A grandfather has received a cruel note from his neighbor, ridiculing his house decorations and calling them ‘excessive’.
An image of the letter sent to the Texan man’s home was posted by his granddaughter to Twitter with the caption:
“Someone REALLY sent this to my grandpa…… my man is just tryna [sic] decorate his house.”
The letter begins by claiming a husband and wife, who live near the man’s house, regularly walk around their neighborhood to exercise.
Whenever they pass the grandfather’s house, they notice he has put up “yet another new decoration or ornament in front of your house.”
“Oh my God — Enough already,” the letter reads. “All the people that we know in our neighborhood have commented on the EXCESSIVE decorations in front of your house.”
The letter signed off by “the decent, middle-class people with class of Thunderbird Hills subdivision”, proceeds to call the man’s home the “laughing joke” of the neighborhood.
They even go as far as to say some of their friends “purposely” drive in front of the grandfather’s house “just to see how RIDICULOUS” the decorations are.
“Needless to say, they all laugh,” the neighbor cruelly remarks.
The letter has been scrutinized for its use of racist remarks, as it claims the “decorations are in ‘bad taste'” and only goes to prove to everyone that a “low class Mexican family’ lives there, or some Gypsy family.”
“Apparently you people must have come here to our neighborhood from the deep West side or the deep South side where all the poor people with no class live,” the neighbor added. “Believe me when I tell you that your house is an EMBARRASSMENT to the neighborhood.”
The heartless neighbor finishes the note by recommending that the grandfather “start looking at other houses around here and then take a look at your own house.”
“And then come to realize how ridiculous and embarrassing your excessive house decorations look to the rest of us.”
The Thunderbird Hills Neighborhood Association Facebook page, where the grandfather is from, quickly jumped to his defense, claiming the letter was in “no way reflective” of how people in the residential area should treat each other.
“We encourage residents to treat each other with civility and understanding and to handle disputes in a mature, respectful manner,” they wrote.
Since an image of the letter was posted to Twitter, the post has received over 237,000 likes, 39,800 retweets and over 5,000 comments, with users widely supporting the grandfather.
Many even encouraged him to “double” his decorations.
“Please tell your grandpa to keep decorating and that the people of Twitter support him,” wrote one user. “It’s so funny they actually thought their opinion was worth anything,” wrote another, adding “BTW I saw the pic of his house and it looks great!! You can tell he loves his house and takes great pride in it!!”
A third commented:
“This is outrageous!! Please show your tweet to your grandpa and show him how many people support him. Let him know that these are just cruel people. We love and support his clearly awesome house!”
Eventually images of the man’s home surfaced, and social media users all agreed he should “keep decorating”.
omg house reveal 🙊 sorry the pics aren’t the best he lives 2 hours away so i couldn’t take them and he isn’t the best with technology LOL pic.twitter.com/mRdfSy2F2j
— e (@goIdenstef) September 14, 2020
Hi, hello, please tell your grandpa to decorate more
— Bunny 💜🌙 (@sad_bunny58) September 14, 2020