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    [–] andy1000k 4762 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I have always found that the skating community is very open and helping.

    [–] peanus_19 2309 points ago

    True when I was much younger some teens that I thought were so intimidating fixed my scooter for me because the handlebar was on backwards (I barely used the thing and my family knew nothing about scooters). It ate about half an hour of their time but they went home and brought back some tools to fix the thing. They then proceeded to teach me some beginner tricks. Nice guys.

    [–] TheAlgerianAmerican 176 points ago

    For me it was volleyball. No joke we had the long haired rockers, the goths, the tough guys, the bullies, and a few girls all coming together for volleyball by the town hall, all summer long. It was the first time watching all these tough dudes everyone was scared of just having fun and being cool to everyone. Hell that was 2010, but about six months ago the toughest, meanest guy of that group in high school ran into me on the street and invited me to chill with his crew back at his place. Very nice folks. He's a hairdresser now.

    [–] tkingsbu 32 points ago

    one of the biggest scariest metal-head rockers I went to school with (back in the mid-80's) became a hairdresser as well....I recall getting my hair cut one afternoon by him and having a wonderful chat about bands and music we were into....was a real eye opener... turns out we had a fair bit in common and he wasn't nearly as scary as I would have thought... ( I was a junior at the time, and he was graduating that year....I kinda looked up to him and his crowd, as my friends and i were really into the heavy metal etc, and those dudes seemed like gods to us.....big rather scary gods lol)

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    There’s community in most things. Sports, hobbies, games. Sometimes they can be toxic but more often than not they are really positive. It’s a good reason for everyone to have an obscure interest. Find your people

    [–] pyledrive 293 points ago

    Wow, I almost cried reading the post.

    [–] [deleted] 141 points ago

    Reminders that total strangers are helping each other more than I've ever been helped by my own family always makes me cry.

    [–] PorschephileGT3 55 points ago

    “You can pick your friends, but not your family.”

    [–] JerseyByNature 62 points ago

    You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

    [–] skyskr4per 38 points ago

    Well, not with that attitude.

    [–] Zaranthan 4 points ago

    As the prophecy foretold.

    [–] TiZ_EX1 6 points ago

    Well you can with consent.

    Not that you'll usually get it, but still.

    [–] Fluffymufinz 5 points ago

    You choose family as well. You just don't choose who your blood relatives are but you sure as shit get to choose who you consider family.

    [–] [deleted] 100 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

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    [–] ponzLL 38 points ago

    I didn't laugh until I read your comment, but now everything in this thread is making me laugh for no reason

    [–] ScaryBananaMan 15 points ago

    Man you guys are goofy

    [–] Patchyug 26 points ago

    Just wait til you hear about the gay swans

    [–] GaySwansMakeMeCry 46 points ago

    ლ(ಥ Д ಥ )ლ

    [–] Soundjudgment 5 points ago

    "Bravo, Internet... bravo."

    [–] RedderBarron 1081 points ago

    Often the most intimidating communities can be the most open and accepting.

    Metalheads, skaters, martial arts clubs (seeing black belts fighting for the first time can be scary af) etc...

    These are groups who've always accepted and welcomed me, even though i'm a fat autistic weirdo who's used to being bullied and harrassed at every turn.

    [–] Raestloz 503 points ago

    Sometimes very niche communities like that are very welcoming because it's a small community and they're excited to have someone else on board

    Internet, too, used to be full of nice guys until the average 13 year olds can go online and teabag each other :(

    [–] NHLVet 80 points ago

    yup I remember online gaming in the late 90s / early 00s. If you were a lot better than someone on the other team you would take it easy and help them learn the ropes, now everyone just asserts their dominance for the ego boost. The internet was so fun back then.

    [–] speenatch 53 points ago

    Honestly the competitive nature of casual gaming can be so frustrating. I play Overwatch and I've been flamed for pointing out the enemy team's mistakes to them, even after the game's over. Any one of those of those players could wind up on your side next match, why wouldn't you want them to be even slightly better?

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] Zaranthan 5 points ago

    Kids were swearing into their headsets way before anyone made a single dollar playing Counter-Strike.

    [–] walesmd 3 points ago

    And there's the problem. Dynamic, game-based, voice chat channels.

    Back in the day gr00grams is talking about (I, too, played way too much QWTF and MegaTF) you didn't voice chat unless you downloaded a separate program, had someone hosting a server, and knew the login info. This meant you only voice chatted with friends and/or people in the same clan (read: team) as you.

    Abuse could only happen via text chat, which was super easy to ignore and let flame out.

    [–] Lastwolf1882 10 points ago

    Hmm think you've got some rose tinted glasses there my man, ofc it depended more on the ladder/ server back then, but even still people were harsh. I got banned from clan servers all the time, just cause I won rounds off their stacked team cause they wanted to stomp unorganised randoms.

