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Mom buys coffee for women behind her in line despite insulting comments about her looks

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GRATIOT, Mich. -- A mother is getting a lot of support online for how she handled an upsetting situation.

Dianne Hoffmeyer was at a coffee shop with her daughter, when she overheard women saying negative things about her weight.

She told WXYZ she recalled them saying, "Oh look at her hair, it's nasty looking and the roots are coming through," and "Oh she's a whale, oh the whale needs to eat."

Instead of losing her temper, Hoffmeyer decided to pay it forward and buy the women coffee from Tim Horton's.

Hoffmeyer recently lost 177 pounds, and had been feeling proud of herself.

She said she paid for the coffee, because she wants her children to know there are good people in the world.

Should she encounter the women again, or should they read this, Hoffmeyer said, "I'd like to buy them another cup of coffee, and talk to them. And explain to them how it made me feel."