People love this agony aunt’s reply to a homophobic couple who asked for her advice

Dear Abby is a long-running agony aunt column in the US to which people turn to for advice and, just occasionally, in the hope it will justify their shitty behaviour.

Which brings us to someone who signed themselves as ‘unhappy in Tampa’ who wrote to the column after their behaviour found themselves shunned by their neighbours and branded bigots.

This is why.

Now ordinarily we wouldn’t bother you with these people but Abby’s reply – we like to think it’s Abby who replies to each and every letter in person – is just perfect.

The column went viral after it was shared by someone called generic_bitch on Reddit, and here are some of the things people were saying about it.