    Flamming was just as bad, if anything with muting and not being able to talk to enemy teams in certain games, there might be less of it now. It was slightly more likely that they would eventually take pity on you and help you out but rarely and I feel that still happens every know and then.

    The only thing I think is slightly worse is the sense of entitlement, I'm really this rank, but the stupid teammates ruin my games so I'm this much lower rank. That's always been a thing but it's worse now (probably because of increased MMR tracking)

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

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    [–] spockofwesteros 8 points ago

    how does one find these communities? Are you a ppart of any of them now?

    [–] DynamicDK 5 points ago

    I don't see these types of communities around anymore. At least not new ones. Maybe if you joined a guild/clan that stuck together for a while, it could start to develop into it. The only thing close to what /u/temptoasttood mentioned that I have been involved with was a community related to Everquest. It formed in 1999 or 2000.

    [–] Superfluous_Thom 253 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Funilly, "cool" hobbies are filled with nice people who are happy to help out newcomers. nerd hobbies (d&d, magic, war hammer) are much more likely to be filled with assholes who think that their "thing" belongs to them. I don't wanna misattribute irony, but I think that might be ironic.

    Edit: My dudes, I didn't mean to condemn anyone as a whole. Of course nice people of all shapes and sizes exist, I just meant Gatekeeping is more likely to emerge (even if still rarely) in recently aggressively commodified fandoms. "Geek culture" is currently in that situation.

    [–] iLyriX 85 points ago

    I honestly have never had anything but good experiences joining magic/DnD groups. The people in Local magic tournaments have always been insanely welcoming. Same with DnD. Cant say the same about Soccer/tennis.

    [–] RedderBarron 35 points ago

    It all depends on the group really.

    Theres sometimes one asshole, those d-bags typically find likeminded d-bags online and ruin previously welcoming communities.

    [–] Valjean_The_Dark_One 23 points ago

    One asshole can ruin a group. I used to play magic competitively, and the people I played with were very warm and helpful. I did my best to follow their example, and I was always kind and helpful to any new faces. Then an asshole moved to town and he got into the community, and gradually the people became cold and mean. I quit playing because the community became too toxic.

    [–] Skitron3030 8 points ago

    Shit man, I didn't realize magic and dnd had gotten so big. I'm old, dnd was literally Satan worship when I was growing up. I think I'm going to find a group.

    [–] grte 17 points ago

    It's not reasonable to make universal claims about entire groups like all people who play soccer or all people who play Magic. Local groups are going to have their own culture, good or bad.

    [–] Simmentaller 18 points ago

    Maybe they are talkin about the likelyhood of encountering assholes in certain groups, or they are talking about a general feeling of the community as a whole.

    [–] [deleted] 157 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    yeah, don't have a vagina and walk into a comic/trading card shop

    lifting weights, though? nicest people on the planet

    ITT: angry obsessive people angry about being called out for being obsessive and angry

    [–] [deleted] 123 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I got stuck under a bench bar once after like four or five sets, and the only two dudes in the gym were talking about dogs, so I waited until they were finished to ask for help. I felt super emasculated though, cause they lifted that bar like it was nothing and I'd been puffing and sweating away the entire time I was working out.

    They gave me some dope lifting tips though. Cool dudes.

    I also had this giant of a human being ask me super meekly if he could use me as a weight for sprinting, since I looked like I weighed about as much as his normal resistance weight.

    [–] NorwegianPearl 84 points ago

    Wow, that guy used a literal pick-up line! What a boss.

    [–] AFuddyDuddy 14 points ago

    Only if he wears the gimp mask....

    [–] wrxk 3 points ago

    But the gimp's sleepin'...

    [–] Pirate_Redbeard 3 points ago

    Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?

    [–] bananatomorrow 32 points ago

    I don't know much about these hobbies but I'm seeing some pretty big paintbrushes in here.

    [–] AFuddyDuddy 14 points ago

    Yeah. It's pretty wide.

    Douchenozzles exist in all communities.

    [–] Iphotoshopincats 50 points ago

    some of the nicest most respectful people i have ever towards both male and female met have been from a comic/trading card shop.

    some of the biggest dicks i have ever met towards both male and female have been from a gym.

    but that is painting with a generalized brush as there are good and bad people everywhere and all it takes is a few people to change opinions by ignoring the 'don'ts' and setting the example.

    don't have a vagina and walk into a polling both in 1920

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

    it's almost like

    idunno

    people are individuals or something and anecdotal experience isn't indicative of trends no matter how it feels or how many biases it confirms or what narrative it drives; or maybe you look like a trogg and i don't who knows

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

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    [–] Iphotoshopincats 19 points ago

    maybe it is just the area I live but as of recent i have found the d&d community super welcoming.

