post here to find out.


True Story?

And we know what you’re thinking, is this story even real?

We have our doubts ourselves as the story is just too passionate and well written to be real. Even the thread's commenters thought so.

That said, as several of those commenters noted, even if this story isn’t real we really enjoyed the story anyway.

Best of luck to the OP and we await the continuation of his story.

Gay Redditor Says Parents Kicked Him Out And Told Others He's A Sex Offender

A gay man shared his heartbreaking story on Reddit, and also asked for advice on how he should proceed.

A redditor shared the story of how he was eventually kicked out of his house by his parents. The opening post explains that the 22-year-old man was living with his conservative parents and his two younger sisters (16-year-old Anne and 17-year-old Beth).

Everything was fine at first, but then he started to discover his sexuality.

“Around age 18 I started to realize I was gay and I spent the next few years working up courage/deciding whether to tell them. I was able to tell Beth. She was super supportive of me. I thought I was close enough with my dad that I could tell him, but I was wrong”

His parents then told him he had to go to therapy to get “fixed” or he would tarnish the family name. When he refused to do so, his parents kicked him out.

The redditor shares that he was able to get himself a cheap room in the next town over with the help of money he raised at his job and stayed there for months. During that time, he ended up in a relationship with his roommate.

But, as good as some of his life was going, the part involving his family would only get worse.

Even though he never talked to his parents during those months, the OP states the man has kept in touch with his sisters.

“Beth called me to talk about family holiday plans. Turns out my parents told my entire extended family that I committed sexual assault, am now a sex offender, and thus been banned from family holidays.”

“However, nobody believed them. I like my extended family and they like me, so I’m not sure why my parents thought this lie would gain any traction…but fortunately it didn’t.”

“Beth said she and Anne talked to a lot of them and told them the truth."

Luckily, it seems his extended family was kinder than his immediate one. They allegedly berated the parents for kicking out their son despite the fact that they too are conservative.

“And now, as a result, my parents have “realized their mistake” and they want to reach out to me and apologize.”

This is where the post turned in to the question/advice section.

“My mom left a voicemail an hour ago and I don’t know how to respond to it.”

“They have un-banned me from the upcoming Thanksgiving gathering, and while I’d love to go and see my relatives, I’m furious that my parents not only kicked me out for being myself, but also lied to my family to vilify me and absolve themselves of any guilt.”

“I don’t want to see them or talk to them at all right now, and not for the forseeable future. What should I do?”

Other redditors were, of course, ready to hand out their opinions and advice.

Some simply responded, “Don’t,” while others gave more length to their responses.

"Find some other time to reconnect with your relatives. If you go, your parents will just use you in an attempt to get back in your relatives' good graces and it will be unpleasant for all," said one commenter.

"Your parents aren't 'regretful,' they are being shamed socially and want relief from that. I doubt they have changed their mind at all," said another.

But ultimately, the OP hasn’t made a decision yet. Still, he is being cautious as he looks at his options.

“I’m going to talk to my aunt (the host) and see what can be done about my parents.”

“I can’t decide if I should decline the event or go anyway just to spite my parents, but I’m probably going to be miserable either way.”

“One of my cousins has already reached out to me and invited me to her nuclear family’s personal dinner.”


Note: As interesting and readworthy as this story is no matter what, there is some concern for whether it's real. The reddit account that shared it has deleted the post's text since it was originally posted two days ago.

In addition, the account has no earlier posts or comments besides this one.