This Guy Saved This Woman Who Was Being Fat-Shamed By an Older Man in a Plane

Published on 11/21/2020
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The woman tried to stop her tears from falling, but she could no longer stand them. It was all too much. She decided to remain cool and stared in the reverse direction instead. All of a sudden, she heard a particular individual intervening. She didn’t expect a stranger join in on what was going on. At first, she felt a little anxious. Hasn’t she been through that already? As the reality dawned on her, she was even more astonished!

This Guy Saved This Woman Who Was Being Fat-Shamed By an Older Man in a Plane

This Guy Saved This Woman Who Was Being Fat-Shamed By an Older Man in a Plane

A Woman Called Savannah Phillips

She’ll convince you she’s an optimistic person if you ask Savannah Phillips. She made damn sure to do her best in terms of parenthood and her career. But there was still a doubt in the back of her head trying to tell her she wasn’t really good enough, considering this and all the dedication she put into her daily existence.

A Woman Called Savannah Phillips

A Woman Called Savannah Phillips

How Was She To Predict?

She tried to pick a seat in an empty row whenever the opportunity came, and she needed to fly. Unfortunately, on this specific day the plane in question was already loaded! She had started to feel anxious about that ride. Though she had her doubts, there was no way of knowing what would happen to her.

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Her Low Self-Esteem

Savannah battled with being overweight. It wasn’t easy to be on the receiving side of so many hateful remarks. Even though some of them intended well it did not change the condition of her self-esteem. The tragic fact is that for quite some time now the United States of America has been struggling with an obesity epidemic. This does not mean that the way to go is body-shaming. Typically, it just makes the situation worse as a matter of fact. Savanna understood just how real this was.

Her Low Self Esteem

Her Low Self-Esteem

Her Fear Of Flying

Savannah was not flying for fun, but out of obligation. She had a lot of business travels and had no other choice. Though she hated the experience of crowded bunks, there isn’t much she can do about it but withstand it. By booking vacant rows most of the time, she might avoid this problem. This enabled her to feel more at ease and less nauseous on the flights. It is, sadly, not always possible.

Her Fear Of Flying

Her Fear Of Flying

It Was Packed

When she booked the flight, she imagined out that the plane was already loaded. Savannah agreed, on the date of the flight, to attempt her luck again. At the check-in, she went to the gates and asked if somebody had cancelled it. At the desk, the person shook her head, which meant there was no extra seat left. She realized this was not going to be an awesome flight.

It Was Packed

It Was Packed

Savannah’s experience in congested airplane flight was always bad. She used to try and negotiate with the clerks at the check-in to get on her way. However, that was not the case today. Due to the number of passengers on the flight, it was not possible to do so. She tried to reason with the airline staff but it was declined. There was no way around it as the flight was in full capacity.

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Boarding The Plane

As she headed to the boarding gate, she glanced at all of the other travellers at the terminal. She could sense that everybody was staring at her. She did not like the looks and could sense that fear had overwhelmed her body. She said to herself, looking at her feet, “It’ll all be over soon.” Sadly, with the horrible experience, she had a hard time. Her gut was telling her that something was going to be bad.

Boarding The Plane

Boarding The Plane

It Was Not Easy

Soon enough it was time to board the plane. She saw the crowded cabin and could not help but feel a twinge of anxiety. She managed to relax as she found her way to her seat. She had been allocated a window seat and saw that the aisle seat had already been claimed. After seeing her in the aisle, the man stood up so she could take her seat. He made sure to sigh dramatically after that as if to show her that he was not pleased.

It Was Not Easy

It Was Not Easy

Eyes On Her

He was an older man wearing sunglasses that were bright. It was obvious that he was not tolerant of fat people. Maybe that’s the understatement of the year! He was adamant to let Savannah know just how he felt. On his tablet, he started typing a letter, which is not normally a problem.

Eyes On Her

Eyes On Her

He chose to set the text size to the largest possible option here and make the show as bright as it can go! He needed Savannah to understand precisely how he thought about her and her present crisis, and to make the message very explicit, he was sure. But eventually, he found out that she was not the only one watching his cruel little gesture.

