(Mirror Daily, United States) – A Kroger bathroom sign goes viral after the Georgia store displayed an explanation for its decision to implement a unisex bathroom. Most of the people who commented on the post supported the store’s decision and admired its initiative.
A retail food chain that offers a wide variety of services including food, gifts, pharmacy, and savings recently received a lot of attention due to a sign it posted on its unisex bathroom door.
Judging by the phrasing, it’s possible that the managers were assaulted with tons of questions or complaints about the unisex bathroom, so they decided to post a public explanation. The A4 paper taped to the bathroom door read:
“We have a unisex bathroom because sometimes gender specific toilets put others into uncomfortable situations. And since we have a lot of our friends coming to see us, we want to provide a place for our friends who are:
- Dads with daughters
- Moms with sons
- Parents with disabled children
- Those in the LGBTQ
- Adults with aging parents who may be mentally or physically disabled
Thank you for helping us to provide a safe environment for everyone!”
Tonya Owens, a customer at Kroeger, saw the sign and posted a picture of her Facebook account. The caption read “Nice job Kroeger. This is from a Kroger in Athens, Ga.”
Surely enough, the post went viral. It was shared more than 88,000 times on Facebook; it gathered over 2,400 comments and 58,800 likes.
People on Twitter had the same positive reaction when the photo was shared on the social media platform. Even the official Twitter account of the retail store was flooded with overnight followers and positive reviews.
As the Kroger bathroom sign goes viral, Georgia is starting to regain popularity among the LGBTQ community and its supporters.
Recently, a legislation was submitted that would legalize discrimination against the aforementioned community. But when news of the bill was spread, Georgia officials were flooded with complaints and promises from important organizations.
For example, both NFL and Disney promised Georgia state officials that they will never conduct any sort of activity in the state if the bill is passed.
Nathaniel Deal, the governor of Georgia, vetoed the legislation after it reached him because he, too, considered it outrageous.
Upon vetoing the bill, Deal declared that Georgia is a state that supports everybody. And judging by how fast the bathroom post went viral and how many positive reviews it got, it seems that Georgia is not the discriminatory state people were led to believe.
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