In case you missed it, conservative pundit Ann Coulter unleashed this sleazy tweet on the world during the latest Presidential debate:

I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 23, 2012

Obviously the “retard” she was referring to was President Obama. As usual, Coulter’s comments brought on a firestorm of controversy because, let’s face it, she’s one of the worst human beings on the planet. But no response to Coulter’s immature and insensitive tweet has been met with more applause than that of John Franklin Stephens, a 30-year-old man who suffers from Down syndrome.

In an open letter posted on the Special Olympics blog, Stephens wrote a heartfelt response that shows the type of understanding and compassion that people like Coulter should be displaying at all times. Check out an excerpt here:

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.

No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.

Do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the letter. It’s not often that people on the Internet are this logical and inspirational, and any time someone can put Coulter in her place is always welcome here.

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[Special Olympics Blog via Digital Spy]