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She Posts A Smiling Photo With Her Boyfriend Online. Then Bullies Tell Her To Dump The ‘Fatty’

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

21-year-old Ashley and her boyfriend Christopher not only share a deep connection, but also a playful sense of humor.

Ashley caught the bouquet at a recent wedding, so she and Christopher thought it would be fun to take a goofy picture. ”

She caught the bouquet… And I’m in trouble,” Christopher jokes in the caption, with a look of shock on his face.

The photo was posted online and quickly went viral on Reddit — but for all the wrong reasons. The comments were downright despicable.

The Georgia couple of two and a half years have been met with thousands of internet bullies and their hateful comments, saying things like, “That fatty should be jumping up and down that this girl is even with him let alone him possibly getting that much closer to marrying her.”

In the face of such cruelty, it’s Ashley and Christopher’s reaction to the unexpected spotlight that’s leaving the biggest mark…

Facebook / Ashley Stevens

Georgia resident Ashley Stevens posted a goofy picture with her boyfriend, Christopher. She caught the bouquet at a wedding, and thought it would be fun to joke around.

The photo made it onto Reddit, where the happy couple was met with thousands of internet bullies who mocked Christopher and his weight.

Facebook / Ashley Stevens

The couple decided to take the high road, defending their love and proving that inner beauty is more powerful than physical appearance.

Ashley was particularly vocal about this experience, and how it made her relationship with Christopher even stronger.

Facebook / Ashley Stevens

“Well let me just tell you, I won the jackpot with Christopher,” she wrote on Facebook.

“He may not have rock hard abs like the world tells girls to want in a guy, but really, why does that even matter when you are trying to really find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with?”

Facebook / Ashley Stevens

“He is so thoughtful and patient. He always shows me how he loves me in little ways. He is my best friend. I love him for who he is and he loves me for who I am.

Understanding, loving and hilarious, which is so rare to find these days!!”

Facebook / Ashley Stevens

“Since I was young, (like many other little girls) I dreamed about who I would end up with. Once I gave my life to Christ and saw examples of Godly marriages and relationships, I wanted that. God saw the desires of my heart and gave me Christopher. He brings me closer to God through prayer, and his love.

I know God will use us both for awesome things because we make a great team!”

Christopher laughed off the negativity.

“Honestly, I’ve always been a big guy the majority of my life and so of course I had the comments and the cruel jokes growing up, so I kind of got used to it. I know who I am and I really don’t care what people have to say about me because I’m confident,” he told ABC News.

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