Stranger steps in to help woman after bullies mock her trying to lose weight

we love 16/01/2019

A man's encounter with some other gym members has gone viral online after he shared the story on Reddit.

The anonymous man was at the gym when he noticed some odd behaviour and decided to do something about it...

"I was at the gym this morning and a group of two women and a man were very obviously laughing at/talking about another woman who was clearly new and nervous about being there." he wrote.

"I didn't realise what was happening at first because I had my headphones in, but then I saw one of the women pull out her phone to take a video. The woman they were making fun of knew it was happening and was almost in tears."

"When I went back to the locker room," he said, "the woman was crying and she quietly told me that she didn't know what she was doing but she was trying to learn."

He then decided that something needed to be done, so he reported the bullies to the gym.

"In the end... Three members got permanently banned, and I made a new friend."

"I know we all get frustrated when the gym is busier at the beginning of the year, but it's hard to really understand how much of an impact we can have on other people's journeys."

"Please, PLEASE help others feel welcome... You don't even have to talk to them. Just give them a smile or a nod."

"You could be changing somebody's life."