Teenager Zach Gibson came out as gay last week on his Facebook page, and got this surprise letter from his mom Michelle Conway McClain. She said, "I love you unconditionally. ... Your sexual orientation does not define you. You are still the boy who forever won my heart."
But, like a true mom, she ended the letter with "The only thing that concerns me is the number of empty soda cups and tea bottles in your room. Throw them away before ants come inside."
The letter has gone viral since it was posted on the NO H8 Campaign's Facebook page two days ago. Zach wrote "I never expected this much support. I knew my mom would be fine with it, but I never expected this letter and I never expected this many people to spread it around. This means so much."
Zach's mom Michelle emailed Upworthy the reason why she left the note: "I knew I wouldn't see Zach before I left work that morning, so I didn't want him to start his day without knowing I support him 100%, even though I was sure he already knew. I posted the note on my Facebook page knowing my friends and family would think it was typical of me to end with a joke since Zach and I share the same sarcastic wit. I had no idea it would become such a huge sensation on the internet."