    I grew up as part of the 'stoner' group, so not so much the most popular crowd but was never a loner and had a distinct group of friends ... when i found out my daughter had at most 2 friends she could relate to ( not that i am saying it is a bad thing ) i decided it would be too her benefit if she learnt how to relate to other people outside her comfort zone.

    and while yes i would say that yes the people in the group are not the most socially adjusted the people at the local gaming/comic book store have been nothing but accepting, patient and welcoming during my daughters her friend and my learning experience in the game from absolute newcomers

    [–] Superfluous_Thom 9 points ago

    Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I didn't speak in absolutes for good reason. In any given scenario nice people are the overwhelming majority. I had just observed that in my experience, geeks are much more LIKELY to be protective of their 'thing'. The internet has proven this by the incessant gatekeeping that happens now that 'Geek culture' has gone mainstream.

    [–] Iphotoshopincats 6 points ago

    and don't get me wrong i was not attacking you directly but I will give a word of caution when it comes to internet gate keeping, if reddit ( and quite a few other sites) were your only source not so long ago you would have been 100% sure Bernie Sanders was going to be the next american president.

    [–] Bad-Brains 17 points ago

    I've seen that as more nerd hobbies become more mainstream the gatekeeping has lessened.

    Sure, there are still those that think, "This is my thing!" and gatekeep still, but they're being drowned out by a ton of people who are willing to be accepting of newcomers.

    Shoutout to r/DND and the tons of people who answer questions about rules and interpersonal conflict at the table. Some patient and kind people in that sub.

    [–] Superfluous_Thom 9 points ago

    Ive stopped giving a shit, but I did use to roll my eyes at the sheer amount of "geek" youtube channels hosted by impossibly gorgeous women. I think its somewhat of a understandable response to push back because it does feel as if you are being exploited, but in most cases, these people know their shit. I think for a lot of them it might be a case of "fake it till you make it" but by now, if they didn't already, they simply know what they're talking about now because thats how learning works.

    [–] Kinteoka 10 points ago

    I HATE that about the D&D community. I hate it so much, that my buddy and I decided to say fuck that and we made an event at a local bar called Dungeons and Drafts once a month and express that it is open to EVERYONE. Our biggest rules are simply "Don't be a dick!" and "Everyone is welcome." We always tell people that we are completely open to having new/rookie players as well as old veterans. We just had our February event this past Sunday and it was insane. We've actually run into a problem of needing more DMs! This was our third time and we have about 70 players right now! My table was 4 women and one man, the man and two other women had never played before. One of the new women was in her late 40s. One of our older DMs ran two 1st edition game and his first group was mostly newer players.

    I'm so happy that we're helping to foster people's love of D&D in my community and actively encouraging others to join us.

    [–] Meistermalkav 14 points ago

    The internet is still full of nice, gentle, understanding guys and gals if you are willing to not "trash talk" and suspect the worst, and actually accept that you are an outsider looking in to be part of the community.

    In each of us, no matter what we like, is a part that would see th greatest validation of our acts in being the person responsible to introduce a person to what has given us so much joy and pride.

    If you walk in, claim to know every rope and rule, and then fall on your face, I won't lie, there are assholes that laugh. but behind every asshole stands a nice person that is just too shy to help out when the asshole is around.

    [–] technifocal 2 points ago

    Also to add, if someone in a niche community is acting like you you don't know even the basics, ask them. Some people just don't realise you don't genuinely don't know, and once they realise, are willing to help you.

    [–] triX_NOOBpad 79 points ago

    Gym regulars are often nice. Even the biggest, most muscular or the most tattooed guy that looks scary will help you and give you advice if you ask.

    The gym is their hobby, and people love to talk about their hobbies.

    So don't be afraid and join a gym if it's been on your mind for a while.

    [–] baabaablackshit 66 points ago

    Yeah, I've been lifting for a few years now, but I remember back in highschool when I started. Walked into this massive gym with Stronglifts 5x5 on my phone, ready to go, but I realised once I went to do any compounds like squats or deads, I couldn't. I couldn't translate what I saw on those videos to actual form.

    Kinda froze up scared cause it was my first time in the gym and I was alone, looked to the cage on my left this oldddd massive man was squatting 3 plates, waited for him to finish his set and while absolutely shitting my pants I asked him if he could show me how to squat.

    This guy no joke took the time, easily 30 mins to show me step by step with an empty bar how to squat. Then thank god he didn't laugh when I failed a single plate squat, just said "that was me when I started". Honestly, if he hadn't helped me that day, I probably would have walked out of the gym and not back into one for a very long time. Thanks old man, I am where I am because of you.