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The Rude Man

As a helpful woman, she approached him and asked what was wrong when she see that he’s maneuvering his smartphone in her direction. He was just telling her he needed to get a decent angle of the device. This was a lie as he attempted to put the last changes on the post. When she saw what he’d written on his phone, she was shocked.

The Rude Man

The Rude Man

It was bad enough for him to talk regarding her badly, but he also had the balls to show her that! She stared away from him and gazed at the glass. Even though she was angry, she tried not to scream. Little did she know that the man sitting behind her had very clearly seen the entire thing.

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He Was A Bully

The moment she saw his screen, she realized why he had switched his display settings. He wanted to show the post he was typing out. It was evident he wanted to express his thoughts and let her know more about them. To Savannah, it seemed like she was once more dealing with her bullies from high school. It’s too much for her, but it turned out it wasn’t just the end of it. “The phone screen read, “Sitting next to a smelly fatty.”

He Was A Bully

He Was A Bully

Coming To Her Rescue

The older man, all of a sudden, felt a powerful tap on the shoulder. When he turned around, he was told by someone, “I need to talk to you. NOW.” Stunned, he got up and followed the other man down the aisle. The man was Chase Irwin. “We’re swapping seats NOW,” he told the old guy. Shocked by the confrontation, the man agreed. After the turn, Chase struck up a discussion with Savannah.

Coming To Her Rescue

Coming To Her Rescue

Her Very Own Hero

Savannah and Chase struck up a conversation. Words were not enough to show her gratitude to him. But the only thing that she knew about him was his name and profession. She soon discovered that he was also a father. She decided upon their arrival to share the story with the rest of the world. Sadly, she could not find him on social networks. Instead, she wrote a Facebook post in the hope of finding him!

Her Very Own Hero

Her Very Own Hero

Her Facebook Post

Savannah’s post started; “I’m only sharing this tale of what happened to me today in hopes that maybe the person who stood up for me would be remembered… We sat on the runway waiting for the OK to take off for about 10 minutes. “I sat there unable to stop crying silently.” She had a hard time composing the post as if she was reliving it all over again.

Her Facebook Post

Her Facebook Post

This Has To End!

But that was not the end. She went on, “I was scrunching myself up against the wall as far as I could,” she went on, “…The man next to me got his headphones on. Someone behind us says, “We are switching seats. Now.” The guy next to me said, “OK- why?” And I hear someone say (removing curse words), “You are texting about her, and I’m not putting up with that.”

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This Has To End!

It Went Viral

She was shocked to see how many views, shares, and likes the post had gotten. Many people posted comments that were positive and telling her she was fine just the way she was. They wished she was not getting to let the actions of the rude man affect her! Humans have not forgotten to thank Chase for what he did. If you ask us a good deed should always be recalled and applauded!

It Went Viral

It Went Viral

They Found Him

With the influence of Facebook, it didn’t take very long for netizens to find out the name of the person. They found Chase Irwin on the site of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey bar and restaurant in Nashville. He was the owner of that establishment! When the news came out people started flooding the page with appreciation and warm thoughts for the hero. In addition to the general public, the media got wind of this news as well!

They Found Him

They Found Him

He Was Infuriated

It kind of just snapped within him when he saw what the older gentleman was doing to her. He shared, “I was going to wait until the end of the flight to say something but I couldn’t make this guy sit next to her on this whole flight and think he’s making fun of her.” He continued to share, “When I see someone crying, it gets to me deep down, and when I saw her crying, it hit me hard, and I got sick to my stomach.”

He Was Infuriated

He Was Infuriated

A World Of Difference

The good thing was the fact that Chase had been keeping an eye on the situation from the start. Straight away, he can tell that something was going to go south. He discovered that the man had been insulting to the Savannah since the start. After getting the text, there’s no way Chase was able to let it go. At the time, he seemed to have no idea that a world of difference would be created by his act of compassion.

A World Of Difference

A World Of Difference

He Could Not Believe It

“Hey babe, sitting next to a smelly fatty. She’s overflowing over my armrest. I think I’m going to be sick!” wrote the rude man on his smartphone. It surprised Chase to see the post. He shared with Inside Edition, ‘I started to see her wiping tears, and my heart sunk.’ Should he have let this go on? Not of course!

