A judgmental stranger ruined a beautiful day for a mother and her handicapped son with a thoughtless note plastered to their windshield. After returning to their vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot, Nikki Waller and her children were heartbroken to find a cruel note that read “Reserved parking [expletive] Did your welfare check come today?” They assume the rude social justice warrior watched them park in the handicap spot and left the note after Waller entered the store.
Waller’s 7-year-old son Alex has juvenile arthritis with myalgia and hypermobility disorder, which causes him incredible amount of pain while walking and necessitates the family’s handicapped parking permit. Without his ankle braces, which are hidden beneath his jeans, Alex can barely walk and can easily fall down. Waller was hurt and embarrassed that a complete stranger would be so hurtful toward her youngest child. She shared the terrible letter to Facebook along with a message of her own that reminds us all not to judge people by their appearances because not all disabilities are visible. In her Facebook post Waller wrote, “You obviously saw my children and I pull into one of four empty handicap spaces, saw our ages, and made judgments. Unfortunately it is the youngest member of our group who requires this space.”