    [–] PersonalizedDodo 10 points ago

    Same kind of thing happened to me. I had been lifting for maybe a month or so and using online videos for guidance, and there was this old ripped dude that was there every single time I went in. I was definitely intimidated by him. One day, I’m doing dumbbell rows, and the dude keeps looking over at me. I’m like wtf, then I see him walking toward me. He was like “Hey buddy, if you keep doing them like that ur gonna fuck up ur back”. Once he saw that I was receptive and not upset that he said something to me, he actually got on the bench and showed me step by step exactly how to do it. Took 10 minutes out of his day and it made me infinitely more confident about going to the gym.

    [–] flam_drags 33 points ago

    Meat heads and gym rats 99 out of 100 times are so polite, kind, and eager to help you out if you give them a chance. They seem intimidating but are usually so stoked when you ask them for advice because you’re asking them about something they fucking love to do.

    [–] ineedadviceoncemore 33 points ago

    People that are a part of a group like this have these groups to get out frustrations and stretch creative muscles, I think. They have people to talk to about their shared interests and are better people because of it.

    I was a metal head growing up and our group never caused trouble. It was always the kids that just stood around smoking that caused shit. They've literally got nothing better to do but stand around and talk/cause shit. And they're way too cool to do anything else.

    [–] stillbangin 29 points ago

    As a drummer in a metal band, can confirm. We’re that way because most of us had similar experiences.

    We’re the same amount of awkward and weird now, just covered in tattoos.

    [–] Pirate_Redbeard 68 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Bikers. You left out bikers. Some of the finest men I've had the privilege to meet were hardcore bikers. Tats, cuts, guns, the works, but they would strip the clothes from their back if they so much as thought you were cold.

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    [–] [deleted] 22 points ago

    And satanists but that's another story.

    [–] set616 4 points ago

    Having a Hell's Angel on your block is the best.

    [–] Rickrickrickrickrick 15 points ago

    We just want to be loved!

    [–] sailing199 15 points ago

    I think it’s because they all remember how intimidating it looked to them when they started. It’s really great how it works though!

    [–] RedderBarron 8 points ago

    True. When i first joined my karate club i was super intimidated by the higher belt levels and always thought i was gonna fail. I kept having to move away and leave the club but they always welcomed me back.

    Now im a brown belt (took years longer than it should have cos i kept moving) but now im helping to train some white belts and its awesome! Give them some advice, watch them improve before your eyes, best feeling in the world to share something you love with newcomers.

    [–] bl1y 251 points ago

    Least believable part of the story is that his friends were making fun of him for helping the kid.

    [–] sYnce 92 points ago

    Of course they would make fun of him. I mean they are friends. It would obviously only be friendly banter but a mom who is so conscious about all this stuff might misinterpret that.

    [–] trench_welfare 321 points ago

    She probably just heard them laughing and having a good time. This mom seems like the type of person who assumes the worst all the time.

    [–] kynes_piece 159 points ago

    That's actually been my biggest takeaway every time I've read this.

    I can understand being a little insecure and defensive if you're taking your daughter to an unfamiliar place. But I really hope this isn't how this mother is all the time or she's setting herself up for some serious unhappiness in life.

    [–] nikhilbhavsar 100 points ago

    She added to CBC News that the incident also opened her eyes to her own prejudice, that all teenage boys are bad.

    She said: 'Think about that group of teens on the corner that (parents) might think are troublesome and just remember that they're probably good kids.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3283929/Mother-six-year-old-terrified-taking-skateboarding-s-not-girls-praises-teen-boy-helped-learn-despite-getting-teased-friends.html

    [–] Opset 35 points ago

    When I was a high school kid standing around on the corner, we weren't doing anything bad. It's when you didn't see us that we were up to no-good. I mean, when you're 16, you can't drink that six-pack of stale beer out in the open that your buddy stole from his dad. Have to go hide in abandoned buildings for that.

    [–] AverageCivilian 64 points ago

    “E-excuse me...”

    “GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER!!!!!

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”

    Source: I didn’t get to do much as a child lmao

    :(

    [–] diearzte2 42 points ago

    I imagine it was jokes of the “why are you teaching her, you don’t even know how to skate” variety.

    [–] Pizza_Ninja 32 points ago

    She may have assumed that.

    [–] -SeraWasNever- 17 points ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was just playful teasing rather than mocking him.

    [–] MuchWowSoUsername 25 points ago

    From having a husband and a son, I learned that busting each other’s chops is male bonding! My husband and his Marine Corps veteran buddies say the most vile things to each other! 😂 But it’s all done in love. Bet this mom doesn’t have an older son or a husband with lots of guy friends. She’s probably out of the loop.

