Lapeer Family’s Amazing Response to Nazi Graffiti On Their Front Door [PHOTOS]
If someone painted a swastika on my door -- I'd be infuriated. However, this Lapeer woman took the high road when local Nazis came a-callin', and decided to fight hate with love.
When Erin Zettle of Lapeer discovered that someone had spray painted a swastika -- the notorious Nazi symbol used to promote hatred and racial division -- on her door, her reaction was understandable. "There was fear and rage and disbelief," Zettle said in a Facebook post Tuesday. "While I wondered who could have done it and do they know me and was it religious or political or just nasty? And I cried, and cried."
This type of violation of your home is terrifying, and Zettle was right to be upset. Even though this isn't the first time Lapeer made headlines with divisive racial issues that don't really concern them -- click here see their 2015 support rally for the confederate flag -- it's still shocking that people go to these lengths to promote unprovoked messages of hate.
Instead of doing what most of us would've done, Zettle decided to fight hatred with Harry Potter. Yes, you read that right. "I decided that some random idiot was not going to make me paint my door and I wanted to answer back," Zettle explained of her decision to not paint over the graffiti. "There is enough really awful hate talk in the world," she continued, "And maybe not enough Dumbledore." So instead of simply repainting the door, she shared this message:
"Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ~ Dumbledore"
Way to go, Erin. Keep fighting the good fight and don't let the haters get you down.