He Could Not Believe It

He Could Not Believe It

What Happened Back There

On Snapchat, he took a video of the older man. This guy, a mid-50s prob, tells his wife that he’s sitting next to a smelly fatty man and is about to vomit. I was watching her read his email, and it looks sad now he said. He wondered if he’d be ready to approach him instantly and asked, “Can I just say something before landing?” He realized, though, that it was not a great idea to let her go through it for the rest of the flight.

What Happened Back There

What Happened Back There

Not A Fan Of Discrimination

As he talked to local news outlets, Chase clarified that he hated prejudice. He decided to intervene after seeing what the older man was doing. In the end, he knew he could not wait until the end of the flight. Before he did something else, he told a flight attendant of his intention. After this, he eventually approached the rude passenger.

Not A Fan Of Discrimination

Not A Fan Of Discrimination

Dealing With Him

He said he went up to the fat-shamer, according to Chase, and insisted on exchanging seats there and there. The older man was confused at first. On the presumption that Chase was offering him a better seat, he asked why. As a good thing, Chase was quick to set the record straight. He wanted to make sure that the older man would be put to shame by his actions, which is why he said this…

Dealing With Him

Dealing With Him

Trying To Negotiate

“Because you’re a heartless person, I read your text, and the girl next to you crying also read your text. And you should take into consideration other people’s feelings.” This instantly made the older man stop talking! The older, rude guy, with his mouth wide open, stood there in disbelief, and Chase took his seat next to Savannah before even responding.

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Trying To Negotiate

Talking To Him

Savannah shared, “He told me not to let that guy get to me and that everything was going to be okay, he said he just happened to see text messages from that guy, and he began to shake, he was so furious, and he knew he had to do something.” He interrupted the flight attendant, asking her what he was going to do.

Talking To Him

Talking To Him

He Was A Hero

The Facebook post went on to receive more than 1,300 shares and 7,000 comments. They sent him messages of thanks when the netizens saw Chase. The employee felt so proud” of him for what he did, Dierks Whiskey Row told Facebook. “Thanks to everyone who told us about this story,” the restaurant said The core of our entire team has warmed up.” How did Savannah feel about the whole ordeal? Did anything change for her?

 

He Was A Hero

He Was A Hero

She Forgave The Man

During an interview, Savannah shared, “I want to add that I forgive him; I’ve said a lot of stuff in my life that I shouldn’t have, just like anyone else.” I would not be any different if I despised him, and it is important to react with love. Love alone brings about a shift in the world.’

She Forgave The Man

She Forgave The Man

Complete Stranger

Apart from that, Savannah said that she and Chase did not speak to the man after that. The truth was, she didn’t know who he was, either. She said And I don’t want to remember, either. My intention was for it to be about Chase and how we can all be courageous like he was and stand up for others. I don’t want this story to be about him.

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Complete Stranger

Raising Awareness

The credit goes to Chase, who acted out of the kindness in his heart. For people who go through body-shaming, Savannah has also been able to increase understanding. We are glad that individuals have become more aware of this issue. After all there’s no excuse for such rude behavior. It was a good thing that Chase was standing up for her even though she was a stranger.

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

The Unpleasant Surprise

As we’ve said before, flying is usually somewhat stressful if we’re being honest. No matter how many times you do it, it can still make anyone nervous. This woman had flown so many times before this happened and this was the first and only time she had ever been treated this way while on a flight. When she had made it to her gate, she was so ready to go home at last. However, there was a turn of events she never saw coming. She was denied her flight and forcibly taken off the plane. Why would that happen? It turned out to be something very specific. She didn’t even know what she did was wrong, let alone offensive. She would have never done anything like that on purpose, but it still happened. She was taken off the flight because of her clothing.

The Unpleasant Surprise

The Unpleasant Surprise

Taking A Holiday

At age 31, Harriet Osborne had gotten a much-deserved vacation in Southern Spain. She and her friends had been looking forward to the trips for months in advance. They couldn’t wait to be able to get some sun and relax outside in the fresh air. Harriet made sure she was able to take some time out of her very busy life so she could have some time to unwind and focus on herself. After all, we all need a break sometimes.