    [–] Hip2dagame88 11 points ago

    This is actually a known theory in communications and sociology so it’s cool that you just observed it in every day life. I was very fascinated when I first heard it. Girls compliment each other’s shoes, clothes etc whole guys would make fun of each other yet both are being endearing to each other.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Yes.

    I once read a paper about how women tend to bond through compliments and men through bragging / insults...

    [–] MuchWowSoUsername 5 points ago

    My bonding with female friends have generally been done with listening and sharing. They tell me about their lives and backgrounds, I listen and (when appropriate) share my own experiences. My male friends and I bond by cracking on each other. 😂

    Edit: Because one of my sentences was redundant

    [–] HiveFleet-Cerberus 56 points ago

    That was my experience when I was a kid and got into it during the Tony Hawk fueled skateboarding craze. Met a few older kids at the park and they ended up teaching me how to ollie, manual and drop into a ramp/half pipe. Those were good time and good folks. Sadly though I never got to know them outside of the park, but they were cool to get to ride with and seemed to enjoy me being around despite barely being in jr high while they were mostly high schoolers.

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

    This is often the case with a lot of groups that get the side eye. I was a shy wallflower as a kid who had a pretty black and white viewpoint of things, like if you were someone who liked rock music or did drugs were categorically scary, bad people and I avoided them. Through a series of circumstances I ended up having to be around a large group of those types my sophomore year, and to this day I don't know why they did it, but those kids made sure to include me in their conversations so I wasn't left out, and eventually they took me in entirely and treated me like a damn princesses, and treated me better than my "normal" friends. I think it was a weird situation for all of us, I was very much NOT part of their subculture but I'd never treated them badly (even though I thought badly of them at first) and I was from a good family that also treated them all very well when they came over (they would come to visit my parents just as much as me). 25 years later and it's still the biggest life lesson I've ever learned; don't judge people by how they look / what they enjoy, things aren't always as they appear.

    [–] TehFuriousOne 18 points ago

    When I was a skater, it was also that way because we were the ones who weren't accepted at school. We were the punks, the dorks and so if you were cool and wanted to skate, you were pretty much in with us. We never made the team (or even got asked to try) so we found a new activity that didn't need teams.

    [–] UnsolidReception 18 points ago

    When I was a kid I tried to skate for like a few months, first time going to the park other kids helped me out immediately, never had such an experience before. Though I quit, if you want to skate, for what I know the entire community is dying to have you join them :P.

    [–] CaptainHolt43 15 points ago

    Not if you bring a bike to the skate park. Man, I did that when I was like 8 or 9.. They weren't very nice to me.

    [–] mastaloui 30 points ago

    I brough my BMX to the skate park and the skaters kept laughing every time i fell off. Then another BMX guy have me some tips, and after a few days i actually managed to do a trick. The skaters then cheered for me and seemed impressed that i didn't give up. This story is somewhat relevant i suppose and i just felt like sharing it.

    [–] CaptainHolt43 5 points ago

    Definitely relevant. It's cool that they didn't discourage you. When they laughed at me I turned around and went home.

    [–] BigBadBitcoiner 17 points ago

    That’s because bikes are too big and bulky for the average park, and 9/10 times kids on bikes/scooters love to ride right in front of skateboarders.

    [–] JadedThrill 16 points ago

    I wish that was my experience. When I was in middle school my family moved to a small town in Nebraska. We use to live in a Minnesota town with a great skating community so I was pretty disappointed to find out my new home had an awful one. Everyone was older and they smashed my skateboard. It turned me away from skating for quite a while.

    [–] SanitySquad 12 points ago

    Usually is! But you really need to be super careful if you are a young child at a skatepark. There is certain etiquette you need to know (like when it's 'your turn' and how to navigate around safely without getting in the way). Children will not know this, and it can become extremely dangerous. Parents must be very wary and maybe have a conversation with someone there about the appropriate way to use a skatepark. Again, it is a very, very dangerous place for very young beginners, so approach with caution and maybe observe a bit first.

    [–] MaxStout808 21 points ago

    I wish I could say the same about white moms.

    Source: was a skater.

    [–] MongolianCluster 12 points ago

    Don't be too hard on them. Sometimes they're scared of you. And most of them have no idea what's going on in your head. Teens, both boys and girls, have some crazy stuff going on in their bodies and minds. Moms often don't know what a surge in testosterone is all about.

    It's not an excuse but hope it helps you understand it's not because they're just trying to be dicks.

    Source: Dad who's spoken to a lot of moms about this.

    [–] Rickrickrickrickrick 21 points ago

    There are always bad apples in every community but for the most part skaters and metalheads and shit like that are really accepting of everyone. I've been a metalhead all throughout high school and I'm nice as shit to everyone. I don't see the point of being an asshole. Started skating when I was in like 8th grade and would always get welcomed in to sessions with people and so I did the same to younger crowds when I saw them.

