On February 16th, a commuter on the New York City subway fired back against the homophobic rantings of a subway "preacher."
"Michael Jackson died because he was gay," the preacher shouted, pacing in the car madly and spewing anti-gay sentiments.
And while most passengers choose to ignore strangers' rants on public transit, one man stood up to him, matching the man in volume and passion.
"I'm a man," the bold passenger shouted. "And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man and Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me!"
Just then, his fellow passengers burst into applause.
"His fellow commuters couldn't help but applaud. Because he's the hero Gotham deserves and the one it needs right now," Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman writes.