Middle school was a rough time for Louisa Manning. At 12-years-old she was bullied about her weight and for being hairy, earning the nickname "manbeast" by a group of boys.
But eight years later, something remarkable happened. Louisa, now 22, was asked out by one of the boys who used to make her life miserable.
“I was pretty pissed off he asked me out, to be honest,” the student at Oxford University tells Buzzfeed. “It really made me angry that now I’m attractive, he instantly wants to jump into bed with me.”
BTW, this is what Louisa looks like today:
(Photo Credit: Facebook)
But instead of declining the date, she accepted, hatching the perfect plot. On the day of the date, Louisa arrived to the restaurant slightly early, asking the waitress to hand a picture to the boy when he arrived.
The photo showed her at 12 (above) and said this on the back:
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 fuckable 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. Louisa.
How awesome is that?! She actually got the chance to say everything she wanted to eight years ago. How many of us get that chance?
Louisa tells Buzzfeed she was surprised to receive a message from the boy on Facebook after the fact. Here's how he responded:
"Hey…For what it’s worth, I was actually here to meet up looking to make friends, not because you are very good looking. I guess I had it coming though, and certainly don’t blame you for standing me up.
I can’t change who I was 8 years ago, and I won’t insult your intelligence by pretending that it didn’t happen, but I hope you believe me when I say I’m a completely different person now. I can only apologize and wish you the very best. I guess I won’t hear from you again but I mean it when I say that I hope you have every success you deserve.”
Way to stand up for yourself, Louisa. And we're happy to see that you finally got a much-deserved apology!
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