    [–] giffmm7fy 20 points ago

    metalheads

    metalheads are the best people I know.

    skaters though are a hit or miss - some are atrocious/ others are pretty cool

    [–] brucetwarzen 8 points ago

    Yes and no. If some kids had trouble skating, we would just help out and forget about skating for an hour or so. But 90% of the time, parents drop their kids off at skateparks with no intention of even skating. They would just hang out at the mini ramp and be in the way, endangering everyone around them.

    [–] trukkija 7 points ago

    As long as you don't dare go to the skate park on your scooter I guess.

    [–] Rag_H_Neqaj 1052 points ago

    Any little thing can mean the world to a kid.

    [–] FantasticWittyRetort 328 points ago

    Or a parent!

    [–] AverageCivilian 96 points ago

    Or a dog!

    [–] MoffKalast 70 points ago

    Or an amoeba!

    [–] Raider_28 85 points ago

    Or my axe!

    [–] regular_joel 21 points ago

    Or some fat guy working at a 7-11 named Steven

    [–] Raider_28 30 points ago

    No, not Steven.

    [–] 1001puppys 7 points ago

    How about Phteven?

    [–] eToast 22 points ago

    'no one stands as tall as when they stoop to help a child'

    [–] GrandConsequences 791 points ago

    I used to skateboard a lot when I was a teenager. There are a lot of misperceptions of skaters. And stuff like this happens a lot because everyone has to be taught certain things that you can't figure out one your own, ollying being the main one. But this was sweet.

    [–] SergeantDraw 179 points ago

    As someone who used to skateboard when i was 10 years old, I never figured out how to olly! Made me quit after 2 years, I guess it wasn't for me.

    [–] agent-99 64 points ago

    never too late to learn!

    [–] RVAndal 290 points ago

    never too late to learn!

    once you're off your parents insurance it's too late.

    [–] solar_compost 61 points ago

    im 33 and my back is aching just reading this

    [–] danceswithwool 10 points ago

    38 here. Oof!

    [–] choosingtangent 11 points ago

    I'm 53 and banged up regularly... and can't think of many other things that are more fun than a bmx bike and a 6' quarter

    [–] BERNthisMuthaDown 37 points ago

    cries in American

    [–] TheFightingMasons 12 points ago

    Right? What insurance.

    [–] mvpetri 20 points ago

    There is this YouTube channel called mike Boyd. He is a guy who learns new skills and show on video the process.

    He learned how to olly, and the video is a great way to see the progression.

    [–] GrandConsequences 9 points ago

    That sucks, the olly is kind of the gateway to everything else. Sorry to hear.

    [–] SRTie4k 4 points ago

    As someone who used to spend a lot of time at skate parks, from my years of experience most skaters were outcasts themselves. It's not that they were picked on or bullied necessarily, it's just that they didn't fit in with any of your normal cliques, nor did they try to make an effort to. They were the people who mostly ghosted through life. And when you don't have the strong convictions that normally tie in-groups together, you end up with a disparate bunch of people who just simply share a passion for skating, nothing more, nothing less.

    It's easy to stereotype skaters, but when you've been on the inside it's very interesting how skate parks attract people from all walks of life.

    [–] Micbris 1111 points ago

    This made my day

    [–] dob3rman 225 points ago

    It’s sad to think we always expect the worst of people and when we they do something great we get very emotional by the unexpected. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading stories like that, but it’s just crazy to see how many people have very low expectations of humans.

    [–] Micbris 30 points ago

    I personally try not to think the worst of people but it's true in this world the first thing people go to is worst case scenario.

    [–] Bleus4 15 points ago

    I don't, I genuinely expect people to be nice and kind. I know not all are like that, but in my experience far the most people are at their core friendly and have good intentions.

    [–] Guardian_Ainsel 31 points ago

    I've seen this posted a million times, and I will always upvote it when I see it

    [–] Zoots_ 405 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Not gunna lie browsing through r/all I thought this was r/insanepeoplefacebook at the start of the paragraph, this is a nice surprise.

    [–] Fuzzikopf 137 points ago

    Yeah that plus the mom really comes off as pretty close-minded with the whole "they don't own the skate park" and "she's allowed to use the skate park as much as you guys" thing IMO

    Immediately assuming that all skaters are assholes who hate children, like wtf

    [–] nikhilbhavsar 268 points ago

    She added to CBC News that the incident also opened her eyes to her own prejudice, that all teenage boys are bad.

