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Veteran Pens Passionate Note to Neighbor Who Said He Didn’t ‘Look Handicapped’

When a neighbor left a note suggesting a disabled veteran did not in fact “look handicapped,” and therefore shouldn’t have parked in an apartment complex’s handicapped spot, that veteran typed out a passionate response.

First, he pointed out a simple fact: in Texas, you don’t need a handicapped placard if your vehicle has a Disabled Veteran license plate.

Then, he got real.

“Although I may not ‘look’ handicapped to you, I can assure you that the amount of pain I feel in my lower body from walking due to combat-sustained injuries far supersedes any level of pain you have ever felt in your entire life,” his note reads. “Or maybe not… who am I to say? After all, I don’t even know who you are.”

He signed the note, “Sincerely, the guy who doesn’t look handicapped.”

Editor’s note: The letter below contains explicit language.

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Reddit user Molochwalker28 posted a photo of the original note and the veteran’s response this week, and more than 1,000 comments rolled in.

Have you had a similar experience? Let us know about it in the comments below.

h/t Mashable