Biker and father Luc Perreault is a motorcycle-riding, tattoo-sporting, beer-drinking man. Even he admits he looks like he’s the type of guy who would “eat your soul if you stare at me wrong.” But don’t judge a book by its cover.In July 2013, Luc was test-driving his mom’s motorcycle when he decided to take a quick break. He pulled into the parking lot of a Tim Horton’s restaurant in Canada. Since Luc tends to stand out in a crowd, he caught the attention of a curious little girl standing nearby with her mother.
Instead of being scared or intimidated by the big, burley man, this little girl simply wanted to say hello. The girl smiled at Luc and said hi. “Hello,” he replied. It was a short and sweet exchange.
Biker and father Luc Perreault wrote the following open letter on his Facebook page. It quickly went viral for all the right reasons.
“Yes I am a big 280 lbs. guy with motorcycles and full of tattoos. I am a welder, I am loud, I drink beer, I swear, and I look like I would eat your soul if you stare at me wrong.”
“What you don’t know is that I have been happily married for 11 years, my kids call me daddy, I am a college graduate…“My mother is proud of me and tells everyone how lucky she is to have such a wonderful son, my nieces and nephews are always happy to see there m’noncl Luc…
“When my daughter broke her arm, I cried more than she did.”
“I read books, I help people, I go out of my way to thank war veterans and I even cried at Armageddon…”
“So next time I smile and say hi to your little girl and you grab her and tell her, ‘No no dear, we don’t talk to dirty bikers…’”
“Remember that even tho you hurt my feelings, this ‘dirty biker’ would be the first person to run into your burning house to save your little girls goldfish so she wouldn’t be sad!