Boy aged 13 comes out as gay to his best friend – and his reaction might surprise you

The heartwarming exchange has become an internet sensation after being posted on Twitter by the teenager’s older sister

13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text

Strong bond: The text exchange between the two boys has gone viral

This teenage boy must have been fraught with worry about the terrifying prospect coming out as gay to his straight best friend.

But, much to his surprise and relief, his revelation was met with sincere acceptance and support.

The 13-year-old was soon put at ease when his straight best friend told him he was “awesome no matter what” after admitting he was gay.

Now, since being posted on social media by his older sister, the touching conversation has warmed the hearts of thousands.

Twitter user @paleveil, thought to be from the UK, shared the screenshots, which have been retweeted and favourited tens of thousands of times.

Twitter / @paleveil13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text
13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text

She wrote: “This convo between my brother and his best friend just warms my heart so much. And they’re only 13”.

The Twitter user, who has more than 14.9 thousand followers, added: “I’m actually really proud of my brother and this never happens lol”.

According to BuzzFeed, she didn’t include his name for privacy reasons but she did ask his permission before tweeting it.

It was met by an array of heartwarming messages.

Twitter / @paleveil13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text
13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text

One user, @lajfles, said: “You just gave me a reason to live #friendshipgoals”.

Another, @dreamylester, added: “Ayy I have so much respect for both of them, the world needs more people like your bro”.

His sister said she had been shocked by the response online as the messages went viral.

The texts read: “I need to tell you something I’m really upset”

“Whatsup bro? Do you want me to call?”

Twitter / @paleveil13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text
13-year-old boy comes out to his best mate over text

“No don’t my parents are in the room right now it’s really personal”

“What is it”

“I’m only telling this to you so please don’t tell anyone else. I trust you bro. it’s that I feel different? I don’t know how to put it but it’s bad different…

“I don’t feel the same way other boys feel about girls it’s not normal right? 🙁 I don’t know.

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“And bro I don’t want you to not be my friend anymore because……I feel the same how how boys feel about girls…but to boys. Im so weird it feels weird and bad.

“I like boys. this is so embarrassing for me to say but that’s my secret and I was so scared of telling because your my best friend bro and I don’t want you think im weird and just leave or anything”

“Bro we have been friends for three years and I’m glad you told me this. Who the f*** cares what people are going to say?

“You’re awesome no matter what bro and im happy that your my best friend. Don’t be ashamed theres nothing to be embarrassed about.

“As a bro im gonna stick by you. Aint nothing wrong with being gay my friend.”

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