People couldn't believe that any parent would be so inhumane to their own child and praised the Reddit user for pulling off the ultimate revenge.
Sometimes families tend to behave in the most inhumane manner to their once-loved ones just because they do not conform to societal norms or turn out to be different from what they expected them to be. This is often seen with members of the LGBTQ community, as many have had to live through the trauma of being rejected by their families...or worse. While things are slowly but surely getting better now—as is clear from the noticeable shift in pop culture, following decades of awareness campaigns—many LGBTQ youths are still ostracized for daring to speak their truth. Fortunately, some of them have people watching out for them.
Reddit user LivingBunch6371 is one such ally who couldn't bear how their homophobic in-laws treated their teenage sister-in-law when she came out to them as a trans woman. In a now-viral post in the r/ProRevenge community, the Reddit user recounted how they pulled off the ultimate payback on their in-laws. "My sister-in-law came out as a trans woman when she was 18. My wonderful in-laws kicked her out of the house then and there. They told her to leave the house and threw her out at 8 PM with no money or even any documents and her father took the car keys from her too," they recounted. "She had to walk 8 miles to get to our place. She was crying and we took her in."
"This is horrible behavior but my husband and I would have just cut them off if it was all they did, but they doubled down. They refused to hand over any of [her] documents and my brother-in-law had to go over and barge into their house to get them. They also cleaned up all the money in a joint account. She had saved up 8k working part-time all through high school," LivingBunch6371 revealed. "They took the money and also sold her car which was in their name. They were trying to ruin her life as much as they could."
Describing how they managed to make their in-laws pay for the horrible way they treated their own daughter, the Reddit user wrote: "My father in law is a small-time businessman and his biggest account was supplying my employer. I had helped him get the contract and it was very lucrative for him. My employer [has a] family business and they treated long term employees more like family than as employees. I was talking to my boss about what happened. He told me that if I could find someone within 5% range of the price my father-in-law offered, they would make the switch. My father-in-law offered us really great rates. He was very good at his job but he had fu**ed up the contract because even though we always brought from him, we weren't obligated to buy from him, we could switch suppliers anytime. He got complacent and assumed we wouldn't switch suppliers."
For six months, LivingBunch6371 put in extra hours to find a supplier who could replace their father-in-law and provide great rates for the company. And when they finally did find the perfect supplier to take over, they decided to wait an extra month before informing their employer. Why? They explained: "My in-laws had been planning to do a major renovation for a long time and it involved tearing down a major portion of their house. I waited until the renovation work had truly started before informing my boss. We started to get supplies from the new supplier the next month itself. It crushed his business. It fu**ed his unit economics and he had to scramble to find new customers. They ended up having to sell their house to save the business and they didn't get a good rate for it because the house was well half torn down when they sold it. My in-laws did try to get money from my brother in law but he told them to fu** off."
LivingBunch6371 concluded their post by revealing that although their father-in-law eventually managed to "crawl his way out of the hole they dug for themselves," their in-laws haven't been able to purchase a house of their own even after eight years. Other Reddit users couldn't believe that any parent could turn their back against their daughter in such a vile manner and praised LivingBunch6371 for taking a stance against transphobia.