Taking A Holiday

Taking A Holiday

Break From Reality

Harriet lived and worked in England. She was a makeup artist and also a mother. This vacation was planned so she could have a little break from the stress of balancing work and raising kids all at the same time. It was such a perfect opportunity to get some sun and rejuvenate while also getting the chance to clear her mind from her everyday stresses. She was dreaming of lounging on the beach for so long, it was amazing it was finally happening.

Break From Reality

Break From Reality

Vacation Attire

Harriet had said that she never wore clothing that was too revealing back home. Especially when she was around her children. However, she felt okay with dressing more freely and liberally while she was on vacation. She couldn’t help but feel more spontaneous. It’s only natural to feel like you could let your guard down a little when you’re somewhere new. Even more so when you’re on vacation.

Vacation Attire

Vacation Attire

Letting Loose

The whole time she spent on vacation, she felt so free. She wore nothing other than a bikini when she walked along the beautiful beaches. She didn’t worry about being judged at all. It was a brand-new feeling to her. Little did she know that by the end of the trip, things would take a turn. She had no idea she would end up being in tears. While she was there, she didn’t have a single care in the world.

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Letting Loose

Homesick

Her vacation was absolutely amazing and even better than she could have imagined. All the same, when the time came to go home, she felt ready for it. She was away from her family for a long time and missed them dearly. She couldn’t wait to see her kids as soon as possible now that she was feeling refreshed. Harriet wanted to go back home to England. She had her fun, and it was time to go back to reality.

Homesick

Homesick

A Breather

Harriet loved the time she had on vacation. She was able to get a little sense of freedom somewhere far away from home. She took in all the beautiful sights and beaches in Spain. On top of all that, she got to work on her tan a little and soak up some sun. It was the perfect getaway she so desperately needed. From a hectic day-to-day routine at home to a relaxing beach vacation in Spain, Harriet couldn’t have asked for anything better.

A Breather

A Breather

Sea And Sun

A lot of British tourists like to go visit Costa del Sol. It translates to ‘coat of the sun’ and it includes a few towns as well as the City of Malaga. The beach is located in Southern Spain, and it’s easy to see what people are attracted to. The tropical-like paradise truly does live up to its beautiful name. Not to mention, the location isn’t all too far for the British mother to get to, making it the perfect vacation destination for her.

Sea And Sun

Sea And Sun

Something Missing

It’s been a very long time since Harriet had gotten the chance to relax at the beach together with her best friends. All the same, she felt like something was missing the entire time she was there. What could it have possibly been? She was having the time of her life on vacation with all her friends. They were hanging out on the beach, spending time in the sun, and relaxing from morning to night.

Something Missing

Something Missing

Far From Home

The vacation spot the group had chosen was perfect as it was pretty much the opposite of England. Since the seasons are opposite in the two locations, Harriet was able to get away from the harsh British winter and instead spent time in the hot sun on the beach. She loved being able to lie underneath the bright blue skies on the white sand. She definitely wouldn’t have been able to do the same had she been back home in the UK.

Far From Home

Far From Home

Their Last Day

Harriet knew their epic vacation would come to an end and they would have to go home to the UK soon enough. She had packed up all her bags and was so excited to finally reunite with her sweet kids. Before she left, however, she decided she would go shopping one last time. She might just find something nice that she had missed the other times she went. After all, this was her last chance before going back home.

Their Last Day

Their Last Day

Pampering Herself

Harriet and her friends went out and caught a cab. They headed to Av. De Andalucia – that was where all the best high-end fashion shops were. They were all so blown away by the wide selection of amazing stores that they weren’t sure where to begin. Harriet had no idea that her day would end up being one of the worst ones of her entire life. At that moment, she couldn’t be happier if she tried.

Pamering Herself

Pampering Herself

Her First Mistake

The happy group of friends went into El Corte Ingles. That’s where Harriet caught sight of a beautiful shirt that was on display. While the top was sheer and lacy, she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw its price. Could that really be the amount the black blouse cost? Harriet paused, standing by the gorgeous blouse. She was thinking things through for a moment. Would she buy the shirt?

Her First Mistake

Her First Mistake

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