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Stranger On Bus Shuts Down Bigot After His Ignorant Comment To Muslim Mom

"It shows people are willing to stand up to ignorance and hate on behalf of others."

After a mother endured a hateful comment, a stranger came to her rescue in the most perfect way. 

Tom Bradbury recently took to Facebook and shared an encounter he witnessed while riding the bus in Wales. The 26-year-old wrote that during the ride, a Muslim woman, who was wearing a niqab, was speaking to her son when another passenger butted in. 

"[A] white man sat in front of a mother and her son," Bradbury explained in his post. "After about 5 minutes of the mother talking to her son in another language the man, for whatever reason, feels the need to tell the woman 'When you're in the U.K. you should really be speaking English.'"

Well, the comment definitely didn't go unaddressed. 

"An old woman in front of him turns around and says, 'She's in Wales. And she's speaking Welsh,'" Bradbury wrote. 

Boom. 

The 26-year-old told The Huffington Post that prior to the interaction, the mother and son were enjoying their conversation and laughing. When he heard the subsequent statements from strangers, he was shocked. 

"I personally couldn't believe it and almost had to do a double take," he told HuffPost. "Firstly because the man had been so direct with what he said, and then again because the woman's correction was so immediate and just perfectly timed."

The woman's comment seemed to truly make an impression on the man. 

"You could see he was embarrassed," Bradbury said. "He seemed to shrivel up a little and mumbled something to himself as he turned back around in his seat, but he stayed quiet afterwards."

While the woman's act for the mom might've been a simple, she illustrates a heartwarming point. 

"I think what's great about this case, though, is it shows people are willing to stand up to ignorance and hate on behalf of others," the 26-year-old told HuffPost. "And that's something the world could do with more of."

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