A 22-year-old woman got her revenge upon her former childhood bully, after she stood him up for a date, and left him with an incredible letter that has since gone viral.
Louisa Manning, an Oxford University student, told ABC News that she was bullied by her peers about her weight, and for being “hairy” when she was just 14 years old. Fellow students even stooped to call her a “manbeast.”
Eight years later and now an adult, Manning bumped into one of these former bullies, who connected with her online, and later asked her out on a date.
This man in particular, Manning said, was largely responsible for her low self-esteem, and developing an eating disorder upon leaving the school in her 9th year. Incensed that she was only treated with respect after she had grown into her looks, Manning accepted the date to teach the man a lesson.
But Manning didn’t show for dinner, and instead had a waiter deliver a handwritten letter with a photo attached of her 14-year-old self:
Hey (NAME OBSCURED),
So sorry I can’t join you tonight.
Remember year 8, when I was fat and you made fun of my weight? No? I do – I spent the following three years eating less than an apple a day. So I’ve decided to skip dinner.
Remember the monobrow you mocked? The hairy legs you were disgusted by? Remember how every day for three years, you and your friends called me Manbeast? No perhaps you don’t – or you wouldn’t have seen how I look eight years later and deemed me (EXPLICIT) enough to treat me like a human being.
I thought I’d send you this as a reminder. Next time you think of me, picture that girl in this photo, because she’s the one who just stood you up.
Posting a photo of the letter she left her date to Facebook, Manning’s story became a quick sensation across the web.
Manning also told us that the former bully has since apologized.