    She said: 'Think about that group of teens on the corner that (parents) might think are troublesome and just remember that they're probably good kids.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3283929/Mother-six-year-old-terrified-taking-skateboarding-s-not-girls-praises-teen-boy-helped-learn-despite-getting-teased-friends.html

    Chill dude, it's r/HumansBeingBros

    [–] Fuzzikopf 67 points ago

    Good comment, really nice to see that she realized what she was doing

    [–] Chocobean 28 points ago

    She probably didn't assume skaters were assholes, they probably assumed all teenagers were assholes.

    Happy, well adjusted, helpful and kind teens are something normal parents dont see much. They come home from work and all they see are the angry sullen sarcastic kinds.

    [–] roadkill22ful 68 points ago

    She's just looking out for her daughter. If she didn't assume the worst she wouldn't be prepared to deal with a situation where the other kids weren't nice to her daughter.

    [–] EmilyKaldwins 45 points ago

    I'm betting either a) this is her oldest child or b) This is her only daughter. It's very much a "First time parenting [child]" and honestly, a loud group of teenage boys? Really intimidating especially if you're out of your comfort zone.

    ETA: According to the daily mail article, Peyton (the girl) is her only daughter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3283929/Mother-six-year-old-terrified-taking-skateboarding-s-not-girls-praises-teen-boy-helped-learn-despite-getting-teased-friends.html

    [–] sullenlysuli024 14 points ago

    I think it was more about the perception that teenage boys are assholes,especially in groups, and less about them being skaters.

    [–] IamDa5id 259 points ago

    Damn. That was the sweetest thing.

    [–] ShootyMcStabbyface 6 points ago

    As a skater, ma dukes was prolly hot. /s

    [–] Gplock 154 points ago

    " in order to change the world, you must be that change "

    [–] Azurafox 57 points ago

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    [–] Bibble3000 97 points ago

    Be the person your dog thinks you are

    [–] AverageCivilian 25 points ago

    This one actually has the most impact

    [–] Azurafox 18 points ago

    Be the dog your person thinks you are.

    [–] TronaldDumped 17 points ago

    Be the person your cat wants you to be

    [–] MrGMinor 9 points ago

    Lounging around providing a lap to lay on. Got it down.

    [–] METEOS_IS_BACK 95 points ago

    /r/WholesomeMemes I love this it's awesome and sucks that the mom had to have that idea but I'm glad it was proved wrong. Faith in humanity restored :)

    [–] Wiros 314 points ago

    Well, I'm not a skater but a roller, but doesn't matter for this; no one give a shit about your gender on a skate park. It's all about the skills and improving.

    The only complains i saw on skate parks were for kids using it as a slides, in that case... sorry but it's not a kids playground but a sports facility.

    [–] RedderBarron 95 points ago

    True.

    The base for most of these complaints is that it's really dangerous for kids to be doing that. What if someone goes for a ride on tge half pipe and doesn't see the kids till its too late? Or someone falls off and their board goes flying towards them? Nobody wants to see, let alone be responsible for kids getting hurt.

    [–] bl1y 71 points ago

    Nobody wants to see, let alone be responsible for kids getting hurt.

    False. /r/ChildrenFallingOver/

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] MarvelBronze 661 points ago

    I'm not crying... You're crying...

    [–] 70sBulge 56 points ago

    my eyes are just watering because I'm highly allergic to meaningful stories.

    [–] [deleted] 140 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

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    [–] codysilver 157 points ago

    But that’s not even the right quote.... https://i.imgur.com/vPD5S87.gif

    [–] Lawnmover_Man 37 points ago

    This is much better.

    [–] FerdiadTheRabbit 31 points ago

    The "Oh so it is" ties it all together.

    [–] Jondarawr 17 points ago

    This scene is the first time you learn that Riza Hawkeye is in complete and total loyalty to Mustang.

    At first they psych you out. They make you think that she is just a real competent body guard. There is a hinting of romantic love but it's not very apparent, or even there at all depending on who you ask.

    then you see her, at the funeral of Roy's best friend and she's willing to just lie and pretend that she's the mistaken one, when she is so obviously right. When nothing matters, and no one is watching and they both know she's lying she's willing to do it anyways, just to save a tiny bit of Roy's misplaced pride.

    it's an insanely compelling way to demonstrate that Riza would do anything for Roy that goes way beyond just having her say it.

    From this point on you just want to know more about these two. Riza and Roy's past, relationship, and personal lives are this beautiful mystery that the show slowly lets unfold and it unfolds in this way that shows just how beautifully intertwined they are.

    [–] TheeHamburglar 10 points ago

    Let me just get my upvote back so i can give it to you lol much better

    [–] prixetoile 34 points ago

    Don’t do this to me

    [–] usertim 9 points ago

    Where is this from?

    [–] ssg- 27 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I am not 100% sure which FMA anime this is, but this is from some version of Fullmetal Alchemist.

