Have some judgmental neighbors? They might not seem so bad after reading this story.
Mike and Kelly Brüning, from San Diego, CA, are feeling shell-shocked after receiving an anonymous letter from a neighbor shaming them for the size of their house. According to San Diego's , the couple, who have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, have been living in their two-bedroom condo, not far from the beach, for almost nine years.
In the scathing letter, the neighbor called the parents out for being too "selfish" to get a big enough home with a yard for their kids. (We are not making this up.) "Because you like the beach, your boys are trapped in a tiny, one bedroom upstairs apartment," the message read. The rude neighbor then closed out the nasty letter by saying "SHAME ON YOU."
The appalled parents posted the letter in full on Facebook, where it quickly struck a chord.
As the note went viral, commenters came to Mike and Kelly's defense. "That is ridiculous. You two rock at parenting and your awesome boys show for it!," wrote one person.
Facebook users were also quick to call out the neighbor for using the area's zip code in place of his or her name. "Cowards ... not even a return address. Just like most to stick their nose where it doesn't belong," a commenter posted. (Also, who uses a Santa stamp to send a mean-spirited letter? We know who's going to be on Santa's Naughty List this year.)
Thanks to the hundreds of supportive messages, the parents seem to be feeling better about the whole situation. In a Facebook update, Mike and Kelly posted: "You sure know how to make us feel loved."
Hang in there, Mike and Kelly! The next time someone feels the need to make a comment on your "tiny" house, remember this: Living close to a beach is 10x better than any backyard!