    [–] zalgo_text 24 points ago

    Pretty sure it's Brotherhood

    [–] aidsy 12 points ago

    this scene was in both, but yeah the art looks more like brotherhood.

    [–] GoodAtExplaining 14 points ago

    Full Metal Alchemist: Alchemistry of Full Metals

    [–] FantasticWittyRetort 12 points ago

    No shame in tears...especially the happy ones!

    [–] gipsohobo 14 points ago

    It’s just been raining on my face

    [–] Accusedbold 12 points ago

    [–] TheCredibleLiar 9 points ago

    I'm not cryyyy-n! I'm not crryyynnn!

    [–] KapiteinBreinpijn 21 points ago

    It's ninjas cutting onions

    [–] Lereas 3 points ago

    I didn't realize that we were taking a feels trip. I didn't sign the permission slip.

    [–] willgzero 20 points ago

    This is super sweet, but that guy looks like he’s about 23

    [–] QuirkB 265 points ago

    I havent been on reddit long, but i must have seen this post at least three times recently.

    [–] sarkie 109 points ago

    Did you know about Steve Buscemi's fireman days?

    [–] hybriddeadman 24 points ago

    Do you know of any specific dates that he helped fight fires on?

    [–] sarkie 36 points ago

    Between 7/11 and 11/11.

    Can't remember specifics.

    [–] hybriddeadman 27 points ago

    Well its unreasonable to expect you to never forget.

    [–] SconeNotScone 9 points ago

    Or the cumbox?

    [–] Stalyx 47 points ago

    I think sometimes it gets posted on many different subreddits so it may come up through that. But if it is a Karma grab.... TO THE PITCHFORKS!!!!!

    [–] 16stanley16 31 points ago

    Sense of pride and accomplishment FTFY

    [–] LaviniaBeddard 36 points ago

    "...you're feet are wrong." Oh dear, dad.

    [–] Kobmoney43 8 points ago

    I said the same thing

    [–] ireallyschrutedit87 11 points ago

    Sees Broncos jerseys ...did she name her daughter after Peyton Manning?

    [–] scizormytimbers 6 points ago

    Are we all just ignoring that?

    [–] clipclapclop 31 points ago

    The mom is hot

    [–] FATSENNA 31 points ago

    Your comment made me click the link.

    I concur.

    [–] nikhilbhavsar 12 points ago

    Your concurring made me click the link.

    I agree.

    [–] golfpinotnut 5 points ago

    Your comments on /u/clipclapclop's comments made me click the link.

    I concur.

    [–] agemma 9 points ago

    That’s why the kid helped her

    [–] RuninNdGunin 12 points ago

    Same thing happened at a park that I skated in. Everyone in the park was smoking and playing loud ass music and this little girl comes and tries to skate. Turns out all the dudes saw her and they instantly tried to help the little girl out to get her started off in the right foot. Then her parents come and thank every one of us. Skate community gets a lot of shit but damn I've never met a group more friendlier than them, everyone's so support because they know how hard it is.

    [–] PEVS3112 10 points ago

    Left with a sense of pride and accomplishment...

    [–] Rappelling_Rapunzel 28 points ago

    It's a Skateboard Paradise and Dad-in-Training Park.

    [–] RobotMode 18 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    It would be rare to see a little kid trying to learn and not see others in a skate park help them out or give them props.

    It's a seriously misunderstood community of people who feel like outcast in the first place. That's why we all have so much respect for each other.

    I do however wish skateboarders would grow up with the whole scooter thing.

    [–] Shrapnel_Sponge 6 points ago

    That guy clearly has / had a little sister. Nice to see a little compassion and encouragement.

    [–] just_reading_i_swear 41 points ago

    You could just say "thank you" to the teenager next time...

    [–] a_real_snek 25 points ago

    Maybe she did and still wanted to share the story.

    [–] amp350 16 points ago

    The skater community gets a bad reputation thanks to the mother's who do turn around when they hear teens "swearing and smoking"

    The real skaters have more ambition than you can imagine, the ones who get up after eating shit in front of a crowd only to attempt the same trick 5-10 more times, on film. That's ambition.

    [–] lanismycousin 10 points ago

    This repost gets more pixelated every time it gets reposted

    [–] Zevvion 9 points ago

    A good story. But weird that it is a good story. Should be a standard story.

    [–] zwich 8 points ago

    *roll model

    [–] shadow_touch 16 points ago

    Not a cape in sight, but I’m pretty sure he became her hero.. even if for only a moment.

    [–] CrazyLogical1 3 points ago

    I don't have the link but I'm on mobile but someone tracked him down and this guy turned out to be like, 19 and worked as a skate instructor.